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The Fabulous Fifties: Those Wonderful Years

Fabulous 50's Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 3, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • ASIN: B00005AQIP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,460 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Venus - Frankie Avalon
2. Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing - The Four Aces
3. Banana Boat (Day-O) - Harry Belafonte
4. Love Letters In The Sand - Pat Boone
5. A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation) - Marty Robbins
6. Unchained Melody - Al Hibbler
7. Tammy - Debbie Reynolds
8. Don't You Know - Della Reese
9. My Happiness - Connie Francis
10. It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards
11. Hearts Of Stone - The Fontane Sisters
12. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
13. Catch A Falling Star - Perry Como
14. Chances Are - Johnny Mathis
15. Sugartime - The McGuire Sisters

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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Terrific CD from the 50s February 13, 2005
This is a strong collection of 15 songs from the 50s, and worth the purchase price. It is one of the Time Life CDs, so you know the quality is first class and the insert contains some information about each song. Note this is not a collection of rock 'n roll songs, more the kind of song your parents listened to on the kitchen or car radio while you were an innocent kid. I'd give it 5 stars but it has 15 songs and Time Life could have been more generous--say giving us 20 songs. This is my kind of music, maybe it's yours too.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fine album of charming nostalgia March 11, 2008
The Fabulous Fifties: Those Wonderful Years has fifteen great tunes from the `50s that made the airwaves sizzle back in the day! These tunes will be sure to bring back fond memories for the people who first heard them on the radio; the sound quality is really very good and I like the artwork, too.

Frankie Avalon kicks things off with his huge hit "Venus." Frankie sings of his one true love as he sings to Venus, the Greek goddess. Frankie sounds great on this number and he never misses a beat! I'm very impressed; I always liked this tune. "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" gets a fine interpretation from The Four Aces; they sing this with sensitivity and panache every step of the way. How they harmonize, too! Awesome!

Pat Boone scores a hit with his "Love Letters In The Sand;" this was probably one of Pat's very biggest hits and he sings this like the champ he always was! The brass enhances the musical arrangement and the electric guitar works well, too. We also get "A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)" by Marty Robbins; he sings this with a lot of style and the backup chorus supports Marty well. The guitars and drums bolster the melody and together it all holds its own very well.

Della Reese has one of my favorite `50s tunes even when she sings "Don't You Know." Della's voice has operatic qualities that clearly come out on this number; and she sings this so well I could never tire of hearing this ballad. I find "Don't You Know" to be stunningly beautiful.

Connie Francis sounds perfect on "My Happiness;" and Tommy Edwards delivers "It's All In The Game" so well he bats this straight out of the ballpark! Tommy's excellent ability to impart every subtle nuance of the romantic lyrics makes his performance very strong and moving as well.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as advertised..... August 27, 2012
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The track list on Amazon is not the same as the tracklist on the cd received. The cover is exactly the same, but the songs are not. Sadly I bought this as a gift for someone who especially wanted one song which, while shown on the website track list, was not on the cd. :(
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 11, 2014
By Cait
My mom loved this CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 10, 2014
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Great album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ya Gotta Be Old January 15, 2014
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Another super collection of 50s music which my wife and I remember and cherish. If you are into 50s music, you'll really enjoy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My music September 24, 2013
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Just exactly as I remember it, and still I understand the words, Music is supposed to be entertaining not deafening
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Fabulous 50s. February 27, 2012
By E. King
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This set of CDs is wonderful. It has put all of the fabulous songs from the 50s in one group. It is exciting to be able to relive those days of yore. My aerobic water exercise group has started using the set also and I am looking forward to getting some other fabulous CDs.
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