The Fabulous Fifties: Those Wonderful Years
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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.Read more ›
In addition, there are some standard favorites such as Nat King Cole, Pat Boone, Dean Martin, and the Four Lads.
There is something for everyone, rock, pop, or country.
I will say the collection is missing Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, and Elvis, as well as the Do-Wop genre. So if you are looking for a complete compiliation, this is not it, but it is pretty darn close.
For pure volume of tracks, I give this five stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Boring long songs, not what I expected, I love the fifties, but... what happened?
Nothing happy or moving. I did not enjoy this music.
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.Published on January 15, 2014 by Earle Williams
Just exactly as I remember it, and still I understand the words, Music is supposed to be entertaining not deafeningPublished on September 24, 2013 by Nicky Whelan