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The Five Pennies [Soundtrack]

Louis Armstrong, Danny KayeAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Main TitleLeith Stevens 2:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Five PenniesDanny Kaye 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. After You've GoneLouis Armstrong 1:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come HomeLouis Armstrong 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Indiana Radio MontageDanny Kaye 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Back Home In IndianaRed Nichols 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Good Night, Sleep TightEileen Wilson 1:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Lullaby In RagtimeVarious artists 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Battle Hymn Of The RepublicRed Nichols 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Five Pennies SaintsDanny Kaye 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. College MontageDanny Kaye 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Good Night, Sleep Tight MedleyDanny Kaye 3:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Just The BluesLouis Armstrong 1:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Carnival Of VeniceDanny Kaye0:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. The Music Goes 'Round And 'RoundDanny Kaye 1:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Wail Of The WindsRed Nichols0:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Jingle BellsDanny Kaye 1:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. The Five Pennies FinaleEileen Wilson 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 24, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: August 1959
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B0001DMVY4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,445 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The long-awaited soundtrack to one of the all-time great music movies: the heartwarming-and hilarious-1959 portrait of legendary bandleader Red Nichols and his band the Five Pennies. Satchmo and Danny steal the show with the Good Night, Sleep Tight medley , and more!

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY! March 24, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It took forever for this soundtrack to come out on CD. WHY? It's one of the best around, EVER. Next to Beethoven's 9th, The Five Penny Saints is one of the BEST things ever written. Just my humble opinion... DON'T miss it! Now, if we could just the rest of Danny's movies out on DVD, we'd be set!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My cd collection is now complete! March 3, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It's here, it's here! I was in the record store, browsing...had earphones on and ....there it was right in front of me the holy grail of cd's - the five pennies soundtrack! I almost did not go to the movie I went to see so I could listen to it..but I waited and did and it is as wonderful as when I heard it on vinyl. Get this, hear Louis Armstrong at his best, some great Dixieland Jazz...enjoy!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS. October 16, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Warning --under no circumstances buy this new reissue of this classic gorgeous soundtrack. The one which has just come out with "original recording" is the one I am talking about on Hallmark. Dont buy it. Its improperly recorded on a very cheap label. This is not the proper soundtrack that came out with notes and perfectly remixed about five or six years ago on CD, this is a bargain basement version and its AWFUL. I would send it back and ask for my money back from Amazon except for the cheap cost its not worth it. Anyone who knows this soundtrack and listens to it will know what I mean. It is 3 MINUTES LONGER than the original CD release for good reason, all the tracks have been slightly slowed down.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????? I have never come across anything like this before. Danny Kaye sounds totally different. Also the music all sounds slightly off pitch as a result. If Amazon is concerned and serious about their customers or what they sell, they will take it off the market immediately. Go for the original recording, it should not even be on this page with the letters from customers as they are all based on the earlier version. Believe me, DO NOT BUY IT
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please release Five pennies film soundtrack October 17, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have a worn annd scratched copy of LP of Five Pennies
I need this in my car to save my sanity. Sleepy time is Nigh...
Best Album I have ever heard.
Signed by a Session Bass Player
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a Classic February 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I don't know how many times I saw this movie growing up..it was probably my first exposure to jazz...louis is great, and frankly so is danny kaye....the five pennies and red nichols are superb...this is very upbeat jazz....I have anticipated it's release for some time now and I'm not disappointed.....a lot of great horn all around
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD! February 6, 2005
Format:Audio CD
It's great this wonderful music has been released on CD. The music was all arranged by Red's arrangers of the 40's & 50's - clarinetist Heinie Beau and pianist Bobby Hammack. And the great Alexander Courage (of Star Trek Theme fame) wrote the opening "Main Title" track. This is one of the best musical movies of all-time. I'm one of the top 3 Nichols' collectors in the world. I own most of the music from the movie & perform it with my band in the Midwest. It's such "happy music" as Red himself described it, and Louis Armstrong & Danny Kaye have never sounded better!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Five Pennies March 3, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Thank you Decca Records for the CD release of this great soundtrack. I have been waiting for 20 years,the record has been unavailable for years. I Give this CD 5 stars plus, if you are in to 1930'jazz this record is for you. Danny Kaye and Louis Armstrong are great the music is well recorded [1959]. I Hope a DVD is issued in the near future.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Kaye Rules! October 30, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I hope this is released on CD. Danny Kaye is a lost talent. I just bought the CD for Hans Christian Anderson/Court Jester and have worn it out... it would be great to purchase this one as well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great clasic-my husband's favorite
Published 15 days ago by melissa miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it - great musin
I bought this as a present for my dad and I liked it so much that I bought one for myself too!
Published 1 month ago by beatriz oyanedel
3.0 out of 5 stars Danny, NO!!
arg. I was hoping for an ALL LOUIS version of this, since I couldn't find one of the TREME BRASS BAND version. Read more
Published 8 months ago by L. A. Glomb
5.0 out of 5 stars still enjoy..
after seeing the movie when it first came out, it was one of my favourite movies of all time.

when in the R.A.A.F. I came across the soundtrack on vynal. Read more
Published 11 months ago by ted
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic and Jazz
It was nice hearing those two great entertainers and musicians work together. It is a nice addition to a record collection.
Published 13 months ago by Johnny Write
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
I love the movie and have been looking for the soundtrack for a while. Great Jazz and big band music.
Published 16 months ago by Nathan O'Shea
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Little Pennies
I first saw this movie as a little girl and fell in love with it. Forty years later and I still love watching it and get teary at exactly the same moments as when I was little. Read more
Published on July 1, 2011 by buttons100bunny
5.0 out of 5 stars five pennies dvd
loved it when i was 11, love it now.watched again with a box of tissues. it was great. when i listened to the cd, i had to see the movie once again.
Published on March 15, 2010 by Sue Glendening
5.0 out of 5 stars The Five Pennies
A remakeble adventure to listen to this record again. I've not heard a sigle track of it since I was 10 years old, and that is 50 years ago. Read more
Published on September 24, 2009 by Hans Ragnarsson
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Memories
Wonderful memories from a Great old Danny Kaye movie. The music is excellant and timeless for one who enjoys the sounds of the "Big Bands" and the legandary Louie Armstrong ! Read more
Published on January 21, 2009 by Jdhawke
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