We continue our highly popular and successful America's Greatest Hits series as we work back through the 1950s, now reaching the point at the turn of the decade, this time with an expanded 4-CD edition to sit alongside the existing single CD 1950 edition (ACRCD176) originally released in 2006 before we introduced the 4-CD format in recent years. This great-value 104-track collection comprises every record which charted in the Top 15 of the Billboard Best Sellers and Honor Roll Of Hits and the Top 10 in the Cash Box chart during 1951. It omits certain records which peaked in 1951and which have already appeared in our America's Greatest Hits 1951 collection and some which were big hits in 1949, and had already peaked, so will appear in that collection. As with all these collections it features all the biggest hits of the year and all the biggest names in American pop of that era, at a time when the USA was emerging from post-war austerity into a more optimistic decade but was about to become embroiled in the Korean War, and it very much captures the spirit of the times. It also includes a number of lesser known records which are not heard very often and which have not been readily available on CD. As always, it includes a substantial 15,000-word booklet with a commentary on every track, and it's a must for collectors of our completist chart-based anthologies.
We continue our highly popular and successful America's Greatest Hits series as we work back through the 1950s, now reaching the point at the turn of the decade, this time with an expanded 4-CD edition to sit alongside the existing single CD 1950 edition (ACRCD176) originally released in 2006 before we introduced the 4-CD format in recent years. This great-value 104-track collection comprises every record which charted in the Top 15 of the Billboard Best Sellers and Honor Roll Of Hits and the Top 10 in the Cash Box chart during 1951. It omits certain records which peaked in 1951and which have already appeared in our America's Greatest Hits 1951 collection and some which were big hits in 1949, and had already peaked, so will appear in that collection. As with all these collections it features all the biggest hits of the year and all the biggest names in American pop of that era, at a time when the USA was emerging from post-war austerity into a more optimistic decade but was about to become embroiled in the Korean War, and it very much captures the spirit of the times. It also includes a number of lesser known records which are not heard very often and which have not been readily available on CD. As always, it includes a substantial 15,000-word booklet with a commentary on every track, and it's a must for collectors of our completist chart-based anthologies.
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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 08/07/2020
UPC: 824046714826

America's Greatest Hits 1950 / Various
Artist: Americas Greatest Hits 1950 / Various
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Andrews Sisters - I Can Dream, Can't I'
2. Bing Crosby - Dear Hearts And Gentle People
3. Bing Crosby - Mule Train
4. Dinah Shore - Dear Hearts And Gentle People
5. Dick Haymes - The Old Master Painter
6. Tony Martin - There's No Tomorrow
7. Richard Hayes - The Old Master Painter
8. Jo Stafford ; Gordon MacRae - Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song)
9. Jack Teter Trio - Johnson Rag 1
10. Ames Brothers - Rag Mop 1
11. Buddy Clark - A Dreamer's Holiday 1
12. Red Foley - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy 1
13. Owen Bradley ; His Quintet - Blues Stay Away From Me 1
14. Phil Harris ; His Orchestra - The Old Master Painter 1
15. Tony Martin ; Fran Warren - I Said My Pajamas 1
16. Teresa Brewer - Music! Music! Music! 1
17. Edmundo Ros ; His Orchestra - The Wedding Samba 1
18. Patti Page Quartet - With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming 1
19. Lionel Hampton ; His Orchestra - Rag Mop 2
20. Frankie Laine - Cry Of The Wild Goose 2
21. Jimmy Dorsey - Johnson Rag 2
22. Sammy Kaye Orch. - It Isn't Fair 2
23. Vaughan Monroe - Bamboo 2
24. Guy Lombardo ; His Royal Canadians - Enjoy Yourself 2
25. Bing Crosby - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy 2
26. Dick Todd - Daddy's Little Girl 2
27. Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys - Rag Mop 2
28. Bing Crosby ; The Andrews Sisters - Quicksilver 2
29. Ralph Flanagan - Rag Mop 3
30. Eileen Barton - If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked A Cake 3
31. Ames Brothers - Sentimental Me 3
32. Arthur Godfrey ; The Chordettes - Candy And Cake 3
33. Mary Martin ; Arthur Godfrey - Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep, Go To Sleep 3
34. Anton Karas - "The Third Man" Theme 3
35. Mindy Carson - Candy And Cake 3
36. Mills Brothers - Daddy's Little Girl 3
37. Frankie Laine - Swamp Girl 3
38. Mervin Shiner - Peter Cottontail 3
39. Guy Lombardo ; His Royal Canadians - "The Third Man" Theme 4
40. Gene Autry - Peter Cottontail 4
41. Gordon Jenkins ; His Orch. - My Foolish Heart 4
42. Freddy Martin ; Orch. - Music! Music! Music! 4
43. Bill Snyder ; His Orchestra - Bewitched 4
44. Ray Bolger ; Ethel Merman - Dearie 4
45. Billy Eckstine - My Foolish Heart 4
46. Spike Jones and His City Slickers - Chinese Mule Train 4
47. Perry Como ; the Fontane Sisters - Hoop Dee Doo 4
48. Jo Stafford ; Gordon MacRae - Dearie 4
49. Mindy Carson - My Foolish Heart 5
50. Guy Lombardo ; His Royal Canadians - Dearie 5
51. Russ Morgan ; the Morganaires - Sentimental Me 5
52. Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye with Tony Alamo - Wanderin' 5
53. Gordon Jenkins, His Piano, Orch. ; Chorus with Bonnie Lou Williams - Bewitched 5
54. Andrews Sisters - I Wanna Be Loved 5
55. Hoagy Carmichael ; Cass Daley - The Old Piano Roll Blues 5
56. Sammy Kaye ; the Kaydets - Roses 5
57. Doris Day and The Mellomen - Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered 5
58. Kay Starr - Hoop-Dee-Doo 5
59. Nat "King" Cole - Mona Lisa 6
60. Billy Eckstine - I Wanna Be Loved 6
61. Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra - Count Every Star 6
62. Patti Page - I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine 6
63. Gordon Jenkins Orchestra ; The Weavers - Tzena, Tzena, Tzena 6
64. Larry Green ; His Orchestra - Bewitched 6
65. Kay Starr - Bonaparte's Retreat 6
66. Gordon Jenkins Orchestra ; The Weavers - Goodnight, Irene 6
67. Les Paul - Nola 6
68. Gary Crosby ; Friend - Sam's Song (The Happy Tune) 6
69. Bing Crosby ; Gary Crosby - Play A Simple Melody 7
70. Art Lund - Mona Lisa 7
71. Vic Damone - Tzena, Tzena, Tzena 7
72. Mariners - Sometime 7
73. Mitch Miller ; His Orchestra ; Chorus - Tzena, Tzena, Tzena 7
74. Joe "Fingers" Carr ; The Carr-Hops - Sam's Song 7
75. Ames Brothers - Can Anyone Explain (No, No, No!) 7
76. Victor Young ; His Orchestra and Don Cherry - Mona Lisa 7
77. Frank Sinatra - Goodnight, Irene 7
78. Tony Martin - La Vie En Rose 7
79. Jo Stafford - No Other Love 8
80. Kay Starr ; Tennessee Ernie Ford - I'll Never Be Free 8
81. Richard Hayes ; Kitty Kallen - Our Lady Of Fatima 8
82. Dick Haymes ; Artie Shaw - Count Every Star 8
83. Patti Page - All My Love (Bolero) 8
84. Dean Martin - I'll Always Love You 8
85. Sammy Kaye Orch. withTony Alamo ; The Kaydets - Harbor Lights 8
86. Red Foley - Cincinnati Dancing Pig 8
87. Frankie Laine - Music, Maestro, Please 8
88. Gordon Jenkins ; Artie Shaw - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles 8
89. Perry Como - Patricia 9
90. Don Cherry - Thinking Of You 9
91. Guy Lombardo ; His Royal Canadians - Harbor Lights 9
92. Guy Lombardo ; His Royal Canadians - All My Love 9
93. Nat "King" Cole ; Stan Kenton - Orange Colored Sky 9
94. Paul Weston ; His Orch. With The Norman Luboff Choir - Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) 9
95. Perry Como ; Betty Hutton - A Bushel And A Peck 9
96. Eddie Fisher - Thinking Of You 9
97. Phil Harris - The Thing 9
98. Mills Brothers - Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) 9
99. Kay Starr - Oh Babe 10
100. Margaret Whiting ; Jimmy Wakely - A Bushel And A Peck 10
101. Ray Anthony ; His Orchestra - Harbor Lights 10
102. Bing Crosby - All My Love 10
103. Bing Crosby - Harbor Lights 10
104. Spike Jones and His City Slickers - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

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We continue our highly popular and successful America's Greatest Hits series as we work back through the 1950s, now reaching the point at the turn of the decade, this time with an expanded 4-CD edition to sit alongside the existing single CD 1950 edition (ACRCD176) originally released in 2006 before we introduced the 4-CD format in recent years. This great-value 104-track collection comprises every record which charted in the Top 15 of the Billboard Best Sellers and Honor Roll Of Hits and the Top 10 in the Cash Box chart during 1951. It omits certain records which peaked in 1951and which have already appeared in our America's Greatest Hits 1951 collection and some which were big hits in 1949, and had already peaked, so will appear in that collection. As with all these collections it features all the biggest hits of the year and all the biggest names in American pop of that era, at a time when the USA was emerging from post-war austerity into a more optimistic decade but was about to become embroiled in the Korean War, and it very much captures the spirit of the times. It also includes a number of lesser known records which are not heard very often and which have not been readily available on CD. As always, it includes a substantial 15,000-word booklet with a commentary on every track, and it's a must for collectors of our completist chart-based anthologies.