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Vintage Harmony Male Groups Recordings

Vintage never goes out of fashion. These recordings are a period of history – in many cases, they are from the artists who made these songs so ubiquitous to the vocal music world. We’ve all heard many modern groups sing tunes like “Under the Boardwalk” – but in these vintage recordings, you can hear some of the first groups ever to sing these songs. They don’t make recordings like this anymore. If you enjoy the origins of the modern a cappella world, you’ll love these albums.

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Hi-Lo's : Cherries And Other Delights

Review: The Hi-lo's were formed in April of l953 by bass singer and arranger Gene Puerling. Their tight, close, ringing harmonies are applied to an eclectic variety of music, barbershop, folk, bossa nova etc. etc. All the songs are accompanied by a three piece combo of piano, bass, and drums except for the extremely beautiful "Down By The Sally Gardens." Aside from the title track other well known tunes are "Lazy Afternoon," "Georgia On My Mind," "Fascinatin' Rhythm" and "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby." On less well known tunes they rock, they jazz it up, they visit Hawaii. They are formidable!

Songlist: Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries, My Sugar Is So Refined, April Snow, The Lady in Red, Lulu's Back in Town, Lazy Afternoon, I Could Write A Book, Georgia On My Mind, (Ol') Rockin' Chair, Small Fry, (Back Home Again In) Indiana, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, Down By The Sally Gardens, My Little Grass Shack

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4204c | 1 CD | $10.95 || Men's Vintage CDs

Hi-Lo's : Clap Yo' Hands

Review: Comprising two of their records from the 1950's-1954's "I Presume" and 1958's "In Stereo"-"Clap Yo' Hands" captures the close harmony sound of the Hi-Lo's, who defined the vocal jazz of their era. The playground for the talents of the brilliant arranger Gene Puerling, who went on to form the Singers Unlimited, the Hi-Lo's toured with theJudy Garland show and sang with legends such as Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney. These tracks are orchestrated (by Frank Comstock, who backed the group on many early recordings) and include wonderful standards such as "Summertime," "Long Ago and Far Away," "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It." This is a jubilant recording that is alive with the joy of music. We have it on good authority that "Clap Yo' Hands" includes some of the group's favorite songs.

Songlist: Clap Yo' Hands, Long Ave and Far Away, You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby, Shadow Waltz, Chinatown, My Chinatown, Too Young for the Blues, Summertime, You Took Advantage of Me, Birth of the Blues, Surrey With the Fringe on Top, Put Your Dreams Away, Button Up Your Overcoat, Speak Low, Jeepers Creepers, I Thought About You, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Stars Fell on Alabama, Rockin' Chair

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Hi-Lo's : Happen To Bossa Nova / Happen to Folk Songs

Review: Here, in their full glory, are the first two releases the group recorded on Reprise. This is classic stuff as these vocal masters explore two different musical genres with their usual sophistication and expertise. They use the most difficult form of voice pattern. Unlike many vocal groups, which keeps to intervals of thirds fifths and ninths, The Hi-Lo's apply intricate harmonies, moving tones, and suspended chord intervals using about every altered degree of the solmization scale in their arrangements. There are many gems including the practically a cappella "Black Is The Color of My True Love's Hair" featuring a rare solo exquisitely sung by Clark Burroughs and most of the vocal arrangements are by the man himself, Gene Puerling. The majority of these tracks have not been previously released on CD making this a great addition to all of their fans collection. Includes original LP art work and liner notes.

Songlist: Carnaval, The Gift, Let's Go To Brasil, A New Dream, Gold Brazillian Sun, One Note Samba, The Duck ( O Pato ), Cry Your Sadness, Desafinado, Once Again, Love and The Rose, No More Brasil, Sixteen Tons, Turkey In The Straw, Careless Love, Cotton Fields, Black Is The Color of My True Loves Hair, Ezekiel Daw de Wheel, Yellow Rose of Texas, Michael, Gotta Travel On, Cockles and Mussels, On Top Of Old Smokey

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4479c | 1 CD | $13.95 || Men's Vintage CDs

Hi-Lo's : In Stereo!

Review: A vintage audiophile vocal pop record originally released in 1959, "The Hi-Lo's In Stereo" features the popular 1950's vocal group The Hi-Lo's backed by Frank Comstock and his orchestra. One of the first LPs to introduce the true sound of stereo to the listening public, the classic album is presented here newly remastered.

Songlist: Surry With The Fringe On Top, Birth Of The Blues, You Took Advantage Of Me, Summertime, Too Young For The Blues, Chinatown My Chinatown, Shadow Waltz, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, Long Ago And Far Away, Clap Your Hands

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Hi-Lo's : Listen To The Hi-Lo's!

Review: Here's the recording that started the career of quite possibly the best vocal jazz arranger ever and certainly one of our favorites. In April 1953 24-year-old Gene Puerling and his friend Bob Strasen met Clark Burroughs and Bob Morse within a week of moving to Los Angeles and together formed the Hi-Lo's. Taking their name from the incredible vocal range they covered between them it was also true that, while Puerling and Burroughs were five feet seven and five feet five respectively, Morse and Strasen topped six feet. Recorded for Starlite Records and released in 1954 "Listen to The Hi-Lo's" received rich praise from the critics and led to a series of titles on Starlight which included collaborations with Frank Comstock. Gene Puerling's genius in arranging complex yet pleasing vocal arrangements is apparent from the very first track on this historic recording which is here released for the first time on CD. This import has the original liner notes and the earliest photographs we have seen of the group and shows how young they were when they first found success. This is a collector's title that will gather no dust on your shelf, as you will be listening to it time and time again. Fabulous!

Songlist: June In January, Little White Lies, I Don't Want To Cry Anymore, She's Funny That Way, Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets), Island of Desire, You Brought A New Kind of Love To Me, Fools Rush In, Have You Met Ms. Jones?, Where Are You?, You Can't Hardly Get Them No More

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Hi-Lo's : Love Nest / All Over The Place : 00  1 CD :  : 6694

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My Romance

Hi-Lo's : Love Nest / All Over The Place

Review: A new release from the Hi-Lo's is always a welcome occurrence but especially so on this disc which features two of their finest recordings; the 1959 "Love Nest" and the 1960 "All Over the Place". Accompanied by their long time collaborators The Frank Comstock Orchestra and with vocal arrangements from the incomparable Gene Puerling, this is some of the finest vocal jazz you could have the pleasure of hearing. This recording features many Hi-Lo's gems that have not been available on previously released compilations with such classics as "Fairyland", "Isle of Capri", "April in Fairbanks" and "Island of the West Indies" among others. The Hi-Lo's were at the height of their fame when they recorded these albums and were recent winners of reader's poll in both Downbeat and Playboy and were performing regularly around the country. These sophisticated, bright and swinging arrangements overjoyed both critics and public alike and we feel confident you, as vocal harmony fans, will be equally bowled over.

Songlist: The Love Nest, Dancing on the Ceiling, Yesterdays, Impossible, But Beautiful, In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, The Love Nest, This Heart of Mine, Music For Lovers, My Romance, The Lamp is Low, Wait Till You See Her, Fairyland, All Over the Place, Bali Ha'i, How Are Things In Glocca Morra?, My Little Grass Shack in Kealakeua, Hawaii, Sand in My Shoes, Autumn in New York, April in Fairbanks, Italian Street Song, Massachusetts, Isle of Capri, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Dixie, Island in the West Indies

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Hi-Lo's : Now Hear This / Broadway Playbill

Review: We admit we're unabashed Hi-Lo's devotees, and the love fest continues with this latest re-issue, comprising 1957's "Now Hear This" and 1960's "Broadway Playbill." What's exceptional about this collection - aside from the performances themselves, of course - is that 18 of the 25 tracks aren't presently available anywhere else. For example, the Hi-lo's arrangements of "My Favorite Things" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," from the "Sound Of Music" had been only a memory until now! Yes, they're accompanied (with orchestrations by Frank Comstock and Warren Barker), but the vocals are so prominent that there's no doubt who's in charge here. The many moods of Gene Puerling's often-imitated style run the gamut from sheer joy ("Sunnyside Up") to the purest expression of longing ("There's No You'). The Hi-Lo's capture the essence of emotion that is music.

Songlist: Sunnyside Up, Laura, A Shine on Your Shoes, The Heather on the Hill, There's No You, Camptown Races, Two Ladies in De Shade of De Banana Tree, Little Girl Blue, Brown-Skin Gal in the Calico Gown, My Time is Your Time, A Quiet Girl, My Melancholy Baby, Overture, Everything's Coming Up Roses, Small World, Together Wherever We Go, You'll Never Get Away From Me, Little Lamb, Mr. Goldstone, I Love You, My Favorite Things, The Sound of Music, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Gentleman Jimmy, When Did I Fall In Love, Politics and Poker

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4311c | 1 CD | $13.95 || Men's Vintage CDs

Hi-Lo's : This Time It's Love : 00  1 CD :  : 7552

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Besame Mucho

Hi-Lo's : This Time It's Love

Review: I really don't have to go into who the Hi-Lo's were, or how their sound defined jazz and pop singing from the 1950s on, do I? Good! This CD starts with an lp, originally released on Columbia Records in 1962, "This Time It's Love," of 12 (accompanied by an Orchestra conducted by Clare Fischer) love songs, and then goes on to add 14 bonus tracks, including 3 previously unreleased tracks--a generous helping of classic Hi-Lo's. The title tune, "More Than You Know," "The Second Time Around," "Besame Mucho," "Only Forever," "There's a Small Hotel"--these songs by the Hi-Lo's are listed in the dictionary under "romantic." Why? Because we can understand every word, and, dammit, we believe every word they're singing! The previously unreleased tracks are "The Ever-Changing Plains," "Nobody's Heart" and "Camelot." One song, the lovely "Star Carol" is a cappella. Tremendous value, great music!

Songlist: My Foolish Heart, More Than You Know, The Second Time Around, Besame Mucho, Only Forever, Let Me Love You, Catch A Falling Star, There's A Small Hotel, The Very Thought of You, Tangerine, On the Alamo, Paradise, Autumn Rain, The Ever Changing Plains, A Face in the Crowd, A Very Special Love, Pamela Throws A Party?, When I Remember, Whistlin' Down the Lane, The Star Carol, Nobody's Heart, A Lot of Livin' To Do, Cindy's Prayer, Camelot, The Trolley Song, Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

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Hi-Lo's : Under Glass / I Presume : 00  1 CD :  : 794579

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Molly Malone

Hi-Lo's : Under Glass / I Presume

Review: A spate of Hi-Lo's albums have been recently released on CD, but this may be the most auspicious re-emergence yet: the Hi-lo's first two records, paired up for over an hour's worth of great listening. Though some of the cuts can be found on other recordings, the a cappella "Molly Malone" and "Through The Years" aren't available anywhere else, and the remarkable harmonizations that were Gene Puerling's unique artistry are gloriously displayed in a riot of tonal color. Also, "Georgia On My Mind," and "They Don't Believe Me," from their first 1953 recording session for Trend, are included; the latter was on the previously available "Nice Work If You Can Get It" CD, which has since been discontinued. Anyway, suffice it to say, that among the vocal harmony groups of the 1950's, the Hi-lo's were much imitated, but never duplicated, and their appeal is timeless. Mostly accompanied, with orchestrations by frequent music director Frank Comstock.

Songlist: Summertime, The Birth Of The Blues, Skylark, Through The Years, Shadow Waltz, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Chinatown, My Chinatown, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, In The Blue Of The Evening, Molly Malone, You're the Top, Long Ago And Far Away, Rockin' Chair, Stars Fell On Alabama, Nice Work If You Can Get It, I Thought About You, This Is The Night, Too Young For The Blues, Jeepers Creepers, Put Your Dreams Away, Button Up Your Overcoat, Speak Low, Shoeless Joe From Hannibal Mo, They Didn't Believe Me, Georgia On My Mind

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4792c | 1 CD | $15.98 || Men's Vintage CDs

Ink Spots : 20th Century Masters

Review: Along with the Mills Bros, the Ink Spots were the most popular black vocal group of the 1930's and 40's, though their careers spanned such duration, that groups are still performing under the Ink Spots name. Their trademark style, with a buttery tenor vibrato over spoken interludes by the bass vocalist, and elegant yet understated accompaniment, generated a spate of hits, including their first big chart appearance with "If I Didn't Care" in 1939. Having found their niche, a series of similarly-produced songs, including "The Gypsy," "Java Jive," "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" and "Prisoner of Love," capitalized on the record-buying public's attention. Though there were many subsequent personnel changes, the group sustained both artistic quality and popular success, and no music collection is complete without the Ink Spots.

Songlist: If I Didn't Care, My Prayer, Java Jive, I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You), I'm Making Believe, Into Each Life Some Rain Will Fall, The Gypsy, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Prisoner of Love, To Each His Own

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Ink Spots : Java Jive

Review: Through changing pop styles the popularity of the Ink Spots remained strong. Across the globe, audiences flocked to hear their unique blend and fresh approach to the music. Spotlighted on this CD are some their greats, including "I Love You Truly," "My Wild Irish Rose" and "Shine On Harvest Moon." Not to be forgotten, closing the program is one of their most beloved hits from 1940, "Java Jive." No matter the changes in style, these songs will always be classics.

Songlist: I Love You Truly, Stars Fell On Alabama, My Wild Irish Rose, Just for A Thrill, Shine On Harvest Moon, It's Been A Long, Long Time, When You Were Sweet Sixteen, I've Got the World on a String, Address Unknown, In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree, Blueberry Hill, You Always Hurt the One You Love, In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town, Java Jive

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Ink Spots : More Memories

Review: This CD is basically "The Best of The Ink Spots," part 2. The four Ink Spots recorded for the American Decca label from 1936 to 1951, and during that time made it to the Top 30 Hit Parade Charts with no fewer than 46 titles. Of these, 20 reached the Top 10, 6 of them making it to the number 1 slot, a phenomenal record! Here are 24 more of those hits and lesser-known but interesting titles, three of which, "I Wish I Could Say the Same," "Why Didn't You Tell Me" and "Don't Break A Promise," are re-issued here for the first time. The Spots' distinctive guitar intro, soaring falsetto of Bill Kenny, and "Hoppy" Jones' talking chorus are present on some of these songs, absent on others. "I Cover the Waterfront," "Java Jive," "Stop Pretending," "Slap That Bass," "It Isn't A Dream Anymore," "Please Take A Letter, Miss Brown," "I'll Get By," "You Were Only Fooling" these are romantic, sentimental, the-definition-of-cool, rarely-heard tunes by one of the most influential vocal groups of the 30s, 40s and 50s, and lots of them!

Songlist: Memories of You, Street of Dreams, I Cover the Waterfront, Java Jive, Stop Pretending, It's Funny to Everyone But Me, Information Please, Why Didn't You Tell Me?, I Wish I Could Say the Same, Don't Ever Break A Promise, Slap That Bass, Nothin', It Isn't A Dream Anymore, Keep Away From My Doorstep, The Best Things In Life Are Free, Please Take A Letter, Miss Brown, It's A Sin to Tell A Lie, I'll Get By, I'm Making Believe w. Ella Fitzgerald, You Were Only Fooling, Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart, I Hope to Die If I Told A Lie, Mine, All Mine, My, My, I Wish You the Best of Everything

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Ink Spots : Street of Dreams

Review: Twenty five track compilation brings together greatest hits from the legendary vocal group's early career in the 1930s, and it features their original lineup, incuding the songs "Knock-Kneed Sal," "I'm Beginning To See The Light" & "When The Sun Goes Down"

Songlist: Knock-Kneed Sal, Street Of Dreams, I'm Beginning to See the Light, If I Didn't Care, When The Sun Goes Down, That's The Way It Is, Is It A Sin (My Loving You), We Three, I Hope To Die If I Told A Lie, I Could Make You Care, This Is Worth Fighting For, Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat, Nothin', Memories Of You, Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall, Shout, Brother, Shout, White Christmas, A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening, I'm Making Believe, I Cover The Waterfront, That Cat Is High, I'm Through, I'll Get By, Oh, Red, Maybe It's All For The Best

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Ink Spots : To Each His Own

Review: More classic recordings from these masters of vocal harmony.

Songlist: To Each His Own, Just For A Thrill, Coquette, Address Unknown, Memories Of You, We'll Meet Again, We Three, My Echo, My Shadow and Me, Do I Worry?, Until The Real Thing Comes Along, Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat, It's A Sin To Tell A Lie, I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire, Ev'ry Night About This Time, Street Of Dreams, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Cow Cow Boogie with Ella Fitzgerald, A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening, Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall with Ella Fitzgerald, I'll Get By, I'm Making Believe with Ella Fitzgerald, The Gipsy, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Prisoner of Love, I Cover The Waterfront, You're Breaking My Heart

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4629c | 1 CD | $14.98 || Men's Vintage CDs

Ink Spots : We Four : 00  1 CD :  : 2546

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So Sorry

Ink Spots : We Four

Review: Formed in 1934, the original three Ink Spots were soon heard regularly on the air and had a few recording sessions, but were on the verge of giving up when in 1939 they finally had a hit record with the song "If I Didn't Care." The magic ingredients, the soaring falsetto voice of Bill Kenny and the sonorous tones of "Hoppy" Jones in a laid-back, talking chorus, together with the distinctive guitar intro, introduced a languid and sentimental style and became the hallmark for many hit records. 24 of those hits (we just love the sheer quantity of music and value of these remastered, re-issued "best-of" collections by classic vocal groups) are featured on "The Best Of." "We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)," Maybe," "When The Swallows Come Back to Capistrano," "I Don't Want To Set The World," "Do I Worry," "Prisoner of Love," "The Gypsy," "Puttin' and Takin'," "Whispering Grass," "Ev'ry Night About This Time," "Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat," "When The Sun Goes Down"... these are all very similar in their style, their light guitar and piano accompaniment, sweet, affected vocals, bluesy sentimentality and total coolness!

Songlist: We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me), If I Didn't Care, Maybe, When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire, Address Unkown, Do I Worry?, So Sorry, Prisoner of Love, I'd Climb the Highest Mountain, Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall, The Gipsy, My Prayer, Puttin' and Takin', Whispering Grass, Thoughtless, Ev'ry Night About This Time, To Each His Own, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, I'm Beginning to See the Light, Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat, Until the Real Thing Comes Along, When the Sun Goes Down, Bless You

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Kirby Stone Four : "Go" Sound / The Kirby Stone Touch : 00  1 CD :  : 6649

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Kirby Stone Four : "Go" Sound / The Kirby Stone Touch

Review: In 1959 The Kirby Stone Four developed a unique "feel free" vocal jazz sound, a blend of Jazz, Swing and The Big Beat - a happy sound that became a trend called the "Go" Sound. The group is kind of a cross between the Hi-Lo's and the Four Freshmen, and we get 2 LPs-worth (24 songs) of jazz-band accompanied, bright, fast-moving, 50s jazz-pop. Some of our favorites: "Coffee Time," "The Pussy Foot," "Don't Cry Joe," "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles," "Fake Out Baby," "Volare," "Hambone," "I Love Paris," "Lullaby of Birdland," "Red Shoes" and "Don't Stop," but they're all a kick!

Songlist: The "I Had a Dream" Rock, Coffee Time, S'posin', You're My Thrill, Spring Is Here, The Pussy Foot, You Do Something To Me, Don't Cry Joe, Buck Dance, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, Fake Out Baby, Sweet Nothings, Volare, When The Sun Comes Out, Everything's Coming Up Roses, When Your Lover Has Gone, Hambone, Ti-Pi-Tin, I Love Paris, Lullaby of Birdland, Lasus Trombone, I Love You, Red Shoes, Don't Stop

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Kirby Stone Four : Baubles, Bangles and Beads

Review: Originally an instrumental quintet, the KS4 became a vocal foursome before making a name for themselves in nightclubs and local television shows. Kirby Stone Eddie Hall, Larry Foster and Mike Gardner had a hip brand of humor and a distinctive, upbeat, swinging style. They came to prominence in 1958 with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, which led to a Columbia Records contract, and the release of "Man, I Flipped When I Heard the Kirby Stone Four." 1958 was also the year they had a Top 30 single with their extremely original cover of "Baubles, Bangles And Beads," from the 1953 Broadway musical Kismet. The attached album, on this CD, reached the US Top 20. There are 12 (accompanied) songs here, from what Kirby called a "happy show," all upbeat, somewhat irreverent, jazzy and fun: the title tune, "Bidin' My Time," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Fugue For Tinhorns," "In The Good Old Summertime," "Rain," "Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart," "Let's Do It," "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street," "Swinging Down The Lane," "Lady Love Me" and "Whispering." We don't think it's physically possible to listen to "Baubles" and feel down at the same time!

Songlist: Baubles, Bangles and Beads, Bidin' My Time, Lullaby Of Broadway, Fugue For Tinhorns, In The Good Old Summertime, Rain, Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart, Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love), When My Sugar Walks Down The Street, Swingin' Down The Lane, Lady Love Me, Whispering

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Lettermen : Collectors Series

Review: The centerfold of the liner notes for this CD is a montage of more than a dozen Lettermen album covers. The rest of the notes has some nice color pictures of the trio, and a simple list of the 23 "best of" songs, beginning with "The Way You Look Tonight," recorded in February of 1961 (which reached #13 on the pop charts), and ending chronologically with "If You Feel the Way I Do," recorded in August, 1975. In between are consistently popular (all accompanied) romantic "slow dance" songs, "When I Fall In Love" (#7 on the charts), "Come Back Silly Girl" (#17), "Silly Boy" (#81), "Theme from A Summer Place" (#16), "Sealed with a Kiss," "Medley: Goin' Out of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" (#7), "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" (#44), "Hurt So Bad" (#12) and John Lennon's "Love" (#42). There's no bio or history of the group, it's assumed we know all about their remarkable career, and lets this sincere, possibly sappy, romantic music speak for itself. Fair enough! Those of us who have slow danced to this music will always be touched by it - the sweet harmonies, the lyrical sentiments of young love, the sweeping orchestral strings, oboes and horns-it chronicles a simpler time, a time of innocence and sweet music to fall in and out of love to.

Songlist: The Way You Look Tonight, That's My Desire, When I Fall in Love, Come Back, Silly Girl, How Is Julie?, Turn Around, Look at Me, Silly Boy, Be My Girl, Theme from "A Summer Place", Sealed with a Kiss, Secretly, I Only Have Eyes for You, Our Winter Love, Medley: Goin' Out of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes off You, Sherry Don't Go, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, Hurt So Bad , Shangri-La, Medley: Traces/Memories, Everything Is Good About You , Love, Oh My Love, If You Fell the Way I Do

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Lettermen : Song For Young Love / Once Upon A Time

Review: The Lettermen had 32, count 'em, 32 charting albums, each a model of close-harmony adult pop, and not ONE of them is on CD! Such a situation fairly begs for a Collectors' Choice Music reissue, and we're happy to oblige, offering their first two albums-FYI, "A Song for Young Love" was their highest-charting release, at #6 in 1962-on one 24-track CD.

Songlist: A Song For Love, I'll Be Seeing You, Smile, It Happenend Once Before, When I Fall In Love, The Way You Look Tonight, Come Back Silly Girl, Valley High, In The Still Of The Night, Dreamer, There's Got To Be A Girl, Blueberry Hill, Time Was, Young And Foolish, Lover's Beach, Polka Dots And Moonbeams, Evening Rain, Once Upon a Time, How Is Julie, My Funny Valentine, Remembering Last Summer, Sixteen Reasons WhyI Love You, Summer's Gone, Turn Around Look At Me

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Mills Brothers : 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection : 00  1 CD :  : 112228

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Mills Brothers : 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection

Review: We wish all history sounded this good! The Mills Bros. started singing together in 1925, combining barbershop harmony with the jaunty rythms of the swing era. It was a sweet combination that led to a 70 year career! From 1942's "Paper Doll" to their 1968 rendition of "Cab Driver", these harmonious gentlemen had a string of top-40 hits and enjoyed enormous popularity. Warning for purists: all the songs are accompinied to some degree, usually lighty. But don't miss this CD because of that -these guys are under the directory under "debonair". Every song is a treat "Lazy River", "You Always Hurt the One You Love", "'Till Then,"I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", "Someday", their marvelous hit "Glow Worm", "Standing on the Corner", and "Be My Life's Companion." Classic!

Songlist: Paper Doll, Lazy River, You Always Hurt the One You Love, Till Then, Across the Alley from the Alamo, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You), Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You), Be My Life's Companion, The Glow Worm, Standing On the Corner, Cab Driver

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Mills Brothers : 22 Greatest Hits

Review: The Greatest!! Did we get your attention? The Mills Brothers were sons of John Mills senior who had been a concert singer before retiring to become a barber. Among the pioneers of close harmony singing, they became one of the best known popular groups ever. They began their career in small time vaudeville as "Four Boys and a Kazoo" until one night they forgot the kazoo! John cupped his hands over his mouth and did a vocal imitation of the forgotten instrument for an enthusiastic audience. Thus began the vocal imitation of the trumpet, the trombone, the tuba, and saxophone. If you let your attention lapse for a moment while you are listening to the brothers you will not believe that these are just four singers and a slight accompanying acoustic guitar. The Greatest!! Did we say that yet?

Songlist: Glow Worm, Paper Doll, Dinah, You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You, Yellow Bird, Tiger Rag, You Never Miss the Water Till the Well Runs Dry, You Broke the Only Heart (that ever loved), Cab Driver, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Lazy River, You Always Hurt the One You Love, Coney Island Washboard, When You Were Sweet Sixteen, I'll be Around, Daddy's Little Girl, The Jones Boys, On the Banks of the Wabash, Opus 1, I Don't Know Enough About You, I don't mind being all alone (when I'm Alone with you), Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)

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Mills Brothers : Close Harmony

Review: This recording presents the fabulous Mills Brothers late in the trio's lengthy career, but their rhythmic sensibilities haven't aged, and a fresh buoyancy characterizes these 12 selections. Many of the songs are standards in the Mills's canon. "Some of These Days" feature Donald's vocal cornet simulation, a skill the brothers used with less frequency as the years went by. "Till Then," with its doo-wop overtones, features the languid soul the brothers so aptly displayed in their ballads. Of the later songs, "Cab Driver" and "Truck Stop" are distinctive C&W subjects; the guitar and drums are appropriately spare. This same guitar-and-drums accompaniment appears in other, less countrified songs, like the wistful "I Guess I'll Get the Papers and Go Home" and the spiritual "He Gives Me Love." The brothers unison crooning imbues these songs with heartfelt reality.

Songlist: The Jones Boy, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Till Then, Some Of These Days, Truck Stop, I Guess I'll Get The Paper And Go Home, You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You, He Gives Me Love, Cab Driver, You'll Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry, I Don't Mind Being All Alone, I Can't Stop Loving You

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Mills Brothers : Original & Greatest Hits

Review: The four Mills Brothers had a style that combined the best elements of vaudeville, Negro minstrelsy and the barbershop quartet with elements of the new jazz sound. Their habit of cupping their hands over their mouths to create an orchestral sound (similar to effects created by Europe's Comedy Harmonists), was a sensational factor in their success story, and appearances on popular radio programs like "Rudy Vallee's Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" led to their first million-selling record, "Tiger Rag/Nobody's Sweetheart" in 1931. The Brothers endeared themselves to movie audiences the world over with appearances on such hits as "Big Broadcast of 1932" with Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, Cab Calloway and the Boswell Sisters.

Songlist: Tiger Rag, Dinah, You Always Hurt The One You Love, St. Louis Blues, Bugle Call Rag, Swing It, Sister, Sleepy Head, Across The Alley From The Alamo, You Rascal, You, I Heard, Nobody's Sweetheart, Rockin' Chair, I Wish, Shine, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), I Don't Know Enough About You, Be My Life's Companion, Sixty Seconds Got Together, Till Then, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Put Another Chair At The Table, Goodbye Blues

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Miracles : Jingle Bells

Review: In our misspent youth, we happened to be lucky enough to live within radio shot of WORJ (AM) in Detroit, home of Berry Gordy's Motown Records, which was the home of The Miracles. A stream of Miracles hits graced our car radio from 1959 to 1966, such as "Shop Around," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "The Tracks of My Tears" and "Going to a Go Go;" and "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage," "I Second That Emotion" and "The Tears of a Clown" with Smokey Robinson singing lead. Now, with "Jingle Bells," we are given 10 all-accompanied Christmas hits by one of the most influential and popular soul/pop groups of all time! Wonderfully arranged covers of "We Three Kings," "The Little Drummer Boy," "O Holy Night," "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow," "Feliz Navidad," "My Favorite Time of Year," "Silent Night," "Frosty the Snowman," "Finally Christmas" and the title tune. This is a beautifully-recorded album of fun, funky, soulful and danceable Christmas music that will surprise and delight you this Christmas and for many more!

Songlist: We Three Kings, The Little Drummer Boy, O Holy Night, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Feliz Navidad, My Favorite Time of the Year, Silent Night, Frosty the Snowman, Finally Christmas, Jingle Bells

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2379c | 1 CD | $6.95 || Vintage Christmas

Mitch Miller and the Gang : Sing Along With Mitch

Review: Here's a fine rerelease of the hit LP that had many across the nation singing along. Pop this recording in the car CD player and sing your way to work!!

Songlist: That Old Gang Of Mine, Down By The Old Mill Stream, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, You Are My Sunshine, Till We Meet Again, Let The Rest Of The World Go By, Sweet Violets, I've Got Sixpence/I've Been Working On, The Railroad/That's Where My Money Goes, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, Don't Fence Me In, There Is A Tavern In The Town/Show Me The Way To Go Home, Bell Bottom Trousers/Be Kind To Your Web-Footed Friends

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Sons of the Pioneers : Classic Cowboy Songs

Review: This generous, beautifully-recorded collection of traditional cowboy songs features the original members of the all-male Sons of the Pioneers, including Roy Rogers and Bob Nolan, and contains 18 accompanied recordings from their peak years of 1934-1941. "Blue Bonnet Girl," "Press Along the the Big Corral," the classic "Home on the Range," "Jesse James," "Round Up in the Sky," "Cowboy's Dream," and "Down Along The Sleeply Rio Grande" are some favorites. The rich harmonies, soaring fiddle leads, and folky, bluegrass lyrics make this a rich, generous collection from a more innocent era.

Songlist: Ridin' Down The Canyon, Blue Bonnet Girl, Press Along To the Big Corral , Sky Ball Paint, Grab Your Saddle Horns and Blow, Home on the Range, Lone Star Trail, Billy The Kid, Round-Up in the Sky, The Strawberry Roan, Jesse James, This Ain't the Same Old Range, There's a Woman in Wyomin', Down Along The Rio Grande, Ridin' The Range With You, Cowboy's Dream (Roll On), That Pioneer Mother of Mine, When the Work's All Done This Fall

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Sons of the Pioneers : Western Hymns and Spirituals

Review: These 16 traditional hymns and spirituals are sung in the wonderful cowboy harmony sound of the Sons of the Pioneers and are accompanied by string bass, guitars and fiddles These songs were all recorded exclusively for radio airplay, not released on records to the public. "When They Ring Those Golden Bells," "You Must Come In At The Door," "Lord, You Made the Cowboy Happy," "The Touch of God's Hand," "What You Gonna Say To Peter," "Keep A-Inchin' Along," "Dem Golden Slippers," "Old Time Religion" and "Lead Me Gently Home, Father," these are wonderfully innocent, joyous and sincere songs of faith from the Depression years of 1935 through 1941. Great stuff!

Songlist: One More River to Cross, When They Ring Those Golden Bells, You Must Come In at the Door, Lord, You Made the Cowboy Happy, Leaning on the Everlasting Arm, Power in the Blood, The Touch of God's Hand, What You Gonna Saw to Peter? , Old Time Religion, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Dem Golden Slippers, We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder, Cowboy's Dream (Roll on)

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Soul Stirrers : Heaven Is My Home

Review: When Cooke left the Soul Stirrers for a pop career in 1957, Paul Foster tried to carry on alone but soon realized he was most effective as a foil to a high tenor. So he hired Kansas City's Johnnie Taylor, and the 19-year-old tenor soon assuaged the disappointment over Cooke's departure with a sweet tone that seemed to make the lyrics hum as he soared up and down through the octaves. The 24 tracks on this album, recorded from 1953 to '59, feature 10 Foster leads, nine Taylor leads, and five split leads. Only two of these takes have been previously released.

Songlist: Christ Is All, He's My Rock (Wait on Jesus), In a Few More Days, Golden Bells, Sinner Run to Jesus, Heaven is My Home, Until Then, Out on a Hill, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Loved Ones are Waiting, The Love of God, When the Gates Swing Open, The Lord Laid His Hands on Me, That's All I Need to Know, My Life Belongs to Him, There's Not A Friend Like Jesus, Heaven is My Home

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Soul Stirrers : Jesus Gave Me Water

Review: Lots of previously unreleased material here including a gripping nearly four minute riff between Cooke and the awesome Julius Cheeks.

Songlist: Jesus Gave Me Water, Christ Is All , Come, Let Us Go Back to God, I'm on the Firing Line, How Far Am I From Canaan?, Jesus Done Just What He Said, He's My Rock, Joy, Joy to My Soul , I'm Gonna Build on That Shore , Until Jesus Calls Me Home , Jesus Will Lead Me to That Promised Land , It Won't Be Very Long, Let Me Go Home, Someday Somewhere, Jesus Paid the Debt, End of My Journey , He's My Friend Until the End , I Have a Friend Above All Others , I Gave Up Everything to Follow Him, Come and Go to That Land, I'm So Happy in the Service of the Lord , Any Day Now, Jesus, I'll Never Forget, All Right Now, Pray

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Soul Stirrers : Shine On Me

Review: Extensive liner notes to this collection of classics compiled and produced by noted musicologist Opal Nations.

Songlist: By and By, I'm Still Living on Mother's Prayer, Feel Like My Time Ain't Long, Today, I Have a Right to the Tree of Life, In That Awful Hour, Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, Shine on Me, Faith and Grace, Everybody Ought to Love Their Soul, Blessed Be the Name of the Lord, I'm Gonna Move in the Room With the Lord, My Loved Ones Are Waiting for Me, How Long , Who'll Be the One (There's a Vacant Room in Glory), The Lord Is My Shepherd, Christ Is All (The World to Me), By and By, I'm Still Living on Mother's Prayer, Feel Like My Time Ain't Long, I Have a Right to the Tree of Life, In That Awful Hour , Faith and Grace, My Loved Ones Are Waiting for Me

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3016c | 1 CD | $12.95 || Black Vocal Groups

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Soul Stirrers : The Last Mile of The Way

Review: It has been argued Sam Cooke made his most inspired recordings during the six years (1951 -1957) he spent as a member of the Souls Stirrers. This compact disc delves deep into the famous quarete's period with Cooke and includes some of his best-loved gospel songs. While Cooke solos on all but one of the twenty-eight tracks, also featured are the outstanding contributions of Paul Foster, J.J.Farley, Juliius Cheeks and in a rare vocal performance Souls Stirrer's guitarist Bob King.

Songlist: The Last Mile of the Way, Mean Old World, That's Heaven to Me, Were You There? , Lord Remember Me, Pilgrim of Sorrow, He's My Guide, The Last Mile of the Way, Pilgrim of Sorrow, All Right Now, He'll Make a Way, Jesus I'll Never Forget, Come and Go to That Land, Just as I Am, He'll Welcome Me, He's My Friend Until the End, Jesus Paid the Debt, Jesus Will Lead Me to That Promised Land, It Won't Be Very Long, How Far Am I from Canaan?, Let Me Go Home

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Soul Stirrers : The Soul Stirrers With Sam Cooke

Review: Sam Cooke was one of the most influential singers and songwriters of the latter half of the twentieth century. Between l957 and 1965 he had 29 top 40 hits on the pop charts and 34 on the R&B charts. This recording is about his real roots as a gospel singer. As a boy he sang with two brothers and two sisters in a gospel group called the Singing Children. At age 15 he became the lead singer of the Highway Q.C.'s (yes, they became famous) which were tutored by members of the nationally renown Soul Stirrers. In return, the Highway Q.C.'s became almost like a farm club of future singers. Sam was recruited to take the place of the great R.H. Harris when he retired at the end of 1950. He proceeded to put his own stamp on the group, not only because of his voice, but the fact that he was the most prolific writer in the group. His songs include classics such as 'Nearer To Thee,' 'Be With Me Jesus,' 'Touch The Hem Of His Garment' and 'That's Heaven To Me.' This recording traces his gospel career, both unaccompanied and accompanied by small bands.

Songlist: Peace in the Valley, It Won't Be Very Long, How Far Am I From Canaan?, Just Another Day, Come and Go to that Land, Any Day Now, He'll Make a Way, Nearer to Thee, Be With Me Jesus, One More River, I'm So Glad (Trouble Doesn't Last Always), Wonderful, Farther Along, Touch the Hem of His Garment, Jesus Wash Away My Troubles, Must Jesus Bear This Cross Alone?, That's Heaven to Me, Were You There?, Mean Old World, Lord Remember Me, Lovable, Forever, I'll Come Running Back to You, That's All I Need to Know, I Don't Want to Cry

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Ames Brothers : They, They, They Are The Ones

Review: Growing up in a family of Russian Jews from the Ukraine named Urick who settled in Massachusetts, the athletic Ames Brothers first landed a gig in NYC in the mid-40s with up and coming bandleader Art Mooney. Over their 15-year career the prolific Brothers notched up 50 U.S. Chart entries, 21 of them on the Coral label before signing with RCA Victor. Two generous CDs here, with 25 songs on each; most of the big hits on CD #1. Comfortable in many genres, they scored hits with top-40 pop like "Sentimental Me" and "Rag Mop," the country songs "Wagon Wheels" and "The Last Roundup," the religious-styled "Lovely Lady Dressed In Blue," the spiritual "Shadrack," the Hawaiian songs, Moon Of Manakoora" and "Hawaiian War Chant," the popular ballad "To Think You've Chosen Me, and novelty numbers such as "The Thing." There are of course standards such as "Stardust" and polkas like "Hoop Dee Doo." All are band accompanied, particularly nice are those recorded with Les Brown and his Band of Renown, "Undecided," "Sentimental Journey" and the wonderful "No Moon At All." There's too much good, entertaining stuff here to review, but the Brothers' trademark rich, smooth harmonies are consistently delightful throughout.

Songlist: A Tree in the Meadow w. Monica Lewis, You, You, You Are the One, Cruising Down the River, Rag Mop, Sentimental Me, Music, Music, Music, Stars Are the Windows of Heaven, Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!), Thirsty for You Kisses, Oh Babe, The Thing, The Wang Wang Blues, Hawaiian War Chant, Undecided w. Les Brown, Sentimental Journey w. Les Brown, I Wanna Love You, I'll Still Love You, Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart, String Along, My Favourite Song, No Moon At All, Can't I?, You, You, You, My Love, My Life, My Happiness, I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me, Tell Me A Story, Sing Me A Song of the Islands, Shadrack, I Love You Much Too Much, Only, Only You, and more

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Ames Brothers : Together

Review: The four Massachusetts-born Ames Brothers were the first group to be featured on new Decca subsidiary Coral Records in the late 1940s, scoring their first smash hit with "Sentimental Me"/"Rag Mop" in 1949. This began a succession of major hit records that continued through the 1950s: "Can Anyone Explain?," "Stars Are the Windows of Heaven," "The Hawaiian War Chant," "Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart," "String Along" "My Favorite Song" and "You, You, You." This 2 CD compilation (we love all the great music you get for your money on these remastered collections!), is a blend of recordings issued by Coral and RCA Victor. Disc 1 is their RCA output and includes several best-selling recordings: "The Man with the Banjo," "My Bonnie Lassie," "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" and "It Only Hurts for a Little While." Disc 2 is special because it features all Coral material, most of which are debuting on CD here. These include "Far Away Places," "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," the spirituals "Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho and "Who Built the Ark?", and all 8 tracks from their 1950 Christmas album, with 14 Christmas songs altogether. All these tunes are band-accompanied, and all feature the Brothers' bright, velvety rich, upbeat leads and harmonies. Great 50s stuff from one of the great vocal quartets!

Songlist: I'm Gonna Love You, It Only Hurts For A Little While, Wrong Again, The Cradle Song, My Bonnie Lassie, Southern Cross, So I Will, The Game Of Love, One More Time, The Next Time It It Happens, The Man With The Banjo, Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra, Mercy Beaucoup, Forever Darling, Once Upon A Tune, I Saw Esau, My Love Your Love, Gotta Be This Or That, Let's Walk And Talk, I Got A Cold For Christmas, Time For Sleeping, If You Want My Heart, The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane, Sympathetic Eyes, That's The Way Love Goes, Autumn Leaves, Why Do I Keep Lovin' You, You And I, Sweet Brown Eyed Baby, I Hadn't Anyone Till You, and more

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Four Tunes : Wrapped Up In A Dream

Review: In the late 40s and early 50s the style of Black vocal groups as major hit-making groups influenced by the Ink Spots and The Mills Brothers lost ground to the more teenage oriented groups like The Orioles and The Ravens. The Four Tunes, holdovers from an earlier era, were able to score two hits that were able to cross over from the race charts to the pop charts in 1953 and 1954, "Marie" and "I Understand (Just How You Feel). These songs enjoyed cover versions and revivals in the ensuing decades, by British groups in the Beat Boom, specifically The Bachelors, The G-Clefs and Freddie and the Dreamers. "Wrapped Up In Dream" is a wonderful collection on the Jasmine label of vintage R&B, Soul and Pop in two discs, all accompanied, 28 songs on one and 29 on the other, all featuring the soulful, exciting harmonies of these four talented men. It's hard to pick favorites from so many winners, but we'll give you a handful besides the two stellar hits and the title tune: "Little Jane," "Confess," "You're Heartless," "Careless Love," "The Prisoners Song," "I Gambled With Love," "Sugar Lump," "Do Do Do It Again," "Don't Cry Darling," "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman," "Brooklyn Bridge," "Three Little Chickens," "At The Steamboat River Ball," "Rock and Roll Call," "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes" and "Ballad of James Dean." Most of these tunes are new to us, and it's a kick to hear them, as if we've tuned in to a very hip radio station in the south from 60 years ago! We love this collection and bet you will too!

Songlist: Where Is Love?, Wrapped Up In A Dream, I Found My Love When I Found You, All My Dreams, Little Jane, Someday, Confess, Karen Lynn, Take My Lonely Heart, You're Heartless, Careless Love, That Lonesome Road, There Goes My Heart, Kentucky Babe, Old Fashioned Love, Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie , May That Day Never Come, The Last Round Up, The Prisoners Song, I Married An Angel , My Buddy, I'll See You In My Dreams, Come What May, The Greatest Song I Ever Heard, Lets Give Love Another Chance, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Marie, I Gambled With Love, I Understand, Sugar Lump, and more

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Gaylords : Tell Me You're Mine

Review: With a 50-year, two-generation career in show business, The Gaylords are a very popular pre-rock vocal trio. This is the most complete collection of The Gaylords work, 54 tracks, including 11 of Ronnie Gaylord's solo work. Featuring all their charting hits: Tell Me You're Mine, Ramona, Spinning A Web, The Strings of My Heart and From the Vine Came The Grape. Including extensive liner notes and an interview with the founding member Burt Bonaldi.

Songlist: Tell Me You're Mine, Ramona, Spinning a Web, The Strings of my Heart, From the Vine Came the Grape, Stolen Moments, Isle of Capri, Love I You (You I Love), The Little Shoemaker, Mecque Mecque, Veni Vidi Vici, A Kiss to Call My Own, Chow Mein, My Babe, Without A Song, Lola , Blues my Naughty Sweety Gave to me, Sweet Sue, Vino Vino, Wonderful Lips, Coquette, Cuban Love Song, Aye Aye Aye, Happy Time Medley, Wondering, Who's Got the Pain, Chee Chee oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird), Bring Me a Blubird, No Arms Can Ever Hold You, Pupalina, and more

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Hi-Lo's : A Musical Thrill

Review: A musical thrill indeed! Vocal jazz at its best with the arrangements of the genius himself Gene Puerling.

Songlist: June In July, Little White Lies, I Don't Want To Cry Anymore, She's Funny That Way, Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets), Island Of Desire, You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me, Fools Rush In, Have You Met Miss Jones, Where Are You, You Can't Hardly Get There Any More, Rockin' Chair, Stars Fell On Alabama, Nice Work If You Can Get It, I Thought About You, This Is The Night, Too Young For The Blues, Jeepers Creepers, Speak Low, Button Up Your Overcoat, Put Your Dreams Away, Shoeless Joe, They Didn't Believe Me, Peg O' My Heart, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Georgia On My Mind, Clap Yo' Hands, Mam'Selle, Lulu's Back In Town, Indian Summer, and more

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7497c | 2 CDs | $15.95 || Men's Vintage CDs

Four Aces : Golden Memories

Review: A pair of Philadelphia boys, Al Alberts and Dave Mahoney, finding themselves in the North Atlantic in the Navy in WWII, killed time by singing together. Joining two more local boys, Rosario and Louis, they formed the Four Aces, following in the footsteps of the Ames Brothers. Their first hit was "(It's No) Sin," which was shopped to no avail to New York record companies, and finally released by Al, who started his own record company, Victoria Records, to do it. The song peaked on Billboard's charts at #4 in 1951, and the Aces were quickly signed by Decca. The group-written "Tell Me Why," "A Garden in the Rain," "Perfidia," "I'm Yours" and "Heart and Soul" were next to climb high on the charts. Appearing frequently on TV, Aces singles "La Rosita," "Just Squeeze Me," "Laughing on the Outside" and "The Gang that Sang (Heart of My Heart)" were among 8 of the group's hits in 1952. "Stranger in Paradise" went to #2 on the charts, which the Aces finally topped with the theme from the movie "Three Coins in a Fountain." Popular hits "Dream" and "So Long," followed, and "Mr. Sandman" and "Melody of Love" scored in Billboard's top five before the floodgates of Rock 'n Roll opened in 1955, and even that year the Aces had another chart-topper with "Love is a Many Splendored Thing." Here is a fabulous 3 CD box set collection of all their greatest hits.

Songlist: (It's No) Sin, Tell Me Why, A Garden In The Rain, Perfidia, You Brought Me Love, Two Little Kisses, Whose To Blame, I'm Yours, I Understand, Should I, Heart and Soul, Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me), La Rosita, Take Me In Your Arms, I'll Never Smile Again, You Fooled Me, If You Take My Heart Away, Organ Grinder's Swing, Honey In The Horn, False Love, Don't Forget Me, Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside), Stranger In Paradise, The Gang That Sang, Amor, So Long, Let's Fall In Love, Three Coins In The Fountain, Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine), Dream, and more

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3095c | 3 CDs | $17.95 || Men's Vintage CDs

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