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Tracing the origins of the Four Ink Spots, one of the most distinctive of all vocal groups, is rather like compiling a family tree. It goes back to the early 1920s when dancer Orville 'Hoppy' Jones teamed up with 'Miff' Campbell to play in small time vaudeville. Joined in 1928 by Leonard Reed, they became The Peanut Boys. Elsewhere, Ivory 'Deacon' ( better known as 'Deek') Watson was playing in a 'coffee pot' band known as the Percolating Puppies whose ... [MORE]
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96 Original tracks - including Kid Ory - turk Murphy - Louis Armstrong - Muggsy Spanier - Red Allen - Louis Prima and many more - Full Artist List and track listing inside
Jazz music is now a century old and any of the turbulent periods through which the art-form has passed could be accurately justified as having been a 'Golden Age'. The music's incubation in New Orleans, its travel up to Chicago, the Swing era, the ... [MORE]
'Some Sunny Day: The Songbook, The Energy and The Blend' is a one-of-a-kind box set from one of the most popular female vocal groups of the 20th Century! Bringing together studio recordings that have NEVER before been available, with five full early 1950s albums, never before collected in one set!
Included are collaborations with: Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo, Russ Morgan, Bing Crosby, Gordon Jenkins, Alfred Apaka, Al Jolson, Dick Haymes, Danny Kaye, ... [MORE]
The Good Ol' Boys Club is the box set to end all box sets, with more than 120 tracks by some of America's greatest! Featured are a wide variety of groups from The Mills Brothers to The Everly Brothers The Ames Brothers to The Four Lads The Four Aces to The Drifters The Four Freshmen to The Four Knights.
Many rare sessions from: Nat King Cole and Dean Martin Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra Gordon MacRae and Ray Anthony Artie Shaw and Don Cherry Bob Hope ... [MORE]
For more than 50 years, Rosemary Clooney was one of the best loved singers in America and a star of records, radio, television, films, night clubs and the concert stage. 'Mixed Emotions' box set is one of the most comprehensive collections covering her output of the 1950s and early 1960s, and all of her major hits are here: 'Come On-A My House', 'Mixed Emotions', 'Half As Much', 'This Ole House', 'Botch-A-Me', 'Mambo Italiano', 'Hey There' and many more! ... [MORE]
Margaret Whiting was one of the most respected pop singers of the 20th Century and 'There Goes That Song Again!' is the superb sequel to Jasmine's highly successful Margaret Whiting box set, 'My Ideal - The Definitive Collection' - JASBOX 17-4. Many tracks are appearing on CD for the first time along with rare tracks and her million sellers re-recorded in stereo. Featured are her collaborations with Jack Smith and trumpeter Billy Butterfield, as well as ... [MORE]
Every 1950s UK hit by the biggest selling British female singer in history including: 'The Shoemaker', 'Majorca', 'Suddenly There's a Valley', 'With All My Heart', 'Baby Lover', 'Alone' and more! Plus her first two studio albums: 'You Are My Lucky Star' and 'In Hollywood', which features Billy May's arrangements. Along with the hits are all of the recordings she made from 1955 to 1959 plus her debut French sides, rare alternate takes and all of her film ... [MORE]
Patti Page's record sales exceeded a staggering one hundred million! 'Tennessee Waltz' alone sold well over 10 million copies. The 'Near To You' box set brings together all her major hits and million sellers, including: 'Old Cape Cod', 'Would I Love You', 'Mockin' Bird Hill', 'The Doggie in the Window', 'Mister and Mississippi', 'I Went to Your Wedding', 'You Belong to Me', 'Allegheny Moon', 'Left Right Out of Your Heart', 'All My Love', 'With My Eyes ... [MORE]
Arrangers were the important ingredient for all the bands during the Big Band Era and beyond, but they were particularly important in the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. From the beginning, Tommy Dorsey sought out and hired the finest arranging talent, then added top musicians and singers, plus his own smooth trombone sound. Paul Weston and Axel Stordahl come immediately to mind as two T.D. arrangers who went on to greater public acclaim there was sax man and ... [MORE]
DYNAMIC THEMES OF FILMS, RADIO AND TELEVISION
Hooray For Hollywood! Is the most comprehensive box set to date covering the music from films, radio, and television. The greatest focus is on songs of the 1950s many Academy Award themes are included, as well as very rare tracks. A wide variety of artists are featured, including: The Four Aces, Patti Page, Johnny Mercer, Margaret Whiting, Percy Faith, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Ames Brothers, Vic Damone, ... [MORE]
Very few singers of the 20th Century achieved the popularity and respect of Jo Stafford. A highly-diversified musician whose repertoire included American standards, folk music, sacred works, jazz, blues, novelty material, seasonal songs, and comedy. Her recordings continue to be readily sought by her many fans and Reflections is one of Stafford's most comprehensive collections focusing on her output from the 1950s! Includes all her million-sellers of that ... [MORE]
The great maestro, Arturo Toscanini, upon hearing the powerful and expressive voice of Mario Lanza defined him as 'the voice of the century'. A star of stage and screen Mario Lanza had it all, and it's unlikely that any other RCA classical artist achieved the phenomenal sales of both his single and album releases.
A plethora of hits focusing on his more popular material including 'The Loveliest Night Of the Year', 'Because You're Mine' and 'Be My ... [MORE]
5 CD Box Set..........Artie Shaw led one of the great bands of the Swing Era and from that band he formed a small group called The Gramercy 5. Having a 'band within a band' was a popular trend at the time and The Gramercy 5 were one of the best! Presented here, spanning a period from 1940 to 1954, are what are thought to be ALL the commercially released titles by the band. Featuring the familiar Begin The Beguine which became a million seller along with ... [MORE]