Moments to Remember: The Golden Hits of the 50's and 60's

Moments to Remember: The Golden Hits of the 50's and 60's


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Shout Factory's three-disc set of vocal pop hits from the '50s (and early '60s) is a valuable collection, both because it includes a wealth of chart-toppers and because it unearths quite a few of the nuggets that rarely make it to anthologies of this sort. As a summation of '50s pop, it's an excellent overview, providing an extended look at the great good feeling ("Dear Hearts and Gentle People" by Dinah Shore, "How High the Moon" by Les Paul & Mary Ford, "Lollipop" by the Chordettes); hopeful sentimentality ("Chances Are" by Johnny Mathis, "April Love" by Pat Boone, "You Belong to Me" by the Duprees); and occasional bursts of ennui ("Where the Boys Are" by Connie Francis, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" by the Platters, "Crazy" by Patsy Cline) that characterized vocal pop music during that decade. Better still is how the compilers spice the mix with the odd middle-charting hit -- Jim Lowe's "The Green Door," Archie Bleyer's "Hernando's Hideaway," "See You in September" by the Tempos, "Eh, Cumpari" by Julius LaRosa -- that sums up the era as well as the smashes. A few of the era's biggest hits are missing, however. It's hard to believe the compilers forgot "Cry" by Johnnie Ray, "Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr, "The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page, and "Because of You" by Tony Bennett, each of which ruled the roost for months and were available for licensing (in fact, other hits appear from Starr and Page). Also, was it necessary to include two different versions of "Harbor Lights," one by the Platters and one by Sammy Kaye? (It has to be granted, however, that at least nine versions of that song reached the Hit Parade during the '50s.)

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2006
Label: Shout Factory
UPC: 0826663100464
catalogNumber: 10046

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Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Composer
Etta James   Composer
Lead Belly   Composer
Johnny Otis   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Conway Twitty   Composer
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Jesse Belvin   Composer
Maurice Williams   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Julius La Rosa   Composer
Robert Allen   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Marty Gold   Composer
Stuart Hamblen   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Charles Trénet   Composer
William Saroyan   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Jerry Ross   Composer
Ross Bagdasarian   Composer
Archie Bleyer   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Calvin Carter   Composer
Rick Cartey   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Lew Douglas   Composer
Sherman Edwards & Donald Meyer   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Dave Guard   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
James Hudson   Composer
Rudy Jackson   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gordon Kennedy   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
John A. Lomax   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Marvin Moore   Composer
Jack Nance   Composer
Herb Newman   Composer
Alex North   Composer
Leroy W. Rodde   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Larry Stock   Composer
Axel Stordahl   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Weston & His Orchestra   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Joe Seneca   Composer
Jack Fulton   Composer
Gene Gifford   Composer
John Turner   Composer
Richard Foos   Executive Producer
George Duning   Composer
Cliff Parman   Composer
Steven Chean   Interviewer
Shorty Allen   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Sol Marcus   Composer
Sid Wayne   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Diane Lambert   Composer
King Laney   Composer
Frank LaVere   Composer
Dick Manning   Composer
Leo McCarey   Composer
Claire Rothrock   Composer
Ben Ryan   Composer
Eddie Seiler   Composer
Lois Steele   Composer
Hugh Williams   Composer
Dan Belloc   Composer
Paul Burkhard   Composer
Bob Davie   Composer
Julius Edward Dixon   Composer
Frisch   Composer
Jean Villard   Composer
Dick Ware   Composer
Milton Yakus   Composer
Garson Foos   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
Bert Reisfeld   Composer
T.J. Lubinsky   Executive Producer
Emily Johnson   Artwork
Chilton Price   Composer
Donald Meyer   Composer
Jeff Palo   Producer
Eddie Ray   Composer
Allan Jeffrey   Composer
Chuck Meyer   Composer
Sidney Prosen   Composer
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer
Carole Joyner   Composer

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