Sunday, 29 September 2013

Vinyl Feature: Readers Digest - Great Original Hits Of The '50s And '60s

I just spent a large part of my Sunday slowly listening my way through the Readers Digest - Great Original Hits Of The '50s And '60s Collectors Edition box set which I picked up a short while ago at Erikshjälpen in Åkarp for the paltry sum of 50 SEK. It offers a great walk down memory lane with a well chosen selection of hits from the 50's and 60's (yes, like it says on the box, stop being picky...) and packaged in a good quality sturdy box containing 9 discs. My copy is in MINT condition and looks as if it may have been played once. Maybe.

Front of Box
Nine discs for 50 SEK comes to only 5.56 SEK per disc. In American money that is a mere $0.86 per disc, or in fact $0.07 per song. A bargain in anyones language!!

Opened Box
(The Rather Extensive) Tracklist:

A1 Teresa Brewer – Music! Music! Music
A2 Andrews Sisters, The With Gordon Jenkins – I Can Dream, Can't I
A3 Frankie Laine – The Cry Of The Wild Goose
A4 The Weavers ; Gordon Jenkins And His Orchestra – Goodnight, Irene
A5 The Ames Brothers With Sid Ramin's Orchestra – Rag Mop
A6 Eddie Fisher With Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra – Anytime

B1 The Four Aces – Tell Me Why
B2 Georgia Gibbs – Kiss Of Fire
B3 Don Cornell – I'm Yours
B4 The Ames Brothers With Sid Ramin's Orchestra – Undecided
B5 Vera Lynn – Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart
B6 Eddy Howard – Sin

C1 Teresa Brewer – Till I Waltz Again With You
C2 Eddie Fisher – I'm Walking Behind You
C3 Frank Weir – The Happy Wanderer
C4 Jim Reeves – Mexican Joe
C5 Ames Brothers, The With Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra – You, You, You
C6 Eddie Fisher With Hugo Winterhalter, His Orchestra And Chorus – O Mein Papa

D1 Bill Haley And The Comets – (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock
D2 Patti Page – Cross Over The Bridge
D3 The Four Aces – Three Coins In The Fountain
D4 Kitty Kallen – Little Things Mean A Lot
D5 Perry Como With Hugo Winterhalter, His Orchestra And Chorus – Wanted
D6 The Gaylords –  The Little Shoemaker

E1 Roger Williams – Autumn Leaves
E2 Georgia Gibbs – Tweedle Dee
E3 Al Hibbler – Unchained Melody
E4 The McGuire Sisters – Sincerely
E5 Billy Vaughn – Melody Of Love
E6 The Platters  – Only You

F1 Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes
F2 Gogi Grant – The Wayward Wind
F3 Perry Como With The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers – Hot Diggity
F4 Fats Domino – Blueberry Hill
F5 Pat Boone – Friendly Persuasion
F6 The Platters – The Great Pretender

G1 The Ames Brothers with Hugo Winterhalter And His Orchestra – Melodie D'Amour
G2 Jane Morgan – Fascination
G3 Bobby Helms with The Anita Kerr Singers – My Special Angel
G4 Debbie Reynolds – Tammy
G5 Pat Boone – Love Letters In The Sand
G6 Paul Anka – Diana

H1 Perry Como with The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra,  and The Ray Charles Singers – Catch A Falling Star
H2 The Coasters –  Yakety Yak
H3 Chuck Berry – Sweet Little Sixteen
H4 The McGuire Sisters – Sugartime
H5 Billy Vaughn – Sail Along Silv'ry Moon
H6 The Diamonds – The Stroll

I1 Dinah Washington – What A Diff'rence A Day Made
I2 Bobby Darin – Mack The Knife
I3 Sarah Vaughan – Broken-Hearted Melody
I4 Dave "Baby" Cortez – The Happy Organ
I5 Della Reese – Don't You Know
I6 The Coasters – Charlie Brown

J1 Ferrante And Teicher – Theme From The Apartment
J2 The Platters – Harbor Lights
J3 Larry Verne – Mr. Custer
J4 Brian Hyland – Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini
J5 Sam Cooke – Chain Gang
J6 Johnny Preston – Running Bear

K1 Bert Kaempfert – Wonderland By Night
K2 Sam Cooke – Cupid
K3 Billy Vaughn – Wheels
K4 Paul Anka – Puppy Love
K5 Floyd Cramer – On The Rebound
K6 Pat Boone – Moody River

L1 Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus – Moon River
L2 Joe Harnell – Fly Me To The Moon
L3 Kenny Ball And His Jazzmen – Midnight In Moscow
L4 The Tokens – The Lion Sleep Tonight
L5 Bent Fabric – Alley Cat
L6 Ketty Lester – Love Letters

M1 The Rooftop Singers – Walk Right In
M2 Brenda Lee – Losing You
M3 Peggy March – I Will Follow Him
M4 The Drifters – Up On The Roof
M5 Paul And Paula – Hey Paula
M6 Lesley Gore – It's My Party

N1 Louis Armstrong – Hello, Dolly!
N2 The Singing Nun – Dominique
N3 Al (He's The King) Hirt – Java
N4 The Serendipity Singers – (Crooked Little Man) Don't Let The Rain Come Down
N5 Nino Tempo And April Stevens – Deep Purple
N6 The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go

O1 Horst Jankowski – A Walk In The Black Forest
O2 The Supremes – Stop In The Name Of Love
O3 Bert Kaempfert – Red Roses For A Blue Lady
O4 The Searchers – Love Potion No. 9
O5 Sonny And Cher – I Got You Babe
O6 Ramsey Lewis – The "In" Crowd

P1 Vikki Carr – It Must Be Him
P2 The Association – Cherish
P3 Bobby Hebb – Sunny
P4 Dusty Springfield – You Don't Have To Say Love Me
P5 Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus – Dear Heart
P6 Aretha Franklin – I Say A Little Prayer

Q1 Paul Mauriat – Love Is Blue
Q2 Bobby Goldsboro – Honey
Q3 Jeannie C. Riley – Harper Valley PTA
Q4 Otis Redding – (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Q5 The Irish Rovers – The Unicorn
Q6 Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra And Chorus – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

R1 Oliver – Jean
R2 Diana Ross And The Supremes – Love Child
R3 The Youngbloods – Get Together
R4 Manfred Mann – Mighty Quinn
R5 Henry Mancini, His Orchestra And Chorus – Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet
R6 Stevie Judkins, "Little Stevie Wonder" – For Once In My Life

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