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Freddy Martin Hits Collection 1933-53 (3CD)

Freddy Martin Hits Collection 1933-53 (3CD)

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Freddy Martin was a hugely successful bandleader, saxophonist and conductor whose orchestra played the sweet style of dance band and easy listening music which appealed to the broad spectrum of middle America during the 1930s through the 40s and into the early 50s during what is sometimes called the golden age of popular music. The great jazz tenor saxophonist Johnny Hodges called him Mr. Silvertone. He pioneered the Tenor Band style that became the norm in the dance band business, with an all-tenor sax section, and enjoyed successful lengthy residencies at prestigious hotels, as well as becoming a fixture on sponsored radio shows.

He recorded for Brunswick, before moving to RCA, first coming out on their Bluebird before switching to Victor and RCA-Victor, and during the 1930s, 40s and early 50s enjoyed a constant stream of big sellers, which mostly featured one or other of his vocalists, but with his big hits coming with classically-based orchestral pieces, notably his long-running No. 1 with Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.

This great-value 75-track 3-CD set consists entirely of his recordings which, before 1940, were credited with a Top 20 chart position in Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories or Elston Brooks The Weekly Top Ten Tunes For The Last Fifty Years books, or the Your Hit Parade chart, or appeared in one of the Billboard charts thereafter. It naturally includes his other No. 1s I Saw Stars, Symphony, To Each His Own and Managua, Nicaragua. Its a substantial, enjoyable and nostalgic journey through an era when pop music was continually changing, but his distinctive style of music remained a constant.


REVIEWS

“Acrobat's long running series of sets devoted to exponents of 'sweet music' shows no signs of running out of steam with this latest triple collection from another orchestra whose longevity meant its leader was still active in the early 80s. This set is a worthy successor to the previous entries in this series, and I see that upcoming is a Leo Reisman collection which I shall be reviewing in due course.”  –  Gerry Stonestreet (In Tune Issue 335)


 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Bless Your Heart Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Terry Shand
2 April in Paris Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
3 When Tomorrow Comes Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
4 Neighbors Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
5 All I Do Is Dream of You Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
6 Born to Be Kissed Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
7 I Saw Stars Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
8 Then I'll Be Tired of You Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
9 Be Still, My Heart Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
10 Must We Say Goodnight (So Soon?) Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
11 Isle of Capri Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
12 Where There's Smoke, There's Fire Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
13 Everything's Been Done Before Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
14 (There's a) Little Picture Playhouse in My Heart Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Terry Shand
15 Life is a Song Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
16 Tell Me That You Love Me Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
17 Reckless Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
18 Get Rhythm in Your Feet Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Terry Shand
19 Paris in the Spring Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
20 I Couldn't Believe My Eyes Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
21 A Little Bit Independent (But Easy On the Eyes) Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
22 One Night in Monte Carlo Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
23 The Broken Record Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. The Martinettes
24 Goody Goody Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Terry Shand
25 It's Been So Long Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Terry Shand
26 You Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Beside a Moonlit Stream Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Elmer Feldkamp
2 Scatter-Brain Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Glenn Hughes
3 One Cigarette for Two Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Eddie Stone
4 Intermezzo Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Clyde Rogers
5 The Hut-Sut Song (A Swedish Serenade) Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Eddie Stone
6 Til Reveille Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Clyde Rogers
7 Piano Concerto in B Flat Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
8 Why Don't We Do This More Often? Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Eddie Stone
9 Rose O'Day (The Filla-Ga-Dusha-Song) Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Eddie Stone
10 Tonight We Love Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Clyde Rogers
11 Symphonie Moderne Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
12 When There's a Breeze on Lake Louise Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Clyde Rogers
13 Johnny Doughboy Found a Rose in Ireland Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Clyde Rogers
14 Jingle, Jangle, Jingle Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Clyde Rogers & Stuart Wade
15 White Christmas Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Clyde Rogers
16 I Met Her on Monday Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Eddie Stone
17 A Touch Of Texas Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Eddie Stone & Glenn Hughes
18 I Get the Neck of the Chicken Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Eddie Stone
19 (Theme from The) Warsaw Concerto Freddy Martin and His Orch., with Jack Fina at the piano
20 From Twilight 'Til Dawn Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Bob Haymes
21 Abraham Freddy Martin and His Orch., with Jack Fina at the piano
22 Dream Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Artie Wayne
23 Everytime Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Glenn Hughes
24 In the Middle of May Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. The Martin Men
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Laura Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
2 Lily Belle Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Gene Conklin & The Martin Men
3 Symphony Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Clyde Rogers
4 One-Zy, Two-Zy (I Love You-Zy) Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. The Martin Men
5 Bumble Boogie Freddy Martin and His Orch., with Jack Fina at the piano
6 Doin' What Comes Natur'lly Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Glenn Hughes
7 To Each His Own Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Stuart Wade
8 Managua, Nicaragua Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Stuart Wade
9 The Lady from 29 Palms Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. The Martin Men
10 Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Murray Arnold
11 Come to the Mardi Gras Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Stuart Wade
12 Treasure of the Sierra Madre Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Stuart Wade
13 The Dickey-Bird Song Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Glenn Hughes
14 Sabre Dance Boogie Freddy Martin and His Orch. 
15 The New Look Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. The Martin Men
16 On a Slow Boat to China Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Glenn Hughes
17 I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Merv Griffin
18 (Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music! Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Merv Griffin
19 Wilhelmina Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Merv Griffin
20 The Third Man Theme Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Merv Griffin
21 The Aba Daba Honeymoon Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Merv Griffin
22 Never Been Kissed Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Merv Griffin
23 Truly Truly Fair Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Merv Griffin
24 Down Yonder Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Merv Griffin
25 April in Portugal (The Whisp'ring Serenade) Freddy Martin and His Orch., voc. Merv Griffin
  • EAN:
    824046908928
  • Discs:
    3
  • Release:
    November 2019
  • Artist:
    Freddy Martin
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9089
  • Weight:
    0.2kg