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Gordon MacRae Collection 1945-62

Gordon MacRae Collection 1945-62

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Gordon MacRae was an actor on stage and screen as well as a radio and TV star who was also a recording artist, having hits from the late 1940s through to the end of the ‘50s, both as a solo artist and in duets with Jo Stafford. He is best known for his starring roles in two movie versions of Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals, “Oklahoma!” in 1955 and “Carousel” the following year. This compilation provides a comprehensive overview of his recording career from his early days with the Musicraft label and through his many years with Capitol through to the early ‘60s by which time his exploits as a chart artist were over.

It features his eight solo hits and his ten hit duets with Jo Stafford, including the 1948 No. 1 “My Darling, My Darling”, and the Top 5 hits “‘A’ You’re Adorable” and “Whispering Hope”. Other artists featured in duets with him are Gisele Mackenzie and June Hutton, and the recordings include performances with some of the top arranger/conductors of the era - Walter Gross, Carlyle Hall, Paul Weston, Les Baxter, Frank De Vol, Carmen Dragon, Alex Stordahl and Van Alexander. Comprising selected A and B sides of his single releases plus tracks from his albums of this era, the collection has been compiled and annotated by former national newspaper showbiz writer Geoff Wilding.


REVIEWS

“With more than 100 tracks spread over 4 CDs, this new release from Acrobat, expertly compiled and annotated by Geoff Wilding, looks set to be the definitive Gordon MacRae collection on CD. It is not complete of course but it's as near as we are going to get, now that the international conglomerates that own the back catalogue of the once major record companies are no longer interested in their musical heritage. It's releases like this that collectors prize and which are becoming increasingly rare, so full marks and grateful thanks to Acrobat for continuing to issue a project such as this… This is an extremely enjoyable and welcome collection, with all the usual attention to detail we have come to expect from Acrobat - full discographical details and a comprehensive liner booklet to add to the attraction” - Gerry Stonestreet (In Tune Issue 338)


 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 It's Anybody's Spring Gordon MacRae
2 Love is The Sweetest Thing Gordon MacRae
3 Full Moon, Empty Arms Gordon MacRae
4 You Go To My Head Gordon MacRae
5 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Gordon MacRae
6 Stars Fell On Alabama Gordon MacRae
7 You Keep Coming Back Like A Song Gordon MacRae
8 Flattery Will Get You Nowhere Gordon MacRae
9 Talking Is A Woman Gordon MacRae
10 Oh, But I Do Gordon MacRae
11 Body And Soul Gordon MacRae
12 A Fellow Needs A Girl Gordon MacRae
13 I Still Get Jealous Gordon MacRae
14 I Surrender Dear Gordon MacRae
15 At The Candlelight Café Gordon MacRae
16 That Feathery Feeling Gordon MacRae
17 Do You Ever Think Of Me Gordon MacRae
18 Steppin' Out With My Baby Gordon MacRae
19 Hankerin' Gordon MacRae
20 At Your Command Gordon MacRae
21 It's Magic Gordon MacRae
22 You Were Meant For Me Gordon MacRae
23 Thoughtless Gordon MacRae
24 I Went Down To Virginia Gordon MacRae
25 Hair Of Gold, Eyes Of Blue Gordon MacRae
26 Rambling Rose Gordon MacRae
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
2 Bluebird of Happiness Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
3 My Darling, My Darling Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
4 The Pussy Cat Song Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
5 You're Still The Belle Of The Ball Gordon MacRae
6 So In Love Gordon MacRae
7 I'll String Along With You Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
8 Need You Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
9 The Alphabet Song ('A' You're Adorable) Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
10 Younger Than Springtime Gordon MacRae
11 Lover's Gold Gordon MacRae
12 Whispering Hope Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
13 Wonderful One Gordon MacRae
14 The Prairie Is Still Gordon MacRae
15 Mule Train Gordon MacRae
16 Dear Hearts And Gentle People Gordon MacRae
17 Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
18 Echoes Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
19 Half A Heart Is All You Left Me Gordon MacRae
20 Poison Ivy Gordon MacRae
21 Dearie Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
22 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae
23 This Is Heaven To Me Gordon MacRae
24 River Of Smoke Gordon MacRae
25 Stars And Stripes Forever Gordon MacRae
26 Pigskin Polka Gordon MacRae
27 Just The Way You Are Gordon MacRae
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 You Dyed Your Hair Chartreuse Gordon MacRae
2 Honky Tonk Ten Cent Dance Gordon MacRae
3 I'm Yours To Command Gordon MacRae
4 I'll Buy You A Star Gordon MacRae
5 On Rosary Hill Gordon MacRae & Gisele Mackenzie
6 A Lover's Waltz Gordon MacRae & Gisele Mackenzie
7 There's A Lull In My Life Gordon MacRae
8 Call Her Your Sweetheart Gordon MacRae
9 Brotherly Love Gordon MacRae
10 Blame It On My Youth Gordon MacRae
11 Congratulations To Someone Gordon MacRae
12 How Do You Speak To An Angel Gordon MacRae
13 I Don't Want To Walk Without You Gordon MacRae
14 C'est Magnifique Gordon MacRae
15 I Still Dream Of You Gordon MacRae
16 Stranger In Paradise Gordon MacRae
17 Never In A Million Years Gordon MacRae
18 Open Your Arms Gordon MacRae
19 Face To Face Gordon MacRae
20 Coney Island Boat Gordon MacRae & June Hutton
21 Cara Mia Gordon MacRae
22 Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep Gordon MacRae
23 Love Can Change The Stars Gordon MacRae
24 Here's What I'm Here For Gordon MacRae
25 You Forgot Gordon MacRae
26 Never Before And Never Again Gordon MacRae
Disc 4
Track Title Artist
1 Bella Notte Gordon MacRae
2 Follow Your Heart Gordon MacRae
3 One Misty Morning Gordon MacRae
4 A Woman In Love Gordon MacRae
5 Here's To A Wonderful Christmas Gordon MacRae
6 Fate Gordon MacRae
7 Who We Are Gordon MacRae
8 I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face Gordon MacRae
9 Obey Gordon MacRae
10 Without Love Gordon MacRae
11 Endless Love Gordon MacRae
12 San Antonio Rose Gordon MacRae
13 The Last Roundup Gordon MacRae
14 When You Kiss Me Gordon MacRae
15 Syonara Gordon MacRae
16 If I Forget You Gordon MacRae
17 Now Gordon MacRae
18 The Secret Gordon MacRae
19 A Man Once Said Gordon MacRae
20 Fly Little Bluebird Gordon MacRae
21 Little Do You Know Gordon MacRae
22 Impossible Gordon MacRae
23 Sail Away Gordon MacRae
24 Ordinary People Gordon MacRae
25 Nobody Told Me Gordon MacRae
26 The Sweetest Sounds Gordon MacRae
27 People Will Say We're In Love Gordon MacRae
28 The Surrey With The Fringe On Top Gordon MacRae
  • EAN:
    824046714529
  • Discs:
    4
  • Run Time:
    280mins
  • Artist:
    Gordon MacRae
  • Release:
    7th Feb 2020
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACQCD7145
  • Weight:
    0.2kg