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Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians Hits Collection Vol. 2 1937-54 (4CD)

Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians Hits Collection Vol. 2 1937-54 (4CD)

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Guy Lombardo was a hugely successful bandleader, violinist 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. He was so extraordinarily successful over a period spanning more than a quarter of a century that his tally of hit records over 200 - is so long that we have decided to spread the recordings over two 4-CD sets, of which this is Volume 1.

This great-value 90-track CD comprises most of his recordings for the Columbia, Brunswick, Victor and Decca labels during the first decade or so of his career which were credited with a Top 20 chart position in Joel Whitburns Pop Memories or Elston Brooks The Weekly Top Ten Tunes For The Last Fifty Years books. It includes some of the original hit recordings of compositions during those years of a number of Great American Songbook classics, many of them featuring his brother Carmen Lombardo on vocals, and among the No. 1s featured here are Charmaine, Sweethearts On Parade, You're Driving Me Crazy, By The River Sainte-Marie, Moonlight Saving Time, Goodnight Sweetheart, Too Many Tears, We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye & The Last Round-Up. Along with the companion set The Guy Lombardo Hits Collection Vol. 2 1937-54 (Acrobat ACQCD7140) it represents a comprehensive and enjoyable overview of his hit-making career.

REVIEWS

“Acrobat have released a number of 'sweet band' collections over recent months providing a fairly comprehensive survey of the genre, and now with the release of these two very impressive sets I think we can safely say this is the definitive Guy Lombardo. Eight CDs over the two sets comprise 193 tracks, so this is a monumental achievement by any standards, although such was the longevity and extent of Lombardo's success that even then, not all of his 218 hits can be included! Many of the songs featured here have been long forgotten but  equally there are many which went on to become standards after the band had popularised them and it is interesting to hear these versions in the light of later interpretations. Full marks to Acrobat for a mammoth undertaking..   ”  –  Gerry Stonestreet (In Tune Issue 333)

“...float along in a delightful daze”  –  Dave Gelly (Jazz Journal Winter 2019)


 
Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 The Love Bug Will Bite You If You Don't Watch out) Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
2 I Know Now Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
3 It Looks Like Rain In Cherry Blossom Lane Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Lebert Lombardo
4 Toodle-Oo Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo, Larry Owen & Fred Higman
5 A Sail Boat In The Moonlight Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
6 Gone With The Wind Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
7 Can I Forget You Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
8 The Folks Who Live On The Hill  Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
9 So Rare Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
10 I See Your Face Before Me Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
11 When The Mighty Organ Played Oh Promise Me Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
12 Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
13 It's Easier Said Than Done  Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
14 Let's Sail To Dreamland Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
15 Ti-Pi-Tin Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
16 Two Bouquets Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
17 In My Little Red Book Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
18 Little Lady Make Believe Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
19 So Little Time Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
20 I Must See Annie Tonight Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo, Larry Owen & Fred Higman
21 It's A Lonely Trail (When You're Travelin' All Alone) Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
22 I Ups To Her And She Ups To Me (And The Next Thing I Knows I'm In Love) Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo, Larry Owen & Fred Higman
23 Deep Purple Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
24 Penny Serenade Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
25 Liitle Sir Echo Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Easter Parade Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Don Rodney
2 St. Louis Blues Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
3 Cinderella Stay In My Arms Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
4 I'm Sorry For Myself Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo, Larry Owen & Fred Higman
5 South American Way Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo, Larry Owen & Fred Higman
6 In An 18th Century Drawing Room Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
7 South Of The Border Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
8 Confucius Say Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo
9 Intermezzo (Souvenir De Vienne) Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
10 The Band Played On Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner & The Lombardo Trio
11 Johnny Doughboy Found A Rose In Ireland Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner
12 For Me And My Gal Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner
13 Speak Low (When You Speak, Love) Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Voclas Billy Leach
14 Take It Easy Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Carmen Lombardo, Billy Leach, Jimmy Brown
15 It's Love Love Love Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Skip Nelson & The Lombardo Trio
16 Long Ago And Far Away Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Tony Craig
17 Humoresque Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Featuring Fred Kreitzer and Francis Vigneau at the Twin Pianos
18 Together Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Tony Craig
19 Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis  Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals The Lombardo Quartet
20 The Trolley Song Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals The Lombardo Trio & Stuart Foster
21 Always Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Stuart Foster
22 A Little On The Lonely Side Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Jimmy Brown
23 Oh! Moytle Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Jimmy Brown & The Lombardo Trio
24 Poor Little Rhode Island Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Lombardo Trio & Stuart Foster
25 Bell Bottom Trousers Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Jimmy Brown & Ensemble
26 Stars In Your Eyes Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Jimmy Brown
27 No Can Do Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Don Rodney & Rose Marie Lombardo
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Seems Like Old Times Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Don Rodney & The Lombardo Trio
2 Symphony Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
3 Shoo-Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Don Rodney
4 Give Me The Moon Over Brooklyn Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals The Lombardo Trio
5 I'd Be Lost Without You  Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Don Rodney & Quartetocals Don Rodney & Quartet
6 June Is Bustin' Out All Over Hildegard with Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians & The Song Spinners
7 Money Is The Root Of All Evil The Andrews Sisters with Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
8 The Gypsy Hildegard with Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians & The Song Spinners
9 One-Zy Two-Zy (I Love You-Zy) Hildegard with Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians & The Song Spinners
10 Christmas Island The Andrews Sisters with Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
11 Managua-Nicaragua Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Don Rodney & The Lombardo Trio
12 Anniversary Song Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner
13 April Showers Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Jimmy Brown
14 I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Don Rodney & The Lombardo Trio
15 All My Love Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Bill Flanagan
16 The Echo Said No Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Don Rodney & The Lombardo Trio
17 I'm My Own Grandpaw Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals The Lombardo Trio
18 Red Roses For A Blue Lady Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Don Rodney
19 Everywhere You Go Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Don Rodney & The Lombardo Trio
20 Down By The Station Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals The Lombardo Trio
21 Need You Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner
22 Merry-Go-Round Waltz Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner & The Lombardo Trio
23 The Four Winds And The Seven Seas Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Don Rodney
24 Hop-Scotch Polka Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner & The Lombardo Trio
25 Homecoming Waltz Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals The Lombardo Quartet
Disc 4
Track Title Artist
1 The Blue Skirt Waltz Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals The Lombardo Quartet
2 Merry Christmas Polka The Andrews Sisters with Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
3 Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner & The Lombardo Trio
4 The Wedding Samba Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner
5 The Third Man Theme Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Guitar solo by Don Rodney
6 Dearie Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner & The Lombardo Trio
7 Tiddly Winky Woo Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner & The Lombardo Trio
8 Our Little Ranch House Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner & The Lombardo Trio
9 Nola Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Featuring Fred Kreitzer and Francis Vigneau at the Twin Pianos
10 The Petite Waltz Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Featuring Fred Kreitzer and Francis Vigneau at the Twin Pianos
11 Harbor Lights Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner
12 The Tennessee Waltz Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner & The Lombardo Trio
13 Get Out Those Old Records Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner & The Lombardo Trio
14 The Chicken Song (I Ain't Gonna Take It Settin' Down) Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Cocals Cliff Graas
15 Velvet Lips Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner
16 If Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Bill Flanagan
17 Frosty The Snowman Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner & The Lombardo Trio
18 Because Of You Gloria DeHaven with Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
19 Undecided Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner
20 Crazy Heart Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner
21 Blue Tango Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner
22 Kiss Of Fire Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
23 Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Martin & The Lombardo Quartet
24 Half As Much Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Martin & The Lombardo Quartet
25 Wish You Were Here Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Martin
26 Hernando's Hideaway Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians, Vocals Kenny Gardner
  • Artist:
    Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  • Discs:
    4
  • EAN:
    824046714024
  • Release:
    September 2019
  • Product Code:
    ACQCD7140
  • Weight:
    0.2kg