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Various Artists - America’s Greatest Hits 1949

Various Artists - America’s Greatest Hits 1949

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Acrobat’s popular series devoted to the biggest chart records of each calendar year continues with a look at 1949.

With 103 tracks, this compilation includes just about every record which peaked in the Top 15 of the Billboard Best Sellers and Cash Box charts.

For reasons of space, it excludes some records were still in the chart at the start of the year, but which peaked in the Top 15 in 1948, and so will be included in the forthcoming 1948 collection.

It was a big year for solo vocalists, who were now dominating as television offered an ideal means of exposure and the big swing bands declined in the era of post-war austerity, although the “sweet” orchestras with their featured singers continued to hold sway, and the year had its customary smattering of novelty songs, often in jazzy R&B or country styles.

Only eight different records made No.1 in the chart, some with very long stays at the top:

A Little Bird Told Me - Evelyn Knight & Stardusters (seven weeks)
Cruising Down The River - Blue Barron (two weeks)
Cruising Down The River - Russ Morgan & The Skylarks (seven weeks)
Riders In The Sky - Vaughn Monroe (11 weeks)
Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como (five weeks)
You're Breaking My Heart - Vic Damone (four weeks)
That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine (eight weeks)
Mule Train - Frankie Laine & The Muleskinners (six weeks)

As usual, there were also quite a number of highly collectable records by some artists we don’t hear too much about these days. It makes for an intriguing and very entertaining musical snapshot of the music scene as the war receded in people’s minds and a momentous new decade in music approached. It includes a 15,000+ word booklet with a commentary on every track.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) Sammy Kaye & the Kaydets
2 So Tired Russ Morgan
3 Buttons And Bows Betty Rhodes
4 A Little Bird Told Me Evelyn Knight & Stardusters
5 Far Away Places Margaret Whiting & the Crew Chiefs
6 Powder Your Face With Sunshine Evelyn Knight & The Stardusters
7 Far Away Places Bing Crosby
8 Sweet Georgia Brown Brother Bones & His Shadows
9 By The Way Perry Como
10 Far Away Places Perry Como
11 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Les Brown
12 Galway Bay Bing Crosby
13 The Pussy Cat Song (Nyow! Nyot! Nyow!) Patty Andrews and Bob Crosby
14 Lavender Blue Dinah Shore
15 Cruising Down The River Blue Barron
16 Red Roses For A Blue Lady Vaughn Monroe
17 Powder Your Face With Sunshine Sammy Kaye & the Kaydets
18 I Love You So Much It Hurts Mills Brothers
19 Careless Hands Sammy Kaye & the Kaydets
20 Cruising Down The River Russ Morgan & The Skylarks
21 Here I'll Stay Jo Stafford
22 So In Love Gordon MacRae
23 Down By The Station Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
24 You, You, You Are The One Ames Brothers
25 Forever And Ever Russ Morgan & The Skylarks
26 Forever And Ever Perry Como
Disc 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Sunflower Russ Morgan & The Skylarks
2 Red Roses For A Blue Lady Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians (Don Rodney, vocal)
3 Careless Hands Mel Torme
4 Sunflower Jack Fulton
5 "A" You're Adorable Jo Stafford & Gordon Macrae
6 Need You Jo Stafford & Gordon Macrae
7 "A" You're Adorable Perry Como & Fontane Sisters
8 Clancy Lowered The Boom Dennis Day
9 Cruising Down The River Jack Smith & The Clark Sisters
10 Riders In The Sky Vaughn Monroe
11 Again Gordon Jenkins & Joe Graydon Chorus
12 I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore Stardusters
13 Once In Love With Amy Ray Bolger
14 All Right Louie, Drop The Gun Cass Daley
15 Comme Ci, Comme Ca Tony Martin
16 Again Mel Torme
17 Some Enchanted Evening Perry Como
18 Baby, It's Cold Outside Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer
19 Again Vic Damone
20 Bali Ha'i Perry Como
21 A Wonderful Guy Margaret Whiting
22 Some Enchanted Evening Bing Crosby
23 Room Full Of Roses Sammy Kaye & the Kaydets
24 Four Winds And The Seven Seas Sammy Kaye & Tony Alamo Choir
25 You're Breaking My Heart Vic Damone
Disc 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Baby,It's Cold Outside Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark
2 Merry Go Round Waltz Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians (Kenny Gardner, vocal)
3 I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore Perry Como
4 Kiss Me Sweet Kitty Kallen
5 How It Lies, How It Lies Connie Haines
6 The Huckle-Buck Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
7 Room Full Of Roses Dick Haymes
8 Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue Benny Strong & His Orchestra
9 Blue Skirt Waltz Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks with The Marlin Sisters
10 The Huckle Buck Frank Sinatra
11 Jealous Heart Al Morgan
12 Maybe It's Because Dick Haymes
13 Baby,It's Cold Outside Don Cornell and Laura Leslie
14 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) Vaughn Monroe
15 Lover's Gold Dinah Shore
16 Room Full Of Roses Eddy Howard
17 You're So Understanding Evelyn Knight
18 Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes Eddy Howard
19 Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk Perry Como
20 My Bolero Vic Damone
21 That Lucky Old Sun Frankie Laine
22 You're Breaking My Heart Ink Spots
23 Twenty-Four Hours Of Sunshine Art Mooney & His Orchestra
24 Some Enchanted Evening Ezio Pinza
25 I Love You (Just One Way To Say) Perry Como
26 Slipping Around Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
Disc 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Whispering Hope Jo Stafford & Gordon Macrae
2 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) Mills Brothers
3 I Never See Maggie Alone Kenny Roberts
4 Don't Cry, Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go) Gordon Jenkins & Betty Brewer
5 (Where Are You) Now That I Need You Doris Day and The Mellomen
6 Dance Of The Hours Spike Jones & Doodles Weaver
7 Circus Tony Martin
8 You're Breaking My Heart Buddy Clark
9 Give Me Your Hand Perry Como
10 Hop-Scotch Polka (Scotch Hot) Guy Lombardo & Kenny Gardner Trio
11 That Lucky Old Sun Vaughn Monroe
12 A Dreamer's Holiday Perry Como & Fontane Sisters
13 Mule Train Frankie Laine & The Muleskinners
14 I'll Never Slip Around Again Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
15 Dime A Dozen Sammy Kaye
16 I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts Freddy Martin and His Orchestra
17 Toot Toot Tootsie (Goodbye) Art Mooney & His Orchestra
18 Mule Train Vaughn Monroe
19 Canadian Capers Doris Day
20 Mule Train Tennessee Ernie
21 I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas Yogi Yorgesson
22 Charley, My Boy Andrews Sisters
23 Way Back Home Bing Crosby
24 Yingle Bells Yogi Yorgesson
25 I Wanna Go Home With You Perry Como
26 She Wore A Yellow Ribbon Andrews Sisters
  • Artist:
    Various Artists
  • EAN:
    824046715625
  • Discs:
    4
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    July 2021
  • Product Code:
    ACQCD7156
  • Weight:
    0.2kg