VA - A Time To Remember 1930-1939: 10 CDs each one including an exclusive 20-track music compilation of original hit recordings by the original artists.
Cole Porter was one of a handful of American musical colossi. He had the genius to conjure up improbable rhyming lyrics to catchy melodies delivering not only a single song but as often or not a whole conundrum of numbers collected within the sphere of a show. This collection of 40 songs exemplifies the talent of Cole Porter and is a testament (tribute) to his longevity in musical history. Wit, humour, sophistication, rhythmic and key changes are small change to his ability.Who else could win a challenge to produce 'Miss Otis Regrets' after questioned whether he could write lyrics from the next words he heard? The cast of star celebrities in this collection say it all. Sinatra, Bennett,Crosby, Ella, Billie,Nat,Marlene, Judy to name a few. Also, the bigger bands of not so long ago, Nat Gonella, Jack Hylton, Geraldo. These need preservation orders and what better than endorse the master composer Mr Cole Porter? Add this to your collection.
Human is a studio album released by Rod Stewart on 12 March 2001 (see 2001 in music). It was Stewart's nineteenth studio album and first, and only release, on Atlantic Records (Atlantic 7567-83411-2), a sister label to his previous label Warner Bros. Records.It produced the singles "Run Back Into Your Arms", "I Can't Deny It", and "Don't Come Around Here". "I Can't Deny It" became a moderate hit and the album was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry.
Geraldo was one of the major players amongst the dance band fraternity during the nineteen thirties and forties. His approach was always meticulous, suave, polished and personal. He was always immaculately dressed and presented a smooth image to the world. During WWII he and his orchestra emulated that of Glenn Miller, taking to the road to entertain the troops at home and abroad where he established an enormous following and much goodwill. His orchestra was always popular and attracted the best musicians even employing one of Glenn Miller's best arrangers Bill Finegan. His vocalists were always of the highest quality, they included Al Bowlly, Eve Becke, Carole Carr, Cyril Grantham, Dorothy Carless, Len Camber, Archie Lewis, Cavan O'Connor, Birrel O'Malley, and Monte Ray. Geraldo died of a heart attack while on holiday in Vevey, Switzerland on May the 4th 1974, but his music lives on, as this CD testifies.
Matt Monro was a regular feature of the British singles charts between 1960 and 1965, after which he had only one other UK hit (And you smiled, a top thirty entry in 1973, not released on an original album, only on compilations). Despite the lack of hits, Matt's music remained popular with adult audiences. So there are none of Matt's own hits on the two albums presented here, but you'll find plenty of familiar (and not-so-familiar) songs via Matt's covers of pop songs from the sixties and early seventies, as well as older songs from the Great American Songbook.
VA - A Time To Remember 1940-1949: 10 CDs each one including an exclusive 20-track music compilation of original hit recordings by the original artists.
GREATEST EVER! is Union Square Music’s select, best-selling label, utilising the very best repertoire from key major labels, Greatest Ever’s 3CD box sets are some of the strongest multi-artist compilations on the market, with the greatest ever songs.
40 great original hits by the original Artist: Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, Noël Coward, Nat King Cole, Harry Roy & His Band, Turner Layton, Margaret Whiting, The Andrews Sisters, Paul Adam & His Mayfair Music, The Two Leslies, Ella Mae Morse and many more.
There are few singer/songwriters who have garnered the kind of widespread critical acclaim for such a lengthy career as Richard Thompson. From his earliest days with the British folk/rock band Fairport Convention, it was clear that Thompson was not only a uniquely talented guitarist with a distinctive style that owed as much to the Uillean pipes playing of Billy Pigg as it did the rock and roll of Chuck Berry, but also a songwriter with a dark vision, a writer who John Mellencamp admits could say more in one line than Mellencamp could in a whole song.
Watching The Dark contains 3 CDs with 23 live, rare and unreleased tracks spanning the years 1969-1992. Also included is a 24-page booklet with photos, a complete biography and a selected discography. Includes liner notes by Greil Marcus, Joe Boyd and Leslie Berman. This three-disc set contains too many rarities and flouts chronology too blatantly to function as a simple best-of. Rather, it's an eclectic overview that dips deep enough into the archives to appeal to the hardcore fans that make up most of Thompson's audience while featuring enough classics to operate as a de facto "Greatest Hits" for those unfamiliar with the unjustly hitless guitarist/singer/songwriter. Previously unreleased live cuts display Thompson's unrivaled way with his axe ("Can't Win," "Calvary Cross"). Fans of Thompson's folkier side will delight at never-before heard traditional tunes like "Bogie's Bonnie Belle" and "Poor Wee Jockey Clarke." There are even some previously unheard Fairport tracks for those who've been in on Thompson's special gift from the very beginning. If you love Thompson, you must own this.