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The Way We Were Set of 4CDs

The Way We Were Set of 4CDs

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Over 4 hours of beautiful music.

Smooching & crooning

Four decades of popular song from the 20s to the 50s featuring artists such as Nat ‘King’ Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Marlene Dietrich, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett and Rosemary Clooney. More than 4 hours of music

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As Time Goes By
Sophisticated Songs from the 40s
A set of gentle standards which sound as slick and sophisticated today as they did when they were first heard and played during the decade of the Second World War. Imperishable ballads and artists lit up the dark days of the war and brought joy to millions of listeners around the world.

1 I can't begin to tell you Bing Crosby
2 I'll get by Harry James & Dick Haymes
3 As time goes by Dooley Wilson
4 Together Dinah Shore
5 That lovely weekend Vera Lynn
6 Stormy weather Lena Horne
7 It had to be you Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
8 I don't want to set the world on fire The Inkspots
9 Sophisticated lady Duke Ellington
10 Besame mucho Jimmy Dorsey
11 Laura Dick Haymes
12 Moonlight in Vermont Margaret Whiting
13 Serenade in Blue Pat Friday, Ray Eberle,
The Modernaires, Glenn Miller
14 I'll be with you The Andrews Sisters
15 Our love affair Judy Garland
16 The one I love Frank Sinatra
17 Among my souvenirs Louis Armstrong
18 I know why Glenn Miller
19 At last Ray Eberle
20 Lili Marlene Marlene Dietrich

Housewives' Choice
Popular hits of the 50s
'Housewives' Choice' was a popular BBC radio show which enjoyed its heyday in the 1950s, playing thousands of records a year to the homes of Britain. The wide mix of musical styles is reflected in this selection of songs from the 1950s, featuring the usual roster of stars from the age: Guy Mitchell, 'Nat' King Cole, Tony Bennett, Doris Day and many more.

1 This ole house Rosemary Clooney
2 She wears red feathers Guy Mitchell
3 The story of my life Michael Holliday
4 Secret love Doris Day
5 Mona Lisa Nat King Cole
6 Oh mein papa Eddie Calvert
7 On the street where you live Vic Damone
8 Dreamboat Alma Cogan
9 Yellow rose of Texas Mitch Miller
10 A white sport coat Marty Robbins
11 Softly, softly Ruby Murray
12 Good luck, good health, God bless you Steve Conway
13 I believe Frankie Laine
14 Cry Johnnie Ray
15 Stranger in paradise Tony Bennett
16 No other love Ronnie Hilton
17 Here in my heart Al Martino
18 Side saddle Russ Conway
19 Let's walk that-away Doris Day and Johnnie Ray
20 Freight Train Charles McDevitt with NancyWhiskey

Fascinatin' Rhythm
Favourites from the 20s
Frolics for flappers and fun-filled songs from the roaring 20s! The rhythms, melodies, witty lyrics and inspired orchestrations are captured afresh in these beautifully restored original recordings of artists including Fred Astaire, Josephine Baker and George Gershwin. The energy is there and the beat is infectious: so put on your dancing shoes and take to the dance floor!

1 Charleston Savoy Orpheans
2 Ain't we got fun Van & Schenck
3 Toot, toot, tootsie (goodbye) Al Jolson
4 The sheik of Araby Rudy Wiedoeft's Californians
5 Feelin' kind o' blue Josephine Baker
6 The best things in life are free Jack Hylton and his orchestra
7 Dance little lady Noel Coward
8 Hot Lips Paul Whiteman and his orchestra
9 You are the only one for me Josephine Baker
10 The Okeh Laughing Record Otto Rathke and Lucie Bernardo
11 My One and Only Fred Astaire
12 Dinah Josephine Baker
13 Fascinating Rhythm Fred and Adele Astaire
14 Someone to watch over me George Gershwin
15 Suppose Josephine Baker
16 Oh! By Jingo! Margaret Young
17 Do Do Do Gertrude Lawrence and Harold French
18 Pretty little baby Josephine Baker
19 April showers Al Jolson
20 It ain't gonna rain no mo' Wendell Hall
21 Let's misbehave Irving Aaronson and his Commanders

CDG1197 White Tie and Tails
Romantic Hits of the 30s
The 1930s were golden years for popular music for, as the Roaring Twenties made way for the Tranquil Thirties, the dance bands began to change from either being brash or over sentimental to smooth, sophisticated and swinging orchestras. Our selection of 'standards' concentrates on the songs and ballads that characterize the wealth of lovely material that was popular during those years.

1 I have eyes Bing Crosby
2 Zing! Went the strings of my heart Judy Garland
3 I'm on a see-saw Harry Roy
4 Dream lover Gracie Fields
5 Somebody loves me Bing Crosby
6 This year's kisses Alice Faye
7 Love letters in the sand Ambrose with Sam Browne
8 Let us be sweethearts 'Hutch'
9 All of me Louis Armstrong
10 Once in a while Greta Keller
11 Easy come, easy go Carroll Gibbons & The Savoy Orpheans
12 What do you know about love Al Bowlly
13 So many memories Frances Langford
14 May I have the next romance with you 'Hutch'
15 Falling in love again Marlene Dietrich
16 Stardust Mills Bros
17 Indian love call Nelson Eddy & Jeannette McDonald
18 This time it's real Ella Fitzgerald
19 I'm just wild about Harry Judy Garland
20 Begin the beguine 'Hutch'
21 Goodnight my love Hildegarde
22 Because Deanna Durbin
23 I've got my love to keep me warm Dick Powell
24 Goodnight sweetheart Ray Noble with Al Bowlly


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