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Till the End of Time & It's Easy to Dance With
Till the End of Time & It's Easy to Dance With
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5.0 out of 5 stars Florian ZaBach: Till The End of Time/It’s Easy To Dance: 26 songs; 2 complete albums with 6 bonus tracks; CD debut; great sound!, July 18 2015
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CONTENT:

This CD “Till The End of Time/It’s Easy To Dance With Florian ZaBach” was released under reputable reissue label Sepia Records from UK in 2015. I have compiled a detailed song listing (with single label & number, chart position)(US=US Singles Chart prior to 1955):

LP ‘TILL THE END OF TIME (Mercury SRW-16245)(1958):
01 The Very Thought of You
02 My Blue Heaven
03 The Waltz You Saved For Me
04 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
05 I Married An Angel
06 Till The End of Time
07 Tenderly
08 Ain’t Misbehavin’
09 Cuddle Up A Little Closer
10 The Anniversary Waltz
11 Lovely To Look At
12 When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver
LP IT’S EASY TO DANCE WITH FLORIAN ZABACH (Mercury ST-60107)(1960):
13 Medley No. 1: Toot, Tootsie Goodbye/all I Do Is Dream Of You/Should I/June Night/Somebody Stole My Gal
14 Medley No. 6: Once In A While/It Happened In Montery/I’m In The Mood for Love
15 Medley No. 4: Swingin’ Down The Lane/I Cried For You/I’m Thru With Love
16 Medley No. 3: Rain/You Were Meant For Me/I Never Knew/Stumbling
17 Medley No. 2: At Sundown/I’ll See You In My Dreams/A-Tisket A-Tasket/Five Foot Two Eyes Of Blue
18 Medley No. 7: Over The Rainbow/Everything I Have Is Yours/In A Little Spanish Town
19 Medley No. 5: Rose Room/Singin’ In The Rain/Sunday
20 Medley No. 8: Stompin’ At The Savoy/Lullaby in Rhythm/Don’t Be That Way/One O’Clock Jump
BONUS TRACKS:
21 The Hot Canary (Decca 9-27509)(a-side)(US 13/1951)
22 Jalousie (Decca 9-27509)(b-side, 1951)
23 Tea For Two (Decca 9-27614)(uncharted a-side, 1951)
24 The Funny Fiddle
25 Gypsy Fiddler (Decca 9-28507)(uncharted a-side, 1952)
26 The Waltzing Cat (Decca 9-27729)(uncharted a-side, 1951)

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 Florian ZaBach’s violin music is seldom available on CDs. Finally two complete albums are released, together with 6 bonus tracks, all making their CD debut.
2 The sound is very well remastered by per high usual standards at Sepia Records, using 24 bit Cedar System. You can all the little details and variation on Florian ZaBach’s Guarnerius violin. The backing instruments in the orchestra are clearly defined.
3 There is a nice 8-page booklet, containing the original LP liner notes. The front cover of “It’s Easy To Dance With Florian ZaBach” was fully displayed occupying the entire page. Thank you. The picture in the front album for “’Till The End of Time” was displayed, but the front cover was modified.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 Time: 74 minutes. A few more singles, like “The Red Canary”, “When The White Lilacs Bloom Again” can be included.
2 There are no label & number and no year of release.
3 In the original album, all the medleys were arranged from 1 - 8. For some reason unknown, in this CD, the medleys were haphazardly arranged. But this really did not affect the listening pleasure.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Florian ZaBach was born in Chicago on August 15, 1918 and died on February 25, 2006. His violin music with his rare and expensive Guarnerius violin is very distinctive and detailed. Originally, just looking at the song listing, I would have preferred Sepia Records to release a more popular album, like “The Hot Canary” instead of all the medleys in the dance album. But after listening to it, I completely changed my mind. All the medleys are catchy, making one tapping his feet. You have Quick Step, Fox Trot and even a Cha Cha Cha in there. The entire set is totally enjoyable with fantastic sound. If you like instrumental music, especially violin, this rare set is highly recommended.

Songs You Heard at the Movies
Songs You Heard at the Movies
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5.0 out of 5 stars SONGS YOU HEARD AT THE MOVIES (3CDs): 75 songs from movies; many rare soundtrack gems; good sound; great collection!, July 17 2015
POSITIVE POINTS:

1 This 3 CD set contains 75 songs that were featured in movies. Some are direct from the original soundtrack specific for that movie, while some songs were featured in the movies. It is a wonderful collection with great varieties, featuring many pop hits. There are many rare original soundtrack instrumental gems.
2 The sound is well remastered.
3 Original versions were used. No re-recorded versions.
4 Good value: 75 songs.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

If you like movies, all the songs will bring back many memories. The entire set is enjoyable with good sound and great varieties, and is highly recommended.

SONG LISTING:

I purposely put the detailed song listing to the end because it is rather long. I have included the name of the song, label & number, chart position, name of movie and year, plus personal comments. If you like to know the contents, please read on:

DISC 1:
01 Also Sprach Zarathustra – Herbert von Karajan & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (from movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968); directed by Stanley Kubrick).
02 Misirlou – Dick Dale (Deltone 5019)(uncharted a-side, 1963)(from movie “Pulp Fiction” (1994)*sometimes spelled as “Miserlou”; directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring John Travolta and Uma Thurman.
03 Rebel Rouser – Duane Eddy & The Rebels (Jamie 1104)(a-side)(BB Pop 6/1958)(from movie “Forrest Gump” (1994); directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks).
04 Touch of Evil (Main Title) – Henry Mancini (from movie “Touch of Evil” (1958); directed by Orson Welles).
05 Experiment in Terror – Kai Winding (from movie “Experiment in Terror (1962); directed by Blake Edwards; should have used Henry Mancini’s version).
06 Stand By Me – Ben E. King (Atco 6194)(a-side)(BB Pop 4/1961)(from movie “Stand By Me” (1986); directed by Rob Reiner).
07 Spartacus Love Theme – Alex North (from movie “Spartacus” (1960); directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Kirk Douglas)*rare gem if you are a soundtrack collector.
08 A-Tisket, A-Tasket – Ella Fitzgerald (Decca 1840)(a-side)(US 1(10)/1938)(from movie “The Master” (2012); starring Philip Seymour Hoffman)
09 Ain’t Got No Home – Clarence “Frogman” Henry (Argo 5259)(BB Pop 20/1956)(from movie “The Lost Boys” (1987); directed by Joel Schumacher).
10 Upper And Outest – Duke Ellington (from movie “Anatomy Of A Murder” (1959); directed by Otto Preminger)
11 Theme From Exodus – Ernest Gold and The Sinfonia of London Orchestra (from movie “Exodus” (1960); directed by Otto Preminger; starring Paul Newman)*rare soundtrack gem.
12 Be-Bop-A-Lula – Gene Vincent (Capitol 3450)(a-side)(BB Pop 7/1956)(from movie “The Girl Can’t Help It” (1956); starring Jane Mansfield)
13 Time After Time – Dinah Washington (Verve Records)(from movie “The Theory of Everything” (2014); directed by James Marsh)
14 The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71A: Chinese Dance – The Philadelphia Orchestra & Leopold Stokowski (from movie “Fantasia” (1940 classic from Walt Disney).
15 Stranger On The Shore – Mr. Acker Bilk (Atco 6217)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(1)/1962); from movie “There’s Something About Mary” (1998); starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller)
16 Tu Es Partout – Edith Piaf (from movie “Saving Private Ryan” (1998); directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks)
17 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – Django Reinhardt (from movie “The Aviator” (2004); directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio)
18 South Pacific Theme – Alfred Newman (from movie “South Pacific” (1958)*another great soundtrack theme.
19 Singin’ In The Rain – Gene Kelly (from movie “Singin’ In The Rain” (1952); directed by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly).
20 Main Title/Tara’s Theme – Muir Mathieson & the Sinfonia Of London Orchestra (from movie “Gone With The Wind” (1939); starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh)
21 Tutti Frutti – Little Richard (Specialty 561)(a-side)(BB Pop 17/1956)(from movie “Cocktail” (1988); starring Tom Cruise)
22 Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin (Atco 6158)(a-side)(BB Pop 6/1960)(from movie “Goodfellas” (1990); directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro)
23 The Green Leaves of Summer – Nick Perito (from movie “Inglorious Bastards” (2009); directed by Quentin Tarantino)*rare soundtrack version.
24 Tweedle Dee – Lavern Baker (Atlantic 1047)(a-side)(BB Pop 14/1955)(from movie “The Departed” (2006); directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio)
25 Soul Bossa Nova – Quincy Jones (from movie “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” (1997); starring Mike Myers)

DISC 2:
01 The James Bond Theme – John Barry (from movie “Dr. No” (1962); starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress)
02 Jailhouse Rock – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 47-7035)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(7)/1957)(from movie “Jailhouse Rock” (1957); starring the King)
03 The Harry Lime Theme – Anton Karas (London 536)(a-side)(US 1(11)/1950)(from movie “The Third Man” (1949); starring Orson Welles)*also called “The Third Man Theme”
04 Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets (Decca 29124)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(8)/1955)(from movie “Blackboard Jungle” (1955); starring Glenn Ford)
05 Patricia – Perez Prado (RCA Victor 7245)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(1)/1958)(from movie “Space Cowboys” (2000); directed by Clint Eastwood)
06 Caper at the Coffee House – Warren Barker (from TV series “77 Sunset Strip” (1958 – 1964)*rare gem.
07 Down In Mexico – the Coasters (Atco 6064)(BB Pop 8/1956)(from movie “Death Proof” (2007); directed Quentin Tarantino)
08 Genenque – Miles Davis (from movie “Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud (Elevator to the Gallows” (1958); starring Jeanne Moreau)
09 Jet Song – Russ Tamblyn, Johnny Green (from movie “West Side Story” (1961); starring Natalie Wood)
10 Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker (Vee Jay 438)(a-side)(BB Pop 60/1962)(from movie “Blues Brothers” (1980); starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd)
11 The March of the Siamese Children – Alfred Newman (from movie “The King and I” (1956); starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr)*rare original soundtrack
12 Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland (Decca 2672)(a-side)(US 5/1939)(from movie “The Wizard of Oz” (1939)
13 Vertigo Prelude & Rooftop – Muir Mathieson (from movie “Vertigo” (1958); directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Kim Novak)
14 Crying In The Chapel – the Orioles (Jubilee 5122)(a-side)(BB Pop 11/1953)(from movie “Revolutionary Road” (2008); directed by Sam Mendes, starring Leonardo DiCaprio)
15 Lovesick Blues – Hank Williams (MGM 10352)(a-side)(BB C&W 1(16)/1949)(from movie “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994); starring Tim Robbins & Morgan Freeman)
16 Toss Me A Scalpel – Leith Stevens & Stu Phillips (from movie “The Interns” (1962)
17 Sh-Boom – the Crew Cuts (Mercury 70404)(a-side)(US 1(9)/1954)(from movie “Hearts in Atlantis” (2001); starring Anthony Hopkins)
18 Jeep’s Blues – Duke Ellington (from movie “American Hustle” (2013); starring Christian Bale & Jennifer Lawrence)
19 Clark Street – Elmer Bernstein (from movie “The Man with the Golden Arm” (1955); directed by Otto Preminger, starring Frank Sinatra)
20 Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun 281)(a-side)(BB Pop 2(4)/1957)(from movie “Top Gun” (1986); starring Tom Cruise)
21 Twistin’ The Night Away – Sam Cooke (RCA Victor 7983)(a-side)(BB Pop 9/1962)(from movie “Animal House” (1978); directed by John Landis; starring John Belushi)
22 A Blossom Fell – Nat King Cole (Capitol 3095)(a-side)(BB Pop 2(1)/1955)(from movie “Badlands” (1973); starring Martin Sheen)
23 Moon River – Henry Mancini (RCA Victor 7916)(a-side)(BB Pop 11/1961)(from movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961); starring Audrey Hepburn)
24 Tumbling Tumbleweeds – The Songs of the Pioneers (RCA Victor 20-1904)(a-side)(BB C&W 11/1948)(from movie “The Big Lebowski” (1998); starring Jeff Bridges)
25 Beethoven: Symphony #9 in D Minor, Op. 125, “Choral” 2 – Herbert von Karjan (from movie “A Clockwork Orange” (1971); directed by Stanley Kubrick)

DISC 3:
01 Ride of the Valkyries – Arthur Rodzinski & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (from movie “Apocalypse Now” (1979); directed by Francis Ford Coppola)
02 Smokestack Lightnin’ – Howlin’ Wolf (from movie “Wolf of Wall Street” (2013); directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio)
03 A Streetcar Named Desire (Main Theme) – Alex North (from movie “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951); starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh)*rare soundtrack gem.
04 Po’ Lazarus – James Carter (from movie “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (2000); starring George Clooney)
05 The Street – Elmer Bernstein (from movie “Sweet Smell of Success” (1957); starring Burt Lancaster & Tony Curtis)
06 Maria – The Dave Brubeck Quartet (from movie “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012); starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper)
07 Green Onions – Booker T. & The M.G.’s (Stax 127)(a-side)(BB Pop 3(1)/1962)(from movie “Quadrophenia” (1979)
08 Wheel of Fortune – Kay Starr (Capitol 1964)(a-side)(US 1(10)/1962)(from movie “L.A. Confidential” (1997); starring Russell Crowe)
09 Main Theme – Ray Heindorf & His Orchestra (from movie “Rebel Without A Cause” (1955); starring James Dean and Natalie Wood)*another rare soundtrack gem.
10 Daddy Long Legs - Leith Stevens All Stars (from movie “Private Hell 36” (1954)
11 La Dolce Vita (Finale) – Franco Ferrara & His Orchestra (from movie “La Dolce Vita” (1960)
12 Never On Sunday (Main Theme) – Manos Hadjidakis (from movie “Never On Sunday” (1960)*rare soundtrack gem.
13 Please Love Me Forever - Tommy Edwards (MGM 12688)(b-side)(BB Pop 61/1958)(from movie “Rain Man” (1988); starring Dustin Hoffman & Tom Cruise)
14 Ballad For Brent – Krzysztof Komeda (from movie “Knife In The Water” (1962)
15 Somethin’ Else – Eddie Cochran (Liberty 55203)(a-side)(BB Pop 58/1959)(from movie “Diner” (1982); directed by Barry Levinson)
16 Beat Girl (Main Title – John Barry (from movie “Beat Girl” (2013)
17 Big Girls Don’t Cry – the Four Seasons (Vee-Jay 465)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(5)/1962)(from movie “Dirty Dancing” (1987); starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey)
18 Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra (from movie “Catch Me If You Can” (2002); starring Leonardo DiCaprio & Tom Hanks)
19 Walk On The Wild Side – Elmer Bernstein (from movie “Walk On The Wild Side” (1962); starring Laurence Harvey & Capucine)
20 Runaway – Del Shannon (Big Top 3061)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(4)/1961)(from movie “Good Will Hunting” (1997); starring Robin Williams & Matt Damon)
21 Rumble – Link Wray (Cadence 1347)(a-side)(BB Pop 16/1958)(from movie “Blow” (2001); starring Johnny Depp)
22 Imagination – Red Nichols & His Five Pennies (from movie “The Artist” (2011)*real old song from 1939.
23 Lonely Room – Adolph Deutsch (from movie “The Apartment” (1960); directed by Billy Wilder, starring Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine)*rare soundtrack gem.
24 Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (from movie “When Harry Met Sally” (1989); starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan)
25 As Time Goes By – Dooley Wilson (from movie “Casablanca” (1942); starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman)*original version in the movie.

I hope the above information is helpful to you.

The Decca Years (1956-1963)
The Decca Years (1956-1963)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tommy Steele The Decca Years (2CDs): 68 songs; every single (a & b-sides, 56-63); many album tracks; great sound!, July 16 2015
CONTENT:

“The Decca Years 1956 – 1963” was released as a 2 CD set by Decca in 1999. It contains every single released by Tommy Steele during his Decca years, plus many album tracks. I have compiled a detailed song listing (with single and album label & number, chart position, debut date)(UK=British Singles Chart):

DISC 1:
SINGLES:
01 Rock With The Caveman (Decca F 10795)(a-side)(UK 13/1956)(October 1956)
02 Rock Around The Town (Decca F 10795)(b-side, October 1956)
03 Doomsday Rock (Decca F 10808)(uncharted a-side, October 1956)
04 Elevator Rock (Decca F 10808)(b-side, October 1956)
05 Singin’ The Blues (Decca F 10819)(a-side)(UK 1(1)/1956)(November 1956)*his only #1 song.
06 Rebel Rock (Decca F 10819)(b-side, November 1956)
07 Knee Deep In The Blues (Decca F 10849)(a-side)(UK 15/1957)(February 1957)
08 Teenage Party (Decca F 10849)(b-side, February 1957)
09 Butterfingers (Decca F 10877)(a-side)(UK 8/1957)(April 1957)
10 Cannibal Pot (Decca F 10877)(b-side, April 1957)
11 Shiralee (Decca F 10896)(a-side)(UK 11/1957)(May 1957)
12 Grandad’s Rock (Decca F 10896)(b-side, May 1957)
13 Butterfly (Decca F 10915)*from The Lord’s Taverners Record “All Star Hit Parade No. 2” (1957)
14 Water, Water (Decca F 10923)(a-side)(UK 5/1957)(August 1957)
15 A Handful Of Songs (Decca F 10923)(b-side, August 1957)(UK 5/1957)*double sided hit
16 Hey You! (Decca F 10941)(a-side)(UK 28/1957)(October 1957)
17 Plant A Kiss (Decca F 10941)(b-side, October 1957)
18 Nairobi (Decca F 10991)(a-side)(UK 3/1958)(March 1958)
19 Neon Sign (Decca F 10991)(b-side, March 1958)
20 Happy Guitar (Decca F 10976)(a-side)(UK 20/1958)(February 1958)
21 Princess (Decca F 10976)(b-side, February 1958)
22 It’s All Happening (Decca F 11026)(uncharted a-side, May 1958)
23 What Do You Do (Decca F 11026)(b-side, May 1958)
24 The Only Man On The Island (Decca F 11041)(a-side)(UK 16/1958)(June 1958)
25 I Puts The Lightie On (Decca F 11041)(b-side, June 1958)
26 Come On, Let’s Go (Decca F 11072)(a-side)(UK 10/1958)(October 1958)
27 Put A Ring On Her Finger (Decca F 11072)(b-side, October 1958)
28 A Lovely Night (Decca F 11089)(uncharted a-side, November 1958)
29 Marriage Type Love (Decca F 11089)(b-side, November 1958)
30 Hiawatha (Decca F 11117)(uncharted a-side, March 1959)*rare gem.
31 The Trial (Decca F 11117)(b-side, March 1959)*rare gem.
32 Tallahassee Lassie (Decca F 11152)(a-side)(UK 16/1959)(July 1959)*UK cover version of Freddy Cannon’s US hit.
33 Give! Give! Give! (Decca F 11152)(b-side, July 1959)(UK 28/1959)*double sided hit
34 You Were Mine (Decca F 11162)(uncharted a-side, September 1959)
35 Young Ideas (Decca F 11162)(b-side, September 1959)

DISC 2:
SINGLES:
01 Little White Bull (Decca F 11177)(a-side)(UK 6/1959)(November 1959)
02 Singing Time (Decca F 11177)(b-side, November 1959)
03 What A Mouth (What A North and South)(Decca F 11245)(a-side)(UK 5/1960)(June 1960)
04 Kookaburra (Decca F 11245)(b-side, June 1960)
05 Happy-Go-Lucky Blues (Decca F 11275)(uncharted a-side, September 1960)
06 (The Girl With The) Long Black Hair (Decca F 11275)(b-side, September 1960)
07 Must Be Santa (Decca F 11299)(a-side)(UK 40/1960)(November 1960)
08 Boys and Girls (Decca F 11299)(b-side, November 1960)
09 The Dit-Dit Song (Decca F 11361)(uncharted a-side, May 1961)
10 My Big Best Shoes (Decca F 11361)(b-side, May 1961)
11 The Writing On The Wall (Decca F 11372)(a-side)(UK 30/1961)(July 1961)
12 Drunken Guitar (Decca F 11372)(b-side, July 1961)
13 Hit Record (Decca F 11479)(uncharted a-side, June 1962)
14 What A Little Darlin’ (Decca F 11479)(b-side, June 1962)
15 He’s Got Love (Decca F 11551)(uncharted a-side, December 1962)
16 Green Eye (Decca F 11551)(b-side, December 1962)
17 Butter Wouldn’t Melt In Your Mouth (Decca F 11532)(uncharted a-side, December 1962)
18 Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Decca F 11532)(b-side, December 1962)
19 Flash, Bang, Wallop! (Decca F 11615)(uncharted a-side, March 1963)*rare gem.
20 She’s Too Far Above Me (Decca F 11615)(b-side, March 1963)*rare gem.
ALBUM TRACKS:
21 Half A Sixpence*from album “Half A Sixpence” (Decca LK 4521)(1963)
22 Giddy-Up-A-Ding Dong*from album “The Tommy Steele Stage Show” (Decca LF 1287)(1957)
23 Kaw-Liga*from album “The Tommy Steele Stage Show” (Decca LF 1287)(1957)
24 Young Love*from EP “Young Love” (Decca DFE 6388)(1957)
25 Take Me Back Baby*from EP “The Tommy Steele Story No. 1” (Decca DFE 6398)(1957)
26 Build Up*from EP “The Tommy Steele Story No. 1” (Decca DFE 6398)(1957)
27 Time To Kill*from EP “The Tommy Steele Story No. 2” (Decca DFE 6424)(1957)
28 Hair-Down Hoe-Down*from EP “The Duke Wore Jeans” (Decca DFE 6472)(1958)
29 Sweet Georgia Brown*from EP “Sweet Georgia Brown” (Decca DFE 6592)(1959)
30 Tommy the Toreador*from EP “The Tommy The Toreador” (Decca DFE 6607)(1959)
31 Hollerin’ And Screamin’*from album “Get Happy with Tommy” (Decca LK 4351)(1960)
32 Lonesome Traveller*from album “Get Happy with Tommy” (Decca LK 4351)(1960)
33 So Long (It’s Been Good To Know Yuh)*from album “Get Happy with Tommy” (Decca LK 4351)(1960)

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 This set has the most complete and comprehensive coverage of Tommy Steele’s singles on Decca, covering every released single (a and b-sides). There are also rare album and EP tracks.
2 The sound is very well remastered, probably from the original master tapes. This set was released in 1999. Even up to present (2015), there is no other set out there with equal sound quality. All the songs in this set are still my reference standards.
3 There is a wonderful 18-page booklet, with an informative and detailed essay by Dave McAleer. Label & number plus chart position are all included. The names of orchestras were also included.
4 All the songs are arranged chronologically.
5 Disc 1: 35 songs; disc 2: 33 songs. Good value.

NEGATIVE POINT:

1 I was hoping that the unreleased song “Light Up The Sky” (Decca F 11258)(July 1960) is included. Its b-side “Drunken Guitar” is included in this set as the b-side to “The Writing On The Wall.”

COMPLETE SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY:

Tommy Steele has 17 charted singles in the UK chart, but never charted in US, I have compiled a Complete Singles Discography, and found that he has 33 singles (charted and uncharted, from 1956 to 1974, but only 65 songs because one song was a repeat release). His labels are (1) Decca (1956 – 1963), (2) Columbia (1963), (3) Buena Vista (1967), (4) RCA (1968), (5) Buena Vista (1968), and (6) Pye (1974). There are still 5 more singles (10 songs) that are currently not available.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Tommy Steele was born Thomas Hicks on December 17, 1936 in Bermondsey, South London. He was the first British rock’n’roll star of the 1950s – outpacing legends like Sir Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde and Billy Fury. He also had a hand in writing many of his biggest hits – a real rarity for any UK artist in that decade. Dubbed Britain's answer to Elvis Presley, he reached number one with "Singing the Blues" in 1957, and The Tommy Steele Story was the first album by a UK act to reach number one.

This set represents the definitive edition for Tommy Steele, very complete, great sound, songs arranged chronologically, with many album tracks. If you are looking for CDs on Tommy Steele, this set is very highly recommended.

Very Best of
Very Best of
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tommy Steele Very Best Of (3CDs): 80 songs on Decca; many singles (56-62); album & live tracks; good sound., July 16 2015
This review is from: Very Best of (Audio CD)
CONTENT:

This 3 CD set, released by reissue label One Day Music from UK in 2015, contain 80 songs from 1956 to 1962 all on the Decca label. I have compiled a detailed song listing (single label & number, chart position, debut date, with personal comments)(UK=British Singles Chart):

DISC 1:
01 Singing The Blues (Decca F 10819)(a-side)(UK 1(1)/1956)(November 1956)*his only #1 song.
02 Rock With The Caveman (Decca F 10795)(a-side)(UK 13/1956)(October 1956)
03 Butterfingers (Decca F 10877)(a-side)(a-side)(UK 8/1957)(April 1957)
04 Tallahassee Lassie (Decca F 11152)(a-side)(UK 16/1959)(July 1959)*UK cover version of Freddy Cannon's US hit.
05 Doomsday Rock (Decca F 10808)(uncharted a-side, October 1956)
06 Teenage Party (Decca F 10849)(b-side, February 1957)
07 The Writing On The Wall (Decca F 11372)(a-side)(UK 30/1961)(July 1961)
08 Amanda
09 Giddy Up A Ding Dong (live)
10 I Puts The Lightie On (Decca F 11041)(b-side, June 1958)
11 My Big Best Shoes (Decca F 11361)(b-side, May 1961)
12 Kookaburra (Decca F 11245)(b-side, June 1960)
13 Photograph
14 Young Love
15 Shiralee (Decca F 10896)(a-side)(UK 11/1957)(May 1957)
16 Take A Ride
17 Two Eyes
18 Thanks A Lot
19 What A Little Darlin' (Decca F 11479)(b-side, June 1962)
20 Young Ideas (Decca F 11162)(b-side, September 1959)
21 Marriage Type Love (Decca F 11089)(b-side, November 1958)
22 Family Tree
23 What Is This Thing Called Love? (live)
24 Plant A Kiss (Decca F 10941)(b-side, October 1957)
25 Rebel Rock (Decca F 10819)(b-side, November 1956)

DISC 2:
01 Come On, Let's Go (Decca F 11072)(a-side)(UK 10/1958)(October 1958)
02 Knee Deep In The Blues (Decca F 10849)(a-side)(UK 15/1957)(February 1957)
03 Water Water (Decca F 10923)(a-side)(UK 5/1957)(August 1957)
04 Cannibal Pot (Decca F 10877)(b-side, April 1957)*misspelled as Cannbial Pot; sloppy editing
05 Little White Bull (Decca F 11177)(a-side)(UK 6/1959)(November 1959)
06 (The Girl With The) Long Black Hair (Decca F 11275)(b-side, September 1960)
07 Razzle-Dazzle (live)
08 Happy Guitar (Decca F 10976)(a-side)(UK 20/1958)(February 1958)
09 Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Decca F 11532)(b-side, December 1962)
10 Singing Time (Decca F 11177)(b-side, November 1959)
11 Princess (Decca F 10976)(b-side, February 1958)
12 Take Me Back, Baby
13 Rock Around The Town (Decca F 10795)(b-side, October 1956)
14 Teenage Party (live)
15 Build Up
16 Neon Sign (Decca F 10991)(b-side, March 1958)
17 Treasure of Love (live)
18 Hit Record (Decca F 11479)(uncharted a-side, June 1962)
19 The Dit-Dit Song (Decca F 11361)(uncharted a-side, May 1961)
20 Time To Kill
21 Where's The Birdie?
22 Grandad's Rock (Decca F 10896)(b-side, May 1957)
23 A Lovely Night (Decca F 11089)(uncharted a-side, November 1958)
24 Honky Tonk Blues (live)
25 Drunken Guitar (Decca F 11258)(b-side, July 1960)

DISC 3:
01 Nairobi (Decca F 10991)(a-side)(UK 3/1958)(March 1958)
02 Butterfly
03 What A Mouth (What A North And South)(Decca F 11245)(a-side)(UK 5/1960)(June 1960)
04 Elevator Rock (Decca F 10808)(b-side, October 1956)
05 Rock With The Caveman (live)
06 Tommy The Toreador
07 Boys and Girls (Decca F 11299)(b-side, November 1960)
08 Give, Give, Give (Decca F 11152)(b-side, July 1959)(UK 28/1959)*double sided hit
09 Butter Wouldn't Melt In Your Mouth (Decca F 11532)(uncharted a-side, December 1962)
10 Hair Down Hoe Down
11 Kaw Liga (live)
12 A Handful of Songs (Decca F 10923)(b-side, August 1957)(UK 5/1957)*double sided hit
13 Happy Go Lucky Blues (Decca F 11275)(uncharted a-side, September 1960)*in the CD song listing, the title was listed as 'Happy Go Lucky'; sloppy editing.
14 I Like
15 What Do You Do (Decca F 11026)(b-side, May 1958)
16 On The Move (live)
17 Will It Be You
18 Hey You (Decca F 10941)(a-side)(UK 28/1957)(October 1957)
19 You Gotta Go
20 Wedding Bells (live)
21 You Were Mine (Decca F 11162)(uncharted a-side, September 1959)
22 Put A Ring On Her Finger (Decca F 11072)(b-side, October 1958)
23 Number 22 Across The Way
24 Green Eye (Decca F 11551)(b-side, December 1962)
25 It's All Happening (Decca F 11026)(uncharted a-side, May 1958)
26 What Is This Thing Called Love (live)
27 The Only Man On The Island (Decca F 11041)(a-side)(UK 16/1958)(June 1958)
28 He's Got Love (Decca F 11551)(uncharted a-side, December 1962)
29 Must Be Santa (Decca F 11299)(a-side)(UK 40/1960)(November 1960)
30 The Truth About Me

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 Almost all the singles on Decca by Tommy Steele are present here (except 5 songs). There are also many album tracks and live tracks.
2 The sound is very well remastered. But it is still not as good as my original reference 'The Decca Years 1956 ' 1963' from the original label Decca. But, 'The Decca Years' is more expensive.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 There are 5 songs (singles) that are missing in this set:
(1) Hiawatha(Decca F 11117)(uncharted a-side, March 1959)
(2) The Trial (Decca F 11117)(b-side, March 1959)
(3) Light Up The Sky (Decca F 11258)(July 1960)*unreleased
(4) Flash, Bang, Wallop! (Decca F 11615)(uncharted a-side, March 1963)
(5) She's Too Far Above Me (Decca F 11615)(b-side, March 1963)
Fortunately, all the above tracks, except "Light Up The Sky" are found in 'The Decca Years 1956 ' 1963'. One Day Music, like most reissue labels in UK, does not release materials beyond 1962 due to Public Domain law.
2 The songs are not arranged chronologically.
3 Some titles are misspelled as noted above. Sloppy editing.
4 There is no booklet.

COMPLETE SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY:

Tommy Steele has 17 charted singles in the UK chart, but never charted in US, I have compiled a Complete Singles Discography, and found that he has 33 singles (charted and uncharted, from 1956 to 1974, but only 65 songs because one song was a repeat release). His labels are (1) Decca (1956 ' 1963), (2) Columbia (1963), (3) Buena Vista (1967), (4) RCA (1968), (5) Buena Vista (1968), and (6) Pye (1974). There are still 5 more singles (10 songs) that are currently not available.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Tommy Steele was born Thomas Hicks on December 17, 1936 in Bermondsey, South London. He was the first British rock'n'roll star of the 1950s ' outpacing legends like Sir Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde and Billy Fury. He also had a hand in writing many of his biggest hits ' a real rarity for any UK artist in that decade. Dubbed Britain's answer to Elvis Presley, he reached number one with "Singing the Blues" in 1957, and The Tommy Steele Story was the first album by a UK act to reach number one.

If you value sound quality and completeness, I would recommend 'The Decca Years 1956 ' 1963' (2 CDs, Decca, 1999). However, this current set is much cheaper and has 80 songs with most of the singles, plus many album and live tracks. The sound is good. If you like Tommy Steele, this set is still recommended.

Time Hasn't Changed Us the Complete 1967-71
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Affair Time Hasn’t Changed Us (3CDs): 67 songs; all singles on CBS + album tracks; solo singles Steve Ellis; good sound., July 14 2015
CONTENT:

This 2 CD set, released by RPM Records in 2015, contains 2 CDs (43 songs on the Love Affair), and 1 CD (24 songs on Steve Ellis). I have compiled a detailed song listing (with singles label & number (UK & US), chart position, debut date, with personal comments (UK=British Singles Chart):

DISC 1: THE LOVE AFFIAR:
01 Everlasting Love (CBS 3125)(Date 2-1591)(a-side)(UK 1(2)/1968)(December 1967)*very successful UK cover version of Robert Knight’s big hit, which only reached UK #40 in 1968; in US, Robert Knight’s version reached #13 in 1967.
02 Gone Are The Songs of Yesterday (CBS 3125)(Date 2-1591)(b-side, December 1967)
03 Rainbow Valley (CBS 3366)(Date 2-1608)(a-side)(UK 5/1968)(April 1968)*another Robert Knight song.
04 Someone Like Me (CBS 3366)(Date 2-1608)(b-side, April 1968)
05 A Day Without Love (CBS 3674)(Date 2-1627)(a-side)(UK 6/1968)(August 1968)
06 I’m Happy (CBS 3674)(Date 2-1627)(b-side, August 1968)
07 Hush
08 60 Minutes (Of Your Love)
09 Could I Be Dreaming
10 First Cut Is The Deepest
11 So Sorry
12 Once Open A Season
13 Tobacco Road
14 The Tree
15 Handbags and Gladrags
16 Build On Love
17 Please Stay
18 Tale of Two Bitters
19 One Road (CBS 3994)(Date 2-1646)(a-side)(UK 16/1969)(February 1969)
20 Let Me Know (CBS 3994)(Date 2-1646)(b-side, February 1969)
21 Bringing On Back The Good Times (CBS 4300)(Date 2-1652)(a-side)(UK 9/1969)(July 1969)
22 Another Day (CBS 4300)(Date 2-1652)(b-side, July 1969)
23 Lo Sensa Te (Rainbow Valley)

DISC 2: THE LOVE AFFAIR:
01 Baby I Know (CBS 4631)(uncharted a-side, October 1969)
02 Accept Me For What I Am (CBS 4631)(b-side, October 1969)
03 Time Hasn’t Changed Us
04 Un Giorne Senza Amore (A Day Without Love)
05 All Along The Watchtower (Colour Me Pop, 2.8.69)
06 A Day In The Life (Colour Me Pop, 2.8.69)
07 Walk On Gilded Splinter (BBC Sessions, D.L.T., 10.11.69)
08 Lincoln County (CBS 4780)(uncharted a-side, February 1970)
09 Sea of Tranquility (CBS 4780)(b-side, February 1970)
10 Speak of Peace, Sing of Joy (CBS 5017)(uncharted a-side, May 1970)
11 Brings My Whole World Tumbling Down (CBS 5017)(b-side, May 1970)*the title misspelled as Bring My…; should be “Brings”; sloppy editing; I confirm checking on the original 45 rpm single label.
12 New Day
13 Walking Down The Road
14 Gee’s Whizz
15 Gypsy
16 Goodbye Brother, Farewell Friend
17 Hurt By Love
18 Bad Girl
19 Nine to Five
20 Thank You Bean

DISC 3: STEVE ELLIS:
01 Loot (from the film “Loot”)(CBS 4992)(uncharted a-side, May 1970)
02 More More More (from the film “Loot”)(CBS 4992)(b-side, May 1970)
03 Evie (CBS 5199)(uncharted a-side, September 1970)
04 Fat Crow (CBS 5199)(b-side, September 1970)
05 Take Your Love (CBS 7037)(uncharted a-side, March 1971)
06 Jingle, Jangle, Jasmine (CBS 7037)(b-side, March 1971)
07 Have You Seen My Baby (alias Hold On)(CBS 7411)(uncharted a-side, August 1971)*released on singles twice, each with different title.
08 Goody Goody Dancing Shoes (CBS 7411)(b-side, August 1971)
09 Good Time Livin’
10 Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart
11 It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World
12 Bread And Wine
13 Lean On Me
14 Rainy Night in Georgia
15 Holly Holy
16 Charley Patten Rides the Delta
17 I Don’t Know Why
18 Gimme Shelter
19 Pisces Apple Lady
20 Way Up On A Hill
21 I Get A Feelin’
22 Can’t Stop Worryin’ Can’t Stop Lovin’
23 Take Me To The Pilot
24 Sympathy

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 If you are looking for Love Affair CD, this 3 CD set is the definitive edition, covering all the major hits by the group, even including solo singles by Steve Ellis on the third CD. My old reference was “The Best of The Good Times” (Columbia, 2001) with 19 songs.
2 The sound is very well remastered. All the songs in this set have become my new reference standards.
3 There is an excellent 16-page booklet, with an informative essay by John Reed. A detailed singles and album discography was included. There are many beautiful singles labels & picture sleeves.
4 The 3 CDs are each housed in their own cardboard slipcase, the covered by cardboard case. Nicely done.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 It is unfortunate that this compilation is restricted only the CBS recordings from 1967-1971. For Love Affair, there are 5 singles (10 songs) after they left CBS. As for Steve Ellis, after he left CBS, he formed his only group Ellis. He has 8 singles (16 songs) not included in this set. A Complete Singles Collection would have been ideal.
2 The single before CBS (“She Smiled Sweetly”) should have been included.

COMPLETE SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY:

Although the Love Affairs has 5 charted singles on the British Singles Chart, I have just finished compiling a Complete Singles Discography and have discovered they actually have 14 singles (charted & uncharted, 1967 – 1988). The labels are (1) Decca (1967), (2) CBS (1967 – 1970), (3) Parlophone (1971), (4) Pye (1973), (5) Creole (1977), and (6) Hit The Deck (1988). As for Steve Ellis, he had 12 singles (from 1970 – 2006). His labels are (1) CBS, (1970 – 1971), (2) Epic (1972 – 1973), (3) Ariola (1978), (4) Ocean Records (1988), and (5) Licorice Soul (2006).

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Love Affair was pop group from UK, consisting of Steven Ellis (vocal), Maurice Bacon, Rex Brayley, Morgan Fisher, Lynton Guest and Mick Jackson. They were used to be called the Soul Survivors (not to be confused with the US group). In 1968, only the Beatles sold more records in Britain than the Love Affair. They were plagued by the fact that they did not play their instruments in the singles. For me, the selling point is the soulful powerful voice of Steve Ellis and the heavy beautiful orchestration.

This current set has the most complete and comprehensive coverage of their hit years. The sound is excellent. The essay gave us an in-depth look into the detailed history of the group. After you listened to their songs, you will agree that they are not a One-Hit Wonder with “Everlasting Love.” This set is highly recommended to all music lovers.

Date With Eydie Gorme
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eydie Gorme: A Date With Eydie: one and a half albums with many rare gems; bonus singles CD debut; great sound, July 14 2015
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CONTENT:

This single CD, released by reputable reissue label Sepia Records from UK in 2015, contains 26 songs from the early 1960s. I have compiled a detailed song listing (album & single label & number, chart position, debut date, name of source album, with personal comments)(CB Pop=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart):

A DATE OF EYDIE:
01 My Heart*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
02 You’ll Never Know*from album “Come Sing With Me” (United Artists UAL 3143/UAS 6143)(1961)
03 I’ll Never Smile Again*from album “Come Sing With Me” (United Artists UAL 3143/UAS 6143)(1961)
04 Come Sing With Me*from album “Come Sing With Me” (United Artists UAL 3143/UAS 6143)(1961)
05 The Nearness of You*from album “Come Sing With Me” (United Artists UAL 3143/UAS 6143)(1961)
06 I Don’t Know Why*from album “Come Sing With Me” (United Artists UAL 3143/UAS 6143)(1961)
07 Granada*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
08 Yours Tonight (United Artists UA 292)(uncharted a-side, February 1961)
09 Frenesi (Coral 9-60977)(a-side)(CB Pop 44/1953)(December 1952)*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
10 I Feel So Spanish*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
11 What Happened To Our Love (United Artists UA 292)(b-side, February 1961)
12 Mem’ries and Souvenirs (MGM K-14213)(b-side, February 1971)*from album “Come Sing With Me” (United Artists UAL 3143/UAS 6143)(1961)
13 Te Quiero Asi*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
14 Besame Mucho (with Steve Lawrence)(Coral 9-61411)(a-side)(RW Pop 76/1955)(April 1955)*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
15 Come Closer To Me*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
16 Un Telegrama*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
17 Adios*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
18 La Puerta*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
19 Quien Sera (Sway)*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
20 Perfidia*from album “I Feel So Spanish” (United Artists UAL 3152/UAS 6152)(1961)
21 I Love To Dance (But Never On Sunday)(United Artists UA 283)(a-side)(RW Pop 114/1961)(December 1960)
22 Yes, My Darling Daughter (Columbia 4-42424)(a-side)(RW Pop 120/1962; UK 10/1962)(May 1962)
23 Sonny Boy (Columbia 4-42424)(b-side, May 1962)*rare gem; CD debut.
24 Before Your Time (Columbia 4-42607)(uncharted a-side, October 1962)*rare gem; CD debut.
25 Where Is Love (Columbia 4-42607)(b-side, October 1962)*rare gem; CD debut.
26 Guess I Should Have Loved Him More (Columbia 4-42661)(b-side, December 1962)*rare gem; CD debut; a-side “Blame It On The Bossa Nova”

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 This collection contains one complete album “I Feel So Spanish” (available separately as a twofer, but at very expensive price). Sepia Records also teased us with 6 songs from another rare album “Come Sing With Me”, all making their CD debut. There are 4 songs from the bonus tracks that are rare singles, also making their CD debut. I have done a Complete Singles Discography on Eydie Gorme and am very familiar with which songs are still missing. Sepia Records has done an excellent job to give us those rare recordings.
2 The sound is very well remastered as per high standard at Sepia Records, using 24 bit Cedar System. All the songs have become my reference standards.
3 There is a nice 8-page booklet, with the front album cover for “I Feel So Spanish” occupying the entire back cover of the booklet. Good job.

NEGATIVE POINT:

1 From the song listing in the booklet, I finally understand why Sepia Records released half of the album “Come Sing With Me”. (With the remaining 6 songs, only 1 is available online). The reason was that they chose to release 12 tracks from album “The Very Best of Eydie Gorme” and 8 tracks from “I Feel So Spanish.” But in reality, all 12 tracks from “I Feel So Spanish” are included in this set. While I appreciate the rare bonus tracks making CD debut, there are 3 songs in this set that can be found in other compilations: (1) Mem’ries and Souvenirs, (2) I Love To Dance (But Never On Sunday), and (3) Yes, My Darling Daughters. The above songs can be replaced by the songs from “Come Sing With Me.”

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Despite of the slight confusion, this is still a very good collection of songs from rare albums. Instead of releasing “The Very Best of Eydie Gorme”, Sepia Records should have released the complete albums of “I Feel So Spanish” and “Come Sing With Me”, then add the bonus tracks. That would have made this collection even more valuable. Nevertheless, there are many rare gems making their CD debut. The sound is wonderful. Eydie Gorme was such an versatile singer with a tremendous voice. She could sing jazz, Broadway or pop songs with equal feeling and beauty. She was a rare gem, and her harmony duet with Steve Lawrence was simply heavenly. She died on August 10, 2013, six days before her 85th birthday, from undisclosed illness. She will be sorely missed. This set is very highly recommended, especially to all you Eydie Gorme fans.

Lastly, Real Gone Music is releasing a 3 CD set “An American Treasure” on September 24, 2015. I checked the song listing and sad to report that they are nothing special, except the high price.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme The Best Of : the best “Greatest Hits” available with good sound; good coverage with many rare gems, July 11 2015
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CONTENT:

This CD “The Best Of Steve & Eydie” released by Point Records in Canada contains 25 songs, covering their greatest hits as solo artists and as duets, crossing various different labels. I have compiled a detailed song listing (single label & number, chart position, debut date, with personal comments)(BB Pop=Billboard Hot 100; BB AC=Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart; BB R&B=Billboard Rhythm & Blues Chart; CB Pop=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart; UK=British Singles Chart):

01 Footsteps – Steve Lawrence (ABC-Paramount 45-10085)(a-side)(BB Pop 7/1960; CB Pop 9/1960; RW Pop 10/1960; UK 4/1960)(February 1960)
02 Pretty Blue Eyes – Steve Lawrence (ABC-Paramount 45-10058)(a-side)(BB Pop 9/1959; CB Pop 7/1959; RW Pop 5/1959)(November 1959)
03 Come Back, Silly Girl – Steve Lawrence (ABC-Paramount 45-10146)(a-side)(CB Pop 112/1960)(September 1960)
04 Loving Is A Way Of Living – Steve Lawrence (ABC-Paramount 45-10005)(b-side, February 1959)(RW Pop 103/1959)
05 Why, Why, Why – Steve Lawrence (ABC-Paramount 45-10113)(a-side)(CB Pop 110/1960; RW Pop 85/1960)(May 1960)
06 Go Away Little Girl – Steve Lawrence (Columbia 4-42601)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(2)/1962; BB AC 1(6)/1962; BB R&B 14/1963; CB Pop 1(2)/1962; RW Pop 1(3)/1962)(October 1962)
07 Yet…I know – Steve Lawrence (Columbia 4-43095)(a-side)(BB Pop 77/1964; BB AC 15/1964; CB Pop 68/1964; RW Pop 78/1964)(July 1964)
08 Walking Proud – Steve Lawrence (Columbia 4-42865)(a-side)(BB Pop 26/1963; CB Pop 27/1963; RW Pop 17/1963)(September 1963)
09 Don’t Be Afraid Little Darling – Steve Lawrence (Columbia 4-42699)(a-side)(BB Pop 26/1963; BB AC 12/1963; CB Pop 19/1963; RW Pop 31/1963)(February 1963)
10 The Banana Boat Song – Steve Lawrence (Coral 61761)(a-side)(BB Pop 18/1957; CB Pop 5/1956)(December 1956)
11 Fabulous – Steve Lawrence (Coral 61834)(b-side, May 1957)(BB Pop 71/1957)*double sided hit.
12 The Chicken And The Hawk – Steve Lawrence (Coral 61563)(uncharted a-side, December 1955)
13 Party Doll – Steve Lawrence (Coral 61792)(a-side)(BB Pop 5/1957; CB Pop 1(1)/1957)(February 1957)
14 Girls, Girls, Girls – Steve Lawrence (United Artists UA-233)(a-side)(CB Pop 82/1960; UK 49/1960)(June 1960)
15 Little Boy Blue – Steve Lawrence (United Artists UA-233)(b-side, June 1960)
16 Everybody Knows – Steve Lawrence (Columbia 4-43047)(a-side)(BB Pop 72/1964; BB AC 18/1964; CB Pop 57/1964; RW Pop 59/1964)(April 1964)
17 I Want To Stay Here – Steve & Eydie (Columbia 4-42815)(a-side)(BB Pop 28/1963; BB AC 8/1963; CB Pop 28/1963; RW Pop 31/1963; UK 3/1963)(July 1963)
18 I Can’t Stop Talkin’ About You – Steve & Eydie (Columbia 4-42932)(a-side)(BB Pop 35/1963; BB AC 14/1964; CB Pop 51/1963; RW Pop 31/1963)(December 1963)
19 I Want You To Meet My Baby – Eydie Gorme (Columbia 4-43082)(a-side)(BB Pop 43/1964; CB Pop 65/1964; RW Pop 47/1964)(July 1964)
20 Don’t Try To Fight It, Baby – Eydie Gorme (Columbia 4-42790)(a-side)(BB Pop 53/1963; BB AC 18/1963; CB Pop 57/1963; RW Pop 50/1963)(May 1963)
21 Blame It On The Bossa Nova – Eydie Gorme (Columbia 4-42661)(a-side)(BB Pop 7/1963; CB Pop 8/1963; RW Pop 6/1963; UK 32/1963)(December 1962)
22 Yes My Darling Daughter – Eydie Gorme (Columbia 4-42424)(a-side)(RW Pop 120/1962; UK 10/1962)(May 1962)
23 Everybody Go Home – Eydie Gorme (Columbia 4-42854)(a-side)(BB Pop 80/1963; CB Pop 70/1963; RW Pop 77/1963)(September 1963)
24 Can’t Get Over The Bossa Nova – Eydie Gorme (Columbia 4-43082)(b-side, July 1964)(BB Pop 87/1964; BB AC 20/1964; CB Pop 122/1964)*double sided hit;
25 You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You – Eydie Gorme*album track; from “Since I Fell For You” (Applause 1002)(1981)

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 Surprisingly, after all these years, this current set is still the best all-round collection of greatest hits of Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme and Steve & Eydie, covering various labels, especially the duets.
2 The sound is surprisingly very good: clean with no hiss.

NEGATIVE POINT:

1 There is no decent booklet, with no essay and no label & number and chart position.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Because of the large singles discographies for both artists (95 singles for Steve Lawrence, and 87 singles for Eydie Gorme), it is almost next to impossible to have a thorough Greatest Hits collection on their solo singles plus their duet singles. This current set has achieved that in one single set with decent sound. If you want a single disc for their greatest hits, this set is highly recommended.

We Got Us//Eydie & Steve Sing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme: We Got Us/Sing Golden Hits (1CD): 2 albums on ABC-Paramount with good sound., July 11 2015
CONTENT:

Before releasing 4 wonderful sets of Eydie Gorme: “Sincerely Yours” (2007), “To You, From Us” (2009), “The Essence of Eydie” (2009) and “Mem’ries and Souvenirs” (2011), Jasmine’s first foray into Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence was this twofer, released in 1996. It contains 2 complete albums with 24 songs. I have compiled a detailed song listing (album & single label & number, chart position, date of release)(CB Pop=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart):

LP WE GOT US (ABC-Paramount 300)(1960):
01 We Got Us
02 Side by Side
03 No Two People
04 Darn It, Baby, That’s Love (ABC-Paramount 45-10104)(b-side, April 1960)
05 Together Wherever We Go
06 Flattery
07 This Could Be The Start of Something (ABC-Paramount 45-10104)(a-side)(CB Pop 113/1960; RW Pop 123/1960)(April 1960)
08 I Remember It Well
09 Baby, It’s Cold Outside
10 Two Lost Souls
11 Harmony
12 Cheek to Cheek
LP EYDIE & STEVE SING THE GOLDEN HITS (ABC-Paramount 311)(1960):
13 I’ve Heard That Song Before
14 (I’ll Be With You In) Apple Blossom time
15 Green Eyes
16 I Hear A Rhapsody
17 And The Angels Sing
18 Who Wouldn’t Love You?
19 Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
20 Marie
21 I Don’t Want To Walk Without You
22 (I’ve Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo
23 White Christmas
24 Sentimental Journey

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 In 1996, these two albums were making their CD debut.
2 The sound was very well remastered: clean with no hiss.
3 There was a 6-page booklet, but with the two album front covers, each occupying the entire page. It was really unfortunate that Jasmine Records gave up this practice, following this release.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 There are no label & number, no chart positions.
2 There are no bonus tracks.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

“We Got Us” and “Eydie and Steve Sing The Golden Hits” are their second and third duet album respectively. The first duet album was “Steve And Eydie” (Coral 57336)(1959). Now, they are known as “Steve and Eydie”, but at the beginning, many recordings were under “Eydie and Steve.” The above 2 albums are also available on “Long Play Collection” (Goldies, 2012), but with no front covers and more inferior sound. The entire set was enjoyable with great sound. If you like Steve & Eydie, this set is recommended.

Mem'Ries And Souvenirs (2CD)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eydie Gorme: Mem’ries & Souvenirs: 53 songs; rare singles on United Artists & ABC-Paramount; 3 complete albums; great sound., July 11 2015
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Following “Sincerely Yours” (2007), “To You, From Us” (2009) and “The Essence Of Eydie” (2009), this is fourth set on Eydie Gorme, released by reputable reissue label Jasmine Records from UK in 2011, containing 3 complete albums, plus singles left out in the previous “Sincerely Yours” release. I have compiled a detailed song listing (album and single label & number, chart position, date of release)(RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart):

DISC 1:
LP LOVE IS A SEASON (ABC-Paramount 273)(1958)*stereo:
01 Love is a Season
02 April Showers
03 The Things We Did Last Summer
04 On The First Warm Day
05 When The Wind Was Green
06 Winter Night
07 Easter Parade (ABC-Paramount X 150273)(b-side, 1957)*rare gem; CD debut.
08 Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
09 September Song
10 I’ll Remember April
11 ‘Tis Autumn
12 June in January
LP ON STAGE (ABC-Paramount 307)(1958)*stereo:
13 Taking A Chance On Love (ABC-Paramount 45-10041)(uncharted a-side, August 1959)*rare gem; CD debut.
14 Just One Of Those Things
15 You Turned The Tables On Me
16 But Not For Me
17 Get Out of Town
18 Alright, Okay, You Win
19 I Got Lost In His Arms
20 Better Luck Next Time
21 I’m In Luck
22 I’m Shootin’ High
23 You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me
24 One For My Baby

DISC 2:
LP EYDIE IN DIXIELAND (ABC-Paramount 343)(1959)*stereo:
01 When The Saints Come Marching In
02 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
03 Ja Da
04 Sleepy Time Down South
05 Limehouse Blues
06 Basin Street Blues
07 Bill Bailey
08 Bye Bye Blues
09 South Rampart Street Parade
10 Lazy River
11 Mississippi Mud
12 Wang Wang Blues
SINGLES:
13 Cherry Stones (with Dick Noel)(1950)*Eydie’s first duet; rare gem; CD debut.
14 The Voice In My Heart (ABC-Paramount 45-9971)(a-side)(BB Pop 68/1958; CB Pop 68/1958)(November 1958)
15 I’m Yours (ABC-Paramount 45-10006)(a-side)(RW Pop 102/1959)(February 1959)*rare gem; CD debut.
16 Don’t Take Your Love From Me (ABC-Paramount 45-10006)(b-side, February 1959)(RW Pop 102/1959)*double side hit; rare gem; CD debut.
17 Fool Around (ABC-Paramount 45-10061)(uncharted a-side, 1959)*rare gem; CD debut.
18 Happiness (ABC-Paramount 45-10061)(b-side, 1959)*rare gem; CD debut.
19 The Dance Is Over (ABC-Paramount 45-10111)(uncharted a-side, May 1960)*rare gem; CD debut.
20 Too Young To Know (ABC-Paramount 45-10111)(b-side, May 1960)*rare gem; CD debut.
21 Be Sure My Love (ABC-Paramount 45-10155)(uncharted a-side, October 1960)
22 I Will Follow You (ABC-Paramount 45-10155)(b-side, October 1960)*rare gem; CD debut.
23 I’m A Girl - You’re A Boy (with Steve Lawrence)(United Artists UA 282)(b-side, February 1961)
24 The Facts of Life (with Steve Lawrence)(United Artists UA 282)(uncharted a-side, February 1961)
25 I Love To Dance (But Never On Sunday)(United Artists UA 283)(a-side)(RW Pop 114/1961)(December 1960)*rare gem; CD debut.
26 Let Me Be The First To Wish You Merry Christmas (United Artists UA 283)(b-side, December 1960)*originally found in “That Holiday Feeling!”; in that set, there was no “This Year” added by Jasmine.
27 Yours Tonight (United Artists UA 292)(uncharted a-side, February 1961)*rare gem; CD debut; her last single on United Artists.
28 What Happened To Our Love (United Artists UA 292)(b-side, February 1961)*rare gem; CD debut.
29 Mem’ries And Souvenirs (MGM K-14213)(b-side, February 1971)*rare gem; CD debut.

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 This set has all her singles on United Artists, plus all the remaining singles on ABC-Paramount, left out in “Sincerely Yours.” These are all rare gems, making their CD debut. To me, the three albums are considered bonuses.
2 The sound is very well remastered, as per high standards at Jasmine Records. Eydie’s singing voice was centralized and in full display, with clear differentiation of different backing instruments of Don Costa’s Orchestra.
3 There is a 6-page booklet, with an informative essay by Drew Blackburn.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 There are no label & number and no chart position in the booklet. Mind you, Jasmine Records has improved significant in the past year, 2014, now including label & number plus chart positions in various chart publications.
2 There are no pictures of front album covers, covering the entire page.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Eydie Gorme was born Edith Gomezzano on August 16, 1931 in the Bronx, New York. She married Steve Lawrence on December 29, 1957. They also recorded as the duo Parker & Penny in 1979. She died on August 10, 2013, six days before her 85th birthday, from undisclosed illness.

If you are collecting Eydie Gorme, I would first recommend all the releases on Jasmine beside the current set, like “Sincerely Yours”, “The Essence of Eydie”, “To You, From Us”. Jasmine Records has done a marvelous job in bringing us the early Eydie Gorme. You can also get her early albums from “8 Classic Albums” or “Long Play Collection”. The rest of her albums are slowly released on GL Records (Gorme-Lawrence), but some are still very expensive. I am in the process of completing her singles collection, and later her album collection.

Eydie has a great singing voice and very versatile in singing anything from pop ballads to jazz. She is sorely missed. This current set is highly recommended to all Eydie Gorme fans.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Eydie Gorme: The Essence Of Eydie (2CDs): 4 wonderful albums in one set; many singles, rare gems; great sound., July 11 2015
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CONTENT:

Following 'Sincerely Yours' (2007) and 'To You, From Us' (2009), this is third set on Eydie Gorme, released by reputable reissue label Jasmine Records from UK in 2009, which contains 4 complete albums with 49 songs on 2 CDs. I have compiled a detailed song listing (album and single label & number, chart position, date of release)(BB200=Billboard Album Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart):

DISC 1:
LP EYDIE SWINGS THE BLUES (ABC-Paramount 192)(BB200 19/1957):
01 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
02 When Your Lover Has Gone (ABC-Paramount 45-9852)(uncharted a-side, August 1957)
03 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
04 When The Sun Comes Out
05 After You've Gone
06 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
07 Blues In The Night
08 The Man I Love
09 Stormy Weather
10 Yu Don't Know What Love Is
11 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
12 A Nightingale Can Sing The Blues
LP EYDIE VAMPS THE ROARING 20'S (ABC-Paramount 218)(BB 19/1958):
13 When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along
14 Who's Sorry Now (ABC-Paramount 45-9968)(uncharted a-side, November 1958)
15 Toot Toot Tootsie, Goodbye (ABC-Paramount 45-9968)(b-side, November 1958)
16 My Man
17 Singin' In the Rain
18 Chicago
19 I Wanna Be Loved By You
20 My Buddy
21 Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me
22 Let's Do It
23 Button Up Your Overcoat
24 Back In Your Own Backyard

DISC 2:
LP EYDIE IN LOVE (ABC-Paramount 246)(BB200 20/1958):
01 (Ah The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young
02 In Love, In Vain
03 Here I Am In Love Again
04 Why Shouldn't I?
05 In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning
06 Love Letters
07 In Other Words
08 When I Fall in Love
09 Idle Conversation
10 Why Try To Change Me Now
11 Impossible
12 It Could Happen To You
SINGLE:
13 Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)(ABC-Paramount 45-10383)(a-side)(RW Pop 150/1962)(November 1962)
LP GORME SINGS SHOWSTOPPERS (ABC-Paramount 254)(1958):
14 I Don't Care
15 You're Just In Love*from 'Call Me Madam'
16 My Funny Valentine*from 'Babes In Arms'
17 You Can't Get A Man With A Gun*from 'Annie Get Your Gun'
18 Always True To You In My Fashion*from 'Kiss Me Kate'
19 Guys And Dolls*from 'Guys and Dolls'
20 I Can't Say No*from 'Oklahoma'; 'Can't' misspelled as 'Cain't'
21 Hello Young Lovers*from 'The King And I'
22 Thou Swell*from 'Connecticut Yankee'
23 I Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair*from 'South Pacific'
24 Baubles Bangles And Beads*from 'Kismit'
25 Johnny One Note*from 'Babes In Arms'

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 This set has 4 complete charted albums with many singles filling up the gaps left behind in 'Sincerely Yours.' This set reflects the versatility of Eydie Gorme, singing from jazz hits from the 1920s to modern Broadway hits.
2 The sound is very well remastered, as per high standards at Jasmine Records. Eydie's singing voice was centralized and in full display, with clear differentiation of different backing instruments.
3 There is a 4-page booklet, with an informative essay by Drew Blackburn.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 There are no label & number and no chart position in the booklet. Mind you, Jasmine Records has improved significant in the past year, 2014, now including label & number plus chart positions in various chart publications.
2 Misspelling of word: 'Cain't', should be 'Can't'. Sloppy editing.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Eydie Gorme was born Edith Gomezzano on August 16, 1931 in the Bronx, New York. She married Steve Lawrence on December 29, 1957. They also recorded as the duo Parker & Penny in 1979. She died on August 10, 2013, six days before her 85th birthday, from undisclosed illness.

If you are collecting Eydie Gorme, I would first recommend all the releases on Jasmine beside the current set, like 'Sincerely Yours', 'Mem'ries and Souvenirs', 'To You, From Us'. Jasmine Records has done a marvelous job in bringing us the early Eydie Gorme. You can also get her early albums from '8 Classic Albums' or 'Long Play Collection'. The rest of her albums are slowly released on GL Records (Gorme-Lawrence), but some are still very expensive. I am in the process of completing her singles collection, and later her album collection.

Eydie has a great singing voice and very versatile in singing anything from pop ballads to jazz. She is sorely missed. This current set is highly recommended to all Eydie Gorme fans.

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