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Georgia Gibbs Hit List: Kiss of Fire
Georgia Gibbs Hit List: Kiss of Fire
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5.0 out of 5 stars Georgia Gibbs Kiss of Fire Hit List (1CD): 32 songs; good coverage of her singles (50 -58); good sound!, July 31 2015
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This latest compilation on Georgia Gibbs “Kiss of Fire: The Georgia Gibbs Hit List” was released by reputable reissue label Jasmine Records from UK in 2015. There are 32 songs. I have compiled a detailed song listing (including single label & number, chart position, debut date, plus personal comments)(US=US Singles Chart prior to 1955; BB Pop=Billboard Hot 100; CB Pop=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart; UK=British Singles Chart):

01 IF I KNEW YOU WERE COMIN’ (I’D’VE BAKED A CAKE)(with Max Kaminsky's Dixielanders)(Coral 9-60169)(a-side)(US 5/1950)(March 1950)
02 (PLAY A) SIMPLE MELODY (with Bob Crosby)(Coral 9-60227)(a-side)(US 25/1950)(August 1950)*from Broadway musical "Watch Your Step"
03 I STILL FEEL THE SAME ABOUT YOU (with the Owen Bradley Sextet)(Coral 9-60353)(a-side)(US 18/1951)(January 1951)
04 TOM’S TUNE (Mercury 4644-X45)(a-side)(US 21/1951)(June 1951)
05 GOOD MORNING MR. ECHO (Mercury 5662-X45)(a-side)(US 21/1951)(July 1951)
06 WHILE YOU DANCED, DANCED, DANCED (Mercury 5681-X45)(a-side)(US 6/1951)(August 1951)
07 CRY (Mercury 5649-X45)(a-side)(US 24/1951)(December 1951)
08 KISS OF FIRE (Mercury 5823-X45)(a-side)(US 1(7)/1952)(April 1952)*adapted from the Argentine tango "El Choclo"
09 SO MADLY IN LOVE (Mercury 5874-X45)(a-side)(US 21/1952; CB Pop 22/1952)(July 1952)
10 MY FAVOURITE SONG (Mercury 5912-X45)(a-side)(US 22/1952; CB Pop 12/1952)(October 1952)
11 A MOTH AND A FLAME (Mercury 70034-X45)(uncharted a-side, November 1952)
12 SEVEN LONELY DAYS (with the Yale Brothers)(Mercury 70095-X45)(a-side)(US 5/1953; CB Pop 9/1953)(February 1953)
13 A HOME LOVIN’ MAN (Mercury 70238-X45)(b-side, October 1953)
14 SOMEBODY BAD STOLE DE WEDDING BELL (Mercury 70298-X45)(a-side)(CB Pop 15/1954)(March 1954)*from stage production “The Copacabana Show of 1954”
15 MY SIN (Mercury 70339-X45)(a-side)(US 21/1954; CB Pop 27/1954)(May 1954)
16 WAIT FOR ME, DARLING (Mercury 70386-X45)(a-side)(US 24/1954; CB Pop 32/1954)(June 1954)
17 LOVE ME (Mercury 70473-X45)(b-side, October 1954)
18 TWEEDLE DEE (Mercury 70517-X45)(a-side)(BB Pop 2/1955; CB Pop 32/1955; RW Pop 5/1955; UK 20/1955)(December 1954)
19 DANCE WITH ME HENRY (WALLFLOWER)(Mercury 70572-X45)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(3)/1955; CB Pop 3(1)/1955; RW Pop 1(1)/1955)(February 1955)
20 SWEET AND GENTLE (Mercury 70647-X45)(a-side)(BB Pop 12/1955; CB Pop 8/1955)(June 1955)
21 BLUEBERRIES (Mercury 70647-X45)(b-side, June 1955)(CB Pop 45/1955; RW Pop 74/1955)*double sided hit.
22 I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY (Mercury 70685-X45)(a-side)(BB Pop 14/1955; CB Pop 13/1955; RW Pop 10/1955)(August 1955)
23 GOODBYE TO ROME (ARRIVEDERCI ROMA)(Mercury 70743-X45)(a-side)(BB Pop 51/1955; CB Pop 44/1955; RW Pop 16/1955)(November 1955)
24 24 HOURS A DAY (365 A YEAR)(Mercury 70743-X45)(b-side, November 1955)(BB Pop 74/1955; CB Pop 36/1955; RW Pop 33/1955)*double sided hit.
25 ROCK RIGHT (Mercury 70811-X45)(a-side)(BB Pop 36/1956; CB Pop 37/1956; RW Pop 29/1956)(February 1956)
26 KISS ME ANOTHER (Mercury 70850-X45)(a-side)(BB Pop 30/1956; CB Pop 27/1956; RW Pop 18/1956; UK 24/1956)(April 1956)
27 HAPPINESS STREET (Mercury 70920-X45)(a-side)(BB Pop 20/1956; CB Pop 30/1956; RW Pop 17/1956)(July 1956)
28 TRA LA LA (Mercury 70998-X45)(a-side)(BB Pop 24/1956; CB Pop 36/1956; RW Pop 25/1956)(November 1956)
29 SILENT LIPS (Mercury 71058-X45)(a-side)(BB Pop 68/1957; CB Pop 50/1957; RW Pop 78/1957)(January 1957)
30 I’M WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU (RCA Victor 47-6922)(a-side)(BB Pop 92/1957; RW 46/1957)(May 1957)
31 GREAT BALLS OF FIRE (RCA Victor 47-7098)(b-side, November 1957)
32 THE HULA HOOP SONG (Roulette R-4106)(a-side)(BB Pop 32/1958; CB Pop 37/1958; RW Pop 36/1958)(September 1958)

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 This is a decent collection of all her major hit singles from 1950 to 1958, crossing 4 different labels (Coral, Mercury, RCA Victor and Roulette). Some rare b-sides are included.
2 The sound is excellent as per high standards of remastering at Jasmine Records.
3 32 songs: good value.
4 There is a 6-page booklet, with an informative essay by Roger Dopson. Jasmine Records is improving: there are 6 singles labels pictures and 2 EP picture sleeves. Label & number, plus chart position are included.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 As a “Hit List”, I would personally put in all the charted songs (a or b-sides), followed by uncharted a-sides, then b-sides. In this case, there are many charted a-sides not included, instead occupied by uncharted b-sides.
2 There are no rare gems that are making CD debut.
3 As per usual tradition with reissue labels in UK, songs beyond 1962 are not included because of Public Domain law in UK. A few rare goodies could have been included:
(1) SEVEN LONELY DAYS (Imperial X5652)(uncharted a-side, February 1960)*not 1953 version.
(2) LET ME CRY ON YOUR SHOULDER (Bell 615)(a-side)(BB Pop 132/1965; CB Pop 87/1965; RW Pop 80/1965)(April 1965)*available online.
(3) LET ME DREAM (Bell 635)(a-side)(AC 37/1966)(December 1965)*available online.
(4) KISS OF FIRE' 66 (Bell 641)(uncharted a-side, April 1966)*available on “Great Balls of Fire” CD (Gold Dust, 1993)

COMPLETE SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY:

Although Georgia Gibbs has 31 charted singles on Billboard, I have compiled A Complete Singles Discography and found that she actually has 60 singles (121 songs because one single has 2 different b-sides)(charted and uncharted, from 1946 to 1967). Her labels are (1) Majestic (1946 – 1947), (2) Coral (1950 – 1951), (3) Mercury (1951 – 1957), (4) RCA Victor (1957 – 1958), (5) Roulette (1958 – 1959), (6) Kapp (1959), (7) Imperial (1960), (8) Epic (1963), (9) Bell (1964 – 1966) and (10) RCA Victor (1967).

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Georgia Gibbs was born Frieda Lipschitz on August 17, 1919 in Worchester, Massachusetts. She sang on the Lucky Strike Show from 1937-38, with Frankie Trumbauer (1940), Artie Shaw (1942). She was on the Garry Moore-Jimmy Durante radio show in the late 1940s, where Moore dubbed her “Her Nibs, Miss Gibbs.”

Georgia Gibbs is a multi-talented singer, who turned cover versions into her own, with a great voice and fantastic beat. If you are just looking for a Greatest Hits of Georgia Gibbs, this current set is recommended.

Pretty Eyed Baby: Complete Singles
Pretty Eyed Baby: Complete Singles
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lola Ameche Meets Lola Dee: wonderful collection of all her singles/album track making CD debut; great sound! Thank you Jasmine, July 31 2015
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“Lola Ameche Meets Lola Dee: Pretty Eyed Baby (The Complete Singles)” is a 2 CD set, released by reputable reissue label Jasmine Records from UK in 2015, with 59 wonderful rare songs. I have painstakingly compiled a Complete Singles Discography and searched for the original label & number, chart position, debut date, name of orchestra by going through different 78s and 45s websites. Here, I have compiled a detailed song listing with the above information appearing anywhere for the first time (US=US Singles Chart prior to 1955; BB Pop=Billboard Hot 100; CB Pop=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart):

DISC 1:
LOLA AMECHE:
01 WHEN LOLA PLAYS THE PIANOLA (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Columbia 38863)(uncharted a-side, January 1950)*b-side “Brown Eyes” belonged to Al Trace & His Orchestra only.
02 THE BUCKET SONG (Danny Alvin’s Kings of Dixieland)(Rondo 235)(uncharted a-side, 1950)*b-side “Red Paper Rag” belonged to Danny Alvin’s Kings of Dixieland only.
03 HONOLULUL LULU (Cliff Parman Orchestra)(London 783)(uncharted a-side, 1950)
04 IF YOU DID HALF AS MUCH FLIRTIN’ (Cliff Parman Orchestra)(London 783)(b-side, 1950)
05 STROLLIN’ ON THE BEACH*with Tommy Nichols & Cliff Parman Orchestra)(1950); I am unable to find the label & number for this 78.
06 PRETTY EYED BABY (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5609-X45)(a-side)(US 21/19151)(May 1951)
07 THAT’S THE ONE FOR ME (Al Trace & His Orchestra, vocal: Bobby Hart and Lola Ameche, but Lola’s name was not acknowledged on the 78)(Mercury 5609-X45)(b-side, May 1951)
08 THE OLD ORGAN GRINDER (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5652-X45)(uncharted a-side, 1951)*b-side “You’re Everybody’s Sweetheart” by Al Trace & His Orchestra only; no vocal by Lola Ameche.
09 HITSITY HOTSITY (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5675-X45)(a-side)(US 24/1951)(July 1951)
10 JOSEPHINE (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5675-X45)(b-side, July 1951)
11 COLD HEARTED DADDY (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5694-X45)(uncharted a-side, 1951) and re-released as (Mercury 5704-X45)(uncharted a-side, 1951), but with a different b-side.
12 OH HOW I LOVE YOU (Al Trace & His Orchestra, vocal: Lola Ameche & Bill Smarty)(Mercury 5694-X45)(b-side, 1951)
13 DOWN YONDER (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5695-X45)(uncharted a-side, 1951)
14 HALF FAST WALTZ (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5695-X45)(b-side, 1951) and also (Mercury 5704-X45)(b-side, 1951)
15 BIG BLUE EYES (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5737-X45)(uncharted a-side, 1952)
16 SAVE THE WORLD (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5737-X45)(b-side, 1952)
17 PIANA ANINA (unknown orchestra)(Mercury 5750-X45)(uncharted a-side, 1952)*the title also known as “Piana Anna” which appeared on the original 78.
18 RAGTIME (unknown orchestra)(Mercury 5750-X45)(b-side, 1952)
19 DANCE ME LOOSE (Al Trace & His Orchestra & Jack Halloran Singers)(Mercury 5770-X45)(uncharted a-side, 1952)*b-side “It Isn’t Any Trouble Just To Laugh” by Al Trace & Orchestra, no vocal from Lola Ameche.
20 COPYCAT (unknown orchestra)(Mercury 5812-X45)(uncharted a-side, March 1952)
21 WALK RIGHT IN (unknown orchestra)(Mercury 5812-X45)(b-side, March 1952)
22 HONKY-TONK MELODY (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5828-X45) (b-side, 1952)
23 CHERRY LIPS (Al Trace & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5828-X45)(uncharted a-side, 1952)
24 OL’ MAN MOSE (Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5903-X45)(b-side, 1952)
25 TAKES TWO TO TANGO (Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra)(Mercury 5903-X45)(uncharted a-side, 1952)
26 DON’T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES (Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70023-X45)(uncharted a-side, November 1952)
27 ROCK THE JOINT (Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70023-X45)(b-side, November 1952)
28 THE KNOCKIN’ SONG (Jimmy Palmer & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70059-X45)(uncharted a-side, 1952)
29 SO FAR SO GOOD (Jimmy Palmer & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70059-X45)(b-side, 1952)

DISC 2:
01 HONEY, HONEY, HONEY (David Carroll & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70088-X45)(b-side, March 1953)
02 I CAN’T GET OFF THE TRACK (David Carroll & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70088-X45) (uncharted a-side, March 1953)
03 STICKY APPLE AND BUBBLE GUM (David Carroll & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70193-X45)(uncharted a-side, 1953)
04 VOLCANO (David Carroll & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70193-X45)(b-side, 1953)
LOLA DEE:
05 PADRE (with Stubby and the Buccaneers)(Mercury 70342-X45)(a-side)(US 25/1954; CB Pop 47/1954)(May 1954)
06 TAKIN’ THE TRAINS OUT (with Stubby and the Buccaneers)(Mercury 70342-X45)(b-side, May 1954)
07 ALTER OF LOVE (David Carroll & His Orchestra with the Buccaneers)(Mercury 70409-X45)(b-side, June 1954)
08 YOU’RE THE ONE (David Carroll & His Orchestra with the Buccaneers)(Mercury 70409-X45)(uncharted a-side, June 1954)
09 DIG THAT CRAZY SANTA CLAUS (Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70493-X45)(uncharted a-side, November 1954)*b-side “Rock! Rock!” by Ralph Marterie & His Orchestra; no vocal from Lola Dee.
10 HUK HUK (TEA KETTLE SONG)(David Carroll & His Orchestra with Jack Halloran Singers)(Mercury 70556-X45)(b-side, February 1955)
11 OOKEY-OOK (David Carroll & His Orchestra with Jack Halloran Singers)(Mercury 70556-X45)(uncharted a-side, February 1955)
12 CHA-CHA-CHA (Lew Douglas & His Orchestra)(Wing W-90004X45)(b-side, June 1955)*the title on the 45 label is Cha-Cha-Cha; in the booklet it is stated as “Mama Wants To Cha Cha Cha” or in some cases “(Mama Wants To) Cha Cha Cha”; one of my personal favourite; although on the b-side, this was the a-side in the Far East.
13 I LOVE YOU STOP (Lew Douglas & His Orchestra)(Wing W-90004X45)(uncharted a-side, June 1955)*Wing label is a subsidiary of Mercury Records.
14 PAPER ROSES (Lew Douglas & His Orchestra with Jack Halloran Choir)(Wing W-90015X45)(a-side)(BB Pop 72/1955)(August 1955)
15 ONLY YOU (AND YOU ALONE)(Lew Douglas & His Orchestra with Jack Halloran Choir)(Wing W-90015X45)(b-side, August 1955)
16 HEY! BA-BA-RE-BOP (Lew Douglas & His Orchestra with Jack Halloran Singers)(Wing W-90035X45)(b-side, October 1955)
17 IN THE YEAR OF OUR LOVE (Lew Douglas & His Orchestra with Jack Halloran Singers)(Wing W-90035X45)(uncharted a-side, October 1955)
18 I’LL BE FOREVER LOVING YOU (Carl Stevens & His Orchestra with Jack Halloran Singers)(Wing W-90052X45)(uncharted a-side, January 1956)
19 MA PETITE (Carl Stevens & His Orchestra with Jack Halloran Singers)(Wing W-90052X45)(b-side, January 1956)
20 HOT ROD HENRY (Carl Stevens & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70870X45)(b-side, May 1956)
21 BORN TO BE WITH YOU (Carl Stevens & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70870X45)(uncharted a-side, May 1956)
22 BEHIND THOSE SWINGIN’ DOORS (with Rusty Draper)(David Carroll & His Orchestra)
23 SCRATCH MY BACK (with Rusty Draper)(David Carroll & His Orchestra)(Mercury 70923X45)(uncharted a-side, October 1956)*from musical "New Faces of 1956"; ideal theme song for anymore with itchy skin rash and an understanding wife (Ha Ha)
24 WANDERING LOVER (Carl Stevens & His Orchestra with Jack Halloran Voices)(Mercury 70961X45)(uncharted a-side, 1956)
25 YOU WERE MINE FOR A WHILE (Carl Stevens & His Orchestra with Jack Halloran Voices)(Mercury 70961X45)(b-side, 1956)
26 FIRE DOWN BELOW (David Carroll & His Orchestra)*from soundtrack album “Fire Down Below” starring Rita Hayworth; I still have the original album; this song was my introduction to Lola Dee; this song was later also sung by Shirley Bassey.
27 MY ADOBE HACIENDA (Lew Douglas & His Orchestra)(Bally 7-1046)(uncharted a-side, September 1957)
28 WITH A LITTLE MORE LOVE (Lew Douglas & His Orchestra)(Bally 7-1046)(b-side, September 1957)
29 7 UP COMMERICIALS (bonus track)(her different 7 Up commercials cleverly stitched together; great job!)

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 As far as collective value is concerned, I personally find that this wonderful collection is simply the best release this year. Lola Dee’s songs are hard to find or simply not available on CDs. Now all of a sudden, we are presented with the “Complete Singles” plus rare album track, arranged chronologically…for collector like myself, I am simply overwhelmed…with tears of joy!
2 The sound is immaculate and wonderful, as per high remastering standards at Jasmine Records.
3 There is a 6-page booklet with an informative essay by Alan Eichler. The year of release and names of orchestras are included. Thank you Jasmine Records.
4 As noted above, the songs are arranged chronologically. This really helped with my attempts to track down the label & number using the various 45s & 78s websites.
5 Besides all the singles, the inclusion of the rare album track “Fire Down Below” plus the cute 7 Up Commercials is deeply appreciated.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 The fact that the songs are arranged chronologically makes me believe that the editor at Jasmine Records is aware of the label & number, because that is the way I compile a Complete Singles Discography. Then, why weren’t the labels & numbers included?
2 As per usual UK reissue labels tradition, no materials beyond 1962 are released because of Public Domain laws in UK. Anyway, there is a single “For Your Love/Love In Space” (EMI 2C 008-32.951)(1978) also by Lola Dee. I heard the song with a disco beat, but I don’t think this is our own “Lola Dee.” (just another singer with the same name).

COMPLETE SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY:

Although Lola Ameche has 2 charted singles and Lola Dee also has 2 charted singles, I have painstakingly compiled a Complete Singles Discography, and found that she has actually 31 singles (charted & uncharted, from 1950 to 1957, but only 56 songs because 4 b-sides belonged to other artists (Al Trace) and 2 were repeated releases). Her labels are (1) Columbia (1950), (2) Rondo (1950), (3) London (1950), (4) Mercury (1951 – 1956), (5) Wing (1955 – 1956), and (6) Bally (1957).

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Lola Dee was born Lorraine DeAngelis in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 15, she changed her given name to the performance name Lola Ameche in honour of her mother's maiden name. In 1954, Mercury Records decided to update her image and changed her name to the hipper-sounding “Lola Dee.” She has a lovely voice, a mix between Patti Page (with doubling voices recordings) and Georgia Gibbs.

My dream list includes: (1) Lola Dee, (2) Pat Boone (complete from 1963 onwards), (3) Connie Francis (complete from 1963 onwards)(Bear Family, are you listening?), (4) all the albums by Enoch Light and Tony Mottola still not released on CDs, plus anything on the Command label. At least, my prayers were heard for Lola Dee. The entire set is totally enjoyable with wide range of flavours, plus top-rated sound. This set receives my highest recommendation.

What Now My Love ?
What Now My Love ?
Price: CDN$ 12.63
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jane Morgan What Now My Love (1CD): one complete album with good sound and budget price., July 29 2015
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This single CD, released by Hallmark Records in 2014, contains one entire album “What Now My Love” by Jane Morgan. I have compiled a detailed song listing (with album & singles label & number, chart position, debut date)(RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart):

LP “WHAT NOW MY LOVE” (KAPP 1296)(1962):
01 Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
02 Black Coffee
03 The End of a Love Affair
04 I’m A Fool to Want You
05 What Now My Love (Kapp K-450X)(a-side)(RW Pop 129/1962)(March 1962)
06 Goodbye
07 It Never Entered My Head
08 Love Look Away
09 Here’s That Rainy Day
10 Waitin’ For Charley To Come Home (Kapp K-478X)(b-side, 1962)*the correct spelling should be “Charley” not “Charlie” as on the back cover of the CD; I even checked the spelling on the back cover of the original album.

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 This is a nice collection of Jane Morgan’s “What Now My Love” on CD. This album is also available as a twofer on Sepia Records “What Now My Love/Jane Morgan at the Cocoanut Grove” (Sepia 1215, 2013).
2 For a budget label with budget low price, the sound is surprisingly good, but definitely much inferior than those from Sepia Records with 24 bit Cedar Remastering System,
3 In the 4-page booklet, the front album cover was fully displayed on the front cover, whereas in Sepia release, this cover was shrunken down.
4 Low price.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 There is no essay, no label & number, and no chart position. The inner sleeve was filled with colourful advertisements of other CDs available on Hallmark Records.
2 Misspelling of “Charley” – sloppy editing.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Jane Morgan was born Florence Currier on December 25, 1920 in Newton, Massachusetts. She has a beautiful singing voice, and her many singles like “With Open Arms”, “Romantica” (both very popular in Far East), “Fascination” and “Happy Anniversary” are one of my all-time favourite tunes. I am in the process of collecting as many albums on CDs. The reason I bought this CD instead of that on Sepia Records is because I already have “Jane Morgan at the Cocoanut Grove.” (on “The American Girl From Paris Revisited” (Jasmine Records, 2 CDs, 2015), and “Jane Morgan at the Cocoanut Grove/Jane Morgan Serenades the Victors” (Flare Records 317, 2013). This set is a welcome addition to complete my Jane Morgan collection. My advice is that if you don’t have “Jane Morgan at the Cocoanut Grove”, purchasing that twofer is recommended, because that set has much better sound and with 2 albums. I hope the above is helpful to you.

At The Cocoanut Grove/Serenade
At The Cocoanut Grove/Serenade
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jane Morgan At Cocoanut Grove/Serenades Victors: 25 songs; 2 complete albums, one making CD debut; 3 bonus singles; good sound!, July 28 2015
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This single CD, released by Flare Records from UK in 2013, contains two complete albums by Jane Morgan: “Jane Morgan at the Cocoanut Grove” and “Jane Morgan Serenades the Victors” plus 3 bonus tracks. I have compiled a detailed song listing (containing album and singles label & number, chart position, debut date, plus personal comments)(BB Pop=Billboard Hot 100; CB Pop=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart; UK=British Singles Chart):

LP “JANE MORGAN AT THE COCOANUT GROVE” (KAPP 1268)(1962):
01 Opening Medley: Fascination (live)/Theme From Carnival (Love Makes The World Go ‘Round)(live)/You And The Night And the Music (live)
02 Paris Medley: Stay Out of Paree/Mon Coeur Est Un Violin (Love Is Like A Violin)/Sous Le Ciel de Paris (Under Paris Sky)/Petite Waltz/River Seine/I Love Paris (live)
03 The Second Time Around (live)
04 The Day the Rains Came (live)
05 Oh Those Hips, Oh Those Lips/Lillian
Lillian Russell Medley (sung by John Drew and Sam Stoneburger):
06 Life Upon The Wicked Stage
07 Don’t Throw Stones at Mother
08 By The Light of the Silvery Moon/Moonlight Bay/A Bicycle Built For Two (Daisy Bell)/Take Me To The Ball Game/When You Wore A Tulip And I Wore A Big Red Rose/Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet (Live)
09 It Takes Love (live)
10 Fascination (reprise)(live)

LP “JANE MORGAN SERENADES THE VICTORS” (COLPIX 460)(1963):
11 My Special Dream
12 Red Sails in the Sunset
13 Does Goodnight Mean Goodbye (Colpix CP 713)(b-side, November 1963)*rare gem; CD debut.
14 Let’s Fall in Love
15 Sweet Talk
16 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
17 Bless ‘Em All (Colpix CP 713)(a-side)(BB Pop 131/1963; CB Pop 119/1963)(November 1963)*rare gem; CD debut.
18 No Other Man
19 Glory of Love
20 Pennies from Heaven
21 Magda’s Song
22 March of the Victors

BONUS TRACKS:
23 With Open Arms (Kapp K-284X)(a-side)(BB Pop 39/1959; CB Pop 48/1959; RW Pop 55/1959)(July 1959)
24 Where’s The Boy (I Never Met)(Kapp K-351X)(b-side, September 1960)
25 If Only I Could Live My Life Again (b-side, November 1958)(RW Pop 84/1959; UK 27/1959)*double sided hit.

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 I personally bought this set, mainly to get the album “Jane Morgan Serenades the Victors”, making its CD debut. I already have “Jane Morgan at the Cocoanut Grove” from the recent release “The American Girl From Paris Revisited” (Jasmine, 2CDs, 2015). The songs from “Jane Morgan at the Cocoanut Grove” were warm and vibrant, illustrating her love of the French language. “Jane Morgan Serenades the Victors” was her first album for the Colpix label, featured in the Carl Foreman movie “The Victors”. (I hope her other Colpix album “The Jane Morgan Album” (COLPIX 497)(1966) will be released soon in the future).
2 The sound is very well remastered.
3 There is a 4-page booklet, with an informative essay by Edward Chase. The two front album covers are featured on the front cover.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 There are no label & number and no chart position.
2 The two front album covers are too small. They should each occupy the entire page like Real Gone Music.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Jane Morgan was born Florence Currier on December 25, 1920 in Newton, Massachusetts. She has a beautiful singing voice, and her many singles like “With Open Arms”, “Romantica” (both very popular in Far East), “Fascination” and “Happy Anniversary” are one of my all-time favourite tunes. I am in the process of collecting as many albums on CDs. The entire set is totally enjoyable, and is a welcome addition to my library to complete my Jane Morgan collection. If you like Jane Morgan, these are two great albums and this set is highly recommended.

Our Language Of Love
Our Language Of Love
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jane Morgan Our Language of Love (1CD): 28 songs; 2 complete albums + 4 bonus tracks; good sound., July 28 2015
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This single CD called 'Our Language of Love', released by Flare Records from UK in 2011, contains two complete albums by Jane Morgan: 'The Second Time Around' and 'Love Makes the World Go 'Round' plus 4 bonus tracks. I have compiled a detailed song listing (containing album and singles label & number, chart position, debut date, plus personal comments)(CB Pop=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart; UK=British Singles Chart):

LP 'THE SECOND TIME AROUND' (KAPP 1239)(1961):
01 The Second Time Around*from film 'High Time' starring Bing Crosby.
02 My Favorite Things*from film 'The Sound of Music'
03 Our Language Of Love*from musical 'Irma La Douce'
04 Romantica (Kapp K-332X)(a-side)(RW 81/1960; UK 39/1960)(May 1960)*extremely popular in the Far East.
05 The Twilight Waltz
06 The Bells of St. Mary's (Kapp K-317X)(uncharted a-side, January 1960)*from film 'The Bells of St. Mary's' starring Bing Crosby.
07 The Angry Sea (Kapp K-358X)(b-side, October 1960)
08 Somebody (Kapp K-358X)(uncharted a-side, October 1960)*rare gem; CD debut.
09 Love Is A Simple Thing
10 Odyssey
11 I Am A Heart (Kapp K-332X)(b-side, May 1960)*rare gem; CD debut.
12 Why Should I Cry Over You

LP 'LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND' (KAPP 1250)(1961)
13 Love Makes The World Go 'Round (Kapp K-390X)(a-side)(CB Pop 124/1961; RW Pop 93/1961)(April 1961)
14 In Other Words (Fly Me To The Moon)(Kapp KJB 12)(b-side, January 1963)
15 He Makes Me Feel I'm Lovely (Kapp K-390X)(b-side, April 1961)*rare gem; CD debut; from Broadway musical 'Donnybrook' based on the John Ford film 'The Quiet Man'.
16 Where's The Boy (I Never Met)(Kapp K-351X)(b-side, September 1960)*rare gem; CD debut.
17 Little Lost Sheep
18 The Bridal Path
19 Temptation
20 My Love Is a Wanderer
21 Homesick For New England (Kapp K-418X)(b-side, August 1961)*rare gem; CD debut.
22 More Than I Should
23 Incurably Romantic*from film 'Let's Make Love' starring Marilyn Monroe.
24 Count Every Star

BONUS TRACKS:
25 I Could Have Danced All Night*from album 'Great Songs from Great Shows of the Century' (Kapp 5006)(1959)
26 The Sound of Music*from album 'Time' (Kapp 1170)(1960)
27 How Are Things In Glocca Morra?*from album 'Great Songs from Great Shows of the Century' (Kapp 5006)(1959)
28 Dancing in the Dark*from album 'Great Songs from Great Shows of the Century' (Kapp 5006)(1959)

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 This is the first time the above two albums are released as one set, containing many singles, some making their CD debut. 'The Second Time Around' is available separately as part of twofer (Sepia Records 1176, 2011), while 'Love Makes The World Go 'Round' is available as a single CD release (Hallmark Records, 2012).
2 The 4 bonus tracks are songs from two albums listed above.
3 The sound is very good.
4 There is a 6-page booklet, with an informative essay by Tony Middleton. The two album front covers are featured on the front of the booklet.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 Label & number, and chart position are not included.
2 The two front album covers are too small. They should each occupy the entire page, like Real Gone Music.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Jane Morgan was born Florence Currier on December 25, 1920 in Newton, Massachusetts. She has a beautiful singing voice, and her many singles like 'With Open Arms', 'Romantica' (both very popular in Far East), 'Fascination' and 'Happy Anniversary' are one of my all-time favourite tunes. I am in the process of collecting as many albums on CDs. The entire set is totally enjoyable, and is a welcome addition to my library to complete my Jane Morgan collection. If you like Jane Morgan, these are two great albums and this set is highly recommended.

American Girl From Paris Revisited
American Girl From Paris Revisited
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jane Morgan American Girl From Paris Revisited (2CDs): 52 songs; 3 complete albums; part of 2 albums; 11 singles; good sound!, July 27 2015
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This 2 CD set, released by reputable reissue label Jasmine Records from UK in 2015, contain 52 songs. I have compiled a detailed song listing (including album & single label & number, chart position, debut date, with personal comments)(BB Pop=Billboard Hot 100; CB Pop=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart; UK=British Singles Chart):

DISC 1:
SINGLES:
01 Fascination (Kapp K-191X)(a-side)(BB Pop 7/1957; CB Pop 5/1957; RW Pop 7/1957)(July 1957)*with the Troubadors.
02 It's Been A Long Long Time (Kapp K-200X)(b-side, 1957)
03 I'm New At The Game (Of Romance)(Kapp K-200X)(a-side)(RW Pop 53/1957)(1957)*with the Troubadors.
04 The Day The Rains Came (Kapp K-235X)(a-side)(BB Pop 21/1958; CB Pop 17/1958; RW Pop 14/1958; UK 1(1)/1958)(August 1958)
05 If Only I Could Live My Life Again (Kapp K-253X)(b-side, November 1958)(RW Pop 84/1959; UK 27/1959)*double sided hit.
06 Love Is Like Champagne (Mon Manege A Moi)(Kapp K-264X)(uncharted a-side, February 1959)
07 With Open Arms (Kapp K-284X)(a-side)(BB Pop 39/1959; CB Pop 48/1959; RW Pop 55/1959)(July 1959)
08 I'm In Love (Kapp K-304X)(uncharted a-side, October 1959)*Promotional; rare gem; CD debut.
09 Was It Day, Was It Night? (Kapp K-304X)(b-side, October 1959)*rare gem; CD debut.
10 Happy Anniversary (Kapp K-305X)(a-side)(BB Pop 57/1959; CB Pop 34/1959)(October 1959)
11 C'est La Vie, C'est L'Amour (Kapp K-305X)(b-side, October 1959)*rare gem; CD debut.
LP 'THE BALLADS OF LADY JANE' (KAPP 1191)(1960):
12 The Ballad of Lady Jane (My Love Doesn't Love Me At All)(Kapp K-317X)(b-side, January 1960)
13 The Riddle Song
14 Turtle Dove
15 Malloy Malone (Cockles and Mussels)
16 Ten Thousand Miles
17 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
18 Scarlet Ribbons
19 Cotton Eyed Joe
20 The Foggy Foggy Dew
21 I Know Where I'm Going
22 Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies
23 Greensleeves
LP 'TIME' (KAPP 1170)(1960)
24 The Sound of Music
25 My Favourite Things
26 Climb Ev'ry Mountain
27 My Foolish Heart
LP 'SINGS THE GREAT GOLDEN HITS' (KAPP 1246)(1961):
28 All The Way

DISC 2:
LP 'SINGS THE GREAT GOLDEN HITS' (KAPP 1246)(1961):
01 Arrivederci Roma
02 Tammy
03 Anna
04 Young At Heart
05 Everybody Loves A Lover
06 Catch A Falling Star
07 April Love
08 Till
09 Melodie D'Amour
10 It's All In The Game
11 Till The End of Time
LP 'MORE GOLDEN HITS' (KAPP 1275)(1962)
12 Come Closer To Me
13 They Didn't Believe Me
14 Blue Hawaii (Kapp K-431X)(b-side, October 1961)
15 Just In Time
LP 'AT THE COCOANUT GROOVE' (KAPP 1268)(1962):
16 Opening ' Fascination (live)
17 Theme From Carnival (Love Makes The World Go 'Round)(live)
18 You And The Night And the Music (live)
19 Paris Medley: Stay Out of Paree/Mon Coeur Est Un Violin (Love Is Like A Violin)/Sous Le Ciel de Paris (Under Paris Sky)/Petite Waltz/River Seine/I Love Paris (live)
20 The Second Time Around (live)
21 The Day The Rains Came (live)
22 Lillian Russell Medley: Oh Those Hips, Oh Those Lips/Lillian/Life Upon The Wicked Stage/Don't Throw Stones at Mother/By The Light of the Silvery Moon/Moonlight Bay/A Bicycle Built For Two (Daisy Bell)/Take Me To The Ball Game/When You Wore A Tulip And I Wore A Big Red Rose/Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet (Live)
23 It Takes Love (live)
24 Fascination (reprise)(live)

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 This is a great collection of three complete Jane Morgan albums: 'The Ballad of Lady Jane', 'Sings The Great Golden Hits' and 'At the Coconut Grove', plus portion of 'Time' and 'More Golden Hits.' There are also 11 singles, with 3 of them making their CD debut.
2 The sound is wonderfully remastered, as per high standards at Jasmine Records.
3 There is a 4-page booklet, containing an informative essay by Bob Fisher. Labels & numbers plus chart positions are included.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 Jasmine Records should really improve their booklet with a mere 4 pages. In recent releases, chart positions from various chart publications were included. Now only US and UK chart positions are included. There are no picture sleeves of singles and no album front cover pictures.
2 As per usual practice with most UK labels, the compilation stops at the year 1962 because of Public Domain laws in UK.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Jane Morgan was born Florence Currier on December 25, 1920 in Newton, Massachusetts. She has a beautiful singing voice, and her many singles like 'With Open Arms', 'Romantica' (both very popular in Far East), 'Fascination' and 'Happy Anniversary' are one of my all-time favourite tunes. I am in the process of collecting as many albums on CDs.

Although the above mentioned three albums are available separately, this is the first time they are grouped together into one single set. The singles are appreciated. The entire set is enjoyable with good sound. If you don't own those albums on CDs separately, this set is highly recommended to all Jane Morgan fans.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hollies Changin’ Times (Complete Hollies 69-73)(5CDs): complete album & singles output 69-73; great sound in stereo; expensive!, July 26 2015
This review is from: Changin Times (Audio CD)
POSITIVE POINTS:

1 Finally, the output from 1969 – 1973 by the Hollies is released on CD, with many rare songs making their CD debut. All their six albums during this period are included, together with all the non-album singles (a and b-sides).
2 The sound is wonderfully remastered, all in stereo.
3 All the songs are arranged chronologically.
4 There is an excellent 24-page booklet with an informative essay by Bobby Elliott. The label & number and name of source album are included. There are 23 gorgeous picture sleeves and 5 album covers. Good job!

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 Glaring omission: “The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee” (Polydor 2058 403)(Epic 5-11051)(a-side)(UK 24/1973; CB Pop 86/1973)(October 1973)*fortunately, it is available on other Hollies compilation.
2 Expensive! I bought mine from Amazon.co.uk at a cheaper price with an earlier release date, a few weeks before US release. But now I find out the seller's price is cheaper. Too bad!
3 No chart positions were included.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

The Hollies has a long illustrious charting career. Up to now, we are getting their output up to 1973. The next era, starting from “The Air That I Breathe” from 1974 to 2006, is still relatively untouched except for a few singles from other compilation. I hope someday complete sets like the current one will be released, as a tribute to such a fantastic group. This set is highly recommended, especially to all Hollies fans.

SONG LISTING:

In order not to waste your time, I purposely put the song listing at the end (with label & number, chart position, date of release, album source), because it is very long. If you are interested to know the details of the content, please read on (UK=British Singles Chart; BB Pop=Billboard Hot 100; CB Pop=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart):

DISC 1:
01 Sorry Suzanne (Parlophone R-5765)(a-side)(UK 3/1969; BB Pop 56/1969; CB Pop 58/1969; RW Pop 53/1969)(February 1969)
02 Not That Way At All (Parlophone R-5765)(UK b-side, February 1969)
03 Blowin’ In The Wind (Parlophone SC006.04137)(uncharted UK a-side, 1968)*from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
04 I Shall Be Released (Hansa 14 366 AT)(German b-side, July 1969)*from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
05 Mighty Quinn* from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
06 The Wheel’s On Fire (Parlophone SC006.04137)(UK b-side, 1968)*rare gem; CD debut; from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
07 The Times They Are A-Changin’*from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
08 Quit Your Low Down Ways*from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
09 I Want You*from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
10 Just Like A Woman*from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
11 When The Ship Comes In*from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
12 My Back Pages*from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
13 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Hansa 14 366 AT)(uncharted German a-side, July 1969)*from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
14 All I Really Want To Do*from album “The Hollies Sing Dylan” (1969)
15 Do You Believe In Love?*from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)
16 Please Sign Your Letters*from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)
17 Cos You Like to Love Me (Parlophone R-5806)(UK b-side, September 1969)*stereo
18 Please Let Me Please*from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)
19 Goodbye Tomorrow (Parlophone SC006.-91 045) (uncharted UK a-side, 1970)*rare gem; CD debut; from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)
20 She Looked My Way*from album “Rarities”
21 My Life Is Over With You*from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)

DISC 2:
01 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (Parlophone R-5806)(a-side)(UK 3/1969; BB Pop 7/1969; CB Pop 8/1969; RW Pop 8/1969)(September 1969)
02 Soldier Dilemma*from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)
03 Marigold/Gloria Swansong*from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)
04 You Love Cos You Like It*from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)
05 Why Didn’t You Believe*from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)
06 Look at Life*from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)
07 Louisiana Man*from album “Rarities”
08 Don’t Give Up Easily*from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)
09 Reflections Of A Long Time Past*from album “Hollies Sing Hollies” (1969)
10 I Wanna Shout*from album “Confessions Of The Mind” (1970)
11 Lady Please*from album “Confessions Of The Mind” (1970)
12 Sign of the Times*from album “At Abbey Road 1966-1970”
13 Separated*from album “Confessions Of The Mind” (1970)
14 Little Girl*from album “Confessions Of The Mind” (1970)
15 Eleanor’s Castle*from album “Rarities”
16 Confessions of a Mind*from album “Confessions Of The Mind” (1970)
17 Mad Professor Blyth (Parlophone R-5837)(UK b-side, April 1970)*rare gem; CD debut.
18 I Can’t Tell The Bottom From The Top (Parlophone R-5837)(a-side)(UK 7/1970; BB Pop 82/1970; CB Pop 64/1970; RW Pop 75/1970)(April 1970)
19 Dandelion Wine (Parlophone R-5862)(UK b-side, September 1970)*rare gem; CD debut; from album “Confessions Of The Mind” (1970)

DISC 3:
01 Survival Of The Fittest (Epic 5-10716)(uncharted US a-side, March 1971)*rare gem; CD debut.
02 Perfect Lady Housewife*from album “Confessions Of The Mind” (1970)
03 Isn’t It Nice*from album “Confessions Of The Mind” (1970)
04 Too Young to Be Married (Hansa 14 801 AT)(German b-side, 1971)*rare gem; from album “Confessions Of The Mind” (1970)
05 Frightened Lady (Hansa 14 801 AT)(uncharted UK a-side, 1971)*rare gem; CD debut; from album “Confessions Of The Mind” (1970)
06 Man Without A Heart (Epic 5-10716)(US b-side, March 1971)*rare gem; CD debut; from album “Confessions Of The Mind” (1970)
07 Gasoline Alley Bred (Parlophone R-5862)(a-side)(UK 14/1970; CB Pop 113/1970; RW Pop 141/1970)(September 1970)
08 Hey Willy (Parlophone R-5905)(a-side)(UK 22/1971; BB Pop 110/1971)(March 1971)
09 Row The Boat Together (Parlophone R-5905)(UK b-side, March 1971)*rare gem; CD debut.
10 Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)(Parlophone R-5939)(a-side)(UK 32/1972; BB Pop 2(2)/1972; CB Pop 1(1)/1972; RW Pop 1(1)/1972)(July 1972); from album “Distant Light” (1971)
11 You Know The Score*from album “Distant Light” (1971)
12 Pull Down The Blind*from album “Distant Light” (1971)
13 Promised Land*from album “Distant Light” (1971)
14 What A Life I’ve Led*from album “Distant Light” (1971)
15 Cable Car (Parlophone R-5939)(UK b-side, July 1972)*rare gem; CD debut; from album “Distant Light” (1971)
16 Hold On*from album “Distant Light” (1971)
17 To Do With Love*from album “Distant Light” (1971)
18 Look What We’ve Got (Epic 5-10871)(US b-side, May 1972)*rare gem; CD debut; from album “Distant Light” (1971)

DISC 4:
01 Long Dark Road (Epic 5-10920)(US a-side)(BB Pop 26/1972; BB AC 31/1972; CB Pop 24/1972; RW Pop 24/1972)(October 1972)*from album “Distant Light” (1971)
02 A Little Thing Like Love*from album “Distant Light” (1971)
03 Oh Granny (Allan Clarke Vocal Version)*from album “Singles A’s & B’s)
04 Oh Granny (Terry Sylvestor Vocal Version)(Polydor 2058 199)(UK b-side, February 1972)*rare gem; CD debut.
05 The Baby (Polydor 2058 199)(a-side)(UK 26/1972)(February 1972)*rare gem.
06 Touch*from album “Romany” (1972)
07 Romany*from album “Romany” (1972)
08 Papa Rain (expanded edition)*from album “Romany” (1972)
09 Indian Girl (Epic 5-10920)(US b-side, October 1972)*rare gem.
10 Blue In the Morning (Epic 5-10951)(US b-side, January 1973)*from album “Romany” (1972)
11 Jesus Was A Crossmaker (Epic 5-10989)(US a-side)(CB Pop 105/1973; RW Pop 97/1973)(April 1973)*rare gem; CD debut; from album “Romany” (1972)
12 Down River*from album “Romany” (1972)
13 Magic Woman Touch (Polydor 2058 289)(a-side)(BB Pop 60/1973; CB Pop 43/1973; RW Pop 50/1973)(November 1972)*rare gem; from album “Romany” (1972)
14 Magic Woman Touch (Acoustic Version)*from album “Romany” (1972)
15 Lizzy And The Rainman*from album “Romany” (1972)
16 Delaware Taggert And The Outlaw Boys*from album “Romany” (1972)
17 Words Don’t Come Easy*from album “Romany” (1972)
18 Courage of Your Convictions*from album “Romany” (1972)

DISC 5:
01 Witchy Woman*from album “Romany” (1972)
02 Slow Down (Epic 5-11025)(uncharted US a-side, July 1973)*rare gem; CD debut; from album “Romany” (1972)
03 Won’t You Feel Good That Morning (Epic 5-11025)(US b-side, July 1973)*rare gem; CD debut; from album “Romany” (1972)
04 If It Wasn’t For The Reason That I Love You*from album “Rarities”
05 Don’t Leave The Child Alone (Hansa 12 541 AT)(uncharted German a-side, 1973)*rare gem; CD debut; from album “Out on the Road” (issued in Germany)(1973).
06 They Don’t Realise I’m Down*from album “Out on the Road” (issued in Germany)(1973).
07 Transatlantic Westbound Jet*from album “Out on the Road” (issued in Germany)(1973).
08 Nearer To You*from album “Out on the Road” (issued in Germany)(1973).
09 Pick Up The Pieces*from album “Out on the Road” (issued in Germany)(1973).
10 Slow Down – Go Down*from album “Out on the Road” (issued in Germany)(1973).
11 The Last Wind*from album “Out on the Road” (issued in Germany)(1973).
12 A Better Place*from album “Out on the Road” (issued in Germany)(1973).
13 Mr. Heartbreaker*from album “Out on the Road” (issued in Germany)(1973).
14 Out On The Road*from album “Out on the Road” (issued in Germany)(1973).
15 I Was Born A Man (Polydor 2058 403)(UK b-side, October 1973)*major omission: a-side missing “The Day That Curly Billy Shot Down Crazy Sam McGee”; *from album “Out on the Road” (issued in Germany)(1973).
16 I Had A Dream (Epic 5-10989)(US b-side, April 1973)*rare gem; CD debut.

I hope the above is helpful to you.

Jane Morgan Sings Popular Favorites
Jane Morgan Sings Popular Favorites
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jane Morgan: Sings Popular Favourites (1CD): 27 songs from 4 albums; superior sound quality., July 26 2015
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This single CD “Jane Morgan Sings Popular Favourites” was released by reputable reissue label Sepia Records in UK in 2009, containing 27 tracks. I have compiled a detailed song listing (containing album & singles label & number, chart position, debut date, plus personal comments)(BB200=Billboard Album Chart; BB Pop=Billboard Hot 100; CB Pop=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart; UK=British Singles Chart):

LP “FASCINATION” (KAPP 1068)(BB200 13/1957)*with the Troubadors:
01 Around The World (Kapp K-185X)(b-side, June 1957)
02 It’s Not For Me To Say (Kapp K-185X)(uncharted a-side, June 1957)
03 An Affair To Remember
04 My Heart Reminds Me (And That Reminds Me)
LP “ALL THE WAY” (KAPP 1080)(1958)*with the Troubadors:
05 April Love
06 All The Way
07 Young at Heart
08 Just A-Wearin’ For You
09 Melodie D’Amour (Melody of Love)
10 Till The End Of Time
11 Till
12 Tammy
LP “SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE” (KAPP 1089)(1958):
13 Where The Blue of the Night Meets The Gold Of Day
14 Catch A Falling Star
15 Anna
16 Who’s Sorry Now
17 Speak To Me Of Love
LP “THE DAY THE RAINS CAME” (KAPP 1105)(1958):
18 The Day The Rains Came (Kapp K-235X)(a-side)(BB Pop 21/1958; CB Pop 17/1958; RW Pop 14/1958; UK 1(1)/1958)(August 1958)
19 It’s All In The Game
20 Volare
21 Almost In Your Arms (Love Theme from “Houseboat”)
22 Come Closer To Me
23 Everybody Loves A Lover
24 Bambino (French version of “Guaglione”)
25 Maybe You’ll Be There
26 Wrap Your Trouble In Dreams
27 Le Jour Du La Pluie Viendra (The Day The Rains Came: French version)(Kapp K-235X)(b-side, August 1958)

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 Although I have all the above songs already from other compilation, Sepia Records is renowned for their superior remastered sound, using 24-bit Cedar System. All the songs in this CD have become my new reference standards.
2 There is a nice 8-page booklet, with a detailed and informative essay by Dominic McHugh. The colourful pictures of Jane Morgan on the front and back covers are outstanding, especially the one on the back cover. There are two gorgeous black and white pictures occupying the entire page each 4 other small pictures. Great booklet.
3 Relatively cheap.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 Beware that there are no new songs from this CD. All the songs are from 4 albums noted above, but they are already found in “Fascination: The Ultimate Collection” (Jasmine Records, 2 CDs, 56 songs). I double dipped because there was no song listing on the website, and I did not bother to check them out elsewhere first. This is one reason that the song listing is always included in all my reviews. Nevertheless, I still welcome the better sound quality.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Jane Morgan was born Florence Currier on December 25, 1920 in Newton, Massachusetts. She has a beautiful singing voice, and her many singles like “With Open Arms”, “Romantica” (both very popular in Far East), “Fascination” and “Happy Anniversary” are one of my all-time favourite tunes. I am in the process of collecting as many albums on CDs. This set represents early Jane Morgan with great sound. But if you already have “Fascination: Ultimate Collection”, don’t bother with this one. If you care about sound quality, this set is still highly recommended to all Jane Morgan fans.

Sunshine Guitar
Sunshine Guitar
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4.0 out of 5 stars Guy Mitchell Sunshine Guitar (1CD): one album from 1960 making CD debut., July 26 2015
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CONTENT:

This single CD, released by Collectables in 1999, contains one entire album “Sunshine Guitar” plus 5 bonus tracks. I have compiled a detailed song listing (including backing orchestra, album & singles label & number, chart position, debut date, plus personal comments)

LP “SUNSHINE GUITAR” (Columbia CD 8352)(1960):
01 Sunshine Guitar (Monty Kelly)(Columbia 4-41853)(uncharted a-side, October 1960)*rare gem; CD debut.
02 Emaline
03 Meet The Sun Halfway
04 Fun And Fancy Free
05 Ridin’ Around In The Rain (Monty Kelly)(Columbia 4-41853)(b-side, October 1960)*rare gem; CD debut.
06 I’ve Got A Pocketful Of Dreams
07 Everybody Loves A Lover
08 My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You (Monty Kelly)(Columbia 4-41725)(a-side)(BB Pop 45/1960; CB Pop 106/1960; RW Pop 41/1960)(June 1960)
09 Silver Moon Upon The Golden Sands (Monty Kelly)(Columbia 4-41725)(b-side, June 1960)
10 My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time
11 (Did You Ever Get) That Feeling in the Moonlight
12 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
BONUS TRACKS:
13 Ninety Nine Years (Dead Or Alive)(Jimmy Carroll)(Columbia 4-40631)(a-side)(BB Pop 23/1956; CB Pop 19/1956; RW Pop 12/1956)(December 1955)
14 Singing The Blues (Ray Conniff)(Columbia 4-40769)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(10)/1956; CB Pop 1(8)/1956; RW Pop 1(7)/1956; UK 1(3)/1956)(October 1956)*his biggest hit; gold record
15 Knee Deep In The Blues (Ray Conniff)(Columbia 4-40820)(a-side)(BB Pop 16/1957; CB Pop 15/1957; RW Pop 10/1957; UK 3/1957)(December 1956)
16 Rock-A-Billy (Jimmy Carroll)(Columbia 4-40877)(a-side)(BB Pop 10/1957; CB Pop 13/1957; RW Pop 7/1957; UK 1(1)/1957)(March 1957)
17 Heartaches by the Number (Joe Sherman)(Columbia 4-41476)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(2)/1959; CB Pop 1(2)/1959; RW Pop 1(3)/1959; UK 5/1959)(August 1959)

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 In my quest to complete my Guy Mitchell Singles Collection, I bought this CD with two songs making their CD debut. It is also a nice little album, making its CD debut. The bonus tracks are nice, but they are readily available elsewhere at much better sound.
2 The sound is average.
3 In the 4-page booklet, there is a nice essay by Mark Marymont.

NEGATIVE POINT:

1 There is no album front cover.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

This album is quite enjoyable with two rare singles tracks making their CD debut. There is a twofer currently available “Sunshine Guitar/A Guy In Love” at similar price. If you like “Sunshine Guitar”, I would recommend to buy that twofer with more value, assuming you have all the bonus tracks already.

The Definitive Guy Mitchell
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guy Mitchell: The Definitive (2CDs): 50 songs; all the major hit singles with many rare gems; best sound; more for collectors!, July 26 2015
CONTENT:

This 2-CD set, released by the now defunct Collectors’ Choice in 2002, contain 50 songs. I have compiled a detailed song listing (with backing orchestra, single label & number, chart position, debut date, plus personal comments)(US=US Singles Chart prior to 1955; BB Pop=Billboard Hot 100; CB Pop=Cash Box Singles Chart; RW Pop=Record World Singles Chart; UK=British Singles Chart):

DISC 1:
01 GIDDY-AP! (THE BUGGY RIDE SONG) (Percy Faith)(Columbia 4-38822)(uncharted a-side, May 1950)*only also found in “This Is Gold” set.
02 ME AND MY IMAGINATION (Percy Faith)(Columbia 4-38872)(uncharted a-side, June 1950)*only also found in Jasmine set.
03 YOU’RE NOT IN MY ARMS TONIGHT (Percy Faith)(Columbia 4-38931)(b-side, August 1950)*found in “This Is Gold” set, but not in Acrobat Music set.
04 (I WONDER WHY) YOU’RE JUST IN LOVE (with Rosemary Clooney)(Percy Faith)(Columbia 4-39052)(a-side)(US 24/1951)(August 1950)*from "Call Me Madam"
05 MY HEART CRIES FOR YOU (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39067)(a-side)(US 2(7)/1950)(December 1950)*gold record
06 THE ROVING KIND (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39067)(US b-side, December 1950)(US 4/1950)*double sided hit.
07 SPARROW IN THE TREE TOP (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39190)(a-side)(US 8/1951)(February 1951)
08 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39190)(b-side, February 1951)(US 27/1951)*double sided hit.
09 A BEGGAR IN LOVE (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39331)(b-side, May 1951)*not present in Acrobat Music set.
10 UNLESS (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39331)(a-side)(US 17/1951)(May 1951)
11 MY TRULY, TRULY FAIR (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39415)(a-side)(US 2(1)/1951)(May 1951)*gold record
12 SWEETHEART OF YESTERDAY (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39512)(b-side, August 1951)(US 23/1951)*double sided hit.
13 BELLE, BELLE, MY LIBERTY BELLE (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39512)(a-side)(US 9/1951)(August 1951)
14 I CAN’T HELP IT (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39595)(b-side, November 1951)(US 28/1951)*double sided hit.
15 THERE’S ALWAYS ROOM AT OUR HOUSE (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39595)(a-side)(US 20/1951)(November 1951)
16 PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39663)(a-side)(US 4/1952)(February 1952)*gold record
17 THE DAY OF JUBILO (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39753)(a-side)(US 26/1952)(May 1952)
18 GENTLY, JOHNNY (with Doris Day)(Paul Weston)(Columbia 4-39714)(b-side, April 1962)
19 SHE WEARS RED FEATHERS (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39909)(a-side)(US 19/1953; CB Pop 14/1953; UK 1(4)/1953)(December 1952)
20 FEET UP (PAT HIM ON THE PO-PO)(Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39822)(a-side)(US 14/1952; CB Pop 18/1952; UK 2/1952)(August 1952)
21 (‘CAUSE I LOVE YOU) THAT’S A-WHY (with Mindy Carson)(Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39879)(a-side)(US 24/1952; CB Pop 25/1952)(October 1952)
22 TRAIN OF LOVE (with Mindy Carson)(Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39879)(b-side, October 1952)*also found in “This Is Gold” set.
23 WISE MAN OR FOOL (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39962)(uncharted a-side, 1953)*also found in “This Is Gold” set.
24 TELL US WHERE THE GOOD TIMES ARE (with Mindy Carson)(Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-39992)(a-side)(US 23/1953)(May 1953)
25 MAN AND WOMAN (with Rosemary Clooney)(Paramount Studio Orchestra)(Columbia 4-40158)(uncharted a-side, February 1954)*from film "Red Garters"; also found in “This Is Gold” set.

DISC 2:
01 THE CUFF OF MY SHIRT (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-40128)(a-side)(UK 9/1954)(November 1953)
02 A DIME AND A DOLLAR (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-40159)(a-side)(UK 8/1954)(February 1954)*from film "Red Garters"
03 BOB’S YER UNCLE (AN’ FANNY’S YER AUNT)(Mitch Miller)(Philips P.B. 293)(uncharted UK a-side, 1954)
04 I MET THE CUTEST LITTLE EYEFUL (AT THE EIFFEL TOWER)(Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-40389)(uncharted a-side, November 1954)*also found in “This Is Gold” set.
05 GEE, BUT YOU GOTTA COME HOME (Mitch Miller)(Columbia 4-40389)(b-side, November 1954)*also found in “This Is Gold” set.
06 (OTTO DRIVES ME CRAZY) OTTO’S GOTTA GO (Sauerbraten Five)(Columbia 4-40507)(b-side, April 1955)*rare gem; CD debut.
07 WHEN BLINKY BLOWS (THE TROMBONE BLUES)(Ray Ellis)(Columbia 4-40560)(uncharted a-side, September 1955)*rare gem; CD debut.
08 NINETY NINE YEARS (DEAD OR ALIVE)(Jimmy Carroll)(Columbia 4-40631)(a-side)(BB Pop 23/1956; CB Pop 19/1956; RW Pop 12/1956)(December 1955)
09 PERFUME, CANDY AND FLOWERS (Jimmy Carroll) (Columbia 4-40631)(b-side, December 1955)*rare gem; CD debu.
10 GIVE ME A CARRIAGE WITH EIGHT WHITE HORSES (Jimmy Carroll)(Columbia 4-40700)(uncharted a-side, May 1956)*rare gem; CD debut.
11 SINGING THE BLUES (Ray Conniff)(Columbia 4-40769)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(10)/1956; CB Pop 1(8)/1956; RW Pop 1(7)/1956; UK 1(3)/1956)(October 1956)
12 CRAZY WITH LOVE (Ray Conniff)(Columbia 4-40769)(b-side, October 1956)(BB Pop 53/1956; RW Pop 40/1956)*double sided hit.
13 TAKE ME BACK BABY (Ray Conniff)(Columbia 4-40820)(b-side, December 1956)(BB Pop 47/1957; CB Pop 38/1957; RW Pop 36/1957)*double sided hit.
14 KNEE DEEP IN THE BLUES (Ray Conniff)(Columbia 4-40820)(a-side)(BB Pop 16/1957; CB Pop 15/1957; RW Pop 10/1957; UK 3/1957)(December 1956)
15 ROCK-A-BILLY (Jimmy Carroll)(Columbia 4-40877)(a-side)(BB Pop 10/1957; CB Pop 13/1957; RW Pop 7/1957; UK 1(1)/1957)(March 1957)
16 SWEET STUFF (Jimmy Carroll)(Columbia 4-40940)(a-side)(BB Pop 83/1957; CB Pop 51/1957; RW Pop 56/1957; UK 25/1957)(May 1957)
17 CALL ROSIE ON THE PHONE (Jimmy Carroll)(Columbia 4-40987)(a-side)(UK 17/1957)(August 1957)
18 HONEY BROWN EYES (Jimmy Carroll)(Columbia 4-41177)(uncharted a-side, May 1958)*rare gem; CD debut.
19 HEARTACHES BY THE NUMBER (Joe Sherman)(Columbia 4-41476)(a-side)(BB Pop 1(2)/1959; CB Pop 1(2)/1959; RW Pop 1(3)/1959; UK 5/1959)(August 1959)
20 THE SAME OLD ME (Joe Sherman)(Columbia 4-41576)(a-side)(BB Pop 51/1960; CB Pop 103/1960; RW Pop 78/1960)(February 1960)*also found in the new Acrobat Music release.
21 SILVER MOON UPON THE GOLDEN SANDS (Monty Kelly)(Columbia 4-41725)(b-side, June 1960)*only also found in “Sunshine Guitar” CD.
22 MY SHOES KEEP WALKING BACK TO YOU (Monty Kelly)(Columbia 4-41725)(a-side)(BB Pop 45/1960; CB Pop 106/1960; RW Pop 41/1960)(June 1960)
23 YOUR GOODNIGHT KISS (AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE)(instrumental acc)(Columbia 4-41970)(a-side)(BB Pop 106/1961)(March 1961)*also in the new Acrobat Music release.
24 SOFT RAIN (Mort Garson)(Columbia 4-42231)(uncharted a-side, November 1961)*rare gem; CD debut.
25 BIG BIG CHANGE (Mort Garson)(Columbia 4-42231)(b-side, November 1961)*rare gem; CD debut.

POSITIVE POINTS:

1 When this set was released in 2000, it became and is still my reference, because the sound was very well remastered, as per high standards at Collectors’ Choice, and overall very balanced coverage, containing all the biggest singles, with many rare gems making CD debut. When I compared with the upcoming Acrobat Music release “The Complete US & UK Hits 50-62” (I already listened to it because I got it from UK at a much earlier release date compared to US), there are 9 songs from this set still making their CD debut and 15 songs in this set not found in the Acrobat Music set. The quality of sound is similar. (I shall review “The Complete US & UK Hits 50-62” when it is eligible for review on its release date of August 28, 2015).
2 The sound is top-notched, as noted above.
3 There is a 4-page booklet with an informative essay by Scott Yanow. Label & number and names of backing orchestras are included.
4 Songs are arranged chronologically.

NEGATIVE POINTS:

1 Because Collectors’ Choice has gone out of business (now becoming Real Gone Music), their catalogue has gone up in prices. Expensive by current standards.
2 In the mere 4-page booklet, the song listing for Disc 1 was at the back, but the last line was not completed. Song listing for Disc 2 was at the inner sleeve of the back cover of CD. No chart position was provided. Fortunately, Real Gone Music has good booklets nowadays.

COMPLETE SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY:

Although Guy Mitchell has 20 singles on the US Pop Chart, I have painstakingly compiled A Complete Singles Discography, and found that he actually has 100 singles (charted & uncharted, from 1947 to 1990)(but only 184 songs, because 6 were repeated releases, 9 b-sides belonged to other artists, and 1 double b-sides (US & UK). His labels are (1) Decca (1947 – 1948), (2) Music-Mart (1949), (3) MGM (1949), (4) King (1949), (5) Columbia (1950 – 1961), (6) Joy (1962 – 1963), (7) Chalice (1965), (8) Reprise (1966), (9) Starday (1967 – 1969), (10) GMI (1975), (11) Top Hat Records (1988), and (12) BBC (1990).

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Guy Mitchell was born Al Cernik on February 27, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan. As noted above, he had a long, illustrious singing and charting career, and was in two movies “Those Redheads From Seattle” and “Red Garters.” He died from cancer on July 1, 1999 (age 72).

Guy Mitchell was an uncomplicated artist – a straightforward entertainer and genial personality with a fine singing voice that can handle a wide range of materials. This current set is still my reference, while the upcoming “Complete US & UK Hits 1950-62” (Acrobat Music, 2015, 44 songs) also has its merits. If you like more comprehensive coverage of his early output, I would recommend “This Is Gold” (Disky, 3 CDs, 75 songs) with reasonable sound and cheap price. If you need a general Greatest Hits and cheap price, I would recommend “The Very Best of Guy Mitchell” (One Day Music, 2015, 50 songs). However, this current set has the best sound with balanced coverage, but because of its expensive price, it is more for collectors.

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