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America's Greatest Hits 1952 (Expanded Edition)
America's Greatest Hits 1952 (Expanded Edition)

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7126
We continue our highly popular and successful America’s Greatest Hits series as we work back through the 1950s, this time with an expanded 4-CD set edition to sit alongside the existing single CD 1952 edition (ACRCD180) originally released in 2006 before we introduced the 4-CD format in recent years. This great-value 105-track collection comprises every record which charted in the Top 15 of the Billboard Best Sellers and Cash Box chart, or in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Most Played by Jockeys, Most Played in Jukeboxes Charts or Honor Roll of Hits during 1952 (it omits certain records which peaked in 1953 and which have already appeared in our America’s Greatest Hits 1953 collection and some which were big hits in 1951, and had already peaked, so will appear in that collection). As with all these collections it features all the biggest hits of the year and all the biggest names in American pop of that era, so very much captures the spirit of the times, but also includes a number of lesser known records which are not heard very often and which have not been readily available on CD. As always, it includes a substantial 12,000-word booklet with a commentary on every track, and it’s a must for collectors of our completist chart-based anthologies.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Cry Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads
2 Shrimp Boats Jo Stafford
3 The Little White Cloud That Cried Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads
4 Tell Me Why Four Aces
5 Slow Poke Ralph Flanagan and his Orchestra
6 Any Time Eddie Fisher
7 Slow Poke Helen O'Connell
8 Cry Eileen Barton
9 Charmaine Paul Weston
10 Tell Me Why Eddie Fisher
11 Never Dennis Day
12 Bermuda Bell Sisters
13 Garden In The Rain Four Aces
14 Dance Me Loose Arthur Godfrey (with the Chordettes)
15 Tiger Rag Les Paul & Mary Ford
16 A Kiss To Build A Dream On Hugo Winterhalter (Johnny Parker, vocal)
17 Blue Tango Leroy Anderson
18 Belle Of The Ball Leroy Anderson "Pops" Concert Orchestra
19 Please Mr. Sun Johnnie Ray
20 At Last Ray Anthony
21 Slow Poke Arthur Godfrey
22 (Here Am I) Broken Hearted Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads
23 Be My Life's Compansion Mills Brothers
24 Wheel of Fortune Eddie Wilcox Orchestra
25 Come What May Patti Page
26 Wheel of Fortune Bobby Wayne
27 Perfidia The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 The Blacksmith Blues Ella Mae Morse
2 Wheel of Fortune Kay Starr
3 Three Bells (Les Trois Cloches) Les Compagnons De La Chanson
4 Hambone Jo Stafford & Frankie Laine
5 Wheel of Fortune Bell Sisters
6 Tulips and Heather Perry Como
7 Forgive Me Eddie Fisher
8 I'll Walk Alone Don Cornell
9 A Guy Is A Guy Doris Day
10 Blue Tango Hugo Winterhalter & His Orch.
11 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Guy Mitchell
12 Wimoweh The Weavers & Gordon Jenkins and His. Orch. & Chorus
13 Blue Tango Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
14 Blue Tango Les Baxter
15 That's The Chance You Take Eddie Fisher
16 Be Anything (But Be Mine) Eddy Howard
17 The Gandy Dancers' Ball Frankie Laine
18 Kiss of Fire Georgia Gibbs
19 Delicado Percy Faith
20 What's The Use Johnnie Ray
21 I'm Yours Don Cornell
22 Ay-Round The Corner (Bee-hind the Bush) Jo Stafford
23 I'm Yours Eddier Fisher
24 Here In My Heart Al Martino
25 Kiss of Fire Tony Martin
26 Walkin' My Baby Back Home Johnnie Ray
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Lover Peggy Lee & Gordon Jenkins
2 You Sammy Kaye
3 Auf Wiedersh'n Sweetheart Vera Lynn
4 Half As Much Rosemary Clooney
5 Maybe Perry Como & Eddie Fisher
6 As Time Goes By Ray Anthony
7 Here In My Heart Vic Damone
8 Auf Wiederseh'n Eddy Howard
9 Walkin' My Baby Back Home Nat "King" Cole
10 I'll Walk Alone Jane Froman
11 Botch A Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina) Rosemary Clooney
12 Once In A While Patti Page
13 Vanessa Hugo Winterhalter
14 Take My Heart Al Martino
15 Somewhere Along The Way Nat "King" Cole
16 Smoke Rings Les Paul & Mary Ford
17 Wish You Were Here Eddie Fisher
18 Sugar Bush Doris Day & Frankie Laine
19 High Noon Frankie Laine
20 Should I Four Aces
21 You Belong To Me Jo Stafford
22 Jambalaya Jo Stafford
23 Indian Love Call Slim Whitman
24 Meet Mr. Callaghan Les Paul
25 I Went To Your Wedding Patti Page
26 Because You're Mine Mario Lanza
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Meet Mr. Callaghan Harry Grove Trio
2 Trying Hilltoppers
3 You Belong To Me Patti Page
4 I Should Care Ralph Flanagan Orch. (Harry Prime & the Singing Winds, vocal)
5 You Belong To Me Dean Martin
6 High Noon Tex Ritter
7 Lady of Spain Eddie Fisher
8 Glow Worm Mills Brothers
9 Come A-Long A-Love Kay Starr
10 It's In The Book (Parts I and II) Johnny Standley
11 Outside of Heaven Eddie Fisher
12 Takes Two To Tango Pearl Bailey
13 Yours Vera Lynn
14 Why Don't You Believe Me Joni James
15 Lady of Spain Les Paul & Mary Ford
16 My Favorite Song Georgia Gibbs
17 I Don Cornell
18 Keep It A Secret Jo Stafford
19 Heart And Soul Four Aces
20 Why Don't You Believe Me Patti Page
21 Blues In Advance Dinah Shore
22 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Jimmy Boyd
23 Twas The Night Before Christmas Rosemary Clooney & Gene Autry
24 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Perry Como
25 Oh Happy Day Don Howard
26 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Spike Jones (George Rock, vocal)
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