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The Chordettes Collection 1951-62

The Chordettes
Styles: Easy Listening, Pop
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3281
The Chordettes were one of the female vocal groups who epitomised the style and atmosphere of early ‘50s popular music but who continued to have pop hits through into the rock ‘n’ roll era following their landmark No. 1 in 1954 with “Mr. Sandman”. Formed in Wisconsin just after WWII, they moved from singing folk music to performing barbershop harmony, and in 1949 made a winning appearance on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts radio show leading to their making a number of records for Columbia, without kickstarting their career in a major way. When Archie Bleyer, the musical director of Talent Scouts, launched the Cadence label in 1953, he signed The Chordettes, and they hit the No. 1 spot with their second record for the label “Mr. Sandman”, the first of fifteen chart entries they had through to 1961. This great-value 60-track 2-CD set comprises their early 78s for Columbia along with all of the A and B sides for Cadence through to 1962, by which time their chart career was over, plus selected titles from their various albums on Columbia and Cadence during this era, “Close Harmony”, “Sing Your Requests”, “Drifting And Dreaming” and “Never On Sunday”. It naturally features all their hits, including the Top 5 classics “Born To Be With You” and “Lollipop”. It’s an enjoyable and evocative showcase for their distinctive talent.

29 Just Between You And Me The Chordettes
Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Runnin' Wild The Chordettes
2 Alice Blue Gown The Chordettes
3 Love Me And The World Is Mine The Chordettes
4 Lonesome That's All The Chordettes
5 Moonlight On The Ganges The Chordettes
6 Let The Rest Of The World Go By The Chordettes
7 World Is Waiting For The Sunrise The Chordettes
8 Love's Old Sweet Song The Chordettes
9 True Love Goes On And On The Chordettes
10 It's You, It's You I Love The Chordettes
11 Mr. Sandman The Chordettes
12 I Don't Wanna See You Cryin' The Chordettes
13 Lonely Lips The Chordettes
14 The Dudelsack Song (Play To Me My Darling) The Chordettes
15 Humming Bird The Chordettes
16 I Told A Lie The Chordettes
17 The Wedding The Chordettes
18 I Don't Know, I Don't Care (Souvenir D'Italie) The Chordettes
19 Eddie My Love The Chordettes
20 Whistling Willie (Our Melody) The Chordettes
21 Born To Be With You The Chordettes
22 Love Never Changes The Chordettes
23 Lay Down Your Arms The Chordettes
24 Teenage Goodnight The Chordettes
25 (Fifi's) Walking The Poodle The Chordettes
26 Come Home To My Arms The Chordettes
27 Echo Of Love The Chordettes
28 Like A Baby The Chordettes
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Soft Sands The Chordettes
2 Baby Of Mine The Chordettes
3 Photographs The Chordettes
4 Lollipop The Chordettes
5 Baby, Come-A Back-A The Chordettes
6 Zorro The Chordettes
7 Love Is A Two-Way Street The Chordettes
8 No Other Arms, No Other Lips The Chordettes
9 We Should Be Together The Chordettes
10 A Girl's Work Is Never Done The Chordettes
11 No Wheels The Chordettes With Jeff Kron And Jackie Ertel
12 A Broken Vow The Chordettes
13 All My Sorrows The Chordettes
14 Never On Sunday The Chordettes
15 A Faraway Star The Chordettes
16 The Exodus Song The Chordettes
17 Theme From Goodbye Again (Say No More - It's Goodbye) The Chordettes
18 Around The World The Chordettes
19 Fascination The Chordettes
20 White Rose Of Athens The Chordettes
21 Adios (Goodbye My Love) The Chordettes
22 In The Deep Blue Sea The Chordettes
23 (When It's) Darkness in the Delta The Chordettes
24 Oh Baby Mine (I Get So Lonely) The Chordettes
25 Oh How I Miss You Tonight The Chordettes
26 Watermelon Weather The Chordettes
27 Drifting And Dreaming The Chordettes
28 Tammy The Chordettes
29 Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo The Chordettes
30 The Song From Moulin Rouge The Chordettes
31 Theme From A Summer Place The Chordettes
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