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The Frankie Vaughan US & UK Singles Collection 1950-62

Frankie Vaughan
Styles: Easy Listening, Pop
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3282
Frankie Vaughan was one of the most popular and successful British singers of the 1950s and ‘60s, his career transcending the vagaries of the rock ‘n’ roll era, despite the fact that he was very much a vocalist in the traditional style, and he even made inroads into the US market – rare for British artists in that time. Starting as a big band singer and becoming popular on radio, he signed to EMI’s HMV label in 1950, subsequently moving to Philips, scoring his first hit in 1954 with “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”, the first of many successful cover versions of US hit originals which he recorded, notably his No. 2 “Green Door” in 1955 and his first No. 1 the following year “The Garden Of Eden”, and he racked up a significant run of big hits over the next few years. This great-value 60-track 2-CD set comprises a significant proportion of his UK A sides during this era, plus selected B sides, along with titles which were among his US A and B sides, some otherwise unreleased in the UK – he had a No. 22 US hit with “Judy” in 1958. It naturally includes all his 24 UK hits during these years, including the No. 1 “Tower Of Strength” and the Top 10 entries “Man On Fire”, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine”, “Kewpie Doll” and “The Heart Of A Man”, and his Top 10 hits with The Kaye Sisters “Gotta Have Something In The Bank Frank” and “Come Softly To Me” – needless to say, we also include his signature song “Give Me The Moonlight”. It’s a fine showcase for a fine singer and highly popular personality in British entertainment.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 The Old Piano Roll Blues Frankie Vaughan
2 My Sweetie Went Away Frankie Vaughan
3 Too Marvellous For Words Frankie Vaughan
4 Look At That Girl Frankie Vaughan
5 Bye Bye Baby Frankie Vaughan
6 Hey Joe  Frankie Vaughan
7 Istanbul Frankie Vaughan
8 Heartless Frankie Vaughan
9 From The Vine Came The Grape Frankie Vaughan
10 Jilted Frankie Vaughan & Alma Cogan
11 My Son, My Son  Frankie Vaughan
12 Happy Days And Lonely Nights  Frankie Vaughan
13 Unsuspecting Heart Frankie Vaughan
14 Tweedle Dee  Frankie Vaughan
15 Give Me The Moonlight, Give Me The Girl Frankie Vaughan
16 Wildfire Frankie Vaughan
17 Something's Gotta Give Frankie Vaughan
18 Seventeen  Frankie Vaughan
19 Meet Me On The Corner Frankie Vaughan
20 My Boy Flat Top  Frankie Vaughan
21 This Is The Night Frankie Vaughan
22 Lucky Thirteen Frankie Vaughan
23 The Green Door Frankie Vaughan
24 Pity The Poor, Poor Man Frankie Vaughan
25 The Garden Of Eden Frankie Vaughan
26 Priscilla Frankie Vaughan
27 These Dangerous Years Frankie Vaughan
28 Isn't This A Lovely Evening Frankie Vaughan
29 Cold Cold Shower Frankie Vaughan
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Man On Fire Frankie Vaughan
2 Wanderin' Eyes Frankie Vaughan
3 Gotta Have Something In The Bank Frank  Frankie Vaughan & The Kaye Sisters
4 Kisses Sweeter Than Wine  Frankie Vaughan
5 Rock-A-Chicka Frankie Vaughan
6 Can't Get Along Without You Frankie Vaughan
7 We're Not Alone Frankie Vaughan
8 Kewpie Doll  Frankie Vaughan
9 So Many Women Frankie Vaughan
10 Wonderful Things Frankie Vaughan
11 Judy Frankie Vaughan
12 Am I Wasting My Time On You Frankie Vaughan
13 So Happy In Love Frankie Vaughan
14 That's My Doll Frankie Vaughan
15 Honey Bunny Baby Frankie Vaughan
16 Come Softly To Me  Frankie Vaughan & The Kaye Sisters
17 The Heart Of A Man Frankie Vaughan
18 Walkin' Tall Frankie Vaughan
19 I Ain't Gonna Lead This Life No More Frankie Vaughan
20 What More Do You Want Frankie Vaughan
21 The Very, Very Young Frankie Vaughan
22 If You Ever Fall In Love Frankie Vaughan
23 Kookie Little Paradise Frankie Vaughan
24 Hey You With The Crazy Eyes Frankie Vaughan
25 Milord  Frankie Vaughan
26 Do You Still Love Me? Frankie Vaughan
27 Tower Of Strength  Frankie Vaughan
28 Rachel Frankie Vaughan
29 Don't Stop, Twist! Frankie Vaughan
30 I'm Gonna Clip Your Wings Frankie Vaughan
31 Hercules Frankie Vaughan
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