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America's Greatest Hits 1945

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits, Pop
Catalogue Number: ACQCD7135
We continue our popular and successful series devoted to the biggest chart records of each calendar year in the early chart era as we focus on 1945, the fifth full calendar year of the Billboard Best Sellers chart – the chart was launched in July 1940 – and the first year to feature a Most Played by Disc Jockeys chart. This great value 94-track 4-CD set comprises every record which peaked in the Top 10 of the Best Sellers chart during the year, plus those which entered the Top 10 in the final weeks of the year. For reasons of space, it excludes those records were still in the chart at the start of the year, but which peaked in the Top 10 in 1944, and so are included in our existing 1944 collection. It was another vintage year for Bing Crosby, who had nine hits during the year, while Dick Haymes and Harry James with Kitty Kallen had six. Johnny Mercer had three No. 1s, one with Jo Stafford, and Doris Day made her chart debut with two No. 1s. Others who featured at No.1 were The Andrews Sisters, Vaughn Monroe, Perry Como, Harry James, Sammy Kaye and Freddy Martin, while there were also many highly collectable lesser-known records by some artists we don’t hear too much about these days. It makes for an intriguing and very entertaining musical snapshot of a year when WWII came to a close, celebrated by a number of both sentimental and celebratory hits. It includes a 12,000+ word booklet with a commentary on every record as well as full discographical and chart information.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
2 Rum And Coca Cola The Andrews Sisters
3 Don't Fence Me In Sammy Kaye & His Orch with Billy Williams
4 There Goes That Song Again Kay Kyser & His Orchestra with Georgia Carroll
5 Don't Fence Me In Kate Smith
6 Cocktails For Two Spike Jones & His City Slickers with Carl Grayson
7 I Dream Of You (More Than You Dream I Do)  Frank Sinatra
8 I Dream Of You Perry Como
9 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
10 Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive Bing Crosby & Andrews Sisters
11 Don't Fence Me In Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights
12 I'm Beginning To See The Light Harry James & His Orchestra With Kitty Kallen
13 Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night In The Week) Frank Sinatra
14 A Little On The Lonely Side Frankie Carle & His Orchestra with Paul Allen
15 Rum And Coca-Cola Abe Lyman & His Orchestra with Rose Blane
16 Rum And Coca-Cola Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
17 Candy Jo Stafford, Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
18 I Wanna Get Married Gertrude Niesen
19 I'm Beginning To See The Light Duke Ellington With His Famous Orchestra with Joya Sherrill
20 Dream Pied Pipers With Paul Weston & His Orchestra
21 My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time Les Brown Orchestra With Doris Day
22 My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time The Phil Moore Four
23 Sentimental Journey Les Brown Orchestra With Doris Day
24 A Little On The Lonely Side Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians with Jimmy Brown
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 There! I've Said It Again Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
2 Just A Prayer Away Bing Crosby
3 My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time Johnny Long & His Orchestra & Dick Robertson 
4 Stuff Like That There Betty Hutton 
5 Laura Woody Herman & His Orchestra
6 Candy Dinah Shore
7 Just A Prayer Away Sammy Kaye & His Orch with Billy Williams
8 Chloe Spike Jones & His City Slickers with Red Ingle
9 I'm Beginning To See The Light Ella Fitzgerald & Ink Spots
10 Caldonia Woody Herman & His Orchestra
11 Laura Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
12 Bell Bottom Trousers Tony Pastor & His Orchestra with Ruth McCullough
13 Laura Dick Haymes
14 You Belong To My Heart Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra with Jimmy Saunders
15 Caldonia Louis Jordan And His Tympani Five
16 Dream Frank Sinatra
17 You Belong To My Heart Bing Crosby & Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra
18 Laura Johnnie Johnston
19 Sentimental Journey Hal McIntyre & His Orchestra
20 Bell Bottom Trousers Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
21 Bell Bottom Trousers Louis Prima & His Orchestra
22 Bell Bottom Trousers Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians with Jimmy Brown
23 Sentimental Journey Merry Macs
24 Gotta Be This Or That (Pt. 1) Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Chopin's Polonaise Carmen Cavallaro & His Orchestra
2 On The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
3 I Wish Mills Brothers
4 Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra with Wynonie Harris
5 If I Loved You Perry Como
6 On The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Bing Crosby
7 Bell Bottom Trousers Jerry Colonna
8 Tampico Stan Kenton & His Orchestra with June Christy
9 On The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with The Sentimentalists
10 Good Good Good (That's You-That's You) Sammy Kaye & His Orch with Billy Williams & Nancy Norman
11 Till The End of Time Perry Como
12 I'm Gonna Love That Gal Perry Como
13 I Wish I Knew Dick Haymes
14 Boogie Woogie Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
15 Along The Navajo Trail Dinah Shore
16 11:60 PM Harry James and His Orchestra with Kitty Kallen
17 Till The End Of Time Dick Haymes
18 Along The Navajo Trail Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
19  It's Only A Paper Moon Benny Goodman & His Orchestra with Dottie Reid
20 On The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Judy Garland and The Merry Macs 
21 I'll Buy That Dream Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest 
22 Hong Kong Blues Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Skeets Herfurt
23 I'll Buy That Dream Harry James and His Orchestra with Kitty Kallen
24 It's Been A Long Long Time Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra with Irene Daye
25 It's Been A Long Long Time Bing Crosby with Les Paul & His Trio
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 It's Been A Long Long Time Harry James and His Orchestra with Kitty Kallen
2 Chickery Chick Sammy Kaye & His Orch with Billy Williams & Nancy Norman
3 That's For Me Dick Haymes
4 It's Been A Long Long Time Stan Kenton & His Orchestra with June Christy
5 It Might As Well Be Spring Dick Haymes
6 That's For Me Jo Stafford
7 I Can't Begin To Tell You Bing Crosby with Carmen Cavallero At The Piano
8 Waitin' For The Train To Come In Peggy Lee
9 Holiday For Strings Spike Jones & His City Slickers
10 The Honeydripper Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra & Delta Rhythm Boys 
11 Waitin' For The Train To Come In Harry James and His Orchestra with Kitty Kallen
12 It Might As Well Be Spring Paul Weston & His Orchestra & Margaret Whiting 
13 Dig You Later (A-Hubba Hubba Hubba) Perry Como
14 Nancy (With The Laughing Face Frank Sinatra 
15 Symphony Freddie Martin & His Orchestra With Clyde Rogers
16 Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief Betty Hutton
17 White Christmas Bing Crosby
18 Symphony Bing Crosby
19 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
20 It Might As Well Be Spring Sammy Kaye & His Orch with Billy Williams
21 I Can't Begin To Tell You Andy Russell
22 I Can't Begin To Tell You Harry James and His Orchestra with Ruth Haag
23 Buzz Me Louis Jordan And His Tympani Five
24 Chickery Chick Evelyn Knight & The Jesters
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