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America's Greatest Hits Volume 3 1952
America's Greatest Hits Volume 3 1952

Various Artists
Styles: America's Greatest Hits
Catalogue Number: ACRCD180
America in 1952 was to say the least a very significant year. Television was getting a foothold and the most significant events in music was the first reported ?Rock ?n? Roll riot at Alan Freed?s Moondog Celebration Ball in Cleveland, Ohio, the first broadcast of ?American Bandstand? (without Dick Clark) and on March 27th the opening of Sun Studios in Memphis Tennessee. These last three occurrences had a profound impact on most of the artists featured on this CD; America?s Greatest Hits of 1952. All of these titles reached the top 3 on the Billboard charts for the year. Pee Wee King?s opening track was surely one of the first Country titles to cross over to the pop charts. Mind you the country artists and writers were supplying a lot of crossover hits in this period and Jo Stafford?s cover of Hank Williams; ?Jambalaya? was no exception. Al Martino?s big ballad ?Here In My Heart? also has the distinction of being the very first No 1 on the very first British Hit Parade in 1952. This album is very much a barometer of the popular sounds of the day with, perhaps, the exception of Johnny Standley?s ?It?s In the Book?, a big favourite on BBC Radio at the time but never a UK hit. It?s a parody of fundamentalist preachers and is presented here in its full-length version, which featured a sing along gospel pastiche.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Slow Poke Pee Wee King And His Golden West Cowboys
2 Wheel Of Fortune Kat Starr
3 Kiss Of Fire Georgia Gibbs
4 Blue Tango Leroy Anderson
5 A Guy Is A Guy Doris Day
6 Here In My Heart Al Martino
7 Delicardo Percy Faith & His Orchestra
8 Auf Wiedersehen Sweetheart Vera Lynn
9 Half As Much Rosemary Clooney
10 Wish You Were Here Eddie Fisher
11 You Belong To Me Jo Stafford
12 I Went To Your Wedding Patti Page
13 It's In The Book Johhny Standley w/ Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights
14 Why Don't You Believe Joni James
15 The Glowworm Mills Brothers
16 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Jimmy Boyd
17 Anytime Eddie Fisher
18 At Last Ray Anthony w/ Tommy Mercer
19 Botch-A-Me (Ba Ba Ba Ciami Piccina) Rosemary Clooney
20 Little White Cloud That Cried Johnnie Ray
21 Tell Me Why Four Aces
22 Tell Me You're Mine Gaylords
23 Tiger Rag Les Paul & Mary Ford
24 Blacksmith Blues Ella Mae Morse
25 Jambalaya Jo Stafford
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