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The Toni Arden Collection 1944-61
The Toni Arden Collection 1944-61

Toni Arden
Styles: Easy Listening, Pop
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3375
Toni Arden was one of the girl singers who learnt their trade singing with big bands during the mid-1940s before embarking on a solo career as the market changed, and star vocalists became popular with the advent of TV. The daughter of a singer at the Metropolitan Opera, she started performing in her teens during the war years, and made her first records with the Al Trace Orchestra for the National label in 1944. A year or two later, appearances on the “Doorway To Fame” TV talent show led to a solo contract with Columbia, for whom she scored a hit with her first release “I Can Dream Can't I”. This great-value 50-track 2-CD collection comprises selected A & B sides from her releases on the National, Columbia, RCA-Victor and Decca labels from this era, including performances with the Al Trace Orchestra, Xavier Cugat Orchestra, The Four Lads, Champ Butler, and the orchestras of Hugo Winterhalter, Percy Faith and Paul Weston. It features all her career chart entries including the Top 10 hit “I Can Dream, Can’t I?” plus “Too Young”, “I’m Yours”, “Kiss Of Fire”, “Are You Satisfied” and “Padre”. Although she was very much a song stylist of the early’50s she sustained a chart career into the post-rock ‘n’ roll era, and this collection of her work, featuring at least one side of most of her singles from this era, underlines the talent that enable her to achieve that.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Oh Maria Toni Arden
2 Southpaw Special Al Trace Silly Symphonists With Toni Arden
3 Body And Soul Toni Arden
4 I Can Dream Can't I Toni Arden
5 A Little Love, A Little Kiss Toni Arden
6 Latin Magic Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra With Toni Arden
7 Rain Toni Arden
8 Why Toni Arden
9 Don't Ever Leave Me Toni Arden
10 Can't We Talk It Over Toni Arden
11 And You'll Be Home Toni Arden
12 I'm Praying To St. Christopher Toni Arden
13 They're Playing Our Song Toni Arden
14 So Deep In Love Toni Arden
15 Too Late Now Toni Arden
16 Too Young Toni Arden
17 Little Child Toni Arden
18 Dark Is The Night Toni Arden
19 If You Turn Me Down Toni Arden
20 The Day Isn't Long Enough Toni Arden
21 Never Toni Arden
22 (Ah, The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young Toni Arden
23 Heart Of Stone, Heart Of Wood Toni Arden
24 Kiss Of Fire Toni Arden
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 I'm Yours Toni Arden
2 Blow Out The Candle Toni Arden & Jan Arden
3 Take My Heart Toni Arden
4 Remembering Toni Arden & Champ Butler
5 Sweet Forgiveness Toni Arden
6 Kiss Toni Arden
7 It's Only My Heart Toni Arden
8 All I Desire Toni Arden & The Four Lads
9 I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know Toni Arden
10 Anymore Toni Arden & The Four Lads
11 Take Me Now Toni Arden
12 In Paris And In Love Toni Arden
13 Three Coins In The Fountain Toni Arden
14 Beware Toni Arden
15 Are You Satisfied? Toni Arden
16 Believe In Love Toni Arden
17 Without Love (There Is Nothing) Toni Arden
18 My Empty Heart Toni Arden
19 Can You Blame Me Toni Arden
20 Padre Toni Arden
21 You're Not Losing A Daughter, Mama Toni Arden
22 Just For Once Toni Arden
23 Your Touch Toni Arden
24 Besame Mucho Toni Arden
25 The Village Of St. Bernadette Toni Arden
26 Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget) (T'ho Valuto Bene) Toni Arden
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