Saturday, September 20, 2008

All-Time Hits On The "IN" Side - Decca Records

All-Time Hits On The "IN" Side
Various Artists featuring Pete Fountain

1965 Decca Records DL 34469 (Mono) DL 734469 (Stereo)

Side One
1. Hello, Dolly! - Pete Fountain
2. Tammy - Debbie Reynolds
3. Mr. Sandman - The Four Aces
4. Sentimental Journey - Les Brown
5. That Old Black Magic - Judy Garland

Side Two
1. Lover - Peggy Lee
2. You Always Hurt The One You Love - The Mills Brothers
3. I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
4. Heartaches - Ted Weems
5. When The Saints Go Marching In - Louis Armstrong

Liner Notes:

Here Is An Album of ten "IN" songs. Any current fad that is accepted by the masses is considered "IN," but what's "IN" today might very well be passe tomorrow. Surfboards and sports cars - miniskirts and mods - long haired boys and short haired girls - these are considered "IN" today. Who knows what new fads will replace these tomorrow ! That's what's different about the songs on this record, as well as the artists who perform them. They have a special, lasting appeal and when you play this record, say five years from now, it will be just as "IN" then as it is now.

For openers, we begin with the title song from one of Broadway's all-time box office smash musical comedies, "Hello, Dolly!" This rendition by clarinetist Pete Fountain gives an even greater dimension to the song that has become everybody's favorite. Motion picture actress and singer, Debbie Reynolds, reached the apex of her recording career, with her never-to-be-forgotten version of "Tammy," which still has a fresh and charming appeal for people of all ages. "Mr. Sandman," by The Four Aces, is one of the best examples of the perfect marriage between a great song and performance. The definitive version of "Sentimental Journey" is reprised hereby the artist who has used this song as a theme during his long and successful career as a bandleader, Les Brown. "That Old Black Magic," certainly one of the best known and most beloved standards, is sung by one of the best known and most beloved singers, Judy Garland.

Of all the many recorded versions of "Lover," there is little doubt that the one by Peggy Lee is the most imitated and most remembered. The marvelous Mills Brothers are included on this record, singing "You Always Hurt The One You Love," which did as much for their long and outstanding career as any song they ever recorded. The diminutive Brenda Lee is also represented with "I'm Sorry," the recording that sold over one million copies and earned her a gold record, her first. The orchestra of the late Ted Weems, featuring the whistling of Elmo Tanner, gives out with the memorable "Heartaches." The popularity of this recording has surpassed all barriers of time and still remains one of the most consistent best sellers. Finally, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong is heard once more, with his rousing and spirited recording of "When The Saints Go Marching In," a fitting end to this memorable album of ALL-TIME HITS ON THE "IN" SIDE.

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