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America's Greatest Hits 1949 (Various Artists)
Artist: Various Artists
Format: CD


Label: Acrobat
Rel. Date: 08/06/2021
UPC: 824046715625

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1. Sammy Kaye ; The Kaydets - Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)
2. Russ Morgan - So Tired
3. Betty Rhodes - Buttons And Bows
4. Evelyn Knight ; Stardusters - A Little Bird Told Me
5. Margaret Whiting ; the Crew Chiefs - Far Away Places
6. Evelyn Knight ; The Stardusters - Powder Your Face With Sunshine
7. Bing Crosby - Far Away Places
8. Brother Bones ; His Shadows - Sweet Georgia Brown
9. Perry Como - By The Way
10. Perry Como - Far Away Places
11. Les Brown - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
12. Bing Crosby - Galway Bay
13. Patty Andrews and Bob Crosby - The Pussy Cat Song (Nyow! Nyot! Nyow!)
14. Dinah Shore - Lavender Blue
15. Blue Barron - Cruising Down The River
16. Vaughn Monroe - Red Roses For A Blue Lady
17. Sammy Kaye ; The Kaydets - Powder Your Face With Sunshine
18. Mills Brothers - I Love You So Much It Hurts
19. Sammy Kaye ; The Kaydets - Careless Hands
20. Russ Morgan ; The Skylarks - Cruising Down The River
21. Jo Stafford - Here I'll Stay
22. Gordon MacRae - So In Love
23. Tommy Dorsey ; His Orchestra - Down By The Station
24. Ames Brothers - You, You, You Are The One
25. Russ Morgan ; The Skylarks - Forever And Ever
26. Perry Como - Forever And Ever
27. Russ Morgan ; The Skylarks - Sunflower
28. Guy Lombardo ; His Royal Canadians (Don Rodney, vocal) - Red Roses For A Blue Lady
29. Mel Torme - Careless Hands
30. Jack Fulton - Sunflower
31. Jo Stafford ; Gordon MacRae - "A" You're Adorable
32. Jo Stafford ; Gordon MacRae - Need You
33. Perry Como ; Fontane Sisters - "A" You're Adorable
34. Dennis Day - Clancy Lowered The Boom
35. Jack Smith ; The Clark Sisters - Cruising Down The River
36. Vaughn Monroe - Riders In The Sky
37. Gordon Jenkins ; Joe Graydon Chorus - Again
38. Stardusters - I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore
39. Ray Bolger - Once In Love With Amy
40. Cass Daley - All Right Louie, Drop The Gun
41. Tony Martin - Comme Ci, Comme Ca
42. Mel Torme - Again
43. Perry Como - Some Enchanted Evening
44. Margaret Whiting ; Johnny Mercer - Baby, It's Cold Outside
45. Vic Damone - Again
46. Perry Como - Bali Ha'i
47. Margaret Whiting - A Wonderful Guy
48. Bing Crosby - Some Enchanted Evening
49. Sammy Kaye ; The Kaydets - Room Full Of Roses
50. Sammy Kaye ; Tony Alamo Choir - Four Winds And The Seven Seas
51. Vic Damone - You're Breaking My Heart
52. Dinah Shore ; Buddy Clark - Baby,It's Cold Outside
53. Guy Lombardo ; His Royal Canadians (Kenny Gardner, vocal) - Merry Go Round Waltz
54. Perry Como - I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore
55. Kitty Kallen - Kiss Me Sweet
56. Connie Haines - How It Lies, How It Lies
57. Tommy Dorsey Orchestra - The Huckle-Buck
58. Dick Haymes - Room Full Of Roses
59. Benny Strong ; His Orchestra - Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
60. Frankie Yankovic ; His Yanks with The Marlin Sisters - Blue Skirt Walitz
61. Frank Sinatra - The Huckle Buck
62. Al Morgan - Jealous Heart
63. Dick Haymes - Maybe It's Because
64. Don Cornell and Laura Leslie - Baby,It's Cold Outside
65. Vaughn Monroe - Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
66. Dinah Shore - Lover's Gold
67. Eddy Howard - Room Full Of Roses
68. Evelyn Knight - You're So Understanding
69. Eddy Howard - Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes
70. Perry Como - Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk
71. Vic Damone - My Bolero
72. Frankie Laine - That Lucky Old Sun
73. Ink Spots - You're Breaking My Heart
74. Art Mooney ; His Orchestra - Twenty-Four Hours Of Sunshine
75. Ezio Pinza - Some Enchanted Evening
76. Perry Como - I Love You (Just One Way To Say)
77. Margaret Whiting ; Jimmy Wakely - Slipping Around
78. Jo Stafford ; Gordon MacRae - Whispering Hope
79. Mills Brothers - Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
80. Kenny Roberts - I Never See Maggie Alone
81. Gordon Jenkins ; Betty Brewer - Don't Cry, Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go)
82. Doris Day and The Mellomen - (Where Are You) Now That I Need You
83. Spike Jones ; Doodles Weaver - Dance Of The Hours
84. Tony Martin - Circus
85. Buddy Clark - You're Breaking My Heart
86. Perry Como - Give Me Your Hand
87. Guy Lombardo ; Kenny Gardner Trio - Hop-Scotch Polka (Scotch Hot)
88. Vaughn Monroe - That Lucky Old Sun
89. Perry Como ; Fontane Sisters - A Dreamer's Holiday
90. Frankie Laine ; The Muleskinners - Mule Train
91. Margaret Whiting ; Jimmy Wakely - I'll Never Slip Around Again
92. Sammy Kaye - Dime A Dozen
93. Freddy Martin and His Orchestra - I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
94. Art Mooney ; His Orchestra - Toot Toot Tootsie (Goodbye)
95. Vaughn Monroe - Mule Train
96. Doris Day - Canadian Capers
97. Tennessee Ernie - Mule Train
98. Yogi Yorgesson - I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas
99. Andrews Sisters - Charley, My Boy
100. Bing Crosby - Way Back Home
101. Yogi Yorgesson - Yingle Bells
102. Perry Como - I Wanna Go Home With You
103. Andrews Sisters - She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

More Info:

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 1949, the final year of the first decade of the Billboard Best Sellers chart - the chart was launched in July 1940. This great value 103-track 4-CD set comprises just about every record which peaked in the Top 15 of the Billboard Best Sellers and Cash Box charts during 1949. For reasons of space, it excludes some records were still in the chart at the start of the year, but which peaked in the Top 15 in 1948, and so will be included in the forthcoming 1948 collection. It was a big year for solo vocalists, who were now dominating as television offered an ideal means of exposure and the big swing bands declined in the era of post-war austerity, although the "sweet" orchestras with their featured singers continued to hold sway, and the year had it's customary smattering of novelty songs, often in jazzy R&B or country styles. Only eight different records made No. 1 in the chart, some with very long stays at the top. As usual, there were also quite a number of highly collectable records by some artists we don't hear too much about these days. It makes for an intriguing and very entertaining musical snapshot of the music scene as the war receded in people's minds and a momentous new decade in music approached. It includes a 15,000+ word booklet with a commentary on every record as well as full discographical and chart information.