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Vintage Harmony Male Groups Recordings

Vintage never goes out of fashion. These recordings are a period of history – in many cases, they are from the artists who made these songs so ubiquitous to the vocal music world. We’ve all heard many modern groups sing tunes like “Under the Boardwalk” – but in these vintage recordings, you can hear some of the first groups ever to sing these songs. They don’t make recordings like this anymore. If you enjoy the origins of the modern a cappella world, you’ll love these albums.

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Kirby Stone Four : "Go" Sound / The Kirby Stone Touch : 1 CD :  : 6649

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Kirby Stone Four : "Go" Sound / The Kirby Stone Touch

Review: In 1959 The Kirby Stone Four developed a unique "feel free" vocal jazz sound, a blend of Jazz, Swing and The Big Beat - a happy sound that became a trend called the "Go" Sound. The group is kind of a cross between the Hi-Lo's and the Four Freshmen, and we get 2 LPs-worth (24 songs) of jazz-band accompanied, bright, fast-moving, 50s jazz-pop. Some of our favorites: "Coffee Time," "The Pussy Foot," "Don't Cry Joe," "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles," "Fake Out Baby," "Volare," "Hambone," "I Love Paris," "Lullaby of Birdland," "Red Shoes" and "Don't Stop," but they're all a kick!

Songlist: The "I Had a Dream" Rock, Coffee Time, S'posin', You're My Thrill, Spring Is Here, The Pussy Foot, You Do Something To Me, Don't Cry Joe, Buck Dance, I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, Fake Out Baby, Sweet Nothings, Volare, When The Sun Comes Out, Everything's Coming Up Roses, When Your Lover Has Gone, Hambone, Ti-Pi-Tin, I Love Paris, Lullaby of Birdland, Lasus Trombone, I Love You, Red Shoes, Don't Stop

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4476c | 1 CD | $14.98 || Men's Vintage CDs


Kirby Stone Four : Baubles, Bangles and Beads

Review: Originally an instrumental quintet, the KS4 became a vocal foursome before making a name for themselves in nightclubs and local television shows. Kirby Stone Eddie Hall, Larry Foster and Mike Gardner had a hip brand of humor and a distinctive, upbeat, swinging style. They came to prominence in 1958 with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, which led to a Columbia Records contract, and the release of "Man, I Flipped When I Heard the Kirby Stone Four." 1958 was also the year they had a Top 30 single with their extremely original cover of "Baubles, Bangles And Beads," from the 1953 Broadway musical Kismet. The attached album, on this CD, reached the US Top 20. There are 12 (accompanied) songs here, from what Kirby called a "happy show," all upbeat, somewhat irreverent, jazzy and fun: the title tune, "Bidin' My Time," "Lullaby of Broadway," "Fugue For Tinhorns," "In The Good Old Summertime," "Rain," "Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart," "Let's Do It," "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street," "Swinging Down The Lane," "Lady Love Me" and "Whispering." We don't think it's physically possible to listen to "Baubles" and feel down at the same time!

Songlist: Baubles, Bangles and Beads, Bidin' My Time, Lullaby Of Broadway, Fugue For Tinhorns, In The Good Old Summertime, Rain, Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart, Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love), When My Sugar Walks Down The Street, Swingin' Down The Lane, Lady Love Me, Whispering

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4477c | 1 CD | $14.98 || Men's Vintage CDs


Lettermen : Collectors Series

Review: The centerfold of the liner notes for this CD is a montage of more than a dozen Lettermen album covers. The rest of the notes has some nice color pictures of the trio, and a simple list of the 23 "best of" songs, beginning with "The Way You Look Tonight," recorded in February of 1961 (which reached #13 on the pop charts), and ending chronologically with "If You Feel the Way I Do," recorded in August, 1975. In between are consistently popular (all accompanied) romantic "slow dance" songs, "When I Fall In Love" (#7 on the charts), "Come Back Silly Girl" (#17), "Silly Boy" (#81), "Theme from A Summer Place" (#16), "Sealed with a Kiss," "Medley: Goin' Out of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" (#7), "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" (#44), "Hurt So Bad" (#12) and John Lennon's "Love" (#42). There's no bio or history of the group, it's assumed we know all about their remarkable career, and lets this sincere, possibly sappy, romantic music speak for itself. Fair enough! Those of us who have slow danced to this music will always be touched by it - the sweet harmonies, the lyrical sentiments of young love, the sweeping orchestral strings, oboes and horns-it chronicles a simpler time, a time of innocence and sweet music to fall in and out of love to.

Songlist: The Way You Look Tonight, That's My Desire, When I Fall in Love, Come Back, Silly Girl, How Is Julie?, Turn Around, Look at Me, Silly Boy, Be My Girl, Theme from "A Summer Place", Sealed with a Kiss, Secretly, I Only Have Eyes for You, Our Winter Love, Medley: Goin' Out of My Head/Can't Take My Eyes off You, Sherry Don't Go, Put Your Head on My Shoulder, Hurt So Bad, Shangri-La, Medley: Traces/Memories, Everything Is Good About You, Love, Oh My Love, If You Fell the Way I Do

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4749c | 1 CD | $11.98 || Men's Vintage CDs


Mills Brothers : 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection : 1 CD :  : 112228

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Mills Brothers : 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection

Review: We wish all history sounded this good! The Mills Bros. started singing together in 1925, combining barbershop harmony with the jaunty rythms of the swing era. It was a sweet combination that led to a 70 year career! From 1942's "Paper Doll" to their 1968 rendition of "Cab Driver", these harmonious gentlemen had a string of top-40 hits and enjoyed enormous popularity. Warning for purists: all the songs are accompinied to some degree, usually lighty. But don't miss this CD because of that -these guys are under the directory under "debonair". Every song is a treat "Lazy River", "You Always Hurt the One You Love", "'Till Then,"I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm", "Someday", their marvelous hit "Glow Worm", "Standing on the Corner", and "Be My Life's Companion." Classic!

Songlist: Paper Doll, Lazy River, You Always Hurt the One You Love, Till Then, Across the Alley from the Alamo, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You), Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You), Be My Life's Companion, The Glow Worm, Standing On the Corner, Cab Driver

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4437c | 1 CD | $11.98 || Black Vocal Groups


Mills Brothers : 22 Greatest Hits

Review: The Greatest!! Did we get your attention? The Mills Brothers were sons of John Mills senior who had been a concert singer before retiring to become a barber. Among the pioneers of close harmony singing, they became one of the best known popular groups ever. They began their career in small time vaudeville as "Four Boys and a Kazoo" until one night they forgot the kazoo! John cupped his hands over his mouth and did a vocal imitation of the forgotten instrument for an enthusiastic audience. Thus began the vocal imitation of the trumpet, the trombone, the tuba, and saxophone. If you let your attention lapse for a moment while you are listening to the brothers you will not believe that these are just four singers and a slight accompanying acoustic guitar. The Greatest!! Did we say that yet?

Songlist: Glow Worm, Paper Doll, Dinah, You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You, Yellow Bird, Tiger Rag, You Never Miss the Water Till the Well Runs Dry, You Broke the Only Heart (that ever loved), Cab Driver, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Lazy River, You Always Hurt the One You Love, Coney Island Washboard, When You Were Sweet Sixteen, I'll be Around, Daddy's Little Girl, The Jones Boys, On the Banks of the Wabash, Opus 1, I Don't Know Enough About You, I don't mind being all alone (when I'm Alone with you), Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)

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3091c | 1 CD | $11.95 || Black Vocal Groups


Mills Brothers : Close Harmony

Review: This recording presents the fabulous Mills Brothers late in the trio's lengthy career, but their rhythmic sensibilities haven't aged, and a fresh buoyancy characterizes these 12 selections. Many of the songs are standards in the Mills's canon. "Some of These Days" feature Donald's vocal cornet simulation, a skill the brothers used with less frequency as the years went by. "Till Then," with its doo-wop overtones, features the languid soul the brothers so aptly displayed in their ballads. Of the later songs, "Cab Driver" and "Truck Stop" are distinctive C&W subjects; the guitar and drums are appropriately spare. This same guitar-and-drums accompaniment appears in other, less countrified songs, like the wistful "I Guess I'll Get the Papers and Go Home" and the spiritual "He Gives Me Love." The brothers unison crooning imbues these songs with heartfelt reality.

Songlist: The Jones Boy, I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Till Then, Some Of These Days, Truck Stop, I Guess I'll Get The Paper And Go Home, You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You, He Gives Me Love, Cab Driver, You'll Never Miss The Water Till The Well Runs Dry, I Don't Mind Being All Alone, I Can't Stop Loving You

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7631c | 1 CD | $9.95 || Black Vocal Groups


Mills Brothers : Original & Greatest Hits

Review: The four Mills Brothers had a style that combined the best elements of vaudeville, Negro minstrelsy and the barbershop quartet with elements of the new jazz sound. Their habit of cupping their hands over their mouths to create an orchestral sound (similar to effects created by Europe's Comedy Harmonists), was a sensational factor in their success story, and appearances on popular radio programs like "Rudy Vallee's Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" led to their first million-selling record, "Tiger Rag/Nobody's Sweetheart" in 1931. The Brothers endeared themselves to movie audiences the world over with appearances on such hits as "Big Broadcast of 1932" with Bing Crosby, Kate Smith, Cab Calloway and the Boswell Sisters.

Songlist: Tiger Rag, Dinah, You Always Hurt The One You Love, St. Louis Blues, Bugle Call Rag, Swing It, Sister, Sleepy Head, Across The Alley From The Alamo, You Rascal, You, I Heard, Nobody's Sweetheart, Rockin' Chair, I Wish, Shine, It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing), I Don't Know Enough About You, Be My Life's Companion, Sixty Seconds Got Together, Till Then, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Put Another Chair At The Table, Goodbye Blues

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4593c | 1 CD | $16.98 || Black Vocal Groups


Miracles : Jingle Bells

Review: In our misspent youth, we happened to be lucky enough to live within radio shot of WORJ (AM) in Detroit, home of Berry Gordy's Motown Records, which was the home of The Miracles. A stream of Miracles hits graced our car radio from 1959 to 1966, such as "Shop Around," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "The Tracks of My Tears" and "Going to a Go Go;" and "The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage," "I Second That Emotion" and "The Tears of a Clown" with Smokey Robinson singing lead. Now, with "Jingle Bells," we are given 10 all-accompanied Christmas hits by one of the most influential and popular soul/pop groups of all time! Wonderfully arranged covers of "We Three Kings," "The Little Drummer Boy," "O Holy Night," "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow," "Feliz Navidad," "My Favorite Time of Year," "Silent Night," "Frosty the Snowman," "Finally Christmas" and the title tune. This is a beautifully-recorded album of fun, funky, soulful and danceable Christmas music that will surprise and delight you this Christmas and for many more!

Songlist: We Three Kings, The Little Drummer Boy, O Holy Night, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Feliz Navidad, My Favorite Time of the Year, Silent Night, Frosty the Snowman, Finally Christmas, Jingle Bells

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2379c | 1 CD | $6.95 || Vintage Christmas


Mitch Miller and the Gang : Sing Along With Mitch

Review: Here's a fine rerelease of the hit LP that had many across the nation singing along. Pop this recording in the car CD player and sing your way to work!!

Songlist: That Old Gang Of Mine, Down By The Old Mill Stream, By The Light Of The Silvery Moon, You Are My Sunshine, Till We Meet Again, Let The Rest Of The World Go By, Sweet Violets, I've Got Sixpence/I've Been Working On, The Railroad/That's Where My Money Goes, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, Don't Fence Me In, There Is A Tavern In The Town/Show Me The Way To Go Home, Bell Bottom Trousers/Be Kind To Your Web-Footed Friends

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3030c | 1 CD | $6.95 |


Sons of the Pioneers : Classic Cowboy Songs

Review: This generous, beautifully-recorded collection of traditional cowboy songs features the original members of the all-male Sons of the Pioneers, including Roy Rogers and Bob Nolan, and contains 18 accompanied recordings from their peak years of 1934-1941. "Blue Bonnet Girl," "Press Along the the Big Corral," the classic "Home on the Range," "Jesse James," "Round Up in the Sky," "Cowboy's Dream," and "Down Along The Sleeply Rio Grande" are some favorites. The rich harmonies, soaring fiddle leads, and folky, bluegrass lyrics make this a rich, generous collection from a more innocent era.

Songlist: Ridin' Down The Canyon, Blue Bonnet Girl, Press Along To the Big Corral, Sky Ball Paint, Grab Your Saddle Horns and Blow, Home on the Range, Lone Star Trail, Billy The Kid, Round-Up in the Sky, The Strawberry Roan, Jesse James, This Ain't the Same Old Range, There's a Woman in Wyomin', Down Along The Rio Grande, Ridin' The Range With You, Cowboy's Dream (Roll On), That Pioneer Mother of Mine, When the Work's All Done This Fall

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5091c | 1 CD | $9.95 |


Sons of the Pioneers : Western Hymns and Spirituals out of print

Review: These 16 traditional hymns and spirituals are sung in the wonderful cowboy harmony sound of the Sons of the Pioneers and are accompanied by string bass, guitars and fiddles These songs were all recorded exclusively for radio airplay, not released on records to the public. "When They Ring Those Golden Bells," "You Must Come In At The Door," "Lord, You Made the Cowboy Happy," "The Touch of God's Hand," "What You Gonna Say To Peter," "Keep A-Inchin' Along," "Dem Golden Slippers," "Old Time Religion" and "Lead Me Gently Home, Father," these are wonderfully innocent, joyous and sincere songs of faith from the Depression years of 1935 through 1941. Great stuff!

Songlist: One More River to Cross, When They Ring Those Golden Bells, You Must Come In at the Door, Lord, You Made the Cowboy Happy, Leaning on the Everlasting Arm, Power in the Blood, The Touch of God's Hand, What You Gonna Saw to Peter?, Old Time Religion, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Dem Golden Slippers, We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder, Cowboy's Dream (Roll on)

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9215c | 1 CD | $8.95


Soul Stirrers : Heaven Is My Home

Review: When Cooke left the Soul Stirrers for a pop career in 1957, Paul Foster tried to carry on alone but soon realized he was most effective as a foil to a high tenor. So he hired Kansas City's Johnnie Taylor, and the 19-year-old tenor soon assuaged the disappointment over Cooke's departure with a sweet tone that seemed to make the lyrics hum as he soared up and down through the octaves. The 24 tracks on this album, recorded from 1953 to '59, feature 10 Foster leads, nine Taylor leads, and five split leads. Only two of these takes have been previously released.

Songlist: Christ Is All, He's My Rock (Wait on Jesus), In a Few More Days, Golden Bells, Sinner Run to Jesus, Heaven is My Home, Until Then, Out on a Hill, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Loved Ones are Waiting, The Love of God, When the Gates Swing Open, The Lord Laid His Hands on Me, That's All I Need to Know, My Life Belongs to Him, There's Not A Friend Like Jesus, Heaven is My Home

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Soul Stirrers : Jesus Gave Me Water out of print

Review: Lots of previously unreleased material here including a gripping nearly four minute riff between Cooke and the awesome Julius Cheeks.

Songlist: Jesus Gave Me Water, Christ Is All, Come, Let Us Go Back to God, I'm on the Firing Line, How Far Am I From Canaan?, Jesus Done Just What He Said, He's My Rock, Joy, Joy to My Soul, I'm Gonna Build on That Shore, Until Jesus Calls Me Home, Jesus Will Lead Me to That Promised Land, It Won't Be Very Long, Let Me Go Home, Someday Somewhere, Jesus Paid the Debt, End of My Journey, He's My Friend Until the End, I Have a Friend Above All Others, I Gave Up Everything to Follow Him, Come and Go to That Land, I'm So Happy in the Service of the Lord, Any Day Now, Jesus, I'll Never Forget, All Right Now, Pray

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3013c | 1 CD | $10.95


Soul Stirrers : Shine On Me

Review: Extensive liner notes to this collection of classics compiled and produced by noted musicologist Opal Nations.

Songlist: By and By, I'm Still Living on Mother's Prayer, Feel Like My Time Ain't Long, Today, I Have a Right to the Tree of Life, In That Awful Hour, Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, Shine on Me, Faith and Grace, Everybody Ought to Love Their Soul, Blessed Be the Name of the Lord, I'm Gonna Move in the Room With the Lord, My Loved Ones Are Waiting for Me, How Long, Who'll Be the One (There's a Vacant Room in Glory), The Lord Is My Shepherd, Christ Is All (The World to Me), By and By, I'm Still Living on Mother's Prayer, Feel Like My Time Ain't Long, I Have a Right to the Tree of Life, In That Awful Hour, Faith and Grace, My Loved Ones Are Waiting for Me

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Soul Stirrers : The Last Mile of The Way : 1 CD :  : 7052

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Soul Stirrers : The Last Mile of The Way

Review: It has been argued Sam Cooke made his most inspired recordings during the six years (1951 -1957) he spent as a member of the Souls Stirrers. This compact disc delves deep into the famous quarete's period with Cooke and includes some of his best-loved gospel songs. While Cooke solos on all but one of the twenty-eight tracks, also featured are the outstanding contributions of Paul Foster, J.J.Farley, Juliius Cheeks and in a rare vocal performance Souls Stirrer's guitarist Bob King.

Songlist: The Last Mile of the Way, Mean Old World, That's Heaven to Me, Were You There?, Lord Remember Me, Pilgrim of Sorrow, He's My Guide, The Last Mile of the Way, Pilgrim of Sorrow, All Right Now, He'll Make a Way, Jesus I'll Never Forget, Come and Go to That Land, Just as I Am, He'll Welcome Me, He's My Friend Until the End, Jesus Paid the Debt, Jesus Will Lead Me to That Promised Land, It Won't Be Very Long, How Far Am I from Canaan?, Let Me Go Home

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3014c | 1 CD | $11.95 || Black Vocal Groups


Soul Stirrers : The Soul Stirrers With Sam Cooke

Review: Sam Cooke was one of the most influential singers and songwriters of the latter half of the twentieth century. Between l957 and 1965 he had 29 top 40 hits on the pop charts and 34 on the R&B charts. This recording is about his real roots as a gospel singer. As a boy he sang with two brothers and two sisters in a gospel group called the Singing Children. At age 15 he became the lead singer of the Highway Q.C.'s (yes, they became famous) which were tutored by members of the nationally renown Soul Stirrers. In return, the Highway Q.C.'s became almost like a farm club of future singers. Sam was recruited to take the place of the great R.H. Harris when he retired at the end of 1950. He proceeded to put his own stamp on the group, not only because of his voice, but the fact that he was the most prolific writer in the group. His songs include classics such as 'Nearer To Thee,' 'Be With Me Jesus,' 'Touch The Hem Of His Garment' and 'That's Heaven To Me.' This recording traces his gospel career, both unaccompanied and accompanied by small bands.

Songlist: Peace in the Valley, It Won't Be Very Long, How Far Am I From Canaan?, Just Another Day, Come and Go to that Land, Any Day Now, He'll Make a Way, Nearer to Thee, Be With Me Jesus, One More River, I'm So Glad (Trouble Doesn't Last Always), Wonderful, Farther Along, Touch the Hem of His Garment, Jesus Wash Away My Troubles, Must Jesus Bear This Cross Alone?, That's Heaven to Me, Were You There?, Mean Old World, Lord Remember Me, Lovable, Forever, I'll Come Running Back to You, That's All I Need to Know, I Don't Want to Cry

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3345c | 1 CD | $11.95 || Black Vocal Groups


Ames Brothers : They, They, They Are The Ones

Review: Growing up in a family of Russian Jews from the Ukraine named Urick who settled in Massachusetts, the athletic Ames Brothers first landed a gig in NYC in the mid-40s with up and coming bandleader Art Mooney. Over their 15-year career the prolific Brothers notched up 50 U.S. Chart entries, 21 of them on the Coral label before signing with RCA Victor. Two generous CDs here, with 25 songs on each; most of the big hits on CD #1. Comfortable in many genres, they scored hits with top-40 pop like "Sentimental Me" and "Rag Mop," the country songs "Wagon Wheels" and "The Last Roundup," the religious-styled "Lovely Lady Dressed In Blue," the spiritual "Shadrack," the Hawaiian songs, Moon Of Manakoora" and "Hawaiian War Chant," the popular ballad "To Think You've Chosen Me, and novelty numbers such as "The Thing." There are of course standards such as "Stardust" and polkas like "Hoop Dee Doo." All are band accompanied, particularly nice are those recorded with Les Brown and his Band of Renown, "Undecided," "Sentimental Journey" and the wonderful "No Moon At All." There's too much good, entertaining stuff here to review, but the Brothers' trademark rich, smooth harmonies are consistently delightful throughout.

Songlist: A Tree in the Meadow w. Monica Lewis, You, You, You Are the One, Cruising Down the River, Rag Mop, Sentimental Me, Music, Music, Music, Stars Are the Windows of Heaven, Can Anyone Explain? (No, No, No!), Thirsty for You Kisses, Oh Babe, The Thing, The Wang Wang Blues, Hawaiian War Chant, Undecided w. Les Brown, Sentimental Journey w. Les Brown, I Wanna Love You, I'll Still Love You, Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart, String Along, My Favourite Song, No Moon At All, Can't I?, You, You, You, My Love, My Life, My Happiness, I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me, Tell Me A Story, Sing Me A Song of the Islands, Shadrack, I Love You Much Too Much, Only, Only You, and more

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4568c | 2 CDs | $19.95 || Men's Vintage CDs


Ames Brothers : Together

Review: The four Massachusetts-born Ames Brothers were the first group to be featured on new Decca subsidiary Coral Records in the late 1940s, scoring their first smash hit with "Sentimental Me"/"Rag Mop" in 1949. This began a succession of major hit records that continued through the 1950s: "Can Anyone Explain?," "Stars Are the Windows of Heaven," "The Hawaiian War Chant," "Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart," "String Along" "My Favorite Song" and "You, You, You." This 2 CD compilation (we love all the great music you get for your money on these remastered collections!), is a blend of recordings issued by Coral and RCA Victor. Disc 1 is their RCA output and includes several best-selling recordings: "The Man with the Banjo," "My Bonnie Lassie," "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" and "It Only Hurts for a Little While." Disc 2 is special because it features all Coral material, most of which are debuting on CD here. These include "Far Away Places," "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," the spirituals "Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho and "Who Built the Ark?", and all 8 tracks from their 1950 Christmas album, with 14 Christmas songs altogether. All these tunes are band-accompanied, and all feature the Brothers' bright, velvety rich, upbeat leads and harmonies. Great 50s stuff from one of the great vocal quartets!

Songlist: I'm Gonna Love You, It Only Hurts For A Little While, Wrong Again, The Cradle Song, My Bonnie Lassie, Southern Cross, So I Will, The Game Of Love, One More Time, The Next Time It It Happens, The Man With The Banjo, Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra, Mercy Beaucoup, Forever Darling, Once Upon A Tune, I Saw Esau, My Love Your Love, Gotta Be This Or That, Let's Walk And Talk, I Got A Cold For Christmas, Time For Sleeping, If You Want My Heart, The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane, Sympathetic Eyes, That's The Way Love Goes, Autumn Leaves, Why Do I Keep Lovin' You, You And I, Sweet Brown Eyed Baby, I Hadn't Anyone Till You, and more

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7614c | 2 CDs | $19.95 || Men's Vintage CDs


Four Tunes : Wrapped Up In A Dream

Review: In the late 40s and early 50s the style of Black vocal groups as major hit-making groups influenced by the Ink Spots and The Mills Brothers lost ground to the more teenage oriented groups like The Orioles and The Ravens. The Four Tunes, holdovers from an earlier era, were able to score two hits that were able to cross over from the race charts to the pop charts in 1953 and 1954, "Marie" and "I Understand (Just How You Feel). These songs enjoyed cover versions and revivals in the ensuing decades, by British groups in the Beat Boom, specifically The Bachelors, The G-Clefs and Freddie and the Dreamers. "Wrapped Up In Dream" is a wonderful collection on the Jasmine label of vintage R&B, Soul and Pop in two discs, all accompanied, 28 songs on one and 29 on the other, all featuring the soulful, exciting harmonies of these four talented men. It's hard to pick favorites from so many winners, but we'll give you a handful besides the two stellar hits and the title tune: "Little Jane," "Confess," "You're Heartless," "Careless Love," "The Prisoners Song," "I Gambled With Love," "Sugar Lump," "Do Do Do It Again," "Don't Cry Darling," "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman," "Brooklyn Bridge," "Three Little Chickens," "At The Steamboat River Ball," "Rock and Roll Call," "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes" and "Ballad of James Dean." Most of these tunes are new to us, and it's a kick to hear them, as if we've tuned in to a very hip radio station in the south from 60 years ago! We love this collection and bet you will too!

Songlist: Where Is Love?, Wrapped Up In A Dream, I Found My Love When I Found You, All My Dreams, Little Jane, Someday, Confess, Karen Lynn, Take My Lonely Heart, You're Heartless, Careless Love, That Lonesome Road, There Goes My Heart, Kentucky Babe, Old Fashioned Love, Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie, May That Day Never Come, The Last Round Up, The Prisoners Song, I Married An Angel, My Buddy, I'll See You In My Dreams, Come What May, The Greatest Song I Ever Heard, Lets Give Love Another Chance, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Marie, I Gambled With Love, I Understand, Sugar Lump, and more

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Gaylords : Tell Me You're Mine

Review: With a 50-year, two-generation career in show business, The Gaylords are a very popular pre-rock vocal trio. This is the most complete collection of The Gaylords work, 54 tracks, including 11 of Ronnie Gaylord's solo work. Featuring all their charting hits: Tell Me You're Mine, Ramona, Spinning A Web, The Strings of My Heart and From the Vine Came The Grape. Including extensive liner notes and an interview with the founding member Burt Bonaldi.

Songlist: Tell Me You're Mine, Ramona, Spinning a Web, The Strings of my Heart, From the Vine Came the Grape, Stolen Moments, Isle of Capri, Love I You (You I Love), The Little Shoemaker, Mecque Mecque, Veni Vidi Vici, A Kiss to Call My Own, Chow Mein, My Babe, Without A Song, Lola, Blues my Naughty Sweety Gave to me, Sweet Sue, Vino Vino, Wonderful Lips, Coquette, Cuban Love Song, Aye Aye Aye, Happy Time Medley, Wondering, Who's Got the Pain, Chee Chee oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird), Bring Me a Blubird, No Arms Can Ever Hold You, Pupalina, and more

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Hi-Lo's : A Musical Thrill

Review: A musical thrill indeed! Vocal jazz at its best with the arrangements of the genius himself Gene Puerling.

Songlist: June In July, Little White Lies, I Don't Want To Cry Anymore, She's Funny That Way, Whatever Lola Wants (Lola Gets), Island Of Desire, You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me, Fools Rush In, Have You Met Miss Jones, Where Are You, You Can't Hardly Get There Any More, Rockin' Chair, Stars Fell On Alabama, Nice Work If You Can Get It, I Thought About You, This Is The Night, Too Young For The Blues, Jeepers Creepers, Speak Low, Button Up Your Overcoat, Put Your Dreams Away, Shoeless Joe, They Didn't Believe Me, Peg O' My Heart, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Georgia On My Mind, Clap Yo' Hands, Mam'Selle, Lulu's Back In Town, Indian Summer, and more

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7497c | 2 CDs | $23.95 || Men's Vintage CDs


Four Aces : Golden Memories

Review: A pair of Philadelphia boys, Al Alberts and Dave Mahoney, finding themselves in the North Atlantic in the Navy in WWII, killed time by singing together. Joining two more local boys, Rosario and Louis, they formed the Four Aces, following in the footsteps of the Ames Brothers. Their first hit was "(It's No) Sin," which was shopped to no avail to New York record companies, and finally released by Al, who started his own record company, Victoria Records, to do it. The song peaked on Billboard's charts at #4 in 1951, and the Aces were quickly signed by Decca. The group-written "Tell Me Why," "A Garden in the Rain," "Perfidia," "I'm Yours" and "Heart and Soul" were next to climb high on the charts. Appearing frequently on TV, Aces singles "La Rosita," "Just Squeeze Me," "Laughing on the Outside" and "The Gang that Sang (Heart of My Heart)" were among 8 of the group's hits in 1952. "Stranger in Paradise" went to #2 on the charts, which the Aces finally topped with the theme from the movie "Three Coins in a Fountain." Popular hits "Dream" and "So Long," followed, and "Mr. Sandman" and "Melody of Love" scored in Billboard's top five before the floodgates of Rock 'n Roll opened in 1955, and even that year the Aces had another chart-topper with "Love is a Many Splendored Thing." Here is a fabulous 3 CD box set collection of all their greatest hits.

Songlist: (It's No) Sin, Tell Me Why, A Garden In The Rain, Perfidia, You Brought Me Love, Two Little Kisses, Whose To Blame, I'm Yours, I Understand, Should I, Heart and Soul, Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me), La Rosita, Take Me In Your Arms, I'll Never Smile Again, You Fooled Me, If You Take My Heart Away, Organ Grinder's Swing, Honey In The Horn, False Love, Don't Forget Me, Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside), Stranger In Paradise, The Gang That Sang, Amor, So Long, Let's Fall In Love, Three Coins In The Fountain, Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine), Dream, and more

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3095c | 3 CDs | $17.95 || Men's Vintage CDs

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