Daydream - Studio Hits / Live & Impressionable Daydream - Studio Hits / Live & Impressionable : DICKIE VALENTINE : CD
2 CD Set - As the child actor he trained as a singer and got his big break with the Ted Heath band. A popular star of the 50s and 60s who was able to bend his vocal style and provide impressions of other famous singers. However, he was much more than just an impressionist and had great success with his own brand of romantic ballads chalking up two #1 hits during the mid-1950s.
Part Code:  REXX311
Artist:  DICKIE VALENTINE
Label:  REX
Format:  CD


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Don't You Rock Me (Daddy-O) - The Best Of Don't You Rock Me (Daddy-O) - The Best Of : VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP : CD
September of 1956... A quintet consisting of future children's TV host Wally Whyton, Johnny Booker, Jean Van Der Bosch, Tony Tolhurst and John Pilgrim auditioned for the head of Parlophone Records, George Martin. They signed up in January of 1957, their second single, an song by Whyton called 'Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O,' became a top ten hit. Several more hits followed. Pre - Beatles, The Vipers were George Martin's biggest signing to reach the British teen market. In fact their hit single Maggie May was to influence a group called The Quarrymen, who 5 years later also signed to Parlophone, having changed their name to The Beatles, and eight years after that, released their own version on Let It Be. After Lonnie Donegan, they were the most successful skiffle act in Britain, with half a dozen singles between Nov. 56 - Oct. 58. They also became one of the biggest stage attractions among British groups. A lovingly compiled 21 track collection featuring all the hit singles, album tracks as well as a couple of rarities - this truly The Very Best Of
Part Code:  REXX126
Artist:  VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP
Label:  REX
Format:  CD


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Drifting & Dreaming Drifting & Dreaming : KEN GRIFFIN : CD
America's most successful organist of the late 40s & early 50s. It's over 50 years since Ken Griffin passed away. Half a century on, his music continues to entertain. He was a successful musician in skating rinks across the United States and recorded in excess of 20 albums. While his career was brief and his life ended far too young, Ken has left behind a legacy of fine music and an organ sound that will forever be known as the 'Griffin Sound.' He recorded a slew of albums, mostly for Columbia, and had Top 40 pop hits including the 3 million selling Cuckoo Waltz featured here with a host of other favourites.
Part Code:  REXX334
Artist:  KEN GRIFFIN
Label:  REX
Format:  CD


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Drifting And Dreaming Drifting And Dreaming : BERT KAEMPFERT : 2CD
German composer, producer and orchestra director - often described as the father of easy listening. He developed his own unmistakable style and a joyful sound that is still a success today. He sold millions of records and this collection brings us 52 great tracks from those early sixties LPs - all in stereo. For many people it will be a step back in time with fond memories of owning those original LPs, and for many more of us of growing up listening to our parents 'Hi Fi' blasting out the likes of Kaempfert along with Ray Conniff and James Last. He was also the man behind the Beatles first single 'My Bonnie' during their time in Hamburg backing Tony Sheridon. Add in the fact that he wrote such great classics as Strangers In The Night and Spanish Eyes ... He truly was a musical legend!
Part Code:  REXX343
Artist:  BERT KAEMPFERT
Label:  REX
Format:  2CD


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Drum Crazy Drum Crazy : VARIOUS ARTISTS : CD
Thumping Good Tunes! - 25 selected tracks that show off the talents of some of the greatest jazz and swing drummers of the era.
Part Code:  REXX110
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  REX
Format:  CD


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ENSA - The Complete Concerts ENSA - The Complete Concerts : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
Every Night Something Atrocious - the squaddies interpretation of those initials was, in some cases, pretty near the mark. There were many entertainers to whom ENSA was a lifeline. All the major stars visited the theatres of war to give the troops a show, ENSA itself, with Geraldo supervising the musical side, gave many post-war stars their first experience. Among these, Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Edwards, and the lesser lights who made a steady living in show business owed much to the organisation. Trumpet star Syd Lawrence just one of the musicians who had their beginnings in troop shows. ENSA could fill a book - and probably has - but these recordings highlight one particular aspect of its work - the radio broadcasts to servicemen all over the world. Here are real pieces of history, available to be heard for the first time since the 1940's. These programmes featured the civilian bands of Henry Hall, Geraldo and Bob Farnon along with, on this compilation, the Blue Rockets Dance Orchestra from the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. In their entirety, the broadcasts presented so many of the top musicians, vocalists and Kenneth and George Western in some light relief.
Part Code:  REXX300
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  REX
Format:  2CD


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Fabulous Vocal Groups Of The '50s Fabulous Vocal Groups Of The '50s : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
2 CD Set Featuring some of the best loved vocal groups of the fifties
Part Code:  REXX307
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  REX
Format:  2CD


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Family Favourites Family Favourites : VARIOUS ARTISTS : 2CD
The smell of beef roasting, the prospect of Billy Cotton, The Huggetts and Jack Payne on the wireless (radio to the younger ones) and the strains of 'With A Song In My Heart' bringing Family Favourites presented by Cliff Mitchelmore and Jean Metcalfe. Ah sweet Sundays - a wonderful era evoked by this truly glorious double CD set - and what a cast! Over 50 memorable tracks, that for those of us belonging to the baby boomer generation, will bring back fond memories of childhood and family Sundays.
Part Code:  REXX303
Artist:  VARIOUS ARTISTS
Label:  REX
Format:  2CD


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Famous Piano Medleys Famous Piano Medleys : CHARLIE KUNZ : 2CD
Features the ever popular Mr. Kunz from the latter part of his very successful career which he spent touring variety theatres and making many splendid recordings of medleys featuring the most popular tunes from that period and the past. This double CD is the most comprehensive collection of hits from the prime of the Charlie Kunz catalogue.
Part Code:  REXX301
Artist:  CHARLIE KUNZ
Label:  REX
Format:  2CD


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Flamingo! - The Hits & More Flamingo! - The Hits & More : EARL BOSTIC : 2CD
50 superb sides from the master of the alto sax. Bostic's distinctive sounds of both R&B and Pop meant his records became perennials on the jukeboxes of the 50s. Best known for his alto saxophone sound, he also played tenor sax, flute and clarinet on many of his recordings. Flamingo was a U.S. R&B No.1 and would become his smooth signature tune!
Part Code:  REXX322
Artist:  EARL BOSTIC
Label:  REX
Format:  2CD


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Get Happy Get Happy : HARRY FARMER : 2CD
Making records for Decca, both on 78 and the newly- introduced long playing discs. Some of these bore his own name and others were under the epithet ''Chris Hamalton and his Hammond Organs'', and many of these ëChris Hamalton' tracks are included on the present CDs. The titles chosen here represent the majority of Harry Farmer's recordings of the 1950s. They utilise a number of studio tricks made possible by the use of tape mastering, including multi-tracking and the occasional speed change. All of this is done to excellent artistic effect, enabling Harry to achieve even more variety of style and allowing his imagination to flourish. Other tracks feature ''Harry Farmer's Rhythm Ensemble''. This comprised Harry Farmer on the Hammond, Harry Engleman on piano, Dave Goldberg or Barry Fox on guitar and Pete Troman on drums. Sometimes they are joined by Norman Parker on marimba.
Part Code:  REXX338
Artist:  HARRY FARMER
Label:  REX
Format:  2CD


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Golden Trumpet Golden Trumpet : EDDIE CALVERT : 2CD
50 Hits & Favourites from ''The Man With The Golden Trumpet
Part Code:  REXX330
Artist:  EDDIE CALVERT
Label:  REX
Format:  2CD


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