All original recordings digitally remastered. Over 370 mins of music on 5 CDs. In depth liner notes for each volume by genre expert Peter Dempsey. Includes performances by Carroll Gibbons & His Boy Friends, Henry Hall & His BBC Dance Orchestra, Debroy Somers & His Band, Nat Gonella & His Georgians, Harry Roy & His Mayfair Hotel Orchestra and many more. Release Date: N/A
Like a new-born foal, rock'n'roll in the mid Fifties was long-legged and full of unbridled energy, but was not really sure where to go or what to do with all that vitality. So we have the likes of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley vying for chart positions with established crooners such as Perry Como, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Few, however, would deny the potency of such a heady mixture. As Dean Martin said, 'Memories are made of this.' Release Date: N/A
The master saxophonist performs jazz tunes to take your breath away. I Remember You • All of Me • Foolin’ Myself • You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To • I’ll Remember April
Buddy Hollys entire career spanned a mere 4 years before his tragic death in an aircrash at the age of just 22. Many have mused on what could have been. This 3CD set shows, conclusively, what was. A truly great singer, songwriter and musician at the peak of his talents over. This really is the Essential Buddy Holly.
Andante spianato • Grande Polonaise brillante • Rondo • Veloce, ma accuratamente • Allegretto • Sempre sostenuto • Con bravura • Adagio • Alla Polacca • Largo non troppo • Vivaca • Theme de Charles Kurpinski… and more
Buddy Holly packed a huge amount of work into his brief, fleeting career and his classic song writing and performances still remain a mainstay of Oldies radio to this very day. This 2CD compilation features 'Peggy Sue', 'Rave On', 'Not Fade Away' and many, many more...
During the 1950s, 60s and 70s Decca recorded several LPs of recitals by both well and lesser-known opera singers of its day. This collection of famous opera arias, issued across two volumes, includes several of the singers known, in the main, to connoisseurs. The present volume features Bruno Prevedi, with his baritonal timbre; Gianni Raimondi, of whose voice Luciano Pavarotti once said that he had spent hours studying Raimondi's technique in the hope of emulating it; and Gino Penno, who, with a splendid voice of considerable power and expressiveness enjoyed only a short but memorable operatic career in the 1950s. Although previously issued on CD all the recordings have been carefully remastered for this release. Release Date: N/A