Saturday, February 20, 2010

1082 - Mojo Special 15. Various Artists - Sentimental Journey: Pop Vocal Classics Vol. 4 (1954-59)

Track Listing

1. Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin, Richard Wess
2. Fever - Peggy Lee, Jack Marshall
3. Tammy - Joseph Gershenson & Orchestra, Debbie Reynolds
4. Let Me Go Lover - Jimmy Caroll Orchestra with Strings, Joan Weber
5. What a Diff'rence a Day Made - Dinah Washington
6. On the Street Where You Live - Vic Damone, Percy Faith & His Orchestra
7. Singing the Blues - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra, Guy Mitchell
8. Chances Are - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra, Johnny Mathis
9. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) - Doris Day, Frank DeVol & His Orchestra
10. Wayward Wind - Buddy Bregman & Orchestra, Gogi Grant
11. Memories Are Made of This - Dean Martin, Dick Stabile
12. Old Cape Cod - Patti Page, Vic Schoen
13. Man That Got Away - Judy Garland, Ray Heindorf & Orchestra
14. Fascination - Jan Morgan, Jane Morgan, Troubadors
15. I Could Have Danced All Night - Jack Pleis, Sylvia Syms, Orchestra
16. Just in Time - Tony Bennett, Percy Faith & His Orchestra
17. That Old Black Magic - Sammy Davis, Jr., Mort Stevens


First things first, the track listing may very depending on where you see the album on sale or listed. The track listing above is that which is on Amazon but different from the one on the mojo list... the songs are the same, the only difference is in the order of the tracks, so it is pretty much the same as the tracks are unrelated.

Again this is a pretty interesting collection of pre-rock music. In fact it is a better collection than Vol.3 which we've had here before, if for no other reason because most of the tracks are more familiar to the listener.

In fact I don't think there is a single track in this collection which I didn't know before. This has advantages and disadvantages, it doesn't give you anything new and exciting to listen to, but it does let you sing along to it. Big bands, big singing and fun.

Track Highlights

1. Fever
2. What a Diff'rence a Day Made
3. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
4. Mack The Knife

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

Fever" published in 1956 and originally recorded by Little Willie John, as a double sided hit, along with the number ten, R&B single, "Letter From My Darling". Little Willie John's version of "Fever" was a number one hit, for three weeks, on the R&B Best Sellers chart, which also made the popular charts as an early Rock'n'Roll song peaking at number twenty-four. In 1958, Peggy Lee's cover version was even more popular, peaking at number eight on the US pop charts. The song became a signature song for Peggy Lee.

Peggy Lee, Fever:

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