Kay Starr was one of the coterie of stylish and striking female vocalists alongside the likes of Rosemary Clooney and Patti Page, who enjoyed their real chart heyday during the years between the demise of the big bands in the late '40s and the arrival of rock 'n' roll in the mid-'50s, although she was able to ride the musical upheavals to continue having hits into the early '60s. This great-value 49-track 2-CD set entirely comprises her recordings during her time with the Capitol and RCA-Victor labels which featured in the published pop charts in Billboard, Cash Box or the UK, through to her final appearance in the Hot 100 in 1961. It naturally includes her landmark US No. 1 hits with "The Wheel Of Fortune" in 1952 and "The Rock And Roll Waltz" in 1955, the latter also a No. 1 in the UK, along with the UK No. 1 "Comes A-Long A-Love" and her other US Top 5 hits "Hoop-De-Doo", "Bonaparte's Retreat", "Side By Side", "Changing Partners" and "If You Love Me" - she had another eight Top 10 hits as well. Among the top flight arranger/conductors she worked with on her hits were Hugo Winterhalter, Frank de Vol, Harold Mooney, Dave Cavanaugh, Lou Busch, Cliffie Stone, Joe Reisman, Van Alexander, Jimmie Haskell, Jack Marshall and Perry Botkin Jr.. It's a marvellous showcase for the talent of one of the biggest stars of the day performing across a range of repertoire, and a feast of top-class pop music
Kay Starr was one of the coterie of stylish and striking female vocalists alongside the likes of Rosemary Clooney and Patti Page, who enjoyed their real chart heyday during the years between the demise of the big bands in the late '40s and the arrival of rock 'n' roll in the mid-'50s, although she was able to ride the musical upheavals to continue having hits into the early '60s. This great-value 49-track 2-CD set entirely comprises her recordings during her time with the Capitol and RCA-Victor labels which featured in the published pop charts in Billboard, Cash Box or the UK, through to her final appearance in the Hot 100 in 1961. It naturally includes her landmark US No. 1 hits with "The Wheel Of Fortune" in 1952 and "The Rock And Roll Waltz" in 1955, the latter also a No. 1 in the UK, along with the UK No. 1 "Comes A-Long A-Love" and her other US Top 5 hits "Hoop-De-Doo", "Bonaparte's Retreat", "Side By Side", "Changing Partners" and "If You Love Me" - she had another eight Top 10 hits as well. Among the top flight arranger/conductors she worked with on her hits were Hugo Winterhalter, Frank de Vol, Harold Mooney, Dave Cavanaugh, Lou Busch, Cliffie Stone, Joe Reisman, Van Alexander, Jimmie Haskell, Jack Marshall and Perry Botkin Jr.. It's a marvellous showcase for the talent of one of the biggest stars of the day performing across a range of repertoire, and a feast of top-class pop music
824046335229

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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 10/02/2020
UPC: 824046335229

Hits Collection 1948-62
Artist: Kay Starr
Format: CD
New: Available 16.99
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DISC: 1

1. How It Lies, How It Lies, How It Lies
2. Game Of Broken Hearts
3. Bonaparte's Retreat
4. Hoop-De-Doo
5. Mississippi
6. I'll Never Be Free
7. Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
8. Oh! Babe
9. Ocean Of Tears
10. You're My Sugar
11. Come On-A My House
12. Angry
13. The Wheel Of Fortune
14. I Waited A Little Too Long
15. Kay's Lament
16. Fool, Fool, Fool
17. Comes A-Long A-Love
18. Three Letters
19. Side By Side
20. Half A Photograph
21. Allez-Vous-En
22. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
23. Swamp Fire
24. Changing Partners
25. The Man Upstairs
26. If You Love Me (Really Love Me)
27. Am I A Toy Or A Treasure
28. Fortune In Dreams
29. Turn Right
30. If Anyone Finds This, I Love You
31. Foolishly Yours
32. Good And Lonesome
33. The Rock And Roll Waltz
34. I've Changed My Mind A Thousand Times
35. Second Fiddle
36. Love Ain't Right
37. Things I Never Had
38. The Good Book
39. Jamie Boy
40. A Little Loneliness
41. My Heart Reminds Me
42. Stroll Me
43. Riders In The Sky
44. Foolin' Around
45. I'll Never Be Free
46. Well I Ask Ya
47. Four Walls
48. You Will Always Have A Friend
49. I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby

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Kay Starr was one of the coterie of stylish and striking female vocalists alongside the likes of Rosemary Clooney and Patti Page, who enjoyed their real chart heyday during the years between the demise of the big bands in the late '40s and the arrival of rock 'n' roll in the mid-'50s, although she was able to ride the musical upheavals to continue having hits into the early '60s. This great-value 49-track 2-CD set entirely comprises her recordings during her time with the Capitol and RCA-Victor labels which featured in the published pop charts in Billboard, Cash Box or the UK, through to her final appearance in the Hot 100 in 1961. It naturally includes her landmark US No. 1 hits with "The Wheel Of Fortune" in 1952 and "The Rock And Roll Waltz" in 1955, the latter also a No. 1 in the UK, along with the UK No. 1 "Comes A-Long A-Love" and her other US Top 5 hits "Hoop-De-Doo", "Bonaparte's Retreat", "Side By Side", "Changing Partners" and "If You Love Me" - she had another eight Top 10 hits as well. Among the top flight arranger/conductors she worked with on her hits were Hugo Winterhalter, Frank de Vol, Harold Mooney, Dave Cavanaugh, Lou Busch, Cliffie Stone, Joe Reisman, Van Alexander, Jimmie Haskell, Jack Marshall and Perry Botkin Jr.. It's a marvellous showcase for the talent of one of the biggest stars of the day performing across a range of repertoire, and a feast of top-class pop music