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Rare Pop Instrumentals of the Fifties
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Rare Pop Instrumentals
Of the Fifties
        Complete 60s Records


Complete 60s CD #13602       $19.98       Add to cart

Thought those fanatics at Complete 60s who brought you those remarkable 60s instrumental box sets would be resting on their laurels? Not a chance! It may be hard to believe they could outdo themselves, but wait till you see what they’ve been up to.

Feast your eyes on this new 31-track collection of carefully selected 50s instrumental gems so filled with captivating musical energy and enhanced by state-of-the-art audio restoration technology that once the music starts, you’ll wish it could go on forever. This is a jukebox of unforgettable melodies and uncategorizable confections, from authentic Mexican marimba music to percolating organ boogies to novel zither, harp, and harmonica solos.

Fully half of these hit instrumentals have never seen the light of day on CD and they almost certainly have never been available in this fidelity since their original recording sessions well over half a century ago. And the excitement doesn’t end there. Among these intriguing and musically varied rarities you’ll find more than a half dozen major hits that are debuting here in full three-dimensional wide stereo.

You owe to yourself to listen to the SOUND SAMPLES below to HEAR how amazing “The Poor People Of Paris” (Les Baxter, #1), “Canadian Sunset” (Winterhalter/Heywood, #2) and “Tequila” (The Champs, #1) sound in STEREO for the very first time. But don’t stop there! Sample some of the less-familiar tunes, too, and you’ll see why these infectious melodies will stay with you long after the CD has stopped playing.

Collectors and casual fans of the genre alike, strap yourself in and prepare to take a magical musical journey with this spectacular new offering from Complete 60s. All original hit versions carefully mastered by two top sound engineers, plus notes & biographies for all 30 artists. Original reissue collections just don’t get more creative than this.


Listen Track Title Artist Chart Date Stereo
play 1. “THE THIRD MAN” THEME Anton Karas #1 2/50 Mono
play 2. CD DEBUTMELODY OF LOVE Leo Diamond #30 2/55 Mono
play 3. LOVE ME TENDER Henri Rene & His Orchestra #44 12/56 Mono
play 4. STEREO DEBUTTHE POOR PEOPLE OF PARIS Les Baxter & His Orchestra #1 2/56 Stereo*
play 5. CD DEBUTWHEN THE WHITE LILACS BLOOM AGAIN Florian Zabach #50 9/56 Mono
play 6. STEREO DEBUTCANADIAN SUNSET Hugo Winterhalter & Eddie Heywood #2 1/56 Stereo*
play 7. STEREO DEBUTSAIL ALONG SILVERY MOON Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra #5 12/57 Stereo*
play 8. STEREO DEBUTCHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE Perez Prado & His Orchestra #1 3/55 Stereo*
play 9. STEREO
Elmer Bernstein & His Orchestra #16 3/56 Stereo*
play 10. TEA FOR TWO CHA CHA Tommy Dorsey Orchestra #7 9/58 Stereo
play 11. THE TYPEWRITER (1959 stereo LP version) Leroy Anderson & His “Pops” Concert Orchestra #21 11/53 Stereo
play 12. CD DEBUTCHINATOWN, MY CHINATOWN Bobby Maxwell & His Swinging Harps #24 2/52 Mono
play 13. CD DEBUTMARIMBA CHARLESTON Marimba Chiapas #82 7/56 Mono
play 14. CD DEBUTSONG OF THE NAIROBI TRIO Fortune Tellers #114 9/61 Stereo
play 15. CD DEBUTGOT A MATCH Frank Gallop #57 6/58 Mono
play 16. STEREO DEBUTHEART AND SOUL Johnny Maddox #57 10/56 Stereo*
play 17. CD DEBUTALABAMA JUBILEE (original version) Ferko String Band #14 6/55 Mono
play 18. CD DEBUTLOOK SHARP – BE SHARP Boston Pops Orchestra #27 CB 6/54 Mono
play 19. PLANTATION BOOGIE Lenny Dee #19 2/55 Mono
play 20. STEREO DEBUTTEQUILA The Champs #1 2/58 Stereo*
play 21. NIGHT TRAIN Buddy Morrow & His Orchestra #27 8/52 Mono
play 22. CD DEBUT(But As They Say) THAT’S LIFE Jack Pleis & His Orchestra #69 6/57 Mono
play 23. CD DEBUTBEWITCHED (stereo LP version) The Betty Smith Group #50 6/58 Stereo
play 24. MELANCHOLY SERENADE Jackie Gleason & His Concert Orchestra #22 3/53 Mono
play 25. CD DEBUTI’LL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU Jack Pleis & His Orchestra #65 12/56 Mono
play 26. CD DEBUTHI-LILI, HI-LO The Dick Hyman Trio #78 4/56 Mono
play 27. CD DEBUTWOODCHOPPER’S BALL Hutch Davie #51 6/58 Mono
play 28. THE FAITHFUL HUSSAR Ted Heath #52 10/56 Mono
play 29. CD DEBUTTEQUILA Eddie Platt #20 3/58 Mono
play 30. FRIED ONIONS Lord Rockingham’s XI #96 10/58 Mono
play 31. NEE NEE NA NA NA NA NU NU Dicky Doo & The Don’ts #40 5/58 Mono
*This track is presented in Digitally Extracted Stereo (DES), a technological advance that uses the original mono recording to produce an authentic stereo listening experience. Click here for more details

Chart positions taken from Joel Whitburn’s Record Research series of Billboard and Cash Box chart books.

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