Ol' Blue Eyes is in fine voice for these early-career recordings of some Christmas standards, heard here with the orchestral arrangements of Axel Stordahl. There's plenty of swinging on "Jingle ... (Read More)
Fred & Adele Astaire, vocals. George Gershwin, piano, & others.
Label: Naxos Nostalgia. Format: CD.
UPC: 636943250129. Daedalus Item Code: 57753
This first volume of the Fred Astaire vocal legacy proffers recordings made in London from 1923–30. Two songs from the stage show Stop Flirting ("The Whichness of the Whatness" and "Oh Gee! Oh ... (Read More)
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In the spring of 1938, Brits in Coventry queued outside the Hippodrome box office for nine hours to get tickets to hear a Lancashire lass who had never yet failed to lift their spirits. With her ... (Read More)
A whopping good time was had by all when Music Hall star Gracie Fields was in the house. Britain's favorite female comic was affectionately known as "Our Gracie," and during the Depression, this ... (Read More)
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Frankie Avalon, Rosemary Clooney, Pat Boone, Jimmie Rodgers, Bobby Rydell, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis & others.
Label: Legacy. Format: 3 CDs.
UPC: 625282801925. Daedalus Item Code: 57817
With 33 songs showcasing the pop songwriting skills and high spirits of 1950s rock and pop, this anthology features such heavy-hitters as Elvis Presley ("Heartbreak Hotel" and "Long Tall Sally"), ... (Read More)
Gallery, the Ooga Chakas, Sugarloaf, the Cola Singers, Lobo, Orleans, Wadsworth Mansion & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 030206201284. Daedalus Item Code: 57463
In addition to bringing back memories of a bewildering decade, these 11 hits from the 1970s show great variety and pop songwriting chops. Here are Lobo's "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo," Sugarloaf's ... (Read More)
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The Kingsmen, Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs, Del Shannon, the Shangri Las, Chuck Berry & others.
Label: Legacy. Format: CD.
UPC: 625282119426. Daedalus Item Code: 57488
The Shangri-Las' "Leader of the Pack" and Chuck Berry's "No Particular Place to Go" were sure bets for inclusion on this disc of 11 songs that celebrate the pleasures of taking a drive and going ... (Read More)
Iris DeMent, piano & vocals. Richard Bennett, guitar. Bill Huber, trombone. Bryan Owings, percussion, & others.
Label: Flariella Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 634457691223. Daedalus Item Code: 59552
Arkansas native Iris DeMent has been called country or folk, but on this intimate 2015 release—featuring her plaintive voice backed by delicate piano and guitar—she proves that she is in a category ... (Read More)
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James Taylor, guitar, harmonica & vocals. Andrea Zonn, fiddle. Rachel Goulub, violin. Jimmy Johnson, bass, & others.
Label: Concord. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072352704. Daedalus Item Code: 59375
On his first album of all-original material in 13 years, five-time Grammy winner James Taylor has crafted ten songs that Rolling Stone calls "reminiscent of Taylor's most enduring work from ... (Read More)
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Kat Edmonson, vocals. Val McCallum, guitar. Brad Dutz, vibes. Ian Walker, bass. Pete Thomas, drums, & others.
Label: Masterworks. Format: CD.
UPC: 888430845923. Daedalus Item Code: 49722
"While writing and producing 'Oh My Love,' I wanted to capture all of the romance and elegance that struck me upon listening to Count Basie's 'L'il Darlin' for the first time." Kat Edmonson, who ... (Read More)
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Katherine LaVerne Starks's stage name of Kay Starr was aptly chosen, for she starred as a singer with violinist Joe Venuti and the orchestras of Bob Crosby, Glenn Miller, and Charlie Barnet in the ... (Read More)
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