Backed by piano and orchestra, British pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck turns his attention to the classics on this disc, bringing his customary polish to such chestnuts as "In the Still of the ... (Read More)
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Widely praised for their Grammy-nominated 2011 sophomore effort Ceremonials, Florence & the Machine return triumphantly with this album, a Billboard 200 number one album. Inspired by Grace ... (Read More)
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Nina Simone, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dinah Washington, Tony Bennett & others.
Label: The Red Box. Format: CD.
UPC: 5014797137295. Daedalus Item Code: 57235
The many splendors of romance are extolled on this disc of jazz greats. Among the 20 certified classics here, quite a few are by the ladies—Nina Simone's "My Baby Just Cares for Me," Billie Holiday's ... (Read More)
Born Francesco Paolo Lo Vecchio in Chicago, Frankie Laine was one of the most popular American singers of the late 1940s and early 1950s, moving from the jazz-tinged pop ballads of the Swing Era to ... (Read More)
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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Darlene Love, vocals. Steve Van Zandt, guitar. Stan Harrison, tenor saxophone. Paul Shaffer, organ.
Label: Columbia. Format: CD.
UPC: 888751323124. Daedalus Item Code: 59871
For many of us, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love will need no introduction, but this 2015 disc—her first album in nearly 17 years—is indeed something different. In addition to arranging and ... (Read More)
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