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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: CD
  • SKU: ACQCD7118
  • UPC: 824046711825
  • Street Date: 12/08/17
  • PreBook Date: 11/03/17
  • Label: ACROBAT »
  • Genre: Adult Contemporary/MOR
  • Run Time: 284 mins
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Year of Production: 2017
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English

 

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Les Baxter - Collection 1943-62

This is the latest in Acrobat's series featuring the great arranger/conductor/composers of the 'golden era' of popular music

Les Baxter - Collection 1943-62
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This is the latest in Acrobat's series featuring the great arranger/conductor/composers of the 'golden era' of popular music during the 1940s and '50s, which so far encompassed the likes of Billy May, Nelson Riddle, Hugo Winterhalter, Ray Conniff and others. Les Baxter began his career arranging for swing orchestras in the early '40s, but made his name both as an arranger/conductor accompanying some the noted vocalists of the day, primarily during his time with Capitol Records, and achieved high-profile chart success in his own name with easy listening orchestral and choral chart entries, scoring No. 1 hits with "Unchained Melody" and "The Poor People Of Paris", and a No. 2 with "April In Portugal", plus around a dozen others. With the dawn of the LP era in the '50s he became famous for pioneering the recording of the style of easy listening orchestral music known as exotica. This great value 107-track 4CD set, which, like our other arranger/conductor collections, has been researched, compiled and annotated by former national newspaper showbiz journalist and photographer Geoff Wilding, traces his career during these two key decades, with examples of his work in all these sectors during that time. It features recordings by some of the noted artists with whom he worked, including Nat King Cole, Margaret Whiting, Freddie Slack, Bing Crosby, Al Martino, Yma Sumac, Jimmy Wakely, Ella Mae Morse and others. It's a fascinating profile of Baxter's multi-faceted talents and career.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Small Batch O' Nod
  • Furlough Fling
  • Ain't That Just Like A Man
  • The Gee Chi Love Song
  • Cuban Sugar Mill
  • Bashful Baby Blues
  • Am I Blue
  • Day By Day
  • I Got The Sun In The Morning
  • Try A Little Tenderness
  • What Is This Thing Called Love
  • Don't You Believe It Dear
  • Lunar Rhapsody
  • Possession
  • Dance Of The Winds
  • Virgin Of The Sun God
  • Lure Of The Unknown Love
  • Mona Lisa
  • The Greatest Inventor Of Them All
  • My Heart Cries For You
  • Music By The Angels
  • Zing Zing
  • The Roving Kind
  • Beautiful Brown Eyes
  • At The Close Of A Long Long Day
  • Disc 2:
    • Too Young
    • Because Of You
    • Unless
    • Quiet Village
    • A Weaver Of Dreams
    • The Story Of My Wife
    • Shrimp Boats Are A Comin', (There's Dancin' Tonight)
    • As Long As The River Flows On
    • When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
    • Blue Tango
    • I'm Yours
    • Kiss Of Fire
    • Lonely Wine
    • Auf Wiedersehn Sweetheart
    • Indian Summer
    • Suddenly
    • April In Portugal
    • Romantic Rio
    • When You're Mine
    • All I Want Is A Chance
    • Ruby
    • I Love Paris
    • Gigi
    • Tropicana
    • Julie
    • Elaine (Gitane)
    • Disc 3:
      • Cornflakes
      • Lust
      • If You Were Mine
      • Atlantis
      • Wake The Town And Tell The People
      • Midnight On The Cliffs
      • Dream Rhapsody
      • Venezuela
      • Besame Mucho
      • Blues In The Night
      • The High And The Mighty
      • When You're In Love
      • I Ain't Mad At You Honey Baby
      • Blue Mirage
      • Unchained Melody
      • Blue Star (The Medic Theme)
      • If I Love
      • I'll Never Stop Loving You
      • The Shrike
      • The Poor People Of Paris (Jean's Song)
      • Simba
      • The Trouble With Harry
      • Down In Mexico
      • I'm Gonna Walk
      • Tango Of The Drums
      • Melodia Loca
      • Sinner Man
      • The Left Arm Of Buddha
      • Disc 4:
        • Taboo
        • Deep Night
        • The Breeze And I
        • Nightingale
        • Temptation
        • Afro Deesia
        • Brazilian Bash
        • Bustin' The Bongoes
        • Poppin' Panderos
        • Gringo
        • Tahiti (A Summer Night At Sea)
        • Shanghai Rickshaw
        • City Of Veils
        • Hong Kong Cable Car
        • Tramp Steamer To Singapore
        • La Panse (Little Flower)
        • Giant
        • Love Theme From A Farewell To Arms
        • Dance From Bonjour Tristesse
        • Dance Everyone Dance
        • Piccolissima Serenata
        • Milord
        • Voodoo Dreams
        • Pyramid Of The Sun
        • Pepe
        • Theme From Manchurian Candidate
        • Manchurian Beat
  

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