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Best of
Teresa Brewer
Best of
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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'the Best of Teresa Brewer' features her Big Hits Alongside a Number of Pleasant Surprises. Among These Surprises Are Tracks Making their Debut on CD: 'longing for You' and 'get Along Without You Now'.

      
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All Artists: Teresa Brewer
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram UK
Release Date: 8/14/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731454426220

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Album Details
'the Best of Teresa Brewer' features her Big Hits Alongside a Number of Pleasant Surprises. Among These Surprises Are Tracks Making their Debut on CD: 'longing for You' and 'get Along Without You Now'.
 

CD Reviews

DYNAMITE BEFORE BRENDA LEE!!!
ernie garcia | LONG BEACH, CA. | 10/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"TERESA BREWER WAS PURE DYNAMITE. SHE MAY NOT BE TOO WELL KNOWN BY THIS GENERATION BUT LET ME TELL YOU THAT SHE WAS THE FIRST BRENDA LEE. JUST LISTEN TO THE WAY SHE BELTS OUT "SWEET OLD FASHIONED GIRL" TO THE WAY SHE TONES DOWN THE TEMPO IN "YOU SEND ME". TERESA BREWER HAD HER OWN STYLE AND SHE WAS ONE OF THE 50'S PURE DYNAMITE GIRLS. WALT DISNEY WAS SUCH A FAN THAT WHEN HE GAVE ANNETTE FUNICELLO A SINGING CONTRACT HE TRIED TO PATTERN HER SINGING IN THAT STYLE ("TALL PAUL" "MA, HE'S MAKING EYES AT ME").DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS C.D. AND YOU'LL UNDERSTAND WHY TERESA BREWER WAS SUCH A GREAT PART OF THE 50'S MUSIC. THIS GAL HAD IT ALL, BECAUSE SHE HELPED START IT ALL!!!"
An extremely talented and versatile singer
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 10/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Teresa seems to be the kind of singer that people either love or hate. Her distinctive voice is loved by some and hated by others. The diversity of her recorded output further polarizes opinions. Some people cannot take her seriously as a jazz singer because of her fifties pop music. I am in no doubt that Teresa was one of the finest singers of the twentieth century.

Teresa's roots were in jazz - she started as a jazz singer and returned to jazz in the seventies after recording a lot of great pop music (and even a little country music) in the intervening years. This compilation focuses on her fifties pop music, including all the song that people love or hate.

The compilation begins with her first and biggest American hit (Music music music) and includes such other classics as Let me go lover, Till I waltz again with you, Ricochet, A tear fell, Bell bottom blues, Jilted, Gonna get along without ya now, Banjo's back in town and You send me. Some of these songs were covers, especially of R+B songs. There are also a couple of covers of country songs (Anymore, Empty arms).

Teresa was less successful in Britain but it was common practice in those days for British artists to cover American songs, so Teresa only had three major UK hits (Let me go lover, A tear fell, A sweet old-fashioned girl) while other had UK hits with Ricochet (Joan Regan) and Bell bottom blues (Alma Cogan). Curiously, Till I waltz again with you didn't chart for anybody in the UK. In contrast, Let me go lover proved extremely popular as three versions made the UK top ten including Teresa's, though Dean Martin and Ruby Murray both did better in the UK charts than Teresa with this song. Teresa would have had another huge hit with Music music music if UK charts had existed at the time of its release.

I have seen a number of compilations of Teresa's music on CD through the years and I've yet to see a definitive hits collection. This one also misses a few but all the essentials are here - and this is the strongest collection of Teresa's pop music available at the time I write this review."
Miss Music, A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl at her best
David E. Scott | Lewisburg, Oh USA | 07/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Whether you call her Teresa Brewer, Teresa, or Miss Music there is no denying the greatness of Miss Brewer. This collection of her 1950s music is Teresa at her early best. From Music,Music, Music which gets the toes tapping to A Tear Fell which tugs on the heart strings, it stirs the memories of sock hops, drive in restruants, first loves and lost loves. It leaves us wanting more!"