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Lost Female Hits of 50's
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Orlando Avila Blas | Argentina | 07/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the most loving selection of songs I have ever listened. "Strange Are The Ways Of Love" by Gogy Grant is the best, but the other songs are really great!. Congratulations for this record."
Just shy of 5 stars...
Zub | Forks Twp., PA | 11/06/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This collection of female artist hits from the 50s is a companion piece to Taragon's "Lost Male Hits of the '50s". Along the theme of that piece, this CD contains a gathering of seldom-found-on-CD tracks spanning the decade of the 50s and culled from the RCA family of labels. The selections here stray from the titled purpose in that two of the tracks did not chart and technically are not "hits" and two of the tracks are from the early 60's. The liner notes even ask the purchaser to not "quibble" within their acknowledgement of the two early 60's selections. Getting beyond any "quibbling" about the adherence to the title's promise, the non-hits and the fact that the tunes included are limited to RCA's artists, this CD does offer a sonically superior generous taste of female pop from the innocent pre-rock music of the 50's. Having been taken from original masters, the sound quality is top-notch given the vintage of these recordings. By necessity, most of the tracks are in mono but the stereo-era recordings (tracks 14-18) are presented in stereo. Complete track listings are given but if there is any other notable criticism here it would be the lack of any backround info on the included artists and songs. Minor shortcomings notwithstanding, this is an excellent sampling of the music of the era - a style to be buried by the takeover of music by teenagers of the burgeoning rock and roll era."