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16 Most Requested Songs of the 1950's, Vol. 1

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16 Most Requested Songs of the 1950s, Vol. 1 contains a selection of traditional pop, vocal pop and easy-listening hits from the Columbia Records vaults, including performances from Tony Bennett ("Because of You"), Percy Faith ("Delicado"), Guy Mitchell ("Singing the Blues," "My Heart Cries for You"), Mitch Miller ("Yellow Rose of Texas"), Ray Conniff ("'S Wonderful"), Frankie Laine ("Jezebel"), the Four Lads ("Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," "Moments to Remember"), Johnnie Ray ("Just Walking in the Rain"), Fess Parker ("The Ballad of Davy Crockett") and Johnny Mathis ("Chances Are"). It's not a definitive overview of pop hits of the era, but it's still a nice sampler of some highlights from one of the most popular and successful labels of the decade.

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