Various Artists

Number 1 Greatest Hits

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No. 1 Hits: Greatest Hits contains 18 big hits culled from RCA Victor's traditional pop and jazz vaults. Everything on the collection was recorded in the first half of the 20th century, and there are a number of truly classic songs and performances on the disc. Although a handful of songs sound dated, few samplers of this kind are quite as consistently entertaining as this. Among the featured artists on the disc are Duke Ellington ("Cocktails for Two"), Glenn Miller ("Elmer's Tune," "Over the Rainbow"), Fats Waller ("It's a Sin to Tell a Lie"), Sammy Kaye ("Daddy"), Artie Shaw ("They Say," "Frensi"), Larry Clinton ("Deep Purple"), Fats Waller ("Two Sleepy People"), Sammy Kaye ("The Old Lamplighter") and Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey ("In the Blue of the Evening").

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:26
2 2:57
3 3:06
4 2:54
5 3:14
6 2:57
7 3:02
8 2:51
9 3:10
10 2:44
11 2:40
12 3:18
13 3:25
14 2:29
15 2:46
16 3:13
17 3:03
18 3:00
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