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Capitol Records 1942-2002 [Deluxe Box Set]

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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger

Capitol Records 1942-2002 [Special Box Set] features six discs that dutifully cover six decades of music from the label that brought the world key recordings from the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Duran Duran, Les Paul and Poison. It's an eclectic mix, but by presenting the cuts snug within the pop culture confines of the decade in which they were birthed, the pacing never suffers. It's a club sandwich with Freddie Slack & His Orchestra's "Cow-Cow Boogie [From Ride 'Em Cowboy]," the Beatles' "Hard Day's Night" and the Vines "Get Free" for bread, and it's a fascinating look at the ebb and flow of the music business.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Freddie Slack & His Orchestra 03:14 Amazon
2 Paul Whiteman Orchestra 03:19 Amazon
3 Paul Weston & His Orchestra / Jo Stafford 02:59 Amazon
4 Nat King Cole 02:31 Amazon
5 Stan Kenton & His Orchestra 03:22 Amazon
6 Billy Butterfield 03:15 Amazon
7 Paul Weston & His Orchestra / Andy Russell 03:03 Amazon
8 Martha Tilton 03:19 Amazon
9 Johnny Mercer / Paul Weston & His Orchestra / The Pied Pipers 02:52 Amazon
10 Betty Hutton / Paul Weston & His Orchestra 03:07 Amazon
11 Paul Weston & His Orchestra / The Pied Pipers 02:53 Amazon
12 Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm 02:57 Amazon
13 Peggy Lee / Dave Barbour & His Orchestra 02:55 Amazon
14 The Dinning Sisters 03:00 Amazon
15 Sonny Burke / Mel Tormé 03:19 Amazon
16 Nat King Cole 02:39 Amazon
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