Kay Starr

Definitive Kay Starr on Capitol

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Definitive Kay Starr on Capitol Review

by Tim Sendra

Kay Starr was one of the brightest singing stars of the 1940s and '50s. She could sing pop, country, blues, you name it -- and always come out swinging. This two-CD set collects 50 of her hits and great songs, including 22 tracks that have never appeared on CD before. She first recorded for Capitol from 1948 to 1954; all 25 of her hit records from this era are represented here. The rest of the tracks are from the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, and include highlights like "Kay's Lament," "Oh Lonesome Me," and "I Got My Arms Open (And My Love Ready)." Anyone looking for the best of the always cool Kay Starr should begin here.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Kay Starr 02:24 Amazon
2 Kay Starr 03:07 Amazon
3 Kay Starr 02:49 Amazon
4 Kay Starr 03:10 Amazon
5 Kay Starr 02:29 Amazon
6 Kay Starr 02:09 Amazon
7 Kay Starr 03:06 Amazon
8 Kay Starr 02:27 Amazon
9 Kay Starr 02:37 Amazon
10 Kay Starr 02:27 Amazon
11 Kay Starr 03:10 Amazon
12 Kay Starr 03:10 Amazon
13 Kay Starr 02:44 Amazon
14 Kay Starr 02:37 Amazon
15 Kay Starr 02:30 Amazon
16 Kay Starr 02:11 Amazon
17 Kay Starr 02:38 Amazon
18 Kay Starr 02:59 Amazon
19 Kay Starr 02:04 Amazon
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Kay Starr 02:27 Amazon
21 Kay Starr 02:54 Amazon
22 Kay Starr 03:05 Amazon
23 Kay Starr 02:15 Amazon
24 Kay Starr 02:21 Amazon
25 Kay Starr 03:01 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Kay Starr 02:54 Amazon
2 Kay Starr 02:39 Amazon
3 Kay Starr 02:25 Amazon
4 Kay Starr 02:37 Amazon
5 Kay Starr 02:42 Amazon
6 Kay Starr 02:31 Amazon
7 Kay Starr 02:21 Amazon
8 Kay Starr 02:52 Amazon
9 Kay Starr 03:08 Amazon
10 Kay Starr 02:49 Amazon
11 Kay Starr 02:39 Amazon
12 Kay Starr 02:50 Amazon
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Kay Starr 02:29 Amazon
14 Kay Starr 02:08 Amazon
15 Kay Starr 03:00 Amazon
16 Kay Starr 03:10 Amazon
17 Kay Starr 02:58 Amazon
18 Kay Starr 02:37 Amazon
19 Kay Starr 02:28 Amazon
20 Kay Starr 02:26 Amazon
21 Kay Starr 02:15 Amazon
22 Kay Starr 02:00 Amazon
23 Kay Starr 02:41 Amazon
24 Kay Starr 02:21 Amazon
25 Kay Starr 02:40 Amazon
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