Great Melodies of the 50's

Various Artists

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Great Melodies of the 50's Review

by Al Campbell

Acrobat's Great Melodies of the 50s spotlights 25 of the era's top pop hits. Among the highlights are "Swedish Rhapsody" (Mantovani), "Bounce the Boogie" (Winifred Atwell), and "April in Portugal" (Les Baxter & His Orchestra & His Chorus), in addition to tracks by Leroy Anderson & His "Pops" Concert Orchestra, Ted Heath Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra, Percy Faith & His Orchestra, Buddy Morrow and Larry Adler. This is an interesting collection of orchestral pop music from the '50s that predates Elvis and rock & roll.

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