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Old Fashioned Love Songs

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Old Fashioned Love Songs Review

by Steve Leggett

Love songs can be tailored to fashion. They come in whatever style is current, and while they may sound different in those various styles, they remain love songs because love, at least as an emotional construct, is immutable. In the end, one is either in love or out of love, and the urge to sing about it all appears to be innate. This three-disc, 63-track collection of love songs from the 1950s and '60s can be termed “old-fashioned” only because styles and fashions change -- the concept of love doesn’t. If the artists compiled here -- Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Cilla Black, and Skeeter Davis, to name just a few -- tend to croon more than they shout, growl, or rap when the subject is love, then what is being said is all the same. It’s the nature of love songs, old-fashioned or not.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Frank Sinatra 03:17 Amazon
2 Dean Martin 02:24 Amazon
3 Vic Damone 02:23 Amazon
4 Louis Prima 02:58 Amazon
5 Alma Cogan 01:45 Amazon
6 Peggy Lee 03:20 Amazon
7 Johnny Mathis 03:34 Amazon
8 Nat King Cole 03:09 Amazon
9 Gordon MacRae 03:30 Amazon
10 June Christy / Stan Kenton 03:48 Amazon
11 Julie London 02:48 Amazon
12 Liza Minnelli 04:19 Amazon
13 Jo Stafford 03:11 Amazon
14 Betty Hutton 03:11 Amazon
15 Keely Smith 02:34 Amazon
16 Frances Faye 02:11 Amazon
17 Dinah Shore 02:51 Amazon
18 Martha Tilton 02:18 Amazon
19 Freddie Slack & His Orchestra / Margaret Whiting 02:39 Amazon
20 Shirley Bassey 02:58 Amazon
21 Al Martino 03:03 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Perry Como 03:19 Amazon
2 Al Martino 02:45 Amazon
3 Vince Hill 03:03 Amazon
4 Slim Whitman 03:17 Amazon
5 Mary Ford / Les Paul 02:49 Amazon
6 Jo Stafford 03:11 Amazon
7 Vera Lynn 03:54 Amazon
8 Al Bowlly 03:32 Amazon
9 Turner Layton 03:01 Amazon
10 Judy Garland 03:37 Amazon
11 Solomon King 03:11 Amazon
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Frankie Vaughan 02:51 Amazon
13 Dean Martin 02:12 Amazon
14 Frank Sinatra 03:04 Amazon
15 Michael Holliday 02:13 Amazon
16 Nancy Wilson 02:38 Amazon
17 Louis Armstrong 03:12 Amazon
18 Mike Sammes Singers 02:32 Amazon
19 P.J. Proby 03:15 Amazon
20 Malcolm Roberts 02:47 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 The Righteous Brothers 03:36 Amazon
2 The Platters 02:36 Amazon
3 Danny Williams 02:34 Amazon
4 The Flamingos 03:10 Amazon
5 The Fleetwoods 02:22 Amazon
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The Chordettes 02:23 Amazon
7 Nat King Cole Trio 02:49 Amazon
8 Ketty Lester 02:39 Amazon
9 Skeeter Davis 02:35 Amazon
10 Helen Shapiro 02:40 Amazon
11 The Everly Brothers 02:22 Amazon
12 Bobby Vee 02:28 Amazon
13 Buddy Holly 02:07 Amazon
14 Fats Domino 02:21 Amazon
15 Craig Douglas 02:11 Amazon
16 Doris Day 02:34 Amazon
17 Kenny Lynch 02:46 Amazon
18 Cilla Black 02:50 Amazon
19 Frank Ifield 02:03 Amazon
20 Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas 02:02 Amazon
21 Johnny Burnette 01:56 Amazon
22 Cliff Richard & the Shadows 02:55 Amazon
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