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Original Hits: Easy

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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell

EMI's Original Hits: Easy is a better-than-average six-disc set highlighting 150 pop singles released on the label in the '40s, '50s, and '60s. Along with the original versions of tried-and-true classics by Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, and Judy Garland are less-than-obvious inclusions by Tony Brent, Matt Monro, Alma Cogan, and Donald Peers.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Frank Sinatra 02:53 SpotifyAmazon
2
02:34 SpotifyAmazon
3 Bing Crosby 02:24 SpotifyAmazon
4 Julie London 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
5 Chet Baker 02:06 SpotifyAmazon
6 Vic Damone 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
7 June Christy 03:37 SpotifyAmazon
8
She
Ronnie Hilton 03:00 SpotifyAmazon
9 Fred Astaire 03:46 SpotifyAmazon
10 Alma Cogan 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
11 Louis Armstrong 03:21 SpotifyAmazon
12 Dakota Staton 01:55 SpotifyAmazon
13 Nat King Cole 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
14 Nina Simone 03:12 SpotifyAmazon
15 Danny Williams 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
16 Dorothy Squires 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
17
Sarah Vaughan 03:29
18 Louis Armstrong / Duke Ellington 03:59 SpotifyAmazon
19 Édith Piaf 04:06 SpotifyAmazon
20
03:25
21 02:06 SpotifyAmazon
22 Fats Domino 02:21 SpotifyAmazon
23 03:20 SpotifyAmazon
24 Harry James 03:11 SpotifyAmazon
25 03:13 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Dean Martin 02:15 SpotifyAmazon
2 Dinah Washington 02:18 SpotifyAmazon
3 Bobbie Gentry 03:04
4 Lena Horne 03:15 SpotifyAmazon
5 Michael Holliday 02:13 SpotifyAmazon
6
02:11 SpotifyAmazon
7 Cilla Black 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
8 04:02 SpotifyAmazon
9 Louis Armstrong / Duke Ellington 05:31 SpotifyAmazon
10
Ella Fitzgerald 02:27 SpotifyAmazon
11
Lou Rawls / Junior Wells 03:28 SpotifyAmazon
12 Mel Tormé 03:10 SpotifyAmazon
13 Judy Garland 02:27 SpotifyAmazon
14
June Christy 04:17 SpotifyAmazon
15 Al Martino 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
16 Lou Rawls 03:19
17 Vikki Carr 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
18 Matt Monro 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
19 Sammy Davis, Jr. 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
20 Julie London 02:33
21 02:10 SpotifyAmazon
22 Nat King Cole 02:59 SpotifyAmazon
23 Frankie Vaughan 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
24
03:01
25 Eve Boswell 02:38 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 01:59 SpotifyAmazon
2 Artie Shaw 03:16 SpotifyAmazon
3 Billie Jo Spears 03:34 SpotifyAmazon
4 Nina Simone 02:52 SpotifyAmazon
5 01:55 SpotifyAmazon
6 Crystal Gayle 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
7
Shirley Bassey 03:34 SpotifyAmazon
8 Louis Prima 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
9 Dean Martin 02:42
10 Judy Garland 03:54 SpotifyAmazon
11 Louis Armstrong / Duke Ellington 03:08 SpotifyAmazon
12 Tony Brent 02:32 SpotifyAmazon
13 Lena Horne 02:18 SpotifyAmazon
14 June Christy 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
15 Ronnie Hilton 03:06 SpotifyAmazon
16 Nina Simone 03:06
17 Malcolm Vaughan 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
18
Michael Holliday 02:07 SpotifyAmazon
19
Kay Starr 02:24 SpotifyAmazon
20 Julie London 02:09 SpotifyAmazon
21 Frankie Vaughan 03:38 SpotifyAmazon
22 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
23 Gordon MacRae 02:41 SpotifyAmazon
24 Dinah Washington 02:06 SpotifyAmazon
25 Sarah Vaughan 03:28 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Shirley Bassey 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
2 April Stevens 02:21 SpotifyAmazon
3 Bing Crosby 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
4 Count Basie 02:19 SpotifyAmazon
5 Bobbie Gentry 02:51 SpotifyAmazon
6 Mel Tormé 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
7 Chet Baker 03:19 SpotifyAmazon
8 Fred Astaire 03:13 SpotifyAmazon
9 03:21 SpotifyAmazon
10 03:02 SpotifyAmazon
11 Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 02:31
12 Vic Damone 02:23 SpotifyAmazon
13 Vince Hill 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
14 Joe Williams 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
15 Lulu & the Luvvers 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
16 Ray Anthony 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
17 Vikki Carr 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
18 Helen Shapiro 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
19 Dakota Staton 03:05 SpotifyAmazon
20 Danny Williams 03:15 SpotifyAmazon
21 Matt Monro 03:31 SpotifyAmazon
22
Dick Haymes 04:03 SpotifyAmazon
23 George Shearing Quintet 01:54 SpotifyAmazon
24 Ella Fitzgerald 03:02 SpotifyAmazon
25 Eve Boswell 02:43 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Perry Como 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
2
Frank Sinatra 01:58 SpotifyAmazon
3 Eartha Kitt 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
4 02:54 SpotifyAmazon
5 Nina Simone 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
6 Judy Garland 04:08 SpotifyAmazon
7 Lou Rawls 03:04 SpotifyAmazon
8 Alma Cogan 03:15 SpotifyAmazon
9 Anne Shelton 02:56 SpotifyAmazon
10 Billie Jo Spears 03:36 SpotifyAmazon
11 Crystal Gayle 02:54 SpotifyAmazon
12 Dean Martin 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
13
Sammy Davis, Jr. 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
14 02:52 SpotifyAmazon
15 Kay Starr 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
16 Ruby Murray 02:26 SpotifyAmazon
17 Stan Freeman 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
18 Lena Horne 03:28 SpotifyAmazon
19
Donald Peers 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
20
02:47 SpotifyAmazon
21
Dorothy Squires 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
22 Helen Shapiro 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
23 The Jordanaires 01:56 SpotifyAmazon
24 Frank Ifield 04:20 SpotifyAmazon
25 Jeri Southern 02:31 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:12 SpotifyAmazon
2
Bing Crosby 03:05 SpotifyAmazon
3 Fred Astaire 03:29 SpotifyAmazon
4 03:58 SpotifyAmazon
5 Bobby Vee 02:02 SpotifyAmazon
6 Chet Baker 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
7 Cilla Black 03:04 SpotifyAmazon
8 Dakota Staton 01:44 SpotifyAmazon
9 Dick Haymes 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
10 Dinah Shore 02:56 SpotifyAmazon
11
Dinah Washington 03:12 SpotifyAmazon
12 Eddie Calvert 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
13
Ella Fitzgerald 02:15 SpotifyAmazon
14
Françoise Hardy 03:41
15 Frank Ifield 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
16 Keely Smith 03:33 SpotifyAmazon
17 Gordon MacRae 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
18 Shirley Bassey 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
19 Jeri Southern 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
20 Sarah Vaughan 03:33 SpotifyAmazon
21 Mel Tormé 03:12 SpotifyAmazon
22
Ron Goodwin 02:58 SpotifyAmazon
23 Rosemary Squires 02:00 SpotifyAmazon
24 Stanley Turrentine 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
25 02:47 SpotifyAmazon
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