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Greatest Hits [CD]

Kenny Ball Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (3 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B00000854K
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,741 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Samantha
2. I Still Love You
3. Someday (You'll Be Sorry)
4. Midnight In Moscow
5. My Mother's Eyes
6. March Of The Siamese Children
7. The Green Leaves Of Summer
8. So Do I
9. The Pay Off
10. Sukiyaki
11. Casablanca
12. Rondo
13. Acapulco 1922
14. Hello Dolly
15. When I'm Sixty Four
16. Heartaches
17. Margie
18. Caterina
19. Nina Never Knew
20. I Wanna Be Like You

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Kenny Ball - Greatest Hits

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4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Have a ball with Kenny 28 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Kenny Ball, along with his mates and rivals Acker Bilk and Chris Barber, brought trad jazz to the British public conscience in the 1960s. Kenny's forte was to give the treatment, with tongue firmly in cheek (difficult when playing the trumpet!), to all sorts of popular songs of the time. Nothing was sacred - Cole Porter, Mozart, The Beatles, Walt Disney - and as a consequence his band was a regular in the Top 20 charts.
This collection contains all the hits, all original recordings and sounding amazingly sprightly for their age. The music has no pretentions, just to have fun and sound good - you may find yourself whistling or singing along to some of them.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Album 3 Jan 2012
By M. Dowden HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This cd features twenty great tracks from the legendary Kenny Ball, the most famous trumpeter in this country. With loads of traditional jazz music and some singing this is a great album to relax and listen to. If you play cds in the car then always have this on hand when the traffic gets too much, it will calm you down and make things a lot less stressful. This is an album for any time really, but I always think that it does help keep the stress levels down when things get too much. At the current price you can't really go wrong with this.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How did they do it? 28 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I grew up in the 60's and like all my contemporaries bought the records released by the early 60's US artists (like Duane Eddy, Elvis, Bobby Vee etc.) and also migrated in part to the 60's group invasion that took over the charts in the mid to late 60's around the world.
When I saw this absolute bargain on Amazon, I remembered the fact that Kenny Ball released so many good records that were great trad' jazz that had melodies, rhythm and most of all were good fun. On top of all that he topped the US charts and other around the world with. "Midnight in Moscow" a real nostalgic return to the 60's for me, and covered and provided new interpretations of songs like "Sukiyaki" and the "Green Leaves of Summer".
However, looking back, IO think his real achievement was to have made so many hit records of the Trad Jazz genre against all the odds when no one else could do it, apart form the fleeting one-offs of Acker bilk and Terry Lightfoot. Well done, Kenny, a good collection and great value!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KENNY BALL in his heyday 3 Jan 2013
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one of the few british jazz men to make a good living frm playing jazz . always worth a spin LIKED VERY MUCH
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!! 3 April 2010
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i'm 15 and I love this. Kenny Ball is Awsome. I heard of them off Morcambe and wise and the music is so happy. Not a bad song on this whole album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true legend of British Jazz 3 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Still got a few of his singles on vinyl from the early 60's. This is a great collection of his hits and the original recordings. It's a great tribute to a true legend of British Jazz. Some of my favourites on here, Sukiyaki, March Of The Siamese Children and Midnight In Moscow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kenny Ball 2 Jun 2013
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Excellent cd , if you like Kenny Ball, I have other cds by him , one of his best was with CHris Barber
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5.0 out of 5 stars All the old favorites! 10 April 2010
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Great collection of all Kenny's standards. My father used to play these songs when I was a child, really evocotive and brought back great memories. Really catchy tunes that you'll be whistling for days afterwoods!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars kenny ball
super disc, one of the best if you like Kenny ball,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Published 6 days ago by peter
5.0 out of 5 stars FAB COMPANY
Delivery of this CD for my dad was very quick - it made his day listening to this within a day of ordering it
Published 4 months ago by Carolyn Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
If you love trad jazz you will love this - really brings back memories! Happy music reminds you of happy days!!
Published 6 months ago by Angela Rosemary Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars New To Amazon
I've just started to purchase through Amazon.
I can't believe how easy it is and how good the prices are.
No fuss, easy to follow instructions. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Brian Barnett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great jazz
reaally bought this for the Midnight in Moscow track but all the others are great too. Kenny Ball RIP this year. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr. C. I. Bolwell
4.0 out of 5 stars A trip down memory lane/
Bought this because loved listening to Midnight in Moscow from another CD whilst on long journeys. Don't normally like jazz, but driving down the motorway listening to this makes... Read more
Published 13 months ago by nutmeg
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Not much more to say about this other than it is FANTASTIC. Would recommend to it any trad fan. Have played it numerous times already.
Published 13 months ago by M. A. Whitehead
5.0 out of 5 stars Kenny Ball
This was bought for a friend who has just discovered Kenny Ball. If you are a fan of Trad Jazz this is a must for anyones collection
Published 13 months ago by B Halliday
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music.
This brings back all the good memories of my youth when Kenny Ball's music was a mainstay.

How good to hear these tracks again in all the CD quality. Read more
Published 14 months ago by johnboy
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best
For me,nothing is better than Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen. Excellent CD.
This one has many of the best on it.
Published 14 months ago by Bill
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