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4.0 out of 5 stars Did the American Songbook end in the 50's?
All the oldies but goldies & a few obscure tracks thrown in for good measure.
Sinatra, Crosby, Davis, Armstrong, Day, Astair etc etc, they are all here.Most of the tracks never made it to the British charts, but will still be familiar to most listeners.
At 5.99 for 100 tracks, you can't really complain I suppose, but (forget everything before the 'but')...
Published on 9 Aug 2010 by Gandalf

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3.0 out of 5 stars oldies for the oldies!!
Not to bad for a cheap download, but a few of the songs are not the original artist recordings rating OK denotes satisfaction
Published 8 months ago by david lewell


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Did the American Songbook end in the 50's?, 9 Aug 2010
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All the oldies but goldies & a few obscure tracks thrown in for good measure.
Sinatra, Crosby, Davis, Armstrong, Day, Astair etc etc, they are all here.Most of the tracks never made it to the British charts, but will still be familiar to most listeners.
At 5.99 for 100 tracks, you can't really complain I suppose, but (forget everything before the 'but') 'Hernando's Hideaway' is credited to Doris Day, but there is another female voice too (+ male chorus) not credited on this track (that's soundtracks for you!), and I didn't know Shirley Bassey had honourary American citizenship (anybody told the Welsh?)
Having said that, if you're into schmaltz, nostalgia or time-warps, or want a present for Grandad, you could do a lot worse than this set.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great American songbook, 15 April 2011
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For those who remember the good old days when singers needed to have talent (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Sarah Vaughan et al) and lyricists had poetry in their soul (Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Mercer et al), this compilation is a must. Very reasonably priced for so much pleasure and nostalgia. There are one or two horrors, though, e.g. Doris Day (is it really her?) singing Hernando's Hideaway, and the appearance of Shirley Bassey (don't associate her with the greatest American songs). You must buy, 100 great songs at such a great price for 5 CDs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good oldies for an oldie., 5 Aug 2012
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My first concern was that being oldies, most of the tracks would make my i phone sound cheap. Hallelua - they are all fine and I rate the download as very good value for money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 29 April 2013
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Looking at the playlist I expected a lot more recognizable tracks. Thoroughly enjoy the playlist as it is, though.
Many tracks, although recognizable by title, don't seem to be the popular version.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Five CD's in this collection, 11 May 2013
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Nothing new here but it's great to remember the great old sounds from years gone by with out the gratering of the gramerphone needle takes you back one hundred songs at this price with songs you would not buy on there own this type of purchace helps to widen your CD collection
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great selection, 20 Mar 2013
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I'm very happy with the track list. It's good value for money compared to the other options available. This is my first purchase and I'm new to the amazon mp3 player. Having a great experience so far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC COLLECTION!!!, 2 Mar 2013
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Dag Guthe Johnsen "biba" (norway heggedal) - See all my reviews
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WHAT A COLLECTION,WHAT A BARGAIN!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY! I LOVE IT!!!!! ONE OF THE BEST COLLECTION IN THIS GENRE!

DAG JOHNSEN
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5.0 out of 5 stars Trip down memory lane, 30 Jan 2013
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This is a great compilation of classics, wonderful selection of both artists and tunes. A real pleasure to listen to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classics, 2 Jan 2013
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Mrs. Susan J. MacDonald "2BrassNuts" (Warrington, UK) - See all my reviews
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If you want to get all the classics in one go this is the CD (or set) for you. All original artists which is what you want and plenty to listen to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb classics collection, 28 Dec 2012
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Excellent value for money for anyone wanting a great collection of easy to listen to music from the the stars of a bygone era.
A super collection of well-known favourites.
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