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Track Listing
CD1
1. MONA LISA Don Cherry with Victor Young & His Orch. (1950)
2. THIRD MAN THEME Don Cherry with Victor Young & His Orch. (1950)
3. JUST SAY I LOVE HER Don Cherry with Artie Shaw And His Orch. (1950)
4. HERE IN MY ARMS Don Cherry With Chorus & Orch. Directed by Dave Terry (1950)
5. THINKING OF YOU Don Cherry With Chorus & Orch. Directed by Dave Terry (1950)
6. IT MAY BE ON SUNDAY Don Cherry & Eileen Wilson (1950)
7. I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Don Cherry & Eileen Wilson (1950)
8. DON'T WORRY 'BOUT ME Don Cherry with Artie Shaw And His Orch. (1950)
9. I CAN'T SEEM TO LAUGH ANYMORE Don Cherry (1950)
10. WHEN YOU RETURN Don Cherry With Chorus & Orch. Directed by Sy Oliver (1951)
11. THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD Don Cherry With Chorus & Orch. Directed by Sy Oliver (1951)
12. BEAUTIFUL MADNESS Don Cherry with Artie Shaw And His Orch. (1951)
13. CHAPEL OF THE ROSES Don Cherry with Artie Shaw And His Orch. (1951)
14. BRING BACK THE THRILL Don Cherry With Chorus & Orch. Directed by Dave Terry (1951)
15. I APOLOGIZE Don Cherry With Chorus & Orch. Directed by Dave Terry (1951)
16. DON'T LEAVE ME NOW Don Cherry With Chorus & Orch. Directed by Dave Terry (1951)
17. DON'T CRY Don Cherry With Chorus & Orch. Directed by Dave Terry (1951)
18. VANITY Don Cherry With Quintet & Orch. Directed by Sy Oliver (1951)
19. POWDER BLUE Don Cherry With Quintet & Orch. Directed by Sy Oliver (1951)
20. CARA CARA BELLA BELLA Don Cherry And Sonny Burke & His Orch. (1951)
21. BELLE, BELLE, MY LIBERTY BELL Don Cherry And Sonny Burke & His Orch. (1951)
22. MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE (I LOVE YOU TOO MUCH) Don Cherry With Music by Camarata (1951)
23. WHILE WE'RE YOUNG Don Cherry With Music by Camarata (1951)

CD2
1. I WILL NEVER CHANGE Don Cherry With Music by Camarata (1951)
2. I CAN'T HELP IT (IF I'M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU) Don Cherry (1951)
3. TAKE ME BACK Don Cherry With Chorus & Orch. Directed by Sy Oliver (1952)
4. SENTIMENTAL TEARS Don Cherry With The Ray Charles Singers & Orch. Directed by Sy Oliver (1952)
5. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE I GO Don Cherry With The Ray Charles Singers & Orch. Directed by Sy Oliver (1952)
6. WONDER Don Cherry (1952)
7. MY MOTHER'S PEARLS Don Cherry (1952)
8. IT'S BEEN SO LONG, DARLING Don Cherry (1952)
9. SILVER DEW ON THE BLUE GRASS TONIGHT Don Cherry (1952)
10. I DON'T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE Don Cherry With The Ray Charles Singers & Orch. Directed by Sy Oliver (1952)
11. (I WANT MY KISSES) FROM YOUR LIPS ONLY Don Cherry (1952)
12. HOW LONG Don Cherry With Orch. Directed by Ray Arthur (1952)
13. THE SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT Don Cherry With Orch. Directed by Ray Arthur (1952)
14. CHANGEABLE Don Cherry and Grady Martin & The Slew Foot Five (1953)
15. ALL BY MYSELF Don Cherry and Grady Martin & The Slew Foot Five (1953)
16. I GOT TO PASS YOUR HOUSE TO GET TO MY HOUSE Don Cherry with Artie Shaw And His Orch. With Chorus & Orch. Directed by Sy Oliver (1953)
17. LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED Don Cherry With The Ray Charles Singers & Orch. Directed by Jack Pleis (1953)
18. TILL THE MOON TURNS GREEN Don Cherry With The Ray Charles Singers & Orch. Directed by Jack Pleis (1953)
19. TOO LONG Don Cherry With Music by Camarata (1953)
20. I'M THROUGH WITH LOVE Don Cherry With Music by Camarata (1953)
21. I'M JUST A COUNTRY BOY Don Cherry With Gordon Jenkins & His Orch. And Chorus (1954)
22. WHERE CAN YOU BE Don Cherry With Gordon Jenkins & His Orch. And Chorus (1954)
23. HOME AGAIN Don Cherry With Gordon Jenkins & His Orch. And Chorus (1955)
24. SIP OF MOONLIGHT Don Cherry With Gordon Jenkins & His Orch. And Chorus (1955)
25. TELL IT TO ME AGAIN Don Cherry With Percy Faith & His Orch. (1955)

CD3
1. WHAT AM I TRYING TO FORGET! Don Cherry With Norman Leyden & His Orch. (1955)
2. BAND OF GOLD Don Cherry With Ray Conniff & His Orch. (1955)
3. RUMBLE BOOGIE Don Cherry With Ray Conniff & His Orch. (1955)
4. THE THRILL IS GONE Don Cherry With Chorus & Orch.l Accompaniment Directed by Sy Oliver (1956)
5. WANTED, SOMEONE TO LOVE ME Don Cherry & Eileen Wilson (1956)
6. WILD CHERRY Don Cherry With Ray Conniff & His Orch. & Chorus (1956)
7. I'M STILL A KING TO YOU Don Cherry With Ray Conniff & His Orch. & Chorus (1956)
8. GHOST TOWN Don Cherry With Ray Conniff & His Orch. & Chorus (1956)
9. I'LL BE AROUND Don Cherry With Ray Conniff & His Orch. & Chorus (1956)
10. NAMELY YOU Don Cherry With David Terry & His Orch. & Chorus (1956)
11. THE STORY OF SHERRY (DIA PRASINA MATIA) Don Cherry With David Terry (1956)
12. GIVE ME MORE (DONNEZ MOI TOUT CA) Don Cherry With Ray Conniff (1956)
13. THE LAST DANCE Don Cherry With Percy Faith (1957)
Artist:
Don Cherry
Title:
The Don Cherry Singles Collection 1950-59
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ACTRCD9078
Format:
CD
Price £11.99
• Don Cherry was one of the relatively few big band vocalists of the late ‘40s who not only built a successful career as a solo performer through the era of traditional middle-of-the-road popular music during the early ‘50s but made the successful transition to have hits in the years after rock ‘n’ roll had transformed the pop landscape.

• He also found time to enjoy a parallel career as a top class amateur golfer and was in contention to win the 1960 US Open.

• This great-value 75-track 3-CD set comprises a significant proportion of his A and B sides for Decca and Columbia from across the first and most successful decade of his career, from his recording debut with the Victor Young Orchestra in 1950 through to the end of the 1950s, by which time he had had made his final appearance in the pop Hot 100.

• It includes his Top 5 hits “Thinking Of You” and “Band Of Gold” along with all his other chart entries from this era.

• It features performances with the orchestras of Victor Young, Artie Shaw, Camarata, Gordon Jenkins, Percy Faith, Norman Leyden and Ray Conniff, and it offers not only a fascinating insight into the development of his style through a dynamic decade in popular music but also an enjoyable showcase for his versatile but distinctive vocal talent.
Reviews For The Don Cherry Singles Collection 1950-59
In Tune (Issue 327) – Gerry Stonestreet
“Another excellent collection from Acrobat consisting of 75 tracks over three CDs. The collection is excellently presented with a full discography, emphasising again just what a fine job Acrobat is doing with collections like this.”