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Track Listing
CD1
1. My Last Goodbye Dick Jurgens Orch. (Okeh 4874) 1939
2. Rainbow Valley Dick Jurgens Orch. (Vocalion 4678) 1939
3. It's A Hundred To One Dick Jurgens Orch. (Vocalion 5063) 1939
4. Bluebirds In The Moonlight Dick Jurgens Orch. (Vocalion 5181) 1940
5. Careless Dick Jurgens Orch. (Vocalion 5235) 1940
6. In An Old Dutch Garden Dick Jurgens Orch. (Vocalion 5263) 1940
7. Star Dust (Columbia 35771) 1940
8. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Columbia 35915) 1940
9. Exactly Like You (Columbia 35915) 1940
10. To Each His Own (Majestic 1070) 1946
11. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons (Majestic 1071) 1946
12. My Best To You (Majestic 1074) 1946
13. The Rickety Rickshaw Man (Majestic 1078) 1946
14. The Girl That I Marry (Majestic 1083) 1947
15. Heartaches (Majestic 1111) 1947
16. My Adobe Hacienda (Majestic 1117) 1947
17. I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder (Majestic 1124) 1947
18. Ragtime Cowboy Joe (Majestic 1155) 1947
19. An Apple Blossom Wedding (Majestic 1156) 1947
20. Blue Tail Fly (Majestic 1156) 1947
21. Kate (Have I Come Too Early, Too Late) (Majestic 1160) 1947
22. Now Is The Hour (Maori Farewell Song) (Majestic 1191) 1948
23. Just Because (Majestic 1231) 1948
24. Put 'Em In A Box, Tie 'Em With A Ribbon (And Throw 'Em In The Deep Blue Sea) (Majestic 1252) 1948
25. Dainty Brenda Lee (Mercury 5208) 1948

CD2
1. (I'd Love To Get You) On A Slow Boat To China (Mercury 5210) 1948
2. Candy Kisses (Mercury 5272) 1949
3. Room Full Of Roses (Mercury 5296) 1949
4. Yes, Yes, In Your Eyes (Mercury 5296) 1949
5. Maybe It's Because (Mercury 5314) 1949
6. Tell Me Why (Mercury 5314) 1949
7. Half A Heart Is All You Left Me (When You Broke My Heart In Two) (Mercury 5349) 1950
8. Rag Mop (Mercury 5371) 1950
9. American Beauty Rose (Mercury 5433) 1950
10. To Think You've Chosen Me (Mercury 5517) 1950
11. The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart) (Mercury 5517) 1950
12. A Penny A Kiss - A Penny A Hug (Mercury 5567) 1951
13. The Strange Little Girl (Mercury 5630) 1951
14. What Will I Tell My Heart (Mercury 5630) 1951
15. (A Woman Is A) Deadly Weapon (Mercury 5676) 1951
16. (It's No) Sin (Mercury 5711) 1951
17. Stolen Love (Mercury 5771) 1952
18. Wishin' (Mercury 5784) 1952
19. Be Anything (But Be Mine) (Mercury 5815) 1952
20. Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart (Mercury 5871) 1952
21. Old Fashioned Love (Circle Clp29) 1952
22. I Don't Want To Take A Chance (Mercury 5871) 1952
23. Mademoiselle (Mercury 5898) 1952
24. It's Worth Any Price You Pay (Mercury 70015) 1952
25. Gomen Nasai (Forgive Me) (Mercury 70107) 1953
26. Melancholy Me (Mercury 70304) 1954
27. The Teen-Ager's Waltz (Mercury 70700) 1955
Artist:
Eddy Howard
Title:
The Eddy Howard Collection 1939-55 (2CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3214
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• Eddy Howard, although not necessarily a household name these days, was a hugely popular and successful singer and bandleader during the 1940s and early ‘50s, racking up more than 40 Billboard pop chart hits from 1946 to 1955, having already had half-a-dozen hits as vocalist with Dick Jurgen’s Orchestra during the war years.

• As a singer, he was a classic crooner, competing for chart honours with the likes of Dick Haymes, and he scored two landmark No. 1s with the ballads “To Each His Own” in 1946 and “It’s No Sin” in 1951.

• They are naturally included in the great-value 52-track collection, which selects recordings from his Vocalion sessions with Dick Jurgens and his solo singles for the Majestic and Mercury labels through into the ‘50s, as well as some classy jazz titles for Columbia where he records with Teddy Wilson, Charlie Christian, Benny Morton and Bud Freeman among others.

• It is packed full of hits, featuring just about every one of his chart entries, including with more than twenty Top 10 successes.

• It’s a worthy tribute to an artist who has not received the recognition that his success during that era merited, and is a must for lovers of the style that characterised what many regard as the golden era of popular music.
Reviews For The Eddy Howard Collection 1939-55 (2CD)
Audiophile Man - Paul Rigby
A worthy and intriguing collection from a wrongly ignored crooner of times gone by.