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Track Listing
CD1
1. MY HEART TELLS ME Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orch. With Eugenie Baird
2. THEY'RE EITHER TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD Jimmy Dorsey Orch. with Kitty Kallen
3. STAR EYES Jimmy Dorsey Orch. with Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen
4. SHOO-SHOO BABY Ella Mae Morse
5. SHOO-SHOO BABY Andrews Sisters
6. VICT'RY POLKA Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
7. THE DREAMER Kay Armen & The Balladiers
8. BOOGIE WOOGIE Tommy Dorsey & His Orch.
9. MY IDEAL Jimmy Dorsey Orch. with Bob Eberly
10. BESAME MUCHO Jimmy Dorsey Orch. with, Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen
11. MY SHINING HOUR Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orch. With Eugenie Baird
12. BLUE RAIN Glenn Miller & His Orch. with Ray Eberle
13. HOW SWEET YOU ARE Kay Armen
14. SPEAK LOW Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians with Billy Leach
15. CHERRY Harry James & His Orch.
16. NO LOVE, NO NOTHIN' Ella Mae Morse
17. DO NOTHIN' TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME Duke Ellington Orch.
18. I COULDN'T SLEEP A WINK LAST NIGHT Frank Sinatra
19. NO LOVE, NO NOTHIN' Johnny Long & His Orch. with Patti Dugan
20. HOLIDAY FOR STRINGS David Rose
21. MAIRZY DOATS Al Trace & His Orch. with Red Maddox
22. MAIRZY DOATS Merry Macs
23. DO NOTHIN' TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME Woody Herman & His Orch.
24. POINCIANA Bing Crosby

CD2
1. WHEN THEY ASK ABOUT YOU Jimmy Dorsey Orch. with Kitty Kallen
2. DO NOTHIN' TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME Stan Kenton & His Orch. With Red Dorris
3. I LOVE YOU Enric Madriguera & His Orch. With Bob Lido
4. MAIRZY DOATS The Pied Pipers
5. IT'S LOVE LOVE LOVE Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians with Skip Nelson & The Lombardo Trio
6. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Bing Crosby
7. COW-COW BOOGIE Ink Spots with Ella Fitzgerald
8. THE MUSIC STOPPED Woody Herman & His Orch.
9. I LOVE YOU Bing Crosby
10. I'LL GET BY Harry James & His Orch. With Dick Haymes
11. BESAME MUCHO Andy Russell with Al Sack & His Orch.
12. I LOVE YOU Jo Stafford
13. IT'S LOVE LOVE LOVE King Sisters
14. DON'T SWEETHEART ME Lawrence Welk & His Orch. With Wayne Marsh
15. LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest
16. LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY Jo Stafford
17. MILKMAN KEEP THOSE BOTTLES QUIET Ella Mae Morse
18. LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY Perry Como
19. I'LL GET BY Ink Spots
20. I'LL BE SEEING YOU Bing Crosby
21. I'LL BE SEEING YOU Tommy Dorsey & His Orch. With Frank Sinatra
22. AMOR Andy Russell
23. G.I. JIVE Louis Jordan
24. SWINGING ON A STAR Bing Crosby & Williams Brothers Quartet

CD3
1. STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT King Cole Trio
2. AMOR Bing Crosby
3. LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY Bing Crosby
4. GOODNIGHT, WHEREVER YOU ARE Russ Morgan
5. YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE Mills Brothers
6. MILKMAN KEEP THOSE BOTTLES QUIET Woody Herman Orch.
7. HIS ROCKING HORSE RAN AWAY Betty Hutton
8. AMOR Xavier Cugat & His Orch. With Carmen Castillo
9. TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE Helen Forrest
10. I'LL WALK ALONE Martha Tilton
11. STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT Andrews Sisters
12. I'LL WALK ALONE Dinah Shore
13. IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY Louis Jordan
14. TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE Johnny Long Orch. with Patti Dugan
15. IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
16. IT HAD TO BE YOU Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest
17. IT HAD TO BE YOU Betty Hutton
18. PRETTY KITTY BLUE EYES Merry Macs
19. HOW MANY HEARTS HAVE YOU BROKEN Three Suns
20. THERE'LL BE A HOT TIME IN THE TOWN OF BERLIN Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
21. TILL THEN Mills Brothers
22. IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU Jo Stafford
23. I'LL WALK ALONE Mary Martin

CD4
1. AND HER TEARS FLOWED LIKE WINE Stan Kenton & His Orch. with Anita O'Day
2. TOGETHER Dick Haymes & Helen Forrest
3. DANCE WITH A DOLLY Evelyn Knight
4. SMOKE ON THE WATER Red Foley
5. THE TROLLEY SONG The Pied Pipers
6. TOGETHER Guy Lombardo Orch. With Tony Craig
7. THE PATTY CAKE MAN Ella Mae Morse
8. TOO-RA-LOO-RA-LOO-RALAY Bing Crosby
9. HOW MANY HEARTS HAVE YOU BROKEN Stan Kenton & His Orch. with Gene Howard
10. IT HAD TO BE YOU Artie Shaw
11. DANCE WITH A DOLLY Russ Morgan & His Orch. with Al Jennings
12. I'M MAKING BELIEVE Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald
13. DON'T FENCE ME IN Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
14. THE TROLLEY SONG Judy Garland
15. INTO EACH LIFE SOME RAIN MUST FALL Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald
16. DANCE WITH A DOLLY Tony Pastor & His Orch.
17. WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby
18. I DREAM OF YOU Andy Russell
19. THERE GOES THAT SONG AGAIN Russ Morgan
20. WHITE CHRISTMAS Frank Sinatra
21. THE TROLLEY SONG Vaughn Monroe & His Orch. With Marilyn Duke
22. I DREAM OF YOU Tommy Dorsey & His Orch. With Freddie Stewart
23. THERE GOES THAT SONG AGAIN Sammy Kaye & His Orch.
Artist:
Various
Title:
America's Greatest Hits 1944 (4CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ACQCD7125
Format:
CD
Price £14.99
• We continue our popular and successful series devoted to the biggest chart records of each calendar year in the early chart era as we focus on 1944, the fourth full calendar year of the Billboard Best Sellers chart – the chart was launched in July 1940 – and the first year to feature a Most Played in Juke Boxes chart.

• This great value 94-track 4-CD set comprises every record which peaked in the Top 10 of either chart during the year, plus those which entered the Top 10 in the final weeks of the year. For reasons of space, it excludes those records were still in the chart at the start of the year, but which peaked in the Top 10 in 1943, and so are included in our existing 1943 collection.

• One feature of this year was that the American Federation of Musicians’ recording ban was still in force, and so there were a number of big hits which were performed a cappella, and it meant that the vocalists held sway, rather than the big bands of the swing era.

• It was a vintage year for Bing Crosby, who had 14 hits during the year, including seven No. 1s, and spent 36 weeks at the top of the Best Sellers chart. Others who featured at No.1 were The Andrews Sisters, Jimmy Dorsey, Mills Brothers, Dinah Shore, Louis Jordan, and the Ink Spots with Ella Fitzgerald, while there were also many highly collectable lesser-known records by some artists we don’t hear too much about these days.

• It makes for an intriguing and very entertaining musical snapshot of a year when WWII was reaching a crucial phase and the news from Europe brought an increasingly euphoric and sentimental wartime flavour to some of the music. It includes a 12,000+ word booklet with a commentary on every record as well as full discographical and chart information.
Reviews For America's Greatest Hits 1944 (4CD)
In Tune - Gerry Stonestreet
“What a feast of good music awaits the listener here, with a range of top big bands and their star vocalists prevailing in the main... This collection is a joy to listen to and another big plus is the bulging booklet, full of information including a commentary on each track and full discographical details. Acrobat are doing a great job with this series, gradually filling in the gaps between the years.”
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