Weekly Vinyl – Hits

2 Sep

USA Hit Parade 1, 2, 3, 4
Various
(1957)
uHP1 uHP2I got these four albums in Switzerland many moons ago. There is very little information on who performs these songs or the year. I had to hit the Internet to get any information.
Now that that’s over… to the music.
These are old hits. Most I’ve never heard. This is post World War Two music. And there are lots of them on these four disks. 64 in fact. It makes for quite dreary listening though. The quality of the recordings is excellent. The vinyl, the physical disks are the heavy, high-quality, vinyl that is prized by collectors and record aficionados. (Although the obscurity of these disks probably means they are all but priceless – in the negative connotation of that phrase.)
I guess the music on these disks could have formed the music background of the TV series Mad Men, but I never liked that series.
One might also not particularly like this style of music, but you have to admit that the quality of the music contained here is excellent. If you close your eyes while listening to this music you can just imagine that you yourself are sitting in the restaurant/bar of a Holiday Inn just off exit 29 in the early 1970s. Can you just see that red shag carpeting and the faux Chinese lanterns.
Priceless indeed.
uHP3 uHP4

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