Singles Collection 1950-62 [2 CDs]

Format: CD
Release Date: 6/26/2020
Label: Acrobat
$16.99
Availability: In Stock
Overview

Trumpeter and bandleader Ralph Marterie was born in Naples, Italy in 1914, his family emigrating and settling in Chicago when he was a child. He learnt trumpet and first played professionally at the age of 14. He first led a band while in the US Navy in WWII and then had his own orchestra working for ABC Radio, leading to a contract with Mercury. He played commercial, middle-of-the-road big band music, his repertoire ranging from lush pop ballads to Latin and swing-influenced material, readily embracing rock 'n' roll styles as the '50s progressed. His skill at understanding popular taste and willingness to tailor his music to what the broad swathe of middle America enjoyed listening to brought him a string of hits through the mid-1950s. This great-value 55-track 2-CD set comprises selected A & B sides for the Mercury label and for United Artists in the early 60s - he recorded prolifically, so this is very much a cherry-picked selection, which we hope gives an entertaining cross-section of his work. It features all his career chart entries, including most notably the 1954 Top 3 hit "Skokiaan" and his other Top 10 hits "Pretend" and "Caravan", not to mention his No. 13 cover version of Bill Haley's "Crazy Man Crazy". Ralph Marterie's music is tailor-made for lovers of quality orchestral music with a stylish pop flavour, and this collection offers substantial slice of it.

Tracks
1. I'll Never Smile Again
Length: 03:05
2. So Long
Length: 03:15
3. Castle Rock
Length: 02:32
4. September Song
Length: 03:10
5. Alice Blue Gown
Length: 02:24
6. Tenderly
Length: 03:10
7. Perdido
Length: 02:46
8. Autumn Leaves
Length: 03:04
9. Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Length: 03:01
10. In a Persian Market
Length: 02:54
11. Street Scene
Length: 03:17
12. Peanut Vendor
Length: 02:07
13. Running Slow
Length: 02:31
14. Pretend
Length: 02:36
15. After Midnight
Length: 02:35
16. While We Dream
Length: 02:39
17. Caravan
Length: 02:47
18. Crazy, Man, Crazy
Length: 02:54
19. Go Away
Length: 02:10
20. The Moon Is Blue
Length: 02:18
21. Warsaw Concerto
Length: 02:56
22. The Creep
Length: 02:18
23. Love Theme From "The Glenn Miller Story"
Length: 02:57
24. Dry Marterie
Length: 02:47
25. Bumble Boogie
Length: 03:06
26. Skokian
Length: 02:48
27. Crazy 'Bout Lollipop
Length: 02:48
28. Kiss, Crazy Baby
Length: 02:30
29. A Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
Length: 02:34
30. Blue Mirage
Length: 02:56
31. Chicken Boogie
Length: 02:40
32. Ciribiri Mambo
Length: 02:40
33. One Fine Day (Un Bel Di Vedrema)
Length: 02:17
34. Maybelline
Length: 02:00
35. Dry Marterie with an Olive
Length: 02:24
36. John and Julie
Length: 02:32
37. Misirlou
Length: 02:41
38. Theme From "Picnic"
Length: 03:08
39. Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Length: 02:35
40. Guaglione (Little Boy)
Length: 02:26
41. Tricky
Length: 02:35
42. Travel at Your Own Risk
Length: 02:15
43. Bop a Doo - Bop a Doo
Length: 02:01
44. Shish-Kebab
Length: 02:31
45. Hesitation Hop
Length: 01:49
46. College Man
Length: 02:34
47. Night Stroll
Length: 01:52
48. Compulsion
Length: 02:10
49. Wampum
Length: 02:26
50. Thin Man
Length: 01:49
51. Trumpet Soliliquy
Length: 02:52
52. Diga Diga Doo
Length: 02:19
53. Moonlight Becomes You
Length: 02:47
54. Bacardi
Length: 02:35
55. Lili Marleen
Length: 03:18
Album Details
Disc Count: 2
Total Length: 144:11
UPC: 824046333829