2CD Set: GVC2031

BC: 827565057368


The Very Best Of Andy Williams 1956 - 1960
Walk Hand In Hand
Not Any More
Canadian Sunset
High Upon A Mountain
Baby Doll
Since I’ve Found My Baby
It Doesn’t Take Very Long
I Like Your Kind Of Love (with Peggy Powers)
Stop Teasin’ Me
Lips Of Wine
Straight From My Heart
Are You Sincere
Be Mine Tonight
Promise Me, Love
Your Hand, Your Heart, Your Love
Hawaiian Wedding Song
House Of Bamboo
Lonely Street
Summer Love
The Village Of St. Bernadette
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Wake Me When It’s Over
We Have A Date
Do You Mind?
You Don’t Want My Love (In The Summertime)
Don’t Go To Strangers
Some Enchanted Evening
If I Loved You
I Have Dreamed
People Will Say We’re In Love
Hello Young Lovers
Twilight Time
So Rare
Blueberry Hill
Love Letters In The Sand
It’s All In The Game
Blue Hawaii
My Happiness
Near You
To You, Sweetheart, Aloha
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
When Your Lover Has Gone
Gone With The Wind
Unchained Melody
Autumn Leaves
Willow Weep For Me
He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep
You’ll Never Walk Alone
The Three Bells
Climb Ev’ry Mountain
Sweet Morning
I Belive

Although now in his eighties, Andy Williams continues to perform and record regularly and he remains as popular today as at any point in his long, illustrious career. However, decades before he evolved into a Easy Listening/MOR icon, selling millions upon millions of albums, he was a successful mainstream Pop singer. He’d initially established himself via a run of hit singles for the Cadence label back in the 50s, with whom he scored an impressive fifteen US chart entries between 1956-60, during which period he honed and perfected the vocal style which would stand him in such good stead over the ensuing decades.

This compilation anthologises those early hits (CD1) and for good measure also includes the pick of his album tracks during this same period, drawn from a half-dozen fine LPs (CD2). Like many of his contemporaries, many of Andy’s early record successes were either covers or revivals - a scenario which reached its bizarre apogee in the Spring of 1957 with his cover of Charlie Gracie’s R&R classic ‘Butterfly’. Even more bizarrely, perhaps, Andy actually came out on top of his chart battle with Gracie, topping both the US and UK listings to win his first gold record. However, despite its extraordinary success, his R&R ‘career’ proved to be pretty short lived and it was soon ‘business as usual’...


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