The Fifties - Complete

The Fifties - Complete

by Pat Boone

CD(12 Includes Compact Disk / Includes Book)

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This 12-CD box set containing 347 songs -- Pat Boone's entire 1950s recorded output, including over 80 previously unissued tracks -- deserves an honest, open-minded, and thorough examination. Listeners may like or dislike Pat Boone's early R&B hits -- "Two Hearts," "Ain't That a Shame," "Tutti Frutti," etc. -- but it is important to remember that those songs comprise but a very small part of his 1950s recorded output and demonstrate one side only of his amazing versatility. Certainly on any voluminous, comprehensive collection, not all the tracks are going to be gems, and this anthology contains a few that don't shine so brightly. However, the vast majority of material here has so very much to recommend it. "Exquisite" and "impeccable" are adjectives that do not exaggerate Boone's unaffected, natural, and totally wholehearted way with a song. Whether it's "Stardust," "Begin the Beguine," "Cheek to Cheek," "Yes Indeed," "St. Louis Blues," "More Than You Know" -- these and countless others are all done to perfection. The accolades that came Pat Boone's way during the '50s included critical acclaim and raves from Sinatra, Crosby, Como, and many other contemporaries and critics alike. In an August 1957 interview with Red Robinson in Vancouver, BC, Elvis Presley said of Pat Boone, "the finest voice in music today." That all by itself says a lot. This box set has the potential of opening a lot of new eyes and maybe some closed eyes as well.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/03/1997
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127158840
catalogNumber: 15884
Rank: 108576


Disc 1

  1. Until You Tell Me So
  2. I'll Never Be Free My Heart Belongs To You
  3. Remember to Be Mine
  4. A Halfway Chance
  5. I Need Someone
  6. Loving You Madly
  7. Two Hearts
  8. Tra La La
  9. Ain't That a Shame
  10. Angel Eyes
  11. Tennessee Saturday Night
  12. Take the Time
  13. Now I Know
  14. No Arms Can Ever Hold You (No Other Arms)
  15. Rich in Love
  16. You're Gonna Be Sorry
  17. At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)
  18. Gee Whittakers
  19. Tutti Frutti
  20. I'll Be Home
  21. Hoboken Baby
  22. Just as Long as I'm with You
  23. I Almost Lost My Mind
  24. Long Tall Sally
  25. Am I Seeing Angels
  26. Bingo
  27. Money Honey
  28. Treasure of Love
  29. I'm in Love with You
  30. Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)
  31. King for a Day
  32. When You Help a Friend in Need

Disc 2

  1. All I Do Is Dream of You
  2. Ev'ry Little Thing
  3. Would You Like to Take a Walk?
  4. Chains of Love
  5. Harbor Lights
  6. Sunday
  7. Hummin' the Blues
  8. I'm Waiting Just for You
  9. Beg Your Pardon
  10. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
  11. With You
  12. Forgive Me
  13. Begin the Beguine
  14. The Mocking Bird in the Willow Tree
  15. Indiana Holiday
  16. Coax Me a Little
  17. Marry Me! Marry Me!
  18. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
  19. Scattered Toys
  20. Old Fashioned Christmas
  21. Why Did I Choose You?
  22. Honey Hush
  23. Tomorrow Night
  24. Rock Me Baby
  25. Anastasia
  26. The Poem
  27. Gold
  28. Don't Forbid Me
  29. Flip Flop and Fly
  30. Pledging My Love

Disc 3

  1. Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
  2. Shake a Hand
  3. Please Send Me Someone to Love
  4. I'm in Love Again
  5. Rock Around the Clock
  6. Shot Gun Boogie
  7. Five, Ten, Fifteen Hours
  8. It's Too Soon to Know
  9. Love Letters in the Sand
  10. The Fat Man
  11. When I Wright My Song
  12. Great Googa Mooga
  13. It's Too Soon to Know
  14. Love Letters in the Sand
  15. Why Baby Why
  16. Peace in the Valley
  17. He'll Understand and Say Well Done
  18. Technique
  19. Love Letters in the Sand
  20. Bernadine
  21. Talking to Myself About You
  22. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
  23. Steal Away
  24. Louella
  25. Without My Love
  26. Louella
  27. There's a Gold Mine in the Sky
  28. Sweet Hour of Prayer
  29. The Old Rugged Cross
  30. In the Garden
  31. Now the Day Is Over

Disc 4

  1. Beyond the Sunset
  2. It Is No Secret
  3. My God Is Real
  4. Softly and Tenderly
  5. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  6. Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  7. Yield Not to Temptation
  8. Whispering Hope
  9. There's a Gold Mine in the Sky
  10. Cathedral in the Pines
  11. From a Jack to a King
  12. Remember You're Mine
  13. How Deep Is the Ocean?
  14. A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody
  15. Say It Isn't So
  16. Cheek to Cheek
  17. Always
  18. They Say It's Wonderful
  19. All Alone
  20. What'll I Do?
  21. All by Myself
  22. Remember
  23. Soft Lights and Sweet Music
  24. Be Careful, It's My Heart
  25. The Girl That I Marry
  26. Say It with Music
  27. Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)
  28. Clover in the Meadow
  29. April Love
  30. When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano

Disc 5

  1. A Wonderful Time Up There
  2. Terry
  3. Great Googa Mooga
  4. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  5. Jingle Bells
  6. White Christmas
  7. Silent Night
  8. April Love
  9. Give Me a Gentle Girl
  10. Clover in the Meadow
  11. April Love
  12. A Wonderful Time Up There
  13. It's Too Soon to Know
  14. In My Little Red Book
  15. I've Got You on My Mind
  16. Sugar Moon
  17. Call It Stormy Monday
  18. Keep Your Heart
  19. Cherie, I Love You
  20. Peace on Earth
  21. Have Faith
  22. If Dreams Come True
  23. Baby Has Gone Bye Bye
  24. If Dreams Come True
  25. That's How Much I Love You
  26. If Dreams Come True
  27. That's How Much I Love You

Disc 6

  1. September Song
  2. Ebb Tide
  3. I'll Walk Alone
  4. To Each His Own
  5. Autumn Leaves
  6. Anniversary Song
  7. Stardust
  8. Cold, Cold Heart
  9. Solitude
  10. Deep Purple
  11. Stardust
  12. Blueberry Hill
  13. St. Louis Blues
  14. Heartaches
  15. Little White Lies
  16. Her Hand in Mine
  17. He
  18. I Believe
  19. Ave Marie
  20. The Lord's Prayer
  21. They Can't Take That Away from Me
  22. Yes, Indeed!
  23. Don't Worry 'bout Me
  24. Lazy River
  25. Lonesome Road
  26. American Beauty Rose
  27. Yes, Indeed!

Disc 7

  1. Sweet Sue, Just You
  2. It's a Pity to Say Goodnight
  3. Sweet Georgia Brown
  4. Gone Fishin'
  5. My Baby Just Cares for Me
  6. I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
  7. Robins and Roses
  8. I've Heard That Song Before
  9. Frenesi
  10. Sweet Georgia Brown
  11. Two Little Kisses
  12. Gee, But It's Lonely
  13. For My Good Fortune
  14. Gee, But It's Lonely
  15. Wait for Me Mary
  16. Havin' Fun Spo Dee-O-Dee
  17. I'll Remember Tonight
  18. Mardi Gras March
  19. Mardi Gras March
  20. Bourbon Street Blues
  21. A Fiddle, A Rifle, An Ax and a Bible
  22. Bigger Than Texas
  23. Loyalty
  24. Loyalty
  25. Yes, Indeed!
  26. For My Good Fortune

Disc 8

  1. Jingle Bells
  2. Here Comes Santa Claus
  3. My Happiness
  4. Now Is the Hour
  5. You Can't Be True, Dear
  6. Side by Side
  7. Midnight
  8. Silver Bells
  9. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  10. It Came upon a Midnight Clear
  11. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  12. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  13. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  14. Adeste Fideles
  15. Joy to the World
  16. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  17. The First Noel
  18. Wait for Me Mary
  19. Bewildered
  20. Good Rockin' Tonight
  21. How Soon
  22. With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair
  23. Shake a Hand
  24. Money Honey
  25. 'tis Sweet to Be Remembered
  26. Rock Boll Weevil
  27. The Brightest Wishing Star
  28. Beulah
  29. Rock Boll Weevil

Disc 9

  1. Anytime
  2. True Love
  3. I'm in the Mood for Love
  4. Fascination
  5. Secret Love
  6. How Soon
  7. Because of You
  8. Maybe You'll Be There
  9. Tenderly
  10. You Belong to Me
  11. Why Don't You Believe Me?
  12. The Nearness of You
  13. More Than You Know
  14. You're My Girl
  15. You Just Can't Plan Those Things
  16. Goodnight Sleep Tight
  17. Do I Worry?
  18. Wang Dang Taffy-Apple Tango (Mambo Cha Cha Cha)
  19. Bewildered
  20. For a Penny
  21. Alone
  22. Walking the Floor over You
  23. Oh What a Feeling
  24. Last Night Was the End of the World
  25. Drifting and Dreaming
  26. Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  27. Beside Me
  28. I'll Never Be Free
  29. Sentimental Me

Disc 10

  1. Let the Rest of the World Go By
  2. Melody of Love
  3. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  4. Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)
  5. Twixt, Twelve and Twenty
  6. All at Once
  7. The Brightest Wishing Star
  8. Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me Test
  9. It's a Sin
  10. Didn't It Rain
  11. No Middle Ground
  12. Remember Me (I'm the One Who Loves You)
  13. Fool's Hall of Fame
  14. This Girl Is Mine
  15. I've Got a Dream on My Mind
  16. God Be With You (Till We Meet Again)
  17. Take the Name of Jesus With You
  18. I Love to Tell a Story
  19. Blessed Assurance
  20. Saviour Like a Shepherd Lead Us
  21. He Leadeth Me
  22. God Will Take Care of Thee
  23. I'll Be Home for Christmas
  24. White Christmas
  25. Joy to the World
  26. Silent Night
  27. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  28. It Came upon a Midnight Clear
  29. The First Noel
  30. Adeste Fideles

Disc 11

  1. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  2. O Holy Night
  3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  5. Santa's Comin' in a Whirly Bird
  6. That's All
  7. I Want to Be There
  8. To the Center of the Earth
  9. Many Dreams Ago
  10. Wait for Me Mary
  11. The Faithful Heart
  12. Boone's Rock and Roll
  13. Too Marvelous for Words
  14. My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
  15. Twice as Tall
  16. Come Spring
  17. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  18. I Am Thine, O Lord
  19. Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
  20. Nearer My God to Thee
  21. Rock of Ages
  22. Loving You Madly
  23. Money Honey
  24. Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)
  25. Ev'ry Little Thing
  26. Love Letters in the Sand
  27. Pledging My Love
  28. I'm Waiting Just for You
  29. Walking the Floor over You

Disc 12

  1. Love Letters in the Sand
  2. Beyond the Sunset
  3. Louella
  4. Baby Has Gone Bye Bye
  5. St. Louis Blues
  6. Two Little Kisses
  7. For My Good Fortune
  8. Bigger Than Texas
  9. Wait for Me Mary
  10. How Soon
  11. It's a Sin
  12. Didn't It Rain
  13. I Almost Lost My Mind
  14. Don't Forbid Me
  15. Love Letters in the Sand
  16. Why Baby Why
  17. Bernadine
  18. There's a Gold Mine in the Sky
  19. I'm in Love with You
  20. Chains of Love
  21. Remember You're Mine
  22. Anastasia
  23. I'm Waiting Just for You
  24. Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)
  25. A Wonderful Time up There
  26. It's Too Soon to Know
  27. That's How Much I Love You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Boone   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Allen   Vocals
Shirley Jones   Vocals
Dave Pell   Saxophone
Irving Ashby   Guitar
Babe Russin   Saxophone
Justin Gordon   Saxophone
Jack Marshall   Guitar,Conductor
Tony Rizzi   Guitar
Billy Vaughn   Conductor,Leader,Saxophone,Bells,Hand Clapping
Bob Bain   Guitar
George Greeley   Conductor
Felix Slatkin   Violin
Si Zentner   Trombone
Philip Goldberg   Violin
Victor Arno   Violin
Frank Beach   Trumpet
Benny Carter   Saxophone
Cy Bernard   Cello
Nick Bonney   Guitar
Roland Bundock   Bass
Larry Bunker   Xylophone,Bells
Gene Cipriano   Saxophone
Mahlon Clark   Saxophone
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Marshal Cram   Trombone
John DeVoogdt   Violin
Harold Dicterow   Violin
Don Fagerquist   Trumpet
Lew Douglas   Conductor
Virgil Evans   Trumpet
Nick Fatool   Drums
Elliott Fisher   Violin
David Frisina   Violin
James Getzoff   Violin
Benny Gill   Violin
Jewell L. Grant   Saxophone
Roy Harte   Drums
Milt Holland   Drums,Vibes
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Ernie Hughes   Piano
John Johnson   Saxophone
Irv Kluger   Drums,Timpani
Raphael Kramer   Cello
Ray Kramer   Cello
Carl LaMagna   Violin
Mort Lindsey   Conductor
Dan Lube   Violin
Alfred Lustgarten   Violin
Edgar Lustgarten   Cello
Ann Mason   Harp
Bernie Mattinson   Vibes
Murray McEachern   Trombone
Hubert Myers   Saxophone,Vocals
Alexander Neiman   Violin
Lionel Newman   Conductor
Gareth "Garry" Nuttycombe   Viola
Wilbert Nuttycombe   Violin
Earl Palmer   Drums
William Pitman   Guitar
Lou Raderman   Violin
Uan Rasey   Trumpet
Allan Reuss   Guitar
George Roberts   Trombone
Paul Robyn   Viola
Milt Rogers   Piano,Conductor,Leader,Hand Clapping
Nathan Ross   Violin
John Rotella   Saxophone
Mischa Russell   Violin
Wilbur Schwartz   Saxophone
Harry Beasley Smith   Conductor
Marshall Sosson   Violin
Albert Steinberg   Violin
David Sterkin   Viola
Ann Mason Stockton   Harp
Alvin Stoller   Drums
Robert Sushel   Violin
Paul Tanner   Trombone
Herb Taylor   Trombone
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Darrel Terwilliger   Violin
Lloyd Ulyate   Trombone
Gerald Vinci   Violin
Vincent DeRosa   Horn
Alex Beller   Violin
Larry Breen   Bass,Hand Clapping
Eleanor Slatkin   Cello
Anthony Terran   Trumpet
Victor Bay   Violin
Joseph R. Gibbons   Guitar
Stanley Harris   Viola
Irving Lipschultz   Cello
Richard L. Noel   Trombone
James Rowles   Piano
Eudice Shapiro   Violin
Clarence Sherok   Trumpet
Spinoza Paeff   Viola
Nick Pisani   Violin
Frank Leithner   Organ,Piano
William Miller   Violin
Milton Norman   Hand Clapping
Joe Quadri   Violin
Joe Stepansky   Violin
Abraham Weiss   Violin
Paul Horn Quintet   Saxophone
Ray Linn & the Chicago Stompers   Trumpet
Charles Blackwell   Drums
Joe Kretcher   Saxophone
Manuel Compinsky   Violin
Sgt. Chuck Gentry   Clarinet
Victor Gottlieb   Cello
Julian C. Matlock   Saxophone
Louis Singer   Xylophone
Beasley Sith   Conductor
Ryland Weston   Clarinet,Saxophone
Gerald Dolin   Piano
Milton Bernard   Trombone
Robert Fowler   Trumpet
Paul Smith   Piano
Nicholas "Nick" Posani   Violin
Joseph G. Wuardri   Violin
Robert Bain   Guitar
Joseph Krechter   Saxophone
Walter P. "Pete" Candoli   Trumpet
John Peter DeVoogt   Violin
Joseph G. Joe Comfort   Bass
Francis L. "Joe" Howard   Trombone
Foley Sisters   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Robert V. "Bobby" Hammack   Piano
Kathrin Thomson   Harp
Richard C. Shanahan   Drums,Hand Clapping
Milton G. Bernhart   Trombone
Shirley Boone   Vocals
Edwin Cole   Organ
John DiMaio   Trombone
Harold Hugh Ehrmann   Saxophone
Sidney Fagatt   Violin
Jacques Ray   Violin
Rosalie J. Randall   Harp
Robert E. Pring   Trombone
Edward V. Grady   Hand Clapping
John J. Grass   French Horn
Rene Joseph Hall   Guitar
Ralph N. Harden   Trumpet
Bernard Kessel   Guitar
Irving Kluger   Drums,Timpani
Julian "Matty" Matlock   Saxophone
Paul T. Smith   Piano
William Hinshaw   French Horn

Technical Credits

Big Joe Turner   Composer
Adolphe Adam   Composer
Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Contributor
Debby Boone   Contributor
Debbie Reynolds   Contributor
Andy Williams   Contributor
Pat Boone   Illustrations
Dick Clark   Contributor
Connie Francis   Contributor
Alan Freed   Contributor
Little Richard   Contributor
Cliff Richard   Contributor
George Shearing   Contributor
Jerry Fielding   Arranger
Jack Marshall   Arranger
Mitch Miller   Contributor
John Moore   Composer
Billy Vaughn   Arranger
McGuire Sisters   Contributor
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Fabian   Contributor
Gisele MacKenzie   Contributor
Pee Wee King   Composer
Georgia Gibbs   Contributor
George Gobel   Contributor
Arthur Godfrey   Contributor
Buck Ram   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
George Greeley   Arranger
Dwight D. Eisenhower   Contributor
Jimmie F. Rodgers   Contributor
Franz Gruber   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Lew Douglas   Arranger
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Colin Escott   Illustrations
Sammy Fain   Composer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Will J. Harris   Composer
Hoyt Hawkins   Contributor
Bob Jones   Engineer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Tape Comparison
Gordon Kennedy   Composer
Charles F. Kenny   Composer
Walter Kent   Composer
Mort Lindsey   Arranger,Choir Arrangement
Johnny Marks   Composer
Neal Matthews   Contributor
Sticks McGhee   Composer
Shirley McLaine   Contributor
Lionel Newman   Arranger
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
Milt Rogers   Arranger,Choir Arrangement
Nat Shilkret   Composer
Stillman   Composer
Gordon Stoker   Contributor
James Van Heusen   Composer
Isaac Watts   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer,Contributor
Randy Wood   Producer
Victor Young   Composer
Alfred Newman   Contributor,Adaptation,Musical Adaptation
Philip Bliss   Composer
Joseph F. Laredo   Liner Notes,Biographical Information
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Joe Shapiro   Composer
Lowell Mason   Composer
Charles Wesley   Composer
Harry Van Walls   Composer
Ewart Abner   Composer
Tab Hunter   Contributor
Wink Martindale   Contributor
Richard Penniman   Composer
Ray C. Walker   Contributor
Pat Boone Family   Contributor
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork,Art Direction
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Adam Komorowski   Illustrations
Susan Chang   Contributor
Richard Storrs Willis   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Egbert VanAlstyne   Composer
Herbert "Happy" Lawson   Composer
William Sandys   Composer
Eriwn Schmidt   Composer
Joseph Scriven   Composer
Hugh Williams   Composer
Phillips Brooks   Composer
Charles C. Converse   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Arthur Rowe   Illustrations
Bill Beasley   Producer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
George W. Meyer   Composer
Charles E. Calhoun   Composer
Horatio Palmer   Composer
Gereon Zimmermann   Producer
Eddie Fisher   Contributor
Cyril Mockridge   Adaptation
Nick Kenny   Composer
J.G. Hall   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer
Randy Aronson   Tape Research
Matt Tunia   Tape Research
Jack Spina   Engineer
Archie Boone   Contributor
Cheryl Boone   Contributor
Judy Boone   Contributor
Laurie Boone   Contributor
Linda Boone   Contributor
Margaret Boone   Contributor
Tonie Rockstraw   Contributor
Laura Foley   Contributor
Laura Stockton Fox   Contributor
Juliet Prowse   Contributor
Louella Parsons   Contributor
James McHugh   Contributor
J. Keirn Brennan   Composer
Lillian Rosedale Goodman   Composer
Adelaide A. Pollard   Composer
Jeremiah Rankin   Composer
William Tomer   Composer
George C. Stebbins   Composer
Lewis Redner   Composer
Jim Morehead   Composer
James Pierpont   Composer
E. H. Sears   Composer

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