America's Number Ones of the 40s (6-CD)
by Various Artists

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  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Released: February 8, 2019
  • Originally Released: 2019
  • Label: Acrobat

Description by OLDIES.com:

The 1940s was one of the most momentous decades in modern world history, seeing the transition from disastrous international conflict to peace, with the establishment of the United Nations, as well as an emergence from post-war austerity to a promise of greater prosperity at the same time that the Cold War was a looming threat. It also saw many changes in the music landscape as swing and bug bands became uneconomic and solo singers - the crooners and divas of what came to be known as the golden age of popular music - became the big stars of the day. The Billboard record sales chart was launched in July 1940, bringing a new authenticity to the tabulation of the biggest-selling records, and this great value 128-track 6-CD collection comprises every No. 1 during the decade in the Billboard Best Sellers, Most Played In Juke Boxes and Most Played By Disc Jockeys charts. For collectors, it provides a companion product to Acrobat's existing "America's No. 1s of The '50s" (ACFCD7501). It's a fascinating and hugely entertaining musical journey though those years, featuring all the big names of the era, from those whose careers stalled before the end of the decade to others, like Frank Sinatra, who enjoyed several more decades of stardom. It comes with a 48-page 15,000 word booklet with commentary on every track.

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.I'll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & Pied Pipers
  • 2.Only Forever - Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra
  • 3.Frenesi - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  • 4.Song Of The Volga Boatman - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
  • 5.Amapola - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
  • 6.My Sister And I - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly
  • 7.Maria Elena - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly
  • 8.Daddy - Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye & The Kaye Choir
  • 9.Green Eyes (Aquellos Ojos Verdes) - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Helen O'Connell
  • 10.Blue Champagne - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Bob Eberly
  • 11.Piano Concerto In B Flat - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
  • 12.Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra with Tex Beneke & The Four Modernaires
  • 13.Elmer's Tune - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires
  • 14.A String Of Pearls - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
  • 15.Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) - Woody Herman & His Orchestra
  • 16.Moonlight Cocktail - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
  • 17.Tangerine - Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra
  • 18.Sleepy Lagoon - Harry James & His Orchestra
  • 19.Jingle Jangle Jingle - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra with Harry Babbit & Julie Conway
  • 20.(I've Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.White Christmas - Bing Crosby
  • 2.There Are Such Things - Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with Frank Sinatra & The Pied Pipers
  • 3.I Had The Craziest Dream - Harry James & His Orchestra with Helen Forrest
  • 4.I've Heard That Song Before - Harry James & His Orchestra with Helen Forrest
  • 5.That Old Black Magic - Glenn Miller Orchestra with Skip Nelson & The Modernaires
  • 6.Taking A Chance On Love - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra with Helen Forrest
  • 7.Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer - Song Spinners
  • 8.You'll Never Know - Dick Haymes & The Song Spinners
  • 9.In The Blue Of Evening - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra
  • 10.Sunday Monday Or Always - Bing Crosby with The Ken Darby Singers
  • 11.Pistol Packin' Mama - Al Dexter & His Troopers
  • 12.Paper Doll - Mills Brothers
  • 13.Shoo-Shoo Baby - Andrews Sisters
  • 14.My Heart Tells Me - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra with Eugenie Baird
  • 15.Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much) - Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra with Bob Eberly & Kitty Kallen
  • 16.Mairzy Doats - Merry Macs
  • 17.It's Love Love Love - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians with Skip Nelson & The Lombardo Trio
  • 18.San Fernando Valley - Bing Crosby
  • 19.I Love You - Bing Crosby
  • 20.I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You) - Harry James & His Orchestra with Dick Haymes
  • 21.I'll Be Seeing You - Bing Crosby
  • 22.G.I. Jive - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Swinging On A Star - Bing Crosby & Williams Brothers Quartet
  • 2.You Always Hurt The One You Love - Mills Brothers
  • 3.I'll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore
  • 4.There'll Be A Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin (When The Yanks Go Marching In) - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
  • 5.Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall - Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald
  • 6.I'm Making Believe - Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald
  • 7.Don't Fence Me In - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
  • 8.Rum And Coca Cola - The Andrews Sisters
  • 9.Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive - Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
  • 10.Candy - Jo Stafford, Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
  • 11.My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time - Les Brown Orchestra with Doris Day
  • 12.I'm Beginning To See The Light - Harry James & His Orchestra with Kitty Kallen
  • 13.Dream - Pied Pipers with Paul Weston & His Orchestra
  • 14.There! I've Said It Again - Vaughn Monroe Orchestra with the Norton Sisters
  • 15.Sentimental Journey - Les Brown Orchestra with Doris Day
  • 16.On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe - Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
  • 17.Till The End of Time - Perry Como
  • 18.Chickery Chick - Swing And Sway with Sammy Kaye
  • 19.It's Been A Long Long Time - Harry James & His Orchestra with Helen Forrest
  • 20.It's Been A Long Long Time - Bing Crosby with Les Paul & His Trio
  • 21.Symphony - Freddie Martin & His Orchestra with Clyde Rogers

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.I Can't Begin To Tell You - Bing Crosby with Carmen Cavallero At The Piano
  • 2.Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra with The Norton Sisters
  • 3.Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief - Betty Hutton
  • 4.Personality - Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers
  • 5.Oh What It Seemed To Be - Frankie Carle & His Orchestra with Marjorie Hughes
  • 6.Oh What It Seemed To Be - Frank Sinatra with Alex Stordahl's Orchestra
  • 7.I'm A Big Girl Now - Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye with Betty Barclay
  • 8.Prisoner Of Love - Perry Como
  • 9.The Gypsy - Dinah Shore with The Sonny Burke Orchestra
  • 10.The Gypsy - Ink Spots
  • 11.Surrender - Perry Como
  • 12.To Each His Own - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
  • 13.To Each His Own - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra with Stuart Wade
  • 14.Five Minutes More - Frank Sinatra
  • 15.To Each His Own - Ink Spots
  • 16.Rumours Are Flying - Frankie Carle & His Orchestra with Marjorie Hughes
  • 17.Ole Buttermilk Sky - Kay Kyser Orchestra with Michael Douglas & The Campus Kids
  • 18.The Old Lamplighter - Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye with Billy Williams
  • 19.Huggin' And Chalkin' - Hoagy Carmichael
  • 20.(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons - King Cole Trio
  • 21.Open The Door Richard - Count Basie & His Orchestra with Harry Edison & Bill Johnson
  • 22.Managua Nicaragua - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra with Stuart Wade
  • 23.Open The Door Richard - Three Flames

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Anniversary Song - Dinah Shore with The Morris Stoloff Orchestra
  • 2.Heartaches - Ted Weems & His Orchestra
  • 3.Managua Nicaragua - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  • 4.Linda - Ray Noble Orchestra with Buddy Clark & Anita Gordon
  • 5.Mam'selle - Frank Sinatra
  • 6.Mam'selle - Art Lund
  • 7.Peg O' My Heart - Harmonicats
  • 8.Chi-Baba Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep) - Perry Como & The Satisfiers
  • 9.Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) - Jo Stafford with Red Ingle & The Natural Seven
  • 10.Peg O' My Heart - Buddy Clark with The Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
  • 11.Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams & His Western Caravan
  • 12.Peg O' My Heart - The Three Suns
  • 13.Near You - Francis Craig & His Orchestra
  • 14.Ballerina - Vaughn Monroe
  • 15.I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover - Art Mooney & His Orchestra
  • 16.Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me) - Peggy Lee
  • 17.Now Is The Hour (Maori Farewell Song) - Bing Crosby with Ken Darby Choir
  • 18.Nature Boy - Nat King Cole
  • 19.You Can't Be True, Dear - Ken Griffin with Jerry Wayne
  • 20.Woody Woodpecker - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra with Gloria Wood
  • 21.You Call Everybody Darlin' - Al Trace & His New Orchestra
  • 22.Love Somebody - Doris Day & Buddy Clark

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Twelfth Street Rag - Pee Wee Hunt & His Orchestra
  • 2.Tree In The Meadow - Margaret Whiting
  • 3.Buttons And Bows - Dinah Shore And Her Happy Valley Boys
  • 4.All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) - Spike Jones & His City Slickers George Rock
  • 5.A Little Bird Told Me - Evelyn Knight & The Stardusters
  • 6.My Darling, My Darling - Jo Stafford & Gordon MacRae
  • 7.Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!) - Evelyn Knight & The Stardusters
  • 8.Cruising Down The River - Blue Barron & His Orchestra
  • 9.I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Les Brown & His Orchestra
  • 10.Cruising Down The River - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra with The Skylarks
  • 11.Careless Hands - Mel Tormé
  • 12.Riders In The Sky - Vaughn Monroe
  • 13.Forever And Ever - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra Vocal by The Skylarks
  • 14.'A' You're Adorable - Perry Como with Fontane Sisters
  • 15.Some Enchanted Evening - Perry Como
  • 16.You're Breaking My Heart - Vic Damone
  • 17.Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) - Vaughn Monroe
  • 18.That Lucky Old Sun - Frankie Laine
  • 19.Slipping Around - Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely
  • 20.Mule Train - Frankie Laine & The Muleskinners
  • 21.Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry & The Pinafores
  • 22.I Can Dream, Can't I? - Andrews Sisters
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