Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of 1959

Complete Pop Instrumental Hits of 1959


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There was a time when happy-go-lucky instrumental numbers like Dave "Baby" Cortez's "Happy Organ" or Charlie Blackwell's shuffling, whistle-led "Midnight Oil" could co-exist on the Billboard charts with the myriad of teen idols and vocal groups. It was a different America in 1959, a year that could produce the 66 instrumental pop hits included on this two-disc set from reissue label Complete 60's. Every track here charted and many of them were planted firmly in the zeitgeist of the time, from Ray Anthony's version of Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn" theme to Billy Vaughn's smooth "Blue Hawaii." From gritty guitar slingers like Link Wray and Duane Eddy to the kitschy exotica of big pop ensembles like Martin Denny & His Orchestra, instrumental singles had their heyday in the late '50s. Many of the tracks included in this collection are appearing digitally for the first time and several more are making their stereo mix debut as well.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/11/2014
Label: Complete 60s
UPC: 0730531195929
catalogNumber: 11959
Rank: 30655

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Baxter   Composer
Duane Eddy   Composer
Link Wray   Composer
Ray Anthony   Composer
Casey   Composer
T.J. Fowler   Composer
André Previn   Composer
Billy Maxted   Composer
Walt Weiskopf   Producer
Sandy Nelson   Composer
Dave "Baby" Cortez   Composer
Preston Epps   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
Domenico Modugno   Composer
Kent Morrill   Composer
Billy Mure   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Robert Maxwell   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Sidney Bechet   Composer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Bill Buster   Producer
Don Fulton   Composer
Joe Garland   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Joel Scott Hill   Composer
Tom King   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Joe Reisman   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Richard M. Sherman   Composer
Robert B. Sherman   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
George Tomsco   Composer
Ann Farina   Composer
Johnny Farina   Composer
Santo Farina   Composer
John Greek   Composer
Frank Metis   Composer
Ted Minar   Composer
Randy Starr   Composer
Phil Todaro   Composer
Ron Wernsman   Composer
Margarita Lecuona   Composer
Fred Mendelsohn   Composer
Tom Shannon   Composer
Harry Revel   Composer
Ralph Freed   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Leonard Auletti   Composer
Arthur Egnoian   Composer
Dino Verde   Composer
Johnny Noble   Composer
Rocco Granata   Composer
Churchill Kohlman   Composer
Carl Conaster   Composer
Ande Rand   Composer
Greg Adams   Liner Notes
Ron Volz   Composer
Ken Wood   Composer
Mark Mathews   Producer
Murrey Harman   Composer
Rich Dangel   Composer
Milt Grant   Composer
Alan Bubis   Composer
Fred Weatherly   Composer
William Plunkett   Composer
George McGraw   Composer
Anthony Sperry   Composer
Norman Warren   Composer
Robert Hosko   Composer
Clyde Bickerson   Composer
Jackie Lee   Composer
Larry Kerrin   Composer
Jim Manolides   Composer
Ron Lynch   Composer
Harold Kirby   Composer

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