This generous four-disc set collects almost 70 original recordings of '50s hits, including songs by Frank Sinatra
, Elvis Presley
, and Johnny Cash
. Though the collection is undeniably comprehensive and eclectic, spanning rock songs like "All Shook Up" and Mickey & Sylvia
's "Love Is Strange," as well as vocal pop standards like Perry Como
's "Magic Moments" and Doris Day
's "Whatever Will Be, Will Be [Que Sera Sera]" there's little rhyme or reason to the track list, and some of the juxtapositions make for a less than smooth listening experience. Still, for listeners who don't mind hunting and pecking, this is more interesting than the average '50s comp.