Label: MCA Coral - 27060-3 • Format: 3x, Vinyl LP, Compilation, Stereo • Country: Germany • Genre: Jazz • Style: Big Band, Swing
The title was imposing, as was the idea behind it -- to chronicle the life of the oldest record label in the music industry. To be clear, Sony Music has not existed for years, but the heart of its catalog, Columbia Records, was founded early in the 20th century.
Sony realized that most consumers wouldn't invest in a disc box, so they simultaneously released a series of 12 genre-specific, double-disc sets that culled highlights from the box. As it turns out, the double-disc sets are every bit as impressive as the big box, perhaps more so, because they're easily digestible. Between those bookends are pop classics of all stripes, from a head-spinning array of artists. Sure, it's possible to spot omissions from that list, but it gives the general feel of pop's progression, and it offers nothing but good listening as it does so.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Stream or buy on:. Release Date October 12, Comfort Hanging Out Relaxation Reminiscing. Track Listing - Disc 1. Birth of the Blues.
Frank Sinatra. Because of You. Tony Bennett. Wayne Shanklin. Frankie Laine. Come On-A My House. Rosemary Clooney. Churchill Kohlman. You Belong to Me. Jo Stafford. The Yellow Rose of Texas. Don George. Mitch Miller. Mack the Knife. Louis Armstrong. Standing on the Corner. Frank Loesser. The Four Lads. From A Flat To C - Various - The Golden Era Of Jazz Day. Singing the Blues. Melvin Endsley. Guy Mitchell. Chances Are. Johnny Mathis.
Summertime, Summertime. The Jamies. Theme from "A Summer Place". Max Steiner. Moon River. Andy Williams. Bless You. Tony Orlando. Blue Velvet. Bobby Vinton. Barbra Streisand. Ruby Baby. The Monkey Time. Television Screen - Various - 1-2-3-4 Punk & New Wave 1976-1979 Mayfield.
Major Lance. Hey Little Cobra. Carol Connors. The Rip Chords. Before and After. Van McCoy. For Your Love. From A Flat To C - Various - The Golden Era Of Jazz Gouldman. The Yardbirds. Down in the Boondocks. Joe South. Billy Joe Royal. Like STLG - The Neon Judgement - Horny As Hell Rolling Stone.
Bob Dylan. Track Listing - Disc 2. To Everything There Is a Season. The Byrds. Red Rubber Ball. The Cyrkle. Sunshine Superman. Don't You Care. The Buckinghams. John Phillips. Scott McKenzie. Carrie Anne. The Hollies. Itchycoo Park. Small Faces. Stoned Soul Picnic. Laura Nyro. Time of the Season. Rod Argent. The Zombies. Young Girl.
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