Country Connection

 

 
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8 LP 4 TC
Released 1983
Cat No.: RDS10091-8 (RDC91151-4)
RD Code : CCN 133 (GCCN-A-133 on Box)

'COUNTRY CONNECTION' features no fewer than 111 fine country-pop performances by some of the World's greatest stars. It signals, in the most enjoyable and easy-to-listen-to fashion, that country music has become very much part of the mainstream of popular music.Artistry and class, combined with melody and style, are the hallmarks of this collection, which will delight both pop and country fans, and may even surprise those who don't imagine they're either!.

1       Million-Selling Magic


01 - Engelbert Humperdinck - There Goes My Everything

02 - Everly Brothers - Devoted To You

03 - Dinah Shore - Buttons And Bows

04 - Pat Boone - Moody River

05 - Frankie Laine - The Cry Of The Wild Goose

06 - The Brothers Four - Greenfields

07 - Brook Benton - Boll Weevil Song

08 - Guy Mitchell - Heartaches By The Number

09 - Teresa Brewer - Till I Waltz Again With You

10 - Patti Page - Detour

11 - Andy Williams - I Really Don't Want To Know

12 - Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California

13 - Vaughn Monroe & Orchestra - Riders In The Sky

14 - Elton John - Country Comfort

 

2       The Feminine Touch

 

15 - Lena Martell - The Seeker

16 - Twiggy - Here I Go Again

17 - Marti Caine - I Honestly Love You

18 - Dusty Springfield - I Just Fall In Love Again

19 - Teresa Brewer - Youor Cheatin' Heart

20 - Vera Lynn - Until It's Time For You To Go

21 - Julie Felix - Last Thing On My Mind

22 - Dana - I Love How You Love Me

23 - Kitty Kallen - In The Chapel In The Moonlight

24 - Petula Clark - Every Little Bit Hurts

25 - Patti Page - Allegheny Moon

26 - Mary O'Hara - You Needed Me

27 - Ann Williamson - It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'

28 - Tammy Jones - My Happiness

 

3       Easy-Listening Guys

 

29 - Pat Boone - Walking The Floor Over You

30 - Roger Whittaker - I'm Just A Country Boy

31 - Jack Jones - The Race Is On

32 - Johnny Mathis - We're All Alone

33 - Harry Secombe - It Is No Secret

34 - Tom Jones - He'll Have To Go

35 - Perry Como - Carolina Moon

36 - Sammy Davis Jr. - Mr Bojangles

37 - Andy Williams - In The Summertime (You Don't Want My Love)

38 - Frankie Laine - Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down

39 - Tony Christie - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast

40 - Jimmy Young - (The) Wayward Wind

41 - Andy Stewart - Act Naturally

42 - Engelbert Humperdinck - Am I That Easy To Forget?

 

4       Super Hits Of The 60s

 

43 - Tom Jones - My Elusive Dream

44 - Everly Brothers - When Will I Be Loved?

45 - Frank Ifield - Mary In The Morning

46 - Lena Martell - Love Letters

47 - Paul Anka - Oh Lonesome Me

48 - Miki & Griff - She Think I Still Care

49 - The Springfields - Say I Won't Be There

50 - The Lovin' Spoonful - Nashville Cats

51 - The Mills Brothers - Are You Lonesome Tonight?

52 - Teresa Brewer - The Tip Of My Fingers

53 - Ray Conniff And The Singers - Invisible Tears

54 - Dave Berry - Memphis Tennesee

55 - Peters & Lee - So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)

56 - Sandy Posey - The Single Girl

 

5       Sweet Harmonies

 

57 - Everly Brothers - Take A Message To Mary

58 - Miki & Griff - You Lay So Easy On My Mind

59 - Mike Sammes Singers - City Of New Orleans

60 - The Alexander Brothers - Forty Shades Of Green

61 - The Searchers - Sea Of Heartbreak

62 - Danny Street & Laura Lee - Lookin' For Love

63 - The Ames Brothers - Love Me Tender

64 - The Springfields - Island Of Dreams

65 - Ray Conniff - Half As Much

66 - The New Christy Minstrels - Nine Hundred Miles

67 - The Beverley Sisters - Have You Ever Been Lonely

68 - The Mills Brothers - Twilight On The Trail

69 - The Walker Brothers - Brand New Tennessee Waltz

70 - The New Seekers - Cryin' Time

 

6       Cracklin' Chart-Toppers

 

71 - Guy Mitchell - Singing The Blues

72 - Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group - Battle Of New Orleans

73 - Karl Denver - Wimoweh

74 - Everly Brothers - Problems

75 - Tom Jones - Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings

76 - Christie - San Bernadino

77 - Georgie Fame - Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde

78 - Frankie Laine - Cool Water

79 - Peters & Lee - Welcome Home

80 - Pat Boone - There's A Goldmine In The Sky

81 - Rod Stewart - What Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)

82 - Doris Day - The Black Hills Of Dakota

83 - Teresa Brewer - Let Me Go Lover!

84 - The New Seekers - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me

 

7       Sounds Orchestral

 

85 - Douglas Gamley & Orchestra - How The West Was Won (Theme)

86 - Roland Shaw - Jolene

87 - Mantovani & Orchestra - Home On The Range

88 - The London Festival Orchestra - The Big Country (Theme)

89 - Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra - Cracklin' Rosie

90 - Ray Davies & The Button Down Brass - The Streets Of Laredo

91 - Alan Tew - The Call Of The Faraway Hills

92 - Perry Botkin Jr. & Orchestra - Leaving On A Jet Plane

93 - David Whitaker - The Ballad Of Cat Ballou

94 - Henry Mancini - Stand By Your Man

95 - Arthur Greenslade & Orchestra - Tom Dooley

96 - Hugo Montenegro - Theme From A Fistful Of Dollars

97 - The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Abilene

98 - John Barry - Theme From Midnight Cowboy

 

8       Today's Easy-Listening Hits

 

99 - Mike Sammes Singers - Coat Of Many Colours

100 - The Ladybirds - Lucille

101 - Andy Williams - You've Got A Friend

102 - Mary Mason - Right Time Of The Night

103 - Perry Como - I Believe In Music

104 - Marti Caine - Fire And Rain

105 - Ray Conniff - Angie Baby

106 - Petula Clark - Natural Love

107 - Vera Lynn - Sunshine On My Shoulder

108 - Brotherhood Of Man - A Little Bit More

109 - Lena Martell - Every Time You Touch Me I Get High

110 - Vikki Carr - Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady

111 - Vic Damone - She Believes In Me

 



 

Command Performance - A Night At The Opera

 

  

7 LP

Released 1976
Cat No.: RDS6671-7  RD Code : CPO (GCPO-7A on Box)
Came with Bonus LP  'Golden Voices Sing Great Arias' (RDS9457) (RDC90644)

"The most beloved and familiar music from the world of opera : melodies you've known all your life, sung and played as you've never heard them before... 69 best-loved melodies from the most tuneful operas ever written."

1 - Curtain Up


 1 - Overture From 'Die Fledermaus' - Vienna State Opera Orch. cond. Oscar Danon (Strauss~J/Haffner/Genee)

2 - Overture From 'Don Giovanni' - Chicago Symphony Orch. Cond. Fritz Reiner (Mozart/Da Ponte)

3 - Overture From 'The Barber Of Seville' - Metropolitan Opera Orch. Cond. Erich Leinsdorf (Rossini/Sterbini)

4 - Overture From 'The Silken Ladder' - Philharmonic Opera Orch. Cond. Charles Gerhardt (Rossini/Rossi)

5 - Overture From 'Fidelio' - Boston Symphony Orch. Cond. Charles Munch (Beethoven)

6 - Overture From 'The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg' - Chicago Symphony Orch. Cond. Fritz Reiner (Wagner)

7 - Overture From 'The Thieving Magpie' - Beecham Promenade Orch. Cond. Gilbert Vinter (Rossini)

 

2 - World Famous Arias


1 - I'm The Factotum From 'The Barber Of Seville' - Robert Merrill (Rossini/Sterbini)

2 - Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen / Yes, They Call Me Mimi From 'La Boheme' - Richard Tauber & Anna Moffo (Puccini/Giacosa/Illica)

3 - One Fine Day From 'Madame Butterfly' - Leontyne Price (Puccini/Giacosa/Illica)

4 - Celesta Aida From 'Aida' - Placido Domingo (Verdi/Ghislanzoni)

5 - La Donna E Mobile From 'Rigoletto' - Alfredo Kraus (Verdi/Piave)

6 - Evening Star From 'Tannhäuser' - Sherrill Milnes (Wagner)

7 - Habanera From 'Carmen' - Leontyne Price (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevy)

8 - Musetta's Waltz From 'La Boheme' - Mary Costa, Robert Merrill & Anna Moffo (Puccini/Giacosa/Illica)

9 - Love And Music From 'Tosca' - Leontyne Price (Puccini/Giacosa/Illica)

10 - Stars Were Shining Brightly From 'Tosca'~The - Jussi Bjoerling (Puccini/Giacosa/Illica)

11 - Bell Song From 'Lakme'~The - Anna Moffo (Delibes/Gondinet/Gille)

 

3 - Best Loved Duets


1 - Love Duet from 'Madame Butterfly' - Leontyne Price & Richard Tucker (Puccini)

2 - Barcarolle from 'Tales Of Hoffman' - Montserrat Caballe & Shirley Verrett (Offenbach)

3 - Oh Lovely, Maid In the Moonlight from 'La Boheme' - Anna Moffo & Richard Tucker (Puccini)

4 - Love Duet from 'A Masked Ball' - Leontyne Price & Carlo Bergonzi (Verdi)

5 - 'Tis You, 'Tis I from 'Carmen' - Leontyne Price & Franco Corelli (Bizet)

6 - Love Duet from 'Tosca' - Zinka Milanov & Jussi Bjoerling (Puccini)

7 - Swear In This Hour from 'The Force Of Destiny' - Richard Tucker & Robert Merrill (Verdi)

8 - Vengeance! From 'Rigoletto' - Anna Moffo & Robert Merrill (Verdi)

 

4 - Rousing Choruses


1 - Smugglers' Chorus From 'Carmen' - Vienna Philharmonic Orch. & chorus cond. Herbert Von Karajan (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevy)

2 - Soldiers' Chorus From 'Faust' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Gounod)

3 - Brother Dear, Sister Dear From 'Die Fledermaus' - Vienna State Opera Orch. & chorus cond. Oscar Danon (Strauss~J/Haffner/Gene)

4 - Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves From 'Nabucco' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Verdi - Solera)

5 - In The Gently Blowing Breeze From 'Mignon' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Thomas)

6 - Anvil Chorus From 'Il Trovatore' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Verdi)

7 - Pilgrims' Chorus From 'Tannhäuser' - Norman Luboff Choir (Wagner)

8 - Presentation From Olympia From 'Tales Of Hoffmann'~The - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Offenbach/Guiraud/Barbier/Carre)

9 - Zitti, Zitti #from 'Rigoletto' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Verdi/Piave)

10 - Bridal Chorus From 'Lohengrin' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Wagner)

11 - Wach' Auf! From 'The Mastersingers Of Nuremberg' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Wagner)

12 - Chorus Act II From 'Otello' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Verdi/Boito)

13 - Chorus Act IV From 'Carmen' - Robert Shaw Chorale & Orch. (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevv)

 

5 - Gala Performance


1 - Toreador Song From 'Carmen' - Robert Merrill (Bizet/Meilhac/Helevy)

2 - O, Patria Mia From 'Aida' - Leontyne Price (Verdi/Ghislanzoni)

3 - Drinking Song From 'La Traviata' - Montserrat Caballe & Carlo Bergonzi (Verdi/Piave)

4 - Miserere From 'Il Trovatore' - Leontyne Price & Placido Domingo (Verdi/Cammarano)

5 - Quartet From 'Rigoletto' - RCA Italiana Opera Orch. & Chorus cond. Georg Solti (Verdi/Piave)

6 - Flower Song From 'Carmen'~The - Franco Corelli (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevy)

7 - Casta Diva From 'Norma' - Montserrat Caballe (Bellini/Romani)

8 - By The Heavens From 'Otello' - Jon Vickers &Tito Gobbi (Verdi/Boito)

9 - How Handsome He Is From 'Lucrezia Borgia' - Montserrat Caballe (Donizetti)

10 - Do Not Curse From 'The Force Of Destiny' - Leontyne Price, Richard Tauber & Giorgio Tozzi (Verdi/Piave/Ghislanzon)

 

6 - Pageantry And Splendour


1 - Grand March From 'Aida' - Arthur Fiedler And The Boston 'Pops' Orchestra (Verdi/Ghislanzoni)

2 - Magic Fire Music From 'The Valkyries'~The - Boston Symphony Orch. Cond. Charles Munch (Wagner)

3 - Polonaise From 'Eugene Onegin' - Arthur Fiedler And The Boston 'Pops' Orchestra (Tchaikovsky)

4 - Prelude To Act III From 'La Traviata' - RCA italiana Opera Orch. Cond . Georges Pretre (Verdi/Piave)

5 - Ride Of The Valkyries From 'The Valkyries' - Symphony Of The Air cond. Leopold Stokowski (Wagner)

6 - Intermezzo From 'Carmen' - Vienna Philharmonic Orch. Cond. Herbert Von Karajan (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevy)

7 - Prelude To Act III 'Lohengrin' - Arthur Fiedler And The Boston 'Pops' Orchestra (Wagner)

8 - Entry Of The Gods Into Valhalla From 'The Rhinegold' - Symphony Of The Air cond. Leopold Stokowski (Wagner)

9 - Siegfried's Funeral Music From 'Gotterdammerung' - Chicago Symphony Orch. Cond. Fritz Reiner (Wagner)

10 - Hungarian March From 'Damnation Of Faust' - Boston Symphony Orch. Cond. Erich Leinsdorf (Berlioz)

 

7 - Dances From The Opera


1 - Dance Of The Comedians From 'The Bartered Bride' - National Symphony Orch. Cond. Howard Mitchell (Smetana)

2 - Dance Of The Moorish Slaves From 'Aida' - London Symphony Orch. Cond. Erich Leinsdorf (Verdi/Ghislanzoni)

3 - Gypsy Dance Act II From 'Carmen' - Leontyne Price (Bizet/Meilhac/Halevy)

4 - Dance Of The Apprentices And Possession Of The Mastersingers - Chicago Symphony Orch. Cond. Fritz Reiner (Wagner)

5 - Ballet Music From 'Otello' - Rome Opera House Orch. Cond. Tullio Scrafin (Verdi/Boito)

6 - Bacchanale Act III From 'Samson And Delilah' - Arthur Fiedler And The Boston 'Pops' Orchestra (Saints - Saens/Lemaire)

7 - Dance Of The Blessed Spirits From 'Orfeo And Euridice' - Virtuosi di Roma cond. Renato Fasano (Gluck)

8 - Ballet Music From 'Faust' - New Philharmonia Orch. Cond. De Antonio Almeida (Gounod/Barbier/Carre)

 

 

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