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Various Artists: Pennies From Heaven - The Essential Collection (2CD)

Various Artists: Pennies From Heaven - The Essential Collection (2CD)


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Taking as our inspiration the classic Dennis Potter TV series from the 1970’s ‘Pennies From Heaven’, this compilation gathers together a veritable cavalcade of wonderfully evocative music from an almost forgotten musical period during the first half of the 20th Century!
We have included some memorable musical moments from the series such as ‘Roll Along Prairie Moon’, ‘You Rascal You’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘Radio Times’ , ‘We’ll Make Hay While The Sun Shines’, ‘Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You’ and of course ‘Pennies From Heaven’. Alongside we have also included some classics from the era such as ‘Let’s Face The Music And Dance’, ‘Over The Rainbow’ , ‘Moonlight Serenade’, ‘A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square’, ‘As Time Goes By’ and many others.
Pennies From Heaven told the story of salesman Arthur Parker as he travelled around the country selling sheet music and discovering sex and love along the way! It was a stunningly original concept to seamlessly blend the musical numbers into the story and anyone who saw the series is sure never to forget it!
Our superb double CD tells the musical story of the era and reminds us once again that the songs from this golden period will never be forgotten.

CD1
1. Pennies From Heaven - Frances Langford, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby with Jimmy Dorsey & His Orchestra
2. Love Is The Sweetest - Al Bowlly With Ray Noble & His New Mayfair Dance Orchestra
3. Puttin’ On The Ritz - Fred Astaire with Orchestral Accompaniment
4. As Time Goes By - Adelaide Hall with orchestra conducted by Jay Wilbur
5. Night And Day Frank Sinatra With orchestra conducted by Axel Stordahl
6. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
7. They Can’t Take That Away From Me Fred Astaire with Johnny Green & His Orchestra
8. You Rascal You Fats Waller With Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra (Vocalists: Jack Teagarden & Fats Waller)
9. Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall In Love) Bing Crosby With The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
10. Lullaby Of Broadway Ambrose & His Orchestra (Vocalists: Sam Browne & The Rhythm Brothers)
11. The Very Thought Of You Al Bowlly With Monia Liter (Piano)
12. Stompin’ At The Savoy Captain Glenn Miller And The Band Of Army Air Forces Training Command
13. Red Sails In The Sunset Ambrose & His Orchestra (Vocalist: Jack Cooper)
14. Dancing In The Dark Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
15. The Way You Look Tonight Fred Astaire With Jonny Green & His Orchestra
16. This Year’s Kisses Joe Loss & His Band (Vocalist: Clem Stevens)
17. Two Sleepy People Al Bowlly With Geraldo & His Orchestra
18. Roll Along Prairie Moon Jack Jackson & His Band (Vocalist: Fred Latham)
19. Moonglow - Benny Goodman Quartet
20. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart Judy Garland With Victor Young & His Orchestra
21. Let’s Face The Music And Dance Fred Astaire With Johnny Green & His Orchestra
22. Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You- Orlando & His Orchestra (Vocalist: Phyllis Robins)

CD2
1. Top Hat, White Tie And Tails Fred Astaire With Johnny Green & His Orchestra
2. A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening Captain Glenn Miller And The Band Of The Army Air Forces Training Command (Vocalist: Johnny Desmond & The Crew Chiefs)
3. My Heart Belongs To Daddy Helen Humes With Count Basie & His Orchestra
4. Moonlight Serenade Major Glenn Miller And The American Band Of The Allied Expeditionary Forces
5. Music Maestro Please Al Bowlly With Lew Stone & His Orchestra
6. Over The Rainbow Judy Garland With Orchestra Conducted By Victor Young
7. Change Partners Fred Astaire With Ray Noble & His Orchestra
8. Stormy Weather Frank Sinatra with the Ken Lane Singers & orchestra conducted by Axel Stordahl
9. Radio Times Henry Hall & The BBC Dance Orchestra (Vocalist: Dan Donovan)
10. How Long Has This Been Going On? Peggy Lee With Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
11. Woodchopper’s Ball Joe Loss And His Band
12. I’ll Be Around Captain Glenn Miller And The Band Of The Army Air Forces Training Command
13. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square Ray Eberle With Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
14. Jeepers Creepers Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
15. But Not For Me Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra
16. Amapola Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestra (Vocalists Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell)
17. Dearly Beloved Bing Crosby With John Trotter & His Orchestra
18. Cheek To Cheek Fred Astaire With Leo Reisman & His Orchestra
19. Anything Goes Lew Stone & His Band (Vocalists: The Radio Three Joy Worth, Kay Cavendish, Ann Caring)
20. I Only Have Eyes For You Scott Wood & His Orchestra (Vocalist: Jack Plant)
21. We’ll Make Hay While The Sun Shines Billy Merrin & His Commanders (Vocalist: Sam Browne)
22. Pennies From Heaven Bing Crosby With Georgie Stoll & His Orchestra

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