With its roots in big band music, 1950s pop moved the spotlight off the band leader and focused it squarely on singer/stylists like Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Johnnie Ray, Dean Martin and a variety of other artists. Exceptions appeared when latin dances such as mambo, rhumba and tango became popular (think of band leader Perez Prado). Besides rock'n'roll music, smooth easy listening vocal pop, romantic lounge music, hot latin rhythms,and space age dance music dominated the charts throughout the 1950s and early 1960s.
We present an anthology of the internationally successful British pop singer Eve Boswell on two volumes from the above period with recordings sung in different languages. Also originally from Britain comes Mona Baptiste. We present here her best British recordings.
Dance floor and ballroom fillers are these two compilations: Made for dance adicts as a pre-rock'n'roll and jive dance craze, the Jitterbug replaces your fitness center as well as the hot Sambas that also gets a latin flavor into your living room.