Damone, Vic: Hits Collection 1947-62

Vic Damone: Hits Collection 1947-62
Title: Hits Collection 1947-62
Label: Acrobat

Vic Damone was one of the significant coterie of Italian American crooners to come to the fore in the post-war years to play a significant role in the popular music of the time - that group included the likes of Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Frankie Laine and Tony Bennett, so he was in illustrious company. Having got his break, like so many artists, on Arthur Godfreys' Talent Scouts show, he signed with Mercury in 1947 and over the next fifteen years racked up around fifty hits in the Billboard, Cash Box and UK charts, scoring a US No. 1 in 1949 with "You're Breaking My Heart" and a UK No. 1 in 1956 with "On The Street Where You Live" after he had moved to the Columbia label. This great value 50-track 2-CD set features 48 tracks which are listed as having made the charts, with many making the Top 10, including "I Have But One Heart", "Again", "My Heart Cries For You", "Here In My Heart" and many more. It's a great showcase for a talented and highly successful vocalist whose records captured the essence of the popular music of the times.

1.1 I Have But One Heart (O Marinariello)
1.2 You Do
1.3 Thoughtless
1.4 My Fair Lady
1.5 It's Magic
1.6 Say Something Sweet to Your Sweetheart (With Patti Page)
1.7 Again
1.8 You're Breaking My Heart
1.9 Four Winds and Seven Seas
1.10 My Bolero
1.11 Why Was I Born?
1.12 Sitting By the Window
1.13 God's Country
1.14 Vagabond Shoes
1.15 Tzena, Tzena, Tzena
1.16 I Love That Girl
1.17 Just Say I Love Her
1.18 Cincinnati Dancing Pig
1.19 Can Anyone Explain? (No! No! No!)
1.20 Marshmallow World
1.21 Music By the Angels
1.22 My Heart Cries for You
1.23 If
1.24 Tell Me You Love Me
1.25 My Truly, Truly Fair
2.1 My Life's Desire
2.2 Longing for You
2.3 Wonder Why (With Jane Powell)
2.4 Calla Calla
2.5 Jump Through the Ring
2.6 Here in My Heart
2.7 Take My Heart
2.8 Rosanne
2.9 Sugar
2.10 April in Portugal
2.11 Eternally (The Song from 'Limelight')
2.12 Ebb Tide
2.13 A Village in Peru
2.14 Stranger in Paradise
2.15 The Breeze and I
2.16 The Sparrow Sings
2.17 Por Favor
2.18 On the Street Where You Live
2.19 War and Peace
2.20 Do I Love You (Because You're Beautiful)
2.21 An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair)
2.22 Gigi
2.23 The Only Man on the Island
2.24 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
2.25 What Kind of Fool Am I?

Damone, Vic: Hits Collection 1947-62

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