Evelyn Knight was a nightclub singer who came to the fore as a recording artist in the immediate post-war era as other performers like Dinah Shore and Jo Stafford were signalling the start of the decline of the big bands and the rise of the popularity of solo vocalists. Writer Damon Runyon decribed her in one of his newspaper columns as "a lissome blonde lassie with a gentle little voice and a face mother would not mind having brought home to her", and she was one of the artists who was at the forefront of TV variety shows during these years. This great-value 52-track 2-CD set comprises selected A & B sides from her releases on Decca over the decade or so which comprised her primary recording career before she largely withdrw from the business after rock 'n' roll changed the pop scene so dramatically. It features her twelve career hits, including the No. 1s "A Little Bird Told Me" and "Powder Your Face With Sunshine", and the Top 10 hits "Dance With A Dolly", "Chickery Chick" and "Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes", and includes duets with Dick Haymes, Bing Crosby, Hoagy Carmichael, Foster Carling and Red Foley. It's a substantial and enjoyable cross-section of her work and a musical window onto the era which was sometimes called the golden age of popular music.
Evelyn Knight was a nightclub singer who came to the fore as a recording artist in the immediate post-war era as other performers like Dinah Shore and Jo Stafford were signalling the start of the decline of the big bands and the rise of the popularity of solo vocalists. Writer Damon Runyon decribed her in one of his newspaper columns as "a lissome blonde lassie with a gentle little voice and a face mother would not mind having brought home to her", and she was one of the artists who was at the forefront of TV variety shows during these years. This great-value 52-track 2-CD set comprises selected A & B sides from her releases on Decca over the decade or so which comprised her primary recording career before she largely withdrw from the business after rock 'n' roll changed the pop scene so dramatically. It features her twelve career hits, including the No. 1s "A Little Bird Told Me" and "Powder Your Face With Sunshine", and the Top 10 hits "Dance With A Dolly", "Chickery Chick" and "Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes", and includes duets with Dick Haymes, Bing Crosby, Hoagy Carmichael, Foster Carling and Red Foley. It's a substantial and enjoyable cross-section of her work and a musical window onto the era which was sometimes called the golden age of popular music.
824046334321

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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 08/07/2020
UPC: 824046334321

Collection 1944-54
Artist: Evelyn Knight
Format: CD
New: Available to Order 16.99
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Dance with a Dolly
2. Without a Sweetheart
3. Grandfather's Clock
4. The Lass with the Delicate Air
5. Chickery Chick
6. Let Him Go - Let Him Tarry
7. It's My Lazy Day
8. Passe
9. Saloon
10. Passing By
11. Betsy
12. Buttons and Bows
13. I Know Where I'm Going
14. A Little Bird Told Me
15. Brush Those Tears from Your Eyes
16. Powder Your Face with Sunshine (Smile! Smile! Smile!)
17. One Sunday Afternoon
18. Everywhere You Go
19. You're So Understanding
20. It's Too Late Now
21. A Wonderful Guy
22. A Cockeyed Optimist
23. Be Goody Good Good to Me
24. Play That Barber Shop Chord
25. Love's a Precious Thing
26. I'm in Love
27. I Came Here to Be Went with But I Ain't Been Yet
28. Crocodile Tears
29. I Remember the Cornfields
30. Candy and Cake
31. A Woman Likes to Be Told
32. On An Ordinary Morning
33. Choc'late Ice Cream Cone
34. Blind Date
35. All Dressed Up to Smile
36. Lucky, Lucky, Lucky Me
37. I'm in the Middle of a Riddle
38. I Am Loved
39. My Heart Cries for You
40. That's How Our Love Will Grow
41. Lovely Is the Evening
42. Crawdad Song
43. Good Luck, Good Health, God Bless You
44. This Is the Kiss
45. I'd Rather Be
46. Little Boy
47. Life Is a Beautiful Thing
48. Snowflakes
49. The Purtiest Little Tree
50. Lonesome and Blue
51. It's Best We Say Goodbye
52. If the Sun Isn't Shining in Your Window (Keep It Shining in Your Heart)

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Evelyn Knight was a nightclub singer who came to the fore as a recording artist in the immediate post-war era as other performers like Dinah Shore and Jo Stafford were signalling the start of the decline of the big bands and the rise of the popularity of solo vocalists. Writer Damon Runyon decribed her in one of his newspaper columns as "a lissome blonde lassie with a gentle little voice and a face mother would not mind having brought home to her", and she was one of the artists who was at the forefront of TV variety shows during these years. This great-value 52-track 2-CD set comprises selected A & B sides from her releases on Decca over the decade or so which comprised her primary recording career before she largely withdrw from the business after rock 'n' roll changed the pop scene so dramatically. It features her twelve career hits, including the No. 1s "A Little Bird Told Me" and "Powder Your Face With Sunshine", and the Top 10 hits "Dance With A Dolly", "Chickery Chick" and "Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes", and includes duets with Dick Haymes, Bing Crosby, Hoagy Carmichael, Foster Carling and Red Foley. It's a substantial and enjoyable cross-section of her work and a musical window onto the era which was sometimes called the golden age of popular music.

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