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Artist: Various Artists
Title: The Best Years Of Our Lives 1954
Format: CD
Label: SOUNDS OF YESTERYEAR
Catalog Number:2184
Barcode:5019317021849 itemnumber=1000124564
Price: $20.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: OLDIES
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Availability: In Stock
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Besides being a great year for music 1954 was also a year of innovation and record breaking, such as Roger Bannister being the first man to run a four minute mile, and the U.S. exploding a hydrogen bomb, hundreds of times more powerful than any previous weapon. The United Nations formally withdrew from Korea. Britain ends its 72-year military occupation of Egypt. In the field of commerce and science, American school children begin receiving the first mass polio immunisation shots. Nautilus, the first atomic submarine, is launched. RCA introduces the first colour television sets. The first transistor radios go on sale. At the Academy Awards “On The Waterfront”wins the Oscar for Best Film, Best Director, Elia Kazan, Best Actor, Marlon Brando and Best Supporting Actress, Eva Marie Saint, Best Actress went to Grace Kelly for “The Country Girl” and Best Supporting Actor to Edmond O’Brien for “The Barefoot Contessa”. There are classic performances by Humphrey Bogart in “The Caine Mutiny”, and Judy Garland in “A Star Is Born”. The year’s biggest hit is “White Christmas” starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, followed by “20,000 Leagues Under The Sea”, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window”, starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly, and “The Glenn Miller Story”, featuring James Stewart. Howard Hughes has gained total control of RKO for 23.5 million dollars, making him the first individual to totally own his own motion picture company. Other winning films were “Sabrina” for Audrey Hepburn, “Dial M For Murder” for Ray Milland, “Carmen Jones” for Dorothy Dandridge, “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” for Jane Powell and Howard Keel, “Brigadoon” for Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse and “River Of No Return” for Marilyn Monroe. On Broadway the year’s musicals are led by “The Pajama Game”, “Fanny” and “Kismet”.

Track Listing
Plus Glenn Miller plays selections from a memorable movie, 
&“The Glenn Miller Story&”
 1. 
Little Things Mean A Lot - vocal:Kitty Kallen

 2. 
Sh-Boom - vocals: The Crew Cuts

 3. 
Wanted - vocal:Perry Como

 4. 
Oh ! My Pa Pa - vocal: Eddie Fisher

 5. 
Make Love To Me - vocal: Jo Stafford

 6. 
Mr. Sandman - vocal: The Chordettes

 7. 
Hey, There! - vocal: Rosemary Clooney

 8. 
Secret Love - vocal: Doris Day

 9. 
This Ole House - vocal: Rosemary Clooney

10. 
I Need You Now - vocal: Eddie Fisher

11. 
Three Coins In The Fountain - vocals: Four Aces

12. 
Hernando’s Hideaway - vocal: Archie  Bleyer with Marie Alba, (castanet)

13. 
Stranger In Paradise - vocal: Tony Bennett

14. 
The Little Shoe Maker - vocals: The Gaylords

15. 
Teach Me Tonight - vocals: The De Castro Sisters

16. 
Take My Hand - vocal: Don Cornell

17. 
Changing Partners - vocal: Patti Page

Glenn Miller and his Orchestra play selections from 
&“The Glenn Miller Story&”
18. 
Moonlight Serenade

19. 
Little Brown Jug

20. 
Tuxedo Junction

21. 
Pennsylvania 6-5000

22. 
A String Of Pearls

23. 
In The Mood

24. 
American Patrol

25. 
St. Louis Blues March


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