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Almost Paradise 1954-1960

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Almost Paradise 1954-1960
Almost Paradise 1954-1960


Although NORMAN PETTY is chiefly remembered as a record producer, his name is synonymous with Buddy Holly & The Crickets, he was also a musician and successful recording artist in his own right, albeit in a light, easy listening musical style which was far removed from R&R. He formed the original Norman Petty Trio in the late 40s, and they went on to enjoy considerable success during the 50s. Although invariably billed as a trio (Norman on organ, his wife Vi on piano, and Jack Vaughn on guitar), they were often a quartet, augmented by either Dave Alldred or Mike Mitchell on drums. This compilation presents the Very Best of the Trio's recordings between 1954-60 and includes all their hits and best-known numbers, viz: 'Mood Indigo' (their biggest chart record), 'On The Alamo', 'Almost Paradise', 'The First Kiss', 'Moondreams' (which features Buddy Holly on guitar) and Vi Petty's cover of Holly's 'True Love Ways'.


  1. Name
  2. Mood Indigo
  3. Pettys Little Polka
  4. If You See Me Crying
  5. (When Its) Darkness On The Delta
  6. On The Alamo
  7. Echo Polka
  8. Three Little Kisses
  9. I Wonder Why
  10. Hey! Good Lookin!
  11. Oh! You Pretty Woman
  12. Solitude
  13. Orchids In The Moonlight
  14. Lily Of The Valley
  15. Almost Paradise
  16. Its Been A Long Long Time
  17. The First Kiss (Vocal)
  18. The First Kiss (Instrumental)
  19. Im Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
  20. Old Cape Cod
  21. Moondreams
  22. Toy Boy
  23. Full Moon And Empty Arms
  24. Dream Lover
  25. Down From The Clouds
  26. Little Black Samba
  27. Bring Your Heart
  28. Ditty Dum
  29. Every Day
  30. King Bee
  31. True Love Ways
  32. Kiss Me Goodnight
  33. Weird
  34. Find Me A Golden Street
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