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The Georgia Gibbs Hit List - Kiss of Fire

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Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
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Available
Release Date:
28-08-2015
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604988261622
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
JASMCD2616
The Georgia Gibbs Hit List - Kiss of Fire
The Georgia Gibbs Hit List - Kiss of Fire

Description

One of the finest singers of her era, Georgia Gibbs' mellifluous, Jazz-tinged voice provided a clear link to the Big Band era she'd grown up in, long before she became an unlikely 50s Pop star. Indeed, she was already in her thirties when she registered her first hit, in 1950, with the much-covered 'If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked A Cake)', which made the U.S. Top 5. A highly versatile singer, Georgia became briefly notorious in the mid-50s for her unlikely covers of R&B hits by Lavern Baker ('Tweedle Dee', 'Tra La La'), Etta James ('The Wallflower' aka Dance with Me Henry), Louis Jordan ('I Want You To 8200;Be My Baby'), Cathy Ryan ('24 Hours A Day (365 A Year)', etc, although she also successfully covered C&W material (Bonnie Lou's 'Seven Lonely Days') and even R&R (Jerry Lee Lewis' 'Great Balls Of Fire'). Between 1950-58 she chalked up no less than twenty-eight U.S. hit records - including two U.S. #1s, 'Kiss Of Fire' and 'Dance With Me Henry' - all of which appear on this unique compilation. Surprisingly, perhaps, several of these sides are making their first appearance on CD herein. Gibbs unexpectedly retired from singing in the mid-60s - whilst she was still very much at the peak of her popularity, fronting her own TV 8200;series - and she never recorded again, despite being inundated with offers.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. If I Knew You Were Comin (Idve Baked A Cake)
  3. (Play A) Simple Melody (With Bob Crosby)
  4. I Still Feel The Same About You
  5. Toms Tune
  6. Good Morning Mr Echo
  7. While You Danced, Danced, Danced
  8. Cry
  9. Kiss Of Fire
  10. So Madly In Love
  11. My Favourite Song
  12. A Moth And A Flame
  13. Seven Lonely Days
  14. A Home Lovin Man
  15. Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell
  16. My Sin
  17. Wait For Me, Darling
  18. Love Me
  19. Tweedle Dee
  20. Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)
  21. Sweet And Gentle
  22. Blueberries
  23. I Want You To Be My Baby
  24. Goodbye To Rome (Arrivederci Roma)
  25. 24 Hours A Day (365 A Year)
  26. Rock Right
  27. Kiss Me Another
  28. Happiness Street
  29. Tra La La
  30. Silent Lips
  31. Walking The Floor Over You
  32. Great Balls Of Fire
  33. The Hula Hoop Song
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