Hits Collection 1948-60
The early '50s was a heyday for vocal groups, riding the wave of middle-of-the-road popular music in the Tin Pan Alley-dominated years before rock 'n' roll changed pop music for ever. The Ames Brothers were one of the most popular of those groups, making their US chart debut in 1948, and racking up a lengthy string of hits over the next few years, including memorable No. 1s like "Rag Mop", "Sentimental Me" and "You, You, You". Their following was such that despite the upheaval that rock 'n' roll occasioned in the pop landscape, they continued having chart entries right through to the start of the new decade. This great-value 54-track 2-CD collection comprises all of the Billboard Top 100 entries they achieved during their career, including their UK Top 3 hit "Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane", plus all their Cash Box Top 40 entries which did not feature in Billboard, recording initially for Coral before moving to RCA in 1953. Apart from those mentioned above, it features classic big hits like "Music, Music Music", "Can Anyone Explain" "Undecided", "Tammy" and "Melodie D'Amour". It's an evocative and definitive souvenir of one of the most popular and successful groups of their era.