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The Headliners, The Gift

The Headliners is a title for this compilation album by Columbia Record. This album has been pressed exclusively for Club Members, and the Club Fifth Anniversary Gift to music lovers. This superb limited edition recording was made as a thank giving for members of Columbia Record Club.

The Headliners consist of 12 songs by several leading singer and band under Columbia management from 1955 to 1960. Perhaps this generation now are at least 60 years old. This album is truly superb and special, because it’s tracks are all hits. Although I especially give a special comment to four songs: Cavalry Command (Mitch Miller and The Gang), Every Body Loves Saturday Night (The Brothers Four), Sabre Dance (Andre Kostelanetz), and Begin the Beguine (Tony Bennett).

Cavalry Command is sounded like music for military march. Every Body Loves Saturday Night is a weekly theme song which actually must be more popular than Happy Birthday song. This song can be sung every saturday. Begin the Beguine is special because it was interpretated by legendary voice Tony Bennett.*

From Franz Lehar to Tony Bennets

Semi Classics

1. Mantovani and His Orchestra
Title: Waltzes of Irving Berlin
Publisher: London Records

2. Franz Lehar conducting The Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich
Title: Music of Franz Lehar
Publisher: Decca

3. Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra
Title: Lure of The Tropies
Publsiher: Columbia

4. Columbia Artists
Title: The Headliners
Publisher: Columbia (1960)