Patti Page: Sings Golden Hits Of The Boys

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Label: SEPIA
Catalog: SEP1223
Format: CD

Page, Patti

1 The Twist - 2:35 2 Georgia on My Mind - 3:28 3 Put Your Head on My Shoulder - 2:31 4 Don't Be Cruel (To a Heart That's True) - 2:08 5 (You've Got) Personality - 2:30 6 It's Just a Matter of Time - 2:40 7 I'm Walkin' - 2:06 8 Don't Worry - 3:15 9 Big Bad John - 3:07 10 Poor Little Fool - 2:40 11 I Almost Lost My Mind - 3:09 12 Mack the Knife - 3:05 13 Bye Bye Love [*] - 2:16 14 Dondi [*] - 2:37 15 Promise Me Thomas [*] - 2:04 16 Every Time I Hear Your Name [*] - 2:18 17 I Cry Myself to Sleep [*] - 2:15 18 Let's Cry Together [*] - 2:25 19 High on the Hill of Hope [*] - 2:35 20 The Sound of Music [*] - 2:35 21 Because Him is a Baby [*] - 2:22 22 Two Thousand, Two Hundred, Twenty-Three Miles [*] - 2:13 23 Summer Photographs [*] - 2:49 24 By a Long Shot [*] - 1:58 25 The Boy's Night Out [*] - 1:56 26 What Will My Future Be [*] - 2:27 27 I Need You [*] - 2:39

The idea behind Golden Hits of the Boys is intriguing: Patti Page, primarily known for her traditional pop vocal music, covers a bunch of country and rock songs that are, in many cases, wholly uncharacteristic of her usual output. The result is fun and even a little zany, but not, as you might expect, the weightiest album in Page's catalog. She has the distinction of being one of very few women to record Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" (and seems to see the humor in that even as she is singing), takes an easygoing approach to "Don't Be Cruel" and Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool," but turns in a surprisingly hard-hitting version of "The Twist." The songs were selected to serve the concept without completely alienating Page's longtime fans, so oldies like "Georgia on My Mind" and "(You've Got) Personality" crop up between the teen-oriented cuts. Golden Hits of the Boys is Page's brief joyride through the late-'50s and early-'60s pop charts with all the merriment and variety that suggests. ~ Greg Adams, Rovi

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