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Eddie Fisher Greatest Hits

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2001 audio CD release

Edmund John "Eddie" Fisher (born August 10, 1928) is an American singer and entertainer.   A pre-Rock and Roll vocalist, Fisher's strong and melodious tenor made him a teen idol and one of the most popular singers of the 1950s. He had … see full wiki

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Perhaps the finest collection ever assembled of this popular 1950's artist

  • Dec 12, 2008
During his heyday in the 1950's Eddie Fisher's popularity would rival such legendary performers as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and his labelmate at RCA records Perry Como. In that decade Eddie Fisher would place more than 50 singles on Billboard's "Best Selling Singles" chart. More impressively, he would amass a total of more than two dozen Top 20 hits. Yes, Eddie Fisher really was the #1 idol of the bobbysoxer generation in the pre-rock years of the early 1950's. Now RCA records pays tribute to one of their most popular artists of all-time with the 2001 release "Eddie Fisher: Greatest Hits". This extraordinary collection was issued as part of RCA's 100th Anniversary series. And if you love this stuff like I do this one proves to be a real keeper.
"Eddie Fisher: Greatest Hits" offers up 14 of Eddie's biggest and best. Of course you will find all of Eddie's biggest records in this collection including his monster 1952 hit "Anytime" which remained on the charts for over 7 months! If I had to choose Eddie's finest vocal performance ever it would have to be "I'm Yours" also from 1952. All these years later that tune still sends chills up and down my spine! When I was a little boy my mother would often speak of one of her all-time favorite songs. "Oh My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa)" spent a total of 8 weeks at the top of the charts in early 1954. This memorable tune was an English version of a song from the Swiss musical comedy "Fireworks". I was also very pleased to find tunes like "I Need You Now" and "Heart" included in this collection. Perhaps my very favorite song on this disc is Eddie's splendid take on Irving Berlin's "Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)" from the Fall of 1954. That tune has been very hard to come by and I am pleased to see it included here.
"Eddie Fisher: Greatest Hits" includes an informative 8 page booklet with notes on each and every tune in this collection. These are the original RCA Victor hit singles you would remember from the radio. No annoying re-recordings here. And I am happy to report that the sound quality is superb!. "Eddie Fisher: Greatest Hits" would be a welcome addition to any collection of American popular music. This is certainly a disc that I can highly recommend.

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