(2011) Hollywood Hi-Fi

Various Artists

... read moreSimilar in derivation to Rhino's Golden Throat series, this compilation is the audio companion to the book of the same name or vice versa. It collects up 18 performances by celebrities whose appearances in front of a microphone were far better served by doing something other than singing. Starting...

08:05′:31″ 166 Songs

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Brahms' Lullaby
3:05
2
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Paducah
4:33
3
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Would I Love You
3:03
4
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Coconut Water
2:45
5
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On An Evening In Roma
2:28
6
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Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
1:57
7
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Sand In My Shoes
3:17
8
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Wish You Were Here
3:15
9
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Jean And Dinah
2:45
10
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I Like Myself
4:07
11
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Alo Alo
2:44
12
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I'm No Angel
3:37
13
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Everybody Sing
2:56
14
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Baby It's Cold Outside
4:46
15
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Co, Co, Co, Co, Ro
2:46
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Over The River
2:37
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The Sound Of Music
2:35
18
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Sleepy Time Gal
2:51
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Cuanta Le Gusta
2:07
20
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Turn Me Loose On Broadway-Bette Davis
2:25
21
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Off Again, On Again
2:30
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Little Ol' Tune
3:07
23
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Wind Up Toy
2:08
24
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Moonlight And Shadows
2:42
25
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Tic, Tic, Tic
2:45
26
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When I Love, I Love
2:35
27
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A Guy What Takes His Time
2:44
28
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The Glory Of Love
2:14
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Pretty Baby
3:02
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Give Me The Man
3:07
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Dear Mr. Gable
3:58
32
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After You've Gone
2:21
33
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Matilda, Matilda
2:35
34
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I Learn A Merengue, Mama
3:06
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The Boy Next Door
3:30
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Caroom Pa Pa
3:06
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On The Good Ship Lollipop
3:53
38
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Ain't It The Truth
2:32
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I, Yi, Yi, Yi,
2:19
40
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Love Is Here To Stay
3:58
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The Preacher
2:21
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Kokomo, Indiana
3:54
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If You've Gotta Go, Go Now
2:51
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You Turn Me On
3:01
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What Is This Generation Coming To
2:42
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Hit The Road To Dreamland
2:53
47
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My Honey's Lovin' Arms
1:56
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Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
3:09
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Off The Record
3:13
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Rocky Mountain Moon
3:42
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Over The Rainbow
3:29
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The Very Thought Of You
3:01
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Dream
3:23
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With A Song In My Heart
3:10
55
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I Remember You
2:43
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Frankie And Johnny
2:24
57
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A Fine Romance
2:42
58
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Oh My Goodness
3:50
59
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Chica Chica Boom Chic
2:28
60
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Bambu
2:36
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Mama Eu Quero
2:42
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All I Do Is Dream Of You
2:47
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Nervous
3:29
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April Showers
3:17
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Let's Do It
1:04
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Dardanella
2:50
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Mean To Me
3:56
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The Ballad Of Thunder Road
2:31
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Not Me
3:03
70
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I May Be Wrong
3:04
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Look For The Silver Lining
3:16
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You Can't Always Have What You Want
3:34
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I'm In The Mood For Love
3:05
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Yolanda
2:34
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Let's Put Out The Lights
2:46
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River Of No Return
2:14
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Cuddle Up A Little Closer
3:14
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It Might As Well Be Spring
3:10
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Roaches
2:11
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They Dance All Night
2:32
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My New Year's Resolutions
2:47
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Lucky Day
2:47
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C'est Lui
3:01
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Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
2:36
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Rhumboogie
2:37
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Take Me Out To The Ball Game
2:06
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Mack The Black
3:47
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They Won't Know Me
3:02
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Que E Que Bahiana Tem
2:30
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I Was Saying To The Moon
2:24
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Let Yourself Go
2:33
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Toudras Em Madrid
2:41
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And This Is Me Beloved
2:52
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Boom Room
3:24
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Anyone Can See I Love You
1:23
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Good Night Sweetheart
3:13
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Love And Marriage
2:38
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Come Rain Or Come Shine
3:42
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Where Did The Night Go
3:06
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Don't Fence Me In
1:38
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I'm Through With Love
2:30
102
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They're Either Too Young Or Too Old
5:02
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Bye Bye Blues
3:48
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Tea For Two
3:12
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In The Still Of The Night
1:36
106
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Mix And Mingle
2:18
107
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My Funny Valentine
2:31
108
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Lazy River
3:14
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Little Donkey
2:14
110
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My Man
4:53
111
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Now You Has Jazz
4:14
112
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Cheek To Cheek
5:02
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If I Only Had A Brain
3:41
114
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The Touch Of Your Hand
2:15
115
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Lullaby Of Broadway
2:54
116
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Bambale
2:31
117
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Burlington Bertie From Bow
2:40
118
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I'm Just Wild About Harry
1:48
119
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Stormy Weather
3:52
120
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Falling In Love Again
3:12
121
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Ain't It A Shame About Mame'
2:30
122
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I Can't Begin To Tell You
3:16
123
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Take Me Down To Lover's Row
2:36
124
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From A Logical Point Of View
3:01
125
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My Rifle, My Pony And Me
2:48
126
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Every Baby Needs A Da-Da-Daddy
2:57
127
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Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart
3:41
128
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Too Marvelous For Words
3:17
129
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Puttin' On The Ritz
2:36
130
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At The Jazz Band Ball
3:02
131
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Give My Regards To Broadway
1:08
132
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Let's Sing Like A Dixieland Band
2:21
133
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Chicago
2:13
134
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This Year's Kisses
1:50
135
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Cae Cae
2:29
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South American Way
2:55
137
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Everybody Loves Somebody
2:28
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You're A Grand Old Flag
1:38
139
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I'll See You In My Dreams
1:57
140
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Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
3:01
141
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The Trolley Song
4:04
142
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You Can't Love 'Em All
2:40
143
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Sleep Warm
3:54
144
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It's Raining Sunbeams
2:09
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Well, Did You Evah
3:50
146
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Indian Love Call
3:31
147
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Never In A Million Years
2:43
148
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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
2:46
149
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All Of You
2:43
150
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We're In The Money
2:35
151
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Dream A Little Dream Of Me
3:18
152
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I Only Have Eyes For You
3:20
153
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You Do Something To Me
3:04
154
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Slow Down
2:54
155
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Muskrat Ramble
3:03
156
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Hooray For Hollywood
2:33
157
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Rio Bravo
3:03
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Mama, Looka Boo Boo
2:55
159
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It's Magic
3:26
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Goodnight, My Love
3:07
161
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Get On Board, Li'l Children
1:11
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Sugar
5:13
163
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My Walking Stick
2:27
164
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Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
3:31
165
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Brother Bill
3:01
166
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The Moon Of Manakoora
2:54
Released 25 January 2011, Classic Music International

Review

Similar in derivation to Rhino's Golden Throat series, this compilation is the audio companion to the book of the same name or vice versa. It collects up 18 performances by celebrities whose appearances in front of a microphone were far better served by doing something other than singing. Starting with the beyond inept yelping of Bette Davis on "Turn Me Loose On Broadway" with stops along the way to sample Robert Mitchum's calypso turn on "What's This Generation Coming To," the Brady Bunch's sickly sweet version of the Beatles' "Love Me Do," and Joe Pesci's "Got To Get You Into My Life," this compilation heads into territory not previously delved into by the Rhino sets. While tracks like Joe E. Ross' "Ooh Ooh," Steve Allen's "How's Your Sister," and Dennis Weaver's "Chicken Mash" are clearly novelty fodder, Raquel Welch's "I'm Ready To Groove" and Anthony Quinn's "What Is Love?" are deadly in earnest, making them even funnier, which is the whole point, isn't it? ~ Cub Koda