Various Artists – Easter Parade – CD

Band: Various Artists

Label: Bear Family

Format: CD


Easter Parade
While in Europe the Easter promenade ‐ luckily in the spring sun ‐ is a tradition, in the cities of North America people meet after the church mass on Easter Sunday for the traditional Easter Parade. Legendary composer Irving Berlin wrote the music for the Hollywood classic ‘Easter Parade’ starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The title song can be heard here in the interpretation of Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine!

Egbert The Easter Egg
Egbert The Easter Egg is a rare recording that was put on for children at the time and became a classic, heard here in the version performed by Betty Clooney (sister of Rosemary Clooney and aunt of George Clooney). From the then 7‐year‐old British Beverley Bunt you can hear My Choc’late Rabbit, a rare recording as well as that of her compatriots Rex and The Minors with their Triumph single or the two sides of an extremely rare shellac disc by the British Frederic Curzon ‐ in brilliant sound quality. Many rare recordings appear on CD for the first time. Stylistically, the spectrum ranges from rock ‘n’ roll, country and R&B to jazz/easy listening and pop, with artists such as Noël Coward, Johnny Hodges, Jo Stafford, Jeri Southern, Chris Connor, Vera Lynn and last but not least Bing Crosby. A wonderful soundtrack to the joyful outdoor Easter garden party with the most beautiful sunshine!

Track listing
01 Peter Cottontail ‐ Jimmy Wakely
02 Suddenly It’s Spring ‐ Chris Connor
03 Up Jumped The Rabbit ‐ Frankie Lymon
04 Funny Bunny ‐ Fay Darling
05 Spring Fever ‐ Ernie Freeman
06 Two Easter Sunday Sweethearts ‐ Vera Lynn
07 Easter Parade ‐ Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine
08 Egbert The Easter Egg ‐ Betty Clooney & The Sandpipers
09 My Choc’late Rabbit ‐ Beverly Bunt
10 The Easter Egg Parade ‐ Jimmy Wakely
11 Chicken In The Basket ‐ The Tri‐Tones
12 Chicken In The Basket ‐ Billy Bland
13 Pickin’ The Chicken ‐ Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant
14 Chicken Sax ‐ Rex & The Minors
15 Let’s Do It (The Chicken Scratch) ‐ Jimmy McCracklin
16 The Ol’ Spring Fever ‐ Bing Crosby
17 Spring Idyll ‐ Cedric Dumont & The New Dance Orchestra
18 Something To Do With Spring ‐ Noél Coward
19 Little Rabbit Blues ‐ Johnny Hodges & The Ellington Men
20 April Love ‐ Pat Boone
21 Main Title From ‘April Love’ ‐ Lionel Newman & His Orchestra
22 Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring ‐ Jimmie Rodgers
23 In The Spring Of The Year ‐ Joe Graydon w. Four Hits & A Miss
24 Don’t You Go Chicken ‐ Rudy Preston with Tommy Scott & His Ramblers
25 The Chicken ‐ Chubby Checker
26 The Rooster ‐ Chuck Higgins
27 Chicken Necks ‐ Don & Juan
28 Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year ‐ Jeri Southern
29 All The Things You Are (From ‘Very Warm For May’) ‐ Jo Stafford

GENRE: Vintage Rock’n’roll
BARCODE: 5397102176586