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Eileen Barton was a singer associated both with the early 1950s and with novelty pop songs of the era, the most famous being her No. 1 debut in 1950 with "If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked A Cake)". However, she had been around for several years on Broadway, on radio and as a classy big band singer and was very much associated with Frank Sinatra, appearing on radio with him in the mid-1940s. After recording briefly for Mercury in the '40s she recorded her landmark hit for the National label and carried on recording into the '60s by which time the changes in the pop landscape had overtaken her style. This great-value 55-track 2-CD collection comprises selected A & B sides from her releases on the Mercury, V-Disc, Capitol, National, Coral, Epic, MGM, United Artists and Crest labels during this era, including duets with Buddy Greco, Johnny Desmond and The McGuire Sisters, and Jimmy Wakely, plus 1944 radio broadcasts with Frank Sinatra. It features all her career hits, including the No. 1 "If I Knew You Were Coming (I'd've Baked a Cake)", and the Top 30 hits "Cry", "Pretend", "May I Take Two Giant Steps" and "Wishin'". As well as her familiar novelty material, it includes performances in sophisticated pop style and on dramatic ballads, as well as rock 'n' roll era teen pop in her later years. It's an entertaining showcase for her talent and versatility as an underestimated song stylist.
Eileen Barton was a singer associated both with the early 1950s and with novelty pop songs of the era, the most famous being her No. 1 debut in 1950 with "If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked A Cake)". However, she had been around for several years on Broadway, on radio and as a classy big band singer and was very much associated with Frank Sinatra, appearing on radio with him in the mid-1940s. After recording briefly for Mercury in the '40s she recorded her landmark hit for the National label and carried on recording into the '60s by which time the changes in the pop landscape had overtaken her style. This great-value 55-track 2-CD collection comprises selected A & B sides from her releases on the Mercury, V-Disc, Capitol, National, Coral, Epic, MGM, United Artists and Crest labels during this era, including duets with Buddy Greco, Johnny Desmond and The McGuire Sisters, and Jimmy Wakely, plus 1944 radio broadcasts with Frank Sinatra. It features all her career hits, including the No. 1 "If I Knew You Were Coming (I'd've Baked a Cake)", and the Top 30 hits "Cry", "Pretend", "May I Take Two Giant Steps" and "Wishin'". As well as her familiar novelty material, it includes performances in sophisticated pop style and on dramatic ballads, as well as rock 'n' roll era teen pop in her later years. It's an entertaining showcase for her talent and versatility as an underestimated song stylist.
824046343620

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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 08/05/2022
UPC: 824046343620

If I Knew You Were Comin': The Singles Collection
Artist: Eileen Barton
Format: CD
New: Available $17.34
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DISC: 1

1. Come Out Wherever You Are
2. Together
3. You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
4. They Say It's Wonderful
5. One-Zy Two-Zy
6. Lover Come Back to Me, (It's Gonna Be a) Great Day
7. Would You Believe Me?
8. If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked a Cake)
9. Poco Loco in the Coco
10. Honey, Won't You Honeymoon with Me
11. May I Take Two Giant Steps
12. What Will Be, Will Be
13. I Met Him at One O'Clock
14. Syncopated Clock
15. Hold Me Just a Little Longer, Daddy
16. Cry
17. Wishin'
18. To Be Loved By You
19. Red Rose Waltz
20. You Intrigue Me
21. Easy Easy Baby
22. The Night Before Christmas Song
23. Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
24. Tennessee Tango
25. Too Proud to Cry
26. Pretend
27. Pot Luck
28. Toys
29. Anytime Anywhere
30. Don't Ask Me Why
31. Away Up There
32. Pine Tree, Pine Over Me
33. Jesse James
34. Twilight Time in Tennessee
35. Sway
36. A Husband
37. And Then
38. Without Love
39. Punch
40. The Year We Fell in Love
41. I Wish You'd Fall in Love with Me
42. Fujiyama Mama
43. How Could You Forget Me
44. Here I Am in Love Again
45. Cry Me a River
46. Teenage Heart
47. Too Close for Comfort
48. I'll Be Laughing at My Tears
49. Then I'll Be Tired of You
50. Que Pasa, My Love
51. Everybody's Buddy
52. Hearts Are Funny Things
53. When Love Happens to You
54. That Old Feeling
55. Oh, Love

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Eileen Barton was a singer associated both with the early 1950s and with novelty pop songs of the era, the most famous being her No. 1 debut in 1950 with "If I Knew You Were Comin' (I'd've Baked A Cake)". However, she had been around for several years on Broadway, on radio and as a classy big band singer and was very much associated with Frank Sinatra, appearing on radio with him in the mid-1940s. After recording briefly for Mercury in the '40s she recorded her landmark hit for the National label and carried on recording into the '60s by which time the changes in the pop landscape had overtaken her style. This great-value 55-track 2-CD collection comprises selected A & B sides from her releases on the Mercury, V-Disc, Capitol, National, Coral, Epic, MGM, United Artists and Crest labels during this era, including duets with Buddy Greco, Johnny Desmond and The McGuire Sisters, and Jimmy Wakely, plus 1944 radio broadcasts with Frank Sinatra. It features all her career hits, including the No. 1 "If I Knew You Were Coming (I'd've Baked a Cake)", and the Top 30 hits "Cry", "Pretend", "May I Take Two Giant Steps" and "Wishin'". As well as her familiar novelty material, it includes performances in sophisticated pop style and on dramatic ballads, as well as rock 'n' roll era teen pop in her later years. It's an entertaining showcase for her talent and versatility as an underestimated song stylist.
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