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Magic Moments with Perry Como; His 53 finest 1939-59 rec. 1939-59 RETROSPECTIVE RTS 4201 [78:45 +77:45] £9 post free

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Herman FINCK (1872 - 1939) Finck Album Kelli Uustani; Pirjo Levandi (sopranos); Mart Sander (baritone) Bel Etage Theatre Orchestra/Mart Sander rec. 2007, MusicWorks Studio, Tallinn, Estonia. DDD No texts DIVINE ART DIVERSIONS DDV 62402 [67.54] [JW]

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The Golden Age of the Light Music - Stereo into the Sixties GUILD LIGHT MUSIC GLCD5192 [73:20] [JF]

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Hello Dolly! – The Original Broadway Cast Recording Music and Lyrics by Jerry HERMAN starring Carol Channing as Dolly Levi and David Burns (as Horace Vandergelder) with Eileen Brennan, Sondra Lee and Charles Nelson Reilly rec. 1964 SONY MASTERWORKS BROADWAY 88697499212 [42:44] [IL]

A very successful refurbishment. A real tonic, I defy you to refrain from tapping your feet. Three cheers for Dolly!

Richard RODGERS (1902-1972) and Oscar HAMMERSTEIN (1895-1960) South Pacific - Original Broadway Cast recording featuring Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza rec. 1949 SONY MASTERWORKS BROADWAY 88697 499192 [c.65:00?] [IL]


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