JIMMY DURANTE (1893 – 1980) – TRACK 12
American singer, pianist, comedian & actor. Nicknamed ‘Schozzola’ because of his big nose. Had a distinctive gravelly voice & comic language. One of America’s most familiar & popular entertainers of the 1920’s through to the 1960’s. Other Hits: Inka Pinka Do, Hot Patatta, As Time Goes By.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG (1901 – 1971) – TRACK 15
The greatest of all jazz musicians. Known as Satchmo, widely recognized as a founder father of jazz. Had amazing technical ability & a joy for life. Both an instrumentalist & vocalist. Appeared in over 30 films as a gifted actor. Recorded hit songs for 5 decades. Frequently toured worldwide, performing an average of 300 concerts each year. Other Hits: What a Wonderful World, Jeepers Creepers.
PERRY COMO (1912 – 2001) – TRACKS 5 & 10
An Italian American crooner during later half of the 20th century. Sold over 60 million records, having 14 US pop chart No. 1 singles. He was the first artist to have 10 records sell more than 1 million copies. His television show achieved the highest rating of any vocalist to date. Other Hits: Till the End of Time, Catch a Falling Star, Magic Moments.
DEAN MARTIN (1917 – 1995) – TRACK 9
Born Dino Crocetti. The King of Cool. An entertainer enjoying success in music, film, television & stage. The eternal essence of cool, with highball & cigarette always in hand. Acted in comedy films with Jerry Lewis for 10 years. His television specials very popular. Acted in 51 films & television career lasted 19 years. Almost 40 singles on charts, 3 reaching no 1. Other Hits: That’s Amore, Volare, Everybody loves Somebody.
NAT KING COLE (1919 – 1965) – TRACK 1
Born Nathanial Coles. Popular American singer, songwriter & jazz pianist. A leading jazz pianist & known as “The Man with the Velvet Voice”. First African American to have his own radio program & television show. Sold over 50 million records & appeared in a few movies. Other Hits: Straighten Up & Fly Right, Unforgettable, Mona Lisa.
TONY BENNETT (1926 – Present) – TRACK 4
Internationally acclaimed ballad singer. Close friend of Frank Sinatra. Sold over 50 million records. An accomplished painter. First big hit “Because of You” in 1950. Other Hits: Blue Velvet, Rags to Riches, I Left my Heart in San Francisco.
MATT MONRO (1930 – 1985) – TRACK 8
Born Terence Parsons. In early 60’s he became Britain’s No. 1 male singer. Frank Sinatra said “His pitch was right on the nose & his word enunciation letter perfect.” First big hit “Portrait of my Love” Sang the James Bond movie sound track ‘From Russia with Love’. Other Hits: Born Free, My Kind of Girl.
BOBBY DARIN (1936 – 1973) – TRACKS 2 & 16
Popular rock & roll American teen idol of the late 1950’s. Widely respected for being a multi-talented, versatile performer in both music & acting. Great entertainer. Other Hits: Splish Splash, Dream Lover, Mack the Knife.
ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (1936 – present) – TRACKS 3 & 11
Born Arnold Dorsey. Billed the King of Romance. Most of his recordings are love songs. Adopted the stage name after the famous German opera composer. Sold over 150 million records. One of the world’s premier live performers. Other Hits: Release Me, The Last Waltz, Quando Quando, Spanish Eyes.
TRINI LOPEZ (1937 – Present) – TRACKS 7 & 18
Latin singing sensation, beginning in the early 60’s. Singer, songwriter, actor & nightclub performer. He has more than 50 albums to his credit. An equally talented actor. Many of his hits he wrote, including “If I Had a Hammer” & “Lemon Tree”. His most successful international hit was “La Bamba”.
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD (1939 – 1999) – TRACKS 6 & 13
Born Mary O’Brien. Regarded as Britain’s greatest female singer & finest soul singer of all time. One of few woman successfully recording jazz, blues, R&B, soul pop & rock. A woman who sang with deep emotion, having a solo recording career from 1963 to 1995. Other Hits – I Close my Eyes & Count to Ten, Wishin’ & Hopin’, Anyone who Had a Heart.
THE FOUR ACES (1949 – 1987) – TRACK 17
Internationally acclaimed, close harmony, all male quartet from Philadelphia. Original members Al Alberts, Dave Mahoney, Rosario Voccaro, Louis Silvestri. Musicians & showmen, delighting audiences of all ages. 25 chart hits & 10 top tens. Sold over 100 million records. Current quartet all new members. Other Hits: It’s no Sin, Heart & Soul, Mr Sandman.
JOHNNY MATHIS (1956 – Present) – TRACK 14
Popular American romantic jazz & pop singer. More an album than singles artist. Also a star athlete as a high jumper & hurdler. Recorded over 110 albums & sold over 100 million records. Recording career spanned six decades. First artist to have a Greatest Hits album released. Other Hits: A Certain Smile, When a Child is Born.


Keyboard and Programming: Tony Drake
Vocals: Harry Curtis • Support Vocals: Natalie Grever
Guitars: Jonny Blundell • Clarinet and Sax: Len Richey