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Platinum & Gold Collection: Perry Como

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Album Review

A brief 12-track collection of Perry Como's hits from his RCA period (1943-1987), Platinum & Gold Collection includes a few of his good-time '50s hits — "Papa Loves Mambo," "Magic Moments," "Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom)" — as well as two of the songs that made his career early on: "It's Impossible" and "Far Away Places." At barely a half-hour, though, this should be a choice for the budget-minded record-buyer. A few reluctant collectors may have their opinions altered when they notice the presence of the rare title "Somebody Up There Likes Me," and the even more obscure "Weave Me the Sunshine" (the latter a recording from 1974 which makes its CD debut here).

Customer Reviews

Great song!

This is one of the best versions of "Weave me the sunshine" I have ever heard! Thanks a lot Perry!


Born: May 18, 1912 in Canonsburg, PA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

One of the most popular vocalists between the end of World War II and the rise of rock & roll in the mid-'50s, Perry Como perfected the post-big-band approach to pop music by lending his own irresistible, laid-back singing -- influenced by Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo -- to the popular hits of the day on radio, TV, and LP. Both his early traditional crooning style plus his later relaxed manner and focus on novelty material were heavily indebted to Bing Crosby, though Como's appeal during the early...
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