Jimmy Young: I’ll Sing To You
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Cat No: RTR4244
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 7th April 2014
Relive the pre-radio presenter days of Jimmy Young when he was Britainís premier heart-throb crooner. Here is the best CD to cover those vintage years.
Leslie Young, otherwise Sir Jimmy Young (b.1923), is of course most famous for 'the JY Prog' and as a doyen of broadcasters for nearly four decades. Only those of us well into our late 60s or beyond are likely to remember personally his days as a heart-throb crooner. Yet he was indeed once one of Britainís greatest popular singers and he has an enviable chart history to prove it.
'Iíll Sing To You' is exactly what Jimmy Young does on this Retrospective release. Here are 30 of the best from the time when he was arguably Britainís no.1 male singer.
His earliest success was the appropriately named Nat King Cole cover Too Young. He also had success duetting with Petula Clark on Broken Heart, and with standards such as Because Of You. Moving to Decca, he broke into the charts with Faith Can Move Mountains before really hitting the big time and becoming the very first British artist to make No.1 with successive issues. These were The Man From Laramie and, before that, the immortal Unchained Melody.
But Jimmy made many more fine recordings too, such as the Top Ten hits Eternally, Chain Gang and More, and other memorable numbers such as Someone On Your Mind, Little Things Mean A Lot, You Belong To Me, Kiss Of Fire and Itís All In The Game.
Listen to Jimmy and feel young again!
1. Iíll Sing to You
2. Donít Worry íBout Me
3. Broken Heart (Duet with Petula Clark)
4. Too Young
5. Because of You
6. The Green Glens of Antrim
7. And So To Sleep Again
8. Itís All In The Game
9. Kiss of Fire
10. I Thought of You Last Night
11. Faith Can Move Mountains
12. Moon Above Malaya
13. My Favourite Song
14. You Belong to Me
15. Why Donít You Believe Me?
16. Till I Waltz Again with You
17. Iím Walking behind You
19. Wish You Were Here
20. Ebb Tide
21. Little Things Mean a Lot
22. The High and the Mighty
23. Unchained Melody
24. The Man from Laramie
25. Someone on Your Mind
26. Chain Gang
27. The Wayward Wind
28. Rich Man, Poor Man
30. Round and Round
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