Merv Griffin - Early in the Day - The Singles Collection
Cat. no: JASCD865
Release Date: 5th March 2021
Genre: Easy Listening
Merv Griffin was one of the major television personalities of the latter part of the 20th Century.
‘Early in the Day’ features some of Griffin’s earliest recordings as a member of the Freddy Martin orchestra, many appearing for the first time in nearly 70 years: “Long Ago (And Far Away)”, “I’ve Told Every Little Star”, “The Song Is You”, “Sleigh Ride”, “Mambo Jambo”, “Sam’s Song”, and many more.
His early single sessions with Hugo Winterhalter for RCA Victor are now released together for the first time: “Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle”, “If I Forget You”, “The Morning Side of the Mountain”, and several others. His classic album of Irish songs with conductor Sidney Green in great fidelity is included.
Later ‘50s sessions with Percy Faith, Paul Weston, The Norman Luboff Choir, Xavier Cugat, and Mitch Miller are heard again after many years. Overall, it’s Merv Griffin at his earliest and best!
CD 1: Belle, Belle, My Liberty Belle / I Fall In Love With You Ev’ry Day / If I Forget You / Eternally / The Morning Side Of The Mountain / I Love The Sunshine Of Your Smile / Be My Life’s Companion / Tuh Pocket, Tuh Pocket (Mississippi River Boat) / They Say You Cry / Isle Of Innisfree / The Humour Is On Me Now / Galway Bay / The Wild Colonial Boy / I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen / The Kerry Dance / Mush Mush Mush Tural I Addy / The Young May Moon / The Hills Of County Clare / It Happens Every Spring (Film Title Theme) / Portrait
Of Jennie (Film Title Theme) / River In The Moonlight / Snowflakes / Heaven Dropped Her Curtain Down / The Third Man Theme (Film Title Theme) / Long Ago (And Far Away)
CD 2: I’ve Told Every Little Star (Featured in “Music In The Air”) / Let’s Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep / By Lo Bye Lullaby / Weddin’ Day / The Song Is You (Featured in “Music In The Air”) / The Blossoms On The Bough / Timbales / Sam’s Song / Mambo Jambo / Sleigh Ride / Christmas Time / Merry Christmas Polka / Your Kiss / I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts / Deep In A Dream / Honey Lips / The Sweetheart Serenade / The Aba Daba Honeymoon / The Gang That Sang Heart Of My Heart / I’ll Be There / Sail! Sail! Sail! / The Story
Of Tina / Sweet And Gentle / All The Livelong Day / Joey, Joey, Joey (Featured in the Musical: “The Most Happy Fella”) / Do You Remember Me?
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