This collection of 8 discs may be the most comprehensive collection of its type. There are a total of 120 songs from almost as many artists. There are a few artists represented more than once, with The Kingston Trio represented by 9 songs, every one memorable. The era represented by these songs spans about ten years. The earliest songs in this collection date back to the late 1950's. The latest songs date to about 1968.
The fifties and sixties were such a wonderful time to grow up and fall in love. It was the first time teenagers had their own music and their own love songs. Time Life is proud to offer The Teen Years, a new 10-CD, 150-song collection filled with teen idols, doo-wop groups, girl groups and more.
The History of Rock and Roll is a mammoth and, when considered on its own terms, frequently successful undertaking. The series, which was first presented in 1995, consumes some 578 minutes, with 10 episodes (there are no bonus features) spread out over five discs. Its pedigree is impressive, as is its scope, beginning in the pre-rock days of bluesman Muddy Waters and boogie woogie master Louis Jordan and continuing through the death of Kurt Cobain and the birth of the Lollapalooza festival in the mid-1990s. Along the way, dozens of big-name performers (with the notable exception of the Beatles) are on hand to lead us through the story.
A collection of hits from the times of World War II 1939-1945. Includes legendary performers - Glenn Miller, Oscar Peterson, Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Coleman Hawkins, George Formby, Nat King Cole, Gracie Fields …
Your Hit Parade – was a 41-volume series issued by Time-Life during the late 1980s and early 1990s, spotlighting popular music from the pre-rock era years of 1940-1954, and non-rock and roll songs from 1955 through mid-1960s.
Much like Time-Life's other series chronicling popular music, volumes in the "Your Hit Parade" series covered a specific time period, including single years in some volumes and stylistic trends in others.