Although it's theme song, UNCHAINED MELODY, sold in it's millions and has gone on to become one of the most recorded songs of all time, the movie from whence it originated, "Unchained" (1954), was a relatively obscure film-noir about a convict in a medium security prison, the leading role played by American footballer Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, who'd never acted before. This unique compilation presents twenty-nine different versions of 'Unchained Melody', across a wide range of musical styles. It includes the four biggest 'original' 1954 American hits, by Les Baxter, Al Hibbler, Roy Hamilton and June Valli, as well as Jimmy Young and Liberace's successful UK cover versions, while the 'original' movie soundtrack clip features Todd Duncan. Rock & Roll is represented via Gene Vincent, Ricky Nelson, Conway Twitty and Duane Eddy; Doo-Wop by The Teddy Bears, The Fleetwoods and The Blackwells; R&B/Soul by Sam Cooke, Tony Middleton, Steve Alaimo, Bobby Day and Gerry Granahan; Country by Chet Atkins, Marty Robbins, The Browns and Floyd Cramer; UK Pop by Cliff Richard and Frank Ifield; MOR by Mantovani, Pat Boone, Andy Williams and The Lettermen.
Although it's theme song, UNCHAINED MELODY, sold in it's millions and has gone on to become one of the most recorded songs of all time, the movie from whence it originated, "Unchained" (1954), was a relatively obscure film-noir about a convict in a medium security prison, the leading role played by American footballer Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, who'd never acted before. This unique compilation presents twenty-nine different versions of 'Unchained Melody', across a wide range of musical styles. It includes the four biggest 'original' 1954 American hits, by Les Baxter, Al Hibbler, Roy Hamilton and June Valli, as well as Jimmy Young and Liberace's successful UK cover versions, while the 'original' movie soundtrack clip features Todd Duncan. Rock & Roll is represented via Gene Vincent, Ricky Nelson, Conway Twitty and Duane Eddy; Doo-Wop by The Teddy Bears, The Fleetwoods and The Blackwells; R&B/Soul by Sam Cooke, Tony Middleton, Steve Alaimo, Bobby Day and Gerry Granahan; Country by Chet Atkins, Marty Robbins, The Browns and Floyd Cramer; UK Pop by Cliff Richard and Frank Ifield; MOR by Mantovani, Pat Boone, Andy Williams and The Lettermen.
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Unchained Melody: 29 Killer Versions / Various
Artist: Unchained Melody: 29 Killer Versions / Various
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1. Les Baxter ;?His Chorus ; Orchestra
2. Sam Cooke
3. Duane Eddy
4. The Fleetwoods
5. Gene Vincent ; The Blue Caps
6. Tony Middleton
7. The Lettermen
8. Ricky Nelson
9. Cliff Richard ; The Shadows
10. Gerry Granahan
11. The Blackwells
12. Chet Atkins
13. Roy Hamilton
14. Bobby Day
15. Frank Ifield
16. The Teddy Bears
17. The Browns
18. Steve Alaimo
19. Floyd Cramer
20. Marty Robbins
21. Conway Twitty
22. Pat Boone
23. Liberace
24. June Valli
25. Andy Williams
26. Jimmy Young
27. Mantovani ; His Orchestra
28. Al Hibbler
29. Todd Duncan (Movie Version)

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Although it's theme song, UNCHAINED MELODY, sold in it's millions and has gone on to become one of the most recorded songs of all time, the movie from whence it originated, "Unchained" (1954), was a relatively obscure film-noir about a convict in a medium security prison, the leading role played by American footballer Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch, who'd never acted before. This unique compilation presents twenty-nine different versions of 'Unchained Melody', across a wide range of musical styles. It includes the four biggest 'original' 1954 American hits, by Les Baxter, Al Hibbler, Roy Hamilton and June Valli, as well as Jimmy Young and Liberace's successful UK cover versions, while the 'original' movie soundtrack clip features Todd Duncan. Rock & Roll is represented via Gene Vincent, Ricky Nelson, Conway Twitty and Duane Eddy; Doo-Wop by The Teddy Bears, The Fleetwoods and The Blackwells; R&B/Soul by Sam Cooke, Tony Middleton, Steve Alaimo, Bobby Day and Gerry Granahan; Country by Chet Atkins, Marty Robbins, The Browns and Floyd Cramer; UK Pop by Cliff Richard and Frank Ifield; MOR by Mantovani, Pat Boone, Andy Williams and The Lettermen.