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Vera Lynn Golden Greats (3-CD)

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Vera Lynn: Golden Greats (3-CD)

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Article properties: Vera Lynn: Golden Greats (3-CD)

  • Interpret: Vera Lynn

  • Album titlle: Golden Greats (3-CD)

  • Year of publication 2001
  • Genre Pop

  • Label DISKY

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0724357901024

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Lynn, Vera - Golden Greats (3-CD) CD 1
01 There's A New World Over The Skyline Vera Lynn
02 I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time Vera Lynn
03 Coming Home Vera Lynn
04 It's Easy To Remember Vera Lynn
05 I'm Beginning To See The Light Vera Lynn
06 Do You Ever Dream Of Tomorrow? Vera Lynn
07 Happiest New Year Of All Vera Lynn
08 It's Like Old Times Vera Lynn
09 Close To You Vera Lynn
10 I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire Vera Lynn
11 Shine On Harvest Moon Vera Lynn
12 With All My Heart Vera Lynn
13 There'll Come Another Day Vera Lynn
14 You'll Never Know Vera Lynn
15 For Sweethearts Everywhere Vera Lynn
16 We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me) Vera Lynn
17 More And More Vera Lynn
18 Again Vera Lynn
19 I Could Never Tell Vera Lynn
20 I'm Sending My Blessing Vera Lynn
21 My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time Vera Lynn
22 Really And Truly Vera Lynn
Lynn, Vera - Golden Greats (3-CD) CD 2
01 I've Heard That Song Before Vera Lynn
02 There's A Ship Rolling Home Vera Lynn
03 Over The Hill Vera Lynn
04 Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat Vera Lynn
05 I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night Vera Lynn
06 I'll Pray For You Vera Lynn
07 You Can't Be True Dear Vera Lynn
08 I Promise You Vera Lynn
09 You're Breaking My Heart All Over Again Vera Lynn
10 Little Star Vera Lynn
11 Silver Wedding Waltz Vera Lynn
12 Symphony Vera Lynn
13 Love Bug Will Bite You Vera Lynn
14 I Shall Be Waiting Vera Lynn
15 Cinderella, Stay In My Arms Vera Lynn
16 Mexicali Rose Vera Lynn
17 I Had The Craziest Dream Vera Lynn
18 Long Ago (And Far Away) Vera Lynn
19 Star Fell Out Of Heaven Vera Lynn
20 How Green Was My Valley Vera Lynn
21 Bells Of St Mary's Vera Lynn
22 Kiss Me (Besame Mucho) Vera Lynn
23 Please Think Of Me Vera Lynn
24 Something To Remember You By Vera Lynn
Lynn, Vera - Golden Greats (3-CD) CD 3
01 White Cliffs Of Dover Vera Lynn
02 Yours Vera Lynn
03 Wishing (Will Make It So) Vera Lynn
04 Who's Taking You Home Tonight? Vera Lynn
05 General's Fast Asleep Vera Lynn
06 When The Lights Go On Again Vera Lynn
07 Harbor Lights Vera Lynn
08 Jealousy Vera Lynn
09 Anniversary Waltz Vera Lynn
10 It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow Vera Lynn
11 There's A Ship Rolling Home Vera Lynn
12 There's A Land Of Begin Again Vera Lynn
13 That Lovely Weekend Vera Lynn
14 Be Like The Kettle And Sing Vera Lynn
15 Goodnight Children Everywhere Vera Lynn
16 It's A Sin To Tell A Lie Vera Lynn
17 I'm In The Mood For Love Vera Lynn
18 Only Forever Vera Lynn
19 Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye Vera Lynn
20 It Could Happen To You Vera Lynn
21 Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square Vera Lynn
22 London I Love Vera Lynn
23 We'll Meet Again Vera Lynn
24 Goodnight, Wherever You Are Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn. Star. Perhaps a modest description of the ever modest Dame Vera Lynn, but she... more
"Vera Lynn"

Vera Lynn. Star. Perhaps a modest description of the ever modest Dame Vera Lynn, but she needs no more superlatives than that. She has bridged generations like few artists before or since. Half a century ago, you could buy her records on the Crown label over the counter at Woolworths for pence; in 1997, she appeared alongside the Spice Girls to launch the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.  There is one more adjective we can use to describe Dame Vera, and that is 'International'. How better to describe the woman whose concerts took her all over the world in both war and peace time, and whose British recording of a German song, Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart, topped the American Record Charts in 1952. 

Vera Margaret Welch was born in East Ham on March 20, 1917 the youngest of two children. Like a lot of future entertainers, she had a background in the business. Her father acted as the dance M.C. at the local Working Mens Club, her Uncle George had a song and dance act with his sister, her Grandma sang, and her Aunt played the piano at family get-togethers at which everyone got to do their turn. Those get-togethers, coupled with frequent family visits to the club and outings with friends to the local theatre led a neighbour, Pat Barry, to take an interest. Pat, who sang and tap-danced on the local circuits told Vera's parents that their daughter should widen her talents with some dancing as she was good enough to appear as an act. Dancing was fine enough for Vera, and though no budding Ginger Rogers she had sufficient ability. However her billing in the clubs as 'distinctive child vocalist' says it all. This was in 1924 when Vera was 7 years old and for the next four years she probably cornered the market in 'Daddy' songs as she sang in talent shows in cinemas and halls, of which there were plenty in the east of London. At the age of eleven, Vera Welch adopted her grandmother's maiden name, joined Madame Harris's Kracker Kabaret Kids, and Vera Lynn was born.

Madame Harris's juvenile entourage learned and rehearsed their routines at the Salvation Army hut in East Ham with enough success to ensure bookings on a regular basis - more so during the school holidays. Vera's early dancing lessons helped and by the age of fourteen, when she left school, she took over the troupe for a year. One day's work in a button factory was all the experience outside the world of show business that Vera needed and for the next twelve months she continued to find work not only with the Kids but as a solo spot too. Several of the troupe also went on to further fortune and fame; Leslie Day who was billed as the 14-year-old Wonder Voice Boy Soprano was one, and Madame Harris's daughter, Doreen, became a noted vocalist in her own right eventually marrying bandleader Leon Cortez.

The next step up the ladder in Vera's career occurred a year later when--at the age of fifteen--she appeared in a cabaret spot at Poplar Baths where she was heard by band leader Howard Baker and offered a job as his vocalist. Baker was actually the leader of many bands. So successful was he as a trumpet playing band leader in the Twenties that he formed an agency to provide additional bands--all bearing the Howard Baker name--for dancing and dining, works functions, private functions, weddings, birthdays and--who knows--possibly even wakes. Vera spent two years with Baker apart from a very brief spell when she tried out with the Billy Cotton Band. She was with Cotton less than two weeks before he sent her back home. An audition with Henry Hall at the BBC also led nowhere. The two big names of the Thirties had turned her down, but Vera pressed on with her career

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