The Very Best of Lita ROZA - Allentown Jail, 1951-1962

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Chic, classy, elegant and bewitchingly beautiful, with her huge, flashing eyes, LITA ROZA brought glamour to austere, post-WWII Britain.

Lita was also blessed with both perfect pitch and an awesome voice, was comfortable singing in almost any musical genre, and she was, by a long shot, the outstanding British female vocalist of her era.

She'd initially made her name as a singer with the Ted Heath band, which she joined in 1950, before leaving in 1954 to pursue a solo career.

This compilation presents the Very Best of her singles between 1951-62, featuring all her chart records, 'Allentown Jail', 'Blacksmith Blues', 'High Noon', 'Botch-A-Me', 'Half As Much', 'Hey There' and 'Jimmy Unknown'.

In particular, it includes her UK No.1 'How Much Is That Doggie In The Window', a song she famously, heartily despised.

These sides were recorded across three different record labels, Decca, Pye and Ember, and this is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled.

Track Listing

1. ALLENTOWN JAIL
2. THE BLACKSMITH BLUES
3. HIGH NOON
4. OAKIE BOOGIE
5. BOTCH-A-ME
6. HALF AS MUCH
7. SETTIN' THE WOODS ON FIRE (with Dennis Lotis)
8. (How Much Is) THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW?
9. SEVEN LONELY DAYS (with The Johnston Brothers)
10. CRAZY MAN CRAZY
11. EBB TIDE
12. CHANGING PARTNERS
13. BELL BOTTOM BLUES
14. MAKE LOVE TO ME
15. SECRET LOVE
16. YOUNG AT HEART
17. SMILE
18. LET ME GO LOVER
19. TOMORROW
20. HEY THERE
21. HERNANDO'S HIDEAWAY
22. JIMMY UNKNOWN
23. LUCKY LIPS
24. YOU'RE THE GREATEST
25. I NEED SOMEBODY
26. NEL BLU DIPINTO DI BLU (Volare)
27. ONCE IN A WHILE
28. LET IT RAIN, LET IT RAIN
29. MAMA (He Treats Your Daughter Mean)
30. (He's My) DREAMBOAT

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
March 12th, 2020
UPC Bar Code No
604988 26812 6