Monday, March 28, 2011


If you were in the early '60s milieu of "Mad Men," the groundbreaking AMC series about the glamorous and ego-driven Golden Age of advertising, what music would you listen to on the radio? Those songs are heard on Mad Men: A Musical Companion (1960-1965) (Hip-O/UMe), released March 29, 2011. The two-CD package features nearly three dozen pop favorites of the era. With both major hits and rediscovered tracks from a wide spectrum of artists, from Chuck Berry, Dusty Springfield and Sonny & Cher ("I Got You Babe" is heard over the end credits of the Season Four finale) to Dean Martin, Jackie Wilson, Connie Francis, Stan Getz, Tom Jones, Roger Miller and Ella Fitzgerald, Mad Men: A Musical Companion (1960-1965) exudes the romance and innocence of much of the music of the time, often used to great ironic effect in the series.

Disc One
1.   Connie Francis - Everybody's Somebody's Fool
2.   Brook Benton/Dinah Wahsington - Baby (You've Got What It Takes)
3.   Lloyd Price -Lady Luck
4.   Brook Benton - Frankie & Johnny
5.   Jackie Wilson - I'm Comin' On Back To You
6.   James Booker - Gonzo
7.   Clarence "Frogman" Henry -But I Do
8.   Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man
9.   Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd - Desafinado
10. Bruce Channel - Hey! Baby
11. Dave "Baby" Cortez - Rinky Dink
12. Earl Grant - Swingin' Gently
13. Joe Harnell - Fly Me To The Moon
14. Etta James - Something's Got A Hold On Me
15. Patti Page - Most People Get Married
16. Billy Vaughn - A Swingin' Safari

Disc Two
1.   Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby
2.   Ella Fitzgerald - Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home
3.   Jack Jones - Wives And Lovers
4.   Roger Miller - King Of The Road 5
5.   Dean Martin - You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
6.   Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell
7.   Dusty Springfield - I Only Want To Be With You
8.   Leslie Gore - That's The Way Boys Are
9.   The Impressions - Talking About My Baby
10. Jackie Ross - Selfish One
11. Manfred Mann - Doo Wah Diddy Diddy
12. Junior Walker & The All Stars - Shotgun
13. Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar
14. Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual
15. Sam The Sam & The Pharoahs -Wooly Bully
16. Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover
17. Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe

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