Saturday, 22 July 2017

LP Artwork: Patti Page/In the Land of Hi-Fi

This 1956 release was Patti Page's first on the EmArcy label (the jazz wing of Mercury Records) in mono. Two years later, they released a stereo version although they had to edit some of the tracks because of the time limitations on stereo releases in the format's infancy.

The arrangements were by Pete Rugolo, best know for his work with June Christy. (By coincidence, Rugolo's Sicilian birth surname was Patti!)

Page was the top-charting vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s and her six-decade long career resulted in record sales in excess of 100 million.

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