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A Million Memories

A Million Memories


Ted Lewis was 65 years old and nearly in his 50th year in entertainment when he recorded this LP, also his last, in 1957. While most performers could properly be presumed to suffer from some decline in their skills and abilities, Lewis carried on in this last extended visit to the recording studio without skipping a beat, and the result is not only one of the finest bodies of music in his career -- a career that included 102 chart records between 1920 and 1938 -- but one of the best bodies of big-band dance music that one is likely to find in modern fidelity. No, none of the jazz legends that played with him in the 1920s or 1930s are present, but the band is a good one and Lewis' singing, narrations, and personality all create a flow across these 11 songs representing much of his history that goes beyond beguiling -- it's hypnotic, not a weird, big-band and nostalgia-based form of psychedelic experience, but almost a multi-media one because it's impossible while listening to the material not to imagine Lewis standing there doing these songs in that strange yet enchanting style. It's almost an early 20th-century brand of rap music. Reissued on CD in early 2000, the fidelity is impeccable, and the release is an essential part of any collection of popular music from before the rock & roll era. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

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    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: RKO
  • UPC: 660191103029
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Track listings

  • 1. I've Got A Million Wonderful Memories
  • 2. When You're Smiling
  • 3. Be Yourself
  • 4. Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
  • 5. Somebody Stole My Gal
  • 6. Music Is Magic
  • 7. My Little Girl
  • 8. Walking Around In A Dream
  • 9. If I Were A Millionaire
  • 10. There'll Be Some Changes Made
  • 11. Baby Face
 
HPB condition ratings
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  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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