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Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century [Box]

Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack For A Century [Box]


To commemorate the end of the century, Sony Music assembled the gargantuan 26-disc box set Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century. The title was imposing, as was the idea behind it -- to chronicle the life of the oldest record label in the music industry. To be clear, Sony Music has not existed for 100 years, but the heart of its catalog, Columbia Records, was founded early in the 20th century. Sony acquired Columbia and its various subsidiaries in the late '80s, purchasing one of the richest catalogs in pop history, as the box set proves again and again. Sony realized that most consumers wouldn't invest in a 26-disc box, no matter how impressive it was, so they simultaneously released a series of 12 genre-specific double-disc sets that culled highlights from the box. That left two discs exclusive to the box, which was appropriate, since anyone who spends over 300 dollars on an album deserves a little bonus. As it turns out, those two discs aren't the only bonus on this 547-track collection. Sony Music 100 Years also boasts a 308-page, hardcover, full-color book that essentially tells the history of pop music and the recording industry in the 20th century through one group of labels. That's what the music does too -- and it does so remarkably well. There may not be any Beatles or Stones here, and some genres may be given short shrift -- electric blues and prog rock, for example, never had much of a showcase at Columbia and its subsidiaries -- but the amazing thing is that they're not missed, because the set tells the basic history, providing narratives in each genre. It's certainly a herculean task getting through the entire set, but it's hard not to be impressed, even overwhelmed, at the end result. If any one album tells the history of pop music -- albeit in the course of 26 discs -- it's this one. That doesn't mean it's essential for every music library, since most serious collectors will have much of this material, but that doesn't diminish the set and its accomplishment. Sony Music 100 Years really does present the history of pop music in a reasonably concise fashion -- and it proves that no other label, not even Warner Brothers, could manage such a feat. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    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
  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Sony Music Distribution (USA)
  • UPC: 074646575024
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Track listings

  • Disc 1: The Early Years: 1890 1950:
  • 1. Washington Post March, The United States Marine Band
  • 2. King Of The Bungaloos Gene Greene
  • 3. How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down On The Farm? Nora Bayes
  • 4. When The Moon Shines On The Moonshine Bert Williams
  • 5. Swanee Al Jolson
  • 6. Oh! Lady Be Good Cliff Ukelele Ike Edwards
  • 7. Yes Sir! That's My Baby Lee Morse
  • 8. If You Knew Susie Eddie Cantor
  • 9. Some Of These Days Ted Lewis & His Band/Sophie Tucker
  • 10. My Blue Heaven Don Voorhees & His Orchestra
  • 11. My Melancholy Baby Dorsey Brothers & Their Orchestra
  • 12. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Aunt Jemima
  • 13. Blue Room, The Joe Venuti's Blue Four
  • 14. Makin' Whoopee Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra/Bing Crosby
  • 15. Ain't Misbehavin' Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
  • 16. Lovable And Sweet Annette Hanshaw
  • 17. Happy Days Are Here Again Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
  • 18. Ten Cents A Dance Ruth Etting
  • 19. Peanut Vendor, The California Ramblers
  • 20. Black And Blue Ethel Waters
  • 21. When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain Kate Smith & Her Swanee Music
  • 22. You Rascal You Jack Teagarden & His Orchestra
  • 23. Everybody Loves My Baby The Boswell Sisters
  • 24. Minnie The Moocher's Wedding Day Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
  • 25. Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? Bing Crosby
  • Disc 2: The Early Years: 1890 1950:
  • 1. Diga Diga Doo The Mills Brothers/Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  • 2. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues Lee Wiley
  • 3. Easter Parade Gene Austin
  • 4. Object Of My Affection, The Pinky Tomlin
  • 5. Lady In Red, The Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang
  • 6. Music Goes Round And Round, The Frank Froeba & His Swing Band
  • 7. I Can't Get Started Bunny Berigan & His Blue Boys
  • 8. These Foolish Things Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra/Billie Holiday
  • 9. Toy Trumpet, The Raymond Scott Quintette
  • 10. Nightmare Artie Shaw & His New Music
  • 11. Flat Foot Floogie, The Slim & Slam
  • 12. My Heart Belongs To Daddy Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra/Mary Martin
  • 13. September Song Walter Huston
  • 14. I Thought About You Benny Goodman & His Orchestra/Mildred Bailey
  • 15. Down The Road A Piece Will Bradley Trio
  • 16. Prisoner Of Love Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra/Lena Horne
  • 17. Why Don't You Do Right? Benny Goodman & His Orchestra/Peggy Lee
  • 18. Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition Kay Kyser
  • 19. Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer Golden Gate Quartet
  • 20. I'm Beginning To See The Light Harry James & His Orchestra/Kitty Kallen
  • 21. Laura Woody Herman & His Orchestra
  • 22. Linda Ray Noble & His Orchestra/Buddy Clark
  • 23. Buttons And Bows Dinah Shore & Her Happy Valley Boys
  • 24. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry & The Pinafores
  • 25. One For My Baby Frank Sinatra
  • Disc 7: Jazz: The Definitive Performances:
  • 1. Indiana, (Back Home Again In) Fiddlin' John Carson
  • 2. St. Louis Blues Samantha Bumgarner
  • 3. Dippermouth Blues Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers (Aka Sugar Foot Stomp)
  • 4. Stampede, The Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers/Riley Puckett
  • 5. Wild Cat Blues Joe Falcon
  • 6. Singin' The Blues Emmett Miller
  • 7. West End Blues Goebel Reeves
  • 8. Tiger Rag The Carter Family
  • 9. God Bless The Child Patsy Montana & The Prairie Ramblers
  • 10. Lester Leaps In Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseans
  • 11. Flying Home Chuck Wagon Gang
  • 12. I Can't Get Started The Sons Of The Pioneers
  • 13. It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
  • 14. 9:20 Special Gene Autry
  • 15. Let Me Off Uptown Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
  • 16. T'ain't What' Cha Do, It's The Way How' Cha Do It Ted Daffan & His Texans
  • 17. Four Brothers Al Dexter And His Troopers
  • 18. Nica's Dream Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  • 19. So What Floyd Tillman
  • 20. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat The Stanley Brothers
  • Disc 8: Jazz: The Definitive Performances:
  • 1. Take Five Jimmy Dean
  • 2. It's All Right With Me Johnny Cash
  • 3. Straight, No Chaser The Statler Brothers
  • 4. Searching (Pleading For Love) Flatt & Scruggs
  • 5. Sanctuary David Houston
  • 6. Meeting Of The Spirits The Byrds
  • 7. Watermelon Man Tammy Wynette
  • 8. Birdland Lynn Anderson
  • 9. Artist In America, The Kris Kristofferson
  • 10. Round Midnight Charlie Rich
  • 11. Steppin' Out With My Baby Tanya Tucker
  • 12. Thousand Autumns, A Willie Nelson
  • 13. Freedom Is In The Trying George Jones/Tammy Wynette
  • Disc 9: Folk, Gospel & Blues: Will The Circle Be Unbroken:
  • 1. Ezekiel Saw De Wheel Charlie Young
  • 2. Crazy Blues Cliff Ukelele Ike Edwards
  • 3. Careless Love Blues Al Jolson
  • 4. Frankie Mae West
  • 5. Lord I Just Can't Keep From Crying Bing Crosby
  • 6. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? Jimmy Durante
  • 7. Sitting On Top Of The World The Boswell Sisters
  • 8. Blues Before Sunrise Dick Powell
  • 9. If You See My Savior Fred Astaire
  • 10. Broke Down Engine Frank Sinatra
  • 11. Mister Tom Hughes's Town Doris Day
  • 12. Cross Road Blues Judy Garland
  • 13. Key To The Highway The Warner Bros Orchestra & Chorus
  • 14. Nine Foot Shovel Mitch Miller, His Orchestra & Chorus
  • 15. Cowboy's Lament Vic Damone
  • 16. Me And My Chauffer Blues Johnny Mathis
  • 17. Swing Down Chariot Marilyn Monroe
  • 18. Dere's A Man Goin' Round / I Know De Lord Orchestra Conducted By Johnny Green
  • 19. Baby Please Don't Go Stanley Holloway & Ensemble
  • 20. Hard Day Blues Lulu
  • 21. I'll Never Forget Simon & Garfunkel
  • 22. I'll Fly Away The Byrds
  • 23. I Will Move On Up A Little Higher Neil Diamond
  • 24. Greenfields Barbra Streisand
  • Disc 10: Folk, Gospel & Blues: Will The Circle Be Unbroken:
  • 1. Blowin' In The Wind
  • 2. Patriot Game, The Bob Dylan
  • 3. Green, Green Barbra Streisand
  • 4. We Shall Overcome Willie Nelson
  • 5. Sounds Of Silence, The John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band
  • 6. Death Letter Kenny Loggins
  • 7. Little Boxes Berlin
  • 8. Will The Circle Be Unbroken Harry Connick, Jr.
  • 9. Suzanne Orchestra Conducted By John Barry
  • 10. Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue Pearl Jam
  • 11. These Days Celine Dion/Clive Griffin
  • 12. Mean Mistreater Bruce Springsteen
  • 13. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man Orchestra Conducted By Alan Silvestri
  • 14. Blue River Michael Jackson
  • 15. Longer Refugee Camp Allstars/Lauryn Hill
  • 16. Romeo's Tune Will Smith
  • 17. Pride And Joy Diana King
  • 18. Steady On James Horner
  • 19. Galileo Celine Dion
  • 20. Stand Still Aerosmith
  • 21. Every Morning
  • Disc 11: Country: The American Tradition:
  • 1. Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane
  • 2. Cindy In The Meadows
  • 3. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues
  • 4. Soldier's Joy
  • 5. La Fayette (Allons A La Fayette)
  • 6. Lovesick Blues
  • 7. Hobo's Lullaby
  • 8. Can The Circle Be Unbroken
  • 9. I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
  • 10. Great Speckled Bird, The
  • 11. Beautiful Life, A
  • 12. Song Of The Bandit
  • 13. Orange Blossom Speical
  • 14. Back In The Saddle Again
  • 15. New San Antonio Rose
  • 16. Born To Lose
  • 17. Pistol Packin' Mama
  • 18. Blue Moon Of Kentucky
  • 19. Slippin' Around
  • 20. Fields Have Turned Brown, The
  • 21. Hillbilly Fever
  • 22. Always Late (With Your Kisses)
  • 23. Loose Talk
  • 24. Crazy Arms
  • 25. Hop, Skip And Jump
  • 26. Battle Of New Orleans, The
  • 27. El Paso
  • Disc 12: Country: The American Tradition:
  • 1. Big Bad John
  • 2. Ring Of Fire
  • 3. Flowers On The Wall
  • 4. Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  • 5. Almost Persuaded
  • 6. Hickory Wind
  • 7. Stand By Your Man
  • 8. Rose Garden
  • 9. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
  • 10. Behind Closed Doors
  • 11. Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)
  • 12. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
  • 13. Golden Ring
  • 14. Take This Job And Shove It
  • 15. Devil Went Down To Georgia, The
  • 16. He Stopped Loving Her Today
  • 17. Seven Year Ache
  • 18. Crying My Heart Out Over You
  • 19. Pancho And Lefty
  • 20. I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried
  • 21. He Thinks He'll Keep Her
  • 22. How Can I Help You Say Goodbye
  • 23. Third Rock From The Sun
  • 24. Wide Open Spaces
  • Disc 13: Movie Music: The Definitive Performances:
  • 1. Music For Silent Movies
  • 2. Singin' In The Rain (From Hollywood Revue Of 1929)
  • 3. You Are Too Beautiful (From Hallelujah, I'm A Bum)
  • 4. Guy What Takes His Time, A (From She Done Him Wrong)
  • 5. Temptation (From Going Hollywood)
  • 6. Inka Dinka Doo (From Joe Palooka)
  • 7. Rock And Roll (From Transatlantic Merry Go Round)
  • 8. Lullaby Of Broadway (From Gold Diggers Of 1935)
  • 9. Way You Look Tonight, The (From Swing Time)
  • 10. Lovely Way To Spend An Evening, A (From Higher And Higher)
  • 11. Secret Love (From Calamity Jane)
  • 12. Man That Got Away, The (From A Star Is Born)
  • 13. Giant (From Giant)
  • 14. March From The River Kwai / Colonel Bogey March (From Bridge On The River Kwai)
  • 15. Affair To Remember, An (From An Affair To Remember)
  • 16. Certain Smile, A (From A Certain Smile)
  • 17. My Heart Belongs To Daddy (From Let's Make Love)
  • 18. Overture (From West Side Story)
  • 19. With A Little Bit Of Luck (From My Fair Lady)
  • 20. To Sir With Love (From To Sir With Love)
  • 21. Mrs. Robinson (From The Graduate)
  • 22. Ballad Of Easy Rider (From Easy Rider)
  • 23. Be (From Jonathan Livingston Seagull)
  • 24. Way We Were, The (From The Way We Were)
  • Disc 14: Movie Music: The Definitive Performances:
  • 1. Suicide Is Painless (From M*A*S*H)
  • 2. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (From Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid)
  • 3. Everygreen (From A Star Is Born)
  • 4. On The Road Again (From Honeysuckle Rose)
  • 5. Tender Years (From Eddie & The Cruisers)
  • 6. Footloose (From Footloose)
  • 7. Take My Breath Away (From Top Gun)
  • 8. It Had To Be You (From When Harry Met Sally)
  • 9. John Dunbar Theme, The (From Dances With Wolves)
  • 10. State Of Love And Trust (From Singles)
  • 11. When I Fall In Love (From Sleepless In Seattle)
  • 12. Streets Of Philadelphia (From Philadelphia)
  • 13. I'm Forrest...Forrest Gump (From Forrest Gump)
  • 14. Childhood (From Free Willy 2)
  • 15. Sweetest Thing, The (From Love Jones)
  • 16. Men In Black (From Men In Black)
  • 17. I Say A Little Prayer (From My Best Friend's Wedding)
  • 18. Southampton (From Titanic)
  • 19. My Heart Will Go On (From Titanic)
  • 20. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (From Armageddon)
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • 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
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • 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.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • 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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