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Released: 25th Mar 2022


While in Europe the Easter promenade ‐ luckily in the spring sun ‐ is a tradition, in the cities of North America people meet after the church mass on Easter Sunday for the traditional Easter Parade.

Legendary composer Irving Berlin wrote the music for the Hollywood classic ‘Easter Parade’ starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The title song can be heard here in the interpretation of Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine! Egbert The Easter Egg is a rare recording that was put on for children at the time and became a classic, heard here in the version performed by Betty Clooney (sister of Rosemary Clooney and aunt of George Clooney). From the then 7‐year‐old British Beverley Bunt you can hear My Choc'late Rabbit, a rare recording as well as that of her compatriots Rex and The Minors with their Triumph single or the two sides of an extremely rare shellac disc by the British Frederic Curzon ‐ in brilliant sound quality. Many rare recordings appear on CD for the first time. Stylistically, the spectrum ranges from rock 'n' roll, country and R&B to jazz/easy listening and pop, with artists such as Noël Coward, Johnny Hodges, Jo Stafford, Jeri Southern, Chris Connor, Vera Lynn and last but not least Bing Crosby. A wonderful soundtrack to the joyful outdoor Easter garden party with the most beautiful sunshine!

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  1. Peter Cottontail ‐ Jimmy Wakely
  2. Suddenly It's Spring ‐ Chris Connor
  3. Up Jumped The Rabbit ‐ Frankie Lymon
  4. Funny Bunny ‐ Fay Darling
  5. Spring Fever ‐ Ernie Freeman
  6. Two Easter Sunday Sweethearts ‐ Vera Lynn
  7. Easter Parade ‐ Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine
  8. Egbert The Easter Egg ‐ Betty Clooney & The Sandpipers
  9. My Choc'late Rabbit ‐ Beverly Bunt
  10. The Easter Egg Parade ‐ Jimmy Wakely
  11. Chicken In The Basket ‐ The Tri‐Tones
  12. Chicken In The Basket ‐ Billy Bland
  13. Pickin' The Chicken ‐ Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant
  14. Chicken Sax ‐ Rex & The Minors
  15. Let's Do It (The Chicken Scratch) ‐ Jimmy McCracklin
  16. The Ol' Spring Fever ‐ Bing Crosby
  17. Spring Idyll ‐ Cedric Dumont & The New Dance Orchestra
  18. Something To Do With Spring ‐ Noél Coward
  19. Little Rabbit Blues ‐ Johnny Hodges & The Ellington Men
  20. April Love ‐ Pat Boone
  21. Main Title From 'April Love' ‐ Lionel Newman & His Orchestra
  22. Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring ‐ Jimmie Rodgers
  23. In The Spring Of The Year ‐ Joe Graydon w. Four Hits & A Miss
  24. Don't You Go Chicken ‐ Rudy Preston with Tommy Scott & His Ramblers
  25. The Chicken ‐ Chubby Checker
  26. The Rooster ‐ Chuck Higgins
  27. Chicken Necks ‐ Don & Juan
  28. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year ‐ Jeri Southern
  29. All The Things You Are (From 'Very Warm For May') ‐ Jo Stafford