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Golden Memories: The Ultimate Collection

by The Hilltoppers featuring Jimmy Sacca

The ORIGINAL HITS of the legendary 1950's vocal group "THE HILLTOPPERS" featuring the lead vocals of Jimmy Sacca are contained in this latest release.
Genre: Pop: 50's Pop
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1. P.S. I Love You
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2:45 album only
2. Trying
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3:06 album only
3. Poor Butterfly
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2:53 album only
4. Time WaitsFor No One
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2:45 album only
5. Only You (And You Alone)
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2:46 album only
6. From The Vine Came The Grape
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3:08 album only
7. A Fallen Star
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2:19 album only
8. To Be Alone
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2:58 album only
9. Marianne
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2:17 album only
10. If I Didn't Care
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2:50 album only
11. The Kentuckian Song
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2:50 album only
12. Must I Cry Again
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2:39 album only
13. Till Then
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2:53 album only
14. My Treasure
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2:14 album only
15. I'D Rather Die Young
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2:49 album only
16. Love Walked In
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2:59 album only
17. D-a-r-l-i-n
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2:28 album only
18. The Joker (That's What They Call Me)
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2:24 album only
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Album Notes
Late one night, in 1952, lead vocalist Jimmy Sacca, Seymour Spiegelman and Don McGuire, three Western Kentucky State College students, along with Billy Vaughn, a local musician and songwriter, gathered around a piano with a portable tape recorder in the school auditorium and recorded a new song written by Billy Vaughn called "Trying". A small label called DOT Records released the record and the rest, as they say, is history!

During the 1950's, The Hilltoppers played an important part in musical pop culture. They helped bridge popular music from the sounds of the early 1950's to the rock and roll era that followed. Their style, with Jimmy Sacca's distinctive voice, phrasing and sense of feel, certainly influenced and inspired some well known groups that followed them into music history. They had numerous records on the Pop Charts beginning with "Trying", their first top ten national hit. In 1953, the Juke Box Operators of America voted The Hilltoppers the #1 Vocal Group in America as a result of a poll taken by Cash Box Magazine, the music industries "gospel" at the time. They performed with many artists including Tony Bennett, The Four Lads, Bill Haley and the Comets, Liberace, Edie Gorme and Steve Lawrence, Nat King Cole, Louie Prima, Aldo Ray, Mickey Spillane, Basil Rathbone, Louie Nye, Arlene Dahl, Robert Ryan, Wally Cox, Dagmar, Shecky Greene, Don Knotts, Connie Francis, Monty Hall, Julius LaRosa, Jonathon Winters, Les Paul and Mary Ford, Morey Amsterdam, Allen Freed, Tab Hunter, Jerry Vale, Soupy Sales, Marty Krofft, Mahalia Jackson, Tex Beneke and Eddy Fisher to mention a few.

The group also performed with some of the major big bands of that era such as The Glen Miller Band, The Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Bands, Duke Ellington, Johnny Long, Ralph Marterie, Charlie Spivak, Stan Kenton, Ray Anthony, and Ray McKinley. The Hilltoppers appeared on many of the major popular television shows which included Ed Sullivan's "Toast of the Town", Dick Clark's "American Bandstand", Perry Como, Donald Wood's "The Orchid Award Show", Patti Page, Kate Smith, Sammy Kaye, Eddie Arnold's "Louisiana Hayride", Steve Allen and The Milton Berle Show.

The Hilltoppers extensively toured the United States, Canada, France, England, Scotland, Germany, Okinawa, Formosa, the Phillipine Islands and Japan, where they hosted their own TV show on Japanese television in Tokyo. Their Single "Only You" remained on the charts in Great Britain for over 26 weeks. The group's accomplishments include 25 songs in the top 100 charts, 18 songs in the top 40 charts and 9 songs in the top 10.

Today, there are Hilltopper fans worldwide as evidenced by the fan mail that is received almost daily. Their songs can still be heard on many radio stations around the country. The Hilltoppers remain one of the most celebrated and beloved singing groups in the world!


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Ray Knight

Found exactly what we were looking for.
Great condition, nicely packaged, and sweet music.

Stephen N. Kubick

I changed records on juteboxes in the early fifties and had heard most of the songs of the period by the Hilltoppers but they were more noisy and scratchy then. The quality of the remastering is unbelievable. It is good to see someone hold on to our musical heritage like this CD. Thank you.

jerry weinstein

cd baby,thanks .... waited long,for this album

Marilyn B.

My very Favorite Group!! Thank you..Thank you
This CD is just wonderful. Hey, I'm Sweet 16 again!! (at least when this CD plays) My favorite song of All time, TILL THEN, brings back special memories.. wonder where he is now? Thanks for having it for me..

Sondra Kader

Awesome to have this CD since my "45" and 331/3's have gone
Thanks for this. The CD has great 'quality and brings back some fond memories.


Tisha Urmeneta (Ken Hoshida)

thank you for the C.D. it was a wonderful Father's day gift for my dad who I said was the lead singer for the Hilltoppers. He is really enjoying it.

thanks again,
Tisha Urmeneta

Ron Rico

Outstanding quality CD
This CD, a complilation of their great tunes from the early 50s. Excellent remastering on this CD. Highly recommended to anyone not familiar with the Hilltoppers, and those wanting a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Jimmy Sacca had one of the purest voices ever.

John T.

Great Memories. A must have for your collection!!!
Listening to this Hilltoppers compilation brings back old memories. I have been waiting for this one for a long time. If you like great music, this is the CD for you!

James S

One of my all time groups.Music was just as I remembered it.Brings back a lot of old memories.Wished there were other CD's of their other songs such as Romona

Claudia M

Great CD, excellent service
The CD arrived within just a few days, and was in excellent condition. We liked the music very much.
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