Thursday, October 21, 2021

VA - It Was A Very Good Year (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

 

A VERY GOOD YEAR

VA - It Was A Very Good Year (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

"It Was a Very Good Year" is a song composed by Ervin Drake in 1961. Ervin Drake's inspiration to write the song was his then wife-to-be, Edith Vincent Bermaine. She was a showgirl, whom he had dated, and eventually married twenty years after the song was written. It was originally recorded by Bob Shane with the Kingston Trio. 

It was made famous by Frank Sinatra's version in D minor, which won the Grammy Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in 1966 and became Sinatra's first number one Adult Contemporary single while it peaked at #28 on the Hot 100.

Pity our year has been so dismal in many ways. Here are 61 great versions for you to relax by.

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Track lists


CD1

01 Kingston Trio It Was A Very Good Year 3:22

02 Lonnie Donegan and His Group It Was A Very Good Year 3:10

03 Damills It Was A Very Good Year 3:56

04 Yan Wagner It Was A Very Good Year 4:06

05 Earl Grant It Was A Very Good Year 2:55

06 Richie Havens It Was A Very Good Year 2:44

07 Don McLean It Was A Very Good Year 3:24

08 Lizzy Parks It Was A Very Good Year 4:28

09 3 Sounds It Was A Very Good Year 2:47

10 Gabor Szabo It Was A Very Good Year 2:47

11 The Golden Sax Ensemble It Was A Very Good Year 3:28

12 Willie Nelson It Was A Very Good Year 3:56

13 Enoch Light and the Light Brigade It Was A Very Good Year 2:38

14 Lee Hazlewood It Was A Very Good Year 4:18

15 Harry James It Was A Very Good Year 3:13

16 Turtles It Was A Very Good Year 1:58

17 Della Reese It Was A Very Good Year 3:20

18 Jeff Duff Band It Was A Very Good Year 3:16

19 Modern Folk Quartet It Was A Very Good Year 3:09

20 Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass It Was A Very Good Year 3:38


CD2

21 Frank Sinatra It Was A Very Good Year 4:25

22 Billy Ocean It Was A Very Good Year 5:18

23 Lou Rawls It Was A Very Good Year 2:50

24 Flaming Lips It Was A Very Good Year 3:56

25 Herb Newman It Was A Very Good Year 4:07

26 Little Annie & Paul Wallfisch It Was A Very Good Year 3:20

27 Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band It Was A Very Good Year 5:20

28 Chad & Jerremy It Was A Very Good Year 2:25

29 Shawn Phillips It Was A Very Good Year 3:39

30 James Moody It Was A Very Good Year 8:05

31 Voice Love Chorus It Was A Very Good Year 4:15

32 Three Lunch Martini It Was A Very Good Year 3:52

33 Union of Sound It Was a Very Good Year (When I Was Seventeen) 4:25

34 Rod Stewart It Was A Very Good Year 5:06

35 Jane Horrocks It Was A Very Good Year 5:56

36 Dennis Bono It Was A Very Good Year 4:40

37 Ron Polson With the Laurie Lewis Quintet It Was A Very Good Year 3:35

38 Ron Kaplan It Was A Very Good Year 4:46

39 Ray Conniff & the Singers It Was A Very Good Year 2:56

40 Jon Bur Quintet It Was A Very Good Year 6:11


CD3

41 Robbie Williams It Was A Very Good Year 4:28

42 Vassilikos It Was A Very Good Year 4:38

43 Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack It Was A Very Good Year 3:52

44 Ray Charles & Willie Nelson It Was A Very Good Year 4:59

45 Rex Bell Trio It Was A Very Good Year 5:07

46 They Might Be Giants It Was A Very Good Year 2:55

47 Trudy Pitts It Was A Very Good Year 3:49

48 Marlena Shaw It Was A Very Good Year 5:00

49 Shirley Bassey It Was A Very Good Year 4:20

50 Stan Kenton It Was A Very Good Year 2:21

51 Paul Young It Was A Very Good Year 4:56

52 Russell Watson It Was A Very Good Year 5:47

53 Charlie Byrd It Was A Very Good Year 2:04

54 Alfie Boe It Was A Very Good Year 4:35

55 Vince Guaraldi It Was A Very Good Year 6:38

56 Treepeople It Was A Very Good Year 2:50

57 Seal It Was A Very Good Year 4:42

58 Henner Hoier It Was A Very Good Year 4:29

59 Wes Montgomery It Was A Very Good Year 3:43

60 Muppets, Statler and Waldorf It Was A Very Good Year 2:28

61 Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner It Was A Very Good Year (Bonus) 3:57

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17 comments:

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    1. Hi ClassicCoke,
      Its very relaxing most of the time. Enjoy!
      I hope you will enjoy them.

      Cheers.

      Cheers

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  2. Outright Herculean of you BB
    Thx a ton
    Jeremy

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    1. Thank Jerremy.
      It is such a great tune.
      Too many highlight to mention.
      Enjoy.

      Cheers.

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  3. Would love to know how many people would listen to this more than once, if they ever manage that!. I once downloaded one of these with just 30 of the same songs and got thoroughly bored after listening to 9 or 10 of them and ended up deleting it.

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    1. Hi freebie6969,
      And you made it all the way to tack 9 or 10, such stamina. :)

      Cheers.

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  4. It was a very "good" year and it's going to be a better one!!
    Thank you BB
    Cheers

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    1. Hope you are enjoy these versions. Manolis,
      Let hope the year ahead is better.
      Cheers.

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  5. Hello from Quebec,
    Excellent compilation, maybe you would like to listen to this one from Quebec superstar Robert Charlebois, who did this version a few years ago, it is in french and he add a little bit of country with nice guitar works.
    Thanks
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzKhWsB-hp4

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    1. Thanks progpete,
      I don't know this version. It is always great to hear new music. Thanks for sharing.

      Cheers.

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  6. Lovely to have the Della Reese version. I had it on a 45 and lent it to a now defunct local radio station who played it twice but never returned it!

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    1. Hi Paul,
      Its a great version as well. Enjoy all of them.
      Della Reese is one of those great artists which should be showcased.

      Cheers.

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