This release of rare and unissued music of Patti Page represent the recordings she did for the Lang-Worth Transcription Company in the early 1950s. Similar to the WBS (World Broadcasting System), Lang-Worth was a company that provided music to radio stations on a subscription basis and never released the recordings commercially. As a result, Lang-Worth, along with the WBS, were in a position to provide coverage of some of the biggest names in music during the musicians strike against the major record companies between 1942-1944.
This music is of particular importance, not only because of the unique circumstances of when it was recorded, but also because of where. The Lang-Worth recording sessions took place in New York City’s acoustically-superior Liederkrantz Hall and New York Times reviewer John S. Wilson claimed these more “vitally alive” than most recordings of their time. The George H. Buck Jazz Foundation acquired the Lang-Worth Transcriptions in 1981.
Patti Page was the best-selling female artist of the 1950’s and ultimately sold more than 100 million records in a long six-decade career. Her longevity was credited to her crossover appeal blending pop and country music styles. This new release of early Patti Page recordings is a must for any music enthusiast’s collection.