Pop Music: The Golden Era, 1951-1975
by Various Artists
Released: Oct 1999
Label: Sony Music Entertainment
Sony's overview of the great pop songs during the middle of the century isn't exactly exhaustive, but with over four dozen tracks, it touches on a few key tunes. For every song by Mitch Miller and Andy Williams, you get something by Bob Dylan or Sly Stone. Some strange lost classics manage to sneak in, like the Rip Chords' "Hey Little Cobra."