Bob Cannon
July 19, 1996 AT 04:00 AM EDT

VARIOUS ARTISTS The History of Cadence, Volumes 1 and 2 (Varese Sarabande) From 1952 to 1964, Archie Bleyer’s Cadence Records made its mark with a roster of crooners who were generally safe as milk. These CDs showcase the label’s best (Everly Brothers, the Chordettes) and blandest (Andy Williams, Eddie Hodges), as well as relatively exotic (Julius LaRosa’s ”Eh, Cumpari!”). But Johnny Tillotson’s gloppy ”Poetry in Motion” is guaranteed to induce sugar shock. Volume 1: C Volume 2: C-

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