Best of the Tams (1995)
The Best of the Tams features 14 songs from singles that they recorded for ABC-Paramount between 1963 and 1969, their most productive era. The collection includes "What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am?)," "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be ...
||Bob Kuban & the In-Men|
Look out for the Cheater (1966)
Includes original release liner notes by Harry Young.
Bob Kuban & The In Men: Bob Kuban (drums); "Sir" Walter Scott (vocals); Emi Ray Schulte (guitar); Patrick Hixon (tenor saxophone, trumpet); Harry Simon (saxophone); Paul "Skip" Weisser (trombone); Greg Roland (vox organ); ...
||Greatest Hits of the 60's (2004)
Contains 20 tracks.
Performers include: Fifth Dimension, Lovin' Spoonful, The Mamas & The Papas, Elvis Presley, Jefferson Airplane.
You Don't Know What You Got (2005)
Collectables' You Don't Know What You Got is a budget-priced ten-track collection spotlighting Elvis sound-alike Ral Donner. Between 1961 and 1962, Donner appeared on the charts with such imitation Presley tunes as "You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You ...
||Gary U.S. Bonds|
Digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of albums by the vocalist who scored hits in the '50s with 'New Orleans' and 'Quarter To Three'. Gary U.S. Bonds sank into obscurity until life-long fan Bruce Springsteen helped resurrect his ...
Three Week Hero (1969)
Recording information: Lansdowne Recording Studio.
Arranger: Steve Rowland.
Personnel: P.J. Proby (vocals); Amory Kane (guitar, acoustic guitar, strings); Jimmy Page (guitar, electric guitar); Alan Parker (guitar); Robert Plant (harmonica); John Paul Jones , Alan Hawkshaw (keyboards); John Bonham (drums, congas); Clem Cattini ...
3 Down 4 to Go (1973)
The Escorts were inmates at Rah Way State Prison in New Jersey when George Kerr produced this album (originally released in 1973). The title refers to how prisoners count time -- three down (years served), four to go. A sugary ...
Who Do You Love (1964)
Mid-'60s Philly-group R&B, the album includes the hit title track from 1964. ~ Bill Dahl
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Personnel: Carol Jackson, George Gainer, Joe Livingston (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
The Sapphires includes: Carol Jackson.
||Eastern PA Rock, Vol. 2 (1966 - 1969) (1998) |
This second entry into the series picks up in 1966, and continues through into '69. The second phase of the Clay Barclay story, it includes masters from his Uptight and Kingston labels as well. Kicking off with the Starlites' "I ...
||Eastern PA Rock, Vol. 1 (1961 - 1966) (1998) |
This two-volume series features recordings engineered and produced by small-time teenage entrepreneur Clay Barclay, a sort of combination Sam Phillips, Les Paul, Alan Freed, and Thomas Edison rolled into one. Issuing singles on his Barclay label while running a build-it-yourself ...
||Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons|
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (1991)
The mid-'60s were a time of transition for Franki Valli and the Four Seasons. The teen market had put Valli on the map, but he knew that teenagers turn into adults, so he gradually shifted his focus from teen pop ...
||Cruisin' 1963 (1987)
An instantly recognizable bargain-bin staple since the late '70s, thanks to their colorful comic book covers tracing the romantic life of an Everycouple named Peg and Eddie, the Cruisin' series of discs is built on a brilliant concept: Each disc ...
I Love You: Golden Classics (1994)
The Collectables set I Love You: Golden Classics is a brief look at the Volumes' short career on the Chex label during the early '60s. Including about one-third of the group's three-dozen-track career, the set includes their only chart entry, ...
||Shades Of Blue|
Golden Classics (1997)
As part of Collectables' Golden Classics series, Shades of Blue are spotlighted on previously released material originally recorded for Impact in the '60s. The 14 tracks include "Funny Kind of Love," "All I Want Is Love," "He's Got the Whole ...
||Bruce & Terry|
Best of Bruce & Terry (1998)
This 20-track compilation gathers together the best of Johnston's and Melcher's best sides for Columbia under the B&T moniker. That's important, because this collection could just as easily have been double the length if they had amassed all the tracks ...
Our True Story (1983)
An import first released in 1983 and still in print, Our True Story covers the Jive Five's prolific two-year (1961 to 1963) stint on Beltone Records. Beltone issued seven singles by the deacons of New York doo wop during this ...
Peeling of Tangerine (1999)
Led by the multi-instrumentalist Ferraro brothers Al and Crash (they mainly played guitar), Tangerine started playing together in the late '60s, but the group's sole album was released in 1971. In many ways, The Peeling of Tangerine is a stellar, ...
Love You So (1960)
All songs written or co-written by Ron Holden except "Gee, But I'm Lonesome" (Bruce Johnston).
Ron Holden's "Love You So" is a mesmerizing, metronomic record that Brian Eno might have consulted while composing Another Green World's "Golden Hours." Bob Keane of ...
||Grace Slick & the Great Society|
Collector's Item (1971)
This double-LP/single-CD reissue combines both of the Great Society's live albums, Conspicuous Only by Its Absence and How It Was, and features "Somebody to Love" in its original slower, more menacing version. It also includes the Society's extended version of ...
Travelin' Lite (1999)
Photographers: Fran Doggrell; William Dover.
Personnel: Bill Yearwood, Don Singleton (vocals, guitar); William Dover (vocals); Buddy Church (guitar); Paul Craft (steel guitar, banjo); David Pierce (mandolin); Lyn Jones (harmonica); Perry York, Thomas Boggs (drums).
Recording information: Delta Sound Studio, Walls, MS.
||Psychedelic Seattle (1965-1969) (1980) |
The final volume of the series has the most obscure tracks of the lot, and focuses more on the early psychedelic era than the previous installments. None of these were hits, and only the Sonics and the Kingsmen were widely ...
||Jay & The Americans|
Jay and the Americans/Sunday and Me (2001)
This is a good idea for a reissue that has worked out even better. Although they're mostly remembered today for their hit singles, Jay & the Americans were an early- to mid-'60s outfit brimming over with talent, and they made ...
Fat Mattress (1969)
Fat Mattress' first album must have come as a surprise to fans expecting something at least somewhat related to the former activities of its most famous member, ex-Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding. But Fat Mattress doesn't sound at all ...
Chart Toppers: Dance Hits of the 60s (1998)
Priority's Chart Toppers series is an excellent budget-line collection, offering a strong selection of 15 original hits, grouped by a specific theme and decade, on each disc. Chart Toppers: Dance Hits of the 60's combines rock & roll, girl groups, ...
Very Best of the Tokens 1964-1967 (2004)
The title of this compilation is at least partially misleading. To virtually everyone's mind, anything labeled as containing "the very best of the Tokens" would have to include their early-'60s number one hit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and their 1961 ...