Brenda, That's All/All Alone Am I (2006)
Brenda That's All/All Alone Am I, one of Ace's numerous two-for-one packages of early Brenda Lee material, combines her 1962 album Brenda, That's All and her 1963 album All Alone Am I onto one CD, adding historical liner notes. Like ...
Greatest Hits (1990)
This contains all the Brooklynites' early hits and just-as-good B-sides, but omits later recordings, so it isn't definitive. Still, it doesn't get much better than "My True Story," "Begging You Please," "Hurry Back," "Never, Never," and "These Golden Rings," all ...
Runaway: The Very Best of Del Shannon (2002)
The Very Best of Del Shannon contains 30 tracks from the early to mid-'60s, including his biggest hit, "Runaway." While a number of Shannon greatest hits packages are available, this Collectables set adds a few extra cuts in true stereo ...
Drip Drop: His Greatest Hits on Columbia Records (2003)
Full Title - Drip Drop - His Greatest Hits On Columbia. Budget price collection from Collectables featuring 10 top-selling hits. 2003.
After Dion left the Belmonts and after a few solo records for Laurie Records, he signed with Columbia. He never ...
Sit Down Old Friend/You're Not Alone (2001)
Dion's early-'70s albums have been quite overlooked, even in comparison to his similar late-'60s folk-rock records, and even by many Dion fans. This single-disc CD pairs 1970's Sit Down Old Friend with 1971's You're Not Alone, both records showing Dion ...
Little Town Flirt/Handy Man (1998)
Track Listing: Two Kinds of Teardrops; Dream Baby; Happiness; Two Silhouettes; She Thinks I Still Care; My Wild One; Runaround Sue; From Me to You; Kelly; Hey Baby; Go Away Little Girl; Little Town Flirt; Memphis; That's the Way Love ...
||These Ghoulish Things: Horror Hits for Halloween (2005) |
The cleverly titled These Ghoulish Things unearths more than two dozen Halloween-themed efforts from the golden age of rock & roll, a concept with extremely limited appeal that's nevertheless executed with admirable aplomb. Assuming that the mere prospect of so ...
Mastering the Art of French Kissing (2003)
Track Listing: Morning Dew; Hey Joe; Deception's Ice; I Just Don't Understand You Baby; Joker, The; So Fine; Pipeline; Louie Louie; Little Latin Lupe Lu; Bony Moronie; I'm Thinking of You; Runaway; Wild Weekend; All My Loving; Time; Walking the ...
Best of the Sapphires (1995)
Exactly what the title says it is, containing all of the singles and B-sides of consequence, as well as key tracks off of the group's one album for Swan. The sound is excellent throughout, and the track selection is extraordinary ...
Blue Moon (2005)
Track Listing: Blue Moon; Goodbye to Love; Teeter Totter Love; Crazy Bells; Find Another Fool; Love Her the Whole Week Through; Over the Rainbow; Summertime; My Love for You; I Wanna Be the Leader;
Yellow Balloon (1967)
Unlike most '60s pop albums, THE YELLOW BALLOON doesn't have a single clunker among the bunch. The nine bonus tracks, including demos, early Grady singles, and a seven-minute interview with Zekley, are equally excellent. Ditto the well-designed booklet, with tons ...
Time & Changes/Portraits (1999)
TIME & CHANGES originally released on Columbia (9469). PORTRAITS originally released on Columbia (9598). Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl, Jim Holvay, Garrick Ebbins, and James William Guercio.
Digitally remastered by Bob Irwin (Sundazed Studios, Coxsackie, New York).
The Buckinghams made these ...
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 ...
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 ...
Inside Job/Only Jesus (2003)
This two-for-one reissue from Collectables features a pair of LPs recorded by Dion: Inside Job and Only Jesus, issued in 1980 and 1981. Highlights among the 19 tracks include the spirituals "Sweet Love of Jesus," "Train for Glory," and "I ...
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.
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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 ...
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Spirit of '67 (1966)
One of the truly great Paul Revere and the Raiders albums--SOMETHING HAPPENING, MIDNIGHT RIDE and REVOLUTION are the others--1966's SPIRIT OF '67 is sort of the group's RUBBER SOUL. More mature than their earlier albums, it's still got a solid ...
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 ...
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This Diamond Ring/A Session with Gary Lewis & the Playboys (2006)
The country was under attack, succumbing to a second British Invasion that was laying waste to the nation's own music scene. To the rescue rode a quartet of fresh-scrubbed American heroes led by the son of famed comedian Jerry Lewis. ...
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, ...
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.
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Something Happening (1968)
1968's SOMETHING HAPPENING is Paul Revere and the Raiders' SGT. PEPPER. Unlike most "concept albums" from this era, though, it actually holds up pretty well. There's not much of a heavy message to this album, although there's some pointed social ...
Smell of Incense (1968)
A 20-track compilation including everything from their sole album, plus some non-LP singles, alternate mixes and versions, a song available only on the late-'60s Soul Explosion compilation, and a 1966 single by These Few, the group that evolved into Southwest ...
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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 ...