|Pure 60's: The #1 Hits
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Looking for a single-CD collection of smash '60s hits? All 26 songs reached #1 on the charts.
|The Best Of The Platters: The 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection)
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A vocal talent of astonishing range and emotion, Tony Williams led the Platters through nearly two dozen Top 40 pop hits, starting in 1955. The Platters drew inspiration from predecessors such as the Mills Brothers, yet had a style all their own that came to be treasured by the first generation of rock & roll and doo-wop fans. This set features the group's Top 10 smashes "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," "The Great Pretender," "Only You," "(You've Got) The Magic Touch," and several others. Shy of the two-disc Magic Touch: An Anthology, this is about as good a Platters best-of as you can find right now--and at a budget price, no less. --Daniel Durchholz
- Record Label: Universal
- Country Of Release: USA
- Year Of Release: 1990
|Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics
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Never before have so many of bluegrass' original, greatest hits appeared in one place! Includes Uncle Pen Bill Monroe; Foggy Mountain Breakdown Flatt & Scruggs; Rocky Top Osborne Bros.; Are You Missing Me? Jim & Jesse; Orange Blossom Special Stanley Bros.; Dueling Banjos Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell; You Don't Know My Mind Jimmy Martin; Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms Del McCoury; Dooley Dillards, and more, 18 high, lonesome cuts on the CD, 12 on the cassette!
Appalachian Stomp is an ideal starter disc for those just beginning to explore bluegrass. Mostly this is because its 18 selections are so immediately accessible. The "classics" here, in other words, are usually those infrequent bluegrass cuts to have gained radio recognition beyond a core bluegrass audience. That explains why along with timeless standards such as Flatt & Scruggs' "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" and the Osborne Brothers' "Rocky Top" we also get "Dueling Banjos" from the film Deliverance, a cut that is to classic bluegrass what Walter Murphy is to Beethoven. There are less immediately obvious choices too, though. If your previous exposure to bluegrass doesn't go beyond the Holy Trinity of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Stanley Brothers--for example, if you've never heard J.D. Crowe & the New South's stellar example of progressive bluegrass, "Old Home Place," or experienced Jimmy Martin lay down the law on his rousing "You Don't Know My Mind"--then you're in for a high-lonesome surprise. --David Cantwell
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Includes Windy; Cherish; Along Comes Mary; Never My Love; Everything that Touches You; No Fair at All; Six Man Band all their biggest, soft-rockin' hits!
|Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 12 (60s & 70s Pop Classics)
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It's been too long since Eric visited this time period (1964-1977) in the Hard To Find 45s on CD series, but this volume is worth the wait with nearly an hour's worth of mostly Top 20 Hits not commonly found on other CDs. As always, the correct single versions in true stereo, this time including the worldwide stereo debut of Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders #1 smash, Game of Love. Other Highlights include Phil Spector's last big independent production, the rare and wonderful Black Pearl in the best stereo mix you've heard; the great Spanish hit Eres Tu that made Top 10 in the USA; One Tin Soldier from the soundtrack of Billy Jack, and the classic oh-so-smooth Dancing In The Moonlight from the best stereo master tape source we could find. Features the famous sound and packaging quality found on all the Eric Hard To Find 45s on CD volumes: we actually use three sound engineers on every track! Includes a 12 page booklet with detailed biographies of all the artists by well-known music author Fred Bronson. No real oldies collection is complete without these Hard To Find 45s!
|Ultimate Rock & Roll Collection: 60's
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|Jan & Dean - Greatest Hits
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The songs and recording innovations (carried out in a garage) of this trailblazing surf-rock duo inspired generations of bands. Here are their original hits Surf City; Honolulu Lulu; Drag Ciy; Dead Man's Curve; Ride the Wild Surf; Sidewalk Surfin'; Linda; The Little Old Lady from Pasadena , and more!
|Hitsville USA The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971
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Nearly every one of these 104 tracks is a hit, and we mean a big hit, from 36 different, very famous artists-the Supremes, Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas et cetera, et cetera . With a 68-page booklet and songs like-just for example- Stop! In the Name of Love . A must.
Motown did so many things well in the '60s and early '70s that this overview of the label's smashes (and some lesser-known classics) practically demands four CDs. It gets them, too, filling them with single mixes of more than 100 tracks. That the running order begins with Barrett Strong's statement of purpose "Money (That's What I Want)" and ends with Marvin Gaye's statement of concern "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" says a lot about how far the company moved in its golden decade--but no more so than what the same two cuts' differences in sound get across. The company was able to blend the smooth and the harsh in ways that few other pop entities have ever mastered, thereby getting over not only to the feet and the wallet, but to the heart. --Rickey Wright
|A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
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The king of rock-era Xmas LPs returns in remastered original mono for the first time in 20 years! Dig that Wall of Sound: Frosty the Snowman Ronettes; Winter Wonderland Darlene Love; Here Comes Santa Claus Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans; Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Crystals, and the rest of this 1963 holiday classic.
- Record Label: Sony
- Catalog#: 88697 592142
- Country Of Release: NLD
- Year Of Release: 2011
- Notes: ..You From Phil Spector // 1963 Album Remastered
|Big Brother & The Holding Company
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Includes the classic Down on Me plus unreleased alternate takes of Call on Me and Bye, Bye Baby and the single sides Coo Coo and The Last Time as bonus tracks.