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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although it has no songs by the Beatles, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Kinks, the Byrds, the Beach Boys, or a number of other artists who helped shape and define pop and rock in the 1960s, this generous two-disc, 40-track compilation does offer a fine sampling of the kinds of hits that dominated AM radio in the mid-'60s (there isn't much here representing either the earliest or latest ends of the decade), running the gamut from girl group material ("My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels), folk-rock ("California Dreamin'" by the Mamas & the Papas), blue-eyed soul ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers), Motown ("I Heard It...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although it has no songs by the Beatles, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Kinks, the Byrds, the Beach Boys, or a number of other artists who helped shape and define pop and rock in the 1960s, this generous two-disc, 40-track compilation does offer a fine sampling of the kinds of hits that dominated AM radio in the mid-'60s (there isn't much here representing either the earliest or latest ends of the decade), running the gamut from girl group material ("My Boyfriend's Back" by the Angels), folk-rock ("California Dreamin'" by the Mamas & the Papas), blue-eyed soul ("You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers), Motown ("I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye), poppy frat rock ("Come on Down to My Boat" by Every Mother's Son) to psychedelic-tinged pop ("[We Ain't Got] Nothin' Yet" by the Blues Magoos) and the truly singular ("A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum). The end result is a pleasing and nostalgic journey into the heart of mid-'60s AM pop radio, minus some of the biggest guns. Still a lot of fun, though, even without them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2006
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • UPC: 602498384244
  • Catalog Number: 000645202
  • Sales rank: 17,184

Album Credits

Technical Credits
P.F. Sloan Composer, Producer
Jerry Butler Composer
Lou Christie Composer
Eddie Cochran Composer
Smokey Robinson Composer
Quincy Jones Producer
Ellie Greenwich Composer
John Kay Composer
Gary Brooker Composer
Terry Cashman Composer
Bruce Channel Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Michelle Phillips Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
Chip Taylor Composer
R. Dean Taylor Composer
Larry Page Producer
Jimmy Wisner Arranger
Bobby Hebb Composer
Jerry Ross Producer
Lou Adler Producer
Stan Applebaum Producer
Steve Barri Composer, Producer
Jeff Barry Composer
Thom Bell Arranger
Leonard Borisoff Composer
Charles Calello Arranger, Producer
Jerry Capehart Composer
Denny Cordell Producer
Lamont Dozier Composer, Producer
David Farrell Cover Photo, Inlay Photography
Wes Farrell Composer, Producer
Bob Feldman Composer, Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer, Producer
Tim Gilbert Composer
Wally Gold Composer
Jerry Goldstein Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Richard Gottehrer Composer, Producer
Brian Holland Composer, Producer
Leon Huff Composer, Producer
Ivy Jo Hunter Composer
Abe "Voco" Kesh Producer
Stan Kesler Producer
Ed King Arranger
Paul Leka Composer, Producer
Stewart Levine Producer
John Madara Composer
Huey P. Meaux Producer
Gabriel Mekler Producer
George "Shadow" Morton Composer, Producer
Gene Pistilli Composer
Art Polhemus Producer
Keith Reid Composer
Joe Renzetti Arranger
Paul Riser Arranger
Domingo "Sam" Samudio Composer
Ralph Scala Composer
Frank Slay Producer
William "Mickey" Stevenson Composer, Producer
Bill Traut Producer
Peter Udell Composer
Guy Webster Cover Photo, Inlay Photography
Cynthia Weil Composer
Mark Weitz Arranger
Norman Whitfield Composer, Producer
Bob Wyld Producer
André Popp Composer
Steve Duboff Composer
Dale Frashuer Composer
Raynard Miner Composer, Producer
Gary DeCarlo Composer
Georgia Dobbins Composer
George Fischoff Composer
Suha Gur Mastering
William Garrett Composer
Gary Geld Composer
Clint Ballard Jr. Composer
Robert Bateman Composer
Bryan Blackburn Composer
Guido Cenciarelli Composer
Margaret Cobb Composer
Pierre Cour Composer
Herbert Weiner Composer
Bobby Martin Arranger
Tony Powers Composer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
James Razor Brown Producer
Bill Holmes Producer
Gerald Goldstein Producer
Ronald Gilbert Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Yoram Kahana Inlay Photography
Twyla Herbert Composer
Gary McEwen Composer
Freddie Gorman Composer
Carl "The Truth" Smith Producer
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