Before They Were Hits, Vol. 3

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The third in a series that collects songs in their original versions by often unknown artists that later became huge hits for other artists, Before They Were Hits, Vol. 3 presents some fascinating comparisons. The Cookies' original version of "On Broadway," for instance, is much lighter and jazzier than the hit rendition by the Drifters, while Dee Dee Warwick's original "You're No Good" is a good deal spunkier and more taunting than the hit version by Linda Ronstadt. The wry humor of "Mama Told Me Not to Come" is much more apparent in Randy Newman's version than in the hit rendition by Three Dog Night, while Carole King's solo piano demo of "Take Good Care of My Baby" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The third in a series that collects songs in their original versions by often unknown artists that later became huge hits for other artists, Before They Were Hits, Vol. 3 presents some fascinating comparisons. The Cookies' original version of "On Broadway," for instance, is much lighter and jazzier than the hit rendition by the Drifters, while Dee Dee Warwick's original "You're No Good" is a good deal spunkier and more taunting than the hit version by Linda Ronstadt. The wry humor of "Mama Told Me Not to Come" is much more apparent in Randy Newman's version than in the hit rendition by Three Dog Night, while Carole King's solo piano demo of "Take Good Care of My Baby" shows how much of her phrasing Bobby Vee borrowed for his hit version. Serious pop collectors and archivists will love this collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/2005
  • Label: Triple Crown
  • UPC: 741117613027
  • Catalog Number: 103

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Gonna Make You Mine - Tony Romeo (2:41)
  2. 2 On Broadway - The Cookies (2:00)
  3. 3 Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson (3:15)
  4. 4 Turn Around Look at Me - Glen Campbell (2:36)
  5. 5 Can't You See (Never Let You Go) @@Newtones (1:56)
  6. 6 Woman Woman - Jimmy Payne (3:17)
  7. 7 Make Me Your Baby @@Tracey Russell (2:38)
  8. 8 Candida - The Corporation (2:48)
  9. 9 Love Me With All of Your Heart - Newports (2:03)
  10. 10 War - The Temptations (3:10)
  11. 11 Johnny Angel (2:25)
  12. 12 Only You (And You Alone) - The Platters (2:47)
  13. 13 You Can't Sit Down - Phil Upchurch (2:16)
  14. 14 You're No Good - Dee Dee Warwick (2:30)
  15. 15 We Gotta Get Out of This Place - Barry Mann (3:06)
  16. 16 Chapel of Love - The Ronettes (2:49)
  17. 17 Weekend in New England (3:57)
  18. 18 Take Good Care of My Baby - Carole King (2:18)
  19. 19 Native New Yorker - Frankie Valli (5:10)
  20. 20 Killing Me Softly - Lori Lieberman (3:45)
  21. 21 Yeah Man (Sweet Soul Music) - Sam Cooke (2:36)
  22. 22 Mama Told Me Not to Come - Randy Newman (1:49)
  23. 23 We're Acting Like Lovers - Kenni Woods (2:36)
  24. 24 Thou Shalt Not Steal - The Newbeats (2:01)
  25. 25 So Long (Good Goodbye) - Corvettes (2:24)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Carole King Composer
Jackie Wilson Composer
Randy Edelman Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Jerry Capehart Composer
Charles Fox Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Sandy Linzer Composer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Denny Randell Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Maurice John Vaughn Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Alonzo Tucker Composer
Clint Ballard Jr. Composer
Ande Rand Composer
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