Cameo Parkway 1957-1967

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Cameo Parkway was the one major record label of the rock & roll era to not see its material released on CD. The reason behind this is unclear. Alan Klein, best known as the manager of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in the late '60s, has owned the label since 1968, turning it into ABKCO the following year. All throughout the big CD reissue boom of the late '80s and early '90s, Cameo Parkway sat in the vaults while other reissues flooded the marketplace. This meant that big, big hits by Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, the Orlons, Dee Dee Sharp, and the Dovells all remained unreleased, along with early recordings from Patti LaBelle and a bunch of Michigan ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Cameo Parkway was the one major record label of the rock & roll era to not see its material released on CD. The reason behind this is unclear. Alan Klein, best known as the manager of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in the late '60s, has owned the label since 1968, turning it into ABKCO the following year. All throughout the big CD reissue boom of the late '80s and early '90s, Cameo Parkway sat in the vaults while other reissues flooded the marketplace. This meant that big, big hits by Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, the Orlons, Dee Dee Sharp, and the Dovells all remained unreleased, along with early recordings from Patti LaBelle and a bunch of Michigan garage rock, including Bob Seger's first singles and anything by the Rationals and the original recordings of ? & the Mysterians, including their classic "96 Tears." Years passed and Cameo Parkway stayed far away from CD, although collectors clamored for these sides, never forgetting that the label had never made it to digital disc. Just when it seemed like Cameo Parkway would never make it to CD, ABKCO suddenly and surprisingly released the four-disc, 115-song box set Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 in May of 2005. This was a full 15 years after the peak of CD reissues and a full 40 to 45 years since the label's heyday -- a long, long wait to have this music reach CD. While there's an unquestionable sense of relief to finally have a Cameo Parkway set -- better late than never and all -- ABKCO's box does seem as if it's arriving too late, as if it would have been better off if it were released during the days that Specialty, Atlantic, Vee-Jay, Phil Spector, and the Brill Building all received comprehensive box sets in the late '80s and early '90s. Those labels and movements were captured in lavishly packaged sets -- either record-sized 12x12 boxes or book-sized sets, both with CDs housed in separate jewel boxes and large books, filled with photos, discographical details, and extensive liner notes. As appropriate for a box set released in the waning days of the CD era, Cameo Parkway feels like a downsized set: four discs in cardboard sleeves crammed into a small CD-sized box. The cramped 43-page booklet has a good label history from Jeff Tamarkin as well as pretty good notes concerning the release and chart details for each single, but there's a lack of photos and the musician credits are all presented in alphabetical order over the course of two pages, with no indication of who played on what. Since ABKCO has done good work before, particularly on their Spector box, it's possible that the market constraints of 2005 have led to this underwhelming packaging -- after all, big box sets just aren't made that often anymore, leaving lavish box sets as the province of specialty online outlets like Hip-O Select. So, looking at Cameo Parkway, it's hard not to wish that it was released in 1990, when it would have gotten better packaging, and listening to the set provokes a similar desire: this is music that should have been reissued years ago. If it had been released during the boom years of CD reissues, it would not have arrived with the same set of expectations as it does in 2005. Because of the long delay, a sense of anticipation arrives with the set. There's an assumption that in addition to the big hits and classics that have never have seen release on CD, Cameo Parkway will deliver a cornucopia of lost treasures, revealing the label as having a legacy as vast, influential, and formidable as Specialty, Atlantic, and Vee-Jay. One listen to this four-disc set proves that not to be the case. Cameo Parkway was, first and foremost, a label of its time. It could even be said that it defined its time, namely the years after Elvis joined the Army and the years before the British Invasion. This was the time that rock & roll turned toward pop music and dance crazes, and Cameo Parkway provided the soundtrack, both out of design and good fortune. The Philadelphia-based label shared a hometown with Dick Clark's American Bandstand, and when the television show went national, the label always had acts ready to appear on a weekly basis. Soon, Cameo Parkway had two giant stars in Chubby Checker and Bobby Rydell. Chubby, of course, rode "The Twist" to number one not once but twice, helping to establish the label as a success. For a few years, Checker and Rydell had many hits, as did pop-soul singer Dee Dee Sharp and the vocal groups the Orlons and the Dovells. In addition to these hitmakers, the label churned out anything they thought would hit the charts -- singles that sounded like other current trends particularly Motown, songs by Hollywood stars most notably Clint Eastwood's "Rowdy", wannabe dance crazes, instrumentals, answer songs, and novelty records by the dozen. This fueled the label during their heyday, but they were knocked off track by the British Invasion. They tried to recover by doing the only thing they knew how: throwing everything at the wall and seeing what stuck. This included licensing the Kinks and releasing banished Beatle Pete Best's "Boys" where he aped Ringo Starr's vocals, trying to compete with Motown on the pop-soul angle, and, of course, more novelty records, such as a Bobby Kennedy sound-alike reciting "Wild Thing." As the '60s passed the halfway mark, Cameo Parkway founder Bernie Lowe left, and the label carried on for a few years, recording such local soul groups as the Five Stairsteps and the Delfonics and picking up a bunch of garage rock out of Michigan, before folding at the end of the decade. Cameo Parkway traces this entire history quite effectively, which might make it interesting as both nostalgia and a historical document, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's filled with great music. Surely, there is a bunch of great music here -- of the earliest sides, the Dovells "Bristol Stomp," "You Can't Sit Down", the Orlons "Don't Hang Up," "South Street", and Dee Dee Sharp "Mashed Potato Time" hold up very well and the last disc, which is basically divided between early Philly soul and rampaging Detroit rock, is by and large excellent so good, it does raise the question of why the Rationals were given only one song and why Seger's terrific "Persecution Smith" and "Lookin' Back" were left behind in favor of the Last Heard novelty "Sock It to Me Santa" -- but they're surrounded by singles that capture their time without transcending it. Some of this stuff is quite fun, but early into the first disc, the teenybopper pop, cash-in instrumentals, and parade of novelties starts to wear thin -- and that's even before Chubby Checker comes along with his seemingly endless string of "Twist" knockoffs, none of which have improved with age. Checker's twists were hits, as were Bobby Rydell's teenbeat tunes, but unlike the hit singles that came out on Sun, Atlantic, and Motown in the late '50s and early '60s, they are not timeless music. That's unfortunately true of most of the music on Cameo Parkway: it's music that is first and foremost music of its time. There are exceptions to the rule -- some of the novelties are still fun, there are some good forgotten gems like the Rays' jiving doo wop tune "Daddy Cool," and the Michigan rock is fantastic, as are cuts by the Delfonics, the Five Stairsteps, and the aforementioned Dovells and Orlons sides -- but for the most part, this set is of interest to listeners who either grew up with the music or to the most serious pop music archivist. For many listeners who waited patiently for these songs to come out on CD, it very well may be enough just to have this set out and on the market, but there will likely be just as many listeners who, given the long wait, expected something more musically substantial than what Cameo Parkway ultimately had to offer.
Rolling Stone - David Wild
1/2 The Cameo Parkway catalog stands as a long-lost Philly jukebox of classic American pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • Label: Abkco
  • UPC: 018771922322
  • Catalog Number: 9223
  • Sales rank: 68,737

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Butterfly (2:24)
  2. 2 Fabulous (2:19)
  3. 3 Race for Time - Rhythm Captains (1:58)
  4. 4 Sing Sing Sing - Bernie Lowe Orchestra (2:26)
  5. 5 You're the Greatest - Billy Scott (2:24)
  6. 6 Over the Weekend - The Playboys (2:45)
  7. 7 Night Time (2:15)
  8. 8 Memory Lane - Hippies "Tams" (2:44)
  9. 9 Silhouettes - The Rays (2:44)
  10. 10 Daddy Cool - The Rays (2:42)
  11. 11 Back to School Again - Timmie "Oh Yeah!" Rogers (2:23)
  12. 12 The Class (2:17)
  13. 13 Bad Motorcycle - Storey Sisters "Twinkles" (1:58)
  14. 14 Shake a Hand (2:15)
  15. 15 Dinner With Drac, Pt. 1 - John Zacherle (2:58)
  16. 16 Mexican Hat Rock - The Applejacks (2:07)
  17. 17 Nine More Miles (The "Faster-Faster" Song) - Rockin' Bocs (2:32)
  18. 18 Bird's 'N' Bees (2:17)
  19. 19 Two Weeks With Pay - Rockin' Bocs (2:13)
  20. 20 Rocka-Conga - The Applejacks (2:19)
  21. 21 Kissin' Time (2:14)
  22. 22 We Got Love (2:24)
  23. 23 The Twist (2:35)
  24. 24 Wild One (2:22)
  25. 25 Swingin' School (2:16)
  26. 26 Pony Time (2:29)
  27. 27 Teach Me to Twist (2:31)
  28. 28 Let's Twist Again (2:19)
  29. 29 Bristol Stomp (2:20)
  30. 30 The Wah-Watusi (2:32)
  31. 31 Merry Christmas - The Cameos (1:55)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Slow Twistin' (2:36)
  2. 2 Mashed Potato Time (2:32)
  3. 3 Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) (2:05)
  4. 4 Don't Hang Up (2:18)
  5. 5 Ride! (2:27)
  6. 6 Do the New Continental (2:39)
  7. 7 The Popeye Waddle - Don Covay (2:31)
  8. 8 Limbo Rock (2:24)
  9. 9 The Cha-Cha-Cha (2:32)
  10. 10 Volare (2:28)
  11. 11 Sweet Georgia Brown (2:21)
  12. 12 One More Time Back to School - Yon Teenagers (2:37)
  13. 13 (I'm the Girl From) Wolverton Mountain (2:45)
  14. 14 Rowdy (2:46)
  15. 15 Forget Him (2:08)
  16. 16 Mother Please! (2:31)
  17. 17 Come On and Dance With Me - Billy Abbott (2:18)
  18. 18 Groovy Baby - Billy Abbott (2:17)
  19. 19 The Jam, Pt. 1 - Bobby Gregg (2:30)
  20. 20 You Can't Sit Down (2:21)
  21. 21 South Street (2:14)
  22. 22 Everybody South Street - Taffys (2:15)
  23. 23 Do the Bird (2:14)
  24. 24 Not Me (2:31)
  25. 25 Crossfire! (2:35)
  26. 26 (Everybody Do) The Swim, Pt. 1 (2:17)
  27. 27 The 81 - Candy & the Kisses (2:36)
  28. 28 Daydreamin' of You - The Dreamers (2:02)
  29. 29 The Boy With the Beatle Hair - The Swans (2:30)
  30. 30 Jingle Bell Rock (2:29)
Disc 3
  1. 1 So Much in Love - The Tymes (2:10)
  2. 2 Wonderful! Wonderful! - The Tymes (2:54)
  3. 3 I'll Be True - Johnny Maestro (2:37)
  4. 4 When We Get Married (2:28)
  5. 5 Somewhere - The Tymes (2:12)
  6. 6 Hey Good Lookin' - Billy Abbott (1:53)
  7. 7 Just One Chance - The Sparkletones (2:35)
  8. 8 You'll Never Walk Alone - Patti LaBelle (3:11)
  9. 9 Danny Boy - Patti LaBelle (2:48)
  10. 10 Cast Your Fate to the Wind (3:16)
  11. 11 It Only Took a Minute - Bruvvers (2:00)
  12. 12 Long Tall Sally - The Kinks (2:13)
  13. 13 Boys (2:19)
  14. 14 You Still Want Me - The Kinks (2:00)
  15. 15 Funny How Love Can Be - The Ivy League (2:09)
  16. 16 Tossing & Turning - The Ivy League (2:28)
  17. 17 She's Fallen in Love With the Monster Man - The Savages (2:55)
  18. 18 Wild Thing (2:43)
  19. 19 Little White House (2:13)
  20. 20 Fool, Fool, Fool - Little Joey & the Flips (2:16)
  21. 21 Girl from New York City - The G.T.O.'s (2:00)
  22. 22 Society Girl (2:55)
  23. 23 Soldier Baby of Mine - Candy & the Kisses (2:35)
  24. 24 S.O.S. (Heart in Distress) (2:23)
  25. 25 Because of My Heart (2:45)
  26. 26 Heartaches Away My Boy (2:41)
  27. 27 Got to Run - Vickie Baines (2:26)
  28. 28 My Boy - Stylettes (2:32)
  29. 29 White Christmas (3 O'Clock Weather Report) - Bobby the Poet (2:31)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Angel of the Morning (3:27)
  2. 2 The Love of a Boy (2:44)
  3. 3 This Can't Be True - Eddie Holman (3:05)
  4. 4 World of Fantasy (3:01)
  5. 5 Come Back (2:54)
  6. 6 Am I a Loser (From the Start) - Eddie Holman (2:36)
  7. 7 Danger! She's a Stranger (2:48)
  8. 8 Meet Me in Church (3:11)
  9. 9 You've Been Untrue (2:45)
  10. 10 Get a Hold of Yourself - The Persians (2:32)
  11. 11 He Don't Really Love You (2:26)
  12. 12 The Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven (2:58)
  13. 13 The Grass (Will Sing for You) (3:38)
  14. 14 I (Who Have Nothing) - Pack (3:24)
  15. 15 Beg, Borrow and Steal (2:26)
  16. 16 96 Tears - ? & The Mysterians (2:59)
  17. 17 I Need Somebody - ? & The Mysterians (2:15)
  18. 18 East Side Story - Bob Seger (2:27)
  19. 19 Can't Get Enough of You, Baby - ? & The Mysterians (2:04)
  20. 20 Respect (2:42)
  21. 21 Shake Your Tambourine (3:02)
  22. 22 Let the Good Times Roll & Feel So Good (2:57)
  23. 23 Heavy Music, Pt. 1 - Last Heard (2:41)
  24. 24 Lovey Dovey/You're So Fine (2:49)
  25. 25 Sock It to Me Santa - Last Heard (2:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Buchanan Guitar
The Dreamlovers Background Vocals
Jimmy Page Guitar
Rick Kellis Piano
Jeannie Thomas Background Vocals, Voices
Dave Appell Guitar, Background Vocals
Ron Dante Background Vocals
Trade Martin Guitar
Dee Dee Sharp Background Vocals
Chip Taylor Guitar
Steve Gaines Guitar
The Embers Accompaniment
Bobby Gregg Drums
Mike Pedicin Alto Saxophone
The Tymes Background Vocals
Norma Mendoza Background Vocals
Jimmy Wisner Organ, Piano, Celeste
Jean Thomas Background Vocals
Bob Schwartz Saxophone
Steve Baron Guitar, Track Performer
Ron Feuer Organ
Nick Ashford Background Vocals
Donald Banks Background Vocals, Group Member
Thom Bell Piano, Harpsichord, Background Vocals, Harpischord Synclavier
Robin "Hood" Brians Bass
Norman Burnett Background Vocals, Group Member
Artie Butler Piano
Karl Chambers Drums
Roland Chambers Guitar
Clark Terry Trumpet
Nick d'Amico Percussion, Vibes
Ugene Dozier Piano
Bobby Eli Guitar
Jack Faith Saxophone
Kenny Gamble Guitar, Background Vocals
Richard Genovese Trombone
Leroy Glover Piano
Al Gorgoni Guitar
Hilda Harris Background Vocals
Norman Harris Guitar
Robert Hartzell Trumpet
Rosetta Hightower Background Vocals, Group Member
Eddie Hinton Guitar, Electric Guitar
Leon Huff Organ, Piano
Billy Jackson Percussion, Background Vocals
Leroy Lovett Piano
Bernie Lowe Piano
Buddy Lucas Tenor Saxophone
Joe Macho Bass, Background Vocals
Raun McKinnon Background Vocals
Leslie Miller Background Vocals
Vince Montana Vibes, Orchestra Bells
Mike Natale Trumpet
Frank Owens Piano
Luther Randolph Organ, Piano
Ron Renaldo Musician
Joe Renzetti Guitar
Al Rogers Drums
Richard Rome Piano, Accompaniment
Valerie Simpson Background Vocals
Clarence H. Watson Bass Trombone
Toni Wine Background Vocals
Wilmer Wise Trumpet
Joseph Wissert Percussion
Earl Young Drums
Harry W. Polk Guitar
William Minkin Track Performer
The Applejacks Background Vocals
Audrey Brickley Background Vocals, Group Member
Shirley Brickley Background Vocals, Group Member
Delphine Cook Background Vocals, Group Member
Dinell Cook Background Vocals, Group Member
Marlena Davis Background Vocals, Soprano (Vocal), Group Member
Cliff Dunn Background Vocals, Group Member
Ray Dunn Background Vocals, Group Member
Morris Gardner Background Vocals, Group Member
Walter Gates Piano
Cleveland Hammock Background Vocals, Group Member
George Hilliard Background Vocals, Group Member
Johnny Pearson Piano
Tommy Ricks Background Vocals, Group Member
Winnie Walford Bass
The Larks Background Vocals
Victoria Jackson Background Vocals
Artie Kaplan Baritone Saxophone
Dave Stephens Piano, Chart
Aldo Mauro Drums, Vocals
Dick Romoff Bass
Buddy Savitt Tenor Saxophone
Roy Stragis Organ, Piano, Celeste, Background Vocals
Jeanne Grant Background Vocals, Group Member
Al Berry Background Vocals, Group Member
Bobby Durham Drums
Weldon McDougal III Background Vocals, Group Member
Bob DiNardo Guitar
Al Browne Accompaniment
Bobby Martin Piano, Vibes
Jerry Kilgore Drums
The Velvettes Vocals
Rosalind Waters Background Vocals, Group Member
Georgie Young & the Rockin 'Bocs Tenor Saxophone
Willa Ward Background Vocals
Ronnie Baker Bass
Vera Carey Background Vocals, Group Member
Lucille Dunbar Background Vocals, Group Member
Helen Hutchinson Background Vocals, Group Member
Charlotte Walker Background Vocals
Dan Dailey Percussion, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Charlotte Butler Background Vocals, Group Member
Delores "Honey" Wylie Background Vocals, Group Member
Vinnie Bell Guitar
Jimmy Cicchini Drums
Pete Cozzi Drums
Ronny DiStefano Drums
Vivian Dix Background Vocals
Kenny Dorn Saxophone
Ed Etkins Tenor Saxophone
Larry Fogel Trombone
Jerry Gilgor Drums
Billy LaPatta Ukulele
Vivian McDougal Background Vocals, Group Member
Jim Meeley Background Vocals
Bip Muscemeci Bass
Calvin Nichols Background Vocals, Group Member
Catherine Nichols Background Vocals, Group Member
Dick Noble Saxophone
Blanche Norton Background Vocals
Earl Oxendine Group Member
Joe Sgro Guitar
Joe Sher Drums
Bill Shimmin Piano, Background Vocals
Chester Slim Drums
Ellis Tollin Drums
Dennis Wholey Track Performer
Fred Nuzzullio Percussion, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Billy Jackson Percussion, Background Vocals
Fred Bender Organ, Piano
Al Browne And His Orchestra Accompaniment
Pete Carroll Guitar
Doris Gibson Background Vocals
David Levin Percussion, Drums
Steve Caldwell Group Member
Technical Credits
Louis Prima Composer
Hank Ballard Composer
Curtis Mayfield Producer
Otis Redding Composer
Joe Tex Composer
Brian Wilson Composer
Vince Guaraldi Composer
Brooks Arthur Engineer
George Williams Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Joe Meek Producer, Engineer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Dave Appell Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Dee Clark Composer
Don Covay Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Mike Love Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Trade Martin Arranger
Van McCoy Arranger, Composer, Producer
Chip Taylor Arranger, Composer, Producer
Frank Virtue Engineer
Bob Crewe Composer, Producer
Bobby Gregg Composer, Producer
Domenico Modugno Composer
Mike Pedicin Arranger
Billy Strange Composer
Eddie Holman Composer
Jimmy Wisner Arranger, Producer
Bob Schwartz Producer
Doug Brown Arranger, Producer
Ray Davies Composer
John Berry Composer
Jerry Ross Composer, Producer
Gary Anderson Composer
Morris Bailey Producer
Thom Bell Arranger, Producer
Ben Bernie Composer
Clarence Burke Composer
Artie Butler Arranger
Charles Calello Arranger
Roy Cicala Engineer
Ritchie Cordell Producer
Hal David Composer
Jackie DeShannon Composer
Ugene Dozier Arranger, Producer
Sherman Edwards & Donald Meyer Composer
Wes Farrell Composer
Joel Fein Engineer
Bob Gallo Engineer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Gregg Geller Reissue Producer
Leroy Glover Arranger
Al Gorgoni Arranger, Producer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Tony Hatch Arranger, Composer, Producer
Wally Heider Engineer
Eddie Holland Composer
Dan Honaker Composer
Leon Huff Producer
Billy Jackson Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Paul Jameson Engineer
Jerry Kasenetz Producer
Jeff Katz Producer
Iris Keitel Art Direction
Terry Kennedy Producer
Buddy Killen Arranger, Producer
Terry Knight Producer
Mike Lewis Producer
John Linde Producer
Sandy Linzer Composer
Bernie Lowe Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
John Madara Producer
Kal Mann Composer, Producer
Francesci Migliacci Composer
Vic Millrose Composer
Bob Millsap Producer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Kenny Present Engineer
Ben Raleigh Composer
Phil Ramone Engineer
Denny Randell Composer
Luther Randolph Arranger, Producer
Joe Renzetti Arranger, Composer
Harold B. Robinson Producer
Richard Rome Arranger, String Arrangements
Steve Rosenthal Archives Coordinator
Bob Seger Arranger, Composer, Producer
Frank Slay Arranger, Composer, Producer
Bruce Staple Engineer
Mike Stoller Composer
Bill Szymczyk Engineer
Shel Talmy Producer
Joe Tarsia Engineer
David White Producer
Don White Engineer
Hank Williams Composer
Joseph Wissert Composer, Engineer
Bert de Coteaux Arranger
Bob Kidder Engineer
Johnny Pate Arranger
Ray Prickett Engineer
Tony Starr Composer
Neil Bogart Producer
Ronald Albert Johnson Engineer
Hal Miller Vocal Arrangements
Ken Lewis Composer
Emil Korsen Engineer
Obie Massingill Arranger
Bob Mersey Arranger
Peter Antell Producer
Samuel Bell Composer
Don Canton Composer
Luther Dixon Composer
Georgia Dobbins Composer
Walter Ford Vocal Arrangements
Rudy Martinez Composer
Joe Morris Composer
Johnny Pearson Arranger
Richard Penniman Composer
Terry Knight & the Pack Producer
The John Schroeder Orchestra Producer
Cooley Engineer
Jody Klein Reissue Producer
Stan Watson Composer
Jeff Tamarkin Liner Notes, Essay
William Garrett Composer
Glenn Snoddy Engineer
Roy Stragis Arranger, Composer
Lenne Allik Concept
Maceo Pinkard Composer
Kenneth Casey Composer
Bernie Baum Producer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell Composer
Enotris Johnson Composer
Robert Bateman Composer
John Carter Composer
Weldon McDougal III Producer
Joe Beal Composer
Jim Boothe Composer
Sylvester Bradford Producer
Carlo Donida Composer
Leon Fisher Producer
Gregory Fowler Composer
Bobby Martin Arranger
Frank Guida Composer
Ed Baker Producer
Jack Diamond Producer
Rudy Gonzales Producer
Cornell Muldrow Composer
Mogol Audio 2 Composer
Leon Mitchell Producer
Jon Sheldon Composer
Eddie Smith Engineer
Don Hogan Composer
Ivin Ballen Producer
Bill Giant Producer
Maria Papazahariou Production Director, Session Research
Seth Adkins Sample Clearance
Teri Landi Reissue Producer, Tape Research, Session Research
Jeep Holland Arranger, Producer
Sal Trimachi Composer, Producer
Freddie Gorman Composer
Janessa Gursky Assistant Art Director
Tommy Kaye Arranger
Bud Breeze Producer
Fred Downs Engineer
Walter Masky Producer
Joe Stamile Jr. Producer
Johnny Stiles Producer
Dennis Wholey Producer
Stuart Wiener Producer
Billy Jackson Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Eddie Smith & the Hornets Engineer
Tommy Baker Arranger
Alisa Coleman Art Direction
Ray DAgostino Arranger
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grerat....but not complete

    Some absolute gems here.....but many missing which is a bit of a let down. It would have been better to make it a 6 - 8 CD box and toss in the rest....the little unknown pop gem Anything You Want by the Sure Cure missed out along with some more common hits by Chubby, Bobby, etc. Still a great effort and nice to have clean original copies of what is in the box.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Missing Artist

    At last - a copy of Dinner With Drac by Zacherle- even if only Part One. One of the most underated rock n roll records that came out in England in 1958. I have been after it for years. But why do I have to buy 4 CD's when all the good stuff, such as Charlie Gracie, would have fitted on 1 CD. They could also have put their 2 LP compilation Cameo Parkway 1957-1982 on 1 CD, but didn't. Essential but disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Collection But Not Complete

    I am 56 and know Rock N Roll! I do really enjoy alot of the tracks, but there were many left out by certain artists that I enjoy and require for a complete collection. Songs that should have been included: Twist A Long, Twistin USA, Let's Twist Again,The Hucklebuck,Popeye The Hitchhiker,-Chubby Checker. Wild, & I Really Love You-DD Sharp. Good Time Baby, I Wanna Thank You, & Forget Him should of been in( Stereo )-Bobby Rydell. Don't Stop Now-Eddie Holman. Was Cooky Little Paridise by Joann Campbell on Parkway or Cameo?, if so should have included. Finally!, I would have omitted songs by ? And The Mysterians, & Bob Seger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2009

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