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For Collectors Only

by The Del Vikings
     
 

This really isn't for collectors only -- it is the only single collection of the group's stuff that shows the full range of this sadly underrated vocal group. As it is, its mere existence as a mid-priced double CD, alongside the presence of the two best-of compilations from MCA and Mercury, makes collecting the best Dell Vikings materialSee more details below

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This really isn't for collectors only -- it is the only single collection of the group's stuff that shows the full range of this sadly underrated vocal group. As it is, its mere existence as a mid-priced double CD, alongside the presence of the two best-of compilations from MCA and Mercury, makes collecting the best Dell Vikings material extremely complicated. Collectables Records got access to the complete recordings that the original group made for Fee Bee Records, which covers their history from 1956 through 1957, overlapping with the history of the Mercury version of the group. This includes the hit version of "Come Go With Me," as well as "Whispering Bells" (both of which appear on MCA's best-of in those very same versions) and their other early tracks. Collectables also got access to an extraordinary body of outtakes -- a magnificent fast version of "I'm Spinning" that's completely different from the version that appears on both the MCA and Mercury best-of discs. There are distinctive outtakes of "Willette" and oddities such as the Joey Biscoe single "What Made Maggie Run," on which the group sang backup in a hurried attempt to get them out before the public again after that first hit. More important are tracks like "Uh Uh Baby," a fast jump number that shows the group at about its rockingest and nimblest, with a killer guitar solo courtesy of Joe Lopes. Other highlights include radiant outtakes of "Girl, Girl" and "Cold Feet" (done a cappella), little snippets of session chatter (amazing the stuff survived 40 years), and rehearsal and audition versions of the group's songs and generally the fullest account possible of the history of the Fee Bee Records version of the group that you'll ever see.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/30/1992
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431880920
catalogNumber:
8809
Rank:
82098

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Disc 1

  1. Come Go with Me  -  Del Vikings
  2. When I Come Home  -  Del Vikings
  3. I'm Spinning  -  Del Vikings
  4. Over the Rainbow  -  Del Vikings
  5. Girl, Girl  -  Del Vikings
  6. Uh Uh Baby  -  Del Vikings
  7. How Can I Find True Love  -  Del Vikings
  8. Willette  -  Del Vikings
  9. Cold Feet  -  Del Vikings
  10. Marguerite  -  Del Vikings
  11. There I Go (Falling in Love Again)  -  Del Vikings
  12. What Made Maggie Run  -  Del Vikings
  13. Little Girl  -  Del Vikings
  14. Señorita  -  Del Vikings
  15. Don't Be a Fool  -  Del Vikings
  16. I'm Spinning  -  Del Vikings
  17. Down by the Stream  -  Del Vikings
  18. Yours  -  Del Vikings

Disc 2

  1. Whispering Bells
  2. You Send Me
  3. Woke Up This Morning
  4. In the Still of the Night
  5. Little Billy Boy
  6. Willette
  7. Cry Baby
  8. How Can I Find True Love
  9. White Cliffs of Dover
  10. You Said You Love Me
  11. I Want to Marry You
  12. Cold Feet
  13. Watching the Moon
  14. Down in Bermuda
  15. Understand
  16. Heaven and Paradise
  17. Girl, Girl
  18. Come Go with Me

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