George Goldner Presents The Gone Story: Doo-Wop to Soul 1957-1963

George Goldner Presents The Gone Story: Doo-Wop to Soul 1957-1963

     
 
George Goldner Presents The Gone Story: Doo-Wop to Soul 1957-1963 contains 65 songs representing a dead-perfect cross-section of the singles output of one of New York's great R&B labels of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The opening cut, the Dubs' slow, romantic "Don't Ask Me (To Be Lonely)," shows just how far George Goldner's

Overview

George Goldner Presents The Gone Story: Doo-Wop to Soul 1957-1963 contains 65 songs representing a dead-perfect cross-section of the singles output of one of New York's great R&B labels of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The opening cut, the Dubs' slow, romantic "Don't Ask Me (To Be Lonely)," shows just how far George Goldner's conception of rhythm & blues had come in the four years since he'd founded Rama Records in 1953. Gone Records, starting in 1957, featured a more sophisticated output, oriented toward elegant, impassioned ballads rather than the dance numbers that had gone over so big in the mid-'50s. The label's sound was very polished, although Goldner and company found room for an occasional hard rocker like "Love Is Dynamite" by would-be rockabilly star Gary Dale or lady rock & roller Jo Ann Campbell's "Wait a Minute." A few of the harmony groups turn in rousing, rocking performances -- the Willows' rendition of "Let's Fall in Love" is a delight, a bright, glowingly fresh rendition of an old chestnut that, if it isn't in the league of "I Only Have Eyes for You" by the Flamingos, is still worth owning. Other noteworthy items include the Channels and their soaring "Altar of Love," and the Isley Brothers, whose "Everybody's Gonna Rock 'n Roll" is a lost jewel out of their early history. Even Cab Calloway rose to the occasion with a solid piece of rock & roll, "Tomorrow Night," showing that the '30s entertainer could have cut it with the kids if they'd given him a listen. Another oddity worth giving more than one listen is Jackie DeShannon (billed as Jackie Dee) doing a Brenda Lee/Wanda Jackson turn on the countrified rock & roll ballad "I'll Be True to You." The notes are reasonably thorough, and the sound is state of the art.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/1999
Label:
Westside Uk
UPC:
0614475032062
catalogNumber:
206

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Don't Ask Me (To Be Lonely)
  2. Speak for Yourself
  3. Ding Dong Darling
  4. My Secret Love
  5. Love Is Dynamite
  6. I'll Be True
  7. It Is a Dream
  8. Lamplight
  9. Could This Be Magic
  10. That's My Desire
  11. Love Is Something from Within
  12. Wait a Minute
  13. Let's Fall in Love
  14. 7-11
  15. Tomorrow Night
  16. Altar of Love
  17. Everybody's Gonna Rock & Roll
  18. Who Do You Love?
  19. Boppin' Hop (aka Hoppin' Bop)
  20. Baby Come Back
  21. Wassa Matter with You
  22. Special Delivery
  23. What's the Matter Baby?
  24. Cha-Hua-Hua
  25. The Thing
  26. Song in My Heart
  27. Maybe You'll Be Mine
  28. Gates of Heaven
  29. School Bells
  30. I Really Really Love You
  31. King of Fools
  32. My Love

Disc 2

  1. Come Softly to Me
  2. Is It Because
  3. Why I Love You
  4. Long Black Automobile
  5. Summer's Love
  6. Let the Rumors Fly
  7. How Much I Love You
  8. With Each Step a Tear
  9. Outside the Chapel Door
  10. Ooh What a Girl
  11. Mona My Love (a.k.a. Juanita)
  12. Goin' Back to St. Louis
  13. Angel Face
  14. Can I Come over Tonight?
  15. My Foolish Heart
  16. Angel in Disguise
  17. Salty
  18. My Heart's Desire
  19. The Girl of My Best Friend
  20. Pretty Little Girl
  21. You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)
  22. That's How I Feel About You
  23. The Spanish Twist
  24. I Don't Like It Like That, Pt. 1
  25. If You Want To
  26. Spanish Lace
  27. (I Love You) Sherry
  28. Touch Me
  29. Glass of Tears
  30. You're Free to Go
  31. Little Eva
  32. Bevy's Got a Boyfriend
  33. Going to the City

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Channels   Track Performer
Chantels   Track Performer
Enchantment   Track Performer
Isley Brothers   Track Performer
Shells   Track Performer
Cab Calloway   Track Performer
Ral Donner   Track Performer
Dubs   Track Performer
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons   Track Performer
Jo Ann Campbell   Track Performer
Deltas   Track Performer
Velours   Track Performer
Johnny Adams   Track Performer
Richard Barrett   Track Performer
Wild Bill   Track Performer
Bill Buchanan   Track Performer
Johnny Rivers   Track Performer
Johnny Jack   Track Performer
Ronnie Baxter   Track Performer
Gerry Granahan   Track Performer
Carousels   Track Performer
Sam Hawkins   Track Performer
Fay Simmons   Track Performer
Mack Vickery   Track Performer
Andrew Taylor   Track Performer
Ronnie Savoy   Track Performer
Tunedrops   Track Performer
Gone All Stars   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Harold Arlen   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Sam Bobrick   Composer
Ross Butler   Composer
Stuart Wiener   Composer

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