Golden Classics

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All Music Guide - Wade Kergan
Golden Classics provides a succinct offering of Roy Hamilton's finest moments, showcasing his blend of dramatic, gospel-informed vibrato and classical training that would prove influential to both Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson. His first number one hit, "You'll Never Walk Alone," stayed on the R&B charts for five months and remained at number one for almost two full months. Other hits followed, including another number one, "Unchained Melody," which returned to the charts twice more, both times as a hit for the Righteous Brothers. The other chart hits here follow a similar formula of orchestral balladry, but the rest of the tracks here clear up any notion of Hamilton ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Wade Kergan
Golden Classics provides a succinct offering of Roy Hamilton's finest moments, showcasing his blend of dramatic, gospel-informed vibrato and classical training that would prove influential to both Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson. His first number one hit, "You'll Never Walk Alone," stayed on the R&B charts for five months and remained at number one for almost two full months. Other hits followed, including another number one, "Unchained Melody," which returned to the charts twice more, both times as a hit for the Righteous Brothers. The other chart hits here follow a similar formula of orchestral balladry, but the rest of the tracks here clear up any notion of Hamilton being a monochrome crooner; both "A Great Romance" and "You're Gonna Need Magic" present a vigorous and, of course, well-polished R&B singer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/1991
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431515020
  • Catalog Number: 5150
  • Sales rank: 72,175

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Let Go (2:34)
  2. 2 You'll Never Walk Alone (3:19)
  3. 3 Hurt (2:15)
  4. 4 Unchained Melody (3:00)
  5. 5 I Believe (2:12)
  6. 6 Forgive This Fool (2:22)
  7. 7 Since I Fell for You (2:44)
  8. 8 A Great Romance (2:12)
  9. 9 Ebb Tide (2:42)
  10. 10 I'll Walk Alone (2:25)
  11. 11 You're Gonna Need Magic (2:48)
  12. 12 You Can Have Her (2:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Hamilton Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
Carl Perkins Composer
Felix Cavaliere Composer
Bill Cook Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Irvin Graham Composer
Peter Hook Composer
Jimmy Shirl Composer
Al Stillman Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Stephen Morris Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Gillian Gilbert Composer
Kevin Tong Liner Notes
Jimmie Crane Composer
Al Jacobs Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If he was good enough for the King . . .

    Elvis adored Hamilton. That's good enough for me.

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