Hard to Find 45's on CD, Vol. 7: 60's Classics

Hard to Find 45's on CD, Vol. 7: 60's Classics

     
 

Here's a real grab bag of Top 40 hits from 1960 to 1966, some of them indeed very hard to find on CD or even hear on the radio. Some of them are not really not that hard to find on CD, though this disc (like every one in this series) takes pains to present original 45 RPM single versions, often in stereo. It leans toward the innocuous pop side of pop
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Here's a real grab bag of Top 40 hits from 1960 to 1966, some of them indeed very hard to find on CD or even hear on the radio. Some of them are not really not that hard to find on CD, though this disc (like every one in this series) takes pains to present original 45 RPM single versions, often in stereo. It leans toward the innocuous pop side of pop
ock, though within that framework there's a lot of variety and a good amount of quality: slightly soul-influenced pop (Gene McDaniels' "A Hundred Pounds of Clay"), poppy, late doo wop (the Velvets' "Tonight [Could Be the Night]," the Chimes' "Once in a While"), British Invasion pop (Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas' "Bad to Me," the Honeycombs' "Have I the Right," the Seekers' "I'll Never Find Another You," Cilla Black's "You're My World"), celebrity teen idols (Patty Duke's "Don't Just Stand There"), weird foreign one-shots (Kyu Sakamoto's "Sukiyaki"), jazz soul-pop (Nancy Wilson's "[You Don't Know] How Glad I Am"), and more. The dedicated collector might be interested in the items that are really the hardest to find or even heard on oldies radio, despite having been hit records. Those would include Nathaniel Mayer's relatively gutsy 1962 R&B-pop hit "Village of Love"; Mike Clifford's almost unbearably white-bread 1962 ballad "Close to Cathy"; Danny Williams' anodyne "White on White," which somehow made the Top Ten in early 1964 in the midst of the early British Invasion; and Joey Powers' 1963 Top Ten hit "Midnight Mary," a super-light, acoustic-flavored pop
ocker. The best of the obscurities is Verdelle Smith's 1966 number 38 hit "Tar and Cement," which sounds a little like an American pop-country spin on Dusty Springfield and was done (as "La Maison Ou J'ai Grandi") in the mid-'60s by French star Françoise Hardy.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/2001
Label:
Eric Collection
UPC:
0730531151321
catalogNumber:
11513
Rank:
28361

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Tracks

  1. Dreamin'  - Johnny Burnette
  2. A Hundred Pounds of Clay
  3. Tonight (Could Be the Night)
  4. Village of Love  - Nathaniel Mayer
  5. Once in Awhile  -  Chimes
  6. I Understand (Just How You Feel)  -  G-Clefs
  7. Close to Cathy  - Mike Clifford
  8. White on White  - Danny Williams
  9. Look for a Star  - Garry Mills
  10. Utopia
  11. Torture
  12. Don't Just Stand There
  13. (You Don't Know) How Glad I Am  - Nancy Wilson
  14. Tar and Cement
  15. You're My World
  16. I'll Never Find Another You
  17. You're the Reason I'm Living
  18. Midnight Mary
  19. Bad to Me  -  Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
  20. Have I the Right?
  21. Sukiyaki

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nancy Wilson   Track Performer
Bobby Darin   Track Performer
Seekers   Track Performer
Velvets   Track Performer
Kyu Sakamoto   Track Performer
Chimes   Track Performer
Honeycombs   Track Performer
Cilla Black   Track Performer
Mike Clifford   Track Performer
Patty Duke   Track Performer
Nathaniel Mayer   Track Performer
Gene McDaniels   Track Performer
Joey Powers   Track Performer
Johnny Burnette   Track Performer
Danny Williams   Track Performer
Frank Gari   Track Performer
G-Clefs   Track Performer
Kris Jensen   Track Performer
Verdelle Smith   Track Performer
Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas   Track Performer
Garry Mills   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bill Buster   Producer
Lor Crane   Composer
Virgil Johnson   Composer
Greg Adams   Liner Notes
Lon Crane   Composer
Devora Brown   Composer
Bernice Ross   Composer

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