Jackie & the Starlites Meet the Bopchords: Golden Classics

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Jackie & the Starlites specialize in wild and unique doo wop. The songs are for the most part doo wop numbers, but the voice seems like it is being beamed in from Mars. Lead vocalist Jackie Rue doesn't so much sing a song as he acts it out using the broadest strokes imaginable. Like the Jerry Lewis of doo wop, he is overflowing with personality. Sometimes it gets in the way of the music, but mostly he brings it to life and blows any doo wop clichés away with the sheer insanity of his voice. On the slow weepers he breaks down into sobs; their big hit, "Valerie," finds him on his knees begging and moaning for the return of his girl; on "Aint'cha Ever Coming Home" he's in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Jackie & the Starlites specialize in wild and unique doo wop. The songs are for the most part doo wop numbers, but the voice seems like it is being beamed in from Mars. Lead vocalist Jackie Rue doesn't so much sing a song as he acts it out using the broadest strokes imaginable. Like the Jerry Lewis of doo wop, he is overflowing with personality. Sometimes it gets in the way of the music, but mostly he brings it to life and blows any doo wop clichés away with the sheer insanity of his voice. On the slow weepers he breaks down into sobs; their big hit, "Valerie," finds him on his knees begging and moaning for the return of his girl; on "Aint'cha Ever Coming Home" he's in such pain that he has to stretch his words out into completely unintelligible nonsense. On the up-tempo tracks like "Seven Day Fool," he sings with an ear-to-ear grin like he doesn't have a care in the world. The 16 tracks here represent all you will ever need by this group, a mixed bag of slow and fast tunes, of course including "Valerie." After you finish laughing and crying your way through the best of Jackie & the Starlites, Collectables for some reason tacks on six tracks by the rather more mundane doo wop group the Bopchords. They pale in comparison to Jackie & the Starlites; most doo wop groups do. Fans of the genre need this CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/1994
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431507926
  • Catalog Number: 5079
  • Sales rank: 183,206

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Valarie - Jackie & the Starlites (2:25)
  2. 2 Way up in the Sky - Jackie & the Starlites (2:18)
  3. 3 I'm Coming Home - Jackie & the Starlites (2:24)
  4. 4 I Found out Too Late - Jackie & the Starlites (2:39)
  5. 5 Seven Day Fool - Jackie & the Starlites (2:25)
  6. 6 Aint'cha Ever Coming Home - Jackie & the Starlites (2:53)
  7. 7 Silver Lining - Jackie & the Starlites (2:44)
  8. 8 I Heard You - Jackie & the Starlites (2:55)
  9. 9 I Still Remember - Jackie & the Starlites (2:36)
  10. 10 For All We Know - Jackie & the Starlites (2:18)
  11. 11 Walking from School - Jackie & the Starlites (2:19)
  12. 12 Chi Pobo Baby - Jackie & the Starlites (2:52)
  13. 13 I Cried My Heart Out - Jackie & the Starlites (2:22)
  14. 14 You Keep Telling - Jackie & the Starlites (2:34)
  15. 15 I Burned Your Letters - Jackie & the Starlites (2:36)
  16. 16 For All We Know - Jackie & the Starlites (3:22)
  17. 17 Castle in the Sky - The Bopchords (2:23)
  18. 18 My Darling to You - The Bopchords (2:32)
  19. 19 When I Woke up This Morning - The Bopchords (2:53)
  20. 20 I Really Love Her So - The Bopchords (2:52)
  21. 21 So Why - The Bopchords (2:22)
  22. 22 Baby - The Bopchords (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Bop Chords Primary Artist
Jackie & the Starlites Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Clifton Chenier Composer
Charlie Rich Composer
Jackie & the Starlites Composer
Otis Redding Composer
J. Fred Coots Composer
Frank Zappa Composer
Bill Janovitz Composer
Clarence Lewis Composer
Tom Maginnis Composer
Chris Colbourn Composer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Mark Marymont Liner Notes
Nil Lara Composer
Bobby Robinson Composer
James Sehorn Composer
Kay Butler Composer
Wille James Composer
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