Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The granddaddy of '50s and '60s rock and pop collections, Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 1 made its way to CD in 1987, when the technology used to transfer music from vinyl to compact disc was still rough enough that the compilation's sound quality suffered. Especially when compared to collections of remastered original recordings, this album's versions of the Moonglows' "Sincerely" and the Penguins' "Earth Angel" are muffled and muddy. While Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 1's sound may suffer, its track listing still stands head and shoulders above many of the collections that were released in its wake. Buddy Holly's "That'll Be the Day," Chuck Berry's "Maybellene," Lloyd Price's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The granddaddy of '50s and '60s rock and pop collections, Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 1 made its way to CD in 1987, when the technology used to transfer music from vinyl to compact disc was still rough enough that the compilation's sound quality suffered. Especially when compared to collections of remastered original recordings, this album's versions of the Moonglows' "Sincerely" and the Penguins' "Earth Angel" are muffled and muddy. While Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 1's sound may suffer, its track listing still stands head and shoulders above many of the collections that were released in its wake. Buddy Holly's "That'll Be the Day," Chuck Berry's "Maybellene," Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee," and Paul Anka's "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" are some of the classics featured here, but fans of relatively lesser-known doo wop will also find a lot to like in Don Julian & the Meadowlarks' "Heaven and Paradise" and the Medallions' "The Letter." Santo & Johnny's "Sleepwalk" and Etta James' "Dance With Me Henry" are two of the compilation's other highlights. A collection with better sound quality might be a better investment, but Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 1 still has enough good songs that it hasn't been rendered completely obsolete.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/1994
  • Label: Original Sound
  • UPC: 081658850247
  • Catalog Number: 8850

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sincerely - The Moonglows (3:10)
  2. 2 Earth Angel - The Penguins (2:57)
  3. 3 Eddie, My Love - The Teen Queens (3:13)
  4. 4 Over the Mountain, Across the Sea - Johnnie & Joe (2:14)
  5. 5 Heaven and Paradise - Don Julian and the Meadowlarks (2:52)
  6. 6 The Letter - The Medallions (2:49)
  7. 7 The Way You Look Tonight - Jaguars (2:23)
  8. 8 Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny (2:23)
  9. 9 Put Your Head on My Shoulder - Paul Anka (2:39)
  10. 10 Confidential - Sonny Knight (2:34)
  11. 11 Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed (2:52)
  12. 12 Let the Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee (2:24)
  13. 13 That'll Be the Day - Buddy Holly (2:17)
  14. 14 Maybellene - Chuck Berry (2:19)
  15. 15 Stranded in the Jungle - The Cadets (3:04)
  16. 16 Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price (2:23)
  17. 17 Dance With Me Henry - Etta James (2:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Etta James Track Performer
Jimmy Reed Track Performer
Paul Anka Track Performer
Chuck Berry Track Performer
The Crickets Track Performer
Buddy Holly Track Performer
Don Julian Track Performer, Track Performer
The Penguins Track Performer
Lloyd Price Synthesizer, Track Performer
Shirley & Lee Track Performer
The Cadets Track Performer
Johnnie & Joe Track Performer
The Moonglows Track Performer
Santo & Johnny Track Performer
Sonny Knight Track Performer
The Teen Queens Track Performer
The Medallions Track Performer
Meadowlarks Track Performer
Jaguars Track Performer
Technical Credits
Etta James Contributor
Jimmy Reed Contributor
Paul Anka Contributor
Chuck Berry Composer, Contributor
Alan Freed Composer
Jerry Garcia Composer
Buddy Holly Contributor
Don Julian Contributor
Art Laboe Liner Notes
The Mello-Kings Contributor
The Penguins Contributor
Shirley & Lee Contributor
The Cadets Contributor
Oscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers Contributor
Johnnie & Joe Contributor
The Moonglows Contributor
Santo & Johnny Contributor
The Five Satins Contributor
Fontaine Brown Composer
Harvey Fuqua Composer
Sonny Knight Contributor
The Teen Queens Contributor
The Medallions Contributor
Wayne Carson Thompson Composer
Ernestine Smith Composer
Russell Fratto Composer
James Johnson Composer
James Weldon Johnson Composer
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