Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 5

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Oldies But Goodies was the first reissue series to showcase early rock & roll and pop hits from the '50s and early '60s. The focus is on the hits of the period, with plenty of classics from the likes of Chuck Berry, the Moonglows, Frankie Avalon, Dion, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Shirelles, and many others. On this fifth installment, there's a mix of slow dance tracks and up-tempo rock & roll respectively included on a "Dreamy Side" and a "Rock Side." All the numbers were recorded between 1958-1962 with one track from 1951 and include highlights like the Skyliners' "Since I Don't Have You" and Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin." Along with the Shirelles' proto-soul number "Mama ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Oldies But Goodies was the first reissue series to showcase early rock & roll and pop hits from the '50s and early '60s. The focus is on the hits of the period, with plenty of classics from the likes of Chuck Berry, the Moonglows, Frankie Avalon, Dion, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Shirelles, and many others. On this fifth installment, there's a mix of slow dance tracks and up-tempo rock & roll respectively included on a "Dreamy Side" and a "Rock Side." All the numbers were recorded between 1958-1962 with one track from 1951 and include highlights like the Skyliners' "Since I Don't Have You" and Bobby Day's "Rockin' Robin." Along with the Shirelles' proto-soul number "Mama Said" and the Dominoes' early harmony cut "Sixty Minute Men," there's other fine R&B-style fare like Shep & the Limelighters' "Daddy's Home" and the Paradons' "Diamonds and Pearls." A fine, if not terribly generous, sampling of hits from rock & roll's golden beginnings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Original Sound
  • UPC: 081658855525
  • Catalog Number: 8855
  • Sales rank: 31,378

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners (2:36)
  2. 2 Angel Baby - Rosie & the Originals (3:36)
  3. 3 Little Star - The Elegants (2:42)
  4. 4 A Thousand Stars - Kathy Young (3:12)
  5. 5 When We Get Married - The Dreamlovers (2:29)
  6. 6 Daddy's Home - Shep & the Limelites (2:47)
  7. 7 Diamonds and Pearls - The Paradons (2:20)
  8. 8 Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl (2:53)
  9. 9 MR. Big Stuff - Jean Knight (2:45)
  10. 10 The Wanderer - Dion (2:42)
  11. 11 Mama Said - The Shirelles (2:11)
  12. 12 Who's Making Love? - Johnnie Taylor (2:49)
  13. 13 Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis (2:21)
  14. 14 Rockin' Robin - Bobby Day (2:36)
  15. 15 Sixty Minute Man - The Dominoes (2:31)
  16. 16 Alley Oop - The Hollywood Argyles (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob & Earl Track Performer
The Channels Track Performer
Bobby Day Track Performer
Dion Track Performer
The Dreamlovers Track Performer
Jean Knight Track Performer
The Shirelles Track Performer
Johnnie Taylor Track Performer
Maurice Williams Track Performer
The Elegants Track Performer
Preston Epps Track Performer
The Skyliners Track Performer
Kathy Young Track Performer
Rosie & the Originals Track Performer
The Hollywood Argyles Track Performer
The Dominoes Track Performer
Bobby Lewis Track Performer
Shep & the Limelites Track Performer
B.J. Thomas Track Performer
Billy Ward Track Performer
The Jewels Track Performer
The Paradons Track Performer
Technical Credits
The Channels Contributor
Bobby Day Contributor
Art Laboe Liner Notes, Executive Producer
The Elegants Contributor
Preston Epps Contributor
Ernie Maresca Composer
The Skyliners Contributor
Rosie & the Originals Contributor
Ritchie Adams Composer
The Hollywood Argyles Contributor
Homer Banks Composer
Don Davis Composer
The Dominoes Contributor
Shep & the Limelites Contributor
Jimmy Thomas Composer
William Miller Composer
Luther Dixon Composer
Manuel Ponce Composer
Raymond Jackson Composer
Paul Leo Politi Producer
Bettye Crutcher Composer
Joe Rock Composer
Willie Denson Composer
Malou Rene Composer
Ralph Williams Composer
P. D. Winn Composer
Lennie Martin Composer
Carrol Washington Composer
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