Rock & Roll: The First 50 Years - The Mid-'60s

Rock & Roll: The First 50 Years - The Mid-'60s

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There's nothing out of the way on this compilation, which is, after all, comprised entirely of Top Ten singles from 1964-1966. In fact, eight of them made number one. There's no thematic link, either. All that borne in mind, it's still pretty terrific music for the most part, and a very good value for a single CD, with 25 songs covering most branches of mid-'60s

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There's nothing out of the way on this compilation, which is, after all, comprised entirely of Top Ten singles from 1964-1966. In fact, eight of them made number one. There's no thematic link, either. All that borne in mind, it's still pretty terrific music for the most part, and a very good value for a single CD, with 25 songs covering most branches of mid-'60s pop
ock. There are British Invasion classics (Donovan's "Sunshine Superman," the Zombies' "Tell Her No," Petula Clark's "Downtown"), girl group smashes (the Dixie Cups' "Chapel of Love," the Shangri-Las' "Leader of the Pack," Betty Everett's "The Shoop Shoop Song [It's in His Kiss]"), soul (Aaron Neville's "Tell It Like It Is," the Capitols' "Cool Jerk," Robert Parker's "Barefootin'"), California pop (the Beach Boys' "California Girls," the Monkees' "I'm a Believer"), commercial folk-rock (the Turtles' "It Ain't Me Babe"), and just plain out-and-out commercial pop
ock (Del Shannon's "Keep Searchin'," the Outsiders' "Time Won't Let Me," Gene Pitney's "It Hurts to Be in Love," the Rivieras' "California Sun"). While none of these could be said to be items you'll never hear on oldies radio, there are at least a few marginally less overexposed items, like Barbara Mason's fetching soul ballad "Yes I'm Ready," the Larks' "The Jerk," and Terry Stafford's Elvis Presley-like "Suspicion." Like other volumes in this series, it's ideal for shoving in the CD player when you feel like hearing oldies without commercials or subpar filler.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
Label:
Varese Fontana
UPC:
0030206661422
catalogNumber:
066614

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bassett Hand   Conductor

Technical Credits

Neil Diamond   Composer
Donovan   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Don Julian   Composer,Producer
Robert Parker   Composer
Del Shannon   Composer,Producer
Brian Wilson   Composer,Producer
Ellie Greenwich   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Rod Argent   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Producer
Barbara Mason   Composer
George Davis   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Jeff Barry   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Sonny Bono   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Calvin Carter   Producer
Bill Dobshaw   Producer
Wes Farrell   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
Richard Gottehrer   Producer
Howard Greenfield   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Tony Hatch   Composer,Producer
Bones Howe   Producer
Ken Jones   Producer
Tom King   Composer
George "Shadow" Morton   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Mickie Most   Producer
Ken Noble   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Wardell Quezergue   Arranger
Allen Reynolds   Composer
Wesley Rose   Producer
Mike Stoller   Arranger,Producer
Shel Talmy   Producer
John Taylor   Composer
Andrew "Mike" Terry   Arranger
Ollie McLaughlin   Producer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Ted Feigin   Producer
Lee Lasseff   Producer
Bert Russell   Composer
Nick Cenci   Producer
Donald Storball   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Harry Balk   Producer
Rudy Clark   Composer
Lee Diamond   Composer,Producer
David Stuart   Composer
Helen Miller   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Robert Feldman   Producer
Jay Turnbow   Composer
Bassett Hand   Arranger
Gerald Goldstein   Producer
Jim Bishop   Producer
Tom King   Producer
Joe Craig Jones   Arranger
Larry Parks   Composer
Johnny Fisher   Producer
George Davis   Producer
Jack Hakim   Producer
Whurley Burley   Producer

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