Spotlight on Rama Records, Vols. 1-4

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Music industry legend George Goldner started Rama Records in 1953 as an outlet for R&B releases. Spread out over four discs, the 56 tracks here are a foot-tapping, heartstring-tugging look at the early days of R&B vocal groups. Tracks by the Crows, Wrens, and Valentines give the listener a history lesson and a rockin' good time. Some all-time classic vocal group tracks are here, like the incredible "Gee" by the Crows, "Woo Woo Train" by the Valentines, "Oo Wee Baby" by the Harptones, but mostly you get lots of solid songs performed with a lot of soul. Of special note to collectors are two rare tracks: a previously unreleased version of "The Bells" by the Pretenders ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Music industry legend George Goldner started Rama Records in 1953 as an outlet for R&B releases. Spread out over four discs, the 56 tracks here are a foot-tapping, heartstring-tugging look at the early days of R&B vocal groups. Tracks by the Crows, Wrens, and Valentines give the listener a history lesson and a rockin' good time. Some all-time classic vocal group tracks are here, like the incredible "Gee" by the Crows, "Woo Woo Train" by the Valentines, "Oo Wee Baby" by the Harptones, but mostly you get lots of solid songs performed with a lot of soul. Of special note to collectors are two rare tracks: a previously unreleased version of "The Bells" by the Pretenders and an outtake version of "Falling for You" by the Valentines.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2001
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431009826
  • Catalog Number: 98

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gee - The Crows
  2. 2 In the Mission of St. Augustine - The Buccaneers
  3. 3 Lily Maebelle - The Valentines
  4. 4 You're an Angel
  5. 5 On Sunday Afternoon - The Harptones
  6. 6 Wedding Bells - The Heartbeats
  7. 7 All My Love Belongs to You - The Joytones
  8. 8 Serenade of the Bells - The Wrens
  9. 9 Lover - Jimmy Jones & The Pretenders
  10. 10 Baby Doll - The Crows
  11. 11 She's My Everything - The Wrens
  12. 12 Everybody's Somebody's Fool - The Heartbeats
  13. 13 Woo Woo Train - The Valentines
  14. 14 They Say - The Rainbows
  15. 15 Come Back My Love - The Wrens
  16. 16 Three Wishes - The Harptones
  17. 17 Christmas Prayer - The Valentines
  18. 18 What Can I Tell Her Now - The Bells
  19. 19 Minnie - The Rainbows
  20. 20 Plain Old Love - Jimmy Jones & The Pretenders
  21. 21 I Won't Be the Fool Any More - The Heartbeats
  22. 22 I Love You So - The Crows
  23. 23 Nature's Creation - The Valentines
  24. 24 Possessive Love - The Pretenders
  25. 25 That's the Way It Goes - The Harptones
  26. 26 Gee! What a Boy - The Joytones
  27. 27 Eleven Roses - The Wrens
  28. 28 Falling for You (Outtake) - The Valentines
  29. 29 I've Got to Have You Baby - The Pretenders
  30. 30 C'est la Vie - The Wrens
  31. 31 No Help Wanted - The Crows
  32. 32 You Did Me Wrong - The Buccaneers
  33. 33 I Cried Oh, Oh - The Valentinos
  34. 34 The Masquerade Is Over - The Harptones
  35. 35 Let Me Love Love You - The Bells
  36. 36 Miss You - The Crows
  37. 37 Hey Girl - The Wrens
  38. 38 Come Back My Love - The Buccaneers
  39. 39 Too Hot to Handle - The Blue Notes
  40. 40 Twenty Minutes (Before the Hour) - The Valentines
  41. 41 Oo Wee Baby - The Harptones
  42. 42 Is This Really the End - The Joytones
  43. 43 Shrine of St. Cecilia - The Harptones
  44. 44 Giddy Up and Ding Ding
  45. 45 Hand Me Down Love - The Valentines
  46. 46 You Just Won't Treat Me Right - The Joytones
  47. 47 Untrue - The Crows
  48. 48 I Want to Know - The Heartbeats
  49. 49 Stars Will Remember, - The Buccaneers
  50. 50 What Makes You Do (The Things That You Do) - The Wrens
  51. 51 My Foolish Heart - The Joytones
  52. 52 My Story of Love - The Valentines
  53. 53 Heartbreaker - The Crows
  54. 54 Bells (Previously Unreleased) - The Pretenders
  55. 55 Begging for Love - The Wrens
  56. 56 Don't Say Goodnight - The Valentines
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Heartbeats Track Performer
The Harptones Track Performer
The Crows Track Performer
The Rainbows Track Performer
The Valentinos Track Performer
The Pretenders Track Performer
The Wrens Track Performer
The Valentines Track Performer
The Buccaneers Track Performer
The Joytones Track Performer
Continentals Track Performer
Technical Credits
Barrington Levy Composer
Alan Freed Composer
Jan Garbarek Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Bill Carlisle Composer
Raoul Cita Composer
James Iha Composer
Morris Levy Composer
Al Lewis Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Deadric Malone Composer
Paul Mann Composer
Phil Mogg Composer
Lamar Morris Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Viola Watkins Composer
Pete Way Composer
David Wolfert Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Victor Young Composer
William Davis Composer
Darrell McCall Composer
Tony Berry Composer
James Sheppard Composer
Shane Sheppard Composer
Ace Adams Composer
Mack Wolfson Composer
Stephen Weiss Composer
Edward R. White Composer
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