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Best of P.J. Proby: The EMI Years (1961-1972)
     

The Best of P.J. Proby: The EMI Years (1961-1972)

by P.J. Proby
 
A native Texan, P.J. Proby had to relocate to England to find musical success, and he did it just as the British Invasion era was starting, finding the charts with energetic and soulful songs like "Hold Me." Proby was hardly a jingle-jangle mop top, though, and he had a strong theatrical side to his singing style, and he soon was sounding more like See more details below

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A native Texan, P.J. Proby had to relocate to England to find musical success, and he did it just as the British Invasion era was starting, finding the charts with energetic and soulful songs like "Hold Me." Proby was hardly a jingle-jangle mop top, though, and he had a strong theatrical side to his singing style, and he soon was sounding more like Tom Jones than any of the Beatles. Unfortunately, Proby's odd, dramatic singing style was at best an acquired taste, and at his worst, he sounded overblown and bombastic, if not downright bad. This generous single-disc collection draws key tracks from Proby's EMI years (1961 to 1972), and features "Hold Me" and his biggest American hit, "Niki Hoeky," which charted in 1967, among many others, including his British singles, some B-sides, key album tracks, and a couple of previously unreleased sides. The end result is an interesting period portrait of an unusual and quirky pop singer.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/2008
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
5099921684920
catalogNumber:
72781
Rank:
48065

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

P.J. Proby   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Bee Gees   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
Peter Callander   Composer
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
Dick Glasser   Composer
Roger Greenaway   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Pat Vegas   Composer
Amedeo Tommasi   Composer
Reed   Composer
Jack Little   Composer
Ira Schuster   Composer
Gerhard Winkler   Composer
Georges Boulanger   Composer
Hughie Charles   Composer
Fred Rauch   Composer
Stephen Munns   Liner Notes,Concept
William Michael   Composer
Ross Parker   Composer

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