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Best of the Dovells 1961-1965
     

The Best of the Dovells 1961-1965

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by The Dovells
 

Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2005
Label:
Abkco
UPC:
0018771922629
catalogNumber:
92262
Rank:
52243

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dovells   Primary Artist
Dave Appell   Guitar
Len Barry   Vocals,Lead,Group Member
Bobby Gregg   Drums
Joe Macho   Bass
Joe Renzetti   Guitar
Danny Brooks   Vocals
Arnie Satin   Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Jerry Summers   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Buddy Savitt   Saxophone
Georgie Young & the Rockin 'Bocs   Saxophone
Dan Dailey   Percussion,Saxophone
Vivian Dix   Background Vocals
Jim Meeley   Bass (Vocal)
Joe Sgro   Guitar
Joe Sher   Drums
Mike Dennis   Vocals

Technical Credits

Dave Appell   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Jimmy Wisner   Arranger,Producer
Gregg Geller   Reissue Producer
Iris Keitel   Art Direction
Bernie Lowe   Executive Producer
John Madara   Producer
Kal Mann   Producer
Steve Rosenthal   Archives Coordinator
Joe Tarsia   Engineer
David White   Producer
Joseph Wissert   Producer,Engineer
Emil Korsen   Engineer
Jeff Tamarkin   Liner Notes
Lenne Allik   Concept
Carl Segman   Composer
Eddie Smith   Engineer
Bosstones   Composer
Maria Papazahariou   Production Director,Session Research
Seth Adkins   Sample Clearance
Teri Landi   Reissue Producer,Tape Research,Session Research
Janessa Gursky   Assistant Art Director
Jody H. Klein   Reissue Producer

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The Best of the Dovells 1961-1965 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Recordlover More than 1 year ago
This is part of Abkco Records' Cameo/Parkway series. Along with Chubby Checker, The Orlons, Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, The Tymes and ? (Question Mark) & The Mysterians.......The Dovells were part of the missing Philly recordings in the CD era. But now they are all here in clear, clean, crisp digital sound! The Dovells were: Len Barry (lead singer) Jerry Gross (first tenor) and Mike Freda, Arnie Satin & Danny Brooks. By 1962 they were reduced to a quartet. The Dovells' first chart record narrowly missed the #1 spot on Billboard. It rested at #2 in 1961. That record was "Bristol Stomp". This package contains all their hits including: "Do The New Continental", "Hully Gully Baby", "You Can't Sit Down"....and surprisingly "1-2-3" the solo hit by Dovells' lead singer Len Barry that reached #2 in 1965 after the Dovells chart run was over. The mood is upbeat for the most part here. The "do-the-dance" songs are many. Listening to the better Dovells' hits like "You Can't Sit Down" and "Do The New Continental" it is clear that given their unique blue-eyed soul approach, they could have easily been as successful as The Four Seasons. Unfortunately, unlike the Four Seasons, The Dovells were supplied with a lot of substandard material: "Bristol Twistin' Annie", "Dance The Froog" et al. They were at their best wailing on R&B tinged numbers....not trite dance songs. Their version of "Baby Workout", included here, is the equal of Jackie Wilson's original! Len Barry's feel for R&B is evident throughout this material. His voice backed by the other Dovells had a definite polished soulfulness. This CD is highly recommended to any fan of good time '60s pop music. Bobby Lauser Salinas,CA