The Spotlite on Capitol Records, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
This compilation features assorted 1950s sounds originally released under the Capitol Records umbrella, including novelty, straight doo wop, and R&B from early pioneers, with Sammy Hagan & the Viscounts looming large on "Out of Your Heart," a romantic, deep "wop" accented by "shab-ba-da-dooms." Furthermore, Johnny Otis & Group does "In the Dark," which features a dynamic female lead. Nonsensical, rhythmic harmonies from the Five Keyes on "Ling Ting Tong" and tracks by a cast of crooners including the Passions and Norman Fox & the Rob Roys makes this an oldie delight. Note, though, that the Spinners, who do "Love's Prayer," are not the more famous Detroit...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Hamilton
This compilation features assorted 1950s sounds originally released under the Capitol Records umbrella, including novelty, straight doo wop, and R&B from early pioneers, with Sammy Hagan & the Viscounts looming large on "Out of Your Heart," a romantic, deep "wop" accented by "shab-ba-da-dooms." Furthermore, Johnny Otis & Group does "In the Dark," which features a dynamic female lead. Nonsensical, rhythmic harmonies from the Five Keyes on "Ling Ting Tong" and tracks by a cast of crooners including the Passions and Norman Fox & the Rob Roys makes this an oldie delight. Note, though, that the Spinners, who do "Love's Prayer," are not the more famous Detroit Spinners of Motown and Atlantic Records fame.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/1995
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431549629
  • Catalog Number: 5496

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ling-Ting-Tong (2:09)
  2. 2 Why Oh Why - The Rovers (2:56)
  3. 3 Out of Your Heart - Sammy Hagan & The Viscounts (2:08)
  4. 4 In the Dark (2:07)
  5. 5 Love's Prayer - The Spinners (2:03)
  6. 6 Jackie Brown - The Passions (2:06)
  7. 7 The Verdict (2:24)
  8. 8 I Wonder Who (2:11)
  9. 9 Dream Girl (2:37)
  10. 10 Close to You - Portraits (2:02)
  11. 11 Don't Cry - Sammy Hagan & The Viscounts (2:15)
  12. 12 Tell Me So (1:51)
  13. 13 Come to Paradise (1:53)
  14. 14 Believe Me (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Otis Track Performer
The Five Keys Track Performer
The Royal Teens Track Performer
The Spinners Track Performer
The Passions Track Performer
Portraits Track Performer
The Fascinators Track Performer
Norman Fox & The Rob Roys Track Performer
The Passions Track Performer
The Spinners Track Performer
Technical Credits
Tom Austin Composer
Mike Barson Composer
Bob Gaudio Composer
Joe Villa Composer
John Hasler Composer
Bill Chesler Composer
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