West Coast East Side Sound, Vol. 2

The West Coast East Side Sound, Vol. 2

     
 
If anything, this CD is an improvement over the initial volume in the series, although it shares similar flaws. The emphasis here is almost completely on dance numbers, with no novelty tracks intruding, and it's all to the credit of bands like the Blendells ("La La La La La"), the Romancers ("Take My Heart"),

Overview

If anything, this CD is an improvement over the initial volume in the series, although it shares similar flaws. The emphasis here is almost completely on dance numbers, with no novelty tracks intruding, and it's all to the credit of bands like the Blendells ("La La La La La"), the Romancers ("Take My Heart"), the Premiers ("Get Your Baby"), and the Mixtures ("Rainbow Stomp") that their stuff holds up magnificently today. What's more, the mastering is so good that one really gets to appreciate the playing as well as the songs. And even the one odd track, "Hector" by the Village Callers, fits in perfectly on a stylistic level with everything else, although it's about four years newer than most everything else here. Being slow romantic numbers in these surroundings, the ballads "Karen" by Little Ray & the Mixtures, "My Heart Cries" by the Romancers, and "Girl of My Dreams" by the Majestics have the hardest time fitting in, and 1962's "Destiny" by Larry Tamblyn has him sounding a little too much like Frankie Avalon, but these songs only change the mood without breaking it. The notes are a little fragmentary and, as with this entire series, one must read the insert booklets of all four volumes to get a decent picture of Eddie Davis and his record labels.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/1999
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206601824
catalogNumber:
6018

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barry White   Track Performer
Atlantics   Track Performer
Cannibal & the Headhunters   Track Performer
Premiers   Track Performer
Blendells   Track Performer
Larry Tamblyn   Track Performer
Village Callers   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Premiers   Arranger
Blendells   Arranger
Wayne Edwards   Producer
Robert Gross   Producer
Larry Tamblyn   Arranger,Producer
Max Uballez   Arranger,Producer
Steve Salas   Arranger
Billy Cardenas   Arranger,Producer
Frank Garcia   Arranger
Romancers   Arranger
Alex González   Producer
Jaguars   Arranger
Village Callers   Arranger
Eddie Davis   Arranger,Producer
Little Ray   Arranger
Heartbreakers   Arranger

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