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Then: Totally Oldies, Vol. 3
     

Then: Totally Oldies, Vol. 3

 
After exploring the '70s in Vol. 1 and the '60s in Vol. 2, the third volume in what seems to be an ongoing series drops back another decade to compile 18 tracks, almost all from the late '50s. Except for the Tarriers' -- whose members included a young Alan Arkin -- "Banana Boat Song" (which

Overview

After exploring the '70s in Vol. 1 and the '60s in Vol. 2, the third volume in what seems to be an ongoing series drops back another decade to compile 18 tracks, almost all from the late '50s. Except for the Tarriers' -- whose members included a young Alan Arkin -- "Banana Boat Song" (which charted Top Five at the same time Harry Belafonte's version was popular), this is an obvious and not especially imaginatively selected compilation of well-worn hits. Almost all appear on countless other '50s anthologies and, except for well-written and enlightening background information about each song (that's Carole King playing kettle drums on the Shirelles' version of her "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"), most anyone interested in this era already owns these tunes. That doesn't detract from the presentation, which includes excellent sound and detailed track information, but it leaves this as a rather short 45-minute collection that only adds to the glut of similar discs already in print without distinguishing itself in any unique way.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/2002
Label:
Varese Fontana
UPC:
0030206632422
catalogNumber:
066324
Rank:
121443

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Butler   Track Performer
Crests   Track Performer
Everly Brothers   Track Performer
Isley Brothers   Track Performer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Track Performer
Little Richard   Track Performer
Penguins   Track Performer
Shirelles   Track Performer
Wilbert Harrison   Track Performer
Frankie Avalon   Track Performer
Chordettes   Track Performer
Frankie Ford   Track Performer
Dee Clark   Track Performer
Skyliners   Track Performer
Peter DeAngelis   Choir Director
Tarriers   Track Performer
Ritchie Valens   Track Performer
Luther Dixon   Conductor

Technical Credits

B.W. Stevenson   Composer
Carole King   Arranger
Hugo & Luigi   Producer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Bumps Blackwell   Producer
Archie Bleyer   Producer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Dave Burgess   Producer
Calvin Carter   Producer
Peter DeAngelis   Producer,Orchestra Director
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Cary E. Mansfield   Producer,Collection Consultant
Leon René   Producer
Art Rupe   Producer
Johnny Vincent   Producer
Sam Phillips   Producer
Bob Keane   Producer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Producer,Art Direction
Marty Wekser   Producer,Collection Consultant
Bobby Robinson   Producer
Bob Marcucci   Producer
Steve Massie   Liner Notes
Joe Rock   Producer
Robert A. Blackwell   Composer

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