Dick Bartley Presents Collector's Essentials: The '60s

Dick Bartley Presents Collector's Essentials: The '60s


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Dick Bartley Presents Collector's Essentials: The '60s

This volume in the compilation series from longtime oldies DJ Dick Bartley does justice to the word "collector." While a couple of the cuts are predictable oldies staples ("Tell It Like It Is," "Oh How Happy"), many are bona fide obscurities, perfect for the ambitious rock archivist: these are songs one rarely hears on oldies radio, not even Bartley's own show. Standout cuts include the Turtles' underappreciated "She's My Girl," the grooving "Baby Come Back" (featuring a young Eddy Grant on guitar for the Equals), and the Royalettes' "It's Gonna Take a Miracle" (later made a hit by Deniece Williams). There's not a lot of sonic consistency in going from the bubblegummy "You've Got to Be Loved" to the hokey-drug vibe of "Hot Smoke & Sassafras," but the set as a whole foreshadows the full-blown psychedelia and album rock to come. As a collection of disparate singles that crawled to the middle regions of the charts between 1965 and 1969, this album satisfies its "hard to find" mission nicely for those who either have great memories or want to know what they've missed.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/1996
Label: Varese Sarabande
UPC: 0030206570526
catalogNumber: 5705

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aaron Neville   Track Performer
Soul Survivors   Track Performer
Turtles   Track Performer
Bubble Puppy   Track Performer
Buchanan Brothers   Track Performer
Equals   Track Performer
Don Fardon   Track Performer
Four Jacks and a Jill   Track Performer
Strangeloves   Track Performer
Illusion   Track Performer
Dickey Lee   Track Performer
Crispian St. Peters   Track Performer
Shades of Blue   Track Performer
Royalettes   Track Performer
Montanas   Track Performer
Bassett Hand   Conductor

Technical Credits

Ray Stevens   Arranger
Terry Cashman   Producer
Tommy West   Producer
Teddy Randazzo   Arranger,Producer
Jeff Barry   Producer
Bert Berns   Producer
Miki Dallon   Producer
Bob Feldman   Producer
Kenny Gamble   Producer
Richard Gottehrer   Producer
Tony Hatch   Producer
Leon Huff   Producer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Gene Pistilli   Producer
Ray Rush   Producer
Joseph Wissert   Producer
Dick Bartley   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Bassett Hand   Arranger
David Nicolson   Producer
Gerald Goldstein   Producer
Lisa M. Sutton   Art Direction
Charles Hatcher   Composer

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