Malt Shop Memories Box Set CD (2008)

Artist: Various

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Albany Music
SKU 207684017
UPC 610583225426
UPC 14 00610583225426
Format CD
Release Date 6/3/2008
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Author Various
Technical Info
Producer Alan Rubens (Compilation)
CatalogID 19555
Lable Name Time/Life Music
Released 05/06/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 4
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00610583225426
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Authors: Fred Bronson; Bobby Rydell.
If anything, it was the late 20th century rise of the shopping mall that killed off malt shops, at least as a place where teenagers hung out, met and practiced social skills, enacted adolescent drama, fell in love for perhaps the first time, and -- most of all -- played music on the jukebox. These days, of course, teenagers congregate in the malls, hanging in food courts, walking around, mingling, and doing pretty much the same social enactments, but now the music is piped in and it just isn't the same; there isn't that shared sense of choice. And even the jukeboxes, if you can find one, are different, too. Now they're connected to the Net and you download your play with the whole history of pop music at your disposal, with the eras, decades, fads, phases, and styles all merging into one huge musical buffet in which the existential "now" can be any time at all. What's lost, at least musically, is the present as a singular moment in time. But for a time in the late '50s and early '60s, before all those sprawling, enticing malls, there were malt shops that gave teens a place to, well, be teenagers. This four-disc set from Time Life re-creates the feel of those lost days, and it's a wonderful time capsule, featuring classic songs like the Four Seasons' "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Sherry," Ben E. King's immortal "Stand by Me," the Drifters' "There Goes My Baby," Connie Francis' oddly haunting and melancholy "Where the Boys Are," the Righteous Brothers' grand emotional epic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," the Beach Boys' "I Get Around" and "California Girls," Little Peggy March's forlorn and dedicated "I Will Follow Him," and some lesser gems like the Rip Chords' "Hey Little Cobra" and the Diamonds' "Little Darlin'." The only thing missing is the tactile experience of punching the buttons on one of those big old beautiful jukeboxes and that timeless moment when the needle drops and life resumes with a song both familiar and new, one that belongs to a specific place and time. All that is gone these days. It's all times at once now in a blended cacophony of songs, but if the so-called malt shop days weren't really simpler (life and love being constants and never really simple), they were at least a clear moment in time. Nothing stays forever. It's pure physics that makes that impossible. But this wonderful box set preserves the illusion that yes, we can still go back, if only for the length of a song or two. That bit of time travel, folks, is a delightful kind of magic. ~ Steve Leggett
Disc 1
1 Big Girls Don't Cry - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,It's My Party - Lesley Gore,I Get Around - The Beach Boys,Lover's Concerto, A - The Toys
2 Stand By Me - Ben E. King,Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas,One Fine Day - The Chiffons,Boy From New York City, The - The Ad Libs
3 Dream Lover - Bobby Darin,Come See About Me - The Supremes,Teenager in Love, A - Dion & the Belmonts,Breaking Up is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
4 Save the Last Dance For Me - The Drifters,Girl's Alright With Me, The - The Temptations,Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics,It's All In the Game - Tommy Edwards
5 You Belong To Me - The DuPrees,Twilight Time - The Platters,Come Softly to Me - The Fleetwoods,Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley
6 Chapel of Love - The Dixie-Cups,Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles,Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee,Lion Sleeps Tonight, The (Wimoweh) - The Tokens
7 Lover's Question, A - Clyde McPhatter,Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes,Runaround Sue - Dion,I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
8 This Magic Moment - The Drifters,Two Lovers - Mary Wells,Little Old Lady, The (From Pasadena) - Jan & Dean,Hey Little Cobra - The Rip Chords
9 Sherry - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,You've Really Got a Hold on Me - The Miracles,Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys,Thousand Stars, A - Kathy Young & the Innocents
10 Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las,Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas,Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners,Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
11 Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis,Baby Love - The Supremes,Little Bit of Soap, A - The Jarmels,Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia
12 On Broadway - The Drifters,Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis,He's So Fine - The Chiffons,Come a Little Bit Closer - Jay & The Americans
13 Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers,Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes,G.T.O. - Ronny & The Daytonas,Personality - Lloyd Price
14 Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter,You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers,California Girls - The Beach Boys,For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & the Impressions
15 Just One Look - Doris Payne,My Guy - Mary Wells,Surf City - Jan & Dean,Downtown - Petula Clark
16 There Goes My Baby - The Drifters,My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels,Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane,I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
17 16 Candles - The Crests,1-2-3 - Len Barry,Mockingbird - Inez Foxx/Charlie Foxx,Baby, It's You - The Shirelles
18 Tears on My Pillow - Little Anthony & the Imperials,Little Darlin' - The Diamonds,I Wonder Why - Dion & the Belmonts,Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Disc 2
1 Big Girls Don't Cry - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,It's My Party - Lesley Gore,I Get Around - The Beach Boys,Lover's Concerto, A - The Toys
2 Stand By Me - Ben E. King,Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas,One Fine Day - The Chiffons,Boy From New York City, The - The Ad Libs
3 Dream Lover - Bobby Darin,Come See About Me - The Supremes,Teenager in Love, A - Dion & the Belmonts,Breaking Up is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
4 Save the Last Dance For Me - The Drifters,Girl's Alright With Me, The - The Temptations,Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics,It's All In the Game - Tommy Edwards
5 You Belong To Me - The DuPrees,Twilight Time - The Platters,Come Softly to Me - The Fleetwoods,Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley
6 Chapel of Love - The Dixie-Cups,Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles,Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee,Lion Sleeps Tonight, The (Wimoweh) - The Tokens
7 Lover's Question, A - Clyde McPhatter,Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes,Runaround Sue - Dion,I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
8 This Magic Moment - The Drifters,Two Lovers - Mary Wells,Little Old Lady, The (From Pasadena) - Jan & Dean,Hey Little Cobra - The Rip Chords
9 Sherry - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,You've Really Got a Hold on Me - The Miracles,Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys,Thousand Stars, A - Kathy Young & the Innocents
10 Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las,Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas,Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners,Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
11 Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis,Baby Love - The Supremes,Little Bit of Soap, A - The Jarmels,Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia
12 On Broadway - The Drifters,Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis,He's So Fine - The Chiffons,Come a Little Bit Closer - Jay & The Americans
13 Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers,Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes,G.T.O. - Ronny & The Daytonas,Personality - Lloyd Price
14 Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter,You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers,California Girls - The Beach Boys,For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & the Impressions
15 Just One Look - Doris Payne,My Guy - Mary Wells,Surf City - Jan & Dean,Downtown - Petula Clark
16 There Goes My Baby - The Drifters,My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels,Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane,I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
17 16 Candles - The Crests,1-2-3 - Len Barry,Mockingbird - Inez Foxx/Charlie Foxx,Baby, It's You - The Shirelles
18 Tears on My Pillow - Little Anthony & the Imperials,Little Darlin' - The Diamonds,I Wonder Why - Dion & the Belmonts,Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Disc 3
1 Big Girls Don't Cry - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,It's My Party - Lesley Gore,I Get Around - The Beach Boys,Lover's Concerto, A - The Toys
2 Stand By Me - Ben E. King,Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas,One Fine Day - The Chiffons,Boy From New York City, The - The Ad Libs
3 Dream Lover - Bobby Darin,Come See About Me - The Supremes,Teenager in Love, A - Dion & the Belmonts,Breaking Up is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
4 Save the Last Dance For Me - The Drifters,Girl's Alright With Me, The - The Temptations,Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics,It's All In the Game - Tommy Edwards
5 You Belong To Me - The DuPrees,Twilight Time - The Platters,Come Softly to Me - The Fleetwoods,Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley
6 Chapel of Love - The Dixie-Cups,Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles,Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee,Lion Sleeps Tonight, The (Wimoweh) - The Tokens
7 Lover's Question, A - Clyde McPhatter,Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes,Runaround Sue - Dion,I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
8 This Magic Moment - The Drifters,Two Lovers - Mary Wells,Little Old Lady, The (From Pasadena) - Jan & Dean,Hey Little Cobra - The Rip Chords
9 Sherry - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,You've Really Got a Hold on Me - The Miracles,Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys,Thousand Stars, A - Kathy Young & the Innocents
10 Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las,Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas,Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners,Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
11 Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis,Baby Love - The Supremes,Little Bit of Soap, A - The Jarmels,Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia
12 On Broadway - The Drifters,Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis,He's So Fine - The Chiffons,Come a Little Bit Closer - Jay & The Americans
13 Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers,Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes,G.T.O. - Ronny & The Daytonas,Personality - Lloyd Price
14 Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter,You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers,California Girls - The Beach Boys,For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & the Impressions
15 Just One Look - Doris Payne,My Guy - Mary Wells,Surf City - Jan & Dean,Downtown - Petula Clark
16 There Goes My Baby - The Drifters,My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels,Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane,I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
17 16 Candles - The Crests,1-2-3 - Len Barry,Mockingbird - Inez Foxx/Charlie Foxx,Baby, It's You - The Shirelles
18 Tears on My Pillow - Little Anthony & the Imperials,Little Darlin' - The Diamonds,I Wonder Why - Dion & the Belmonts,Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Disc 4
1 Big Girls Don't Cry - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,It's My Party - Lesley Gore,I Get Around - The Beach Boys,Lover's Concerto, A - The Toys
2 Stand By Me - Ben E. King,Heat Wave - Martha & the Vandellas,One Fine Day - The Chiffons,Boy From New York City, The - The Ad Libs
3 Dream Lover - Bobby Darin,Come See About Me - The Supremes,Teenager in Love, A - Dion & the Belmonts,Breaking Up is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
4 Save the Last Dance For Me - The Drifters,Girl's Alright With Me, The - The Temptations,Our Day Will Come - Ruby & The Romantics,It's All In the Game - Tommy Edwards
5 You Belong To Me - The DuPrees,Twilight Time - The Platters,Come Softly to Me - The Fleetwoods,Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley
6 Chapel of Love - The Dixie-Cups,Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles,Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee,Lion Sleeps Tonight, The (Wimoweh) - The Tokens
7 Lover's Question, A - Clyde McPhatter,Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes,Runaround Sue - Dion,I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
8 This Magic Moment - The Drifters,Two Lovers - Mary Wells,Little Old Lady, The (From Pasadena) - Jan & Dean,Hey Little Cobra - The Rip Chords
9 Sherry - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons,You've Really Got a Hold on Me - The Miracles,Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys,Thousand Stars, A - Kathy Young & the Innocents
10 Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-Las,Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas,Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners,Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs
11 Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis,Baby Love - The Supremes,Little Bit of Soap, A - The Jarmels,Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia
12 On Broadway - The Drifters,Where the Boys Are - Connie Francis,He's So Fine - The Chiffons,Come a Little Bit Closer - Jay & The Americans
13 Why Do Fools Fall in Love - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers,Don't Mess With Bill - The Marvelettes,G.T.O. - Ronny & The Daytonas,Personality - Lloyd Price
14 Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter,You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' - The Righteous Brothers,California Girls - The Beach Boys,For Your Precious Love - Jerry Butler & the Impressions
15 Just One Look - Doris Payne,My Guy - Mary Wells,Surf City - Jan & Dean,Downtown - Petula Clark
16 There Goes My Baby - The Drifters,My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels,Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane,I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee
17 16 Candles - The Crests,1-2-3 - Len Barry,Mockingbird - Inez Foxx/Charlie Foxx,Baby, It's You - The Shirelles
18 Tears on My Pillow - Little Anthony & the Imperials,Little Darlin' - The Diamonds,I Wonder Why - Dion & the Belmonts,Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
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