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Format: CD
Sku: 61012420
UPC: 030206655728
UPC 14: 00030206655728
Release Date: 7/13/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Loco-Motion, The - Little Eva ~ Various Artists
2. Big Girls Don't Cry - The Four Seasons ~ Various Artists
3. Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer ~ Various Artists
4. Stand By Me - Ben E. King ~ Various Artists
5. Because They're Young - Duane Eddy ~ Various Artists
6. Venus In Blue Jeans - Jimmy Clanton ~ Various Artists
7. Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler ~ Various Artists
8. When Will I Be Loved? - The Everly Brothers ~ Various Artists
9. Tossin' And Turnin' - Bobby Lewis ~ Various Artists
10. Only Love Can Break A Heart - Gene Pitney ~ Various Artists
11. Runaway - Del Shannon ~ Various Artists
12. Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca ~ Various Artists
13. I Love How You Love Me - The Paris Sisters ~ Various Artists
14. Poetry In Motion - Johnny Tillotson ~ Various Artists
15. Travelin' Man - Rick Nelson ~ Various Artists
16. Raindrops - Dee Clark ~ Various Artists
17. Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane ~ Various Artists
18. Forever - The Little Dippers ~ Various Artists
19. Million to One, A - The Revellettes/Jimmy Charles ~ Various Artists
20. Let The Little Girl Dance - Billy Bland ~ Various Artists
21. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? - The Shirelles ~ Various Artists
22. Finger Poppin' Time - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters ~ Various Artists
23. Hey! Baby - Bruce Channel ~ Various Artists
24. Palisades Park - Freddy Cannon ~ Various Artists
25. Two Faces Have I - Lou Christie ~ Various Artists
This collection celebrates the beginnings of the first full decade of Rock and Roll with some of the most unforgettable hits of the early 60s. All of the songs are the original hit single versions. The release features many of the biggest and most influential recording artists of the early 60s, like The 4 Seasons, The Everly Brothers, Ben E. King, Ricky Nelson, Gene Pitney, The Shirelles and many more.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Remixers: Evren G?knar; Marty Wekser.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Muze PNote Photographer: Billy Vera.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Joe Rene; Billy Mure; Burt Bacharach; Carole King.
Muze PNote There's nothing too obscure or thematically ambitious about this compilation: it's just a 25-song collection of Top Tenners from 1960-63, taken from all corners of the pop-rock spectrum. Maybe it's too predictable for some listeners, particularly collectors who are likely to have much or all of this somewhere else in their library. But on its own terms, it's very good, and in its own way a demonstration that the early '60s were far from a desert for creative rock'n'roll, spawning their share of both great classics and hits that, if not classic, were at least pretty fun. As far as great classics, this disc gives you Little Eva's "The Loco-Motion," Ben E. King's "Stand By Me," Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl," the Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved," Del Shannon's "Runaway," Dee Clark's "Raindrops," the Shirelles' "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?," and Bruce Channel's "Hey! Baby." As far as songs that are at the very least a heck of a lot of a fun, there's Bobby Lewis' "Tossin' and Turnin'," Ernie Maresca's "Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)," Freddy Cannon's "Palisades Park," Billy Bland's "Let the Little Girl Dance," and Hank Ballard & the Midnighters' "Finger Poppin' Time." You also get teen idols (Jimmy Clanton's "Venus in Blue Jeans," Ricky Nelson's "Travelin' Man"), instrumental rock (Duane Eddy's "Because They're Young"), and melodrama (Gene Pitney's "Only Love Can Break a Heart"). True, only a couple of these items have escaped incessant oldies rotation, those being the Little Dippers' easy-listening country-pop number "Forever" and, perhaps, Jimmy Charles' soul-tinged ballad "A Million to One." Should your shelves not yet be stuffed with music from the era, though, it's a pretty good sampling of some of the era's better music, annotated with reasonable thoroughness. ~ Richie Unterberger

Producer: David Kirschner; Nick Cenci; Carl Davis; Earl Montgomery; Marvin Holzman; Ernie Maresca; Frank Slay; Hank Ballard; Harry Balk; Hy Weiss; Aaron Schroeder; Jerry Leiber; Jimmie Haskell; Lee Hazlewood; Lester Sill; Luther Dixon; Mike Stoller; Norman Petty; A

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/13/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 066557
Music Label Name Label : Var?se Sarabande (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00030206655728

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