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Artist: Various Artists
Title: Amazing Early 60s Box: 88 Hard-to-find Hits
Format: CX
Label: COMPLETE 60S
Catalog Number:12201
Barcode:730531220126 itemnumber=1000115154
Price: $35.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: OLDIES
Release Date: 11/19/2013
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
OLDIES FROM 1960 TO 1962 


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(3-CD set) Do you remember what it felt like to be a teenager in the early 1960s? I do. It was a wildly exciting time because everything seemed so new, especially the terrific music I heard on the radio and at the record shop. The music, like my life, was exuberant and positive. For me, the only thing that mattered was, did I like it? Did I feel it? And when I did, I wanted to hear it over and over, sometimes hundreds of times.

Rock and roll was young and innocent like I was, but it was going through its adolescence too. In a mere year or two the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and dozens of other British stars would change the feel of music forever. Yes, the early 60s was my favorite period in pop music.

As America transitioned from the Eisenhower era to the world of Camelot, artists such as Gene Pitney, Brian Hyland, Brenda Lee and Jay & The Americans were just getting started! Chart mainstays like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin and Paul Anka were riding high, and newcomers like Tony Orlando and Glen Campbell launched chart careers that would ultimately transcend the decade and extend well into the 1970s.

Sue Thompson, Anita Bryant, Bobby Rydell and Johnny Tillotson were at their hit-making zenith while stars like Pat Boone and Steve Lawrence made swan-song appearances. It was a fascinating period of diverse rock, pop, R&B, country and folk hits, and even some crazy novelties, all on the charts together. Sit back, strap in and get ready to enjoy a nearly 4-hour musical ride that can only be called “amazing!”

Why “amazing,” you ask? First, this imported box of 3CDs truly contains the most interesting songs you’re ever likely to hear in such a set. Because we’re collectors, we created everything in this box for other collectors. Even though 80 of the 88 songs here were Top 40 hits, most of them aren't the obvious tracks you'll find on other such collections.

And because collectors appreciate top sound quality, we assigned two of the best sound engineers anywhere to the project. They worked for months, paying close attention to all the details that matter: the best possible sources and EQ, correct fades and speed. Every song was compared to the original vinyl single to give you ONLY the original 45-rpm hit single versions in every case. Why take chances with risky, mediocre mp3 downloads of dubious originality?

Best of all, there are 25 CD debuts here, including Significant new stereo on nearly a dozen great songs like “Town Without Pity,” “Venus In Blue Jeans,” “Let The Little Girl Dance” and “Sealed With A Kiss,” just to mention a few. We even included a few important mono debuts. Just try not to drool when reviewing all these in the song list below! Oh, and I almost forgot the 10,000-word essay by Greg Adams with fascinating biographical details about every one of the 72 different artists who perform here.

In short, no expense has been spared, no detail overlooked, to bring you, the collector, the most amazing sound experience you'll ever hear from the great music of this seminal period in popular music. Simply a must for your collection!

•25 CD debuts!

•3 Discs, 88 tracks, nearly 4 hours of music!

•Unequaled sound quality!

•Created by collectors for collectors!

Track Listing
All Tracks Stereo Unless Indicated


DISC ONE 


 1. 
WONDERFUL WORLD - Sam Cooke (Rare Stereo)

 2. 
LET THE LITTLE GIRL DANCE - Billy Bland (Stereo Debut)

 3. 
GEORGIA ON MY MIND - Ray Charles 

 4. 
O DIO MIO - Annette (mono) (Rare English Original Version)

 5. 
VOLARE - Bobby Rydell (mono)

 6. 
LET’S HAVE A PARTY - Wanda Jackson (Stereo Debut)

 7. 
HANDY MAN - Jimmy Jones (mono)

 8. 
GOOD TIMIN’ - Jimmy Jones (Single Version Stereo Debut)

 9. 
PUPPY LOVE - Paul Anka

10. 
PAPER ROSES - Anita Bryant 

11. 
DUTCHMAN’S GOLD - Walter Brennan (mono) (Rare)

12. 
MAMA SANG A SONG - Walter Brennan (CD Debut)

13. 
CRAZY ARMS - Bob Beckham (CD Debut)

14. 
HE’LL HAVE TO STAY - Jeanne Black 

15. 
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY-ME - Paul Evans (Stereo Debut)

16. 
FINGER POPPIN’ TIME - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters 

17. 
LET’S GO, LET’S GO, LET’S GO - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

18. 
A ROCKIN’ GOOD WAY (To Mess Around And Fall In Love) - Dinah Washington & Brook Benton

19. 
ALLEY-OOP - Dante & The Evergreens (mono) (CD Debut)

20. 
MULE SKINNER BLUES - Fendermen (mono)

21. 
HOT ROD LINCOLN - Johnny Bond (Stereo Debut)

22. 
LOVE YOU SO Ron Holden with - The Thunderbirds (mono)

23. 
IMAGE OF A GIRL - Safaris (mono)

24. 
IN MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD - Anita Bryant 

25. 
WONDERLAND BY NIGHT - Anita Bryant (CD Debut)

26. 
MARINA - Rocco Granata & The International Quintet (mono)

27. 
PINEAPPLE PRINCESS - Annette with The Afterbeats 

28. 
CORINNA, CORINNA - Ray Peterson (mono)

29. 
BABY SITTIN’ BOOGIE - Buzz Clifford (mono)

30. 

DISC TWO

 1. 
TOWN WITHOUT PITY - Gene Pitney (Stereo Debut)

 2. 
SAD MOVIES (Make Me Cry) - Sue Thompson

 3. 
PORTRAIT OF MY LOVE - Steve Lawrence (Rare)

 4. 
YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE - Clarence Henry (Rare Stereo)

 5. 
MY BOOMERANG WON’T COME BACK - Charlie Drake (Stereo Debut U.S. Version)

 6. 
THE STORY OF MY LOVE - Paul Anka (Stereo Debut)

 7. 
AT LAST - Etta James

 8. 
I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU - Etta James 

 9. 
UNCHAIN MY HEART - Ray Charles (mono) (Mono Hit Single Version Debut)

10. 
YOU CAN HAVE HER - Roy Hamilton 

11. 
STAND BY ME - Ben E. King 

12. 
HALFWAY TO PARADISE - Tony Orlando (Original Stereo Single Version)

13. 
BLESS YOU - Tony Orlando (mono) (Rare Mono Hit Single Version)

14. 
LET’S TWIST AGAIN - Chubby Checker (mono)

15. 
BRISTOL STOMP - Dovells (mono)

16. 
LET ME IN - Sensations (mono)

17. 
THE MOUNTAIN’S HIGH - Dick & Dee Dee (mono)

18. 
TOWER OF STRENGTH - Gene McDaniels 

19. 
AS IF I DIDN’T KNOW - Adam Wade (mono) (Mono Hit Single Version Debut)

20. 
TOGETHER - Connie Francis (Original Single Version)

21. 
I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND - Ann-Margret 

22. 
DANCE ON LITTLE GIRL - Paul Anka 

23. 
TRADE WINDS, TRADE WINDS - Aki Aleong (mono) (CD Debut)

24. 
MICHAEL - Highwaymen 

25. 
TURN AROUND, LOOK AT ME - Glen Campbell (mono) (Rare)

26. 
FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY - Jimmy Elledge 

27. 
I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR - Eddie Hodges (mono)

28. 
SPEEDY GONZALES - Pat Boone 

29. 
DOES YOUR CHEWING GUM LOSE ITS FLAVOR (On The Bedpost Over Night) - Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group (Rare Stereo Single Version)

30. 

DISC THREE

 1. 
GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL - Steve Lawrence (Rare)

 2. 
BLAME IT ON THE BOSSA NOVA - Eydie Gorme - (Rare)

 3. 
A WONDERFUL DREAM - Majors (Stereo Debut)

 4. 
I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU - Ray Charles (Rare Original Single Version)

 5. 
VENUS IN BLUE JEANS - Jimmy Clanton (Stereo Debut)

 6. 
SEALED WITH A KISS - Brian Hyland (Stereo Debut)

 7. 
GINNY COME LATELY - Brian Hyland 

 8. 
SHE CRIED - Jay & The Americans 

 9. 
RHYTHM OF THE RAIN - Cascades (mono)

10. 
WEST OF THE WALL - Toni Fisher (mono) (U.S. CD Debut)

11. 
SHOUT! SHOUT! (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca 

12. 
LET’S DANCE - Chris Montez 

13. 
DO YOU LOVE ME - Contours (Stereo Debut)

14. 
BRING IT ON HOME TO ME - Sam Cooke 

15. 
OH MY ANGEL - Bertha Tillman (mono) (Rare)

16. 
REMEMBER THEN - Earls 

17. 
IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN’ - Johnny Tillotson 

18. 
IT STARTED ALL OVER AGAIN - Brenda Lee (mono)

19. 
SHUTTERS AND BOARDS - Jerry Wallace (Single Version Stereo Debut)

20. 
THINGS - Bobby Darin

21. 
LOVE ME TENDER - Richard Chamberlain (CD Debut)

22. 
ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM - Richard Chamberlain 

23. 
ZIP-A-DEE DOO-DAH - Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans (Stereo Debut)

24. 
HE’S SURE THE BOY I LOVE - Crystals (Stereo Debut)

25. 
WHAT’S A MATTER BABY (Is It Hurting You) - Timi Yuro 

26. 
ANNA (Go To Him) - Arthur Alexander (Rare Stereo)

27. 
CINDERELLA - Jack Ross (mono) (CD Debut)

28. 
WHO STOLE THE KEESHKA? - Matys Brothers (mono) (U.S. CD Debut)

29. 
MONSTER MASH - Bobby (Boris) Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers 

30. 
THE BALLAD OF THUNDER ROAD - Robert Mitchum (mono)


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