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|Billy Joe Royal|
Golden Classics Edition
Genres: Country, Pop, R&B
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Billy Joe Royal at his early best
Bradley Olson | Bemidji, MN United States | 08/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is a compilation of his 1965 album "Down In The Boondocks" (the first 12 tracks) and his 1969 album "Cherry Hill Park" (tracks 13-23) on one CD with "Hush" and "Heart's Desire" as bonus tracks. The disc does feature all of his major 1960's pop hits such as the title tracks from both albums, I Knew You When and I've Got To Be Somebody. Of course there are omissions but what most people basically want and more is all on this CD making this the definitive colection of Billy's early years, in other words, you don't need the single disc best of's unless you are looking for some of the tracks missing on this CD that are on those CD's, but what you'd want is on this disc anyway. 25 tracks in all with great sound, this is a must buy for all 60's pop/rock fans. The great Joe South wrote and produced much of this music as well which is another reason this CD is worth buying."
Relive the late 60's/early 70's Atlanta Sound
Bradley Olson | 05/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A lot of these songs, such as "Down in the Boondocks", "Children", were songs wrote by Joe South. Billy Joe was at his early fame of a teenage hearthrob. His unique voice made South's earthy soul songs move to a faster beat.
"Cherry Hill Park" was Billy Joe's rendition of a bawdy/suggestive song of the late 60's. A true signature song for Royal to turn on his young teeny bobber fans.
The only way this album to be better, would be the addition of Billy Joe's later Columbia hits "Greatest Love" and "Story Book Children.""
DOWN IN THE BOONDOCKS
Alexander Petrovich | SAN FRANCISCO, CA | 09/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent collection of Billy Joe's "best". The quality of this presentation is 5 star*****!"