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20 Classic Hits
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Had rock & roll never happened, the Everly Brothers would probably have become famous as straight-ahead country artists in the tradition of such sibling acts as the Blue Sky Boys and the Louvin Brothers. Once Elvis, Carl P... more »
Had rock & roll never happened, the Everly Brothers would probably have become famous as straight-ahead country artists in the tradition of such sibling acts as the Blue Sky Boys and the Louvin Brothers. Once Elvis, Carl Perkins, and crew hit, however, the Everlys joined the budding rockabilly ranks in 1957 and became not only huge stars, but the most influential two-part harmony team of all time. This sterling 20-track collection features all their early hits, from "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Suzie," "Bird Dog," and "Devoted to You" (all written by the great Boudleaux Bryant) to Roy Orbison's "Claudette" and their own sparkling originals "Til I Kissed You" and "When Will I Be Loved." --Billy Altman
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Fine collection of The Everly Brothers at Cadence Records
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 03/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cadence Classics: Their 20 Greatest Hits is a fine Everly Brothers CD that truly gives us twenty great hits--there's not a dud in the bunch! The sound quality is excellent; and I like the artwork as well.
The album starts with "Bye Bye Love;" this early hit for the brothers sounds fresh even today. They harmonize so well; and the guitars really carry the melody along nicely. "I Wonder If I Care As Much" features The Everly Brothers front and center as they sing this tune about a love gone wrong. "I Wonder If I Care As Much" also has a slight country flavor to it that works well for this number. "Wake Up Little Susie" really shines and The Everly Brothers never miss a beat! They sing very well of how a date lasted longer than they promised their parents it would. Great!
"This Little Girl Of Mine" truly gives us an early rock and roll number that really sounds great; the guitar solo is great and I predict that you'll enjoy "This Little Girl Of Mine" very much. "All I Have To Do Is Dream" is a tender love ballad that would make a woman swoon; they sing it THAT well. "All I Have To Do Is Dream" is very well done. "Devoted To You" is another slow ballad perfect for dancing with your sweetheart; they sing this to perfection and the music to accompany them sounds terrific. Listen also for "Love Of My Life:" this has beautiful key changes and The Everly Brothers sing this with all their hearts and souls.
"('Til) I Kissed You" was another major hit for The Everly Brothers and it is certainly a highlight of this album. The guitars sound so great and The Everly Brothers sing sweetly of how they have discovered their true loves. "('Til) I Kissed You" is truly a classic pop vocal as well as an early rock and roll love song. "Let It Be Me" also showcases their fine singing and the melody of very pretty; the strings really enhance the natural beauty of this number.
The album ends with The Everly Brothers performing "When Will I Be Loved." They handle this like the pros they were and I really like this rendition of "When Will I Be Loved."
Overall, this is one CD that fans of The Everly Brothers won't want to pass up. This is also wonderful music for people who enjoy early rock and roll as well as the oldies
The Everly's at the peak of their career
John A. Kuczma | Marietta, GA USA | 05/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Everly Brothers did their very best work on the Cadence label, and this collection puts together their best known cuts and some superb lesser known tracks.All of the big cross-over hits are here, led by Bye Bye Love, Bird Dog and All I Have to Do is Dream. No one could put the pain of a failed romance into music like the Everly's, be it the eternally hopeful sound of When Will I Be Loved or the agonizingly heart-broken I Wonder If I Care As Much. Still, they weren't afraid to have fun with their music either, and the playfully cute lyrics of Poor Jenny, Problems and I Kissed You help offset the often somber tone of the album.If you are an avid fan of the Everlys, you will love this collection. If not, you owe it to yourself to discover just how good they really were. Cadence Classics: Their 20 Greatest Hits is just the ticket to do it with."
Great Duo/Great Songs
Peter Mantrow | 08/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Some of the finest songs of the late 50s and early 60s. Their influence can be felt on many important groups which followed them. You may have heard of the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel."