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Half & Half
AnotherMusicExpert | Duluth, MN USA | 05/14/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Great to see Steve have a hand in his own Anthology, and a nice 31 tracks. On the downside, many of the tracks are from lacking vinyl & some of his charted hits are missing...not exactly a proper "Anthology" now is it!? Regardless, I don't forsee anything else coming out legitimately soon so...this will do."
Anthology Is OK, But...
Stan Messmer | 08/12/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I did like most of the content of "The Anthology" but it tells only part of the story... In order to get many of the swinging, twisting, rocking, soul sides, you need the Marginal CD "Hits & Rarities," a 33-track quasi-boot that contains great sides not in this "Anthology." Among those are the tremendous B-side to "Everyday..." -- the legendary "Little Girl," as well as 2 great versions of Chuck Jackson's "I Don't Want To Cry." Other great tracks in the Marginal disc are "Twistin' The Blues" (reworking of Carl Perkin's "Boppin' The Blues"), and the rollicking "Home By Eleven." Oops!...almost forgot the 60s film tune "Girls, Girls, Girls" and the REALLY SWINGING "That's What Love Will Do." Yes, this Marginal CD is a European "boot" and the mastering is quite uneven at times and some tracks are CLEARLY from vinyl and not tape but this will have to do as most of these sides will never appear any other way. Add the Marginal CD to the Hot/Henry Stone tunes and you get a better picture!"
The Best of Steve Alaimo... AND THE REST!
David Hooper | Clermont, Florida | 01/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you don't who Steve Alaimo is, then you never saw the after school teen show from the mid sixties, "Where the Action Is! Now subtract a star! This CD crams 31 cuts on to one disc, and includes 6 of his 9 charted hits (yes, the best ones) plus it has the hard to find "I Don't Know", possibly the best thing he ever recorded. It has a great Jamaican ska beat and a cool horn work. What I found most interesting was that every cut has totally different styling that can be identified with a major star of the era. (HINT: the first and last tracks are BobbyDarin). Further, on "Amerikan Music" Steve imitates some of the popular singers of the time, it's hard to put a finger on an "Alaimo" style. I'd been looking for "I Don't Know" for many years so I was pleased with this disc. Once you listen, you'll understand why Steve never became a big star. Music buffs may have a problem with a couple of tracks that are in rough mono. If you don't know what mono is, subtract another star!"