Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
20 Greatest Hits 1961
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
The original artists, but not the original recordings.
Dirk Claymoore | Ventura, CA USA | 08/27/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is the second time I've been tricked into buying a CD of "The Original Artists", only to find the recordings were new and not the original releases. I really wish there was something Amazon would post to alert buyers to these scams. Sure, caveat emptor, but when I buy the hit songs of 1961 (pick a date or musical group), I'd like to think it's the versions recorded in 1961, not something from a 30 year reunion tour... rant off."
Some Good Tunes, Not All from 1961 Though
Eclectic Revisited | Arizona | 01/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Why do they do that? "The One Who Really Loves You", my favorite Mary Wells tune, came out in the spring of 1962; it's well-documented. "Up On the Roof" was the wingter of 62-63. "Don't Play That Song" was early '62. Whenever "He's A Mindbender" and "Continental Walk" came out, they weren't big hits (though I really like Sue Thompsona nd Hank Ballard). The favorite Coasters tune of mine, "Litle Eqypt" was in 1961 and was a hit with great production values. There are enough good songs here to warrant the price but they could have found enough 1961 hits without going into other years to fill out their card."