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20 Party Classics
Various Artists
20 Party Classics
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Gospel


CD Details

All Artists: Various Artists
Title: 20 Party Classics
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 7/21/1989
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Gospel
Styles: Oldies, By Decade, 1960s, Soul, Folk Rock, Oldies & Retro, Southern Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075992760225

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CD Reviews

Finally, a CD compilation that lives up to its name
Penmachine | Vancouver, Canada | 06/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The late '80s were a golden age for CD reissues, especially of tracks from the '50s and '60s, since the new digital format was just gaining popularity, there was a retro-1960s revival going on, and record companies realized they had whole new revenue stream from people buying (or re-buying) back-catalog material for their new players. The compilations issued then were full of quality stuff, unlike later bottom-of-the-barrel reissues."20 Party Classics" is a prime example. There are no fillers, no re-recordings, no easy-listening chart toppers that don't belong on a rock-n-roll disc. Can you go wrong with a single CD that includes the Rascals, Little Richard, the Coasters, Rufus Thomas, Sam and Dave, Booker T and the MGs, Aretha Franklin, Dion and the Belmonts, Jerry Lee Lewis, Wilson Pickett, the Monkees, _and_ Sonny and Cher? Plus a bunch of classic one-hit wonders like "Little Bit of Soul," "Little Girl," "Stay," and "Leader of the Pack" (vroom vroom)?Don't expect audiophile quality from these tracks: they're not all expertly remastered, but then again, a lot of them were meant for AM radio anyway. Even if you, like me, were born after these songs hit the charts, you can chuck it in the CD player at your party with pleasure."
20 of the 1960s' grooviest uptempo party tunes.
Justo Roteta | Los Angeles, California United States | 07/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This unique compilation focuses on danceable, uptempo, get-up-and-party hits from the 1960s. Some were purely novelty hits but others are true classics of '60s Rock and R&B. The tunes by Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Dion, The Shangri-Las, Wilson Pickett, The Rascals, Jerry Lee Lewis,The Coasters and Brenton Wood are all still played frequently on Oldies stations and still sound great today. This compilation is not definitive but its artistic and musical breadth really makes it a worthwhile purchase for any fan of '60s classic Rock and R&B."