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Oldies But Goodies 14
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
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Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 14 is an excellent CD installment in this CD series entitled Oldies But Goodies. The sound quality is very good and I like the diversity of the artists just on this one CD installment alone! The artwork is very nicely done and there's something for lots of people on this album!
Bill Haley & The Comets starts things off strong with their huge, huge hit entitled "Rock Around The Clock." The electric guitars really help things along as well as their use to mark the beat. Bill Haley sings this very well and his excellent diction makes his performance all the better. What an electric number to start things off with! There's also Martha And The Vandellas doing their classic hit called "Dancing In The Street." This joyous tune has that Motown sound and when Martha And The Vandellas sing this one out they never miss a beat! This will make you want to jump up and dance practically wherever you are--great! There's some very good harmonizing in the background, too.
The McCoys score a big goal with their hit "Hang On Sloopy." "Hang On Sloopy" still gets airplay all these years later and it's a very fine rock ballad from the earlier days of rock and roll. "Hang On Sloopy" features some great electric guitar and harmonizing, too. The Chiffons also weigh in with their hit "He's So Fine;" this is one girl group that will NEVER be out of style! The chiffons sound great and they sing this out with feeling!
The Shirelles contribute a moving, sweet ballad called "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" This tune is timeless in that it addresses feeling that we all have at certain times during a love affair and The Shirelles use a very pretty melody to move the song along well. Alicia Bridges also sings "I Love The Night Life" to perfection--and beyond! This more recent tune from the 1970s reflects that funky `70s beat and Alicia sings this very well.
Dionne Warwick sings one of her signature songs, "Don't Make Me Over." "Don't Make Me Over" is about a woman who wants to be herself with her one true love and Dionne delivers this sensitive tune without a flaw. The Crests also do their famous hit entitled "16 Candles;" "16 Candles" was always one of my favorites from the very early days of rock and roll; and this song has a romantic flavor that is splendid and very memorable. Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry" is another classic; and listen for the great Dinah Washington to sing "Unforgettable" with all her heart and soul. Dinah's voice sounds great on this song and the female backup vocalists harmonize well. The CD also ends nicely with Jackie DeShannon doing more than just her very best on "What The World Needs Now." "What The World Needs Now" tugs at my heartstrings and it makes a fitting end for this CD.
This CD is a solid installment in this CD series. Most of the tunes are from the earlier days of rock and roll but there are three or four songs from the 1970s thrown in for way more than mere shock effect--they're also great! I highly recommend this CD for fans of "the oldies."