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Tonight Could Be the Night: Very Best of
Tonight Could Be the Night: Very Best of
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Velvets
Title: Tonight Could Be the Night: Very Best of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Original Release Date: 2/23/1999
Re-Release Date: 3/23/1999
Genres: World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431605523

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Beautifully remastered CD resulting in a very pure sound.
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have had the privilege of listening to music by the Velvets, particularly Virgil Johnson, on one of our local oldies stations through the years so was delighted to find a quality remaster of their music. A side note--Virgil Johnson recently retired as a high school educator and is currently a dejay on a local oldies station. This is a great addition to your collection if you enjoy this type of music!!"
I Absolutely Loved It
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One great music CD. I don't know whey they didn't go further, they were great."
A Roy Orbison Discovery
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This R&B doo-wop Texas quintet [lead Virgil Johnson, baritone Will Solomon, bass Mark Prince, and tenors Bob Thursby and Clarence Rigby] were steered to Monument Records by the great Roy Orbison, and in June 1961 they took Tonight (Could Be The Night) to # 26 Billboard Hot 100 b/w Spring Fever.

However, a red flag should have gone up when that tune failed to dent the Top 100 on the R&B charts, an ominous sign for a R&B group. A few months later, not even a tune penned by Orbison, Laugh [b/w Lana], could get them any higher than # 90 Billboard Hot 100 and again nowhere on the R&B charts, a fate shared by all their other singles.

That lack of success couldn't be blamed on the small label curse as Monument certainly had the resources to properly promote a record. Perhaps, instead, it had something to do with the arrangements as in, for example, their up-tempo rendition of the Orioles' classic, Crying In The Chapel. To many The Velvets' rendition would border on blasphemy.

So why am I giving it 4 stars? Because this is one instance where the phrase "very best of" is met by Collectables, as all four sides of their two charted hits are here."