Maybe not all their best--but what a feel good experience !!
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Very Best of the Ames Brothers is another strong single CD compilation of hits and ballads performed ever so wonderfully by The Ames Brothers. The Ames Brothers were so talented they could have done these numbers in their sleep! The sound quality is very good and the artwork stands out as being quite good.
"You You You" has The Ames Brothers crooning their very best--and the backup chorus helps things along even though they never drown out the brothers! The melody is very pretty and I really like "You You You." "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me" puts The Ames Brothers squarely into the spotlight and that's where they belong! They sing and harmonize so flawlessly; this tune also has just the right tempo to make it a very special highlight of this album. Great! In addition, there's "The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane;" this cute and peppy little tune shines bright when The Ames Brothers deliver it so well! This is a number I haven't heard before but it all works very well and it's quite nice.
"My Bonnie Lassie" is a sweet number that impresses me with its beauty; and when The Ames Brothers sing "My Love, Your Love" they make this brighter than any other artist ever could! The percussion is also used very well in "My Love, Your Love." Similarly, "It Only Hurts For A Little While" sparkles when The Ames Brothers give this their all; they sing this with all their hearts and souls; and this amazes me a lot. "Summer Sweetheart" is another very pretty number that features The Ames Brothers singing to perfection with a great musical arrangement and there's another highlight when The Ames Brothers sing "The Game Of Love." "The Game Of Love" is quite a tune and I really like it very much.
"Melodie D'Amour" has a fine tempo and when the brothers deliver this they bat it straight out of the ballpark! It's great and "Melodie D'Amour" is perfect for dancing all alone with your sweetheart late at night in your living room. "A Very Precious Love" also shines when The Ames Brothers perform this with great finesse.
"No One But You (In My Heart)" has both singing and harmonizing; and it all works very well. "No One But You (In My Heart)" is a tune I could never tire of hearing; this is anything but elevator music! "China Doll" sounds so sweet and the electric guitar works well; and the CD ends strong with The Ames Brothers performing "Destination Moon." "Destination Moon" is a beautiful number with great strings and this makes a fine ending for this album.
The Ames Brothers really show their talents on this album. I highly recommend this for their fans; and people who like classic pop vocals will not be disappointed. "
Close Harmony At Its Best!
Richard E. Upton | Austin, TX United States | 02/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sibling harmony always seems to have a special quality. Witness the Everly Brothers, The Andrews Sisters, The Williams Brothers, etc. Never has that been more apparent than with the Ames Brothers. This is top-quality four-part harmony, featuring the beautiful, liquid voice of Ed Ames. The choice of material, liner notes, sound quality, packaging and technical information are all quite good; my only quibble is the omission of a few of their true chart hits. That aside, if you love close harmony, this CD is for you!My personal favorite: "It Only Hurts For A Little While"."
A Great CD!!!
Thomas J. Diehl | Rensselaer, NY United States | 02/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"(Updated July 4th, 2006) In response to everyone's complaints that this cd is incomplete in the hits department, this cd covers only the RCA recordings, NOT CORAL!!! If you want the Coral recordings, check out Sentimental Me: The Best of the Ames Brothers on Varese Sarabande. However, my only problem with this cd is the inclusion of Destination Moon, instead of Stay....they picked which song out of the two to use by flipping a coin (this comes from the mouth of one of the reissue producers on the album!). This cd is GREAT, all of the songs taken from the original master tapes, the sound is crisp and clear, and is just so wonderful listening to."
Donal | Illinois | 08/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just what we were looking for to celebrate a special anniversary - memories of a first date at a club where the Ames Brothers sang the song You You You."