Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oldies But Goodies, Vol. 2 is an excellent installment in this fifteen CD series of great rock and roll tunes and more fro the golden era of rock and roll. The sound quality couldn't be better and the artwork is just OK--but, then again, we want the music here and what we get is stellar!
Danny & The Juniors start things off right with their excellent, strong "At The Hop." This number really rocks even by today's standards and I love it! "At The Hop" has lots of positive energy and this really impresses me. Great tune! Big Joe Turner also does an excellent job with his "Shake, Rattle And Roll;" Shake Rattle And Roll" has an excellent beat that is truly infectious and extremely upbeat. "Shake, Rattle And Roll" is easily a major highlight of this CD. "Pretty Little Angel Eyes" is a peppy little tune that many people could never tire of hearing; and The Beach Boys do an earlier number of theirs that worked so well called "Barbara Ann;" "Barbara Ann" rocks well and the handclapping is a creative way to add more percussion into the number.
Paul Anka's "Diana" has that early rock and roll flavor with just a dash of doo wop to make this number really shine! Paul Anka's ode to his girlfriend has a very pretty melody and it's a classic number without a doubt. The Everly Brothers also do "Bye Bye Love" without a hitch; they harmonize and sing this number to perfection; and a lot of people can relate to this tune as so may of us have been dumped when our sweetheart moves on to another new love. Shades Of Blue also does great with their hit entitled "Oh How Happy;" "Oh How Happy" has rock mixed in with a fine gospel flavor to make this number stand out; it's very memorable and Shades Of Blue was a very talented group indeed!
"Popsicles And Icicles" gets a gentle, emotional treatment from The Murmaids; I'm surprised that The Murmaids didn't have more hits because this tune is so well done they clearly were expert artists. Fats Domino also scores a huge hit with his timeless hit "Blueberry Hill;" "Blueberry Hill" is very beautiful and although the lyrics aren't consistently upbeat this tune could never be forgotten. "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" is a gorgeous tune from the immortal Freddy Fender who passed away recently; Freddy sings part of this tune in his native tongue of Spanish and this enhances the beauty of this number very much. "To Know Him Is To Love Him" gets a great treatment from The Teddy Bears; and the CD ends strong with Brian Hyland performing "Sealed With A Kiss;" this poignant tune moves me and it makes a fine ending for this album. It also leaves you wanting more--which is exactly what you're going to get if you have the others CDs in this series!
People who like classic early rock and roll will be charmed by this album. I highly recommend it. "
Oldies But Goodies Vol.2
mark most | Hemet,Ca | 06/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I Think Oldies But Goodies Vol,2 is a classic oldies album with all the atmosphere and wonder that the 50's and 60's embodied . I would recommend this to any that loves the feel and passion that this bygone era was and ever will be."
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PrinceNikodeem | 05/16/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Apparently, the 17 track version of this CD listed above is no longer available. I tried to order the version advertised here through very reliable amazon sellers, and also through a record shop in town, and every time I received a truncated 14 track version.
If you order this CD, the listing you will probably receive will be as follows:
1. Barbara Ann 2. At the Hop 3. Bye Bye Love 4. Bread & Butter 5. Rama Lama Ding Dong 6. Pretty Little Angel Eyes 7. Shake, Rattle & Roll 8. Blueberry Hill 9. Oh How Happy 10. Sealed with a Kiss 11. This I Swear 12. Goodnight My Love 13. You Cheated 14. Pledging My Love
These are all great songs, but some key cuts are missing here, including the hard to find "To Know Him is to Love Him" by Phil Spector's Teddy Bears, which in truth was what I was looking for with this collection in the first place. If the 14 track version works for you, by all means have at it. Otherwise, be sure you're very specific before you buy."
Great oldies on this CD!
Matt C "Madi" | 08/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of my favorite oldies but goodies CD out of the collection! It contains fantastic music from the 50s and 60s, but also has a small touch from the 70s with Before the Next Teardrop Falls by Freddy Fender. Here you have such classics like Sealed with a Kiss, At the Hop,Popsicles and Icicles,and two songs that hit the top 40 on the R&B charts!"