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Check Out Time: The Crest Records Story 1955-1962 [Double CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: One Day Music
  • ASIN: B00H2S3A0A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 37,599 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Check Out Time - Jay Chevalier - Jay Chevalier
2. Primitive Love - Tom Reeves - Tom Reeves
3. Ballin' Keen - Bobby & Terry Caraway - Bobby & Terry Caraway
4. Rockin' And A-Rollin' - Dick Bills - Dick Bills
5. Skinny Jim - Eddie Cochran - Eddie Cochran
6. That's All - The Ebb Tones - The Ebb-Tones
7. I.O.U. - Jack Lewis - Jack Lewis
8. Turn Around And Look At Me - Glen Campbell - Glen Campbell
9. Just For Tonight - Four Young Men - Four Young Men
10. Buzz Saw - The Gee Cees - The Gee Cees
See all 25 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Half Loved - Eddie Cochran - Eddie Cochran
2. Pretty Little Devil - Bob Denton - Bob Denton
3. What Happened Last Night - Johnny Donn - Johnny Donn
4. Can't Walk Em Off - Marty Cooper - Marty Cooper
5. Wild Man Wild! - The Chromatics - Chromatics
6. Don't Be Bashful Little Girl - Four Young Men - Four Young Men
7. Spotlight - Frank & Ernie - Frank & Ernie
8. Ummm Kiss Me Goodnight - Buddy Lowe - Buddy Lowe
9. Three Carburettors - Don Carson - Don Carson
10. Lovin' Lorene - Glen Harrison - Glen Harrison
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Listen to the music of a label that, despite sharing the name of America's leading toothpaste, was good for the ears! Unlike other independent record companies of the time, Crest was wideranging in its musical scope; some said it was trying to rival Liberty Records, a major pop label of the day. This aim may have been overambitious, but while it was around Crest put out entertaining music in several genres. It had two real giants on its books in Eddie Cochran and Glen Campbell, and their fingerprints are all over this compilation.

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Disc 1 1. Check Out Time (Jay Chevalier) 2. Primitive Love (Tom Reeves) 3. Ballin' Keen (Bobby & Terry Caraway) 4. Rockin' And A-Rollin' (Dick Bills) 5. Skinny Jim (Eddie Cochran) 6. That's All (The Ebb Tones) 7. I.O.U. (Jack Lewis) 8. Turn Around And Look At Me (Glen Campbell) 9. Just For Tonight (Four Young Men) 10. Buzz Saw (The Gee Cees) 11. Talk About A Party (Boogaloo And The Gallant Crew) 12. Let's Coast A while (Bo Davis) 13. Been Gone A Long Time (Hank Sanders) 14. Marilyn (Troy Talton) 15. Somebody To Love (Jimmy Bowen) 16. Stack-A-Records (Tom Tall & The Tom Kats) 17. Yea! Yea! Come Another Day (Tony Casanova) 18. You're The Reason (Bobby Edwards) 19. Date Bait (Bill Skidmore III) 20. Get Back (Prince Patridge) 21. Love Bug On The Loose (Freddy & Al) 22. Long Black Limousine (Vern Stovall) 23. Can You Bop? (Tom Wilson) 24. Back To School, Back To You (Bobby Grabeau & The Teenettes) 25. Function At The Junction (Smoki Whitfield) Disc 2 1. Half Loved (Eddie Cochran) 2. Pretty Little Devil (Bob Denton) 3. What Happened Last Night (Johnny Donn) 4. Can't Walk Em Off (Marty Cooper) 5. Wild Man Wild! (The Chromatics) 6. Don't Be Bashful Little Girl (Four Young Men) 7. Spotlight (Frank & Ernie) 8. Ummm Kiss Me Goodnight (Buddy Lowe) 9. Three Carburettors (Don Carson) 10. Lovin' Lorene (Glen Harrison) 11. The Grave (Tony Casanova) 12. Rock 'N' Roll Blues (Norm Skylar) 13. Cops & Robbers (Boogaloo And His Gallant Crew) 14. Bumble Twist (Phil Baugh) 15. Miracle Of Love (Glen Campbell) 16. Don't Talk Back To Me (Prince Patridge) 17. Let Me Dream (The Classics) 18. Snaggle Tooth (Freddi & Al) 19. Cool Juice (Tommy Law) 20. Don't Believe Him (The Schoolbelles) 21. Drowning All My Sorrows (Bo Davis) 22. High school love (Tom Tall) 23. How Come My Dog Don't Bark (Roscoe Sculley) 24. You Been Torturing Me (Four Young Men) 25. Three Stars (Tommy Dee)

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Check It Out Time 21 Jan 2014
By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Another 2 disc compilation from `One Day Music' this time featuring some of the early output (1955 to 62) of `Crest' records based on Sunset Boulevard.in Hollywood.
The sound quality is good overall (but never great - 3 or 4 tracks have distortion on them), there is no booklet as usual - just a one sided intro to the label.

Cd.1. (58.08mins) Disc one is a real mix of genres and a real mix of talent from the hugely talented, world renowned Eddie Cochran to virtual unknowns such Troy Talton (who's tribute track `Marilyn' is really rather good.). This cd also contains the original version of Glen Campbell's `Turn around, look at me' (Crest 1087). Other highlights are Vern Stovall's `Long black limousine' and `Yea!Yea' by Tony Casanova. 8/10

Cd. 2. (58.05mins) Disc two is more of the same kind of mix but less enjoyable than the first disc. Good to hear `Miracle of love' by Glen Campbell. 6/10.

Overall a good listen, you can't go wrong at this low budget price. 7.5/10
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice 18 Mar 2014
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Got some great songs on this set, including several rare sides by one of the all time best singers, Johnny Maestro. The sound on this set is way better than the last few sets from One Day. Worth every cent.
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