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Good Rockin' Tonight: The Old Town Records Story 1952-1962 [3CD Box Set] Box set


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Good Rockin' Tonight: The Old Town Records Story 1952-1962 [3CD Box Set] + All Night Long: The Crown Records Story 1957-1962 [Double CD] + Tuxedo Junction: The Harmony Records Story 1957-1962 [Double CD]
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  • Audio CD (14 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: One Day Music
  • ASIN: B00JXGVGAU
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,173 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Good Rockin' TonightArthur Prysock 2:50£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Let the Little Girl DanceBilly Bland 2:20£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Uncle BudBrownie McGhee 2:18£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Walking AlongThe Solitaires 2:33£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Don't Let Nobody Turn You AroundTHE FAIRFIELD FOUR 2:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Jingle JingleThe Tremaines 2:18£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. You're Laffin' 'Cause I'm CryingUrsula Reed 3:17£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Good Luck DarlingThe Five Crowns 1:54£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. We Belong TogetherRobert & Johnny 2:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Tonight KathleenThe Valentines 2:40£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. So FineThe Fiestas 2:22£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. It's TrueRogues 1:46£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Love an AngelGwen Edwards 2:31£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Wandering WandererGene Kennedy 2:13£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Darling, Listen to the Words of This SongRuth McFadden 2:56£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. I Love My BabyBob Gaddy 2:29£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. My FaithThe Fi-Tones 2:32£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. I Need a WomanBrownie McGhee 3:07£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Crazy LoveThe Royaltones 2:31£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Pretty Suzy SunshineLarry Finnegan 2:05£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. There's a Moon out TonightThe Capris 2:14£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. You're MineRobert & Johnny 2:35£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. I'm Your SlaveThe Fiestas 2:00£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. I Really Love You So (Honey Babe)The Solitaires 2:37£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. King of the HillLou Dee 2:31£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Chicken HopBilly Bland 2:07£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Ursula's BluesUrsula Reed 2:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen28. The Masquerade Is OverThe Clefftones 3:17£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen29. She Loves so EasyBrownie McGhee 2:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen30. World of LoveRogues 2:13£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen31. I'll Go My WayBob Gaddy 2:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen32. A Fool in LoveThe Keytones 2:33£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Walk onPreston Brown 2:44£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen34. School BoyRuth McFadden 2:02£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen35. How Many HeartsBilly Bland 2:24£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Never Let Me GoThe Royaltones 2:59£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Later Later BabyThe Five Crowns 2:11£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Dream GirlRobert & Johnny 1:57£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Look at That GirlThe Fiestas 2:22£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen40. My DearThe Solitaires 2:06£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Mule Train RockVinny Lee 1:45£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Gonna Be at the StationBob Gaddy 2:30£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Why Do I CryThe Capris 2:40£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Oh Lonesome MeLarry Finnegan 2:47£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen45. You Could Be My LoveThe Five Crowns 3:19£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Chicken in the BasketBilly Bland 2:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen47. My Dearest DarlingThe Clefftones 2:55£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen48. South of the BorderThe Solitaires 2:16£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Memories (Of My Mother)THE FAIRFIELD FOUR 2:55£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Since My Baby's Been GoneRuth McFadden 2:29£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen51. Good NewsThe Fiestas 2:26£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Am I the BoyGene Kennedy 2:20£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Seven Wonders of the WorldThe Keytones 2:43£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Broken Hearted ManRobert & Johnny 2:54£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen55. If You Love MeRogues 2:28£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Climbing on Top of the HillBrownie McGhee 3:04£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen57. OperatorBob Gaddy 2:37£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Two in Love (With Only One Heart)Ruth McFadden 2:25£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen59. Puppy LoveRogues 2:40£0.69  Buy MP3 
Listen60. Lullaby of the BellsThe Five Crowns 2:03£0.69  Buy MP3 

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By peter wright on 10 July 2014
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great for lovers of 50/60s misic the good thing is you can understand every word that they sing.
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Founded by hustler Hy Weiss in 1952, Old Town Records is possibly most noted among fans or its doo wop output. No surprise then, there's a lot of that on offer over these 60 tracks. The Tremaines, Solitaires, Five Crowns (later, add Ben E King, that's a whole new story), Valentines, Gwen Edwards & Co'eds, Fi-Tones, Royaltones, Capris, Fiestas, Cleftones, Keytones, all eminently listenable, uptempo and otherwise. The Rogues start off well enough with "It's True", descending into a white-sounding, square, old school harmony group.

Plenty of r&b content, half pace "Good Rockin' Tonight" would've sounded better without the girlie chorus. Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee have four, all the better for the addition of small combo backing, Ursula Reed well worth a listen, as is Ruth McFadden (backed by The Supremes, Harptones and Royaltones). Pianist Bob Gaddy is solid, if a little derivative, Preston Brown stroll thru a nice organ, guitar and sax instro. Billy Bland is far from, great voice, whereas Gene Kennedy offers good enough teen pop and Larry Finnegan is more or less pure pop. Oddballs would include Vinny Lee & The Riders, throwaway instro workout on "Mule Train Rock", and Lou Dee & The Valley Boys get country with a hint of rockabilly. Mustn't forget The Fairfield Four, gospel, tremendous vocal workout on "Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around".

This works well as a sampler for the Old Town catalogue, much enjoyed. Of course, if you've got the five volumes of Old Town Doo Wop on Ace, they'll take a little shine off it.
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Lots of music. But it's missing a lot of obvious hits. 28 Jun 2014
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This entire series from England, which features more than 60 overviews of various record labels in the States and England, has lots of music at a great price. But it's sometimes irritating when they leave off obvious hits from the period covered, and then add insult to injury by putting on the B-side but not the successful song. The sound on all of them is good and the liner notes are usually accurate, but it would be nice if they spent a little more time getting more hits and less filler on these things.
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