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The London American Label Year By Year 1961 [CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (25 Jan 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace Records
  • ASIN: B0030BEU4S
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,160 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. What'd I SayJerry Lee Lewis 2:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Spanish HarlemBen E King 2:590.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Riders in the SkyThe Ramrods 2:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Lovey DoveyBuddy Knox 2:140.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)Solomon Burke 2:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Wait a MinuteThe Coasters 2:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Magnificent SevenAl Caiola & His Orchestra 2:030.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. More Than I Can SayBobby Vee 2:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. You Must Been a Beautiful BabyBobby Darin 2:140.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. So Long BabyDel Shannon 2:010.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. HurtTimi Yuro 2:280.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Ring of FireDuane Eddy 2:220.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Moody RiverPat Boone 2:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. WeekendEddie Cochrane 1:510.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. NaomiAl Tousan & His Piano 2:130.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Spanish TwistBill Haley & His Comets 2:210.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Ram-Bunk-ShushThe Ventures 1:440.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. GirlsJohnny Burnette 2:040.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Ain't Gonna Wash for a WeekEddie Hodges 2:190.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Cryin'Roy Orbison 2:470.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Twist-HerBill Black's Combo 2:060.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Sweets for My SweetThe Drifters 2:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Lonesome RoadMirriam Johnson 2:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. The Peppermint TwistDanny Peppermint and the Jumpin' Jacks 2:000.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Get With ItSandy Nelson 1:580.89  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Boo HooMarin Rainwater 1:450.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. What a PartyFats Domino 1:520.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Morning AfterThe Mar-Keys 2:140.89  Buy MP3 

Product Description

CD Description

* The second volume in Ace's most talked about new series in some time carries you further into the 1960s with another fantastic selection of US and UK hits, flops and flips that all saw their first UK release on the famous silver and black logo of London-American.

* 1961's 28 tracks include 20 US Hot 100 hits, 14 of which also made the UK Top 50. Importantly - and for Ace's regular customers especially - only one of the 28 has ever been released on Ace CD previously.

* All of London's big hitmakers of the time are represented and all tracks are again presented in glorious mono - exactly as they were heard on the original 45s.

* Wherever possible, the original London tapes were transferred and digitised, to preserve maximum authenticity. More than 80% of the tracks you hear here are taken from those tapes.

* 2010 will also see the release of 1962 and 1959's contributions to this series.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 1961, a great year of Pop Music 7 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This compilation is a great mix of some of 'Londons' hits from 1961.London were BIG and we always thought that they were exciting records coming from that Label. I bought some of these records as 45's and the cost was 50% of my Paper Round money. I still think they are good entertainment and very listenable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly nostalgic CD 8 Dec 2010
By Ted-R
Format:Audio CD
The 1961 London American compilation from Ace Records is a great listen. A well assembled choice of tracks from the well known to the obscure, with some of those tracks you know so well, but haven't heard since they were first released. Generous sleeve notes and excellent reproduction make this a must, especially if you were into the music scene in the early 1960's.

Go "BUY". You are in for a treat!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Memories 19 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
I was a teenager in the late 50s/early 60s and we grew up with the London American label. When I saw this series of CDs they became a "must have" product, just the cover design has brought back so many memories. To all those boomers out there, start collecting this series. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Mix 1 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When I first had a record player only had a small collection of records because couldn't afford many.
Use to spend hours playing them and the energy and excitement that came out of that small record player was amazing.

First record I ever bought was Tower Of Strength by Frankie Vaughan.

You can't beat these old classics from the late 50's / early 60's. I have now got the complete series of these London American Year by Year CDs.

A great mix of hits and lesser known tracks, from an era when it was a much more simplistic approach to the music. I love these CDs and very well documented with excellent sleeve notes.
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