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Mr Success: The Bert Berns Story, Volume 2: 1964 -1967 [CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Jan 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace Records
  • ASIN: B0030BEU5C
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,613 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I'm Gonna Run Away From You - Tami Lynn
2. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Solomon Burke
3. Come Home Baby - Wilson Pickett
4. It Was Easier To Hurt Her - Garnet Mimms
5. Hang On Sloopy (Unedited Version) - The McCoys
6. If I Would Marry You - Tammy Montgomery
7. Come On Girl - The Knight Brothers
8. In Front Of Her House - Larry Hale
9. I Don't Want To Go On Without You - The Drifters
10. Show Me Your Monkey - Kenny Hamber
11. Cry No More - Ben E King
12. Run Mascara - The Exciters
13. You'll Never Leave Her - Pat Embers
14. You May Be Holding My Baby - The Pussycats
15. I Went Out With My Baby Tonight - Moses K & The Prophets
16. You Forgot How To Love - Patti Labelle & The Blue Belles
17. I'll Take Good Care Of You - Garnet Mimms
18. Better Not Believe Him AKA Sorrow - Barbara Lewis
19. Mr Success - Bobby Harris
20. Gone Gone - Roy C
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* Ace's occasional producer-based series returns with a second collection focusing on the work of one of the most gifted, charismatic and successful behind-the-scenes record men of the 1960s.

* Perhaps because he died young - on 30 December 1967, aged 38, just as his career was reaching new heights - his name is not familiar to many, yet insiders and experts regard him as a legend.

* Released two years ago, "Twist & Shout: The Bert Berns Story, Volume 1" (CDCHD 1178) comprised recordings from 1960-1964. The story concludes here with Berns' compositions and productions released or recorded between 1964 and 1967.

* The CD includes familiar soul, rock and R&B classics by Solomon Burke, the McCoys, Erma Franklin, the Drifters, Van Morrison and Garnet Mimms, plus plenty of rare items for collectors. The titles by Tammy Montgomery (Terrell), Larry Hale, Kenny Hamber, Pat Embers, the Pussycats, Barbara Lewis, Bobby Harris and Roy C are all new to CD.

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CD .. Success: Volume 2

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Outstanding 8 Feb 2010
By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER
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The first volume is fantastic (5 stars) but somehow this second volume manages to surpass it. Any cd that starts with Tami Lynn's 'I'm gonna run away from you' has got to be special and this one never lets up. High profile names like Solomon Burke, Ben E King, Wilson Pickett, Otis redding, the Drifters and the ever great Garnet Mimms all shine. It's the quality in depth on this cd which makes it special and it's with the more rare songs like 'I went out with my baby tonight' by Moses K & the Prophets that make it unbeatable. Other rare tracks that shine are 'You'll never leave her' by Pat Embers, 'You maybe holding my baby' - the Pussycats and my personal favourite 'In front of her house' by Larry Hale with it's heartbreaking lyrics. Nearly all the songs are 9 or 10 out of 10, its full of majestic producations, well crafted songs, heartbreaking lyrics that are all sung to perfection. Buy it now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking! 6 April 2010
In the liner notes to this, second, volume of the late great Bert Berns' work, Ace Records say that their overall aim is to make his name more familiar. Quite rightly they claim that his comparative unfamiliarity to many is an injustice. I could'nt agree more!

In my own short review of volume one in this series, I attempted to place Bert Berns' work in its overall context. There is no need to repeat that here. Put simply, if you liked the first volume, you will find this equally magnificent. And if, like me, you have been hunting down this material for many years, you will feel like all your birthdays have come at once. Some of these recordings have been virtually unobtainable for a very long time - Tammy Montgomery (later Tammi Terrell), the 'long' version of Hang on Sloopy complete with the long lost 'red dress' extra verse, Kenny Hamber, Freddie Scott and Bobby Harris, to name just a few. Favourite tracks? Almost too many to mention, but if pressed, an extra star for the fabulous Lorraine Ellison whose 'Heart Be Still' is an awsome example of Deep Soul & Gospel at its spellbinding best. And, as a proud Irishman, a special word of commendation for Moses K and the Prophets (from Belfast) whom I remember with great fondness from their earlier incarnation as the Mad Lads.

Otherwise I commend Mrs Papworth's excellent review (above) to you. She really has said everything else that one needs to say about this top class production. I concur entirely with every word she has written and can only echo her final point...

Buy it now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic album 5 Dec 2012
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second best album i have ever bought ( best one was twist and shout, volume 1 of this series ) need i say more, every track a gem, a lot new, some more familiar, any fan of QUALITY sixties soul and pop will love this album, and series.
buy it and love it forever
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5.0 out of 5 stars superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 23 Nov 2010
AN ABSOLUTE CORKER OF A CD, WELL DONE ACE, THE BEST REISSUE LABEL AROUND.
LOADS OF GREAT TRACKS, MANY UNFAMILIAR AND WITH MARVELLOUS NOTES FOR US AMERICAN GOLDEN AGE
FANATICS. VOL 2 IS ALSO BRILLIANT!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Berns part two 1 April 2010
By A. L. Mussari - Published on Amazon.com
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Simply, if you have an interest in this type of music and it's production then this shouild be in your collection.
If your looking for greatest hits this is not your stop.
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