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The London American Label Year By Year: 1962 CD

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  • Audio CD (28 Jun. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace Records
  • ASIN: B003LFIP26
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,138 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. (AIN'T THAT) JUST LIKE ME - The Coasters
2. THE LOCO-MOTION - Little Eva
3. A CERTAIN GIRL - Ernie K-Doe
4. I'VE BEEN TWISTIN' - Jerry Lee Lewis
5. HE'S OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER - The Crickets
6. THE CROWD - Roy Orbison
7. THE SWISS MAID - Del Shannon
8. BIG BIG LOVE - Carol Connors
9. STRANGER ON THE SHORE - The Drifters
10. FREE ME - Robert Knight
11. MONSTER MASH - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt Kickers
12. PRETTY SUSY SUNSHINE - Larry Finnegan
13. HERE IT COMES AGAIN - The Chantels
14. WHAT'D I SAY PARTS 1 & 2 - Bobby Darin
15. ECSTASY - Ben E King
16. BUT NOT FOR ME - Ketty Lester
17. JUST A LITTLE BIT SWEET - Charlie Rich
18. DRUMS ARE MY BEAT - Sandy Nelson
19. I'LL WAIT FOREVER - Anita Wood
20. JAMBALAYA - Fats Domino
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Product Description

* Ace's highly acclaimed year-by year overview of the great American music that came out in the UK (and elsewhere) on the London label continues apace.

* The contents of the 1962 volume embrace teen, country, early soul, R&B, rock'n'roll, instrumentals and comedy and accurately sum up the label's entire output for that year (166 singles in total). Many of the era's biggest names are featured, and several of the biggest hits.

* The tracks also demonstrate how American music was adapting itself to the demise of rock`n'roll in the pre-Beatlemania years in diverse ways.

* Of the 28 tracks, only four have previously been released on Ace. Additionally, 18 of the tracks are presented directly from the same tapes that were used to manufacture the original London 45s.

* This is sure to please everyone who bought the previous two volumes. The next volume to be issued later this year, will be Ace's first backward dip as we turn the spotlight onto 1959.

Also available:
THE LONDON AMERICAN LABEL 1960: CDCHD 1237
THE LONDON AMERICAN LABEL 1961: CDCHD 1249

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 July 2010
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Third in the series so far and even better. As usual from 'Ace' the 24 page colour booklet, the sound quality are excellent. The music on this cd is superb, what strength in depth. All the usual giants are present and sound fantastic; Roy Orbison, Del Shannon, the Drifters etc. Good to hear songs by other great artists such as the Chantels, Ketty Lester, Ernie K Doe and Charlie Gracie. My favourites are 'Pretty susy Sunshine' Larry Finnegan, the wonderful 'Just a little bit sweet' Charlie Rich, 'She's a troublemaker' the Majors (what a fantastic voice Ricky Cordo had) but the cherry on top for me is 'Ecstasy' by Ben E King which is worth the admission price alone. Don't delay buy today!
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The idea of putting out former "London American" singles in year by year form has long been called for. And here not only has ACE (UK) done so, but these are all the original single versions too, in their as released mono sound. It would be great if once all the years are dealt with, a second or third offering for each year is offered too, as there are thousands of records to choose from.

For me personally, "Drums Are my Beat" by Sandy Nelson in crisp clear mono was reason enough to buy this disc, as until now the only mono versions I could find were those mixed down from the fake stereo LP take and sounded like two pianos were playing.

Track 1 I'd never heard of before, the Coasters in the 1960s, giving a typical 60s funky sort of sound, quite unlike anything I'd heard from them before, not my thing but others will enjoy it.

Track 2 "Locomotion" needs no introduction, great clear sound reproduction of what is now an early 60s classic.

Track 3 is Ernie "K" Doe and is called "A Certain Girl", this is another slice of that soul/funky style the Americans were putting out at the time.

Track 4 is not one of Jerry Lee Lewis' greatest records, but is not bad either. "I've Been Twistin" jumping on the dance bandwagon.

Track 5 is more typical early 60s pop in the Bobby Vee style etc., The Crickets "He's Old Enough To Know Better" was another I'd not heard in years.

Track 6 is Roy Orbison's "the Crowd" also typical Big O ballad style.

Track 7 is well Known enough, Del Shannon's "Swiss Maid", more 60's pop with a beat.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ken on 2 Oct. 2011
1962 just before the 60's started to swing, just before the Beatles, woodstock, hippies, the pill, the vietnam war etc, back when music did'nt take itself too seriously ! The tracks on this CD are in glorious mono they way they were meant to be heard. 1962 was effectively the closing stage of the great rock'n'roll era just as Dylan said "the times they are a changing". However put this CD on close your eyes and you'll be transported back to that simpler gentler world. This is rock'n'roll in its purest form mixed with some beautiful ballads - all original tracks by original artists. I fully intend to buy the rest of the years available in this series! And as a bonus the linear notes booklet that comes with the CD is awesome !! BUY BUY BUY BUY !!!!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By the bongo man on 18 Sept. 2010
This third CD in the series brings together another eclectic selection of tracks released in the UK on the London American label. Some are familiar, but there are some undiscovered gems too. Great listening. I will be collecting the whole series as each new one becomes available. Highly recomended.
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