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  • Audio CD (26 May 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B001UXJQC4
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 221,157 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

2. Your Love - LEWIS REED
3. I'll Cry Instead - JOE COCKER
4. It's My Time - THE MYNAH BIRDS
5. Dream Baby - CHERILYN
6. Stop Calling Me Baby - DANNY LEE
7. The Stones I Throw - LEVON AND THE HAWKS
8. Please Let Me Love You - THE BEEFEATERS
9. The New Recruit - MICHAEL BLESSING
10. I Can Fly - THE HERD
11. In The Midnight Hour - THE PIGEONS
12. Outside Lookin' In - J.J. CALE
13. Prison Break - THE PARAMOURS
14. You Made Me Fall - MARTY BALIN
15. Rumble Stilts Skins - ARTHUR LEE AND THE LAG'S
16. Follow Me - LYME & CYBELLE
17. Crazy Like A Fox - LINK CROMWELL
18. Groovy Little Susie - BO PETE
19. Can't Let Her See Me Cry - MARK ROBINSON
20. Little Girl In The Cabin - FLIP SLOAN
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Product Description

* After "You Heard IT Here First", featuring original versions of songs that went on to become classic hits for others, we now introduce its sister serie'.

* "You Heard Them Here First" features early - and, in most cases, the 1960s debut - recordings of 24 legends of rock, most of them on CD for the first time.

* Here you can hear iconic singer songwriters like Dan Penn and Neil Young, cult heroes such as PF Sloan, Lou Reed and Lee Hazlewood and future global superstars Cher, David Bowie and Rod Stewart at the dawn of long and extensive careers - sounding, in many cases, no different to how they sounded once they achieved worldwide fame.

* Superstars often shun their early work as inferior, but we have included only recordings that display those involved in a favourable light, so we are sure that this CD will cause no embarrassment to anyone featured.

* Oh, yes - in case you were wondering, there'll be a second volume of "You Heard It Here First" in early 2010.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Gerard Hennessy on 9 Jun. 2009
Format: Audio CD
Apart from the music itself, two things are of tremendous interest to many music fans. One is the age old question "whatever happened to...". The other is "what were they like before they were famous?". If the latter question intrigues you, then you will certainly be interested in this rather excellent new CD from Ace. Within it you will find 24 early cuts by the likes of David Bowie, Neil Young , The Byrds and Gram Parsons, to mention just four of the pre-fame performers whose performances it contains.

So who else is on board? No marks for spotting the likes of JJ Cale, Arthur Lee, Long John Baldry, and Marty Balin (Jefferson Airplane), as they retained the same stage name they started out with. And you could easily guess the `real' identity of both Lewis Reed and Cherilyn. However, much harder to identify are Neil Young, Crazy Horse, Warren Zevon, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, The Band, Lenny Kaye and Lee Hazlewood. Or perhaps I should say The Mynah Birds, The Rockets, Lyme & Cybelle, The Rising Sons (twice), The Hawks, Link Cromwell and Mark Robinson respectively. For these are indeed they.

And what about the music? In a word, fascinating! While it is relatively easy to see the roots of what they would later become in the early work of The Byrds (as The Beefeaters), Gram Parsons (International Submarine Band), and Joe Cocker (as himself), many others needed to carry out a quite significant reinvention of themselves before finding fame, fortune and breakthrough success. So, here we have the younger Marty Balin as a teen idol! Bill Medley (pre Righteous Brothers) doing a very decent Coasters-type impression in The Paramours. And what price the high speed garage punk of The Pigeons?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Howard Griffiths on 9 July 2009
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I'm all always interested to find out the history of a song or the early days of a singer/group, the enclosed booket is a wealth of information, they always are from ACE RECORDS ,This c/d fits the bill for me.
Worth adding to the collection.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 4 Aug. 2009
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At one time you only read about the early records of Lou Reed,Neil Young or P F Sloan but since the CD Age more of these recordings are finding their way onto thematic CDs.In the States material like this was relegated to budget labels ie Lou Christie,Frankie Valli,Gene Pitney,Johnny Rivers
Lou Reed followed his late 50s debut as a doowopper with the Shades and the Primitives by cutting a mass of high school pop for Pickwick which so far is unavailable in the U K
This CD though is not available in the States and is an import there.
However the Rising Sons are not the real ones and were never available in England under this name until recently when an aborted album credited to the Rising Sons appeared on CD with the names Taj Mahal,Ry Cooder & Jesse Lee Kincaid added.They were phased out for the solo careers of the 3 founders
The real Rising Sons DID have a single issued in the U K and were a group produced by Shel Talmy for the Amy label with a 3rd one on Swan which became a Northern Soul hit of sorts.
There's next to nothing about them on the Internet but both Rising Sons recorded a different Goffin King song
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Important As An Historical Account Of The Early Days Of Some Major Artists 21 Aug. 2012
By AvidOldiesCollector - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
In 2008 Ace came out with You Heard It Here First, a compilation of some memorable songs from the Golden Age which were performed by artists other than those for whom they became big hits. They then followed that up in 2010 with a second volume. In both, besides hearing some pretty good renditions that failed to make headway on any charts mostly for reasons other than the quality of the delivery, you get liner notes that are tantamount to a detailed musical history, most of which reveals some surprising as well as fascinating facts.

Sandwiched between those two was this release in 2009 which brings you, not so much especially memorable songs in any way, but rather tunes by artists who went on to bigger and better things, usually under entirely different names. The Mynah Birds from Toronto, for example, who functioned from 1964 to 1967, never produced an album, but served as a vehicle for the honing of skills of people like Neil Young, Rick James, John Taylor and Rickman Mason, as well as, towards the end of their existence, one Neil Merryweather.

The Hawks, the artists in track 7 by the way, became, of course, Ronnie Hawkins' backup group in Toronto and later gained fame as The Band. Davie Jones went on to greater fame as David Bowie while Michael Blessing (under his real name of Nesmith) became part of The Monkees, Cherlyn went on to fame as Cher with then husband, Sonny Bono, Marty Balin would later help form Jefferson Airplane/Starship, while The International Submarine Band was the home of both Gram Parsons and John Nuese.

This is the sort of information you will get from the extensive liner notes written by Rob Finnis and Tony Rounce. I'm not going to spoil it by revealing any more here. The thing is, like the two volumes mentioned above did with songs, this is a pure historical account of the development of some of the biggest artists of that era. Don't look at it any other way and you won't be disappointed.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Sometimes The Original Really Is Better 18 July 2012
By Boomer - Published on Amazon.com
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I hope this series continues. It is great fun and a learning experience to play the original recordings of songs I have heard only by other artists or to hear popular artists sing lesser known songs. I have all three and keep looking for #4.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
in the beginning 16 Jun. 2010
By Jay Boco - Published on Amazon.com
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A fine example of how personalized musical tastes can be. It seems that to enjoy this disc one must first appreciate obscure releases that weren't worthy of mass marketing and probably be over 50 years old. Don't know how long I'll listen to it but it fulfilled the craving for more rock history. Some of these were already known by me but many were never heard before. But, one can't enjoy this if hits are the songs you desire to hear. It was recently opined that the rerelease of Exile on Main Street could have sold many more if there were hits on it. But with only 2 charting singles the average music fan, not a Stones fan, would steer clear of it. If they'd never heard it before that rejection is a mistake. Here as well, not purchasing this, if you're more than a listener looking for familiarity, is a mistake. The music is by and large above average and the history is massive.
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