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  • Audio CD (18 Mar. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rare Rockin Records
  • ASIN: B00BFCJLFM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,167 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Popsicles And IciclesThe Murmaids 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Hey, Little StarAnn-Margret 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Without YouMichael Landon 2:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Don't Let HimGloria Melbourne 2:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Cryin' On My PillowDorothy Berry 2:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. PebblesDorsey Burnette 2:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Football Season's OverShelley Fabares 2:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Ain't Gonna Cry No MoreGwen Stacey 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. My One And Only Jimmy BoyThe Girlfriends 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. The Luckiest Girl In TownPat Powdrill 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Tears, RainFrankie Fanelli 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. If You Ever Need MeMargaret Mandolph 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. PlayboyThe Crickets 2:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Lost In WonderlandConnie Stevens 2:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. You Better Watch OutDorothy Berry 2:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. The Fool Of The YearJohnny Burnette 1:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. Lonely GirlGwen Stacey 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
18. Silly Little GirlMargaret Mandolph 1:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
19. I Think I'm Gonna CryGail Ganley 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
20. Are You Putting Me OnJerry Modine 2:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
21. Nothing Left To Do But CryMerry Clayton 2:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
22. Tell HimSuzy Wallis 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
23. The Prince Of My DreamsDotty & Kathy 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
24. The Brighter SideCarl Edwards 1:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
25. Give Thanks To A FriendGwen Stacey 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
26. Never Let Him GoJody Miller 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
27. For My SakeThe Girlfriends 1:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
28. Swingin' GatesThe Fencemen 2:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
29. No One Really Loves A ClownJohnny Crawford 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
30. Standin' On The CornerDorothy Berry 1:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
31. How Do You Say GoodbyeJody Miller 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
32. You'll Be Needin' MeThe Lettermen 2:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
33. You'll Be Needin' Me (Original Demo)David Gates 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Rare Rockin Records highly anticipated Third volume in their much revered Songwriter Masters Series , DAVID GATES The Early Years 1962-1967. In this third installment, we present an icon of the Industry in David Gates as we take a musical journey back to his Pre-Bread days as a Songwriter. Prior to being a member of Bread with whom he enjoyed numerous Hot 100 hits in the early 70s, David Gates had a music career that stretched back to 1957. He was a very well respected session musician who quickly stepped up to be both an arranger and producer. A singer in his own right; he was also a prolific songwriter. For the first time, we are bringing together the best of these songs ( as a songwriter), 33 in fact, from the golden years of 1962 through 1967. They include many girl group and northern soul rarities. Most of these rare 60s gems make their CD debut. Although his 70s output yielded more hits - 13 with Bread and 7 as a solo artist, this does not diminish the quality of David Gates 60s songs, as the 33 tracks featured on this CD clearly demonstrate. This set is headlined by his biggest song of the 60s: the Murmaids Popsicles And Icicles and continues with the best and rarest of the songs David Gates wrote in the 60s, from 1962 - 1967, as performed by the Crickets, the Lettermen, Johnny Crawford, Ann-Margret, Shelley Fabares, Connie Stevens, Jody Miller, Merry Clayton and many more. Accompanied by a 32 page booklet, featuring liner notes for all tracks and a David Gates career perspective from noted rock historian, Brian Gari. Many rare pictures and label scans complete this one of a kind package. 33 tracks in total! 6 in stereo.

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To the general 60's/70's music fan,the name David Gates simply means his hit group of the early 70's' Bread',but to devotees of the 60's Girl Group Sound,David Gates is one of the holy trio of 60's Girl Group Sound producers.alongside Phil Spector and Van McCoy-,responsible for some of the genre's jewels(The Girlfriend's thundering' My One&Only Jimmy Boy'-the Spector. imitation to end all Spector imitations to name just one)To Northern Soul fans, too he is a justly revered name,having been responsible for producing and/or writing such beloved Northern favourites as Margaret Mandolph's two treasures 'Something Beautiful' and 'If You Ever Need Me ' on his own great 'Planetary' label and Suzi Wallis' superlative 'Tell Him' on RCA.I've been waiting&hoping for a CD of David Gates' productions for years and now it's here.Many tracks are making their CD debut of course it's;so wonderful to have Margaret Mandolph's sublime rare beauty 'If You Ever Need Me' on CD at last and in great sound,but it's a little disappointing that the A side of Margaret's other 45' the equally,if not even more exquisite 'I Want To Make You Happy' isn't included-this track still hasn't made it to any CD I know of-I can understand not including her Northern classic 'Something Beautiful' as it has appeared on Northern Soul CD's but why not 'I Want To Make You Happy '? This is the one very slight complaint,though.Rare Rockin' Records should be eternally thanked for ,if nothing else,simply for putting Suzi Wallis' magnificent 'Tell Him'(not the Exciters song) on CD at last in fantastic sound;this is one of THE masterpieces of the Girl Group Sound,of 60's female Pop even,in my view; and David Gates once said he couldn't remember most of the records he produced in the 60's!Read more ›
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This man has the most awesome song writing talent. Listening to this album makes you realise how he was able to create the great sounds and success later with bread and his solo career. Very soulful and catchy ( a gem) !
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 May 2013
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Just to make clear that this review is for the cd and not the MP3 edition. This is a great cd (73.03mins.) of David Gates early work from 1962 to 67 from 'Rare Rockin' Records'. It comes with a fantastic 32 page colour booklet that has a wealth of pics and label scans along with track by track information. Overall, the sound quality is good - with most tracks taken from the master tapes and some tracks from disc dubs (one or two have a little distortion and sound slightly shallow). Most tracks are in mono and 6 are in stereo (Tracks - 2,3,13,16,29 & 32 are Stereo). As for the quality of music, this never really dips below 7/10 - most are very good with more than a handful of excellent tracks like 'If you ever need me' by Margaret Mandolph, 'I think i'm gonna cry' by Gail Ganley and 'Tell him' by Suzy Wallis. There is no real filler, there's even an unreleased demo by David 'You'll be needin' me'. Great compilation, recommended. 4.5 stars would be more accurate.
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By steve murphy on 10 Mar. 2015
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Item arrived promptly and was as decribed. Highly recommended
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