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This Is The Night: The End Records Story 1957 - 1962
This Is The Night: The End Records Story 1957 - 1962
Price: 4.08

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doo-wop delights, 27 Dec 2013
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If you're a doo-wop lover, this is by far the best of the bargain "one-label story" CDs now available. It includes a smattering of the familiar - Flamingos, Chantels, Little Anthony etc - plus plenty of seldom played rareties. It's particularly strong on ballads. If you haven't already got The Dreamlovers' "If I Should Lose You" in your collection, then it's worth shelling out on this CD for that track alone. Scarcely a dud among the 50 songs. A wonderful mixture of some of the very best doo-wop hits, plus others which deserved to be hits.


Turn Me Loose: The Chancellor Records Story (1957-1962)
Turn Me Loose: The Chancellor Records Story (1957-1962)
Offered by Giant Entertainment
Price: 3.82

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5.0 out of 5 stars BARGAIN DELIGHT, 29 April 2013
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Ridiculously cheap price for a perfect mix of well-known and little-known tracks from the pop side of rock and roll. A compilation in which even the songs that weren't hits deserved to have been! Chancellor recordings always benefited from high-quality arrangements, so there are no duds.
Perfect for listening in the car and bringing back all those memories. Or as an introduction to the Golden Age of pop!


Let It Be Me
Let It Be Me
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 10.39

5.0 out of 5 stars What you get...., 17 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Let It Be Me (Audio CD)
No, this is not highly-polished, glossily-produced Nina Simone, nor is it her ultra-ethnic persona, but for sheer from-the-heart no frills entertainment, this is hard to beat. It's impossible to resist singing along to the joyous and joyously short "Heaven Belongs to You" or to wallow in the maudlin interpretation of "Stars". Let's call some of the notes "interesting", rather than "wrong". The version of "My Baby Just Cares for Me" has an almost dirge-like quality and no-one's going to mistake it for the hit record. It's rough round the edges, in the same way as Jerry Lee Lewis's memorable live performances, but if that's how you like your music you will find this CD forever finding it's way on to your car player.


Saved: How an English Village Fought for Its Future... and Won
Saved: How an English Village Fought for Its Future... and Won
Price: 0.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Frightening, 3 Nov 2012
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The depth of duplicity by those involved in this scandal is frightening. The author is not afraid to name names and has come up with a real-life thriller. If you had any trust in public life, you may lose it after reading this expose.


Roberts R9993 3-Band Portable Radio
Roberts R9993 3-Band Portable Radio
Price: 16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, good sound, 30 July 2012
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A good buy for kitchen, bathroom or outdoor. Sound quality is better than with most radios of this size and it runs off inexpensive AA batteries.. Its big plus is the low-geared tuning, making it easy to lock-on to Medium Wave stations, which is often a problem with portables. The side-mounted on-off/volume control is awkwardly placed and the carrying strap possibly unnecessary, but overall this is a good product at a fair price.


Setting the Record Straight: The music and careers of recording artists from the 1950s and early 1960s ? in their own words
Setting the Record Straight: The music and careers of recording artists from the 1950s and early 1960s ? in their own words
by Anthony P. Musso
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!, 20 Sep 2011
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So many books about fifties music churn out the same tired old histories or rely too strongly on the author's personal tastes. I was delighted to find that this does neither, but offers more than 350 pages of straight-from-the-singer's-mouth quotes, intelligently garnered in interviews by the author, and giving fascinating insights into their careers. It may not thrill those whose rock'n'roll interest extends no further than Elvis/Chuck/Jerry Lee/Fats etc, but will engross all lovers of doo-wop, that most neglected form of fifties pop, surely unrivalled for portraying teenage angst. Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Martha of the Vandellas are among the 50 artists featured, but take them out and you are left with performers of whom many will not have heard, but who made major contributions to fifties and early sixties classics. Where do I start? There's Cleve Duncan of The Penguins, Harvey Fuqua of The Moonglows, the late Johnny Maestro of The Crests, Little Jo Cook of The Thrillers, Earl Speedo Carroll of The Cadillacs..... If you recognise these names you MUST buy this book. If you don't know them, take a chance. I don't think you will be disappointed.


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