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You Heard It Here First! Volume 2
You Heard It Here First! Volume 2
Price: 12.86

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace do it again, 3 Mar 2010
Ace records have once again produced a great CD that all serious collectors of music will want in their collection. Just because thse songs were not hits by the original artist, it doesn't mean that they are inferior, in most cases (but not all) they are every bit as good. In many cases they are album track or B sides that somebody has picked up on, recorded it, and had a hit. This collection, like the first volume showcases the talent of the original artist/s. Of the two dozen songs on this CD comes comes a few surprises, none more so than the 1939 original of the lion sleeps tonight by Soloman Linda. As always the booklet that comes with this CD gives an insight how an unknown South Afican record could end up as a huge hit for the Tokens and latterly Tight Fit, via Pete Seeger. There are a lot of gems on this CD, too many to list. The best thing to do is buy a copy, a serious collector will not reget it

Acquired Taste
Acquired Taste
Price: 11.71

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard to define, 1 Mar 2010
This review is from: Acquired Taste (Audio CD)
It's not country, it's not pop, and it's certainly not rock. Deldert McClinton's work over the decades has been hard to catagorize because you simply don't know what's coming up next. This latest CD from Mr McClinton showcases a jazzier side to his vocal style with a bit of blues thrown in for good measure and without a doubt his voice does justice to the genre. My main critisism of this CD is that after the first track, an updated version of "Shortin bread" which is rather catchy, the rest of the CD seems to be less up beat and after the first few tracks you start wanting the next to be a different tempo. This I feel let's the CD down because while it's a good background CD to play at dinner parties, it will struggle to get your toes tapping. Die hard McClinton fans will love it. But for people who buy on a whim it may take longer to accquire the taste. it's OK but nothing great.

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