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4.0 out of 5 stars Something Good, 4 April 2012
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This is a very good compilation from 'Ace' records, it's the third instalment of the Goffin and King songbook series and there's no let up in the quality of tracks on offer nor the sound quality - excellent. The cd is 67.31mins long and comes with a 24 page colour booklet which has info on each track - it's an enjoyable read. The tracks (1961 - 67) are a mix of well known artists singing well known songs mixed with more obscure musical gems such as Bunny Siglers foot stomping version of 'Will you love me tomorrow' (which uses the same backing track as the Len Barry version). Other tracks which standout are 'You're my girl' by The Tokens - what a great group they were and the more obscure yet beautiful 'The time for us' by Bobby Golsboro. Overall a very good compilation for both casual listeners and serious music lovers.

Note: Track 1. 'At the club' by The Drifters is the 'Mono single mix' - it sounds sparse, crisp and punchy - fantastic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 July 2014
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Just as I expected. Thank you
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3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3rd time round, 5 April 2012
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Volume 2 was ruined by the inclusion of the Hollies' version of Honey & Wine when the American original should have been used instead-the Back Porch Majority-or even the only U K singles version by A Fair Set on the Decca label.This is a song which was totally wasted as both the Hollies and Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders were only album tracks and the Back Porch Majority was never issued here as well as the A Fair Set not being plugged anywhere and come to think of it not on any CD either.
The version of You're My Girl is possibly the original of this song if the 1964 date is right as it was 1966 before the Rising Sons and its unknown of to anyone The Rising Sons SOUNDED like the Tokens and made 2 singles on the Amy label produced by Shel Talmy probably on a visit from the U K after the Who and the Kinks.
Again nothing on CD but Tony Gallo of the Rising Sons is on the Swan Northern Soul comp.The song was later revived by Randy & the Rainbows in the 80s.
And even in these times of experts (like Ace) no one knows just who the Rising Sons were
The first volume of the Goffin King Songbook includes another set of Rising Sons who were Taj Mahal,Jessie Lee Kincaid and Ry Cooder and cut an album before the label dumped it in the vaults for some daft reason .Finally it came out with the credit Taj Mahal & the Rising Sons and included the song Take A Giant Step which the Monkees made famous making 2 lots of unrelated Rising Sons doing a different Goffin King song
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