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The Songs Of Pomus & Shuman
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The Songs of Pomus & Shuman, 75 Original Classics, NOT3CD139

One of the most important rock and roll writing teams of the late 1950s and early1960s, Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman composed more than 500 songs between 1958 and 1965. Mort Shuman composed the music and Doc Pomus wrote the lyrics, they achieved their greatest success writing for The Drifters and Elvis Presley, who recorded more than 20 of their songs.

Between 1959 and 1961 they provided The Drifters with hit songs that included "This Magic Moment," "Save the Last Dance for Me," and "Sweets for My Sweet."

Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman also began writing songs for Elvis Presley including "Surrender," "Little Sister," "Suspicion" "Marie's the Name of His Latest Flame" and "Viva Las Vegas"

This new 3 CD set has running times of CD1 59.47; CD2 58.46 & CD3 60.13. The line notes are by regular Michael Healthy. Illustrated with 10 small black & white photographs inside and portrait on cover. This looks and sounds great with The Songs of Mann & Weil, NOT3CD142.

CD1 covers 1956-1962; CD2 covers 1955-1962 & CD3 covers 1956-1961. The late 1950s features heavily as does 1960. For those who like familiar names you will know Elvis; Bobby Darin; Cliff; Billy; James/Jimmy Darren & the ever young Jess Conrad singing the title song from his film Rag Doll.

Another excellent song writers compilation from Not now Music and at a very very reasonable price. Sound transfers very clear throughout.
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Hidden Gems from two great song writers . There must be plenty of "bubbling under"recordings here at a modest price {must buy a "BILLBOARD 100" on of these days} Excellent UK& US recordings to enjoy "A" & "B" sides.

Just one moan , which won't cause me to any deductions in "stars". I wish NOT Music would alter their design in their presentation of these albums , the track listing on a grey background , white writing and the Artist in red , very dazzling to read under almost any light , if they were not listed here on Amazon it would be a job knowing what's on track listing .
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on 12 April 2014
A lot of artist bring a lot of nice songs and hits. Certainly a number of songs will bring back memories. The quality of the sound is good.
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on 22 March 2014
These composers amazed me with their variety and success. I knew about half the songs so the ones I did not know were great to hear. I only came by this CD through browsing and had never heard their names before.
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on 19 March 2014
great songs from artists most people only had A sides

Good to hear some B sides sound well with lesser known artists
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For all lovers of this music this is a brilliant CD to be played often. I would highly recommend this.
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Pomus & Shuman are amongst the best songwriters of the rock 'n' roll era. They rate comparably with Leiber and Stoller and this set contains their best works. A must for any rock 'n' roll fan
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on 13 December 2014
a great 3 cd collection of 75 tracks by the original artists. this complements a 2 cd set I have which contains a lot of alternative versions of their songs.
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on 9 December 2014
I haven't heard most of the songs yet, but the ones I have are hot! Doc Pomus wrote some great stuff!
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on 29 June 2015
They wrote a lot of songs that Elvis performed so enjoyed very much.
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