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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Monument Records are best known for releasing early Roy Orbison records but they had a much wider span of music and a pretty long run as a label. This latest issue is a winner both for the feel of the late 1950s and early 1960s and the sound transfers make for easy listening. The liner notes are informative and the artwork attractive with some small photographs of the artists included.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 5 July 2014
I really enjoyed this compilation. I've been impressed with all of the One - Day Music series, but this one seems a little different for some reason. Obviously the 6 Orbison tracks are well known, as are the Billy Grammer items ( two of them anyway ), and one of my all-time fave doo-wops "That Lucky Old Sun" is here with the usual batch of relatively unknown artistes and recordings. Very diverse, and there are some nice instrumentals, incl. Hawaiian & South American arrangements.Hearing "The Thing" transported me back to my Childrens Favourites days- wonderful!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 August 2014
Yes, we all know what Roy Orbison did! No doubt his tracks have always outdone anything Monument produced, but check out the Velvets. Orbison himself discovered them and brought them to Monument. They were four high school students with their English teacher Virgil Johnson from West Texas; very unusual territory for doo-wop. "Tonight (Could Be The Night)" was their smash hit in 1960, featured here. Their other tracks were and are very underrated; "Lana" was cut by Orbison himself.

Other notable tracks here are "Tobacco Road" by Bobby Brinkley; not the original, but I admit is quite good. I like it even better than the commercial Nashville Teens version later in 1964. Bob Moore's instrumental "Mexico" was a Top Ten hit in 1962; his orchestra offered the backing on many of the label's tracks.

Anyway, good overview of the Monument label!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 27 April 2014
Good compilation , good quality of mastering. Only downside is the poor liner notes. I guess I am spoilt when I see the offerings put out by other companies and the liner notes are not very comprehensive, they are better than none but....
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on 4 March 2015
A mix of early 60s music ,pop,blues ,soul middle of road stuff but good value as there are some gems on it
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on 17 July 2014
A very good collection of oldies, which is good to reminisce with. Good value for money.
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on 6 September 2014
Excellent.
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on 22 September 2014
love it
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on 15 December 2014
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 May 2014
First look at the playlist makes you think 'Roy Orbison and some others'. It's not quite that but the Big O's tracks outshine the rest. The Velvets and Billy Grammer are the pick of the rest, which is a little more MOR than I would have expected.
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