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4.0 out of 5 stars A couple of niggles, 13 April 2011
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This review is from: The London American Story 1960 (Audio CD)
Overall, I really liked this set. The track selection is imaginative with a good mix of big hits, smaller hits and rarities. As with all these "out of copyright" releases you have to accept that they are not usually sourced from the original master tapes but only "Where Or When" by Dion and the Belmonts betrays its vinyl origins.

I do have a couple of niggles... let's face it I wouldn't be the miserable old curmudgeon that I am if I didn't have a couple of niggles!

This is supposed to be tracks released on the London American record label in 1960 but two of the tracks are not. "Hot Rod Lincoln" by Johnny Bond was not released in this country because of the problems of advertising (it mentions Lincolns, Cadillacs etc) so Mr Bond re-recorded the song for the UK market as "Hot Road Jalopy". This CD has the original US version.

Second niggle? Shirley & Lee's "Let The Good Times Roll" is the original 1956 Aladdin version not the 1960 Warwick re-recording that was released on London.

As I said, only little niggles and - to be fair - the versions used are superior to the ones that should have been included (IMHO).
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Initial post: 24 May 2012 10:24:12 BDT
WPW says:
On my copy of this CD, purchased in May 2012, the Shirley & Lee track is definitely the 1960 remake, not the Aladdin original - inferior but correct in the context of this compilation. So I guess One Day Music have rectified the error on subsequent manufacturing runs since your review of over a year ago.
The Johnny Bond remains as per the US version, but as you say, that's preferable anyway!
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