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  • Audio CD (12 Nov. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ace Records
  • ASIN: B000VZPQ0I
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,082 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran
  2. Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers
  3. Good Timin' - Jimmy Jones
  4. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Jimmie Rodgers
  5. Lucky Lips - Ruth Brown
  6. Be My Guest - Fats Domino
  7. Born to Be With You - The Chordettes
  8. Next Door to an Angel - Neil Sedaka
  9. If A Man Answers - Bobby Darin
  10. You Always Hurt the One You Love - Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
  11. Heartaches By the Number - Guy Mitchell
  12. Cradle of Love - Johnny Preston
  13. Kewpie Doll - Perry Como
  14. Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers
  15. Language of Love - John D. Loudermilk
  16. It Keeps Right On A - Hurtin' - Johnny Tillotson
  17. Everybody Loves a Lover - Doris Day
  18. Run to Him - Bobby Vee
  19. Got a Girl - The Four Preps
  20. Look for a Star - Garry Mills
  21. When My Little Girl Is Smiling - The Drifters
  22. Another Sleepless Night - Jimmy Clanton
  23. Poison Ivy - The Coasters
  24. High School Confidential - Jerry Lee Lewis
  25. Baby It's You - The Shirelles
  26. Moonlight Gambler - Frankie Laine
  27. Little Boy Sad - Johnny Burnette
  28. Dream Baby - Roy Orbison
  29. Burning Bridges - Jack Scott
  30. Sea of Heartbreak - Don Gibson

Product Description

* Long overdue and keenly anticipated, Ace are proud to finally announce the release of Volume 5 in this popular series.
* The "Radio Gold" range has been a top-seller for Ace since its inception in 1992 and the successful formula remains the same in this instance with yet another outstanding selection of American pop hits, that also topped the British charts between 1956-62; the Golden Age of US popular music.
* Chosen this time by an American compiler, Marty Wekser, the sound quality is superb, and the glorious package is enhanced with a lavishly illustrated colour booklet, featuring entertaining and informative notes from Tony Rounce and postively bursting with some gorgeous memorabilia.
* Please check-out the fab four previous volumes:

RADIO GOLD 1 (CDCHD 347)

RADIO GOLD 2 (CDCHD 446)

RADIO GOLD 3 (CDCHD 557)

RADIO GOLD 4 (CDCHD 810)

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Although I purchase almost all ACE compilations dedicated to the American
Rock & Roll era and usually classify them with 5 stars, this particular
fifth volume of Radio Gold was a must-buy because it holds 2 songs I
have never been able to find on any Golden Era compilation since the late
60's and I sure am a record collector! These are "If A Man Answers" by
Bobby Darin and "Language of Love" by John D. Loudermilk. Even on
specific Bobby Darin collections this song was never there and for John D.
you were forced to buy a "greatest hits" album with a lot of unkown
songs and rather expensive probably too much of a risk for only one song.
Now I've got them + another 28 songs some of which were also lacking in
my collection. A special mentioning for the original Lucky Lips by Ruth
Brown which sounds even better than the well known Cliff Richard version.
It's a lot more Rock & Roll like. The Drifters' "When My Little Girl Is
Smiling" can be heard for the first time in Stereo; the well known
"Burning Bridges" by the original artist (Jack Scott) is absolutely
beautiful and some other "rare" songs like Perry Como's Kewpie Doll and
Doris Day's "Everybody Loves A Lover" had to catch up with the "tough"
1958 hits by Elvis, Everly's, Fats Domino etc etc. and still made it
to the top 10. Another hint in the Rock & Roll era at its best was the
Frankie Laine hit "Moonlight Gambler". The rest are well known hits
especially if you were there during those wonderful years.
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Ace Records, the UK's leading reissue label, added this fifth volume to its popular series of late 50s, early 60s US Hot 100 hits in 2007. Whereas its predecessors contained mostly stateside hits, this release comprises 28 transatlantic chart contenders. The set features top pop, rock, folk, country, soul and rhythm & blues singles that were burning the charts by then big name stars such as Roy Orbison, Eddie Cochran, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Vee, Neil Sedaka, The Drifters, The Everlys, Perry Como and Bobby Darin. Being a stereo buff, I took particular delight in first time ever releases in true stereo of yesteryears' gems such as "You Always Hurt The One You Love" by Clarence "Frogman" Henry, "Burning Bridges" by the great Jack Scott, Perry Como's slightly rocking "Kewpie Doll" and Gerry Goffin & Carole King's 1962 world smash "When My Little Girl Is Smiling" as performed by The Drifters. Strangely enough, the label doesn't offer the listener the Jimmy Jones' classic "Good Timin'" in stereo. The latter can, however, be found on one of Eric Records' equally superb oldies compilations. As one always expects of Ace Records, the sound quality is pristine! The accompanying extensive booklet supplies you with first rate information on each and every track, photographies galore of artists and original record sleeves, all of which just add to the flavour. Ace all over again, Ace!!!
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To add to the other reviwer's glowing praise, I think this is the first time in the UK that Gary Mills 'Look for a Star' has been released on CD in the UK. Ace records releases are always out of the top drawer and their remastering is brilliant. Just one word to describe this series - Ace!
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some great tracks, some not usually found too often.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally got them after 40 years! 27 Nov. 2007
By Ronald Van Scherpenzeel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Although I purchase almost all ACE compilations dedicated to the American
Rock & Roll era and usually classify them with 5 stars, this particular
fifth volume of Radio Gold was a must-buy because it holds 2 songs I
have never been able to find on any Golden Era compilation since the late
60's and I sure am a record collector! These are "If A Man Answers" by
Bobby Darin and "Language of Love" by John D. Loudermilk. Even on
specific Bobby Darin collections this song was never there and for John D.
you were forced to buy a "greatest hits" album with a lot of unkown
songs and rather expensive probably too much of a risk for only one song.
Now I've got them + another 28 songs some of which were also lacking in
my collection. A special mentioning for the original Lucky Lips by Ruth
Brown which sounds even better than the well known Cliff Richard version.
It's a lot more Rock & Roll like. The Drifters' "When My Little Girl Is
Smiling" can be heard for the first time in Stereo; the well known
"Burning Bridges" by the original artist (Jack Scott) is absolutely
beautiful and some other "rare" songs like Perry Como's Kewpie Doll and
Doris Day's "Everybody Loves A Lover" had to catch up with the "tough"
1958 hits by Elvis, Everly's, Fats Domino etc etc. and still made it
to the top 10. Another hint in the Rock & Roll era at its best was the
Frankie Laine hit "Moonlight Gambler". The rest are well known hits
especially if you were there during those wonderful years.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace aces again 4 Jan. 2008
By Zub - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
With digital downloads eating away at the CD reissue market, for those who appreciate the packaging, sound quality and "hold-in-my-hand" satisfaction of the "traditional" CD, it is even more rewarding when a new quality reissue of oldies music comes to market. And Ace Records of the U.K. has been doing it as long, and most times, far better, than anyone else.

With this, the fifth installment of their popular "Radio Gold" series, they maintain the pace. Here are 30 more tracks of top-40 American pre-invasion tunes that also, with two exceptions, made the British charts. And while there are no chart failures here, the selection is not just the same old stuff heard ad nauseam on oldies radio. Johnny Preston's "Running Bear" follow-up hit "Cradle Of Love", Johnny Burnette's "Little Boy Sad" with its hint of a throwback to his less polished rockabilly tunes and the rarely found "Look For A Star" from Garry Mills (runner-up to Garry Miles' version) are just a few examples of the refreshing track selection here.

Living up to Ace's reputation for quality, these 30 tracks are in top-notch sound with half appearing in stereo (tracks 2,6,8-10,13,15,16,18,19,21,22,27-30) and are accompanied by a massive 24-page booklet packed with track info and pics. Even the booklet cover of vintage table radios is a fascinating memory trip.

For the casual fan of the pop-chart music of the era, this piece is a keeper and for the hard-core collector, while many of these tracks are out there in other places, this collection offers all the extras that no mere downloads could ever duplicate. While the notes state that this is the last in the series, they do leave open the possibility of further volumes. Let's all hope, as they did when they resurrected the "Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll" series, Ace will not let us, the insatiable collectors of the genre, suffer musical d.t.'s. Meanwhile, everyone can enjoy this (and other!) top-notch compilations from Ace.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a Believer 11 Jan. 2008
By Tin Tan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Radio Gold series is my desert island oldies collection. I got really excited when I saw the latest volume is out- it's been a long time coming. Every volume is just as good as the previous one, in its own way. The selection, the sound and the packaging are exemplary. The variety- rock, r&b, country, rockabilly, easy listening- takes you back to the time before radio was niche marketed. Don't know Ace does it, and I don't expect it will be any different with Vol. 5. That's right, I haven't heard the CD, but one look at the playlist tells me I'm going to love it.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Best Oldies Mix CD's I've found 12 Jan. 2008
By Tekwriter11 - Published on Amazon.com
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I have Radio Gold Vol one and it's been one of the favorite collection CD's I own. But number 5 has exceeded my expectations. The song and artist mix on this one is great! The quality, sound mix, layout of one song to the next is fantastic! The reason I haven't purchase #2-4 is that I already have CD's with those songs on them. I do have many of the same songs that are found on #5, but it's the others that are real nuggets on this gold collection. Even the lower chart-rank songs are good to great.

I have a Bobby Darren greatest hits CD, and it doesn't include If A Man Answers. Wow! This is one of his hits I'd completely forgotten. It only hit #32 on US chart! Why?! This one was worth my purchase alone. But there are others that I haven't seen on other mix CD's such as; You Always Hurt the One You Love - Clarence "frog man" Henry, Sea Of Heartbreak - Don Gibson, Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers version is one I had forgotten, and Burning Bridges - Jack Scott. But a good Drifters song When My Little Girl is Smiling adds a great touch, along with Good Timin - Jimmie Jones, C'mon Everybody - Eddie Cochran, High School Confidential - Jerry Lee Lewis, Be My Guest - Fats Domino, and Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers. In fact every song on #5 is very recognizable except one (for me). All are the original "radio" version but flawlessly remastered.

The one I didn't recognize but is a very listenable song? Got A Girl - The Four Preps. I never heard this song on the radio - never. So if you are an oldies freak like me, buy this CD. You won't be disappointed.
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 23 Mar. 2016
By Fritz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There were 4 or 5 songs that were well out of the realm of major hits. But the majority of them were genuine highlights of the Golden age of rock and roll. Well worth the purchase price. Quality of sound - very good.
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