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  • Audio CD (9 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B00D7YTOS0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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The story of Scepter Records is one of perseverance - the dogged mentality of founder Florence Greenberg dragged the label to prominence in the late Fifties and early Sixties when it looked like it would never get off the ground. Sceptor finally cracked the big time in 1960 with the Shirelles hit 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow' and went on to introduce some of the most famous artists of the era. This two-disc collection includes a host of her most influential moments, including Dionne Warwick, Joey Dee & The Starliters and Del Marino.

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CD1 1. Soldier Boy - The Shirelles 2. Didn't I Tell You - Tommy Hunt 3. Don't Make Me Over - Dionne Warwick 4. Don t Believe Him Donna - Lenny Miles 5. Why Why Why - Don Crawford & The Escorts 6. Uh Oh - The Imps 7. To Make A Long Story Short - Eddie & The Starlites 8. Hasten Jason - The Singing Roulettes 9. Helplessly - Jackie Hayes 10. Face Of An Angel - Joey Dee & The Starliters 11. Boys - The Shirelles 12. Who's Gonna Mention My Name - Lonnie Sattin 13. Faded Roses - Matthew Reid 14. Take It Easy Baby - Rufus Beacham 15. If You See Bill - Tammy Montgomery 16. Human - Tommy Hunt 17. Symbol Of Love - The Titones 18. Seymour - Lori Rogers 19. Jimmy's In A Hurry - Valli 20. Dedicated To The One I Love - The Shirelles CD2 1. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles 2. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - Tommy Hunt 3. Ugly Duckling - Don Crawford & The Escorts 4. That'll Get It - The Imps 5. Pretty Little Girl - Eddie & The Starlites 6. Shimmy Baby - Joey Dee & The Starliters 7. The In-Between Years - James MacArthur 8. Invisible - Lenny Miles 9. I Smiled Yesterday - Dionne Warwick 10. No Man Is King - Rufus Beacham 11. Baby It's You - The Shirelles 12. Cupid's Arrow - Del Marino 13. Goddess Of Love - Lee Mareno With The Regents 14. It's Mine - Tammy Montgomery 15. Wouldn't It Be Goin' Steady - The Singing Roulettes 16. I'm Your Soldier Boy - Soldier Boys 17. So Lonely - Tommy Hunt 18. It's Love That Really Counts - The Shirelles 19. The Movies - The Titones 20. Summertime - Rufus Beacham

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HISTORY:

Scepter Records was founded by Florence Greenberg in 1958. This label introduced America to some of the most influential R&B artists of the century. With the addition of subsidiary Wand Records in 1961, Greenberg would create her own musical dynasty in the heart of New York City. The label’s first release, Why Why Why/Ugly Duckling by Don Crawford & The Escorts did not chart. This marked the beginning of the Scepter era. Success came when the single Will You Love Me Tomorrow by the Shirelles shot to Number 1 in US and No. 5 in UK. The Shirelles started with Decca with no success and was giving up. It was Greenberg who convinced them to persevere. Another new artist was Joey Dee & The Starliters. But it was unfortunate that their biggest hit Peppermint Twist was on another label. Shirelles continued with another No. 1 hit Soldier Boy. Another major find on Scepter was Dionne Warwick. With Warwick on board, Scepter moved to new offices on West 54th Street in Manhattan, later home to the infamous Studio 54, and continued to register hits from names like BJ Thomas, Ronnie Milsap through the rest of the 60s and early 70s. But in 1976 Greenberg sold the label to Springboard International, and decided to retire as a housewife. In 1995, Florence Greenberg passed away, but has left an indelible mark on the US music industry. From downtown Manhattan, she made a success of her label through sheer hard work and perseverance, helping introduce some of the most famous artists of the era. With her record label as her scepter, Florence Greenberg went from pauper to Queen during the 60s and 70s. This 2 CD collection includes a host of her most influential moments.

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This 2 CD set contains 40 songs on Scepter from 1961 – 1962.
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SOLDIER BOY THE SCEPTOR RECORDS STORY 1961 - 1962
contains 40 great tracks now in the public domain which means that the rights are any ones.
This is a chance to buy a whole lot of original recordings tracks for a fiver.

This is not a review but Amazon have 'lumped' all the tracks together making it hard for a person to actually see what's on the CDs
So I ve cleaned it foe you and made it easier to read.

If you cut and paste please ignore track 21 on disc two!

Their greatest hit and breakthrough was probably in 1960 with the Shirelles hit 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?'
But the rest are really worth listening to and at this price are great value/

CD1

1. Soldier Boy - The Shirelles
2. Didn't I Tell You - Tommy Hunt
3. Don't Make Me Over - Dionne Warwick
4. Don't Believe Him Donna - Lenny Miles
5. Why Why Why - Don Crawford & The Escorts
6. Uh Oh - The Imps
7. To Make A Long Story Short - Eddie & The Starlites
8. Hasten Jason - The Singing Roulettes
9. Helplessly - Jackie Hayes
10. Face Of An Angel - Joey Dee & The Starliters
11. Boys - The Shirelles
12. Who's Gonna Mention My Name - Lonnie Sattin
13. Faded Roses - Matthew Reid
14. Take It Easy Baby - Rufus Beacham
15. If You See Bill - Tammy Montgomery
16. Human - Tommy Hunt
17. Symbol Of Love - The Titones
18. Seymour - Lori Rogers
19. Jimmy's In A Hurry - Valli
20. Dedicated To The One I Love - The Shirelles

CD2

1. Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
2. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - Tommy Hunt
3. Ugly Duckling - Don Crawford & The Escorts
4. That'll Get It - The Imps
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If you only know the Scepter label through its biggest names like the Shirelles, then this is an inexpensive introduction to the rest of its earlier (public domain restrictions) output. The sides are varied and interesting, although there aren't many I'd put in the category of forgotten gems. Novelty and pop mostly, less sophisticated than the better-known artist. It's also worth saying, for those who have been spoilt by the production values of the likes of Ace Records and Bear Family, that sound quality is no more than just-about-adequate for some tracks, so if you're expecting to luxuriate in the arrangements, anaylsing them piece by piece, think again, Buster. But there's a limit to how much you can complain at this price - even cheaper at a certain record shop at the time of writing. I was glad to hear it but I don't think I'll be returning to it very often.
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Scepter/Wand Records began in 1959 and the first single was called Ugly Duckling.So here is a pretty complete listing as appears on Global Dog.
The label ran till 1970 and licensed a lotta stuff such as the Kingsmen,the Guess Who and Mark Wynter.Maybe there'll be a Volume 2.
Precious little was issued in the U K and it passed from one licensee to another
So in other words no Chuck Jackson,Maxine Brown or B J Thomas
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Great albums from the 1960s love all music from that decade ,Because I was a 1960s Teenager.Music you could listen to..
Not like the rubbish played to-day
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Great label, so soulful, crisp, at times a touch of studio distortion, some classics and some new to my ears, love this labels output.
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