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on 31 December 2013
Now that the fifty year copyright restriction has now been passed, there are so many of these compilation albums to be bought at a steal that it is really hard to know which ones to choose. I have a considerable number of them, and so far I have to say that this Everest collection is probably the most disappointing. Everest were not a major player in the pop music industry, having their foundations firmly rooted in classical music - and it shows. The fifty recordings selected here from the period from 1959 and 1962 most are pleasant enough, to be sure, but there are very few standout tracks that one would want to play again and again. There are a small handful of marquee performers in this collection - King Curtis, Ketty Lester, Patsy Cline, Billy Grammer and The Danleers are represented here, but, for the rest, the names of the others are generally as obscure as their performances are unmemorable. If you have become conscious in recent times that you have little or no material in your collections by the likes of Dolly Dawn, The Boulevards, Doris Payne, Pepe La Stanza or The Baker Brothers, then this 2 CD collection will help fill the void. However, if you are looking for a whole number of "gee whiz" tracks that you will want to come back to again and again, then you may well want to pass this one over and trawl through the other many compilations that are now on offer at a similar knocked-down price.
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1959-1962 contains 50 RIGINAL RECORDINGS
by the original artists.
It is on 2 CDS BUT Amazon have `scrunched' all the tracks and artists together which makes it hard to see which artist is by which track and vice versa.
So I've cleaned it up and spaced it out for you.
Grab these discs while you can because next year the laws on copy write will tighten up and fall in line with the Americans (God Bless `em).
(Now all we need to do is for them to stop putting region 2 on UK DVD releases to compensate?)

If you are cutting and pasting ignore the last track on CD2



1. Runnin' Wild - Dolly Dawn
2. Billy Boy - Jimmy Isle
3. You Say! - Ronny Douglas
4. No One But You - The Lions
5. Jay Walk - King Curtis
6. Heartbroken - Clyde Pitts
7. All Summer Long - Billy Bryan
8. Chop, Chop Hole In The Wall - The Boulevards
9. Passion Flower - Cecile Devile
10. Does My Heartache Show - Jimmy Byron
11. Rick-A-Chick - Joe Seneca
12. I Said Goodbye To My Love - Ketty Lester
13. Foolish - The Danleers
14. My Mind's Made Up - The Renowns
15. I Can't Forget - Patsy Cline
16. Billy Goat - The Baker Brothers
17. Independence Day Hora - Wild Bill Davis & Charlie Shavers
18. Carole - Billy Scott
19. Slippin' And Sloppin' (Part 1) - The Supertones
20. Yella Shoes - The "4" Deuces
21. Big Big Dream - Billy Grammar
22. You Don't Have To Be A Tower Of Strength - Gloria Lynne
23. Trees - The Baysiders
24. Like A Waterfall - The Curls
25. I Found My Baby - The Lexingtons


1. I Don't Want' a- Patsy Cline
2. It Figures - Jimmy Isle
3. The Lone Prairie - King Curtis
4. What A Wonderful Lover - Doris Payne
5. Wild One - The Renown's
6. Open Up Your Arms - Randy Lee
7. Delores - The Boulevards
8. Slippin' And Sloppin' (Part 2) - The Supertones
9. Take A Dream - Jackie Walker
10. Blue Moon - The Bel-Aire Girls
11. She's My Date - Pepe La Staza
12. Bonnie - Billy Bryan
13. Mississippi - Jimmy Byron
14. Forty Days And Forty Nights - Joe Seneca
15. Queen For A Day - Ketty Lester
16. When My Baby Went Away - The Lexingtons
17. Sheila - The Baker Brothers
18. You'll Come Back - Ronny Douglas
19. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking - Randy Lee
20. I Know Love - Gloria Lynne
21. How High The Moon -
The Raymond Scott Orchestra
22. Pier 34 - Ralph Young
23. I'm Looking Around - The Danleers
24. I Could Have Danced All Night - Cécile Devile
25. So Tired - Russ Morgan
26. Wide Awake - Stevie D'Or and The Dockers
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on 7 August 2013
With most of this stuff first time on CD this is like digging for gold.The first thing you come up with is one Billy Bryan who was later known as Gene Pitney.
The label licensed from 4 Star which is how Patsy Cline ended up here.
More musical failure than hits though Gloria Lynne had a couple in 1963-the year the label signed up Troy Shondell
These ONE DAY CDs are aimed squarely at collectors and there's real gems here including post Sun JIMMY ISLE
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on 31 August 2013
I think the earlier review of this set is spot-on. Although I love out &out rock'n'roll etc., I am a sucker for good melodies and these two cds include a number of such tunes. Some of the productions are of the highest quality. Perhaps I'm a real "saddo", but I think the final track ( Russ Morgan ) is a blinder ! So much like a Busby Berkeley number from the 1930's.
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on 29 February 2016
this one took me by surprise, i wasn't expecting a lot but was i wrong not a dud track here ,most of 'em i did 'nt know bit a damn good set ,buy it !
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on 20 February 2017
It's good to hear some different tracks by King Curtis, Billy Grammar, Patsy Cline and Gene Pitney under another name.
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on 13 November 2013
I only buy music from the late 50s & 60s That was my happy days in life.,So many memories ups & downs But the music kept me going...Thanks from a 60s Teenager
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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 13 February 2015
Thumbs up - love these compilations, songs known and new discoveries.
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on 27 December 2013
great.bit of oldies music, Love this old stuff this sort of sound will always be around. it is always nice to here
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