Actually these songs had been around for years released as singles and as bonus songs on various '60s movie soundtrack albums. I was a very happy camper when RCA finally released these songs together on an album as had been the original idea back in '63-'64. This is my personal favorite of all the single disk compilations released since his death in '77. If you don't already have it and you're thinking of getting it, buy it NOW. RCA is deleting it soon(if they haven't already done so).