CD Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 6 (CD 113996),
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Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll, Vol. 6

  • 1. Shirley - John Fred & His Playboy Band
    2. Come Go with Me - The Del Vikings
    3. Black Slacks - Joe Bennett
    4. Lollipop - Ronald & Ruby
    5. Ten Commandments of Love - Harvey & the Moonglows
    6. Love Bug Crawl - Jimmy Edwards
    7. Do You Want to Dance - Bobby Freeman
    8. Hard Times (The Slop) - Noble "Thin Man" Watts
    9. Imagination - The Quotations (stereo)
    10. I Wonder (If Your Love Will Ever Belong to Me) - The Pentagons
    11. At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama) - The El Dorados
    12. You're So Fine - The Falcons
    13. Tall Cool One - The Wailers
    14. Shape I'm In, The - Johnny Restivo (stereo)
    15. Little Star - The Elegants
    16. Lover Please - Clyde McPhatter (stereo)
    17. Charlena - Sevilles
    18. Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace
    19. Itchy Twitchy Feeling - Bobby Hendricks
    20. Priscilla - Eddie Cooley & The Dimples
    21. Hold Back the Tears - The Delacardos
    22. You Can Make It If You Try - Gene Allison
    23. Real Wild Child - I.V.A.N.
    24. Quarter to Four Stomp - The Stompers
    25. Don't You Just Know It - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns
    26. I'm Walkin' - Rick Nelson
    27. I Love an Angel - Little Bill & the Blue Notes
    28. Short Shorts - The Royal Teens
    29. Hide and Go Seek (Pt. 1) - Bunker Hill
    30. Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow - The Rivingtons (stereo)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 650

  • Credits

    Liner Note Author: Rob Finnis.
    As this series progresses, there's a higher proportion of obscure material involved. This is both good and bad: it's good to find worthy minor hits that have largely missed the CD revolution, but some of them didn't make it above the '80s on the charts for good reason. Nonetheless, there are some real goodies here, whether hard to find or not: the Del Vikings' "Come Go with Me," and Bobby Freeman's "Do You Want to Dance," the El Dorados' "At My Front Door," the Rivingtons' "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow," and Joe Bennett's "Black Slacks." Among the rarities, the most interesting items are John Fred's "Shirley" (recorded almost ten years before "Judy in Disguise"), Ronald & Ruby's original version of "Lollipop" (surpassed commercially by the Chordettes' rendition), the Quotations' "Imagination" (top-flight doo wop), and Bunker Hill's "Hide and Go Seek" (described in the liners as "like a gospel holler in a squash court"). Pick find: the Pentagons' "I Wonder," which sounds like a great lost Drifters hit from the early '60s. ~ Richie Unterberger

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