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All tracks mono except 6, 10, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23 stereo
26 tracks from the 50s and 60s in their original, pre-hit versions.
From liner notes:
Track 1 dates from 1965 and was a hit for Soft Cell in 1982.
Track 2 dates from 1968 and was a hit for Elvis Presley in 1969.
Track 3 dates from 1965 and was a hit for The Troggs eight months later.
Track 4 dates from 1960 and was a hit for The Bobby Fuller 4 in 1966 and for The Clash [in 1979].
Track 5 dates from 1961 and was a hit for Sam Cooke [in 1963] and for The Rolling Stones in 1963 (as "Little Red Rooster").
Track 6 dates from 1963 and was a hit for Tommy James & The Shondells [in 1966].
Track 7 dates from early 1964 and was a hit for The Moody Blues in 1964.
Track 8 dates from 1958 and was a hit for Brook Benton & Dinah Washington in 1960, also covered by Shakin' Stevens and Bonnie Tyler [in 1984]. John Lee Hooker also appropriated large chunks of this song for his "This Is Hip" in the early 1960s.
Track 9 dates from 1965 and was a hit for Gary Lewis & The Playboys in 1965.
Track 10 dates from 1960 and was a hit for The Nashville Teens in 1964.
Track 11 dates from 1962 and was a hit for James Brown as "I Got You (I Feel Good)" [in 1965]. This song was also later appropriated as the basis of the Studio One reggae instrumental "Heavenless".
Track 12 dates from 1956 and was a hit for Elvis Presley in 1964.
Track 13 dates from 1957 and was a hit for The Kingsmen in 1963. It was also covered by The Wailers and Paul Revere & The Raiders among others.
Track 14 dates from 1956 and was a hit for Millie Small in 1963.
Track 15 dates from 1964 and was a hit for The Music Explosion in 1967.
Track 16 dates from 1967 and was a hit for Kenny Rogers & The First Edition in 1969.
Track 17 dates from 1964 and was a hit for The Animals as "Baby, Let Me Take You Home" in 1964. This track is based on a traditional folk blues song which was also recorded by Bob Dylan as "Baby Let Me Follow You Down" in 1961. The Animals' version borrowed from both Bob and Hoagy.
Track 18 dates from 1962 and was a hit for Led Zeppelin as "Whole Lotta Love" in 1969.
Track 19 dates from 1965 and was a hit for The Mindbenders in 1965. It was also covered by Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles.
Track 20 dates from 1964 and was a hit for We Five in 1965 and for Crispian St Peters in 1966.
Track 21 dates from 1962 and was a hit for Dusty Springfield in 1964.
Track 22 dates from 1964 and was a hit for The Youngbloods [in 1967] and for Dave Clark Five [in 1970].
Track 23 dates from 1961 and was a hit for The Rivieras in 1964. It was also covered in the late 1970s by The Ramones.
Track 24 dates from 1967 and was a hit for Franck & Nancy Sinatra in 1967.
Track 25 dates from 1965 and was a hit for Jimi Hendrix (in 1966) and for Tim Rose (in 1966). It was also covered by Love (march 1966), The Leaves again (as "Hey Joe" in june 1966) and by The Byrds.
Track 26 dates from 1954 and was a hit for Bill Haley & His Comets in 1954.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 029667034425
- Label Code: LC 05982
- Rights Society: MCPS
- Matrix / Runout: 020 8691 2121 CDCHD1204