VariousGary Stevens Presents 22 More Good Guy Goldies Volume II

Label:Lost Nite Records – LP-123
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono
Style:Rock & Roll, Doo Wop, Garage Rock


A1Marcels*Blue Moon
A2Bobby LewisTossin' & Turnin'
A3Duprees*You Belong To Me
A4Chiffons*Sweet Talkin' Guy
A5Strange*I Want Candy
A6Trashmen*Surfin' Bird
A7Slim HarpoBaby Scratch My Back
A8Syndicate Of SoundLittle Girl
A9B.J. ThomasI'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
A10Joe CubaBang Bang
A11Cascades*Rhythm Of The Rain
B1McCoys*Hang On Sloopy
B2Larks*The Jerk
B3Jive Five*My True Story
B4Shirelles*Will You Love Me Tomorrow
B5Jaynettes*Sally Go Round The Roses
B6Castaways*Liar, Liar
B7Freddie Scott (2)Hey Girl
B8Del ShannonRunaway
B9Happenings*See You In September
B10Shangri-Las*Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)



Mono recording



  • jadedtom's avatar
    Edited 11 years ago
    This is an interesting collection of some of the best sixties' pop. On the good side, you've got the Strangeloves' "I Want Candy". They remind me of cavemen (must be the percussion track). Goffin-King's beautifully subtle "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (much more aptly titled "Will You STILL Love Me Tomorrow"), the Shangri-La's brilliant "Remember (Walking In The Sand)", the punk-before-its-time "Liar Liar" by the Castaways and the certified "Beatles" classic, "Lies" by the Knickerbockers. Great to have Slim Harpo's "Scratch My Back" included here, too. And I hate to say it, but "Runaway" by Del Shannon still sounds damn great to me.
    Oh the follies of youth. One of the first records I ever bought was "Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen. I thought it was a good record. Of course, I used to think Nights In White Satin" by the Moody Blues was fab and gear and all that. Now I know what artsy farts the Moodys were, and I find "Surfin' Bird" fairly difficult to listen to. But I'll take it over ANY Moody Blues song!
    Don't really need B.J. Thomas' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". I'll stick with Hank Williams.
    And one song that really gives me a major pain is the incredibly lame "Hang On Sloopy". Except for the spirited guitar solo by Derringer, it's like a slow, stifling "Louie Louie". Where are the Kingsmen when we need 'em? As far as "Rhythm Of The Rain", "Blue Moon", "A Little Bit Of Soap" -- I could die happily and never hear them again. Not bad songs, just terminally overplayed.


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