Pure, haunting, meditative, somber, simple and classic: The Everly Brothers’ 1958 Songs Our Daddy Taught Us made a seminal artistic statement without pretension. A concept album before there was such thing; a return to basics before rock music had even matured. It all came naturally to Don and Phil Everly, the chart-topping brothers, recording stars aged just 21 and 19 respectively.
10cc was one of England’s most popular singles bands of the 70s and even before their breakthrough U.S. hit, “I’m Not in Love,” they had a devoted American following. Not only did they channel 50s doo-wop groups (“Donna”) and pay homage to Smiley Smile-era Beach Boys (“Old Wild Men”), they added an ironic spin that is far more common today than it was in rock’s era of wretched excess.
The most comprehensive Bubblegum Hits collection ever, featuring tracks by The Sweet, The Archies, Ohio Express, The Monkees, The Banana Splits, Bobby Sherman, the original Josie and the Pussycats, Tommy James & The Shondells and many, many more!
Ah, summer! Surf and sun, love and fun, happiness and heartbreak. Whether dancin’ or romancin’, no other season seems to inspire so many pop music memories. With 25 All-Time Summer Songs, we have assembled the ultimate collection of summer singles that ruled AM radio, in the 50s, 60s and 70s.
While there are multi-CD sets available of novelty hits, we’ve taken all of the filler out of currently available packages and have included 25 of the most sought after novelty hits on a single CD collection available at a great price. This compilation contains many sought after novelty hits on CD for the first time, including “Got A Match” by The Daddy-O’s “Yogi” by The Ivy Three and “Juanita Banana” by The Peels.
Up and down the Atlantic Coast from Virginia to Florida, when you hear someone refer to beach music, they’re not referring to Jan & Dean or The Beach Boys. There in the land of the dance known as The Shag, swinging R&B and buoyant soul are what they merrily groove to, and the 25 timeless classics comprising this anthology have reigned as genuine beach music favorites for decades.
Unlike previous British Invasion compilations, this collection contains hits not found anywhere else, including “Tossing & Turning” by The Ivy League, “It’s Good News Week” by Hedgehoppers Anonymous, “Out Of Time” by Chris Farlow and “Let The Heartaches Begin” by Long John Baldry. This package also includes what is considered to be the first British Invasion act, The Tornadoes, whose song “Telstar” hit #1 on both shores in 1962.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll instrumental has been popular from the earliest day of rock. Not only did the format emphasize different instruments such as guitar, drums, bongos, organ, piano and saxophone, but also different musical styles, such the raw guitar-sax sound of The Champs’ “Tequila,” the drum laden sound of Sandy Nelson’s “Teen Beat,” the bongos of Preston Epps’ “Bongo Rock,” Duane Eddy’s trademark twangy guitar on “Rebel Rouser,” or the organ-driven sound of Bill Doggett’s “Honky Tonk” among others — all featured in this collection.
All of the tracks for this first ever Adrian Legg Best Of collection come from his five critically acclaimed Relativity Records albums, including Guitars & Other Cathedrals (considered a modern guitar classic) and Wine, Women & Waltz, in which he received best overall guitar recording honors from Guitar Player in 1994.
Allen Toussaint is one of the greatest songwriters to emerge from the city of New Orleans. This highly sought-after album was first issued in the early 70s, and features Allen playing several of the hit songs he wrote for other artists. Also includes two tracks not included on the original album.
The CD features 14 of the best-loved country-gospel songs, performed by some of the giants of country music, such as Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Lee Greenwood, Ray Price, Ed Bruce, Brenda Lee and more.
Andy Williams, 25 All-Time Greatest Hits 1956-1961 is the most comprehensive single disc collection of his Cadence years and features many of the biggest hits of his career, including his all-time chart topper “Butterfly.” This collection includes four of his biggest chart hits ever, "Butterfly," "Are You Sincere," "Lonely Street," and "Canadian Sunset."
Annie Minogue’s driving and energizing sound, which combines a gutsy rock attitude with great pop sensibility and a hint of the blues, is reminiscent of some of rock’s greatest female icons. Available only on iTunes for digital download
This is the first Argent hits collection since the eight-track 1976 Anthology: The Best of Argent, and is the only one to exclusively feature the single mixes of their hits along with popular album tracks.
Features the top five smash “Hold Your Head Up,” as well as Argent’s versions of “Liar” and “God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll to You.”
This is the only best of collection available by Arthur Lyman and includes many of his most popular songs culled from the more than 35 albums he recorded in his career. The release features his top five hit “Yellow Bird” a melody from the Caribbean, that became the biggest single of his career.