Greatest Hits

May 31, 2011 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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30
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2:49
30
2
2:35
30
3
2:40
30
4
3:04
30
5
2:15
30
6
2:25
30
7
2:50
30
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2:22
30
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3:02
30
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3:20
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 28, 1994
  • Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Total Length: 27:22
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004Y8WNU4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,304 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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104 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Eric V. Moye on December 10, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Back in the day, Jay Black & the Americans were ALL OVERNew York top-40 raido, with good reason. ... I could rave on and on about his voice, which comes through wonderfully on this CD.
Most of their biggest hits are here, like the incomparable "Cara Mia" and "Come a Little Bit Closer". Also here is one of my heartfelt favorites, the tragic "She Cried". While not as commercially successful as other songs, this was ... Obsison-like in its tragedy.
I took away one star, though, because another Jay & the Americans collection called "Originals" (also available on Amazon) has a handful more songs. Some, like "Let's Lock the Door" were commercial successes. Others were not as popular, but equally as good.
Either, way, though, you cannot go wrong with these guys or therse collections.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Trish LaBeau on May 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Jay Black has one of the most operatic voices in rock and roll! Listen to him belt out "Cara Mia"- I believe he holds one note for over fifteen seconds. Jay's powerful voice is reminicint of Roy Orbison's.
This is a stunning collection. It's the kind of music that really pumps you up and gets you going. It energizes!
To me, the best is "Walkin' In The Rain"- the character in the song is lonely- but confident he'll meet the right girl someday, unlike Roy Orbison's lonely boy character that has all but given up.
This is positive stuff- bright, sunny, and full of vim and vigor. Perfect to pop in the walkman and run with!
This collection is a winner- and budget priced to boot!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 21, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I have waited a lifetime to say this: The voice of Mr. David Blatt (a.k.a.) Jay Black of "Jay and the Americans" is the richest verbal sound I have ever heard. I saw him perform for the first time in I guess over 30 years on PBS, in November and I was blown away!! He sings just as wonderfully today as he did when I was a pre-teen watching Hullaballoo back in the sixties.I went out immediately and brought the Greates Hits CD. I have had so much pleasure listening to it everyday. In my book Mr. Blatt's voice can be compared to the music of "Yanni". Whoes music is the only music I have brought in over seven years. Between Jay Black's: "Cara Mia", Percy Faith's: "Theme From A Summer Place" and Yanni's: "The End Of August" there are few songs (if any) I love more.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 12, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Jay Black's voice is something else. There's nothing like Cara Mia, California roads, my lady and my beat-up MG midget on a Saturday morning. Buy the cd!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Eclectic Reviewer on October 4, 2004
Format: Audio CD
My longtime "oldies" DJ friend has a "guidebook" for making chit-chat about the oldies stars and HIS book says Jay is aka ROBERT Black. Whatever the case, I guess we'll never hear HIM sing "She Cried". The presentation of the group's hits on this piece of work could be better. The hits themselves speak for themselves but a much better album is "Come a Little Bit Closer -The Best of Jay and the Americans", a more complete album for about the same price. Check it out.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. S. Leite on December 23, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This CD has 3-4 really good songs including "Come A Little Bit Closer", a thoroughly engaging pop song. Unfortunately, the sound quality is terrible, thin and shrill. Wait for a re-master someday.....
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 4, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Did you see Jay in the movie "My Giant"? I was a fan in the 60's and could not belive I knew it was him the minute he came on screen. Jay and the Americans hits are very good using Jay's great vocal range to the max. It's to bad Jay only had a few really good songs to work with. How could you have a hit like "Come a little Bit closer" or "This Magic Moment" and then record all the junk songs around them? It is great to hear thier hits but it's really sad there were so few of them. Jay, what a vocal range, to bad it was used on so many bad songs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 18, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Cara Mia has got to be my favorite! The whole CD's 10 songs are just super. Can't say enough about Jay Black's mesmerizing voice.
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