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Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 2: 1961-1964 [Original recording remastered]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 15, 1996)
  • Original Release Date: November 20, 1996
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Eric Records
  • ASIN: B000005HOU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,493 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Wooden Heart - Joe Dowell - Joe Dowell
2. I Really Love You - The Stereos - The Stereos
3. Foot Stomping, Part 1 - The Flares - The Flares
4. Lover Please - Clyde McPhatter - Clyde McPhatter
5. Dear One - Larry Finnegan - Larry Finnegan
6. I Wish That We Were Married - Ronnie & The Hi-Lites - Ronnie & The Hi-Lites
7. Theme From Dr. Kildare (3 Stars Will Shine Tonight) - Richard Chamberlain - Richard Chamberlain
8. Little Red Rented Rowboat - Joe Dowell - Joe Dowell
9. Patches - Dickey Lee - Dickey Lee
10. Bobby's Girl - Marcie Blane - Marcie Blane
11. I Saw Linda Yesterday - Dickey Lee - Dickey Lee
12. I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March - Little Peggy March
13. Young Lovers - Paul & Paula - Paul & Paula
14. Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs - J. Gilmer & The Fireballs
15. You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Caravelles - The Caravelles
16. Dominique - Singing Nun - Singing Nun
17. Popsicles And Icicles - The Murmaids - The Murmaids
18. Navy Blue - Diane Renay - Diane Renay
19. Diane - The Bachelors - The Bachelors
20. Little Honda - The Hondells - The Hondells
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Editorial Reviews

21 tracks from the original master tapes, featuring Joe Dowell, The Stereos, The Flares, Larry Finnegan, Ronnie & The Hi-Lites, Dickey Lee, Paul & Paula, Singing Nun, The Murmaids, The Hondells, Diane Renay, and others.

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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More great hard-to-find 45's January 30, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Volume two continues Eric Records' "Hard To Find 45s..." series culling non-British invasion (with the possibly arguable exception of the Irish Bachelors) charting singles from the early 60s. While all of these tunes were top-30 and about half have appeared at least occasionally in other CD reissues, there is a treasure of seldom- and never-found on CD 45's here. Among the more commonplace tracks are Clyde McPhatter's "Lover Please", Little Peggy March's "I Will Follow Him" and the Murmaids' "Popsicles and Icicles", all top-10 hits. Nestled in amongs these more familiar tracks however are lost gems such as Joe Dowell's "Wooden Heart", Richard Chamberlain's "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight", the theme from his Dr. Kildare show, Paul and Paula's "Young Lovers", their follow-up to the chart-topping "Hey Paula" and Julie Rogers, a British artist whose "The Wedding" is hardly the stuff of the "British Invasion". One truly obscure track, "Little Red Rented Rowboat", a top-30 tune from Joe Dowell whose above-mentioned number one hit is also here, makes its CD debut in this piece. While other CDs of rare 45's are available, Eric does it better than most with the highest quality sound quality and well-researched backround info on the included tracks and artists. Half of the songs here (tracks 1,2,4,7,10,12,13,19-21) appear in stereo with the remainder in clean mono. In every way, this is an outstanding collection of familiar yet not often found tunes interspersed with lots of true rarities from the more innocent golden era of early rock and roll. This piece is highly recommended for both the casual listener and avid collector. Eric records is rapidly setting the standard for such reissues.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 2: 1961-1964 is a very good installment in this CD series of oldies but goodies. This music is wonderful which is why I'm astonished that these tunes ARE harder to find on other CD compilations. However, here they are--finally! The sound quality is excellent and the artwork is very nicely done as well.

Joel Dowell starts things off with a fine hit for him called "Wooden Heart;" this tune is a bit like a polka mixed with pop to make this shine so very brightly! One listen to "Wooden Heart" and you'll easily be hooked; Joe Dowell performs this with great sensitivity and I'm very impressed. The Flares also make a great contribution with their hit entitled "Foot Stomping, Part I;" I first heard "Foot Stomping, Part I" in the movie Hairspray by John Waters and this can be found on the CD soundtrack of that movie just in case you're interested. In addition, Clyde McPhatter performs an excellent interpretation of "Lover Please;" "Lover Please" has a great early `60s beat that is both catchy and rather upbeat. "I Wish That We Were Married" by Ronnie & The Hi-Lites is another major highlight of this album; they sing and play this so very well and they harmonize well, too.

Joe Dowell returns to do his "Little Red Rented Rowboat;" "Little Red Rented Rowboat" is quite a positive tune with lots of energy and Joe does this very well with a female chorus backup. Thank goodness for Joe Dowell--he's an artist that is so overlooked today. Marcie Blane also does "Bobby's Girl" with lots of feeling; and the percussion enhances this ballad while it marks the beat as well. Marcie Blane sings this with all her heart and it's absolutely wonderful to hear and enjoy this tune.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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The 21 songs on this album range from those which are utterly indispensible to any oldies collection, to those which are completely forgettable (and almost completely forgotten, though some may have been regional hits). Some of the songs (e.g., "Popsicles and Icicles" by the Murmaids) are widely available on other, better collections. Check the track list before you buy to see if there are tracks you must have that aren't on a CD you already own.
Sound quality is good enough, but, for whatever reason, most of these tracks sound like stereo (or in some cases, mono) versions of the original AM radio mixes. More careful remastering (as Rhino does with its oldies collections) would have resulted in some selections sounding less shrill.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Compilation ! December 11, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The purchase of this compilation is mandatory for the wonderful bonus of Diane Renay's 'Navy Blue' which is very, very hard to find on 45 or any where else for that matter. Eric/Polygram did a superb job in re-mastering these and they sound just fabulous turned up loud and in living stereo (most cuts). The mono cuts are just as good. The Stereos entry as well as Marcie Blane, Little Peggy March, Paul and Paula, The Bachelors (wow!) end off a wonderful visit to my favorite time in popular music, heard for the first time (for me) in true stereo. Hats off and Cudos for this one, I can't explain how nice it was to hear 'Navy Blue' again. If you are a fan of 'jet age' 60's popular music this is a must have for your collection. I want Volume 1 now from '61-'64! By the way, a second added bonus is 'Diane' (in stereo!) by the Bachelors, perhaps the last top 10 'group harmony' single to chart that high, being pushed aside by the new arriving British invasion, which by the summer of '64 was gathering steam.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful songs available nowhere else!
Songs that I love that I never hear anywhere else! I smile every time I listen. It reminds me of a time of great fun and future expectations.
Published 5 months ago by Patrick Geschwind
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I like listening to the songs I remember from my past and its nice to be able to hear words in the songs.
Published 13 months ago by Diane Warburton
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Find
This cd is great music from the past.Some sounds are from the late fifties most are from the early sixties. Some are one hit wounders.
Published 15 months ago by Robert A. Olds
5.0 out of 5 stars oldies are goodies
i ordered the wrong year but really enjoyed this one just as much. cant go wrong with the oldies. this vendor did a great job shipping quickly and the cd was perfect. thanks
Published 17 months ago by Sheila Chandler
5.0 out of 5 stars This one 'well' up there!
I have a few CD's in this series and will surely get more after purchasing this one.
Only a couple of tracks not recognized and all excellent quality.
Published 20 months ago by MelAus
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard To Find 45's Vol 2
These are songs so long forgotten. I love this cd. These are songs you can't find anywhere so glad I found it.
Published 23 months ago by sldkw5
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Hits!!!
This is truely a must have CD of hard to find hits! The recording is great, delivering great sound & clarity. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Ronald F. Dunn
4.0 out of 5 stars Great oldies!
The only place I could find that had the original version of Navy Blue. Why, oh why do people insist on "fixing" something that isn't broken?
Published on September 12, 2009 by desertrat
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Classic
The original recordings, sound, voices and production is great and that is what makes the music classic.
Published on July 21, 2008 by Glenn A. Klimek
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Find 45's on CD
This CD was worth the purchase and I plan on purchasing others in the future.
Published on April 27, 2008 by L. Hauch
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