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A Mixed Bag
on March 2, 2013
There are some interesting gems in this package--songs that never made it very high on the Billboard charts such as Cool Love and Kansas City by Wanda Jackson, Boppin' The Blues by Carl Perkins, My Babe by Dale Hawkins, The Hippy Hippy Shake by Chan Romero, Frankie Lymon's version of Little Bitty Pretty One and My Gal Is Red Hot by Billy Lee Riley. But, there are also some odd features. I like Glenn Miller's In The Mood as much as anyone, but what is a song from 1940 doing on this collection? And how about this: Track 17 is I Wonder Why by Dion and the Belmonts, and Track 37 is I Wonder Why by Belmonts & Dion, identical tracks. Huey "Piano" Smith's Don't You Just Know It is listed as Don't Ha Ha. The recording quality is acceptable, but not great. All together, though, for 59 different songs from the fifties, the price is good and you get some unique non-traditional nuggets.