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The Stroll [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] 2CD SET Import


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 18, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Jasmine Music
  • ASIN: B005XYSY7O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,559 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Til My Baby Comes Home
2. Shoo Ya Blues
3. Oh, How I Wish
4. One And Only
5. Honey
6. Girl Of Mine
7. Honey Bird
8. For You Alone
9. My Dog Likes Your Dog
10. Zip Zip
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Disc: 2
1. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
2. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
3. The Best Things In Life Are Free
4. Ain't Misbehavin'
5. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
6. I'll Always Be In Love With You
7. Will You Still Be Mine
8. Tenderly
9. For All We Know
10. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
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Editorial Reviews

The Diamonds were the most commercially successful White vocal groups of the Rock & Roll era. This compilation features fifteen US hits, including their million selling international hit "Little Darlin'" as well as "Silhouettes", "Daddy Cool" and "The Stroll". Also included in their entirety are their albums 'America's No. 1 Singing Stylists', 'The Diamonds Meet Pete Rugolo' and 'Songs From The Old West', which have never previously appeared on CD. This is a unique set, wholly unlike any other Diamonds collection.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By gitfrog on April 19, 2012
Format: Audio CD
This 2-disc set is a delight, especially for fans of the Diamonds. The fact of getting 4 complete albums + bonus tracks, without vinyl pops and scratches is worth the price right there.

The albums "America's No. 1 Singing Stylist (Mercury 1957), and "America's Famous Song Stylist (Mercury-Wing 1958) debut for the first time on CD, and they're a mirror of the vinyl recordings. Vinyl owners with be pleased.

"The Diamonds Meet Pete Rugolo (Mercury 1958) was the decision of Mercury to have the Diamonds do something else besides Rock & Roll and Do-Wop. It's unfortunate that the producers of this set used the stereo version of this recording. As one reviewer stated, it's horrible. But not for the style of music and their singing, for if the Diamonds had been on the scene 10 years earlier, this is most likely what you would have heard from them. But because they use the stereo version instead of the mono mix. One of the Diamonds best performances. Find the mono version and listen to it.

"Songs From The Old West" (Mercury 1960) was at the end of their Mercury recording contract and the Diamonds' relevance in the pop culture was waning. This is only a guess, but I suspect Mercury owed the Diamonds one more album and this was it. Some good quartet harmony though.

With three distinctive styles represented on this set, it's no wonder the Diamonds were successful. Even their cover recordings of Black Artist were good enough that some thought they were black.

The bonus tracks have been on other CD compilations and include some of their favorites. However, this would prompt one to say: With being shy of only 20 some songs left of the entire Diamonds' recorded repertoire, why not just add another disc and make it a " definitive collection"?
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If you are The Diamonds fan, or just lost in the 50's, this is a MUST have album (CD - explanation for the younger set). Produced by the U.K.'s Jasmine Records (records: round flat plastic discs made with grooves to fit a needle pick-up of a phonograph - explanation for the younger set.)and made in the Czech Republic, this two CD set compiles four complete LP's - one each from 1957, 1958, 1959 and 1960, plus 17 bonus tracks. The bonus tracks include cover versions of "Black Denim Trousers And Motorcycle Boots," "Church Bells May Ring" and "She Say (Oom Dooby Doom)" among others.

This compilation will surprise some with the depth of the Diamonds musical repertoire and stylings including the LP from 1960 "Songs From The Old West" which may remind you of the singing cowboy westerns back in the day. All the tunes on this section of the second CD make you forget that The Diamonds are noted as Rock and Rollers.

On a bad note, the LP included The Diamonds Meet Pete Rugolo which on my set is poorly transferred and the vocals are very hard to hear over the orchestrations. That is a shame as this is comprised of mostly Broadway and Hollywood numbers which illustrate the abilities of The Diamonds to cross genres and especially the classical training of lead singer David Somerville. This recording error should push the rating to four stars, but the rest of the set more than makes up for the faux pas.

The liner notes are adequate, but could have contained much more about the history of the group. I would have included more connections between the covers and original versions, as many of the songs will be unfamiliar to some people even in the original versions.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Praise The Lord, Always on March 24, 2012
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If you are a Diamond fan, then this collection is for you. The first two albums they are called 'stylists', but as most of us know, most of their songs are covers of other artists, some note for note. I had most of their 45's at one time of which, most of the songs are included here. I heard their 'pop' and C & W albums and they were and still are 'sad' with the album done with Pete Rugolo horrible. My CD player has a delete function on it, so I can just skip over these tracks. There is another CD of the Diamonds called the 'Mercury Years' and it has very few original tracks on it, which is why I bought this one, even though the price was a little too high. I will now give you the High Sign and Stroll away with Words of Love while the Church Bells May Ring, Every Night About This Time. Daddy Cool!! +JMJ+
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