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The Very Best Of Gary U.S. Bonds
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Bonds is an artist who makes you wonder if a full disc of material is justified. During his career he only hit a handful of times, seldom major. Follow up singles were often in the same vein as the hit and therefore often uninteresting. Yet compiled on one disc Gary hold up just fine. There is of course a lot of filler here. Gary did too many dance craze singles that are just not to convincing these days. Fun as they are they didn't really stand up to the test of time.
The singles that do stand up save this compilation with a vengeance. Of course his biggest hits are here, such as Quarter to Three and New Orleans but some other notable material as well. I Wanta Holler (But the Town's Too Small) is one of the most exiting R&R singles written, Where Did the Naughty Little Girl Go is no small feat either. Gary's voice is one of R&B's most distinct. It is raw, emotional, passionate and filled with excitement. If his career would've been better managed Gary could have been among the top. As it is now we get an overview of a promise lost.
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Singer/songwriter Gary (U.S.) Bonds (born Gary Levone Anderson in Jacksonville, Florida on June 6, 1939 but raised in Norfolk, Virginia) was an exuberant and on-stage exciting... Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by George O'Leary
Gary US Bonds , nothing like him, good to have and listen to now and then. Like a Time Machine. Appreciate him more.Published on November 20, 2013 by Ernest Bart
I was a teen when this group was popular. I danced to this music. it brought back old memories. It has all of their songs.Published on October 18, 2013 by Wetrytoplease
It sounded kind of muffled and tinny. The quality was uneven from song to song. Still glad to have some version of these songs.Published on May 27, 2013 by Theresa Zoltowski