Tommy Roe's Greatest Hits - (Import CD)
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- Bubble Gum
- Mono / Stereo
- Bill Inglot (Compilation); Bill Inglot (Reissue)
- Greatest Hits [MCA]
Includes liner notes by Todd Everett.
Personnel: Tommy Roe (vocals, guitar).
Liner Note Author: Todd Everett.
Recording information: London, England (03/23/1962-07/21/1971); Los Angeles, CA (03/23/1962-07/21/1971); Muscle Shoals, AL (03/23/1962-07/21/1971); Nashville, TN (03/23/1962-07/21/1971).
Tommy Roe's Greatest Hits on MCA is a fine 18-track collection that serves up the bubblegum icon's best songs and very little filler. Unlike a large number of Roe collections, this disc contains all original recordings made during his prime. And what a prime it was! Between 1962 and 1969, Roe was responsible for some of the brightest, snappiest bubblegum on the planet. From the funky breakbeats of "Dizzy" to the hushed romanticism of "It's Now Winter's Day" to the swampy groove of "Jam Up and Jelly Tight," there are enough hits here to make you think twice about calling Roe anything less than Hall of Fame material. This collection does a fairly good job of rounding up the hits and great songs, though there are a few omissions that knock it down a notch ("Cinnamon," "Money Is My Pay") as does the inclusion of a mediocre take on "Stagger Lee" from the early '70s. A couple of collections have come along since the release of this to challenge it's worth, but they are each flawed in their own way too. Until the perfect Roe collection comes along, this is a fine purchase. And if you are a fan of bubblegum, pop, or good old rock & roll, you need some Tommy Roe in your collection. ~ Tim Sendra
- Country of Origin
- MCA (USA)
- Universal Distribution
- Tommy Roe
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Sheila
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Folk Singer, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Everybody
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Come On
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Party Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Everytime a Bluebird Cries
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Sweet Pea
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Hooray for Hazel
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] It's Now Winter's Day
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Dottie I Like It
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Dizzy
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Heather Honey
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Jack and Jill
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Jam up and Jelly Tight
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Stir It up and Serve It
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Pearl
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] We Can Make Music
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Stagger Lee
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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