Chartbusters USA, Vol. 1

Chartbusters USA, Vol. 1


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Conceived as a counterpart to Golden Age of American Rock'n'Roll, Ace's excellent anthology series covering the first decade of U.S. rock, Chartbusters USA does the same thing for American rock spanning 1964-69. It's perhaps less valuable than the Golden Age series because the material anthologized, at least to judge by the first installment, is somewhat less difficult to acquire, or hear on oldies radio, than the Golden Age stuff. There's no conceptual thread running through the selections, except general top-of-the-line quality: you get "California Dreamin'," "Dance to the Music," "Hi Heel Sneakers," "Brown Eyed Girl," "Walk Away Renee," "Psychotic Reaction," and "Green Tambourine" right next to each other. The only truly hard-to-find item is the Soul Sisters' mid-chart soul hit "I Can't Stand It" (covered by the Spencer Davis Group), though some of these hits, like "Elusive Butterfly" (Bob Lind), "G.T.O." (Ronny & the Daytonas), and the original 1965 hit version of Sir Douglas Quintet's "She's About a Mover," don't turn up on various-artists collections often. Still, if you're seeking a wall-to-wall blast of mid-and-late 1960s classic American rock singles, it's real good value, with 30 songs, nearly every one a classic. Hugo Montenegro's "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" seems an odd choice in the midst of a very rock-oriented disc, though.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1999
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667172226
catalogNumber: 722
Rank: 14691

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Box Tops   Track Performer
Canned Heat   Track Performer
Lee Dorsey   Track Performer
Bobby Fuller Four   Track Performer
Dobie Gray   Track Performer
Left Banke   Track Performer
Lovin' Spoonful   Track Performer
Mamas & the Papas   Track Performer
Mitch Ryder   Track Performer
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs   Track Performer
Seeds   Track Performer
Sir Douglas Quintet   Track Performer
Sly & The Family Stone   Track Performer
Soul Survivors   Track Performer
Joe South   Track Performer
Ventures   Track Performer
Count Five   Track Performer
Hombres   Track Performer
Lemon Pipers   Track Performer
Barry McGuire   Track Performer
Hugo Montenegro   Track Performer
Roy Head   Track Performer
Bob Lind   Track Performer
Sly & Robbie   Track Performer
Van Morrison   Track Performer
Paul Revere & the Raiders   Track Performer
Shangri-Las   Track Performer
Daytonas   Track Performer
Soul Sisters   Track Performer
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels   Track Performer
Brent Wood   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lee Dorsey   Composer
John Phillips   Composer
Michelle Phillips   Composer
John Hunter   Composer
Michael Brown   Composer
B.B. Cunningham   Composer
Jerry Masters   Composer
George "Shadow" Morton   Composer
Allen Toussaint   Composer
Tony Sansone   Composer
Gary McEwen   Composer
Bob Calilli   Composer

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