Friday, November 11, 2005

ABKCO Gives You More Mashed Potatoes Than You Need

CD collector's waited forever for the Cameo/Parkway material to hit the CD market, and in 2005 they got their wish. A 4 CD box set kicked off the proceedings in the summer, and now 7 artists get their own Very Best of's. I've got 'em all and now am proud to rank them in order of likeability: Orlons, Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, Chubby Checker, Dovells, ? & The Mysterians and the Tymes. Of all these, Rydell and Sharp are the eye-openers. The Orlons CD is the strongest from the start. ?'and the Tymes are good for half a CD. So, what's the problem with all of these CD's. How about each are 20+ songs long. None of these acts needs to go above 15. But we CD song collector's asked for it, and now ABKCO is giving it to us. But there may be hope. I have a feeling in a couple of years, ABKCO will release mini-versions of these hits (and I know a 20+ track sampler of the Box set will be coming soon).
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