CD released: Jul 01, 2022
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1. An Angel Cried - Hal Miller & The Rays
2. Whatever You Want - Jerry Butler
3. The Beginning Of Time - Ben E King
4. Another Day - Chuck Jackson
5. Pistol Packin´ Mama - The High Keys
6. Long Time, No See - Tracey Dey
7. (you Can) Count On That - Shirley Matthews & The Big Town Girls
8. Deep Dark Secret - Dee Dee Sharp
9. My Own Two Feet - Kenny Lynch
10. Pushing A Good Thing Too Far - Barbara Lewis
11. A Blessing In Disguise - Hal Miller
12. Down By The Ocean - George ´N Sonny Sands
13. Isn´T It Just A Shame - Kenny Wells
14. (you´Re Gonna) Hurt Yourself - Frankie Valli
15. You Get Your Kicks - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
16. Time Marches On - Lainie Hill
17. Sayin´ Something - Dey & Knight
18. I´M Gonna Change - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
19. Stranger In My Arms - Lynne Randell
20. Everything Under The Sun - Walter Jackson
21. Sock It To Me Baby - James Carr
22. I´M Going Out (The Same Way I Came In) - Kiki Dee
23. You Need Me To Love You - Billie Dearborn
24. 3 Minutes Heavy - The Time Keepers
Label: KENT
Cat No: CDKEND508
Barcode: 29667105125
Packaging: CD Regular

Most soul fans know Bob Crewe through his 60s pop-soul songs and recordings with Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and his New Voice and Dynovoice labels that teem with hidden gems. Less known are his early songs and productions by such heavyweights of the black music world as Ben E King, Chuck Jackson, Jerry Butler and Barbara Lewis. That follows from his first big success in music, which was with black Brooklyn doo wop combo Hal Miller & the Rays, whom he managed, wrote and produced for. ‘Silhouettes’ by them was a big hit on both the pop and R&B charts in 1957. Crewe clearly loved the R&B sound and penned for Faye Adams, Charlie & Ray, the Bey Sisters and Billy & Lillie in the 50s. He took Hal & the Rays through to the early 60s, when he also wrote and produced soul singers Lenny O’Henry and the High Keys.