Full title: WCBS FM-101 History Of Rock: For Lovers Only Vol. 2.
Performers include: The Avalons, The Harptones, The Dubs, The Shirelles.
Collectables four-volume For Lovers Only series is an enjoyable, if unexceptional, set that collects some of the most romantic pop, R&B, and doo wop singles from the late '50s and early '60s. Somewhat confusingly, it came in two different versions. There's a "general" version, and then there is a version of the set that is presented as if the play list of New York's WCBS dictated the selections. However, there is no difference between the corresponding volumes. WCBS' second volume, just like the second volume of the general set, contains 14 selections. They include Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers' "Share," the Shirelles' "Dedicated to the One I Love," Lee Andrews & the Hearts' "Long Lonely Nights," the Channels' "My Love Will Never Die," Jimmy Charles' "A Million to One," and the Chimes' "I'm in the Mood for Love." It provides a good balance between well-known hits and regional obscurities, but it isn't a definitive look at the era. However, it fits the purpose alluded to in the title just fine. ~ Andy Kellman