Tommy Roe Greatest Hits [MCA]

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1993
  • Label: MCA

Tracks:

  • Buy for $1.291.Sheila
  • Buy for $0.992.The Folk Singer
  • Buy for $0.993.Everybody
  • Buy for $0.994.Come On
  • Buy for $0.995.Party Girl
  • Buy for $0.996.Everytime a Bluebird Cries
  • Buy for $1.297.Sweet Pea
  • Buy for $0.998.Hooray for Hazel
  • Buy for $0.999.It's Now Winter's Day
  • Buy for $0.9910.Dottie I Like It
  • Buy for $1.2911.Dizzy
  • Buy for $0.9912.Heather Honey
  • Buy for $0.9913.Jack and Jill
  • Buy for $0.9914.Jam up and Jelly Tight
  • Buy for $0.9915.Stir It up and Serve It
  • Buy for $0.9916.Pearl
  • Buy for $0.9917.We Can Make Music
  • Buy for $0.9918.Stagger Lee

Product Description:

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

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  • Sales Rank: 2,131
  • UPC: 008811088422
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