The Sheppards Island of Love - Golden Classics
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Chicago-based Sheppards had their glory days in the late '50s and early '60s. With the twin lead vocals of Millard Edwards and Murrie Eskridge, they scored chart hits with "Island of Love" and "Tragic". Their sound paved the way for the smooth soul which was to come into vogue later in the '60s.
- 1.Island Of Love
- 2.Never Felt This Way Before
- 3.Loving You
- 4.Elevator Operator
- 5.Meant To Be
- 6.I'm Not Wanted
- 7.Feel Like Lovin'
- 8.Glitter In Your Eyes
- 9.Queen Of Hearts
- 12.Come To Me
- 13.It's Crazy
- 14.So In Need For Love
- 15.Every Now And Then
- 16.Just When I Needed You Most
- 17.Just Like You
- 18.Pretend You're Still Mine
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Personnel: Murrie Eskridge, Millard Edwards (vocals); O.C. Perkins (tenor); Jimmy Allen (baritone).
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Until WestSide's Bunky's Picks was released, Collectables' Golden Classics was the best CD collection of the trailblazing recordings of the Sheppards. Even with that 25-track collection on the market, this is still a very good set, containing 18 of the group's best -- all of their essentials, really -- in a domestically available set. The packaging and sound aren't quite as good as those on the WestSide release, but the music remains tremendous and exciting, finding the Sheppards pushing past doo wop and into soul with their passionate, beautiful R&B. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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- Sales Rank: 38,750
- UPC: 090431507827
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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