- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Gene McDaniels is still remembered as one of the leading Pop-flavored R&B vocalists of his day. He scored his biggest hit in 1961 with "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and then followed it up with the just as popular "Tower of Strength". All his charted material is here along with rarities and extensive liner notes.
- 1.A Hundred Pounds Of Clay
- 2.Come On Take A Chance (Take A Chance On Love)
- 3.Curiosity (Previously Unreleased)
- 4.A Tear
- 5.Tower Of Strength
- 6.He's Got My Sympathy
- 7.A Miracle
- 8.Master Puppeteer (Previously Unreleased)
- 9.Chip Chip
- 10.Another Tear Falls
- 11.Point Of No Return
- 12.Spanish Lace
- 13.Blow Out The Sun (Previously Unreleased)
- 14.Laugh Right In My Face (Previously Unreleased)
- 15.Run Around (Previously Unreleased)
- 17.You Were Sent For Me To Love (Previously Unreleased)
- 18.It's A Lonely Town (Lonely Without You)
- 19.False Friends
- 20.Strange Neighborhood (Previously Unreleased)
- 21.Anyone Else
- 22.(There Goes) The Forgotten Man
- 23.Walk With A Winner
- 24.Will It Last Forever
- 25.Hang On (Just A Little Bit Longer)
Personnel includes: Gene McDaniels (vocals); The Johnny Mann Singers (background vocals).
Producers: Dave Pell, Snuff Garrett, Joe Saraceno.
Compilation producer: Ron Furmanek.
Recorded at United/Western Studios, Custom Studios and Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles. Includes liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo.
Personnel: Gene McDaniels (vocals); Johnny Mann Singers (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Kevin Reeves.
Audio Remixers: Kevin Reeves; Ron Furmanek.
Liner Note Author: Joseph F. Laredo.
Recording information: Custom Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/??/1961-08/16/1965); Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/??/1961-08/16/1965); United (01/??/1961-08/16/1965); Western Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/??/1961-08/16/1965).
Photographers: Jeffrey Scales; Michael Ochs.
Arrangers: Ernie Freeman; Gene Page; Hank Levine; Jack Nitzsche; Perry Botkin, Jr.
Gene McDaniels' impressive vocals make songs like "Point of No Return," "Tower of Strength," "Chip Chip," and the title track, "A Hundred Pounds of Clay," into true classics. Surrounded by appropriately applied brass and strings and underpinned by solid rhythms, everything here feels like a long-lost treasure. This same set has been issued a couple of times over, but it's the songs that count, so it doesn't really matter which version you pick up. ~ Steve Leggett