Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Here are most of the songs that made Mary Wells a household name, the darling of America and Motown's first superstar. The calypso beat of "The One Who Really Loves You" sounds as fresh and as infectious as it did when released in 1962. Lavishly produced "You Lost the Sweetest Boy" sparkles, both the Temptations and the Supremes supply backing vocals on the rambunctious Holland, Dozier, Holland song. "Old Love (Lets Try It Again)" made the cut this time, this melodic, sincere mid- tempo number is frequently omitted from Wells' compilations, despite being a charmer; the Love Tones' patented vocals augment Mary on the encouraging number. Her debut, "Bye Bye Baby," displays the rough side of Mary's voice that Smokey Robinson smoothed on his productions. The best example of that, "What Love Has Joined Together," is on board and is as devastating as ever. ~ Andrew Hamilton