The Contours Great Dirty Dancing Hits (Import)

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CD Details

  • Released: September 2, 1998
  • Label: Goldies Records

Tracks:

  • 1.Do You Love Me
  • 2.Time of My Life
  • 3.Shake Sherry
  • 4.First I Look at the Purse
  • 5.That Day When She Needed Me
  • 6.Can You Do It
  • 7.Can You Jerk Like Me
  • 8.You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
  • 9.Ain't That Peculiar
  • 10.This Old Heart of Mine
  • 11.Cry to Me
  • 12.Love Traces
  • 13.I Need Your Love With Me
  • 14.So Good
  • 15.Make You Feel Right

Product Description:

Detroit's Contours had a huge hit in 1962 with "Do You Love Me," a fiery blast of rough-edged R&B (featuring lead singer Billy Gordon), but the group quickly became an anomaly at Motown, where carefully crafted pop-soul was the order of the day. They managed hits with "Shake Sherry" and the Smokey Robinson tune "First I Look at the Purse," but numerous lineup changes (future Temptations singer Dennis Edwards was a member for a while) and a sound that moved against the grain at Motown soon idled them on the back burner. The Contours enjoyed a revival in the late '80s when the movie Dirty Dancing prominently featured the original "Do You Love Me" on the soundtrack, which led to the group re-recording several of their hits for a new market. Unfortunately the magic was long gone, and the 1980s versions on this collection have none of the raw power and emotion of the originals. ~ Steve Leggett

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  • UPC: 8712177019083
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