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- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
James "Shep" Sheppard formed the Heartbeats in the mid-'50s and their silky smooth sound soon made it onto the charts with hits such as "A Thousand Miles Away" and "Everybody's Somebody's Fool". When the Heartbeats disbanded in 1960, Shep formed Shep & The Limelights and this R&B trio was even more successful than Sheppard's first band, reaching #2 with "Daddy's Home". This collection of over 40 selections includes both group's biggest hits as well as unreleased tracks.
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.The HeartBeatsA Thousand Miles Away
- 2.The HeartBeatsPeople Are Talking
- 3.The HeartBeatsDown On My Knees
- 4.The HeartBeatsIt's Allright With Me
- 5.The HeartBeatsI Want To Know
- 6.The HeartBeatsHands Off My Baby
- 7.The HeartBeatsYour Way
- 8.The HeartBeatsI Won't Be The Fool Anymore
- 9.The HeartBeatsDarling How Long
- 10.The HeartBeatsLovin' Sickness
- 11.The HeartBeatsWhen I Found You
- 12.The HeartBeatsSometimes I Wonder
- 13.The HeartBeatsI Found A Job
- 14.The HeartBeatsRockin' & Rollin', Rhythm & Bluesin'
- 15.The HeartBeatsAfter New Year's Eve
- 16.The HeartBeatsOne Day Next Year
- 17.The HeartBeatsOh Baby Don't
- 18.The HeartBeats500 Miles To Go
- 19.The HeartBeatsLonely Lover
- 20.The HeartBeatsHurry Home Baby
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.The HeartBeatsStars In The Sky (Previously Unreleased)
- 2.The HeartBeatsCrazy For You
- 3.The HeartBeatsEverybody's Somebody's Fool
- 4.The HeartBeatsHave Rock Will Roll
- 5.The HeartBeatsPeople Are Talking (Fast Version)
- 6.The HeartBeatsBe Mine, Be Mine (Previously Unreleased)
- 7.The HeartBeatsWedding Bells
- 8.The HeartBeatsTell Me (Previously Unreleased)
- 9.The HeartBeatsHydromatic Drive (Previously Unreleased)
- 10.The HeartBeatsTwo Loving Hearts (Shane Sheppard)
- 11.Shep & The LimelitesDaddy's Home
- 12.Shep & The LimelitesOne Week From Today
- 13.Shep & The LimelitesThree Steps From The Altar
- 14.Shep & The LimelitesOur Anniversary
- 15.Shep & The LimelitesWhy, Why Won't You Believe Me?
- 16.Shep & The LimelitesWhat Did Daddy Do?
- 17.Shep & The LimelitesRemember Baby
- 18.Shep & The LimelitesGee Baby, What About You
- 19.Shep & The LimelitesThis I Know
- 20.Shep & The LimelitesReady For Your Love
This CD contains 30 tracks by The Heartbeats (4 previously unreleased) and 10 tracks by Shep & The Limelights.
/Shep & The Limelights.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Shep & the Limelites; The Heartbeats.
This features all of the Heartbeats and Shep & the Limelights' best recordings -- two groups with slightly different lineups and one strong constant: James Sheppard on lead vocals. The 40 tracks make this collection definitive, but some may balk at paying for two discs worth of material. Sheppard's smooth tenor was obviously a source of inspiration for George "Smitty" Smith, the Manhattans' original lead singer, who sang with a similar ache in his tenor. There are many timeless pieces here, most written by Sheppard, to warm your heart, including "A Thousand Miles Away," "Down on My Knees," "500 Miles to Go," "Three Steps From the Altar," "Our Anniversary," "Daddy's Home," and "What Did Daddy Do." A slow-song specialist, Sheppard did many up-tempo tunes with both the Heartbeats and the Limelights, making this a varied collection. ~ Andrew Hamilton
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the heartbeats/shep&the limelites Music Lover: anthony camarda from long Island NY -- August, 7, 2008
best of the best,cant stop playing this cd
- Sales Rank: 11,993
- UPC: 090431880524
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