The Newbeats Golden Classics Edition

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CD Details

  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Collectables Records

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The Newbeats biggest hit was the silly but clever tune "Bread and Butter", which began a string of hits for the group in 1964. It was in reality, the flip side of what they thought would be a hit; a clever record promoter flipped the disc and history was made. Now enjoy all their hits including "Run Baby Run" and "Break Away" and all their best work for Hickory.


  • 1.Bread & Butter
  • 2.Run Baby Run (Back Into My Arms)
  • 3.Everything's Alright
  • 4.Break Away (From That Boy)
  • 5.Birds Are For The Bees, (The Bees Are For The Birds)
  • 6.Shake Hands And Come Out Crying
  • 7.Tough Little Buggy
  • 8.Pink Dally Rue
  • 9.Hey-O-Daddy-O
  • 10.I Can't Hear You No More
  • 11.Better Watch Your Step
  • 12.Mean Wooly Willie
  • 13.Poison Pen
  • 14.Little Child
  • 15.A Patent On Love
  • 16.Don't Turn Me Loose
  • 17.Short On Love
  • 18.Evil Eva

Product Description:

Newbeats: Dean Mathis, Marc Mathis, Larry Henley.
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
An animal-house special. the Newbeats: Larry Henley and Mark & Don Mathis performed 18 campy songs in frat house style. All tracks feature Henley's exaggerated, sometimes painful falsetto, i.e., "Little Child," "Tough Little Buggy," and "The Bees Are for the Birds." However, the style works on "Bread and Better," "Run Baby Run," "Everything's Alright," and the harmony laden "Break Away (From That Boy)." The singing is OK, but the lyrics sound like the work of third-graders. "Better Watch Your Step," is "Bread and Butter" with new lyrics; most interesting is "Pink Daily Rue," which cops the groove of the Ikettes' "I'm Blue" and their rendition of "I Can't Hear You No More." There are no ballads and only a few mid-tempo tracks including "Patent on Love," the only song written by Henley and the best overall. Henley later wrote "Wind Beneath My Wings," but there's nothing that deep here. ~ Andrew Hamilton

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They Sure Fooled A Nine Year Old Kid! Music Lover: from Gulfport, FL -- April, 1, 2017

When Bread And Butter came out and I heard it on my transistor radio at the age of nine, I thought I was listening to a black group with a female lead singer. Not even close: Three white men in their twenties.

Now - to that falsetto: You either like it...or hate it. (Think Frankie Valli, Lou Christie, Bee Gees). This guy's voice could saw a 2x4 in half. Plus, unlike most, he adds vibrato to it. That being said, I can handle the voice... because he can handle it - strong and in tune. it. But listening to 18 songs straight through can be tiring.

What I do like about the tracks is the variety of songwriters involved: Gerry Goffin/Carol King, JD Loudermilk, Doug Kershaw and others I'm not familiar with. Jay Turnbow and Larry Parks wrote Bread And Butter. Turnbow was in a band called the Ivy Jives, and Parks was a drummer who toured with Roy Orbison.

I also enjoyed not only the quality of the recordings, but the quality of the musicians involved. Beyond Bread And Butter, I didn't hear any stand-out tunes. Yes, they charted a few more times, but I'll bet most of us will remember them only for bread, butter, toast and jam...which is good eating!

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 121,234
  • UPC: 090431566022
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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