Thursday, November 29, 2007
CAROLE KING - MASTERPIECE VOL. 1
Yet another brilliant compilation (the first of three volumes on Carole King!) from A-Side.
As with other releases in the Songwriter Series, the track list combines better-known hits with obscure indie singles and B-sides. Surprises include Annette Funicello's girl-group ("Dreamin' About You"), The Crawford Brothers' Everly-esque "Good Buddies", and the Honey Bees' soulful "Some of Your Lovin'".
Some of these tracks subsequently turned up on other compilations (including Ace's Gerry Goffin & Carole King Song Collection 1961-1967), but there are plenty of unique rarities here and on the next two volumes.
Carole King – Oh Neil (H. Greenfield, N. Sedaka, G. Goffin)
The Shirelles – Will You Love Me Tomorrow
The Drifters – Some Kind Of Wonderful
Tony Orlando – Halfway to Paradise
Bobby Vee – Take Good Care of My Baby
Gene Pitney – Every Breath I Take (H. Greenfield, C. King)
Annette & The Vonnair Sisters – Dreamin' About You
The Everly Brothers – Crying in the Rain
James Darren – Her Royal Majesty
Little Eva – The Locomotion
Gene McDaniels – Point of No Return
The Crickets – Don't Ever Change
The Crawford Brothers - Good Buddies
Craig Douglas – When My Little Girl is Smiling
Steve Lawrence – Go Away Little Girl
The Chiffons – One Fine Day
The Cookies – Will Power
Freddie Scott – Hey Girl
Skeeter Davis – I Can't Stay Mad at You
Connie Stevens – Why'd You Wanna Make Me Cry
Earl-Jean – They're Jealous of Me
The Tokens – He's in Town
The Honey Bees – Some of Your Lovin'
Carole King – Queen of the Beach
Carole King – Short Mort
Carole King – Under the Stars (Carole King)
All songs written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, except as noted.