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The original popstars - a hard act to follow

Advantages: some great tunes
Disadvantages: don't try to read anything into it

Everyone knows at least one Monkees song, and everyone will sing along when it comes on the radio or karaoke machine. But how many people know whether the song they are listening to is really the Monkees at all? The first totally manufactured band, the ...

colinlivingstone 13.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Greatest Hits - Monkees (The)

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Blue-Eyed Soul Boys

Advantages: All-American 60s pop and soul
Disadvantages: Simply its age

Before Web 2.0 allowed us to be as familiar with real-time happenings on the other side of the world as with those on our own doorstep, it wasn’t unusual for musical acts to be major stars in their own backyard while remaining virtually unknown further af ...

Templar19 03.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Groovin' - Young Rascals

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I Can't Let Honeybus Go!!

Advantages: Excellent crystal clear recordings. inc B sides and rarities
Disadvantages: slightly twee perhaps, not for your average rock fan

I picked up this CD because I was looking for an anthology of an obscure, underrated 60's group, and also because I was rather taken with the pretty cover!! I already knew the song 'I Can't Let Maggie Go' so I thought it was definitely worth a listen. I s ...

psychelatte 25.04.2005 · Read full review
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Review of She Flies Like A Bird - The Anthology - Honeybus

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The King of Soul at His Best

Advantages: Every track on this album, a great collection of Otis Redding's Career
Disadvantages: Not a single weak track on this album

... Introduction Otis Redding was first brought to my attention in the late 1980's, I had heard a couple of Otis Redding songs through the 'Dirty Dancing' soundtrack and I also had a sixties compilation with '(Sittin' On) The Dock of Bay' on it. When I ...

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Review of The Dock of the Bay the Definitive Collection - Otis Redding

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Pop meets world music well ahead of its time

Advantages: One timeless classic pop single after another - and another - and another
Disadvantages: None!

The group Dave Dee and the Bostons were a group from Salisbury - probably the only major group who ever came from that town. When they signed a record contract in 1964, just for a gimmick they changed their name to incorporate the nicknames of the ...

JOHNV 14.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Best Of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, The - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

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