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The best of Bruce & Terry
Melcher, Terry.
Publication Information:
Coxsackie, NY : b Sundazed Music, [publisher not identified], [1998]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Sundazed: SC 11052 (also on disc: A 28699).

All tracks recorded 1963-1966.

Compact disc.
Hawaii -- Summer means fun -- Come on, lets go / The Rogues -- Carmen -- Don't run away -- Custom machine -- I love you model "T" -- Raining in my heart -- Everyday / The Rogues -- Roger's reef / The Rogues -- Yeah! -- Thank you baby -- Girl, it's alright now -- Roger's reef, part two / The Rogues -- Halfway -- Come love -- Four strong winds -- Help me Rhonda -- Look who's laughing now -- Here comes summer.
Format :
Music CD


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POP .ZB561 B Compact Disc Central Library

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This 20-track compilation gathers together the best of Johnston's and Melcher's best sides for Columbia under the B&T moniker. That's important, because this collection could just as easily have been double the length if they had amassed all the tracks that Bruce & Terry had recorded under other names like the Rip Chords, etc. including the hit "Hey Little Cobra." Because Bruce & Terry were a virtual vocal overdubbing machine, some of the tracks on here ("Custom Machine," "Don't Run Away," "I Love You Model T," "Come Love," "Raining In My Heart") appear in mono-only formats. This becomes the only way to hear the final product as it was etched into black phonograph records, as B&T would overdub right directly onto the final single track mix. It also gives the sound of these tracks an edgy, mid-rangey "squashed" kind of compression to them, making them leap out of the speakers. As a musical satellite orbiting around the Brian Wilson/Jan & Dean/Wrecking Crew axis, the music here reflects that time and sound beautifully. These are the beginnings of two long-standing careers in the record business and the records they literally cut their teeth on. ~ Cub Koda