Double CD compiled by Eddie Kelly, culled (mostly) from the Pye vaults. Does this compilation make the case for the showbands as sixties pop? On balance, no, it doesn't, unless you stick firmly inside the cabaret/entertainer world of Cilla Black et al. And some of the material is rubbish, quite frankly. Easy listening crooners and 50s rock'n'roll lite don't cut it - sorry - but there are a few good tracks.
disc one: Dickie Rock & The Miami Showband - Boys Dickie Rock & The Miami Showband - There's Always Me Butch Moore & The Capitol Showband - Foolin' Time Joe Dolan & The Drifters - When You Say I Love You Eileen Reid & The Cadets - Chapel Of Love Eileen Reid & The Cadets - I Gave My Wedding Dress Away Dickie Rock & The Miami Showband - From The Candy Store On The Corner Butch Moore & The Capitol Showband - Down Came The Rain Butch Moore & The Capitol Showband - Born To Be With You Eileen Reid & The Cadets - Are You Teasing Me The Blue Aces - You Don't Care Sean Fagan & The Pacific Showband - What's The Use Eileen Reid & The Cadets - Jealous Heart Butch Moore & The Capitol Showband - Our Love Will Go On Alan Dee & The Chessman - What In The World's Come Over You Dickie Rock & The Miami Showband - Wishing It Was You Jack Ruane Band - Wow Wow Wow Wow Pat Lynch & The Airchords - Run Samson Run Patricia O'Kelly & The Hiltons - Yesterday's Gone Gregory & The Cadets - More Than Yesterday Joe Dolan & The Drifters - Pretty Brown Eyes Sonny & Sean & The Pacific - I Only Came To Dance With You Muriel Day & The Dave Glover Band - I Wear His Heart Tony Keeling & The Graduates - Come A Little Bit Closer Joe Dolan & The Drifters - House With A White Washed Gable disc two: Tina & The Mexicans - I Won't Marry Him Brendan O'Brien & The Dixies - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes Dickie Rock & The Miami Showband - Baby I'm Your Man Gregory & The Cadets - Girl Of Independent Means The Freshman - Papa Oom Mow Mow Anthony Hughes & The Ventures - When You Meet Marianne Pat Max & The Specialists - Too Much Pat Lynch & The Airchords - I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing Dickie Rock & The Miami Showband - Simon Says Gene & The Gents - C'mon Everybody Brendan O'Brien & The Dixies - Little Arrows The Freshmen - Go Granny Go The Real McCoy - I Get So Excited Gregory & The Cadets - C'mon Marianne The Real McCoy - Quick Joey Small Shaun O'Dowd & The Donie Colins Showband - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honeybunch) The Philosophers - Back At The Lodge Derrick & The Sounds - My Sly Sadie The Riviera - Baby Won't You Leave Me Alone The Royal Blues - Mendocino The Nevada Sound - Give Me Good Lovin' The Arrows - See Saw The Royal Blues - Proud Mary The Real McCoy - She's Different She's Beautiful Brendan Bowyer & The Royal Showband - Sweet Caroline