Great 2-artists 2-Sider featuring a hypnotic Bopper by Tony Diavolo and a first class Rockabilly dancefloor sweeper by Danny McVey!
(Amy) 18 tracks The Viscounts Rock is the title given to this record and just one playing will ensure that this is no idle boast. From the beginning to the end, the group keep the tempo up and your feet tapping. The big bag among record companies these days is to be fortunate enough to come up with a successful singles release, and. before you can say I-can´t-wait-for-the-album, rush to market an LP featuring the hit artist and titled after the hit number. This package fits into that category with an interesting difference. Record fans, with rock and roll memories that go back some years, will recall that The Viscounts had a solid winner with ´Harlem Nocturne´, a rather slow and haunting version which has since been followed by several other chart entries, some slow and other full of the big beat. All of which goes to that that a good performance of a great song just can´t be held down. ´Harlem Nocturne´´, of course, was no stranger to the pop music world when the instrumental,ts made it a classic in the teenage market. The same goes fora greater part of the album´s bill of fare, which includes such superior evergreens as, ´Summertime´ and ´September Song´. Also included are such familiar showcase favo-rites among instrumental groups as ´When The Saints Go Mar-ching In´, ´Along The Navajo Trail´ and ´Opus I´. What is happily impressive about The Viscounts´ touch is the respectful attitude they have in bringing great ´oldtimers´ to the attention of the youngergeneration. True. the renditions are pure teen-beat. but even the most diehard of the ´they-don´t-play-´em-like-they-used-to´ genre will agree that every original note of the melodies remains and, perhaps even more important, at do the original concepts behind their moods. But don´t get The Viscounts wrong - though they can refashion old favorites with nostalgia, they are completely up with the discotheque times. They are a-go-go all the way. The rhythm tracks here clearly indicate that just about all oof the currently popular novelty steps - and, surely. those to come - fit like a glove into the exciting romps of The Viscounts. The Viscounts hail from New Jersey and have all been professio-nal musicians for several years. The group consists of Bobby Spie-vak, who plays lead guitar, his brother Joe Spievak. the bassist, who also contributes to the group´s arrangements´ Harry Haller- is the sax man. Larry Vecchio plays piano and organ. and the man behind the drums is Clark Smith. Possibly the best tributes one can pay to the sounds of this LP are that it caters extremely well to fun dancefloor demands, and, when you care to sit one out. there is more than enough to listen to - and for. Iry Lichtman Cashbox Magazine
DescriptionThis Little Black Book Of All-Time Hit Songs is a pint-sized collection of 72 of the most timeless and enduring tunes ever written, all presented in chord song book format including chord symbols, Guitar chord boxes and full lyrics. Included within this Little Black Book are some not-so-little hits that are universally known as some of the greatest songs ever, composed by some of the greatest artists to have graced the airwaves. Artists like Elvis Presley, Queen, Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder and The Rolling Stones are represented here, and the list truly does go on. Reading the contents is like looking back through time at the legends and geniuses of the musical world - those performers and bands who transcend genres and time periods to become immortal. If you´ve ever wanted to play songs like Bohemian Rhapsody (even though the list of chords takes up almost a page!), Go Your Own Way, Baby Love, as well as massive modern classics like I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, Song 2 and Seven Nation Army then this Little Black Book of all-time hit Guitar chords is for you. With handy chord boxes, chord symbols and full lyrics, you can learn the songs exactly as these musicians have played them, and therefore nail each and every tune here. This All-Time Hit Songs book is perfect for a variety of players, with simpler songs that are stalwarts of a buskers´ repertoire as well as more challenging tunes for the advanced player. The old favourites rub shoulders with contemporary pop melodies making this Guitar chord song book perfect for musicians and audiences of all tastes. The Little Black Book Of All-Time Hit Songs packs the biggest songs into a brilliantly small size. Perfect for the home or on the move, Guitarists will love every one of these immortal hits.A Groovy Kind Of Love [Mindbenders, The] A Rainy Night In Georgia [Benton, Brook] ABC [Jackson Five] Alone Again, Naturally [O´Sullivan, Gilbert] Always On My Mind [Presley, Elvis] At Seventeen [Ian, Janis] Baby Love [Supremes, The] Baggy Trousers [Madness] Bohemian Rhapsody [Queen] Brass In Pocket [Pretenders, The] Can´t Take My Eyes Off You [Williams, Andy] Come Away With Me [Jones, Norah] Dance The Night Away [Mavericks, The] Daydream Believer [Monkees, The] December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) [Valli, Frankie] [Four Seasons, The] Do Right Woman, Do Right Man [Franklin, Aretha] Do You Really Want To Hurt Me [Culture Club] Down Under [Men At Work] Dream A Little Dream Of Me [Mama Cass] Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me) [Train] Everybody Wants To Rule The World [Tears For Fears] Fire [Kasabian] Go Your Own Way [Fleetwood Mac] Have I Told You Lately [Van Morrison] Help Me Make It Through The Night [Kristofferson, Kris] Holding Back The Years [Simply Red] How To Save A Life [Fray, The] I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor [Arctic Monkeys] I Don’t Wanna Dance [Grant, Eddy] I Heard It Through The Grapevine [Gaye, Marvin] I Saw The Light [Rundgren, Todd] I’m Not In Love [10cc] It Must Have Been Love [Roxette] Jack And Diane [Mellencamp, John] Labelled With Love [Squeeze] Livin’ Thing [Electric Light Orchestra] Living Doll [Richard, Cliff] Love Shack [B-52’s, The] Maggie May [Stewart, Rod] Mercy [Duffy] More Than This [Roxy Music] Mr. Jones [Counting Crows] Mustang Sally [Pickett, Wilson] My Cherie Amour [Wonder, Stevie] My Girl [Temptations, The] Nowhere To Run [Martha & The Vandellas] Orinoco Flow [Enya] Personal Jesus [Depeche Mode] Pretty In Pink [Psychedelic Furs, The] Reach Out I’ll Be There [Four Tops] Rio [Duran Duran] Seven Nation Army [White Stripes, The] Sledgehammer [Gabriel, Peter] Smoke On The Water [Deep Purple] Song 2 [Blur] Start Me Up [Rolling Stones, The] Stupid Cupid [Francis, Connie] Take Your Mama [Scissor Sisters] The House OF The Rising Sun [Animals, The] The Loco-Motion [Little Eva] The Look Of Love [Springfield, Dusty] The Tears Of A Clown [Smokey Robinson & The Miracles] Three Times A Lady [Commodores] Total Eclipse Of The Heart [Tyler, Bonnie] Toxic [Spears, Britney] Uptown Girl [Joel, Billy] Virtual Insanity [Jamiroquai] Walk On The Wild Side [Reed, Lou] What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? [Ruffin, Jimmy] Would I Lie To You? [Charles & Eddie] Wuthering Heights [Charles & Eddie] Young Folks [Peter Bjorn And John]