Various Artists

20 Party Classics

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In an age of more erudite samplers, this "As Seen on TV"-issue disc from Warner Brothers should still stump the skeptics with 20 of the most infectious chart-toppers from the '50s and '60s. All digitally spruced up, the bubblegum likes of the Young Rascals' "Good Lovin'," the Chiffons' "Sweet Talkin' Guy," and the Shangri-Las' "Leader of the Pack" are given new life in the company of soul-grit classics by Wilson Pickett, Booker T. & the MG's, and Rufus Thomas. The R&B and pop riches of those vintage charts are further excavated with gems from Bobby Darin, Aretha, Dion, and Little Richard. A twist-party spectacular.

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