The Four Tunes

Marie

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As part of Collectables' Great Group Series, the New York City doo wop sounds of the Four Tunes are the focus of this decent yet brief budget-priced collection. Alongside the original 1953 version of their most popular song, "Marie," are nine similar yet excellent tunes, including "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes," "I Understand," and "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman." The only clunker in the bunch is the sappy, over the top "Ballad of James Dean." Even though the 1954 hit "I Understand Just How You Feel" is excluded, this is still an enjoyable and effective overview for both the casual listener and collector.

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