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RCA's Greatest One Hit Wonders

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You'd had to be a pretty strange bird indeed to want to hear classics by the Youngbloods ("Get Together"), Jesse Belvin's "Guess Who," and Mickey & Sylvia ("Love Is Strange") next to novelties like Lorne Greene's "Ringo," Zager & Evans' "In the Year 2525," Neal Hefti's "Batman Theme," and Marilyn Monroe's "River of No Return." But that's exactly what you'll find on this compilation of 17 cuts from the RCA catalog, mostly from the 1950s and 1960s. True, it's hard to find singles like Tony Perkins' "Moon-Light Swim," Floyd Robinson's "Makin' Love," and (let us not forget) the Pipes & Drums & the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards' bagpipe-driven "Amazing Grace" on CD oldies compilations. But you have to consider that there really hasn't been much of a demand for those items. It's a ridiculously (as in senselessly) eclectic assortment of cuts, of use only to those collectors who have to have every chart hit, regardless of what it sounds like.

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