The Impressions

The Complete A- and B-Sides 1961-1968

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A more accurate title for this two-disc anthology would be The Complete ABC A- and B-Sides 1961-1968 since it does not contain the 1968 singles the Impressions released on Curtom. Some of those 1968 Curtom singles, including "Fool for You" and "This Is My Country," were among the group's most successful, peaking within the Top Ten of Billboard's R&B chart. Those songs can be had on any of several other anthologies, and though this set lacks them, it is still substantial. It's highlighted by "Gypsy Woman" (number two R&B, 1961), "It's All Right" (number one R&B, 1963), "Keep on Pushing" (number 10 pop, 1964), and "People Get Ready" (number three R&B, 1965).

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:19
2 2:13 Amazon
3 2:14 Amazon
4 2:20
5 2:27
6 2:42 Amazon
7 2:47
8 2:30
9 2:17 Amazon
10 2:48
11 2:30
12 2:33
13 3:28
14 2:42
15 2:24
16 2:20
17 2:48
18 2:38 Amazon
19 2:35
20 2:34 Amazon
21 2:43 Amazon
22 2:38
23 2:28 Amazon
24 2:17
25 2:25 Amazon
26 2:44 Amazon
27 2:22
28 2:18
29 3:13
30 3:01 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:28 Amazon
2 2:37 Amazon
3 2:30 Amazon
4 2:46 Amazon
5 2:22 Amazon
6 2:29 Amazon
7 2:38 Amazon
8 2:13 Amazon
9 2:21
10 2:32 Amazon
11 2:05
12 2:24
13 2:47 Amazon
14 2:47
15 2:12 Amazon
16 2:49 Amazon
17 2:23 Amazon
18 2:18 Amazon
19 3:03
20 2:56 Amazon
21 2:36 Amazon
22 3:04 Amazon
23 2:46 Amazon
24 2:28 Amazon
25 2:41 Amazon
26 2:43 Amazon
27 3:09 Amazon
28 2:06 Amazon
29 2:55 Amazon
30 3:04 Amazon
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