#1 R&B Hits: 1960-1964, released by a label called GNP-Crescendo, is an extremely brief compilation -- it clocks in just short of half-an-hour, meaning that there are roughly 50 minutes of dead space that could've been used -- with only ten selections. Nonetheless, if you happen to need a few of the songs here and are on a tight budget, you're in luck. And, despite the looks of the package, the disc contains the original versions, as opposed to the re-recordings and poor-quality live recordings that make up so many budget-line compilations. Some of the featured tracks include the Dixie Cups' "Chapel of Love," Jerry Butler's "He Will Break Your Heart," and Barbara Lewis' "Hello Stranger."
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman