A value-priced collection of compilations that feature the music of the '50s through the '80s, Definitive Records' A Year in Your Life series presents a fun and eclectic mix of the sounds that defined the babyhood of the baby boomers through the adulthood of the "me" generation. Ranging across a variety of pop- and R&B-influenced styles, each CD in the series highlights the music of a single year. Historical tidbits and a musical trivia quiz are also included in the liner notes. 1964, Vol. 1 is full of sweet, summery sounds, from Martha & the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Streets" to the Beach Boys' "Fun Fun Fun" to Jan & Dean's "Little Old Lady From Pasadena." Other great songs on the compilation include the Zombies' "She's Not There," Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman," and the Supremes' "Baby Love."
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AllMusic Review by Stacia Proefrock