Various Artists

Before They Were Hits or We Did It First

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Twenty-five original recordings that became hits by others, including Sammy Ambrose's "This Diamond Ring" (Gary Lewis & the Playboys), Richard Barry's "Louie Louie" (The Kingsmen), Merry Clayton's "The Shoop Shoop Song" (Betty Everett), the Laurels' "Baby Talk" (Jan & Dean), the Gladiolas' "Little Darlin'" (the Diamonds), the Olympics' "Good Lovin'" (the Rascals), Hank Ballard's "The Twist" (Chubby Checker), and more.

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