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Bubblegum Classics, Vol. 5: The Voice of Tony Burrows

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Bubblegum Classics, Vol. 5 is a retitled reissue of Varese's Tony Burrows compilation Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes). It never was a Tony Burrows album proper, but an 18-song compilation of records that he sang lead on from 1969 through 1985 (mostly from the first half of the 1970s), for Edison Lighthouse, First Class, White Plains, the Brotherhood of Man, the Pipkins, the Flowerpot Men, and others. All the big hits are here ("Love Grows," "Gimme Dat Ding," "My Baby Loves Lovin'," "United We Stand," "Beach Baby"), as well as quite a few misses. It's candy-floss early-'70s pop of the most disposable variety, many of the flops being pale Beach Boys imitations.

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