The Silhouettes

Complete Package

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Although the Silhouettes only had one national hit, the enduring "Get a Job," written by group member Rick Lewis while he was stationed in West Germany during a hitch in the U.S. Army, the group had a good deal more to offer than most one-shot wonders, as this generous 30-track set makes clear. It includes "Get a Job," of course, with its iconic sha-nah-nah refrain and a solid sax break from Ronnie McGill, as well as the solid original rendition of "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" (later a 1960 hit for the Bluebelles in an up-tempo version), the Drifters-like "Move on Over (To Another Land)," the "La Bamba"-ized "The Push," the should-have-been-a-big-hit "Headin' for the Poor House," and the goofy, infectious "Bull Frog." Also included are three previously unissued sides and some rare solo singles by Silhouettes lead singer Bill Horton. The end result is a solid, fun history of this very special singing group, making it, as the title says, the complete package.

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