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Gold Collection: Pop Chart Busters

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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman

It's one thing to recycle popular songs that have been compiled on dozens of other discs, but it's another thing entirely when inferior versions appear instead of the originals. Below the track listing on each volume of St. Clair's Gold Collection series, the consumer is informed -- in very small lettering -- that the songs are not the original versions. Instead, they are either live takes or "new stereo recordings." These comps should be hard to give away, let alone sell. Gold Collection: Pop Chart Busters follows suit, with undesirable versions of Fats Domino's "My Blue Heaven," the Crystals "One Fine Day," Gerry & the Pacemakers' "I Like It," Paul Revere & the Raiders' "Good Thing," and Freddie & the Dreamers' "I'm Telling You Now."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Maurice Williams 02:51 Amazon
2 The Miracles 02:58 Amazon
3 The Shangri-Las 02:46 Amazon
4 Hank Ballard 01:49 Amazon
5 Brian Poole 03:16 Amazon
6 Freddie & the Dreamers 02:09 Amazon
7
Carl Perkins 02:24 Amazon
8 The Crystals 02:10 Amazon
9 Gerry & the Pacemakers 02:08 Amazon
10 The Beatles / Tony Sheridan 02:25 Amazon
11 Paul Revere & the Raiders / Raiders / Paul Revere 03:08 Amazon
12 Little Richard 02:31 Amazon
13 The Coasters 02:54 Amazon
14 The Grass Roots 02:36 Amazon
15 Fats Domino 02:03 Amazon
16 Mitch Ryder 03:28 Amazon
17 The Platters 02:42 Amazon
18 The Comets / Bill Haley 02:36 Amazon
19 Hank Ballard 02:26 Amazon
20 The Miracles 02:53 Amazon
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