Gary "U.S." Bonds

Greatest Hits

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Gary U.S. Bonds' '80s comeback with "This Little Girl" and Dedication inspired many repackagings of his '60s recordings in different countries. This 14-track French collection featured seven of Bonds' eight single hits from 1960-1962 (the omission is "Seven Day Weekend"), plus flops like "Not Me" and "Take Me Back to New Orleans," all with brief explanatory notes from producer Frank Guida. Most interesting is Bonds' final '60s chart entry, "Copy Cat," which name-checks competitors like Chubby Checker and Freddy Cannon. But as this collection demonstrates, nobody copies Gary U.S. Bonds as closely as he does himself -- most of the songs are essentially remakes of his biggest hit, "Quarter to Three."

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