Pat Boone

Greatest Rock N' Roll Songs

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Pat Boone has been underestimated as a ballad singer, but critics and fans agree that he was no rock & roller. The ten-track Curb collection Greatest Rock N' Roll Songs includes his versions of a raft of R&B hits -- "Ain't That a Shame," "Tutti Frutti," "Rip It Up" -- that, at their best, barely hold a candle to the originals, and at their worst, sound downright embarrassing. Boone's superior ballad skills arise only sparingly, during "Moody River" and his cover of Ivory Joe Hunter's "I Almost Lost My Mind."

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