The McCoys

Hang on Sloopy

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The McCoys' debut album in 1965 was less a unified collection than it was a classic single, the title tune "Hang on Sloopy," which featured the singing and guitar playing of a young Rick Derringer, surrounded by a lot of likeminded filler, although a couple of the tracks, most notably the relatively ambitious "Don't Worry Mother" and the striking "Sorrow," which sported a lovely melody, rose well above the generic feel of the rest of the album. That's still the case some 40-plus years later.

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