Various Artists

Hits of the '50s [Direct Source]

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Direct Source's two-disc set Hits of the '50s looks like a pretty interesting collection that hits some of the highlights of '50s pop (Perry Como, Peggy Lee), rockabilly (Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent), and R&B (the Drifters, Fats Domino, and the Coasters) among the 20 tracks. Unfortunately the tracks are re-recorded or live versions of the hits -- not all bad, but not original and that's what people deserve to hear. Skip this and look for the real deal. You might have to spend more money, but it will be worth it.

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