Various Artists

Love Songs: Melody of Love

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Bellevue's Love Songs series, like other releases from the label, features only a handful of original recordings per volume. Poorly recorded live versions and studio re-recordings are far more common. The label specifies which selections are live, but it does not bother to note which ones are inferior studio remakes. That alone is a case for ignoring the whole series. Among the many reasons to avoid this volume: substandard versions of Louis Armstrong's "A Kiss to Build a Dream On," Falcons' "Your So Fine" [sic], Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame," the Clovers' "Love Potion No. 9," and the Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved."

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