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Malt Shop Classics [Columbia River]

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Columbia River's Malt Shop Classics collects ten songs from '50s stars like Chuck Berry, Duane Eddy and Jerry Lee Lewis. However, all of these tracks appear as inferior re-recordings or live versions (Gene Vincent's "Be Bop A Lula" sounds particularly neutered). Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally" and Eddy's "Peter Gunn Theme" don't sound too bad, but this collection is so small and has such a poor ratio of original songs to re-recorded versions that it can't be recommended.

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