Paul Revere & the Raiders

The Complete Columbia Singles

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The most versatile of the R&B-steeped bar bands that played the club circuit in the Pacific Northwest in the early '60s, Paul Revere & the Raiders at their best somehow managed to merge Spike Jones, King Curtis, James Brown, the Byrds, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Kinks, and the Rolling Stones into one rollicking pop pastiche. They also had energy, drive, and ambition, and they knew how -- and were willing -- to play the game. This three-disc, 66-track set collects all of the singles, both A- and B-sides, the group released for Columbia Records between 1963 and 1975. There’s a little bit of everything here, from crisp soul-jazz (“Night Train,” “Swim,” “Terry’s Tune”) to California surf (“Corvair Baby”), R&B country (“Leslie,” “Seaboard Line Boogie”), Beatlesque pop (“There She Goes,” “Him or Me -- What’s It Gonna Be?”), and the punk garage sound of the band’s biggest hits (“Just Like Me,” “Kicks,” “Hungry,” “Good Thing”). It adds up to a pretty concise portrait of a remarkably entertaining band whose pretensions only occasionally overwhelmed its R&B-fueled pop energy.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:45 Amazon
2 02:57 Amazon
3 02:45 Amazon
4 02:33 Amazon
5 02:16 Amazon
6 01:56 Amazon
7 02:30 Amazon
8 02:28 Amazon
9 02:13 Amazon
10 02:34 Amazon
11 02:31 Amazon
12
02:14 Amazon
13 02:25 Amazon
14 05:09 Amazon
15 02:29 Amazon
16 04:06 Amazon
17 03:00 Amazon
18 01:48 Amazon
19 03:01 Amazon
20 02:10 Amazon
21 03:05 Amazon
22 01:48 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:53 Amazon
2 02:24 Amazon
3 02:44 Amazon
4 03:08 Amazon
5 02:22 Amazon
6 03:14 Amazon
7 02:30 Amazon
8 02:17 Amazon
9 02:53 Amazon
10 02:11 Amazon
11 02:17 Amazon
12 01:48 Amazon
13 02:31 Amazon
14 02:57 Amazon
15 02:04 Amazon
16 02:46 Amazon
17 02:38 Amazon
18 04:02 Amazon
19 02:33 Amazon
20 03:40 Amazon
21 02:48 Amazon
22 02:38 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:01 Amazon
2 03:03 Amazon
3
feat: The Raiders
03:52 Amazon
4
feat: The Raiders
04:19 Amazon
5
feat: The Raiders
02:41 Amazon
6
feat: The Raiders
02:36 Amazon
7
feat: The Raiders
02:56 Amazon
8
feat: The Raiders
03:24 Amazon
9
feat: The Raiders
02:45 Amazon
10
feat: The Raiders
04:07 Amazon
11
feat: The Raiders
02:32 Amazon
12
feat: The Raiders
02:45 Amazon
13
feat: The Raiders
03:08 Amazon
14
feat: The Raiders
02:42 Amazon
15
feat: The Raiders
03:35 Amazon
16
feat: The Raiders
03:05 Amazon
17
feat: The Raiders
03:43 Amazon
18
feat: The Raiders
02:59 Amazon
19
feat: The Raiders
02:44 Amazon
20
feat: The Raiders
03:11 Amazon
21 03:10 Amazon
22 02:58 Amazon
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