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Various - George Goldner Presents The Gee Story - Classic R&B, Rock 'n' Roll, Doo-Wop And Pop From A Legendary New York Label download album

  • Performer: Various
  • Title: George Goldner Presents The Gee Story - Classic R&B, Rock 'n' Roll, Doo-Wop And Pop From A Legendary New York Label
  • Genre: Rock / Funk & Soul / Blues
  • Formats: AIFF DXD MP2 XM AU TTA MMF
  • Released: 1999
  • Style: Soul, Doo Wop, Rhythm & Blues
  • MP3 album: 1218 mb
  • FLAC album: 1918 mb
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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Various - George Goldner Presents The Gee Story - Classic R&B, Rock 'n' Roll, Doo-Wop And Pop From A Legendary New York Label download album

Printed on back cover: This 2-CD package presents a comprehensive sampling of George Goldner's legendary Gee label from New York City. It contains 63 tracks from 44 different artists - cvering the albel's rhythm & blues and rock 'n' roll output from 1954 to 1962. It is the second in a series of CD's which document Goldner's four major 1950's independent record labels - Rama, Gee, End and Gone

Printed on back cover: Rama was the first of maverick r George Goldner's labels to make it's mark on Rock 'N' Roll. In three years the label produced and released many classics, including many of the defining moments in Doo-Wop - such as the track cited as the genre's first, "Gee" by The Crows.

Printed on back cover: This 2-CD package presents a comprehensive sampling of George Goldner's legendary Gone Records from New York City. It contains 65 tracks from 51 different artists - covering the label's output from 1957 to 1964. It is the last in a series of four CD's which document Goldner's four major 1950's independent record labels - Rama, Gee, End and Gone. Digitally remastered from the original 1/4 inch session and production tapes

George Goldner Presents The Gone Story: Doo-Wop to Soul 1957-1963 contains 65 songs representing a dead-perfect cross-section of the singles output of one of New York's great R&B labels of the late 1950s and early 1960s. The opening cut, the Dubs' slow, romantic "Don't Ask Me (To Be Lonely)," shows just how far George Goldner's conception of rhythm & blues had come in the four years since he'd founded Rama Records in 1953. The label's sound was very polished, although Goldner and company found room for an occasional hard rocker like "Love Is Dynamite" by would-be rockabilly star Gary Dale or lady rock & roller Jo Ann Campbell's "Wait a Minute.

Featured New Releases. Doo Wop Early R&B Early Pop/Rock Rock & Roll Soul. George Goldner Presents The Gone Story: Doo-Wop to Soul 1957-1963. Westside Records WESD 206. CD.

Goldner was not a rock ‘n roll fan, per se, but had Latin and jazz musical influences in his past. He had worked with Tico, a label that specialized in Latin artists, during the late 1940s. In late 1958, it was Goldner’s idea to have the Flamingos record an album of old standards, but do it in doo wop style. Some believe Goldner was influenced by what had been done earlier with groups such as the Orioles and Ravens; groups that had successfully produced cover versions of older songs in a more popular style. George Goldner wanted us to go in another direction than regular R&B. He wanted us to do standards like the Platters, who were doing songs like ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. I was open to the idea, because I wasn’t raised on R&B; my parents listened to Patti Page, the Mills Brothers, the Ink Spots and Bing Crosby.

It is a doo-wop song, written by William Davis and Viola Watkins, and recorded by the Crows on the independent label, Rama Records, at Beltone Studios in New York City in February 1953. It charted in April 1954, one year later. It took a year to get recognized on Your Hit Parade. It landed N. on the rhythm and blues chart and No. 14 on the pop chart.

Doo- Wop had its origins in the black pop and gospel groups of the pre-World War II era, but it flourished in the years after World War II and became a major contributing force to the evolution of Rock 'n' Roll. In fact, some eminent cultural historians cite re- cords like Sixty Minute Man and Gee as among the first Rock 'n' Roll records. Both of those classics, along with many more, are on BEAR FAMILY's defintive history of Doo-Wop, 'Street Corner Symphonies. Every hit, every underground classic, every song that lit up the airwaves at the dawn of rock 'n' roll. Now Dig This 7/12 Bear Family, the best reissue label in the world, has followed up its year-by-year survey of R & B, "Blowing The Fuse", with a similar annual overview of vocal harmony groups, called "Street Corner Symphonies". Congratulations, Bear Family!

Tracklist

1-1 Lorraine Ellis And The Crows Perfidia
1-2 Lorraine Ellis And The Crows Piano Player Play A Tune
1-3 Oliver Jones What I Say
1-4 Dottie Johnson Thank You Daddy
1-5 Dottie Johnson It's A Shame
1-6 Eddie "Tex" Curtis I'm True (Cause I Love No One But You)
1-7 Eddie "Tex" Curtis Brown
1-8 The Coins Blue, Can't Get No Place With You
1-9 Bill "Bass" Gordon And The Colonials Two Loves Have I
1-10 The Cleftones You Baby You
1-11 The Five Crowns God Bless You
1-12 The Five Crowns Do You Remember
1-13 The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
1-14 Duvals* Guide Me
1-15 The Valtones Have You Ever Met An Angel
1-16 The Emanons Change Of Time
1-17 Jimmy Wright & His Orchestra Lily Maebelle Mambo
1-18 The Coins Look At Me Girl
1-19 The Debonaires I'm Gone
1-20 The Quintones I'm Willing
1-21 The Cleftones Little Girl Of Mine
1-22 The Mellow Keys Listen Baby
1-23 Anne Kaye Dilly Dally Darling
1-24 The Downbeats China Doll
1-25 The Jets Heaven Above Me
1-26 The Royale Cita Chorus* Chang-A-Lang
1-27 The Lanes Open Up Your Heart
1-28 The Angels The Glory Of Love
1-29 The Echoes Ding Dong
1-30 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Baby Baby
2-1 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent
2-2 Johnny Blake And The Clippers Bella Marie
2-3 The Clippers I'm Yours
2-4 Carol Blades What Did I Do Wrong
2-5 The Sweet Teens With This Ring
2-6 The Rosebuds Dearest Darling
2-7 Shaye Cogan Ain't Nobody Home
2-8 The Mello-Tones I'll Never Fall In Love Again
2-9 Little Billy Mason School Kid
2-10 The Heartbeats When I Found You
2-11 Ollie Shepard Say Yeah
2-12 The Harptones So Good, So Fine
2-13 The Teenagers Flip Flop
2-14 The Heartbeats 500 Miles To Go
2-15 The Cleftones Begginers At Love
2-16 Kenny Rossi (I Never Thought I'd Miss It) But I Do
2-17 Frank Brunson Where In The World
2-18 Frank Brunson You're Mine
2-19 Frankie Lymon I'm Not Too Young To Dream
2-20 Jimmy Mack* I Believe I Love You
2-21 Curtis Carrington Timber
2-22 John Loren Tell The World
2-23 The Cleftones Heart And Soul
2-24 The Regents Barbara Ann
2-25 The Regents Runaround
2-26 The Regents Just Cry
2-27 Toni Knight Let's Try Again
2-28 The Suburbans Love Me
2-29 The Cleftones Lover Come Back To Me
2-30 The Drapers You Got To Look Up
2-31 The Drapers (I Know) Your Love Has Gone Away
2-32 The Squires So Many Tears Ago
2-33 The Squires Don't Accuse me (Unissued Version)

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – EMI Special Markets
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records UK
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Westside
  • Copyright (c) – Westside
  • Remastered At – Country Masters
  • Glass Mastered At – Disctronics S

Credits

  • Compilation Producer [Input], Other [Annotation Input] – Bob Fisher , Tony Rounce
  • Compilation Producer, Other [Annotation] – Early Bird Records
  • Other [Special Thanks] – Victor Pearlin, Walter Devenne
  • Remastered By [Digitally] – Denis Blackham
  • Sleeve [Design] – Brian Burrows

Notes

Printed on back cover: This 2-CD package presents a comprehensive sampling of George Goldner's legendary Gee label from New York City. It contains 63 tracks from 44 different artists - cvering the albel's rhythm & blues and rock 'n' roll output from 1954 to 1962. It is the second in a series of CD's which document Goldner's four major 1950's independent record labels - Rama, Gee, End and Gone.

Special thanks to Walter DeVenne who provided invaluable assistance in locating and transferring many thought-lost masters for this package and our earlier "Rama Story" (WESD 215), and also to Victor Pearlin for general ongoing assistance and support.

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 614475032239
  • Rights Society: mcps
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): DISCTRONICS S WESD 223 ONE 01
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): DISCTRONICS S WESD 223 TWO 05
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L501
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L205
  • Mould SID Code (Both discs): IFPI 8729

Reviews about Various - George Goldner Presents The Gee Story - Classic R&B, Rock 'n' Roll, Doo-Wop And Pop From A Legendary New York Label (1):
Rleillin
The sound on this is excellent. It sounds like this was done using real master tapes.

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