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Smash Hits 62


CD  |  Soul  |  29 Jan 2013

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Motown was never afraid to try and cash in on a craze, irrespective of the source, and even more so during their early, formative years. As The Marvelettes' Please Mr. Postman single was winding its way up the chart, Berry Gordy sent the group into the studio to record an album, released shortly after as Please Mr. Postman, but the lack of a strong second single meant the album was largely ignored. Just as the single was reaching its peak (it would go on to top the chart), Berry's other great hope, an album by The Twistin' Kings, designed to capitalize on the suddenly popular twist dance craze, also stiffed, meaning Motown stood likely to miss out on the chance for some easy money. The Marvelettes were sent back into the studio and in less than a month came up with Smash Hits Of 62, with only Twistin' Postman a total original, but since it married the two ideas together, it was likely to cause something of a stir. The single did indeed become a success, hitting the Top 40 pop and Top 20 R&B, but the rest of the album features cover versions of hits by Bruce Channel, Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke and Elvis Presley, among others. Hallmark.

Title: Smash Hits 62

Format: CD

Release Date: 29 Jan 2013

Artist: Marvelettes

Sku: 2240924

Catalogue No: 712982

Category: Soul



Mashed Potato Time 2. Love Letters 3. The One Who Really Loves You 4. Twistin' The Night Away 5. Hey Baby 6. Twistin' Postman 7. Good Luck Charm 8. Slow Twist 9. Lover Please 10. Dream Baby

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