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Album Reviews

Looking for that perfect Oldies music compilation on CD? These lists and guides will help you put together the perfect collection of oldies music for the digital age! Includes price guides, so you can buy CDs right now at the lowest possible price.
  1. 2011 album reviews (5)
  2. 2012 album reviews (7)
  3. 2013 Album Reviews (2)

Top Ten Albums of 2010
"New" oldies music sounds like an oxymoron, but only to those poor benighted souls who think that the blues or rockabilly or classic R B or country music -- excuse me, authentic country music -- is dead, simply because it doesn't reside at the top of the charts anymore. Actually, a few of these 2010 It's amazing that these two godfathers...

Top Ten Reissues of 2010
Some think that oldies music reissues are doomed to be dead history, endlessly repackaging and thus repeating things we've heard already. Believe it or not, however, several pieces of rock cornerstones -- essential, in many cases -- remain in the vaults even decades on, and in any case, endless advances in remastering technology make even...

Top 10 Best Compilations of the 2000s
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Review: Glen Campbell, "See You There"
All about "See You There," Glen Campbell's unexpected followup to 2011's comeback "Ghost on the Canvas," featuring several reimagined Campbell classics recorded at those sessions. A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Delfonics Review: "Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics"
All about "Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics," a new R&B collaboration between underground hip-hop producer Younge and William Hart, original lead singer of the classic Philly Soul group. A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Review: Eric Burdon, "'Til Your River Runs Dry"
All about Eric Burdon's new album "'Til Your River Runs Dry," the former Animals lead singer's first full studio album in six years. A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Top 10 Best New Albums of the 2000s
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The Top 10 Elvis Presley CDs
The top ten Elvis Presley CDs of all time - compilations, original albums, live recordings, and more! A handy shopping list from your oldies.about.com guide. Compare prices and buy these Elvis CDs here!

General Oldies Compilations
Here's a list of the finest oldies compilation CDs, as hand-picked by your Guide. This is not intended to be a complete list (yet), just a good starter guide for anyone looking to fill basic gaps in their oldies collection.

Summer Oldies Music Compilations
Here's a list of the best summer oldies CD compilations, in no particular order, as hand-picked by your Guide. It's subjective, of course, but it covers the 50s, 60s, and 70s in search of what your Guide considers the classic summer, beach, surf, and drag hits.

The Top 10 Elvis Presley DVDs
The top ten Elvis Presley DVDs of all time - compilations, original albums, live recordings, and more! A handy shopping list from your oldies.about.com guide. Compare prices and buy these Elvis DVDs here!

Buddy Holly: The Essentials
The oldies.about.com guide to a Buddy Holly collection -- CDs, DVDs, and books that no Buddy fan should be without, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide!

Review: Booker T: Potato Hole
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: "Potato Hole," the first solo album in two decades from Booker T., organist of the legendary MGs -- ten new instrumentals also featuring the Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young!

Review: Yusuf: Roadsinger
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: "Roadsinger," the first album of new material by the former Cat Stevens in three years, and a callback to the glory days of his early-Seventies hits!

Paul Revere and the Raiders: Hungry For Kicks (Singles & Choice Cuts 1965-69) CD
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: Rev-Ola's latest in their series of artist retrospectives, featuring Paul Revere and the Raiders' greatest hits and obscure cuts from their greatest period!

Elvis Presley: From Elvis In Memphis (Legacy Edition) CD Review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: Sony Legacy's remastered reissue of Elvis Presley's legendary 1969 comeback album From Elvis In Memphis, now featuring all the songs the King cut at these legendary sessions!

Sly and the Family Stone: The Woodstock Experience
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the latest in Sony/BMG's 40th anniversary series of Woodstock concert albums, featuring for the first time Sly and the Family Stone's set in its entirety!

Gary Lewis and the Playboys: The Complete Liberty Singles
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the latest in Liberty's series of "complete singles" CDs, this time featuring sunshine-pop pioneers Gary Lewis and the Playboys!

Chuck Berry: You Never Can Tell: The Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the second volume in Chess' complete chronicle of Chuck Berry's legendary early work, this time featuring early-Sixties hits, rarities, alternate versions, and live cuts.

Review: The Fireman: Electric Arguments
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: "Electric Arguments," Paul McCartney's third collaboration with famed musician/producer Youth (Killing Joke, The Verve, U2), which many are nevertheless calling his best solo album in decades.

Top Ten New Albums of 2008
"New" oldies music sounds like an oxymoron, but only to those poor benighted souls who think that the blues or rockabilly or classic R&B or country music -- excuse me, authentic country music -- is dead, simply because it doesn't reside at the top of the charts anymore. Actually, a few of these CDs did make the Billboard Top Ten, and since that isn't done without the support of at least some youn…

Top Ten Oldies Reissues: 2008
Some think that oldies music reissues are doomed to be dead history, endlessly repackaging and thus repeating things we've heard already. Believe it or not, however, several pieces of rock cornerstones -- essential, in many cases -- remain in the vaults even decades on, and in any case, endless advances in remastering technology make even the most cherished musical memories seem as fresh as tomor…

Various Artists: Cadillac Records Original Movie Soundtrack
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the official soundtrack for the Beyonce and Mos Def movie Cadillac Records, featuring several of today's stars taking on the classic hits of Chess Records!

Various Artists: Soul Men Original Movie Soundtrack
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the official soundtrack for the Samuel L. Jackson / Bernie Mac movie Soul Men, a comedic look at a very Sam-and-Dave-like duo, replete with soul music classics old and new!

Break-A-Way: The Songs of Jackie DeShannon
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: The latest in Ace UK's collection of singer-songwriters and their lesser-known songs sung by other artists, this time featuring the groundbreaking Jackie DeShannon!

Love Train: The Sound Of Philadelphia
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new four-disc box set of the legendary Philly soul sound created by Gamble and Huff and their slew of hitmaking artists, including several rarities and non-Philadelphia International recordings.

Roy Orbison: The Soul Of Rock And Roll
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the four-disc retrospective of Roy Orbison, one of rock and roll's true iconoclasts, the first such multi-disc, multi-label collection in 20 years!

Otis Redding: Live in London and Paris
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the remastered rerelease of Otis Redding's legendary 1967 London concert that served as an introduction to European audiences, now with an unreleased concert from Paris that same year!

I Got The Feelin: James Brown In The 60s DVD
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the 2008 three-DVD set "I Got The Feelin: James Brown in the 60s," which chronicles the late soul legend's historic 1968 Boston concert after the murder of Martin Luther King, as well as archives of the Godfather of Soul's greatest Sixties performances!

Bobby Darin: The Bobby Darin Story
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the CD release of 1961's first Bobby Darin greatest hits compilation -- unusual in that the singer himself tells his story in between the tracks!

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons: The Motown Years
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: a box of sixteen individual discs featuring the first three years of Beach Boys US singles, complete with b-sides, alternate mixes, rare tracks, and more.

Review: Sergio Mendes: Encanto
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: The new 2008 studio album from jazzy Latin-pop legend Sergio Mendes, once again returning to the studio with a number of guest artists including Fergie, Natalie Cole, and Herb Alpert.

The Beach Boys: U.S. Singles Collection: The Capitol Years (1962-1965) review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: a box of sixteen individual discs featuring the first three years of Beach Boys US singles, complete with b-sides, alternate mixes, rare tracks, and more.

Review: Solomon Burke: Like A Fire
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: The new 2008 studio album from soul legend Solomon Burke, following up on the success of 2006's widely acclaimed album Nashville, but this time in a more adult contemporary vein.

Gene Vincent: A Million Shades of Blue
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: a Rev-Ola release combing the last two albums from rockabilly legend Gene Vincent, 1970's "If Only You Could See Me Today" and 1971's "The Day The World Turned Blue."

Review: Neil Diamond: Home Before Dark
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: The new 2008 studio album from Neil Diamond, working once again with producer Rick Rubin on his followup to 2006's acclaimed 12 Songs.

Frank Sinatra: Nothing But The Best
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the upcoming single-disc collection of Frank Sinatra's greatest Reprise hits, assembling twenty-two of his biggest Sixties hits in one place!

James Brown: The Singles Volume 5: 1967-1969
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the fifth installment in Hip-O Select's mail-order-only series James Brown: The Singles, which captures every a- and b-side The Hardest Working Man In Show Business put out from 1967 to 1969. Two discs that capture him as he was just starting to funk!

Various Artists: Conquer the World: The Lost Soul of Philadelphia International
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the Philadelphia International rarities set "Conquer The World," which spotlights the Philly Soul classics from the legendary label which never broke nationally. Now available on CD with six bonus tracks!

Various Artists: The Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll: The Follow-Up Hits
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the latest entry in Ace UK's excellent "Golden Age of Rock and Roll" series, this time featuring 30 Hot 100 charting classics from artists who just missed the dreaded "one-hit wonder" curse!

Various Artists: It All Started With Doo Wop
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new nine-disc box set of vocal group oldies and goldies from Time-Life, complete with a carrying case and a bonus live DVD from the living greats themselves!

Ricky Nelson: Greatest Love Songs
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new compilation of Ricky Nelson's love songs (released January 15, 2008), a 22-track assemblage of Ricky (and Rick's) greatest ballads, stretching from his late-Fifties arrival on the scene all the way to 1979!

Review: Ringo Starr: Liverpool 8
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: The new album from ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, his first studio album since 2005's Choose Love, his return to the Capitol label, and a fond look back on his roots in working-class Britain.

Top Ten Oldies Reissues: 2007
Some think that oldies music reissues are doomed to be dead history, endlessly repackaging and thus repeating things we've heard already. Believe it or not, however, several pieces of rock cornerstones -- essential, in many cases -- remain in the vaults even decades on, and in any case, endless advances in remastering technology make even the most cherished musical memories seem as fresh as tomor…

Top Ten New Albums of 2007
"New" oldies music sounds like an oxymoron, but only to those poor benighted souls who think that the blues or rockabilly or classic R&B or country music -- excuse me, authentic country music -- is dead, simply because it doesn't reside at the top of the charts anymore. Actually, a few of these CDs did make the Billboard Top Ten, and since that isn't done without the support of at least some youn…

Aretha Franklin: Jewels In The Crown: Duets With The Queen Of Soul
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: a compilation of Aretha Franklin's duets from the Eighties, Nineties, and today, including many tracks no longer in print and three new duets with John Legend, Mary J. Blige, and Fantasia!

Review: Dion: Son of Skip James
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: The new acoustic blues album from the legendary Dion, who's far away from "Runaround Sue" and "The Wanderer" on this followup to 2006's Bronx In Blue.

John Fogerty: Revival
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new studio album from the former leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, his first in three years, his first since the end of his feud with his old label, and the first under his old label's new management!

Bo Diddley: I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, 1955-1958
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: a new two disc set featuring the first 48 tracks laid down by the legendary Bo Diddley at Chess in his first three years there -- masters, outtakes, and alternate takes that serve as an insight into the very formation of rock!

Aretha Franklin: Rare & Unreleased Recordings from the Golden Reign of the Queen
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: a new two disc set featuring no less than 31 previously unreleased Aretha Franklin outtakes and demos... hand selected by Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler from her late Sixties - early Seventies heyday!

Various Artists: Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the rock world's biggest stars team up to pay tribute to the songs of the legendary Fats Domino... and in the process benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina!

Carla Thomas: Live At The Bohemian Caverns
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: a previously unreleased live album from Stax's Queen of Soul, Carla Thomas, recorded in 1967 and just now seeing the light of day after forty years!

Various Artists: Vee-Jay: The Definitive Collection
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the first box set chronicling the glory years of the Vee-Jay label, the company responsible for much of Chicago's contribution to doo-wop, rock and roll, blues, gospel, and more!

Photograph: The Very Best of Ringo Starr
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new single-disc collection of Ringo Starr's biggest solo hits, the first on CD and the first such collection of any kind in over thirty years!

Stevie Wonder: Number 1's
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new single-disc collection of Stevie Wonder's biggest hits, covering all phases of his career!

Fats Domino: Greatest Hits: Walking To New Orleans
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new single-disc collection of Fats Domino's greatest hits!

Sounds Like Elvis
The all time greatest and most popular Elvis Presley imitations, impersonations, and tributes on record... a list of the most prominent vocal pretenders to the King's throne, handpicked by your Oldies guide at About.com.

Elvis: Viva Las Vegas (live CD)
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new single-disc compilation of Elvis' historic early-Seventies concerts at Vegas' International Hotel.

Various Artists -- Summer Of Love: The Hits of 1967 -- CD review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the Time-Life two-CD box set that chronicles the greatest hits of 1967, both above and underground, in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the "Summer of Love." Features a DVD with documentary and interactive tours through the era!

Tom Jones -- This Is Tom Jones -- DVD review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the first in a line of Time-Life "Rock and Roll Legends" DVD sets, featuring eight episodes of Tom Jones' 1969-1971 TV variety series!

Review -- Paul McCartney -- Memory Almost Full
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: Paul McCartney's 2007 album of original studio material, recorded by the ex-Beatle mostly alone and released on Starbucks' new Hear Music label!

The Beach Boys -- The Warmth Of The Sun -- CD review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: a Capitol compilation of the Beach Boys' best summer songs, including hot rod and surf classics, selected by the band themselves!

Various Artists -- Dirty Dancing 20th Anniversary Legacy Edition -- CD review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the 20th anniversary edition of the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack, with remastered sound, score snippets from the original film, and more!

Elton John -- Rocket Man -- Number Ones CD review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new single-disc "number ones" greatest hits collection from Elton John, focusing mainly on the biggest smashes of his classic Seventies heyday!

James Brown -- Number 1s CD review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new "number ones" greatest hits collection of the late great James Brown, spotlighting his invaluable contributions to soul and funk music!

Various Artists -- New Music From An Old Friend CD
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new CD from Target featuring several of the Sixties and Seventies' greatest songwriters remaking their classic hits and dropping a new addition to their venerable catalogs!

Jerry Lee Lewis -- Last Man Standing Live CD/DVD
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new live version of Jerry Lee Lewis' comeback album, featuring duets with country, pop, and rock and roll's greatest stars. The Killer himself called it the best Jerry Lee Lewis album in twenty years... and now you can judge for yourself if the concert is as good. On CD and DVD!

Review -- Johnnie Taylor -- Live at the Summit Club CD
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: Stax's previously unreleased Johnnie Taylor live concert from 1972, featuring extended workouts on hits like "Who's Making Love" and "Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone."

Review -- America -- Here & Now CD
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: The new 2 CD release from Seventies soft-rockers America, featuring one live greatest hits compilation of sorts and an entire disc of new material, some recorded with alternative rock admirers!

Best New CDs of 2006
2006's ten best new studio CDs made by oldies music artists of the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies, including blues, country, R&B, rockabilly, and more... includes personal reviews from your Oldies guide as well as a price comparison guide.

Oldies CD Reissues of 2006
The ten best reissues of oldies music that were released in 2006, including pop, rock, rockabilly, girl groups, country music, and more... includes personal reviews from your Oldies guide as well as a price comparison guide.

Review -- Beatles -- Love CD
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: The new CD/DVD soundtrack to Cirque du Soleil's hit Vegas show "Love," a soundtrack which features several classic Beatles songs remixed, remastered, and mashed up into brand new tracks!

Review -- Frank Sinatra -- Sinatra Vegas CD (box)
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: The new 4 CD / 1 DVD collection of Frank Sinatra's live Vegas performances, spanning decades of the Chairman of the Board thrilling audiences in the town he ruled! Contains price guide, release and recording info, tracklisting, and more.

Diana Ross -- I Love You CD review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new Diana Ross studio album I Love You, her first all-new release since 1999 and a collection of love songs from five decades of pop, rock, R&B, and soul!

Rod Stewart -- Still the Same...Great Rock Classics Of Our Time CD review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new Rod Stewart covers album, which finds him leaving postwar pop behind for good and returning to rock evergreens... some of which were clearly inspired by Rod Stewart in the first place.

Review -- Tony Bennett -- Duets: An American Classic
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: The new Tony Bennett duets album, released through Target in honor of the crooner's 80th birthday. See the tracklisting, listen to clips, and buy right here from About.com!

Review: Jerry Lee Lewis: Last Man Standing
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: Jerry Lee Lewis' comeback album, featuring duets with country, pop, and rock and roll's greatest stars. The Killer himself calls it the best Jerry Lee Lewis album in twenty years... see what your Guide thinks, and listen to the official podcast!

The Beach Boys -- Pet Sounds 40th Anniversary Edition CD review
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new deluxe 40th anniversary edition of the Beach Boys' landmark 1966 opus Pet Sounds, complete with DVD, documentary footage, interviews, and expanded sound!

Oldies Music for Calendar Holidays and Special Events
An index of the lists from your oldies music guide here at About.com, lists which cover the top ten picks and guide to oldies holiday music -- Christmas, summer, Halloween, Back to School oldies, and special occasions, too!

Review: Sam Moore: Overnight Sensational
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: Sam Moore of Sam and Dave's big push for solo stardom, and the first solo album of his released in its own time!

Elvis Presley -- Rock, Country, Inspirational, R&B, Movies, Live CD reviews
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: six recent Elvis Presley compilations, all focusing on six different sides of the King's personality -- Rock, Country, Inspirational, R&B, Movies, and Live. Are any or all worth purchasing? Find out here!

Various Artists -- British Invasion: Gold
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: two discs of British Invasion hits, from the big iconic op and R&B bands to the one-hit wonders you can never seem to get in one collection!

Various Artists -- Billboard #1 Classic Country
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: two discs of classic Number One Country hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s that just may change your mind about the music!

Review: Johnny Cash: American V: A Hundred Highways
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the first posthumous release of new Johnny Cash material, recorded in the sessions just prior to his death in 2003.

Review: Smokey Robinson: Timeless Love
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: Smokey Robinson's first non-gospel studio release in seven years, a selection of timeless pre-rock pop standards performed by Smokey Robinson in a "live" jazz setting!

Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint:
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: legendary punk icon Elvis Costello takes on the classic Crescent City songbook of Allen Toussaint, with Allen himself along for the ride!

Dr. John: Mercernary: The Songs of Johnny Mercer
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: Dr. John's first proper album since Hurricane Katrina, a collection of revamped standards from the songbook of Johnny Mercer!

Paul Simon: Surprise
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the first Paul Simon solo album in six years, recorded with the help of legendary producer Brian Eno!

Nat King Cole: The World of Nat King Cole
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the 2005 single-disc collection of the legendary Nat King Cole's greatest performances!

The Beatles: Capitol Albums Volume 2 CD Box Set
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the second box set of Capitol Beatles albums, originally as released in the US, remastered and in both their mono and stereo versions!

Barry Manilow: The Greatest Songs of the Fifties CD
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new covers album from Barry Manilow, in which the 70s soft-rock icon takes on classic pop ballads of the Fifties. As seen on FOX's "American Idol"!

Sergio Mendes: Timeless
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the new "comeback" album by the former Brazil '66 and '77 leader, who reworks some of his own famous Latin-pop grooves with the help of some very famous, very modern friends like Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am.

Ray Davies: Other People's Lives
A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com: the brand-new, very first solo album from the leader, lead vocalist, and legendary songwriter of the Kinks!

Elvis Presley: Elvis #1 Singles (box)
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new twenty-disc reproduction of Elvis' twenty US #1 singles onto individual CDs.

Righteous Brothers: Gold
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new 2 CD collection of Righteous Brothers hits, album tracks, and important singles.

Bee Gees -- Love Songs
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new single-disc collection devoted entirely to the Bee Gee's greatest love ballads, with a few surprises thrown in.

John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: Elizabeth Partridge's new coffeetable biography of the most troubled Beatle, before, during, and after his stint as one of the Fab Four.

The Long Road Home: The Ultimate John Fogerty / Creedence Collection
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the first compilation CD to feature John Fogerty's solo hits next to his own classic Creedence Clearwater Revival smashes, with new live cuts to boot!

Brian Wilson: What I Really Want For Christmas
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the first solo Christmas album from the genius behind the Beach Boys' greatest accomplishments!

Various Artists: Old School Oldies, Vol. 2
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: Thump's second volume in their recent "old school oldies" series, featuring classic doo-wop, soul, and R&B!

Paul McCartney: Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: Paul McCartney's latest solo album, recorded almost entirely by himself and produced by one of Britpop's most knowledgeable mainstays!

Remember The 70s: Greatest Hits Live!
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new restored DVD of Seventies AM hits, performed (mostly) live by the original artists on the CBS variety series "Rollin' On The River"!

The Essential Marty Robbins (2005)
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new 2-CD overview of this legendary country crossover's career, the best of its kind in over thirty years!

The Beach Boys: The Essentials (Part Two)
The oldies.about.com guide to a Beach Boys collection -- CDs, DVDs, and books that no Beach Boys fan should be without, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide!

Paul Anka: Rock Swings
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: this ex-teen idol's new pop-jazz collection of Eighties and Nineties rock classics!

The Beach Boys: The Essentials (Part One)
The oldies.about.com guide to a Beach Boys collection -- CDs, DVDs, and books that no Beach Boys fan should be without, complete with reviews and a price comparison guide!

Ringo Starr: Choose Love
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the ex-Beatle's first new studio album since 2003!

Motown 1s
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new single-disc compilation of Motown's biggest hits.

Various Artists: Motown Remixed
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new Motown remix project, which reassembles several of your Motown favorites in ways you haven't heard before!

Smokey Robinson: My World: The Definitive Collection
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new Smokey Robison greatest hits collection, featuring two brand new Smokey songs!

Dean Martin: Live From Las Vegas
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the first live CD of Dean Martin live at the Sands Hotel!

The Essential Dion
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the latest single-disc retrospective of Dion's greatest hits!

Spanky and Our Gang: 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new budget compilation of this sunshine pop group's greatest hits!

Guide Review: New Orleans Party Classics
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new 2-CD set from Time-Life that summarizes the best of classic Crescent City rock and R&B!

Bobby Darin: Live! At The Desert Inn
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: The legendary crooner's last live album, now remastered after nearly twenty years!

Rock & Roll: The First 50 Years/The Late '60s: 25 Top 10 Hits
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the latest in Varese's ongoing series of AM radio-style compilations covering the history of rock and roll!

Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends Live on Stage
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: a two CD / one DVD document of Simon and Garfunkel's historic 2003 reunion concert tour!

The Beatles: The Capitol Albums Volume One
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the first four American Beatles albums released by Capitol, now remastered for the digital age!

James Brown:The Ultimate Collection
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new 3-CD overview of the Godfather of Soul's legendary career.

Dance Craze Songs
Here's a list of the Top 10 best oldies dance songs of all time. It's subjective, of course, but it covers the 50s and especially 60s in search of what your Guide considers the classic Oldies dance hits. (NOTE: Hit songs for dances that didn't catch on are not included; e.g., Archie Bell and the Drells' "Tighten Up.")

Elvis: Ultimate Gospel
The first single-disc overview of the King's gospel music recordings, digitally remastered for superior sound! Read my review and see why this is a great place for neophytes to start, even though the compilation is slightly flawed. Contains links and a price comparison guide, so you can buy it as cheaply as possible right now!

The British Invasion (1963-1967)
The 3-disc box set from Hip-O Records: how well does it chronicle rock and roll's first great Brit-rock boom? Read my review and see why this is a solid if incomplete chronicle of the period. Includes links and a price guide so that you can make your comparisons and buy the set right now!

Soul Comes Home
The legends of Memphis Soul reconvened in 2004 to pay tribute to the legendary label and city that inspired it. This CD and DVD are the result of that historic concert. Read my review and see why this is a must purchase for those who love Stax music AND other Memphis Soul of the period, and why some purists may be offended by a few of the artistic choices.

Supremes #1s
Elvis got one. So did the Beatles. So it's only natural that the girl group who placed five #1 hits on the charts in a row during the Sixties should get their own newly-remastered Number One hits compilation. Read my review and find out why it's not quite what it might have been, and why it's still an essential purchase for fans of the group - or Miss Ross herself.

I Love Rock and Roll
The Collectables label has just reissued these ten budget-priced compilations of vintage Top 40 hits, and I've reviewed the series here for you. Includes ratings, descriptions, and a way for you to purchase these CDs, right now, at the lowest possible price!

Let It Be... Naked
After years of waiting, we're finally treated to a "de-Spectorized" version of the Beatles' infamous "Let It Be" album, now remastered for modern ears. But was it worth the wait? Do the new changes create more problems than they solve? My review lays it all out for you. Includes ratings and a way for you to purchase this CD at the lowest possible price!

Elvis: 2nd To None
The followup to 2002's phenomenally successful remastered Elvis compilation 30 #1 Hits. Are these more Number Ones? If not, what can we expect this time out? My review lays it all out for you. Includes ratings and a way for you to purchase this CD at the lowest possible price!

Johnny Cash: The Legend
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new four-CD retrospective of Johnny Cash's career, including his greatest hits, his greatest interpretations, his greatest duets, and much more!

Paul Revere and the Raiders: Kicks! The Anthology 1963-1972
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new single-CD retrospective of this legendary Sixties pop group, the first of its kind to cover all stages of the band's career!

Heaven Must Have Sent You: The Holland/Dozier/Holland Story
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new three-disc box set dedicated to Motown's greatest songwriters, the team of Holland, Dozier, and Holland!

Essential Bobby Vee
Your oldies.about.com Guide's review: the new single-disc collection of this teen idol's greatest hits, his first in fifteen years!

John Fogerty, "Wrote a Song for Everyone": Album Review
All about "Wrote a Song for Everyone," a new album of classic duets between Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty and a slate of famous admirers. A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Agnetha Faltskog's "A": Album Review
All about "A," the 2013 comeback album by Abba vocalist Agnetha Faltskog. A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Review: Aaron Neville, "My True Story"
All about Aaron Neville's new album "My True Story," a covers album that finds the most angelic voice of the Nevilles returning to his doo-wop and '50s R&B roots. A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Review: Sly and the Family Stone's "Higher!" box set
All about "Higher!," the first-ever multi-disc retrospective of Sly Stone's entire career, an Amazon.com exclusive featuring some previously unreleased cuts from the funk and soul master. A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

Review: Elton John's "The Diving Board"
All about "The Diving Board," Elton John's first new album of material since 2006. A review from your Oldies Guide at About.com.

The Top 10 New Albums of 2013
The Top Ten new studio albums from oldies artists released in 2013, including new music from artists of the 50s, 60s, and 70s in rock, pop, soul, r&b, and more. A list compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com!

The 10 Best Reissues of 2013
The Top Ten reissues, box sets, and compilations of music from oldies artists released in 2013, including rare music from artists of the 50s, 60s, and 70s in rock, pop, soul, r&b, and more. A list compiled by your Oldies Guide at About.com!

The US Albums - The Beatles album review - Oldies music
All about "The US Albums," the re-release of all 13 original American Beatles albums, part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Beatlemania. A review from your Oldies Expert at About.com.

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