Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Be My Baby
The Ronettes 4.35 2:42
2 Then He Kissed Me
The Crystals 2:39
3 You Can't Hurry Love
The Supremes 5 2:45
4 Rescue Me
Fontella Bass 2:52
5 Jimmy Mack
Martha & The Vandellas 2:52
6 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
The Shirelles 3.65 2:39
7 It Might as Well Rain Until September
Carole King 2:25
8 He's So Fine
The Chiffons 4 1:52
9 Chapel of Love
The Dixie Cups 2:50
10 I Will Follow Him
Peggy March 1 2:27
11 Move Over Darling
Doris Day 2:34
12 Fever
Peggy Lee 3:20
13 My Baby Just Cares for Me
Nina Simone 3:37
14 I Just Want to Make Love to You
Etta James 3:06
15 Please Mr. Postman
The Marvelettes 2:29
16 It's My Party
Lesley Gore 2:14
17 My Boy Lollipop
Millie Small 2:00
18 My Boyfriend's Back
The Angels 2:36
19 Tell Him
The Exciters 2:30
20 Da Doo Ron Ron
The Crystals 5 2:20
21 The Boy From New York City
The Ad-Libs 3:06
22 Just One Look
Doris Troy 2:29
23 Chains
The Cookies 2:31
24 (The Best Part of) Breakin' Up
The Ronettes 3:04
25 (Today I Met) the Boy I'm Gonna Marry
Darlene Love 2:48
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 My Guy
Mary Wells 4.5 2:52
2 I Only Want to Be With You
Dusty Springfield 2:35
3 River Deep Mountain High
Ike & Tina Turner 3:38
4 Baby, I Love You
The Ronettes 4 2:50
5 He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'
The Velvelettes 2:28
6 He's a Rebel
The Crystals 2:31
7 Mr. Sandman
The Chordettes 2:23
8 Our Day Will Come
Ruby & The Romantics 2:31
9 A Lover's Concerto
The Toys 2:40
10 I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
Petula Clark 2:53
11 Long Live Love
Sandie Shaw 2:37
12 Something Here in My Heart
The Paper Dolls 2:54
13 It's Getting Better
Mama Cass 5 2:58
14 Dream a Little Dream of Me
Anita Harris 3:00
15 Goodnight Midnight
Clodagh Rodgers 2:58
16 Captain of Your Ship
Reparata & The Delrons 2:26
17 I Want You to Be My Baby
Billie Davis 2:34
18 Rose Garden
Lynn Anderson 4 2:53
19 Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight)
Cilla Black 2:27
20 Third Finger Left Hand
The Pearls 2:34
21 When Will I See You Again
The Three Degrees 2:37
22 Baby Don't Change Your Mind
Gladys Knight & The Pips 3:17
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 I Say a Little Prayer
Aretha Franklin 5 3:34
2 Don't Make Me Over
Dionne Warwick 3:20
3 Remember (Walkin' in the Sand)
The Shangri‐Las 2:18
4 The End of the World
Skeeter Davis 3.5 2:36
5 To Sir With Love
Lulu 2:44
6 Love Letters
Ketty Lester 2:40
7 Piece of My Heart
Erma Franklin 2 2:35
8 Me and Bobby McGee
Janis Joplin 4:30
9 Wedding Bell Blues
Laura Nyro 2:53
10 Angel of the Morning
Merrilee Rush 3:09
11 Stay With Me
Lorraine Ellison 3:28
12 Oh No Not My Baby
Maxine Brown 2:35
13 Sunny
Cher 3:09
14 When You're Young and in Love
The Marvelettes 2:38
15 I'm Gonna Run Away From You
Tami Lynn 2:46
16 My Man, a Sweet Man
Millie Jackson 2:32
17 Moonlight Music and You
Laura Greene 2:31
18 Time Will Pass You By
Tobi Legend 3:04
19 Nothing but a Heartache
The Flirtations 2:42
20 Hard to Handle
Patti Drew 2:27
21 Make Me Yours
Bettye Swann 3:22
22 B-A-B-Y
Carla Thomas 5 2:54
23 When You Walk in the Room
Jackie DeShannon 3:08

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-12) (track 13)
drumset [drums]:
Gary Chester (studio drummer and educator) (1960) (track 6)
kettle drum:
Carole King (1960) (track 6)
drums:
Albert “Tootie” Heath (1957-12) (track 13)
bass:
Jimmy Bond (1957-12) (track 13)
piano:
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (track 13)
Paul Griffin (American pianist, session musician) (1960) (track 6)
arranger:
Jack Nitzsche (tracks 1, 20, 24–25)
Phil Wright (track 4)
background vocals:
Florence Ballard (track 3)
Mary Wilson (track 3)
background vocals [harmony vocals]:
Doris Troy (track 22)
composer:
Walter Donaldson (track 13)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 3)
Carole King (tracks 6–7)
Paul Mauriat (track 10)
Franck Pourcel (track 10)
Lamont Dozier (track 3)
Ronald Mack (60s US songwriter) (track 8)
engineer:
Lamont Dozier (track 3)
Larry Levine (tracks 1, 20, 24–25)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1966) (track 3)
lead vocals:
Fontella Bass (track 4)
Diana Ross (track 3)
Doris Troy (track 22)
Shirley Owens (1960) (track 6)
LaLa Brooks (1963-03) (track 20)
lyricist:
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 3)
Lamont Dozier (track 3)
Gerry Goffin (tracks 6–7)
Edward Holland, Jr. (Motown songwriter) (track 3)
Gus Kahn (track 13)
Ronald Mack (60s US songwriter) (track 8)
Jacques Plante (track 10)
producer:
Billy Davis (r&b producer/songwriter/performer Roquel Davis) (track 4)
Brian Holland (US motown producer & songwriter) (track 3)
Raynard Miner (track 4)
Carl Smith (Songwriter and producer) (track 4)
Phil Spector (tracks 1, 20, 24–25)
Lamont Dozier (track 3)
vocals:
Darlene Love (track 25)
Nina Simone (American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement) (1957-12) (track 13)
Doris Coley (1960) (track 6)
Addie Harris (1960) (track 6)
Beverly Lee (1960) (track 6)
Ronnie Spector (1963-07) (track 1)
writer:
Peter Andreoli (track 24)
Jeff Barry (tracks 1–2, 20)
Gregory Carroll (track 22)
George Davis (US songwriter - singer, doo-wop era) (track 21)
Ellie Greenwich (tracks 1–2, 20, 25)
Raynard Miner (track 4)
Doris Payne (track 22)
Vini Poncia (track 24)
Tony Powers (track 25)
Carl Smith (Songwriter and producer) (track 4)
Phil Spector (tracks 1–2, 20, 24–25)
John Taylor (songwriter & saxophone player John Isaac Taylor) (track 21)
phonographic copyright by:
HHO Licensing Ltd. (track 6)
Phil Spector Records (1963) (track 1)
UMG Recordings, Inc. (Universal Music Group's legal name in the US) (1965) (track 4)
Phil Spector Records, Inc. (not for release label use!) (2009) (track 25)
Motown Records (2015) (track 3)
Motown Records (2017) (track 3)
publisher:
ABKCO Music, Inc. (this is a music publisher; for release labels, please use "ABKCO") (tracks 1–2, 20, 25)
Gus Kahn Music Co. (track 13)
Malt Shoppe Music (track 2)
Mother Bertha Music Inc. (tracks 1–2, 20, 25)
Steeplechase Music (track 2)
Tobago Music Co. (track 13)
Trio Music Co., Inc. (tracks 1–2, 20)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (tracks 1, 20)
フジパシフィック音楽出版 (– 2014-12-31) (tracks 1, 20)
フジパシフィックミュージック (2015-01-01 –) (tracks 1, 20)
recorded at:
Gold Star Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1963-04 – 1963-05) (track 25)
remixes:
Be My Baby by Leslie Grace (track 1)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 22) (track 1)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 114) (track 20)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 125) (track 6)
cover recording of:
I Will Follow Him (track 10)
later translated versions:
Da Dou Ron Ron (track 20)
Et je m'en vais (And Then He Kissed Me) (track 2)
Tenhle kluk (track 22)
Vaid üks pilk (track 22)
你教我點好? (track 22)
歡欣一一記 (track 6)
豪情夜 (track 8)
later versions:
Comme aujourd'hui (track 1)
De ma vie (track 4)
Juste un regard (track 22)
My Sweet Lord (track 8)
recording of:
Just One Look (track 22)
Rescue Me (track 4)
Then He Kissed Me (track 2)
My Baby Just Cares for Me (1957-12) (track 13)
Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Carole King song) (1960) (track 6)
He’s So Fine (1962) (track 8)
Da Doo Ron Ron (1963-03) (track 20)
Be My Baby (1963-07) (track 1)
(The Best Part of) Breakin' Up (1964-02) (track 24)
You Can’t Hurry Love (1966-06 – 1966-07) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (track 20)
version of:
Chariot (Petula Clark song) (track 10)

CD 2

trumpet:
Russell Conway (trumpet player) (1964) (track 1)
Herbert Williams (trumpet player) (1964) (track 1)
drums:
Benny Benjamin (1964) (track 1)
organ:
Earl Van Dyke (1964) (track 1)
guitar:
Robert White (US funk/soul guitarist) (1964) (track 1)
Eddie Willis (1964) (track 1)
bass:
James Jamerson (1964) (track 1)
vibraphone:
Dave Hamilton (1964) (track 1)
piano:
Johnny Griffith (1964) (track 1)
trombone:
George Bohanon (1964) (track 1)
Paul Riser (1964) (track 1)
arranger:
Jack Nitzsche (track 4)
background vocals:
The Andantes (1964) (track 1)
Marlene Barrow (1964) (track 1)
Louvain Demps (1964) (track 1)
Jackie Hicks (1964) (track 1)
composer:
Mort Garson (track 8)
Van McCoy (track 22)
Smokey Robinson (track 1)
Joe South (track 18)
Gene Pitney (track 6)
engineer:
Larry Levine (track 4)
instruments:
The Funk Brothers (1964) (track 1)
lead vocals:
Mary Wells (1964) (track 1)
lyricist:
Van McCoy (track 22)
Smokey Robinson (track 1)
Joe South (track 18)
Bob Hilliard (track 8)
Gene Pitney (track 6)
producer:
Phil Spector (track 4)
vocals:
Sheila Ferguson (track 21)
Valerie Holiday (track 21)
Fayette Pinkney (track 21)
writer:
Jeff Barry (track 4)
Kenneth Gamble (track 21)
Ellie Greenwich (track 4)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 21)
Barry Mann (tracks 13, 13)
Phil Spector (track 4)
Cynthia Weil (tracks 13, 13)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1973) (track 21)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1974) (track 21)
publisher:
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 18)
Warner/Chappell (track 21)
recorded at:
Hitsville (Motown Records) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1964) (track 1)
edit of:
When Will I See You Again (Ferguson, Holiday, Pinkney) by The Three Degrees (track 21)
cover recording of:
It's Getting Better (track 13)
Rose Garden (1970) (track 18)
later translated versions:
Jardín de rosas (track 18)
When Will I See You Again (Japanese version) (track 21)
幾時再見 (track 21)
later versions:
En dans på rosor (track 18)
Vilken slyngel (track 6)
recording of:
He’s a Rebel (track 6)
It's Getting Better (track 13)
Our Day Will Come (track 8)
Baby, I Love You (1963-11) (track 4)
My Guy (1964) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:

CD 3

drums:
Roger Hawkins (1968-04-17) (track 1)
guitar:
Tommy Cogbill (1968-04-17) (track 1)
bass:
Jerry Jemmott (1968-04-17) (track 1)
piano:
Aretha Franklin (1968-04-17) (track 1)
background vocals:
The Sweet Inspirations (1968-04-17) (track 1)
composer:
Burt Bacharach (track 1)
Edward Heyman (track 6)
Arthur Kent (track 4)
Carole King (track 12)
Mark London (musical theater) (track 5)
Laura Nyro (track 9)
Jerry Ragovoy (track 11)
George David Weiss (track 11)
Victor Young (track 6)
engineer:
Bill Porter (track 4)
lead vocals:
Aretha Franklin (1968-04-17) (track 1)
lyricist:
Edward Heyman (track 6)
Laura Nyro (track 9)
Don Black (English lyricist) (track 5)
Hal David (track 1)
Sylvia Dee (track 4)
Gerry Goffin (track 12)
Victor Young (track 6)
producer:
Chet Atkins (track 4)
vocals:
Skeeter Davis (track 4)
Erma Franklin (track 7)
writer:
Bert Russell Berns (track 7)
Wayne Bickerton (track 19)
Fred Foster (track 8)
Isaac Hayes (track 22)
Kris Kristofferson (track 8)
David Porter (US soul musician, producer & songwriter) (track 22)
Jerry Ragovoy (track 7)
Tony Waddington (track 19)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1967) (track 7)
publisher:
Casa David Music (track 1)
Famous Music (renamed since 2007-05 as Sony/ATV Harmony/Melody) (track 6)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 6)
Tuna Fish Music (track 9)
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 1)
sampled by:
Coffee Break by Zeds Dead (track 1)
cover recording of:
Me and Bobby McGee (track 8)
I Say a Little Prayer (1968-04-17) (track 1)
later translated versions:
Fait pour durer (track 4)
ラブ・レター (track 6)
冬戀 (track 4)
后会无期 (track 4)
吾愛吾師 (track 5)
later versions:
Bobby McGee (track 8)
Mie ja Bobby McGee (track 8)
recording of:
B-A-B-Y (track 22)
Love Letters (track 6)
Oh No Not My Baby (track 12)
Piece of My Heart (track 7)
Stay With Me Baby (track 11)
To Sir With Love (track 5)
Wedding Bell Blues (track 9)
The End of the World (1962) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Oldies Medley (Carpenters in Japan) (track 4)

Release

ASIN: UK: B0064UA23A [info]