Hidden Hits Vol. 1
This CD contains 25 rare, hard-to-find songs, three of which have never been released until now. Others had some success when they were first released. All deserve to be rediscovered -- hence the title "Hidden Hits."
Artists and groups included in this rare CD are Chubby Checker, The Hi-Tones, Len Barry, The Executive Suite, Maureen Gray, Johnny Caswell, Race Street Chinatown Band, The Alliance, The Sultans, Eddie Custis, The Mellow Moods, Carl & The Commanders, The Hearts, The Lavenders with Leon Huff, The Alliance and Cupit.
This historical CD contains valuable information, when available, on the musicians who played on each song as well as the arranger, the date the song was recorded and the studio where it was recorded. Also featured are rare photos of many of the artists and groups.
The writers and/or producers on this rare CD include the team of Lennon & McCartney, John Madara & Dave White, Gamble & Huff,* Len Barry, Daryl Hall*, Tom Sellers, Tim Moore, Holland, Dozier & Holland, W. Jefferson, Dixon & Farrell, Archie Bell, Thom Bell, C. Otis, J. Byers, T. Curry and R. Calhoun.
*Leon Huff, also plays keyboards on several of the songs and sings with his group, The Lavenders. Leon was discovered by John Madara before he partnered with Kenny Gamble to become one of the most successful writing/producing teams in the music business. Also playing keyboards and singing on several of the songs is Daryl Hall, who John also discovered, before he hooked up with John Oates to become the most successful duo in the history of the music business.
This one-of-a-kind CD is presented by John Madara. Along with partner, Dave White, he wrote and produced such timeless classics as AT THE HOP (Danny and The Juniors), THE FLY (Chubby Checker), YOU DON'T OWN ME (Leslie Gore) and 1-2-3 (Len Barry, who also co-wrote the song with Madara & White). These and countless other hits by Madara & White helped to create "The Sound of Philadelphia."
All songs have been digitally restored and digitally mastered.
Make this historical CD a part of your oldies record collection!
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