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Album Review

Tommy Roe's greatest sides were his early rockabilly singles for the Mark IV and Judd label, including the tougher, original version of his first big hit, "Sheila." Unfortunately, none of those are here, but everything else is, including the recut hit version of "Sheila" and teenybop favorites like "Sweet Pea," "Dizzy," "Hooray for Hazel," and "Jam Up and Jelly Tight." His 11-year run on the Billboard charts pretty much covers the 18 tracks collected here, a blend of Southern rock & roll and unabashed pop, with Roe responsible for penning a dozen of the biggies aboard. Until his early rockin' sides resurface on compact disc, here's all the Tommy Roe you'll ever need for the collection.

Customer Reviews

Original mixes, great fidelity

Absolutely the original mixes you heard on the radio when they were hits. Great memories. Great stuff.


great cd

Don't worry, these are the originals

In contrast to most of the Tommy Roe listings on I-Tunes, these are the originals. Thank you very much I -Tunes. In the early 60s Tommy Roe sounded like Buddy Holly and toured with the then emerging Beatles in England. In the late 60s he came back with a couple of very good bubble gum hits. These are the best bets for cherry pickers--"Dizzy" and "Sweat Pea." I can still remember when "Jam Up and Jelly Tight", another late 60s bubble gum hit, was released and how it seemed mildly scandalous to my seventh grade friends. Well, even now it's a bit crude, in a ham-handed, adolescent sorta way. Possibly download-worthy as a social document and pretty catchy song. All in all this is not great music, but so what -- those of us of a certain age will benefit by having a couple of these in our iTunes libraries.


Born: May 9, 1942 in Atlanta, GA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Widely perceived as one of the archetypal bubblegum artists of the late '60s, Tommy Roe cut some pretty decent rockers along the way, especially early in his career — many displaying some pretty prominent Buddy Holly roots. In fact, Roe's initial pop smash, 1962's chart-topping "Sheila," was quite reminiscent of Holly's "Peggy Sue," utilizing a very similar throbbing drumbeat and Roe's hiccuping vocal. The singer had previously cut the song for the smaller Judd label before remaking it in superior...
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