18 Songs, 47 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Original mixes, great fidelity


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

Sweat Pea


Sweat Pea holds up today. If you really listen it sounds like it was written by a 90's grundge or alternative band. It would be a clever idea for a teenage band of today to cover this song.



great cd

About Tommy Roe

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 form for ABC-Paramount. The infectious "Everybody" -- another hot item the next year -- was waxed in Muscle Shoals at Rick Hall's Fame studios, normally an R&B-oriented facility (it's not widely known that Roe wrote songs for the Tams, a raw-edged soul group from his Atlanta hometown). Once Roe veered off on his squeaky-clean bubblegum tangent, he stuck with it for the rest of the decade. His lighthearted "Sweet Pea" and "Hooray for Hazel" burned up the charts in 1966, and he was still at it three years later when he waxed his biggest hit, "Dizzy," and "Jam Up Jelly Tight." ~ Bill Dahl

Atlanta, GA
May 9, 1942




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