The following reviews were published in Cashbox Magazine January 25, 1964. T have left the original wording intact.
Meet The Beatles
The Beatles, who are currently riding high on the Top 100 with “I Want To Hold Your Hand” release their potent vocal and instrumental talents full blast on their premiere U. S. album. The swingin’ British group turn in outstanding renditions of “This Boy,” “All My Loving,” “Little Child” and their current chart-rider. Disk should pull in lots of loot.
There I’ve Said It Again
For his fifth Epic album Bobby Vinton tags the disc after his recent chart-topper of “There I’ve Said It Again” and includes eleven other Stan Applebaum arranged and conducted romantic evergreens. The songster is in fine form as he offers winning readings of “My Foolish Heart,” “To Each His Own,” and “I Can Dream Can’t I.” Sure-fire chart action.
Adieu Little Sparrow
The late Edith Piaf’s countless admirers through-out the world will surely want to own this collection of songs released on the Philips Connoisseur series. The bookfold jacket includes biographical notes on the life of the famed French singer. The songs here are laden with the emotional depth and tragedy that were Piaf’s trademarks. Memorable tracks are “My Legionnaire” “On The Other Side of The Street,” “She Could Be Found On The Rue Pigalle” and “Broken Record.” A potent entry.
Annette On Campus
Annette, who made substantial chart inroads with her recent “Beach Party” issue makes the grand tour of the country’s colleges and universities and introduces the Wellingtons and the All-American Chorus on the many college songs included here. The lark’s vocal contributions are insignificant but the two choral groups come through with exuberance. Bill of fare includes “On Brave Old Army Team,” “Yale Boola,” “On Wisconsin” and many others.