The following were some of the albums reviewed in Cashbox Magazine 10/3/64. The original wording has been intact.
Walk Don’t Run Vol. 2
The Ventures with a long string of chart-riding albums to their credit, come up with another that’s loaded with the stuff winning LP’s are made of. Here’s an album of tunes for listening and dancing enjoyment that should send the fans flocking to the disc counters as the lads work their way thru “Walk Don’t Run ’64,” “The House Of The Rising Sun,” “Night Train,” and many others. Watch this one move out.
The Slightly Irreverent Mitchell Trio
The Mitchell Trio are back again and this time in a delightful program of satirical pop-folk take-offs and adaptations of folk evergreens into a spoofin’ form. The threesome have exactly the right touch of mock-tragedy on “A Dying Business,” “Mandy Lane,” and “If I Gave You.” Included in the set are a string of unpublished as yet, E. Y. Harburg-penned quickies. Disk should reach the charts in no time flat.
The Little Old Lady From Pasadena
Jan & Dean
Jan & Dean who are currently skyrocketing up the charts with “Ride The Wild Surf,” tag this new Liberty after their recent smash of “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena” and include eleven other rockin’ items. The duo’s imaginative brand of singing and musicianship are effectively showcased on “Memphis,” “Sidewalk Surfin,’” and “One-Pieces Topless Bathing Suit.” Eye this disk for rapid consumer acceptance.
Here We A Go Go Again
Johnny Rivers should stay on the chartsville path with this powerful follow-up to his initial “live-etched Whiskey A Go Go Set. The chanter also cut this set at the famed West Coast watering spot and the atmosphere is charged with excitement as he rips through such goodies as “Maybelline,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “Johnny B Goode.” Loads of loot to be made from this one.
Del Shannon who recently scored with “Handy Man” tabs this new Amy LP date after the biggie and includes eleven fine teen-oriented selections. The songwriters rich, wide-range baritone and distinctive lyrical delivery carries him in good stead on “That’s The Way Love Is,” “I’ll Be Lonely Tomorrow” and “World Without Love.” Album should pull plenty of loot.
The Unbeatable 16 Hits
James Brown has an almost unbroken chain of hit singles and albums on King, and this new set of rhythm and blues items appears destined to travel the same best-selling path. The chanter and his Flames serve up a whole bag of rompin’ stompin’ blockbusters coupled with some easy bluesers that should bring the fans out in droves. Bright bands here are “There Must Be A Reason,” “It Was You,” and “I Want You So Bad.” Eye it for rapid sales action.
In The Misty Moonlight
Jerry Wallace, who struck paydirt with his “Shutters and Boards” and “In The Misty Moonlight” singles, cashes in on the success of the latter to tag this new album offering on Challenge. All of the chanter’s efforts here are in the same vein as on the “Moonlight” entry-tunes which prove a natural showcase for the songster’s warm and easy delivery. Best bets here are “Move Over,” “You’ll Never Know” and “There She Goes,” Heavy sales are indicated.
Excitement On Park Avenue
Paul Anka who recently proved to be a top draw in a sophisticated supper club, repeats his Empire Room nitery performance on this new “cut live” disk on RCA Victor. The versatile chanter-composer works his way through a wide variety of tunes with teen and adult appeal. No stranger to the charts, the songster could easily do it again with this top-drawer set that includes “Hello Dolly,” “The Longest Day,” “Ogni Volta” and many others.