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David Gates - The Early Years 1962-1967

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Rare Rockin’ Records highly anticipated Third volume in their much revered “Songwriter Masters Series”, DAVID GATES – The Early Years 1962-1967. In this third installment, we present an icon of the Industry in David Gates as we take a musical journey back to his Pre-Bread days as a Songwriter. Prior to being a member of Bread with whom he enjoyed numerous Hot 100 hits in the early 70s, David Gates had a music career that stretched back to 1957. He was a very well respected session musician who quickly stepped up to be both an arranger and producer. A singer in his own right; he was also a prolific songwriter.

For the first time, we are bringing together the best of these songs ( as a songwriter), 33 in fact, from the golden years of 1962 through 1967. They include many girl group and northern soul rarities. Most of these rare 60s gems make their CD debut. Although his 70s’ output yielded more hits - 13 with Bread and 7 as a solo artist, this does not diminish the quality of David Gates’ 60s songs, as the 33 tracks featured on this CD clearly demonstrate.

This set is headlined by his biggest song of the 60s: the Murmaids’ “ Popsicles And Icicles” and continues with the best and rarest of the songs David Gates wrote in the 60s, from 1962 - 1967, as performed by the Crickets, the Lettermen, Johnny Crawford, Ann-Margret, Shelley Fabares, Connie Stevens, Jody Miller, Merry Clayton and many more.

Accompanied by a 32 page booklet, featuring liner notes for all tracks and a David Gates’ career perspective from noted rock historian, Brian Gari. Many rare pictures and label scans complete this one of a kind package. 33 tracks in total! 6 in stereo.

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1. THE MURMAIDS - POPSICLES AND ICICLES
2. ANN-MARGRET - HEY LITTLE STAR *
3. MICHAEL LANDON - WITHOUT YOU *
4. GLORIA MELBOURNE - DON’T LET HIM
5. DOROTHY BERRY - CRYING ON MY PILLOW
6. DORSEY BURNETTE - PEBBLES
7. SHELLEY FABARES - FOOTBALL SEASONS OVER
8. GWEN STACEY - AIN’T GONNA CRY NO MORE
9. THE GIRLFRIENDS - MY ONE AND ONLY JIMMY BOY
10. PAT POWDRILL - THE LUCKIEST GIRL IN TOWN
11. FRANKIE FANELLI - TEARS, RAIN
12. MARGARET MANDOLPH - IF YOU EVER NEED ME
13. THE CRICKETS - PLAYBOY *
14. CONNIE STEVENS - LOST IN WONDERLAND
15. DOROTHY BERRY - YOU BETTER WATCH OUT
16. JOHNNY BURNETTE - THE FOOL OF THE YEAR *
17. GWEN STACEY - LONELY GIRL
18. MARGARET MANDOLPH - SILLY LITTLE GIRL
19. GAIL GANLEY - I THINK I’M GONNA CRY
20. JERRY MODINE - ARE YOU PUTTING ME ON
21. MERRY CLAYTON - NOTHING LEFT TO DO BUT CRY
22. SUZY WALLIS - TELL HIM
23. DOTTY & KATHY - THE PRINCE OF MY DREAMS
24. CARL EDWARDS - THE BRIGHTER SIDE
25. GWEN STACEY - GIVE THANKS TO A FRIEND
26. JODY MILLER - NEVER LET HIM GO
27. THE GIRLFRIENDS - FOR MY SAKE
28. THE FENCEMEN - SWINGIN’ GATES
29. JOHNNY CRAWFORD - NO ONE REALLY LOVES A CLOWN *
30. DOROTHY BERRY - STANDIN‘ ON THE CORNER
31. JODY MILLER - HOW DO YOU SAY GOODBYE
32. THE LETTERMEN - YOU’LL BE NEEDIN’ ME *
33. DAVID GATES - YOU’LL BE NEEDIN’ ME (ORIGINAL DEMO)

* Denotes STEREO, ALL other tracks MONO

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Music Genre Teen pop, Belgium popcorn, girl groups, doo wop
Original Recording Tracks recorded between 1960-1968
Content Description Single compact disc, includes 32 page booklet
Sample Track 1 WITHOUT YOU - MICHAEL LANDON
Sample Track 2 YOU BETTER WATCH OUT - DOROTHY BERRY
Sample Track 3 TELL HIM - SUZY WALLIS
Sample Track 4 THE BRIGHTER SIDE - CARL EDWARDS
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