The Four Seasons’ Gold Vault of Hits
Let’s Hang On
Big Man In Town
Silence Is Golden
Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
Dawn (Go Away)
Save It For Me
Girl Come Running
Cry Myself To Sleep
ZZ Top is an American rock band from Houston, Texas. Formed in 1969, the group consists of Billy Gibbons (guitar and vocals), Dusty Hill (bass and vocals), and Frank Beard (percussion). ZZ Top’s early sound was rooted in blues but eventually grew to exhibit contemporary influences. Throughout their career they have maintained a sound based on Hill’s and Beard’s rhythm section support, accentuated by Gibbons’ guitar and vocal style. Their lyrics often gave evidence of band’s humor and thematically focus on personal experiences and sexual innuendos.
Maintaining the same members for over forty years, ZZ Top has released 14 studio albums and are among the most popular rock groups, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide,half of this figure concerning the United States alone. They have won three VMAs, and in 2004, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Best of ZZ Top
Waitin For the Bus
Jesus Just Left Chicago
Just Got Paid
Blue Jean Blues
Backdoor Love Affair
Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
Heard It On the X
Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, recording engineer, record producer and film director.
In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist.
He was a self-taught composer and performer, and his diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often impossible to categorize. His 1966 debut album with the Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, combined songs in conventional rock and roll format with collective improvisations and studio-generated sound collages. His later albums shared this eclectic and experimental approach, irrespective of whether the fundamental format was one of rock, jazz or classical. His lyrics—often humorously—reflected his iconoclastic view of established social and political processes, structures and movements. He was a strident critic of mainstream education and organized religion, and a forthright and passionate advocate for freedom of speech, self-education, political participation and the abolition of censorship.
Zappa was a highly productive and prolific artist and gained widespread critical acclaim. He had some commercial success, particularly in Europe, and for most of his career was able to work as an independent artist. Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.
Yes are an English rock band who achieved worldwide success with their progressive, art, and symphonic style of rock music. Regarded as one of the pioneers of the progressive genre, Yes are known for their lengthy songs, mystical lyrics, elaborate album art, and live stage sets.
Formed in 1968 by Squire and singer Jon Anderson, the first line-up also included guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye and drummer Bill Bruford, Yes began to enjoy success after the release of The Yes Album (1971) and Fragile (1971), which featured new arrivals Howe and Rick Wakeman. They achieved further success with Close to the Edge (1972).
Close To the Edge
Close To the Edge: The Solid Time of Change / Total Mass Retain / I Get Up I Get Down / Seasons of Man
And You and I: Cord of Life / Eclipse / The Preacher, The Teacher / Apocalypse
Woody Allen (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg, December 1, 1935) is an American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician whose career spans over half a century.
He began as a comedy writer in the 1950s, penning jokes and scripts for television and also publishing several books of short humor pieces. In the early 1960s, Allen started performing as a stand-up comic, emphasizing monologues rather than traditional jokes. As a comic, he developed the persona of an insecure, intellectual, fretful nebbish, which he insists is quite different from his real-life personality.
The Third Woody Allen Album
Collector’s Records of the 50′s and 60′s: Vol. 3
The Mystics – Star Crossed Lovers
The Four Epics – Again
The Four Graduates – Candy Queen
Billy Vera & The Contrasts – My Heart Cries
The Five Discs – Baby I Love You
Dion & The Belmonts – No One Knows
The Emotions – Starlit Night
Larry & The Standards – Where Is She?
The Chiffons – Up On the Bridge
Carlo – 5 Minutes More
Dion & The Belmonts – Come Take a Walk with Me
The Ray-Vons – Judy
The Five Discs – Gypsy Woman
The Four Pennies – My Block
Randy & The Rainbows – Happy Teenager
The Jarmes – Little Lonely One
Collector’s Records of the 50′s and 60′s: Vol. 4
The Skyliners – star Dust
Dion – Lovers Who Wander
Carlo – Stranger In My Arms
The Mystics – All Through the Night
The Del Satins – Best Wishes Goodby
The Chiffons – Open Your Eyes
Jimmy Clanton – Tell Me
Bernadette Carroll – Party Girl
Curtis Lee – Pretty little Angel Eyes
The DelRons – Your Big Mistake
Dion & The Belmonts – A Lover’s Prayer
The Four Pennies – When the Boy’s Happy
Dion – Lonely World
Ernie Maresca – Rockin’ Blvd Street
The Demilles – Donna Lee
Dion & The Belmonts – I Got the Blues
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon. They became known for energetic live performances which often included instrument destruction. The Who have sold about 100 million records, and have charted 27 top forty singles in the United Kingdom and United States, as well as 17 top ten albums, with 18 Gold, 12 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone.
Moon died at the age of 32 in 1978, after which the band released two studio albums, the UK and US top five Face Dances (1981) and the US top ten It’s Hard (1982), with drummer Kenney Jones, before disbanding in 1983. They re-formed at events such as Live Aid and for reunion tours such as their 25th anniversary tour (1989) and the Quadrophenia tours of 1996 and 1997. In 2000, the three surviving original members discussed recording an album of new material, but their plans temporarily stalled upon Entwistle’s death at the age of 57 in 2002. Townshend and Daltrey continue to perform as The Who, and in 2006 they released the studio album Endless Wire, which reached the top ten in the UK and US.
Who Are You
War is an American funk band from California, known for the hit songs “Low Rider”, “Spill the Wine”, “The Cisco Kid”, “The World Is a Ghetto”, and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”. Formed in 1969, War was a musical crossover band which fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. The band has sold over 50 million records to date.
The band also transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up. War was also subject to many line-up changes over the course of its formation, leaving member Leroy “Lonnie” Jordan as the only original member in the current line-up. Although War’s lyrics are often socio-political in nature, their music usually had a laid-back, California funk vibe.
Deliver the Word
In Your Eyes
Me and Baby Brother
Deliver the Word
Southern Part of Texas
The Village Stompers was a U.S. dixieland music group with the hit “Washington Square” (written by Bobb Goldsteinn) in 1963. The band was known for its instrumental pieces.
Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
If I Had a Hammer
We Can’t Stop Singin’
Midnight in Moscow
Walk Right In
The Poet and the Prophet
Cold Steel Canyons
Blowin’ In the Wind
Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd
The Ventures have had an indelible influence on a large number of musicians, both professionals and amateurs. Their instructional album, Play Guitar with the Ventures, was the first such record to chart on the Billboard Top LPs list, peaking at No. 96, and taught thousands of budding guitarists how to play the guitar.
John Fogerty, during his introduction of The Ventures at their Hall of Fame induction, said, “Walk, Don’t Run kicked open a whole movement in Rock and Roll… The sound of it became ‘surf music’ and the audacity of it empowered guitarists everywhere.” Gene Simmons was even an early member of the Ventures Fan Club and the following bands have been inspired by the Ventures:
The Beach Boys, Blondie, Dave and Ray Davies from The Kinks, Roger Fisher from Heart, Peter Frampton, The Go-Gos, John Fogerty from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roger Glover from Deep Purple, George Harrison from The Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Robby Krieger from the Doors, Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Lynne from Electric Light Orchestra, Brian May from Queen, The Pretenders, The Ramones, Max Weinberg from The E Street Band, Alan White from Yes and Ricky Wilson from the B-52s. Long enough list for ya?
I believe these are the last few albums I have from the group:
The Ventures A Go-Go
Walk, Don’t Run Vol. 2
The Colorful Ventures
Self Titled (Two Different Albums)