April 25, 1990
Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, Early R&B, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Bubblegum, Pop-Soul, Soul, Girl Groups, Brill Building Pop, Frat Rock, Early Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Doo Wop, Sunshine Pop, Psychedelic, AM Pop

Album Review

Collectables' History of Rock: The 60s, Pt. 2 is a random but wonderful 20-track collection of pop and rock gems. It touches on doo wop (the Jive Five's "What Time Is It?," the Paradons' "Diamonds and Pearls"), garage rock (the Music Explosion's "Little Bit of Soul," the Five Americans' "Western Union Man"), bubblegum (the Archies' "Sugar, Sugar"), soul (Lee Dorsey's "Ya Ya," Aaron Neville's "Tell It Like It Is"), girl group (the Shangri-Las' "Give Him a Great Big Kiss," the Chiffons' "One Fine Day"), AM pop (the Brooklyn Bridge's "The Worst That Could Happen"), and just plain great songs (the Beau Brummels' "Laugh, Laugh," the Soul Survivors' "Expressway to Your Heart," the Turtles' "Happy Together"). The collection plays like an hour or so of really fun and diverse oldies radio, something that is getting harder to find on your radio dial every day. The only thing that makes the disc less than ideal is having two songs by some of the artists (the Turtles, the Shangri-Las, the Brooklyn Bridge). As great as the songs are, it would have been nice to add three more artists. That is a minor point, however, and shouldn't keep anyone from picking up this entertaining disc.
Tim Sendra, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. The Worst That Could Happen
  2. A Little Bit O' Soul
  3. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
  4. The Boy from New York City
  5. Ya Ya
  6. Expressway to Your Heart
  7. Diamonds and Pearls
  8. Summer in the City
  9. Give Him a Great Big Kiss
  10. Elenore
  11. Love (Can Make You Happy)
  12. What Time Is It?
  13. Sugar, Sugar
  14. Sweet Talkin' Guy
  15. Laugh, Laugh
  16. People Say
  17. Your Husband, My Wife
  18. Lover's Island
  19. Happy Together
  20. Abraham, Martin and John
  21. Western Union
  22. Tell It Like It Is
  23. Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)
  24. I Can Never Go Home Anymore