...And the Answer Is: Great Pop Answer Discs from '50s-'60s, Vol. 2

...And the Answer Is: Great Pop Answer Discs from '50s-'60s, Vol. 2


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Bear Family's three-volume And the Answer Is: Great Answer Discs from the '50s and '60s series documents the phenomenon of answer records, presenting both the original hit and the response to the single. These were songs designed to respond to hit singles, with the hopes that the second record would climb up the charts as well. Answer records were prevailant in country, pop and R&B, but on And the Answer Is: Vol. 2, Bear Family concentrates on pop-rock records from the '60s. Pop-rock answer records never produced a classic on the level of Kitty Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," and her response to Hank Thompson's "Wild Side of Life." Instead, most pop responses were simply novelties, which means And the Answer Is: Great Answer Discs from the '60s is designed for fetishists and collectors with a taste for the arcane and unusual. Anyone who has a passing interest in the bizarre side roads of pop music will find the compilation very entertaining. Highlights of Vol. 2 include Marcie Blane's "Bobby's Girl" / Sherry Sisters' "Stay Away from Bobby," Jack Scott's "Burning Bridges" / Bobbie Jean's "You Burned the Bridges," Ray Peterson's "Tell Laura I Love Her" / Marilyn Michaels' "Tell Tommy I Need Him," Bobby Vee's "Please Don't Ask About Barbara" / Mike Regal's "Is It True What They Say About Barbara," Pat Boone's "Are You Lonesome Tonight" / Thelma Carpenter's "Yes, I'm Lonesome Tonight," and Barry Mann's "Who Put the Bomp" / Frankie Lymon's "I Put the Bomp."

Product Details

Release Date: 07/05/1995
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127157928
catalogNumber: 15792
Rank: 93360

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Vinton   Track Performer
Paul Anka   Track Performer
Pat Boone   Track Performer
Connie Francis   Track Performer
Bobby Goldsboro   Track Performer
Jack Scott   Track Performer
Bobby Vee   Track Performer
Ray Peterson   Track Performer
Barry Mann   Track Performer
Joe Dowell   Track Performer
Thelma Carpenter   Track Performer
Brenda Lee   Track Performer
Margaret Lewis   Track Performer
Marcie Blane   Track Performer
Florraine Darlin   Track Performer
Marilyn Michaels   Track Performer
Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers   Track Performer
Mikie Harris   Track Performer
Ralph Emery   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bobby Vinton   Composer
Walter Scott   Composer
Paul Evans   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Robert Russell   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Fred Wise   Composer
Ted Daffan   Illustrations
Ka Lihi Kai'o Ka'ena   Composer
Phil Wells   Song Transcriptions
Bill Millar   Illustrations
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Producer
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
Gene Allan   Composer
Byron   Composer
Kay Twomey   Composer
Kathryn R. Fulton   Composer

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