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The Complete United Artists Singles


Download links and information about The Complete United Artists Singles by Jay & The Americans. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 66 tracks with total duration of 02:53:42 minutes.

Artist: Jay & The Americans
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 66
Duration: 02:53:42
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No. Title Length
1. Tonight 2:31
2. The Other Girls 2:22
3. Dawning 2:24
4. She Cried 2:37
5. This Is It for Me 2:40
6. It's My Turn to Cry 2:46
7. Tomorrow 2:55
8. Yes 2:20
9. What's the Use 3:00
10. Strangers Tomorrow 2:19
11. Only In America 2:09
12. My Clair de Lune 2:39
13. Baby, That Is Rock & Roll (Live) 2:21
14. Come Dance With Me 2:24
15. Look In My Eyes Maria 2:24
16. To Wait for Love 2:14
17. Friday 3:03
18. Goodbye Boys Goodbye (Ciao Ragazzi Ciao) 2:01
19. Come a Little Bit Closer 2:47
20. Let's Lock the Door (And Throw Away the Key) 2:24
21. I'll Remember You 2:45
22. Think of the Good Times 2:34
23. If You Were Mine, Girl 2:16
24. When It's All Over 2:38
25. Cara, Mia 2:33
26. Some Enchanted Evening 2:15
27. Girl 2:10
28. Sunday and Me 2:26
29. Through This Doorway 2:28
30. Things Are Changing 2:52
31. Why Can't You Bring Me Home 2:31
32. Baby Stop Your Cryin' 2:33
33. Crying 2:38
34. I Don't Need a Friend 2:05
35. Livin' Above Your Head 2:39
36. Look At Me, What Do You See 2:26
37. Stop the Clock 2:47
38. Baby Come Home 2:07
39. (He's) Raining In My Sunshine 2:50
40. The Reason for Living (For You My Darling) 2:27
41. What Will My Mary Say (featuring Jay Black) 3:09
42. Return to Me (featuring Jay Black) 2:53
43. You Ain't As Hip As All That, Baby 3:01
44. Nature Boy 2:41
45. (We'll Meet In the) Yellow Forest 2:16
46. Got Hung Up Along the Way 2:07
47. French Provincial 3:10
48. Shanghai Noodle Factory 2:34
49. No Other Love 2:29
50. No, I Don't Know Her 2:29
51. You Ain't Gonna Wake Up Cryin' 3:18
52. Gemini 2:39
53. Since I Don't Have You 3:32
54. This Magic Moment 2:57
55. When You Dance 2:54
56. Hushabye 3:01
57. Gypsy Woman 3:15
58. (I'd Kill) For the Love of a Lady 2:33
59. Learnin' How to Fly 2:56
60. Walkin' In the Rain 2:49
61. Capture the Moment 2:22
62. Do You Ever Think of Me? 2:33
63. Do I Love You? 2:22
64. Tricia (Tell Your Daddy) 2:57
65. There Goes My Baby 3:21
66. Solitary Man 3:04



Jay & the Americans seem to have lost out in the reputation sweepstakes to their contemporaries the Four Seasons, but as this triple-CD collection amply demonstrates, they were a prodigiously talented group. The 66 single sides here were recorded across a decade that overlapped with the British Invasion, folk-rock, the psychedelic era, and the birth of heavy metal, acid rock, etc. And through it all, the music of Jay & the Americans remained amazingly consistent, five phenomenal voices soaring to some of the most beautiful melodies of their era. The dimensions of the set and its price may seem like overkill, and for casual fans it probably is — they would do better to grab the hits collection Come a Little Bit Closer: The Best of Jay & the Americans. But for those with the inclination to go deeper, this set offers almost three solid hours of enjoyment. The quality of the singing, led first by Jay Traynor and then Jay Black, works its spell, along with the killer song selection: around the familiar hits ("She Cried," "Come a Little Bit Closer," etc.) are a large selection of low- (and non-) charting gems that are worth hearing, which dedicated fans of the group will welcome, especially in their original mono mixes. The selection also provides a close look at the tightrope that this group walked across the '60s: from Drifters-style pop-R&B at the start of the decade, they plunged into the British Invasion era with some fine but heavily retro-pop-based rock & roll ("Goodbye Boys Goodbye") before grabbing a chunk of the Top Ten with "Come a Little Bit Closer" and "Cara Mia," never veering too far from the pop side of R&B or the Broadway and European pop traditions that allowed the members (especially Jay Black) to push their pipes in the best faux-operatic tradition. Even when they tried for a more contemporary sound, as on the guitar- and rhythm-heavy "Girl" and "Sunday and Me," the singing style still seemed a half-decade out of date, which is fine, as it fits with everything else here. The group would push the envelope in those two directions, updating their repertory while keeping an older-style declamatory vocal delivery, and yield a major hit just often enough to keep going for most of the decade; ironically, the material from the psychedelic era, when their string finally runs out, yields some of the group's most interesting experiments, including "Shanghai Noodle Factory," "French Provincial," and "(We'll Meet In The) Yellow Forest," efforts at sunshine pop that almost remove the group from its moorings, but not quite. They find their collective "voice" again halfway through the last disc with "This Magic Moment," in a setting that's almost as much sunshine pop as doo wop, heralding a triumphant finale, closing out with Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man" in a rendition that is smoothly elegant (if not as moody as Diamond's own). The sound quality is generally excellent throughout, and the annotation is thorough.