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Collector's Gold Series

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Download links and information about Collector's Gold Series by The Harptones. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Pop genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 49:13 minutes.

Artist: The Harptones
Release date: 2003
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Pop
Tracks: 18
Duration: 49:13
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Sunday Kind of Love (Original Version) 3:02
2. My Memories of You 3:11
3. Oobidee...Oobidee...Oo 2:10
4. Since I Fell for You 2:20
5. I Depended On You 3:14
6. Mambo Boogie 1:50
7. I'll Never Tell 3:06
8. High Flying Baby 2:42
9. I Almost Lost My Mind 2:58
10. It Was Just for Laughs 2:35
11. Loving a Girl Like You 2:56
12. What Is Your Decision 3:04
13. Forever Mine 2:52
14. Oo Wee Baby 3:00
15. Gimme Some 2:15
16. Why Should I Love You? 2:28
17. My Memories of You 2:21
18. Sunday Kind of Love 3:09

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Collectors Gold Series is a tweaked reissue of the 1992 Harptones anthology Sunday Kind of Love, which was originally released on Relic Records. The liner notes are identical and the material is drawn from the same source, namely the Harptones' Bruce, Tip Top, and Andrea label recordings from 1954-1956. The Harptones' group harmony rendition of the pop standard "Sunday Kind of Love" was their only substantial chart hit, and reached the pop Top 30 in 1954 — a significant feat for an African American group at that time. Collectors Gold Series features the song in two versions: the rendition from the original 78 release is a new addition that did not appear on the Relic anthology. Aside from that bonus, Collectors Gold Series omits three 1955 live recordings from the Relic disc, and upgrades the sound quality with new remastering by Walter DeVenne. The Harptones were one of the finest doo wop groups of their era, and usually paired their ballads with an up-tempo song for single release; so for every "Sunday Kind of Love," there is an energetic and/or novelty-oriented cut like "Mambo Boogie" or "Oobidee...Oobidee...Oo." The liner notes state that Collectors Gold Series compiles the Harptones' complete recordings, but it is complete only with regard to the above-mentioned labels, since the Harptones went on to record for a number of other labels through the mid-'60s. The Bruce recordings collected here, however, constitute the Harptones' most important and enduring work.