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The MAJORS - A Wonderful Dream

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JASCD1131

A vocal quintet from Philadelphia featuring four guys and a girl, THE MAJORS originally formed in 1959 as The Versatiles, cutting just one 45 before being obliged to break up when Uncle Sam came a-knocking for the boys.

They reformed in 1962, as The Majors, with the same line-up; lead singer Ricky Cordo, with his unique, instantly-identifiable, soaring tenor, plus Ron Gathers, Gene Glass, Frank Troutt and Idella Morris.

After linking up with producer Jerry Ragovoy they charted with three genuinely great records, 'A Wonderful Dream', 'She's A Troublemaker' and 'A Little Bit Now', which are included herein in both mono 45rpm and stereo LP versions.

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A vocal quintet from Philadelphia featuring four guys and a girl, THE MAJORS originally formed in 1959 as The Versatiles, cutting just one 45 before being obliged to break up when Uncle Sam came a-knocking for the boys.

They reformed in 1962, as The Majors, with the same line-up; lead singer Ricky Cordo, with his unique, instantly-identifiable, soaring tenor, plus Ron Gathers, Gene Glass, Frank Troutt and Idella Morris.

After linking up with producer Jerry Ragovoy they charted with three genuinely great records, 'A Wonderful Dream', 'She's A Troublemaker' and 'A Little Bit Now', which are included herein in both mono 45rpm and stereo LP versions.

This compilation anthologises everything that the group recorded during their magic first year of trading, including further 45s like 'Anything You Can Do', 'Tra La La' and 'One Happy Ending', as well as their LP Meet The Majors.

Bonus tracks include The Versatiles' ultra-rare 1960 45rpm release, 'Lundee Dundee' b/w 'Whisper In Your Ear'.

Many of these sides have never previously appeared on CD.

Track Listing

1. A WONDERFUL DREAM
2. OH WEE BABY
3. TIME WILL TELL
4. TRA LA LA
5. TWIST AND SHOUT
6. A LITTLE BIT NOW (A Little Bit Later)
7. SHE'S A TROUBLEMAKER
8. DON'T YOU LOSE YOUR COOL
9. I WONDER WHO'S DANCING WITH HER NOW
10. WHAT IN THE WORLD
11. COME ONE COME ON
12. ANYTHING YOU CAN DO
Bonus Tracks
13. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOIN'
14. ONE HAPPY ENDING
15. GET UP NOW
16. SHE'S A TROUBLEMAKER (mono single version)
17. A LITTLE BIT NOW (A Little Bit Later) (mono single version)
18. ANYTHING YOU CAN DO (mono single version)
19. WHAT IN THE WORLD (mono single version)
20. TRA LA LA (mono single version)
21. LUNDEE DUNDEE (as The Versatiles)
22. WHISPER IN YOUR EAR (as The Versatiles)

JASCD1131

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
November 12th, 2021
UPC Bar Code No
604988113129