50s Music/everly brothers

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an you recommend a decent compilation album by the Everlys?  Here is a link from Billboard that recommends 20 essential Everly songs.  Can you recommend an album with these tracks?

http://www.billboard.com/articles/list/5862251/the-everly-brothers-20-biggest-ho

John

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Amazon has a very good priced set under the "Essential Everly Brothers" heading - it is a 2CD compilation of most - if not all their hits - depending on where you live as well as a DVD of some performances.
I am in touch with the guys in Kentucky prior to the special events for Phil and, like you, obviously am gutted by the news.  I did say to him when we met that the cigarettes would affect his health - it was mainly a joke about his family plans, but how true it became.  Thanks for your question.  Good Luck John.

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I stopped collecting in the late 90's when the sales of vinyl dropped off and non-music took over the charts!

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DJ in 1950's working in UK and Hong Kong. Collected singles from late 40's (US imports on vinyl and UK shellac - until 1990's had over 35000 at one time - sold most to a Lottery winner but stall have 2000 plus 45's mainly. Started as a teenager in UK and was (probably) the first 'disco' type dance DJ tp use 2 turntables so that continuous music for dancing from records was available in 1952. Had a weekly programme in Hong Kong in 57 which ran for 2 years titles 'Pick Of The Pops' which somebody used later in the Uk as a title!! Made many friends in the 50's - particularly Guy Mitchell, Gale Storm and Rosie Clooney. Met many others including Pat Boone, Paul Anka and even an interview with Sinatra which was not good as he was hung-over at 10am from the night before. returned to UK in 1960 and sent interviews from here back to the Far East - early Cliff Richard, Shirley Bassey, and Roy Orbison and - sadly - Del Shannon just before he left us!

Organizations
Chair of the Twinning Group Organisation between Wakefield and the German town of Herne. I also moderate a section of a Football Forum looking after the Bundesliga thread under the name os SchalkeUK

Education/Credentials
Retired from teaching in 2009 (all high school subjects at times) but mainly French, German and Maths. Before that I had 9 years in the Royal Air Force - connected with BFBS - 14 years managing a professional Rugby Club, 15 years in Local Government before going back to teach at age 63 to 71. Hate the modern-day use of kids as researchers who rely on incorrect sources withou having been able to experience the original items - many 50's hit re-recorded for Steroe and were very poor compared to the first version but are still passed off as the correct one. I suppose I could - at times - qualify for any series dealing with 'Grumpy Old Men', but as they say c'est la vie!

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