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Among the sides, 18 did not make any charts (tracks 4 to 12, 16 to 20 and 23), although 4 were the uncharted flipsides of hits: Yours Until Tomorrow was the B-side of Dee Dee Warwick's I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (# 13 R&B/# 88 Hot 100 in December 1961/January 1962); the Drifters' Another Night With The Boys backed their mega-hit, Up On The Roof (# 4 R&B/# 5 Hot 100 in late 1962/early 1963 on Atlantic) - which they also wrote but for whatever reason was excluded from this album; I Was There by Lenny Welch which was released on the reverse of Two Different Worlds (# 66 Hot 100 in September 1965 on Kapp); and A Man Without A Dream by The Righteous Brothers b/o On This Side Of Goodbye (# 47 Hot 100 in November 1966 on Verve). Nor do they include what turned out to be their first major hit, The Shirelles' Will You Love Me Tomorrow? After initially being released on Scepter as simply Tomorrow, the subsequent pressings with the title change rose to # 1 Hot 100/# 2 R&B in late 1960/early 1961. Later it would be covered by such divergent artists as The 4 Seasons,. Roberta Flack, Melanie, Donnie Elbert, Dana Valery, and Dave Mason. In fact, hardly any of their earliest hits are provided here and one that is, Tony Orlando's Halfway To Paradise, is the LP version as opposed to the Epic single which reached # 39 Hot 100 in May 1961.
It then jumps to 1964 to include these hits from that memorable year which kicked off the British Invasion: I Can't Hear You by Betty Everett (# 66 Hot 100 in July); He's In Town by The Tokens (# 43 Hot 100 in August); Let Me Get Close To You by Skeeter Davis (# 45 Country and # 106 Hot 100 Bubble Under in October); and I Just Can't Say Goodbye by Bobby Rydell (# 94 Hot 100 in December). Skipping over 1965, they then include, from 1966, Ben E. King's So Much Love (# 96 Hot 100 in May) and Don't Bring Me Down by The Animals (# 12 Hot 100 in June). The last hit included here is the now-classic (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman by the great Aretha Franklin (# 2 R&B/# 6 Hot 100 in November 1967).
Of course, since this isn't presented as a collection of their "greatest hits" I can't be my usual critical self in that regard. It is, in fact, a superb compilation of their various writing styles from 1961 to 1967, replete with informative liner notes as only Ace can do them, and excellent sound quality. However, in the event you are not all that familiar with the Goffin-King library, some of the other hits they wrote as a team are also shown in the Comments. Small wonder they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1990.