A decade before the Saturday Night Fever years, the Bee Gees were writing classic songs that endure to this day.
A welcome addition to Ace's Songwriter series, these recordings span the full range from the early Australian Leedon/Spin period to the soul, psych and classic pop of their 1967-1970 heyday.
The top soul artists of the time would queue up to record Gibb Brothers compositions – Al Green, Percy Sledge, James Carr, Nina Simone, Bettye Swann and others put their personal stamp on these instantly recognisable songs.
More contemporary interpretations of psych classics by Goon Moon and Sidewalk Society stand alongside lovers rock outings by Pat Kelly and John Holt.
Iconic 60s Brit-pop girls are represented by rarely heard performances from Lulu and Sandie Shaw.
1. WORLD - Sharon Tandy 2. HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART - Al Green 3. TO LOVE SOMEBODY - James Carr 4. I’VE GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU - Percy Sledge 5. I CAN’T SEE NOBODY - Nina Simone 6. WORDS - Bettye Swann 7. BURY ME DOWN BY THE RIVER - Lulu 8. GIVE A HAND - TAKE A HAND - The Staple Singers 9. ONLY ONE WOMAN - Marbles 10. NEW YORK MINING DISASTER 1941 - Velvett Fogg 11. RED CHAIR, FADE AWAY - Sidewalk Society 12. EVERY CHRISTIAN LION HEARTED MAN WILL SHOW YOU - Goon Moon 13. LIKE NOBODY ELSE - Los Bravos 14. SUN IN MY EYES - Sandie Shaw 15. AND THE SUN WILL SHINE - Paul Jones 16. SPICKS AND SPECKS - The Status Quo 17. HE’S A THIEF - April Byron Down Under 18. EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Ronnie Burns 19. TOWN OF TUXLEY TOYMAKER Part 1 - Jon Leedon 20. MAYPOLE MEWS - David Garrick 21. I STARTED A JOKE - Pat Kelly 22. MORNING OF MY LIFE - John Holt 23. MASSACHUSETTS - Tommy Roe 24. FIRST OF MAY - Jose Feliciano
Product Code: (CDTOP1494)