“12 Tops Volume 4” by Damil Records House Band - album review

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TJR says

The “Damil Records House Band” (as I call them) made albums which contained anonymous cover versions of recent and current hit singles. The recordings were intended to replicate the sound of the original hits as closely as possible. The albums were recorded by a studio group comprising session musicians and singers who remained unaccredited. The label had been inspired by Hallmark Records “Top of the Pops” series which had been the forerunner of the concept. When TOTP and their rivals were allowed onto the national LP charts in 1971 they had a spell of high success and were selling by the bucket load. And so inevitably, yet more covers albums started appearing, by a flurry of labels big and small. Damil Records of the USA were just one of many such labels, and launched their “12 Tops” Series in 1972.

The Jukebox Rebel
21-Feb-2010

A1 [03:23] 1.8.png Damil Records House Band - School’s Out (Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith) Rock
A2 [02:26] 0.6.png Damil Records House Band - Where Is The Love (Ralph MacDonald, William Salter) Songwriter
A3 [02:51] 2.0.png Damil Records House Band - Too Busy Thinking About My Baby (Janie Bradford, Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) Soul
A4 [02:42] 3.0.png Damil Records House Band - Seaside Shuffle (John Lewis) Folk
A5 [03:45] 2.5.png Damil Records House Band - Conquistador (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid) Psychedelia
A6 [03:46] 1.9.png Damil Records House Band - 10538 Overture (Jeff Lynne) Prog
B1 [03:15] 0.5.png Damil Records House Band - Run To Me (Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb) Pop Ballad
B2 [02:51] 0.8.png Damil Records House Band - My Guy (William Robinson) Soul
B3 [03:45] 1.4.png Damil Records House Band - Lean On Me (Bill Withers) Soul Ballad
B4 [02:27] 2.0.png Damil Records House Band - Popcorn (Gershon Kingsley) Electronica
B5 [03:52] 1.2.png Damil Records House Band - You Wear It Well (Rod Stewart) Rock
B6 [03:14] 0.4.png Damil Records House Band - Love Theme From "The Godfather" (Nino Rota, Larry Kusik) Crooner / Cabaret




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