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Tommy Roe - Sheila &Everybody Likes Tommy Roe (1962-63)
Widely perceived as one of the archetypal bubblegum artists of the late '60s, Tommy Roe cut some pretty decent rockers along the way, especially early in his career — many displaying some pretty prominent Buddy Holly roots. In fact, Roe's initial pop smash, 1962's chart-topping "Sheila," was quite reminiscent of Holly's "Peggy Sue," utilizing a very similar throbbing drum beat and Roe's hiccuping vocal. The singer had previously cut the song for the smaller Judd label before remaking it in superior form for ABC-Paramount. The infectious "Everybody" — another hot item the next year — was waxed in Muscle Shoals at Rick Hall's Fame studios, normally an R&B-oriented facility (it's not widely known that Roe wrote songs for the Tams, a raw-edged soul group from his Atlanta hometown).Once Roe veered off on his squeaky-clean bubblegum tangent, he stuck with it for the rest of the decade. His lighthearted "Sweet Pea" and "Hooray for Hazel" burned up the charts in 1966, and he was still at it three years later when he waxed his biggest hit, "Dizzy," and "Jam Up Jelly Tight."
01 - Sheila 02 - Piddle De Pat 03 - LittleHollywoodGirl 04-HeartBeat 05 - There Will Be Better Years 06 - There's A Great Day A-Coming 07 - Susie Darlin 08 - Think About The Good Things 09 - Look At Me 10 - I Found A Love 11 - Blue Ghost 12 - Maybellene 13 - Everybody 14 - Katy Did 15 - Sensations 16 - Standin' Watch 17 - You're My Happiness 18 -Janie 19 - Kiss And Run 20 - Gonna Take A Chance 21 - Little Tomboy 22 - Why Do You Make Me Cry 23 - Almost Grown 24 - I Got A Girl 25 - That'll Be The Day 26 - Switchie Witchie Titchie