The Scepter Hits and More 1964-73

The Scepter Hits and More 1964-73

by B.J. Thomas

CD

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Overview

With all of the important hits that B.J. Thomas cut for the Scepter label in the 1960s and 1970s (as well as some non-hits), as well as some mid-'60s sides issued on the Pacemaker and Bragg labels, this 25-track disc is the best single-CD compilation of the singer's work. True, it's missing his two big mid-'70s post-Scepter pop singles, "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" and "Don't Worry Baby." Not many people would say those tracks were among his best stuff or miss their presence here, though. The big edge this has on some other best-ofs with similar material is the quantity, which leaves room for some obscure non-charting items like the almost comically over-serious suicide tale "Plain Jane," the mid-'60s uptown soul of "I Don't Have a Mind of My Own," and his LP-only cover of "Suspicious Minds." Plus, there are well-illustrated lengthy liner notes in the accompanying 16-page booklet. It's a worthy collection of the best decade of this popular but hard to classify artist, who combined country, swamp pop, and R&B into his brand of highly commercial pop
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Product Details

Release Date: 08/10/2004
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667002325
catalogNumber: 1014
Rank: 44450

Album Credits

Performance Credits

B.J. Thomas   Primary Artist,Vocals
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Bobby Woods   Keyboards
Reggie Young   Guitar

Technical Credits

Burt Bacharach   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Johnny Bond   Composer
Mark James   Composer
Buddy Buie   Composer
Johnny Christopher   Composer
J.R. Cobb   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Mike Leech   Arranger
Huey P. Meaux   Producer
Chips Moman   Producer
Robert Nix   Composer
Glen Spreen   Arranger
Steve Tyrell   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Jack Moran   Composer
Joe Shapiro   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes,Annotation
Mark Charron   Arranger,Composer
Bill Porter   Engineer
Wayne Carson Thompson   Composer
Lou Stallman   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer

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