Cardiff-born MAUREEN EVANS was perhaps the most famous singer who recorded for EMBASSY RECORDS, the Woolworths-only budget record label.
Many of her Embassy covers outsold the original hit versions, notably on songs like 'Stupid Cupid', 'Born Too Late', 'Goodbye, Jimmy, Goodbye', 'Lipstick On Your Collar', and 'Plenty Good Lovin''.
She subsequently recorded for Embassy's parent label, Oriole, registering with sides like 'The Big Hurt', 'Love, Kisses And Heartaches', 'Paper Roses', 'Never In A Million Years' and her 1962 worldwide, million-selling hit 'Like I Do'.
This compilation presents the very best of Maureen's Embassy and Oriole releases between 1958-62 and includes all her hits and important releases, alongside a handful of collectors' rarities.
Several of these sides are difficult to find elsewhere on CD, while a half-dozen or so have never previously been reissued, in any format.
1. STUPID CUPID
2. CAROLINA MOON
4. BORN TOO LATE
5. HOOPA HOOLA
6. SOMEDAY (You'll Want Me To Want You)
7. YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE
8. THE DAY THE RAINS CAME
9. KISS ME, HONEY HONEY, KISS ME
10. GOODBYE, JIMMY, GOODBYE
11. LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR
12. BROKEN-HEARTED MELODY
13. PLENTY GOOD LOVIN'
14. DON'T WANT THE MOONLIGHT
15. THE YEARS BETWEEN
16. THE BIG HURT
17. I CAN'T BEGIN TO TELL YOU
18. LOVE, KISSES AND HEARTACHES
19. WE JUST COULDN'T SAY GOODBYE
20. PAPER ROSES
21. PLEASE UNDERSTAND
22. MAMMA WOULDN'T LIKE IT
23. MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD
25. WHY DON'T YOU BELIEVE ME
26. AS LONG AS HE NEEDS ME
27. MY FOOLISH HEART
28. BUT NO ONE KNOWS
29. NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS
30. WE HAD WORDS
31. LIKE I DO
32. STARLIGHT STARBRIGHT
|Release Date||July 10th, 2020|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 26842 3|
The Very Best of Maureen EVANS - Embassies & Orioles, 1958-1962
- Product Code: JASMCD 2684
- Availability: In Stock