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Don't Forget About Me ~ The Atlantic & Reprise Recordings: 3CD Digipak

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Don't Forget About Me ~ The Atlantic & Reprise Recordings: 3CD Digipak
Don't Forget About Me ~ The Atlantic & Reprise Recordings: 3CD Digipak


  • SoulMusic Records is proud to present a first-of-its-kind compilation of recordings by renowned singer/songwriter Barbara Lewis spanning her six years with Atlantic Records (1962-1968) and her brief one-year tenure with Reprise Records (1972). Known the world over in particular for her timeless classics, ‘Hello Stranger’ and ‘Baby, I’m Yours’, the Michigan-born chanteuse’s distinctive brand of sweet soul brought her much acclaim in the mid-60s, resulting in a total of five Atlantic albums. This beautifully-packaged collection, sequenced in chronological order of recording session, includes the first CD release of a number of tracks from both the 1964 LP “SNAP YOUR FINGERS (BARBARA LEWIS SINGS THE GREAT SOUL TUNES)” and the 1966 album, “IT’S MAGIC”.
  • With a total of (68) tracks, including seven non-album singles/B-sides, one previously unreleased cut from 1968 and both sides of Barbara’s sole Reprise single, “Don’t Forget About Me” features an extensive essay by renowned UK writer Charles Waring with quotes from a rare 2020 interview with Barbara specifically for this box set and comments by Billy Vera and Sharon McMahan, two songwriters who penned respectively ‘Make Me Belong To You’ and ‘Someday We’re Gonna Love Again’. Superb artwork by Roger Williams and great remastering by Nick Robbins, this stellar reissue, produced by founder David Nathan, includes recording session dates, location and personnel (if known).
  • Disc One begins with Barbara’s first of many sessions produced by Detroit music entrepreneur Ollie McLaughlin, initially a single released on his Karen label before Atlantic Records took over distribution of the 45 and subsequently all of Barbara’s recordings until 1968. Recorded at Chess Records’ studios in Chicago with background vocals supplied by hit-making group The Dells, Barbara’s self-penned ‘Hello Stranger’ became a US R&B chart topper and Top 5 pop hit in 1963 paving the way to her first full LP of the same name. Working with famed arranger/conductor Riley Hampton, Barbara’s sophomore set “Snap Your Fingers” features her covers of thirteen hits by male artists such as Ray Charles, Chuck Jackson, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke and Jimmy Reed among others and is included in its entirety here.
  • Disc Two finds Barbara switching recording location to New York and working with top arrangers such as Teacho Wiltshire, Artie Butler and Jimmy Wisner in a variety of different settings from the pop/soul flavour of tracks like Van McCoy’s ‘Baby, I’m Yours’ (under the direction of Bert Berns), one of Barbara’s most successful and memorable hits which became the title track for her third LP to a set of &


  1. Name
  2. The Longest Night Of The Year (Mono Single)
  3. My Heart Went Do Dat Da (Mono Single)
  4. My Mama Told Me (Aka My Momma Told Me)
  5. Gonna Love You Till The End Of Time
  6. Puppy Love
  7. Hello Stranger
  8. Think A Little Sugar
  9. My Heart Went Do Dat Da
  10. The Longest Night Of The Year
  11. Love Is A Castle
  12. We're Too Young To Marry
  13. Does Anyone Want A Lover
  14. On Bended Knees
  15. Would You Love Me
  16. Straighten Up Your Heart
  17. If You Love Her
  18. I Say Love
  19. What'd I Say
  20. Baby, Workout
  21. Please, Please, Please
  22. If You Need Me
  23. Stand By Me
  24. Turn On Your Love Light
  25. Just A Matter Of Time
  26. I'll Bring It Back Home To You
  27. I Don't Want To Cry
  28. Snap Your Fingers
  29. Frisco Blues
  30. Twist And Shout
  31. Shame, Shame, Shame
  32. How Can I Say Goodbye
  33. Spend A Little Time
  34. Someday We're Gonna Love Again
  35. Pushing A Good Thing Too Far
  36. Come Home
  37. Baby, I'm Yours
  38. Stop That Girl
  39. Make Me Your Baby
  40. Love To Be Loved
  41. Don't Forget About Me
  42. Sorrow (Aka Better Not Believe Him)
  43. He's So Bad
  44. The Shadow Of Your Smile
  45. A Taste Of Honey
  46. Quiet Nights
  47. It's Magic
  48. Since I Fell For You
  49. Let It Be Me
  50. Yesterday
  51. Who Can I Turn To
  52. I Only Miss Him When I Think Of Him
  53. Girls Need Loving Care
  54. Make Me Belong To You
  55. Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do
  56. I Remember The Feeling
  57. I'll Make Him Love Me
  58. Only All The Time
  59. Love Makes The World Go Round
  60. Fool Fool Fool (Look In The Mirror)
  61. You Put A Song In My Heart (Previously Unissued)
  62. Workin' On A Groovy Thing
  63. Thankful For What I Got
  64. Sho-Nuff (It's Got To Be Your Love)
  65. I'll Keep Believin'
  66. You're A Dream Maker
  67. I'm All You've Got
  68. Rock And Roll Lullaby
  69. Im So Thankful

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