The Everly Brothers, Best, Cadence CLP-3025, 1959
Without a doubt, The Everly Brothers were a hot act. From 1957-1959, they had three Number Ones and several more Top Ten hits for the independent Cadence Records. So, when they signed with the massive Warner Brothers Records, Cadence did what any self respecting independent label would do, rush release a greatest hits package. A “Best Of” record usually came out after a group’s hey day, unless of course they were moving on to bigger and better things. For Cadence, it was one more way to bring water from the Everly well.
It looks like it came out so fast that they didn’t bother with any kind of write up about the duo, or reminiscing about the music. The back cover does feature all of the other exciting albums the group had available for purchase from Cadence Records, however.
I never really recommend buying these kinds of records. For me, having the actual releases is always preferred. But this is the legendary Everly Brothers at the very beginning of their amazing career, with not only their first few hits, but also a few B-Sides and minor releases. It would be very hard to find any of their original records at an affordable price, and this is the original Cadence label, meaning its an original record. It even predates their last few releases for the company. So I added to my pile at my usual $2 shop, and was really happy to see it’s a highly valued record in with this label. It’s only in VG condition, but its still (some of) The Everly Brother’s Best on the label that made them famous.
Cost $2, $732 Remaining