Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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You Must Remember These: Volume 1 [Bell, 1972]
[Along with Echoes of a Rock Era: The Early Years, a] basic collection for connoisseurs of long-playing grease. I prefer the Bell; in fact, I think it is the best oldies package to reach the market in years. It includes a couple of acceptable sleepers I'd never even heard and some long-lost esoterica by the Turbans and Lee Allen, not to mention the Five Satins, the Channels, and the Nutmegs. Statistics: 16 songs on one disc for $4.98. A