Hugely popular in the U.K. during the early 60s, package tour perennials THE BROOK(S) BROTHERS were effectively Britain’s answer to The Everly Brothers, who were their greatest influence.
Their most successful releases tended to be covers of U.S. hits, e.g. Hank Locklin’s ‘Please Help Me I’m Falling’, Barry Mann’s ‘Warpaint’, Eddie Hodges’ ‘Ain’t Gonna Wash For A Week’, Frankie Avalon’s ‘Married’, ‘The Crickets’ ‘He’s Old Enough To Know Better’, The Shirelles’ ‘Welcome Home Baby’, and Bobby Vinton’s ‘Trouble Is My Middle Name’.
All are featured on this compilation, which presents the Very Best of The Brooks’ recorded output during this period, for Top Rank and Pye.
Their Top Rank singles are serious collectors’ rarities - indeed their debut 45, ‘How Will It End’ / ‘Green Fields’, has never previously been reissued, in any format.
Also included are a couple of previously unreleased off-air “Saturday Club” live cuts, from late 1961.