Album of the Day
Stay With The Hollies
Manchester beat group The Hollies were performing in Liverpool when a rep from The Beatles' label, Parlophone, caught their act and signed them up. Cut at Abbey Road Studios, the quintet's debut, STAY WITH THE HOLLIES, arrived in 1964. The collection reflects the band's live set with plenty of rock and R&B favorites from across the Atlantic, including “Talkin' 'Bout You,” “Lucille” and the group's first U.K. Top 10 hit, “Stay,” as well as a terrific original (“Little Lover”). And if the band's trademark harmonies had yet to fully blossom - Allan Clarke's voice dominates here – the instrumental work is strong throughout. STAY WITH THE HOLLIES offers an exciting look at the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' beginnings, and we'll give it another spin now to celebrate Clarke's birthday.