Neil Sedaka wrote hit after hit, for himself and a number of other artists.
Astonishing prolific during the late 1950s and early '60s, the secret to Sedaka's musical magic was that he was a classically trained piano player who kept one foot firmly planted in Rock 'n' Roll.
And Neil Sedaka could rock - as this abundant 31-song collection proves many times over.
All of his big hits of the era are here, but the real revelations are his many romping rockers such as No Vacancy, I Go Ape, I Ain't Hurtin' No More, You Gotta Learn Your Rhythm and Blues, and Sedaka's own irresistible version of the smash he co-wrote for Connie Francis, Stupid Cupid.
Alsom, there are three rarities pulled from Sedaka's 1956 debut session with The Tokens, and several more from his first 1957 solo date.
The accompanying booklet presents many period photos, lengthy liner notes and a full discography.