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This newly re­mas­tered 18-track col­lec­tion cov­ers the ca­reer of Aus­tralian ’60s pop star Ro­bie Porter, or Rob E.G. as he was known early on. A mas­ter of the lap steel gui­tar, Rob E.G. had a se­ries of in­stru­men­tal top 10 hits from 1962 to 1964, in­clud­ing ‘55 Days At Pek­ing’ and ‘Si Si Senor’, which both hit num­ber one. Those tracks are in­cluded here, as are ‘Jezebel’ and ‘Whiplash’. From 1966 on­wards he changed tack, dis­pens­ing with his Rob E.G. moniker. As Ro­bie Porter, he be­gan record­ing his lower reg­is­ter vo­cals, re­leas­ing big pro­duc­tion num­bers such as ‘Gem­ini’ in 1970. Other vo­cal tracks in­clude dra­matic bal­lads ‘When You’re Not Near’ and ‘Ei­ther Way I Lose’. As an aside, Porter later founded his own record la­bel, pro­duc­ing al­bums for Daddy Cool and other Aussie bands.

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