Album of the Day
Vocal group greats The Four Seasons rose to the challenge of the British invasion with RAG DOLL. The 1964 collection was the group's first of all-original material, and songwriter Bob Gaudio really delivers - Top 10 singles “Ronnie,” “Save It for Me” and the classic title track (inspired by a poor girl he'd seen on the streets of Manhattan) are just the tip of the iceberg. Frankie Valli and his fellow Seasons are in terrific voice throughout, and Bob Crewe's adventurous, dynamic production shows him on par with Phil Spector. Track for track, RAG DOLL is perhaps the strongest studio album of The Four Seasons' career, and we'll give it another spin now to wish Gaudio a happy birthday.