Mary Wells – Bye Bye Baby I Don’t Want to Take a Chance (1961/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Mary Wells – Bye Bye Baby I Don’t Want to Take a Chance (1961/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 25:57 minutes | 982 MB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Motown Records

The debut album from Mary Wells, released in 1961, draws its title from the two top 10 R&B songs it contains, Bye Bye Baby and I Don’t Want to Take A Chance. Recorded when she was only 17 years old, the single Bye Bye Baby preceded the album by almost a year, introducing Wells and becoming one of Motown’s first hits. I Don’t Want to Take A Chance, among the label’s earliest 45s to crack the mainstream top 40, peaked at number 33.

Mary Wells wasn’t yet a polished vocalist when she first signed with Motown in the early ’60s, and she later became the first performer to score a Number One single and Top Ten pop hit for the label. But that didn’t happen with these songs, although they have an edge, toughness, and spark, that wasn’t always evident in the slicker hits that Wells made. –AllMusic Review by Ron Wynn

1 Come To Me 2:15
2 I Don’t Want To Take A Chance 2:48
3 Bye Bye Baby 2:55
4 Shop Around 2:37
5 I Love The Way You Love 2:24
6 I’m Gonna Stay 2:45
7 Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide 2:34
8 Bad Boy 2:21
9 I’m So Sorry 2:24
10 Please Forgive Me 2:41

Mary Wells: lead vocal
The Andantes: background vocals (on “Come to Me”, “I Love the Way You Love”, “I’m Gonna Stay”, “Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide”, and “Bad Boy”)
The Love Tones (Carl Jones, Joe Miles, and Stan Bracely): background vocals (on “Shop Around”)
The Rayber Voices (Raynoma Liles Gordy, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman, and Sonny Sanders): background vocals (on “Bye Bye Baby”)
Robert Bateman also provides backing vocals on “Come to Me”
Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers