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Compilation albums

Through the years, there have been several releases of compiled material - mainly "greatest hits" albums. Some of these have been bootlegs, while others are entirely legitimate. This page shows a selection of album releases from various continents.

Litttle Darlin' - The Diamonds' best

This is a Japanese release from the mid 1980s. One side consists of The Diamonds greatest hits, while oddly, the other is six songs from the "Songs from the Old West" session. This is a legitimate release that included a bonus lyric sheet.

Side 1

Little Darlin', Why do Fools Fall in Love?, Church Bells May Ring, Walking Along, She Say (oom dooby doom), The Stroll

Side 2

Cool Water, Home on the Range, Streets of Laredo, Cattle Call, High Noon, San Antonio Rose

Best of The Diamonds

Legitimate release on Rhino records - 1984. USA release.

Side 1

Little Darlin, Church Bells May Ring, Why do Fools Fall in Love?, Words of Love, Ka Ding Dong, Silhouettes, Daddy Cool.

Side 2

The Stroll, Love Love Love, High Sign, Zip Zip, She Say (oom dooby doom), Kathy-O, Walking Along.

Best of The Diamonds

This is an Italian release (legitimate) on the Rome label. Contains a great selection of some of the not so well known songs by The Diamonds that are not available elsewhere. Contains nine out of the twelve songs from The Diamonds first Mercury album, America's Number One Singing Stylists.

Side 1

Little Darlin', Church Bells May Ring, Walking Along, She Say (oom dooby doom), Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, The Stroll, High Sign, Happy Years, Straight Skirts, Batman, Wolfman, Frankenstein or Dracula

Side 2

Walkin' the Stroll, Shoo Ya Blues, Oh How I Wish, One and Only, Honey, Girl of Mine, Honey Bird, My Dog Likes Your Dog, Zip Zip, Cool Cool Baby.

The Definitive Collection of The Diamonds

This was an Australian project from the late 1970's. The record definitely filled a gap at the time as records by The Diamonds were very difficult to obtain. The American Graffiti album contained Little Darlin' and The Stroll, and that was about it as far as the availability of Diamonds recordings was concerned. On the down side, the entire record was mastered from second-hand vinyl 45s - and the sound quality is very flat. There were extensive liner notes and a comprehensive discography on the back cover - unfortunately some of the information is incorrect. The record was released on the Ebenezer label (Ebenezer 01). It is unknown as to whether or not this was a legitimate release or a bootleg.