£41.99 + £1.26 shipping
In stock. Sold by thebookcommunity

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£44.94
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Sold by: rbmbooks
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £12.49

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Counting Teardrops: the Pye/Piccadilly Anthology Original recording remastered


Price: £41.99
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by thebookcommunity.
2 new from £41.99 5 used from £10.74

Amazon's Emile Ford Store

Visit Amazon's Emile Ford Store
for all the music, discussions, and more.

Product details

  • Audio CD (28 Feb. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sequel
  • ASIN: B00004GM6C
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 276,814 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For - Emile Ford, The Checkmates
2. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles - Emile Ford, The Checkmates
3. On A Slow Boat To China - Emile Ford, The Checkmates
4. That Lucky Old Sun - Emile Ford, The Checkmates
5. Red Sails In The Sunset - Emile Ford, The Checkmates
6. Move Along - Emile Ford, The Checkmates
7. Send For Me - Emile Ford, The Checkmates
8. Heavenly - Emile Ford, The Checkmates
9. Sorry I Ran All The Way Home - Emile Ford, The Checkmates
10. Paralysed - Emile Ford, The Checkmates
See all 32 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Half of my heart
2. Gypsy love
3. After you're gone
4. Hush someone's calling my name
5. After you've gone
6. Keep a lovin' me
7. Alphabet song (a you're adorable)
8. Fever
9. Early in the morning
10. Don't
See all 31 tracks on this disc

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "keithhp17" on 30 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Emile ford was the "first black pop singer" in the uk!
he was born in 1936 he was more interested in sound than
performing you can find out why when you buy this remasted
double album when he was with the pye label.
Now to the music you get 12 single's 2LPs 2EPs great value!
Now you have heard of What do you want to make those eyes at me for!
A milion seller!
Don't tell me your troubles! but you havn't heard him sing Don't? Scarlet ribbons? Heavenly? So many ways? Over and Over?
Rains come? Trouble? Somke gets in your eyes? Hush,someone's calling my name? Vaya con dios? The joker? these are as good today as they were back in the late 50s & 60s.
Sorry (I ran all the way home) is one of my favourites Over and Over has never been released before! there are 5 more unreleased
on this double CD if you feel down this will lift you up! if you feel up you will be lifted even higher!
No collection whatever your age would be complete without "Counting Teardrops" emile ford is very underated!
So i say to you, go on i dare you to buy "Counting Teardrops"
whatever your age you won't be disapointed! my favourite
is "Scarlet Ribbons".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 31 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Emile Ford was born and raised in the Bahamas, better known for tourism than pop music. He eventually came to Britain hoping for a successful engineering career while singing was supposed to be just an extra. With his engineering skills, he developed a sound system better than was generally available back then. While the superior sound system may have helped him, Emile was a fine singer and deserved his brief period of fame.
While other singers generally chose to record covers of contemporary American rock'n'roll songs, Emile liked to record older material - sometimes much older - as well as contemporary material. His first single included a cover of What do you want to make your eyes at me for, which he intended to be the B-side but the record company made it the A-side. Originally recorded as a duet by Ada Jones and Billy Murray (very popular in their era but virtually unheard of now) in 1917, this went all the way to number one in the UK in 1959/60 (yes, he ended the old year and started the new at number one, a spot he occupied for six weeks). Shaking Stevens again revived the song in the eighties and had a UK top five hit with it.
Emile also made the UK top five with On a slow boat to China (an American hit for several artists in 1948) and Counting teardrops (a cover of a Barry Mann song). Emile had two other UK top twenty hits and several minor UK hits but he was always more interested in engineering than singing and his chart run ended in 1962.
This comprehensive compilation containing all his A and B-sides as well as all his EP tracks may be more than most people need but Emile's choice of material, great voice and superb backing musicians makes this collection enjoyable listening.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Aug. 2000
Format: Audio CD
It had to be very difficult to get "material" from Emile in Germany! And now: all the hits and more, "You'll knever know" in true stereo ! Oldie-fans you must have it !
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 19 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
The first Emile Ford single was also an early one engineered by Joe Meek and was probably modelled on the Johnny Otis hit of a year earlier though superior to it.The idea of taking songs from the turn of the century and updating them had its roots in jazz.
Ford concentrated on cover versions and is all the better for it
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 1 review
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Early sixties British pop 31 Aug. 2005
By Peter Durward Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Emile Ford was born and raised in the Bahamas, better known for tourism than pop music. He eventually came to Britain hoping for a successful engineering career while singing was supposed to be just an extra. With his engineering skills, he developed a sound system better than was generally available back then. While the superior sound system may have helped him, Emile was a fine singer and deserved his brief period of fame.

While other singers generally chose to record covers of contemporary American rock'n'roll songs, Emile liked to record older material - sometimes much older - as well as contemporary material. His first single included a cover of What do you want to make your eyes at me for, which he intended to be the B-side but the record company made it the A-side. Originally recorded as a duet by Ada Jones and Billy Murray (very popular in their era but virtually unheard of now) in 1917, this went all the way to number one in the UK in 1959/60 (yes, he ended the old year and started the new at number one, a spot he occupied for six weeks). Shaking Stevens again revived the song in the eighties and had a UK top five hit with it.

Emile also made the UK top five with On a slow boat to China (an American hit for several artists in 1948) and Counting teardrops (a cover of a Barry Mann song). Emile had two other UK top twenty hits and several minor UK hits but he was always more interested in engineering than singing and his chart run ended in 1962.

This comprehensive compilation containing all his A and B-sides as well as all his EP tracks may be more than most people need but Emile's choice of material, great voice and superb backing musicians makes this collection enjoyable listening.
Was this review helpful? Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback