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Rockin'Robin / Willie & the Ha [Vinyl Single] Import


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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Bellaphon (Bellaphon)
  • ASIN: B00006ZZAV
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn VINE VOICE on 23 Oct. 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Among those who have even heard of Bobby Day, most probably only know one of his songs: 'Rockin' Robin'. Collected here, however, are twenty-eight hugely enjoyable tracks spanning a 71-minute bonanza of upswinging rock and roll. This is not edgy Perkins, Presley or Cochran style r&r, but happy music. Day and his numerous fellow musicians sound as if they're having a great time and even the slower and sadder songs have a lightness about them. There is also the occasional Coasters-style moment: you don't get titles like 'You Made A Boo Boo' any more. These recordings date from 1958 to 1962, but are of excellent sound quality.

Like many artists known primarily for one hit, Day is guilty of attempting to remake it, most blatantly with 'The Bluebird, The Buzzard & The Oriole', but only the hardest heart would hold it against him. Aside of 'Over And Over', it's difficult to pick out highlights, the quality is so consistent. Listen and enjoy without prejudice.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Ace ALWAYS Takes Precedence 25 Aug. 2007
By AvidOldiesCollector - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Any time you have multiple choices when it comes to "best of" or "greatest hits of" compilations, and Ace Records of London is one of them, you should almost always go with Ace. They are uniformly complete (for the most part), their sound quality is consistently excellent and their liner notes are quite simply the best in the business,

This one covering Bobby Byrd (Day) is no exception. The offering from Collectables, for example, follows their usual standard by leaving off one hit single, in this instance Gotta New Girl which made it to # 82 Billboard Pop Hot 100 in 1959 and was his last charted hit.

The Varese offering is decent enough, presenting all six of his hits as Bobby Day, but in a CD titled Best Of Bobby Day they include some questionable tracks. Such as the two hits by Bob & Earl. Now, while it's true that Bobby did form part of that duo at one time, he was not involved in any of their 3 hits. Bob Relf was the "Bob" on Don't Ever Leave me, Harlem Shuffle, and Baby, It's Over.

Ace, on the other hand, concentrates solely on Bobby Day, either as a single artist or part of a group, and not only do they give you all six of his hit singles, but all but one of the flipsides as well.

When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano backed his first solo hit, Little Bitty Pretty One (# 57 Billboard Pop Top 100 in December 1957), both billed to Bobby Day & The Satellites. That was the group that had evolved from The Flames, then The Hollywood Four Flames, and finally The Hollywood Flames.

Rockin' Robin and Over And Over was, of course, a monster double-sided hit, the A-side reaching # 1 R&B (for 3 weeks) and # 2 Billboard Pop Hot 100 in late summer 1958, and the flipside making it to # 41 Hot 100 and a # 1 R&B "follow-along." Somewhat strangely, these were his only R&B charters under his own name.

Say Yes was the B-side to That's All I Want [# 98 Hot 100 in April 1959), while Mr. And Mrs. Rock 'N Roll backed Gotta New Girl (# 82 Hot 100 in June 1959). The missing side is Alone Too Long which backed The Buzzard, The Bluebird & The Oriole, which had been his first 1959 hit, going to # 54 Hot 100 in January following it's late 1958 release on the Class label (all his hits were for that company).

Bobby, who passed away in July 1990 at age 60 following a battle with cancer, should be a candidate for the R&R Hall of Fame if you compare his successes with those of Gene Vincent, with whom he compares quite favourably.

This is a great compilation.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
EXELLENT CD FROM A GREAT ARTIST !!! 6 Sept. 2010
By SONGSTER - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
THIS IS TRULY ONE REALLY GREAT CD! FOR THOSE WHO LOVE R&B FROM THE 50'S
HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO GET ONE OF THE BEST CD'S OUT THERE!!
"ROCKIN' ROBIN" IS INCLUDED AS WELL AS "OVER & OVER".
BUT WHAT MAKES IT WORTH OWNING IS THE EARLY BOB & EARL SONGS !!!
EVERY SINGLE TRACK IS GREAT & THE QUALITY OF SOUND IS FANTASTIC!!
BEAURTIFUL CLARITY! IT NOT ONLY INCLUDES THE CLASS RECORDINGS BUT THE
RENDEZVOUS RECORDINGS FROM THE EARLY 60'S!(1960-1962).
THERE ARE 28 TRACKS & I'M SURE ONCE YOU PLAY IT, YOU'LL WANT TO HEAR
IT AGAIN BECAUSE IT'S JUST THAT GOOD! ALL CREDIT TO ACE FOR
TAKING THE TIME & TROUBLE TO PUT SUCH A EXELLENT PACKAGE TOGETHER!!
BOBBY DAY FANS WILL FIND THIS INTERESTING,HOWEVER IF YOU WERE LOOKING FOR
"ROCKIN' ROBIN" IT CAN BE FOUND ON MANY 1950'S COMPILATION CD'S !!!
DON'T MISS OUT ON THE IS COLLECTION!! WHAT YOU HEAR WILL SURPRISE YOU
& MAKE YOU WANNA DANCE OR ROCK ALL DAY LONG!!!!!!
Uncle Dave's 14 Jan. 2012
By Barbara - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
My Uncle loves music and is always hounding me to look up some CD's for him. The only place I go to is Amazon. Love, love this website. I have never felt so secure and actually enjoy looking around on a website as I do with Amazon. I have oredred dozens and dozens of items from them. Thank you Amazon and the folks who offer their goods here.
Great overlooked music 29 Jan. 2013
By Lawrence Tuczynski - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The song Rockin' Robin has been covered by many artists including a great version by The Hollies. This version is also great and it's good to hear often overlooked music by Bobby day.
Great artist 23 Aug. 2014
By rsred - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The best. Purchased after hunting down Beep Beep from car commercial and the whole album is terrific.
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