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You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry - The Complete Caravelles 1963-1968


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  • Audio CD (21 Nov. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rpm
  • ASIN: B005Q544AQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,618 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry
2. Gonna Get Along Without You Now
3. Forever
4. My How The Time Goes By
5. A Dream Of You
6. Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue)
7. Half As Much
8. Don't Sing Love Songs
9. Don't Blow Your Cool
10. Tonight You Belong To Me
11. The Last One To Know
12. I Really Don't Want To Know
13. I Was Wrong
14. I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine
15. I Like A Man
16. You Are Here
17. How Can I Be Sure?
18. True Love Never Runs Smooth
19. Georgia Boy
20. So Sad
See all 31 tracks on this disc

Product Description

* Lois Wilkinson (later professionally aka Lois Lane) and Andrea Simpson got together to record a few demos in 1963. Lois , who also played guitar, had the musical connections and played said demos including our album title track to Harry Robinson, and in turn Ritz Productions impresario Bunny Lewis. A re-cut of You Don't Have To Be Baby To Cry made

by Lewis was leased to Decca - a no.6 UK & no.3 US smash

hit resulted, and a pop career was born.
* Included here are their one LP, also released in 1963, plus their subsequent eight singles and one EP leased to different labels up to 1968. All properly reissued for the first time.
* Stand outs include the major hit, gorgeous versions of `Winter's Here' retitled as You Are Here, the Gene Pitney song True Love Never Runs Smooth, the Everly's So Sad, and the Spectoresque folk rock tour de force Hey Mama You've Been On My Mind.
* Produced with full assistance of Lois and Andrea, packaging includes rare photos from their archives and fresh interviews.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul Newby on 15 Mar. 2012
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The caravelles, two girls often seen in matching clothes and here performing you don't have to be a baby to cry, along with some cover versions of other songs and some long lost forgotten recordings. Comes with a a very informative booklet with plenty of pictures and of course the girls history. If you only want the hit song then that is available elsewhere and proberly cheaper as well, but soft music for a sunny drive in the car this is well recommended, normally available at about mid price you will not be dissapointed.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By eeckythump on 8 Mar. 2013
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I chose this because I am going through a phase of listening to older music. Its great. I play it in my car, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves 60's music.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Barber on 17 July 2013
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I enjoyed the music on this CD and it brought back many happy memories. However, the music can appear 'dated' inasmuch as the recording capabilities of a bygone age cannot match those of today. I did enjoy this selection of tracks however - it's pure nostalgia.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joaquín Felipe on 15 Mar. 2012
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Anybody listening to any song recorded by The Caravelles can feel the urge to have them all, as I did. Until now the only way was http://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Dont-Have-Be-Baby/dp/B0002NGBWQ/ref=sr_1_5?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1331812214&sr=1-5, which is now deleted, of uncertain legality, six songs less and a strange blunder: "The Other Side Of Love", by the way the song that lead me into them, was way slower in pitch and tone than the one included in Here Come The Girls Vol.8. Now the mistery is solved: the "fast" one is the good one. Also the notes tell about who played where, so finally I know Big Jim Sullivan did the lead guitar on "How Can I Be Sure", a piercing question I thought would pursuit me to the grave.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Complete Compilation Of Their Limited Output 14 Mar. 2012
By AvidOldiesCollector - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Here's a compilation - the tracks are listed in the Comments below - that will be welcomed by both Girl Group Sound collectors and those whose focus is the British Invasion, since The Caravelles (they took their name from the famous French airliner) fit nicely into both. Lois Wilkinson, born April 3, 1944 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England, and Andrea Simpson, born on September 9, 1946 in Finchley, London, were hardly major players among either group with just the one North American hit single. Here you get that hit and its B-side, along with the 3 other singles released in the U.S. by the Mercury subsidiary Smash, to go along with their U.K. singles and tracks from their lone U.K. album (also see Comments below), not to mention two more that had previously only appeared in a French E.P., and their German language cuts, all of which emerged in a 5-year period from 1963 to 1968.

The sound quality is first class and the informative 16-page insert, replete with vintage photos and poster/record illustrations, features comments from Lois. That their soft sound used the 1956 duo of Patience & Prudence as inspiration is unmistakable so it's no accident that their two big hits were featured in The Caravelle's only LP. But the song everyone remembers them for is, of course, You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry, an old Country tune written by Bob Merrill & Terry Shand and first done way back in 1950 on King 868 by Moon Mullican, and then later by Tennessee Ernie Ford as the January # 78 Pop Top 100 flip to his huge 1956 smash, Sixteen Tons (Capitol 3262).

For the girls however, their rendition reached # 6 in the U.K. in 1963 on Decca F11697 b/w The Last One To Know, and when picked up for U.S. distribution by Smash it soared to # 2 Adult Contemporary and #3 Billboard Pop Hot 100 with the same B-side. Unfortunately, the 1963 follow-up, another old Country tune (a huge hit for Eddy Arnold and Les Paul & Mary Ford in 1954), I Really Don't Want To Know, went nowhere in the U.K., nor was it picked up by Smash. The U.K. flip was I Was Wrong on Decca F11758. Smash did opt to release their 1964 U.K. disc on Decca F11816, which once more reached way back to a Country tune, this time Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue?), composed by Peter DeRose and Billy Hill, and while the U.K. release again failed to chart with Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now as the flip, the Smash 1869 release did manage to squeak into the Hot 100 at # 94 but with Don't Blow Your Cool as the B-side.

Two more 1964 releases also failed to chart in either country - You Are Here/How Can I Be Sure (Fontana TF466 and Smash 1901) and I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine/I Like A Man (Fontana TF509 and Smash 1958), nor did any of True Love Never Runs Smooth/Georgia Boy (Polydor NH59034 in 1964), Hey Mama, You've Been On My Mind/New York (Polydor 56137 in 1966), I Want To Love You Again/I Had To Walk Home Myself (Polydor 56156 in 1967), and The Other Side Of Love/I Hear A New Kind Of Music (Pye 7N17654 in 1968) - all U.K.-only sides. After they split, Lois recorded solo as Lois Lane while Andrea gamely carried on as The Caravelles on into the 1990s with several partners.
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GIRLS ! GIRLS ! GIRLS ! 22 Feb. 2014
By don adamson sr - Published on Amazon.com
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This cd is a great one to have in a collection, I would recommend this cd to others. Don Sr.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
"Muzak" like. 10 Aug. 2012
By AsianCharm - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The reviews on this CD so far have been excellent: five stars (from both US & UK sites). Technically, the Caravelles sung very well: clear diction, in pitch, good ensemble, voices harmonized with each other, and with decent arrangements/accompaniments. But why does it only received two stars from me?

The answer is rather simple: you get tired of the lack of inflection in the Caravelles' raspy-voices, as well as the same-tempo-in-every-song, very very fast. Some people might treasure the nostalgic value of this group, I found it rather excruciating listening to the CD from beginning to the end. I do like Easy-Listening music (Nelson Riddle, Mantovani, Peter Nero, Rogers Williams...), but not the kind that sounds so plain and resembles "Muzak".
Five Stars 17 Nov. 2014
By Bumpy - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent product and service.
Five Stars 20 July 2014
By Rocnic - Published on Amazon.com
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Everything like expected
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