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4.0 out of 5 stars The Comedian Sings
If you are a big fan of Ken Dodd's music then this CD is for you. 24 original hit singles. It shows all of his best UK hit singles from 1963 to 1975 it is kind of an definitive collection of the EMI years and it is fantastic. From happiness which was a top 50 hit in 1964, tears which was number 1 for 5 weeks in 1965, promises which was a number 6 hit in 1966, to wherever...
Published on 6 Jun 2003 by Anthony Adams

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3.0 out of 5 stars Happiness Ken Dodd
Would not agree that these are his most popular songs so cannot call these the "best of" but still enjoyed it.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Comedian Sings, 6 Jun 2003
This review is from: Happiness - The Very Best Of Ken Dodd (Audio CD)
If you are a big fan of Ken Dodd's music then this CD is for you. 24 original hit singles. It shows all of his best UK hit singles from 1963 to 1975 it is kind of an definitive collection of the EMI years and it is fantastic. From happiness which was a top 50 hit in 1964, tears which was number 1 for 5 weeks in 1965, promises which was a number 6 hit in 1966, to wherever you are which went to number 21 in 1975. Trust me costumers your money will be well spent on the very best of Ken Dodd. This is the only CD to find all of his original hits
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 3 Feb 2004
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This review is from: Happiness - The Very Best Of Ken Dodd (Audio CD)
The funnyman from knotty ash is 100% perfection of this album.
This will take you from Happiness to Tears in this wonderful of origional recordings.
Although missing ' Love is Like a Violin ' and ' Hold My Hand '7
and novelty recordings such as ' Come and join us ' ' Nikky Nakky Noo ' and ' We are the Diddymen' for an excellent price put this on and you'll never want to take it off
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The man from knotty ash with an incredible voice., 2 Jan 2002
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This review is from: Happiness - The Very Best Of Ken Dodd (Audio CD)
This funny man is perhaps best well known for his comedy shows which, alas, do not contain enough of his excellent songs. This CD contains many of his most popular songs from many years back and is simply lovely to listen to. Even if you are not familiar with the music of Ken Dodd you could not fail to enjoy this CD at an extremely good price. This man surely brings pleasure to so many and here you can appreciate the musical talent which has entertained so many people over so many years.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The comedian who made great music, 22 April 2004
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Peter Durward Harris "Pete the music fan" (Leicester England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Happiness - The Very Best Of Ken Dodd (Audio CD)
Ken was best known as a comedian but in the sixties he made some wonderful, easy listening pop music and had a string of British hits. Very few reached the top ten but his style appealed to fewer people than the music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones so that's no surprise. There are no novelty songs here - this is straight music of the highest quality.
He had three hits for Decca including Love is like a violin, which made the UK top ten, but those hits are not here. This compilation focuses on his most important years as a singer, with what is now EMI but was then Columbia (confusing, because the American Columbia label was a completely different label and is now part of Sony).

Ken's first three hits for Columbia (Still, Eight by ten, Happiness) were all covers of songs written by Bill Anderson, a top country songwriter of the sixties who also had significant success as a singer. All of them made the UK top 40 although none made the top 20. Of course, there's no hint of their origins in Ken's versions, with their orchestral backing. After those songs, Ken only had one more hit with a cover of a country song. Just out of reach, recorded by Patsy Cline in 1958, became a top thirty UK hit for Ken in 1972.

By far Ken's biggest hit, Tears, spent several weeks at number one in the UK charts of 1965 and was one of the best-selling UK singles that year. The two singles that followed it (The river, Promises) both made the top ten but there were to be no more top ten hits for Ken after that.

Ken's other hits here are So deep is the night, More than love, It's love, Let me cry on your shoulder, Tears won't wash away my heartache, Broken hearted, When love comes round again and Think of me wherever you are.

The remaining tracks are covers of classic songs - Very thought of you, Try to remember, Until it's time for you to go, For all we know, What a wonderful world, Only you, Somewhere my love and two Charles Aznavour songs - She and Old-fashioned way.
This is an excellent collection of Ken's music. If you enjoy other balladeers of the sixties such as Andy Williams and Val Doonican, you will surely enjoy this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Happiness Ken Dodd, 8 Jun 2013
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Would not agree that these are his most popular songs so cannot call these the "best of" but still enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Ken Dodd, 23 Aug 2013
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I simply love this, in my car, up loud and windows down. Not that loud of course. Mustn't upset the youngsters !
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best Of Ken Dodd, 2 May 2014
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I like the kind of songs that he chooses.The type of music he sings is relaxing. The songs on this disc offer a wide range to choose from.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Happiness - The Very Best Of Ken Dodd, 12 Mar 2014
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What a great album which I purchased to replace an old LP that I had given away some years ago
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5.0 out of 5 stars great reminder of this talented singer /comic, 14 Jun 2014
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the old favorites , great disc , brought back many memories well worth the money . Super delivery will delight fans of Doddy
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5.0 out of 5 stars good music, 11 Jun 2014
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what a wonderful cd to listen to music lyrics are fantastic you can undrestand every word that thay are singing.
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