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5.0 out of 5 stars 'THE 'DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS' SERIES DELIVERS 'AGAIN', 3 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Dreamboats & Petticoats - Teenagers in Love (Audio CD)
This remains a significant and desirable series of yesteryear gems.
The late fifties and early sixties is an era of 'great-sounds' that those of us that
were there will not easily forget.
I've loved the compilation culture, a long list of familiar sounds from the artists
that so many of us remember with fondness, all on a couple of discs.
For collectors of the 'Dreamboat' series you will notice one or two numbers that
have been featured before, however this is a 'Theme' release, so I guess it's
acceptable.
I would again point out that as is usually the case, there are again a few 'B' sides
which as it happens do fit in with the 'Teenager in Love' theme.
The music on board this 2-CD compilation is a collection of 'gems' which when
playing , you'll be singing along to. (so many great memories)
I'll just highlight some of the notable tracks on each of the two discs...............
on disc one....'Cliff and the Shadows' --'I Love You'...'Adam Faith' --'How about
That'...'Bobby Vee' --'The Night Has a Thousand Eyes'...'Dion' --'Runaround Sue'
...'Eden Kane' --'Well I Ask You'...'Joe Brown and the Bruvers' --'That's What
Love Will Do'....'Duane Eddy' --'Because They're Are Young'...and...'Mark Winter'
--'Venus in Blue Jeans'.......just a few of the memories included on disc one....
on disc two...'Connie Francis' --'The Crystals' --'Then He Kissed Me' ...'Petula
Clarke' --'Sailor'...'Brenda Lee' --'Sweet Nothin's'...'Sandie Shaw' --'Long Live
Love'...'Leslie Gore' --'It's My Party'...and...'Twinkle' --'Terry' ......again just
highlighting a few of the great sounds on board disc two......to give a flavour
of the great numbers to enjoy on this release I've picked half a dozen or so
tracks from each disc, it is again a collection of singers and their songs many
of us treasure from those early years of 'Rock and Pop'
I have to say this continues to be a very collectable series of memories, there
are of course a whole lot of great sounds they have yet to release.
Check it out.....sing along and enjoy.
(in response to an earlier reviewer, 'Petula Clarke's' song 'Sailor' was in the
U.K. chart for 15 weeks, topping the singles chart for 1(her first number 1 '1961')
(Eddie Cochran's song 'The weekend' charted at number 15, staying in the U.K chart
for 16 weeks 1961, he'd had hits with better tracks than this, I suspect this one
stayed around for a while because of his tragic death some 9 months earlier)
(Jim Dale's 'Be my Girl' reached number 2 in the U.K chart in 1957, chart weeks
again 16 (I wasn't a follower of his music to be honest but never-the-less, it was a hit)
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Initial post: 27 Feb 2014 08:44:20 GMT
Interesting - thanks for the info on the Petula Clark/Jim Dale/Eddie Cochran hits. All successful songs at the time then - although for whatever reason, unlike most tracks on the CDs they never became radio staples and therefore wouldn't be instantly recognisable.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2014 13:36:32 GMT
don't know whether or not this was your era, however because I could
remember watching 'Petula Clarke' on TV sing thaty song back then I
knew she'd had a number one hit with it, Eddie Cochran of course had
the usual string of hits following his tragic death after a concert in Bristol,
I wasn't 100% sure how high it had charted, so I looked it up, 'Jim Dale'
probably better known for his roles in the 'Carry-On' films did have some
chart success in the late fifties (as in my comment, I wasn't a fan)
Thanks for your input Mr K Smith.
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