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(2008/SEPIA) 27 tracks 1948-56 with 12 page booklet more

Alan Dale: Alan Dale Sings (CD)

(2008/SEPIA) 27 tracks 1948-56 with 12 page booklet

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  • Interpret: Alan Dale

  • Album titlle: Alan Dale Sings (CD)

  • Genre Pop

  • Year of publication 2008
  • Label SEPIA

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5055122111153

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Dale, Alan - Alan Dale Sings (CD) CD 1
01 Waiting For The Robert E Lee Alan Dale
02 Oh Marie Alan Dale
03 Judy Alan Dale
04 Mean To Me Alan Dale
05 Poinciana (Song Of The Tree) Alan Dale
06 Rainbow Gal Alan Dale
07 I'm Late Alan Dale
08 Here In My Heart Alan Dale
09 My Thrill Alan Dale
10 In Old Sorrento Alan Dale
11 Gioia Mia (Joy Of My Life) Alan Dale
12 Moonlight And Roses Alan Dale
13 Cherry Pink (And Apple Blossom White) Alan Dale
14 I'm Sorry Alan Dale
15 Sweet And Gentle (Me Lo Dijo Adela) Alan Dale
16 Learn To Croon Alan Dale
17 Lisbon Antigua (In Old Lisbon) Alan Dale
18 Dance On Alan Dale
19 I'm Sincere Alan Dale
20 Rockin' The Cha-Cha Alan Dale
21 Wham! (There I Go In Love Again) Alan Dale
22 Robin Hood Alan Dale
23 The Birds And The Bees Alan Dale
24 Your Love Is My Love Alan Dale
25 Don't Knock The Rock Alan Dale
26 The Girl Can't Help It Alan Dale
27 Lonesome Road Alan Dale
Alan Dale The Girl Can't Help It This is a perfect example of what it sounds like when it... more
"Alan Dale"

Alan Dale

The Girl Can't Help It

This is a perfect example of what it sounds like when it doesn't work. Take a record by Little Richard, one of the original wildmen/free spirits of rock 'n' roll. Add some humorous raunchy lyrics, and then turn the whole thing over to as straight and clueless an artist (and arranger) as anybody could find. The results aren't just annoying, they're humorous.

Ask yourself: How are you going to make a G-rated record out of a movie song describing a woman sooo sexy that men lose their composure in her presence? In fact, forget men. Toast burns. Beefsteak comes well done. Not sure how we can package this idea for kids at the malt shop. And neither was Alan Dale.

Dale, the Brooklyn-born son of Italian immigrants, was just not cut out to perform music like this, although he had appeared the previous year in the Alan Freed film 'Don't Knock The Rock.' Sad to say, but something's got to win the Booby Prize on this CD. This could be the worst vocal on the compilation. Listen to those "well, well, well's." Listen to that ascending vocal line at the end of the song. And is that an accordion solo? Is there anything redeeming about this record? The very idea of Little Richard singing to Jayne Mansfield (who starred in the film of this title) was of course ludicrous. But Dale's record? This takes it to another level.

Small coda: Alan Dale's life and career took some strange twists. He never related well to authority, from grade school teachers to record producers to the organized crime figures who reportedly tried to control his career. His battles with Mitch Miller at Columbia were legendary and not always wise. The two nearly came to blows when Miller tried to get Dale to record My Heart Cries For You. The song was eventually given to Guy Mitchell. In 1958 Dale was attacked by an unknown assailant (presumably mob-based) while performing at a New York city nightclub. His flight through a plate glass window was a life changing event. In 1965 Dale wrote his autobiography ('The Spider and the Marionettes') in which he named the people who tried to sabotage his career.

Alan Dale died in 2002 at age 76.

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