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(Rhino) US-Longbox, 96 tracks 1957-72 with 63 page booklet incl. single and album discography. more

Bobby Darin: As Long As I'm Singing - The Bobby Darin Collection (4-CD)

(Rhino) US-Longbox, 96 tracks 1957-72 with 63 page booklet incl. single and album discography.

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  • Interpret: Bobby Darin

  • Album titlle: As Long As I'm Singing - The Bobby Darin Collection (4-CD)

  • Label RHINO

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 1995
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0081227220624

  • weight in Kg 0.78
Darin, Bobby - As Long As I'm Singing - The Bobby Darin Collection (4-CD) CD 1
01 Early In The Morning (& RINKY-DINKS)
02 Splish Splash
03 Queen Of The Hop
04 Don't Call My Name
05 All The Way Home
06 Lost Love
07 Plain Jane
08 Dream Lover
09 Bullmoose
10 Somebody To Love
11 I Got A Woman
12 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
13 Irresistible You
14 Multiplication
15 What'd I Say
16 The Right Time
17 If A Man Answers
18 Treat My Baby Good
19 When I Get Home
20 We Didn't Ask To Be Brought Here
21 Funny What Love Can Do
22 She Knows
23 Sail Away
24 Dream Lover
25 Easy Rider
26 Everywhere I Go
27 Mack The Knife
28 Beyond The Sea
29 That's The Way Love Is
30 That's All
31 Clementine
32 The Gal That Got Away
33 Black Coffee
34 Guys And Dolls
35 Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey
36 Minnie The Moocher
37 Easy Living
38 I Found A New Baby
39 It's You Or No One
40 Milord
41 Two Of A Kind (& BOBBY DARIN, JOHNNY MERCER)
42 Artificial Flowers
43 Lazy River
44 It Had To Be You
45 How About You
46 Nature Boy
47 Baby Face
48 As Long As I'm Singing
49 Oh! Look At Me Now
50 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
51 The Party's Over
52 This Isn't Heaven
53 Hello, Dolly!
54 Once In A Lifetime (Only Once)
55 Look At Me
56 Charade
57 Sunday In New York
58 Somewhere
59 There Ain't No Sweet Gal That's Worth The...
60 Silver Dollar
61 Lover Come Back To Me
62 Rainin'
63 The Shadow Of Your Smile
64 Mame
65 Don't Rain On My Parade
66 Beautiful Things
67 My Funny Valentine (live)
68 You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You (live)
69 The Curtain Falls (live)
70 Things
71 You're The Reason I'm Living
72 Lonesome Whistle
73 Sally Was A Good Old Girl
74 18 Yellow Roses
75 Walking In The Shadow Of Love
76 Work Song
77 I'm On My Way, Great God (live)
78 Blowin' In the Wind
79 If I Were A Carpenter
80 The Girl That Stood Beside me
81 Reason To Believe
82 Lovin' You
83 The Lady Came From Baltimore
84 I Am
85 Darling Be Home Soon
86 Back Street Girl
87 Long Line Rider
88 In Memoriam
89 Me & Mr. Hohner
90 Song For A Dollar
91 Sweet Reasons
92 Simple Song Of Freedom (live)
93 I'm Going To Love You
94 Long Time Movin'
95 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (live)
96 Simple Songs Of Freedom
Bobby Darin The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame – the list of performers, not the museum... more
"Bobby Darin"

Bobby Darin

The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame – the list of performers, not the museum in Cleveland – has often generated its share of controversy; most often having to do with the credentials of one inductee or another. More specifically, "was that artist 'rock 'n' roll'?"

The question has been raised relative to soul men and women, folk artists, country singers, rappers, and Miles Davis. Not to slight their contribution to music, generally, but do they belong in the same Hall of Fame as (say) Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley?

Steve Blauner, Bobby Darin's long-time manager and even longer-time friend, heard that question often, stemming from Darin's induction in 1990 – the same year as The Who, Hank Ballard, The Kinks, The Platters, The Four Tops, The Four Seasons, and Simon & Garfunkel.

You see the problem? Even more than some of the others, Darin stood out: Mister Mack The Knife, wasn't he? The man who, during a very brief 37 years on Earth, made his greatest and arguably most lasting mark as a tuxedoed finger-snapper, fronting a big band and wowing adult audiences at New York's Copacabana and in Las Vegas?

Well, it's a little more complicated than that.

"He almost didn't get into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame," says Blauner, "because put on a bow tie. But all of those people back then wanted to be Bobby – he was their Sinatra." And by "back then," Blauner is talking about before Mack The Knife, when Bobby Darin was scuffling the New York streets, looking for a hit; any kind of hit.

In fact, Bobby Darin was singing and playing before rock 'n' roll even existed. This compilation gathers several – but hardly all – of Darin's more rocking sides, a mere sampling of a musical career that went from calypso to rock 'n' roll; from Sinatra-styled pop to country and folk. And all before Darin died from a defective heart at the age of 37 on December 20, 1973.

The Calypso Years

Bobby was raised by the women he knew as his mother, sister and brother-in-law in Manhattan's  Delancy Street projects. That was, friends, say, a key to his ambition; another was a lifelong heart condition that began with rheumatic fever in his infancy (Nina, the woman Darin introduced as his 'sister' was, in fact, his mother; his 'mother,' his grandmother. Bobby did not know this, though, until he was 30. Charlie Maffia, Nina's husband, was, though not Bobby's father, highly influential in his life).

"He was raised in the slums under the Triborough Bridge," explains Steve Karmen. "His struggle was not so much to have a hit as to escape his background."

When Karmen met Darin, both were attending the Bronx High School of Science, and it was the early '50s.  "I was playing my saxophone in a school recital, and Bobby approached me; he wanted to form a band," says Karmen. "The swing era was coming to a polite end and rock 'n' roll was just coming in."  The group also included pianist Eddie Ocasio, Dick Behrke on trumpet, and guitarist Walter Raim. Everybody sang. "We were all learning our instruments, really," Raim told Jeff Bleiel. "Bobby was a talented, musical kid. He decided that he would be the drummer, then he learned to play…"

"We played up-tempo blues with a heavy backbeat," Karmen elaborates, in addition to stock arrangements that were available to anybody – though, Karmen admits, "When you can't read music, it's hard to be a musician.

"In those days,"  he continues, "we'd learn ten songs, then when we'd run through all of those, we'd repeat 'em."

The band split when Darin graduated. "Dick and Walter wanted to be serious musicians," explains Karmen. "Bobby and I wanted to be entertainers.

I learned mandolin and guitar, and Bobby picked up some piano. When Harry Belafonte started becoming successful, we started doing his act – only wearing suits and ties."

Karmen and Darin played professionally, if only just so; gigs included shows in Catskill Mountain resorts, opening for or between featured acts. They started in the summer of 1951, making $35 per week.

Somewhere down the line, Don Kirshner entered the scene.

"I was working as a bellhop in Atlantic Beach, and had just written my first song. One day I was at a candy store near my house in Washington Heights, and a girl I knew walked in with Bobby – who was working as a janitor in the neighborhood. He was impressed because I was big-time; I'd just had my first song ['In All Of My Dreams'] published. We walked over to the girl's place, where she had a piano. Bobby proceeded to play me five songs; I said 'Let's team up, and we'll be the biggest thing in the business'."

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