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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.

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

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