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Dion: For Always-28 Greatest Hits & Favorites

(2012/Remember) 28 tracks









Article properties: Dion: For Always-28 Greatest Hits & Favorites

  • Interpret: Dion

  • Album titlle: For Always-28 Greatest Hits & Favorites

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2012
  • Label REMEMBER

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 8712177060603

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Dion - For Always-28 Greatest Hits & Favorites CD 1
01 I Wonder Why
02 No One Knows
03 Don't Pity Me
04 A Teenager In Love
05 Every Little Thing I Do
06 A Lover's Prayer
07 Where Or When
08 When You Wish Upon A Star
09 In The Still Of The Night
10 I Can't Go On (Rosalie)
11 I Got The Blues
12 I've Cried Before
13 Lonely Teenager
14 Little Miss Blue
15 Havin' Fun
16 Kissin' Game
17 Runaround Sue
18 The Wanderer
19 The Majestic
20 Little Star
21 Dream Lover
22 North East End Of The Corner
23 PS I Love You
24 Kansas City
25 One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
26 Lonely World
27 Take Good Care Of My Baby
28 Save The Last Dance For Me
Dion and The Belmonts A Teenager In Love The pride of the Bronx, Dion and The Belmonts... more
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Dion and The Belmonts

A Teenager In Love

The pride of the Bronx, Dion and The Belmonts personified the best in Italian-American doo-wop, by now flourishing across the boroughs of New York City.  Lead singer Dion DiMucci describes his quartet's brawny sound as "black music filtered through an Italian neighborhood and comes out with an attitude: 'Yo!' It's true. It has all those elements. But the New York Italian-American, there's an element of, 'Yo! You talkin' to me?' There's this kind of idea, like you come across like you're supposed to know everything. I don't know where I got that idea, because it's absurd. But anyway, that's the attitude. I would say it's a confidence."

DiMucci assembled his Belmonts from the mean streets of his home turf, gathering first tenor Angelo D'Aleo, second tenor Fred Milano, and baritone/bass Carlo Mastrangelo. Their infectious I Wonder Why was a pop hit in the spring of 1958 on brothers Bob and Gene Schwartz's freshly minted Laurie Records, and they were just getting started (it's on our previous compilation). For their next Laurie outing, Dion and his cronies gave Fats Domino's I Can't Go On (Rosalie) a rocking reading, but it was the butter-smooth ballad flip No One Knows that made the charts late that summer, actually bettering I Wonder Why at #19 pop. Before year's end, they charted again with another tender ballad, Don't Pity Me.

Brill Building denizens Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman were about to embark on an incredible songwriting roll, having just handed Fabian his first smash. "I wanted to do 'Turn Me Loose,'" notes Dion. "I liked 'Turn Me Loose.'"  The prolific duo had something special for Dion and The Belmonts too. "The way 'A Teenager In Love' came in, Ricky Nelson had 'Poor Little Fool.' So I kind of sang it to The Belmonts, and they started doing this thing," says Dion. "Then Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus, they had another song, I forget what it was called. And they kind of changed it to 'Teenager In Love,' and put that together. So it was kind of wonderful to just kind of sit on this blanket, the sound that the group was making. But definitely, if you listen to 'Poor Little Fool,' you can hear what kind of inspired it.' Waxed March 3, 1959 and issued on the same month with the mellow I've Cried Before on the flip, A Teenager In Love was a #5 pop smash that spring. Dion and The Belmonts were now teen idols. DiMucci wisely never underestimated the value of his songwriters.

"Doc Pomus was like a father to me, very much so. He really encouraged me. I miss him. He was just a great guy. I just used to like talking to Doc. Mort Shuman I loved. Mort Shuman was totally incredible," says Dion.  "He was a great guy to hang out with. He was so interesting. I loved being with him."

Various Street Corner Symphonies 1959 Vol.11
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