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Dion: Lovers Who Wander (LP, 180g Vinyl)

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Dion, known for his hit 'The Wanderer', made his comeback in 1962 with a follow-up hit to the historical single. 'Lovers Who Wander', which was a great success and reached number 3 in the charts.
With Dion Dimucci's unforgettable voice and classic R&B/Doo-Wop background vocals, he shaped the sound of the Bronx around 1962, and although one might be inclined to dismiss Dion as a teeny bopper,
he is an incredibly talented songwriter who was able to build on his successes from the mid to late 1960s.​

Article properties: Dion: Lovers Who Wander (LP, 180g Vinyl)

  • Interpret: Dion

  • Album titlle: Lovers Who Wander (LP, 180g Vinyl)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2016
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl Size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Artikelart LP

  • Label Cornbread

  • EAN: 8592735005358

  • weight in Kg 0.28
Dion - Lovers Who Wander (LP, 180g Vinyl) LP 1
01 Lovers who wander
02 Come Go With Me
03 King Without A Queen
04 The Twist
05 Little Diane
06 Stagger Lee
07 Shout
08 Tonight Tonight
09 I Was Born To Cry
10 Queen Of The Hop
11 Sandy
12 Lost For Sure
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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Dion - Lovers Who Wander (LP, 180g Vinyl) LP 1
01 Lovers who wander
02 Come Go With Me
03 King Without A Queen
04 The Twist
05 Little Diane
06 Stagger Lee
07 Shout
08 Tonight Tonight
09 I Was Born To Cry
10 Queen Of The Hop
11 Sandy
12 Lost For Sure