Article successfully added.

Trini Lopez Sinner Not A Saint - Complete King & DRA Recordings 1959-61 (CD)

Listen to sample now:
 
0:00
0:00
$18.94 *

* incl. VAT / plus shipping costsDepending on the country of delivery, the VAT at checkout may vary.

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today,
delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

  • CDCHD1314
  • 0.1
(Ace Records) 29 tracks - 16 page booklet Trini Lopez seemed to come out of nowhere in late... more

Trini Lopez: Sinner Not A Saint - Complete King & DRA Recordings 1959-61 (CD)

(Ace Records) 29 tracks - 16 page booklet

Trini Lopez seemed to come out of nowhere in late 1963, when his simple, sing-along live version of ‘If I Had A Hammer’ captured the imagination of the world and catapulted him to global fame. Few people who bought the single or its attendant “Live At PJ’s” album were aware that this great new star had in fact recorded almost a dozen 45s before he finally hit the jackpot. Working from his native Dallas, Texas, Trini had been beavering away since the mid-50s, and had come close to a national hit with his second King 45, ‘Rock On’, but that and other singles for King, DRA and Volk had fallen by the wayside.

When ‘If I Had A Hammer’ hit, many of these early tracks were reissued – often several times over, and with extraneous fake live overdubs – on singles and budget albums that attempted to cash-in on its massive successs. That was almost 50 years ago. Most have now been out of print for several decades, during which time several have become considerably more collectable than anything Trini cut while at the height of his popularity.

For the first time on CD, “Sinner Not A Saint” collects up almost every master Trini recorded in his pre-fame years. These are not Trini’s greatest hits, but they show that his talent was never in question – all he required to hit was the right song at the right time.

‘The Search Goes On’, ‘Nobody Loves Me’ and ‘Sinner Not A Saint’ have found belated fame on the Belgian Popcorn and, latterly, the UK’s New Breed R&B scenes. All appear here straight from the original King and DRA tapes, and none of them feature the overdubs King added to some tracks in an attempt to fool some of the people all of the time. Extensive notes and a plethora of label shots make this a must for Ace and Trini Lopez collectors.

King’s later issues of Trini’s tracks often sub-billed him as The Teenage Idol, and he certainly made a fair fist of trying to be one before his worldwide breakthrough. As befits somebody who was searching for success – and who was prepared to try on all sorts of musical hats until he found one that provided a comfortable fit – there’s a rich diversity of material on “Sinner Not A Saint” that will guarantee its appeal to lovers of late 50s and early 60s rock and teen pop. (By Tony Rounce)

Article properties: Trini Lopez: Sinner Not A Saint - Complete King & DRA Recordings 1959-61 (CD)

  • Interpret: Trini Lopez

  • Album titlle: Sinner Not A Saint - Complete King & DRA Recordings 1959-61 (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2011
  • Label Ace Records

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0029667046923

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Lopez, Trini - Sinner Not A Saint - Complete King & DRA Recordings 1959-61 (CD) CD 1
01 Sinner Not A Saint Trini Lopez
02 Rock On Trini Lopez
03 The Search Goes On Trini Lopez
04 Then You Know (You've Been In Love) Trini Lopez
05 Where Can My Baby Be Trini Lopez
06 Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die Trini Lopez
07 Won't You Be My Queen For A Day Trini Lopez
08 It Seems Trini Lopez
09 Here Comes Sally Trini Lopez
10 I'm Just A Poor Little Schemer Trini Lopez
11 Jeanie Marie Trini Lopez
12 Nobody Listens To Our Teenage Problems Trini Lopez
13 If Trini Lopez
14 Only In My Dreams Trini Lopez
15 Nobody Loves Me Trini Lopez
16 The Club For Broken Hearts Trini Lopez
17 Yes You Do Trini Lopez
18 Don't Treat Me That Way Trini Lopez
19 One Heart, One Life, One Love Trini Lopez
20 I'm Grateful Trini Lopez
21 Don't Go Trini Lopez
22 Love Me Tonight Trini Lopez
23 Rosita Trini Lopez
24 Chain Of Love Trini Lopez
25 Sweet Thing Trini Lopez
26 My Runaway Heart Trini Lopez
27 You Broke the Only Heart That Ever Loved You Trini Lopez
28 It Hurts To Be In Love Trini Lopez
29 Since I Don't Have You Trini Lopez
Trini Lopez Trini Lopez was born Trinidad López III on May 15, 1937 in Dallas, Texas. His... more
"Trini Lopez"

Trini Lopez

Trini Lopez was born Trinidad López III on May 15, 1937 in Dallas, Texas. His father, Trinidad López II, worked as an actor and singer and taught him how to play the guitar while Trini was growing up in poverty with four sisters and a brother. He attended Dallas Elementary School and later N.R. Cro- zier Technical High School which he soon had to quit for work as his family needed financial support. After working as a busker on Dallas’ streets for a time, Lopez formed his own band and started to play clubs in Texas and New Mexico. At a gig in Wichita Falls, Trini met deejay Snuff Garrett, who introduced Trini to Buddy Holly. Through Holly, Trini met Hol- ly’s producer Norman Petty, which resulted only in a jam ses- sion at Petty’s Clovis studio (a dispute between Trini and his band at Petty’s studio resulted in Lopez not waxing any vo- cals; the band adopted the name of The Big Beats and cut several 45s for Columbia).

Trini started to write and perform his own songs, which came to the attention of John F. Sheffield, who was looking for artists he could record on his brand new label Volk Records, which he had established in June of ’58. He found Lopez and his band in a Dallas nightclub. Volk 101, The Right To Rock b/w Just Once More, was issued in August of 1958 and was the first release for both, artist and label. Sheffield worked hard to promote the record, managing to get a pop record review in the September 1, 1958 issue of ‘Billboard’ maga- zine. This attracted the interest of King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio; its owner Syd Nathan offered Lopez a three-year re- cording contract. Trini’s first King release came in January 1959.

Although Lopez made a slew of recordings for King, he didn’t score a hit and left when his contract ran out. Popular music was changing by then, and Trini Lopez started to concentrate on his folk music roots. Lopez signed a con- tract with Reprise Records in early 1963. It didn’t take long for Trini Lopez to sail up the charts with the help of producer Don Costa; his revival of Pete Seeger and Lee Hays’ If I Had A Hammer soared to #3 on ‘Billboard’s’ Hot 100 during the summer of 1963. Lopez placed thirteen Hot 100 hits in ‘Bill- board’ between 1963 and 1968. His LP ‘Trini Lopez at PJ’s’ went all the way to #2 on ‘Billboard’s’ pop album charts and became his best selling album. Lopez’s long stint with Re- prise Records lasted until 1970. Trini Lopez soon wanted a second string to his bow. He started acting in movie and TV roles, and his mentor was singer, actor, and founder of Reprise Records, Frank Sinatra. Lopez...

Marc Mittelacher in August 2020

© Bear Family Records®
read more
Various Artists
The Right To Rock - The Mexicano And Chicano Rock'n'Roll Rebellion 1955-1963 (CD)

Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "Sinner Not A Saint - Complete King & DRA Recordings 1959-61 (CD)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.
Please enter the digits and letters in the following text field.

The fields marked with * are required.

Weitere Artikel von Trini Lopez
Trini Lopez - Live (LP)
Trini Lopez: Trini Lopez - Live (LP) Art-Nr.: BFX15344

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.75 * $11.81 *
Rock On (LP)
Trini Lopez: Rock On (LP) Art-Nr.: LPVOLK1101

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$21.31 * $14.19 *
Legacy - My Texas Roots (CD)
Trini Lopez: Legacy - My Texas Roots (CD) Art-Nr.: CD705082

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.75 * $9.44 *
Ramblin' Man (CD)
Trini Lopez: Ramblin' Man (CD) Art-Nr.: CD0617312

Item must be ordered

$23.69 *
The Trini Lopez Show (CD)
Trini Lopez: The Trini Lopez Show (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCOL6766

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.75 *
Hit Parade Heroes - Hit Parade Heroes - British Beat Before The Beatles (Dave McAleer)
Hit Parade Heroes: Hit Parade Heroes - Hit Parade Heroes - British... Art-Nr.: 0041216

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$35.56 $59.31
Pappa Was A Poor Man - No Regrets (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Jersey, Jack: Pappa Was A Poor Man - No Regrets (7inch,... Art-Nr.: 45JJ625019

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$5.88
Index (#1-#200) Alle Künstler A-Z!
Rock & Roll Musikmagazin: Index (#1-#200) Alle Künstler A-Z! Art-Nr.: 0071473

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$5.94
Hit Bilanz - Deutsche Chart Singles 1956-1980
Günter Ehnert: Hit Bilanz - Deutsche Chart Singles 1956-1980 Art-Nr.: 0081131

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$29.68
I Can Stand Tomorrow - Woman 7inch, 45rpm, PS
Jack Jersey: I Can Stand Tomorrow - Woman 7inch, 45rpm, PS Art-Nr.: 142303

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$8.31
Ain't That A Dillicat (CD)
This Little Girl And The Dillicats: Ain't That A Dillicat (CD) Art-Nr.: CD700465

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$20.13
Jubilee Jive
The Orioles: Jubilee Jive Art-Nr.: CDNEM766

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$18.94
The Best Of The Crests - Featuring Johnny Maestro (CD)
The Crests: The Best Of The Crests - Featuring Johnny... Art-Nr.: CDCHD297

only 1x still available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$18.94
The Complete Josie Sessions (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
The Cadillacs: The Complete Josie Sessions (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15648

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$90.18 $94.93
Classic (3-CD Deluxe Box Set)
The Everly Brothers: Classic (3-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15618

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$65.25 $71.18
The Folk Album (CD)
Trini Lopez: The Folk Album (CD) Art-Nr.: CD614727

Item must be ordered

$178.05
Rock On (LP)
Trini Lopez: Rock On (LP) Art-Nr.: LPVOLK1101

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

P for 250 points $21.31
The Love Album (CD)
Trini Lopez: The Love Album (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTAR8009

the very last 1 available
Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$178.05
Hits And Rarities (CD)
Trini Lopez: Hits And Rarities (CD) Art-Nr.: CDMAR031

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$18.94
Tracklist
Lopez, Trini - Sinner Not A Saint - Complete King & DRA Recordings 1959-61 (CD) CD 1
01 Sinner Not A Saint
02 Rock On
03 The Search Goes On
04 Then You Know (You've Been In Love)
05 Where Can My Baby Be
06 Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die
07 Won't You Be My Queen For A Day
08 It Seems
09 Here Comes Sally
10 I'm Just A Poor Little Schemer
11 Jeanie Marie
12 Nobody Listens To Our Teenage Problems
13 If
14 Only In My Dreams
15 Nobody Loves Me
16 The Club For Broken Hearts
17 Yes You Do
18 Don't Treat Me That Way
19 One Heart, One Life, One Love
20 I'm Grateful
21 Don't Go
22 Love Me Tonight
23 Rosita
24 Chain Of Love
25 Sweet Thing
26 My Runaway Heart
27 You Broke the Only Heart That Ever Loved You
28 It Hurts To Be In Love
29 Since I Don't Have You