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Tommy Sands

Thanks to his 1955 friendship with the pre-international superstardom Elvis, Tommy Sands was recommended by Col. Tom Parker for the starring part in a major television show called 'The Singing Idol' (loosely featured on Presley's meteoric rise). Sands  had knocked around for a while as a young country singer, recording eight singles for RCA, but Capitol's Teenage Crush – featured in 'The Singing Idol' -  became one of the fastest breaking discs of the period: eventually reaching number two in early 1957.


The song is somewhat identikit Elvis, with a low vocal and a slow tempo, but it is enlivened by some tough guitar back-up and a lyric that restates the same old teenage problem – this time somewhat pointedly aimed at parents in an early rumble of inter-generational dissent: "They call it a teen-age crush/ They don't know how I feel/ They call it a teen-age crush/ They can't believe this is real/ They've forgotten when they were young/ And the way tried to be free/ All they say is 'This young generation/ Is just not the way it used to be'".

Tommy Sands The Worryin' Kind
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Tommy Sands: Dream With Me
Art-Nr.: CDSEPIA1195

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CD on SEPIA RECORDS by Tommy Sands - Dream With Me

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Art-Nr.: BCD15643

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1-CD with 32-page booklet, 30 tracks. Playing time approx. 67 mns. Thirty incredible Capitol recordings from 1957-1959 by the misunderstood and tragically under-rated Tommy Sands. Tommy recorded prolifically - and still found time to get Nancy Sinatra between the...

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Tommy Sands: Ring-A-Ding-A-Ding - My Love Song (7inch, 45rpm)
Art-Nr.: 45CAP3690

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Original Capitol 45rpm record from 1957!

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Tommy Sands: Man, Like Wow - Sands Collection 1957-63
Art-Nr.: CDRV193

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(2004/RAVEN) 33 tracks

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Tommy Sands: Early Hillbilly & Rockabilly Days
Art-Nr.: CDBCK27132

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(2006/HYDRA) 28 tracks, 1950-1958! CD comes with a nice 12-page booklet which includes many rare and never seen before pics.

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Tommy Sands: Teenage Hits & Rarities
Art-Nr.: CDBCK27133

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(2006/HYDRA) 33 tracks, recorded 1958-69. CD comes with a nice booklet, including many rare and never seen before pics.

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