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Del Shannon: The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD)

1-CD (Digipak) with 40-page booklet, 33 tracks. Total playing time: approx. 76 minutes.

Q: Why should I buy this Del Shannon compilation?

A: This Del Shannon compilation includes recordings from the following labels: 'Big Top', 'Berlee' and 'Amy'. There was never ever a compilation on the market, except the 'Bear Family' box set (BCD15925) which features all these labels on one CD!

Q: Are there any hits on the CD?

A: Yes, you'll find many of his successes like 'Runaway', 'The Swiss Maid', 'Hats Off To Larry', 'So Long Baby', 'Don't Gild The Lilly, Lilly', 'Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)' and many more on this compilation!

Q: Any rarities on this CD?

A: Yes, we have included three instrumental Rockers, the Stereo version of 'Runaway' plus his great 'Amy' Rocker and floorfiller 'Move It On Over' (not the Hank Williams song)

Q: Did Del Shannon do a cover version of Elvis Presley's hit recording '(Marie's The Name) Of His Latest Flame'?

A: Guess What? Del Shannon actually was the first artist who recorded it! It first came out on his debut LP album in 1961! Elvis Presley later in the same year brought his version to No. 4 on 'The Billboard Hot 100 Charts'

Q: What kind of instrument is it that is heard on many of Del Shannon's recordings? Is that an organ?

No, the so-called organ, which you hear on 'Runaway', 'Hats Off To Larry' and many other songs, is a 'Musitron', which is one of the early ancestors of the synthesizer. It was invented and played by Del Shannon's band member Max Crook. Max Crook was also the co-author of Runaway.

Q: How is the sound quality of the recordings on this CD?

A: All recordings are from the original master tapes and are proper liscensed from the rights holder! We did a careful mastering and the result is a really enjoyable CD!

• One of the greatest rock 'n' roll artists of the early 1960s! 
• By including Del Shannon in our series 'The Drugstore's Rockin',' we pay tribute to a great musician and singer! 
• 33 of his greatest recordings including his ’61 debut Smash Runaway.
• Also included are his pre-Elvis version of Marie’s The Name and his ’64 hit Keep Searchin’. 
• Extensive liner notes by music expert Bill Dahl from Chicago

A handful of bravura vocalists defined early 1960s rock and roll, standing staunch and true against the steady softening of the once-tough genre. They included Roy Orbison, Gene Pitney, Gary (U.S.) Bonds, and Del Shannon, whose muscular lungpower, laced with thrilling falsetto that seemed to soar to the heavens, receives full-fledged tribute on Bear Family’s 33-song ‘Del Shannon: The Drugstore’s Rockin’.’ Naturally, Runaway, Del’s indelible 1961 debut smash, is here (in stereo), as are his monster followups for Big Top Records, Hats Off To Larry, Hey Little Girl, and Little Town Flirt. 

Also on board is Shannon’s haunting Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow The Sun), a 1964 smash on the Amy label. But there are plenty of surprises, including his pre-Elvis original reading of Marie’s The Name (Of His Latest Flame), the swaggering Mary Jane, and a snarling Move It On Over featuring Dennis Coffey’s bone-crunching guitar.

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  • Interpret: Del Shannon

  • Album titlle: The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Preiscode AH
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5397102175961

  • weight in Kg 0.115
Shannon, Del - The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) CD 1
01Runaway (Stereo)Del Shannon
02(Marie's The Name) His Latest FlameDel Shannon
03Little Town FlirtDel Shannon
04That's The Way Love IsDel Shannon
05My Wild OneDel Shannon
06Wide Wide WorldDel Shannon
07Torture(version 1) (Instrumental)Del Shannon
08Hats Off To LarryDel Shannon
09The WambooDel Shannon
10Don't Gild The Lily, LilyDel Shannon
11From Me To YouDel Shannon
12Two SilhouettesDel Shannon
13FroggyDel Shannon
14Sue's Gotta Be MineDel Shannon
15Hey Little GirlDel Shannon
16MiseryDel Shannon
17Hey BabyDel Shannon
18Now She's GoneDel Shannon
19Nothin' (Instrumental)Del Shannon
20LiesDel Shannon
21So Long BabyDel Shannon
22The Swiss MaidDel Shannon
23Dream BabyDel Shannon
24Ginny In The MirrorDel Shannon
25The Search (Stereo)Del Shannon
26Mary JaneDel Shannon
27Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)Del Shannon
28I Don't Care AnymoreDel Shannon
29You Never Talked About MeDel Shannon
30Runaround SueDel Shannon
31I Won't Be ThereDel Shannon
32Cry Myself To SleepDel Shannon
33Move It On OverDel Shannon
Del Shannon Del Shannon whose real name is Charles Westover first let out a falsetto cry... more
"Del Shannon"

Del Shannon

Del Shannon whose real name is Charles Westover first let out a falsetto cry on December 30th 1939 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA where he spent all his younger years, taking up guitar and singing in his early teens, learning from his favourite Country and Western singers of the day Hank Williams and Lefty Frizell. After graduation from high school he entered the U.S. Seventh Army and was stationed in Germany for a short spell, where he gained plenty of experience on the army network's 'Get Up And Go' programme. On his discharge in 1959, Shannon returned to Michigan, and aside from working in a carpet store during the day, he began singing and playing guitar in local clubs. One of those was the Hi-Lo in Battle Creek, Michigan, where he was noticed by a black D.J. Ollie McLaughlin who was working at radio station WHRV in Ann Arbor. The young Charles Westover was introduced to Harry Balk and Irving Micahnik via some tapes McLaughlin had played them. The meeting resulted in a contract with Balk and Micahnik's Embee Productions and Talent Artists Management company in Detroit.

Del had cut some tapes in his keyboard players house, that of Max Crook who eventually co-wrote 'Runaway'. Songs like 'The Face Of An Angel', 'Little Oscar' and 'I'm Blue, I'm Blue, Without You' were recorded in Max's living room but were never released. Shannon retains the tapes to this day.

The first professional session yielded two songs that later appeared on the 'Runaway With Del Shannon' album in 1961; 'The Search' and 'I'll Always Love You', both Shannon compositions.

Then came 'Runaway'. This song was accidentally constructed one night at the Hi-Lo Club in Battle Creek when Crook hit upon a sequence of chords on his own invention the Musitron (a fore-runner to the synthesizer). The song was put together in about twenty minutes in front of the audience and the following day Shannon composed the lyrics at the carpet store along with the record's B-side 'Jody'. Balk and Micahnik recorded 'Runaway' and 'Jody' in New York along with two of Max Crook's instrumental compositions, one of which, 'The Snake', was actually put on the B-side to 'Runaway' by mistake on the singles first pressing; several thousand copies both in England and America were released and now remain extremely collectable.
'Runaway' was the first record to be released as 'Del Shannon' and in the USA it topped the charts in February 1961 on the Big Top label. The song then became a number one hit in England in June 1961 on London Records knocking Elvis from the top spot.

On the success of 'Runaway', Shannon played his first big concert in New York at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, where he appeared with such names as Bobby Vee, Johnny Mathis, Dion and Clay Cole. He recalls having to sing 'Runaway' four or five times as he had no other hits to perform at that time. It wasn't long before he crushed the sceptics tag of 'one-hit-wonder' when he hit with his next release 'Hats Off To Larry' followed swiftly by 'So Long Baby', 'Hey! Little Girl' and then his first full scale flop in America 'Ginny In The Mirror', recorded as a part of a film deal for 'It's Trad Dad' in 1962 ('Ring-A-Ding-A-Rhythm' in the USA). 'Cry Myself To Sleep', said to he an inspiration for Elton John's 'Crocodile Rock', also didn't quite make the grade in 1962. The next records fared better though, especially on the English charts, where Shannon has always been a bigger recording star than in his native America.

By 1963 there were management problems: monies going in wrong directions and no in Shannon's pocket, royalties not being paid in full. The legal battle went on for two years initially, still not reaching a major settlement until the end of the 1970s. Shannon decided to form his own label Berlee, and break away from Balk and Micahnik; of the two singles issued on Berlee 'Sue's Gonna Be Mine' was the only hit.

Then for reasons Shannon still doesn't understand to this day, he again fell under the wing of Balk and Micahnik with his new recording deal with Amy Records (USA) Stateside (UK). The hits returned with a rocking version of Jimmy Jones' 'Handy Man' in 1964, 'Do You Wanna Dance', 1964 (five months ahead of the Beach Boys version) and the last big hit 'Keep Searchin'' in January 1965 which was followed by the similar 'Stranger In Town'.

Shannon even cut some sides for a Pepsi-Cola commercial 'Come Alive (You're in the land of Pepsi-Cola)' in 1965. By 1965 the music scene was essentially group orientated, Del Shannon and his contemporaries were slowly fading from chart success, the Merseybcat boom had arrived and hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Shannon's 'Little Town Flirt' released in America in December of 1962 is credited as an early influence on the 'Mersey' sound and his American hit 'From Me To You' in 1963 made him the first American recording artist to release a Lennon-McCartney song.

 At this point it is worth remembering that Shannon's hits were mainly self-composed and on occasions co-written with friends. One of his songs 'I Go To Pieces' was written for a friend back in Battle Creek, a black singer Lloyd Brown. Brown's demo was shopped around without success for several months until Shannon played it to Peter (Asher) & Gordon (Waller) in early 1965 while touring Australia; the duo asked to record the song and promptly made it one of their big hits during 1965, although not a top 50 hit in England. Shannon also recorded the song for his 1965 album '1661 Seconds With Del Shannon' and was coaxed to sing backing vocals on Nils Lofgren's 1981 version from his album 'Night Fades Away'. 'I Go To Pieces' has been recorded by many artists worldwide, Del's 'Runaway' has also notched up over two hundred versions, including one from Elvis Presley on his 1970 album 'On Stage' and an unreleased version made in 1982 by the Beach Boys that also features Del.

In 1971 Shannon also scored success with a song he had written 'I've Got Eyes For You' when featured on Country singers' Waylon Jennings album 'Cedartown Georgia'. In America Shannon managed two more minor hits 'Break Up' in 1965 and a cover of Toni Fishers 1959 hit 'The Big Hurt' in 1966. Still a big concert draw, he toured the world, England, America, Australia and the Philippines, where in 1967 he hit with a cover of the Box Tops 'The Letter'.
Free at last from his contract with Balk and Micahnik, he moved to Los Angeles with his wife and family and was signed to Liberty Records where he cut several potential hits to no chart success. One such song 'She' was smothered by the Monkees version released at the same time.

In 1967 Shannon recorded an albums' worth of material in London with Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham. Although the lyric of the songs stayed to true Shannon fashion, the backing was somewhat removed from that of ringing guitars and heavy treble echo; the demanding voice was still there but supported by a barrage of strings and horns, very much in Phil Spector style. The album to have been titled 'Home And Away' was not released in it's original form at all, it wasn't until 1978 when the tracks ap-peared on a United Artists compilation album 'And The Music Plays On' that the bulk of the songs were heard. However, half of the tracks were issued as singles during 1967/8, they included an updated version of 'Runaway', titled 'Runaway '67' using strings and horns in a much slower pace. It is not known why Liberty decided not to release the project at the time of completion; it had been an expensive venture that heralded such artists as P.P. Arnold, Madeline Bell, Paul Jones and Nicky Hopkins on backing. Shannon left Liberty Records in 1968, deciding to go out and do something he'd only touched on briefly once be-fore: produce other artists. He wrote and produced Lloyd Brown on his 'I Go To Pieces' song followed by little-known country singer Johnny Carver in 1966 with two songs 'One Way Or The Other'/ 'Think About Her All The Time'. He now felt it time to produce in a more serious level and the first assignment was to be an oldfriend from the early sixties Brian Hyland, who had hit with 'Sealed With A Kiss', 'Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny (Yellow Polka Dot Bikini)', 'Ginny Come Lately' and 'Warmed Over Kisses'. Hyland was seeking a new direction away from the blatant pop he had been singing.

Before the project could get underway, Shannon was impressed one night by a group he had seen in a club in the San Fernando Valley, California; Smith, who were led by singer Gayle McCormick. Shannon signed them on the spot to a contract for management and production and started work on getting them a label. He invited the record companies to watch the group play and after just three songs Steve Barri of ABC decided to sign the group, but only if Shannon would also record for ABC. Shannon agreed, and so again he was back on vinyl. Just seven months after his contract had ended with Liberty, the ABC-Dunhill label was next. Shannon recorded two singles 'Comin' Back To Me' and 'Sister Isabelle'. The trademark falsetto was perfectly intact, but without much airplay neither one did very much but remain two of the most collectable sides in Europe for Shannon fans. Smith were now well rehearsed and ready to record. After some trouble getting the studio time hooked, Shannon appeared to do the sessions only to find that the group had gone home to their families, using the advance funds paid to them. The end result was a dispute with the grouRand Shannon left the project after being somewhat disap-pointed by what had happened. Need-less to say, Steve Barn stepped in to save the project, producing the Smith album. But it was Shannon's arrange-ment of "Baby It's You that went to number five on the U.S. charts during 1969.

It was then time to go back to produce Brian Hyland, which proved to be a big success. In 1970, Hyland had his biggest hit since 'Sealed With A Kiss' in 1962. The song 'Gypsy Woman' hit the number 3 spot on the U.S. charts in 1970 and peaked at number 42 in England: the album 'Brian Hyland' also sold well for the UNI label.

Del Shannon had now proven himself as a producer and felt the time right to record again. In 1972 he started working with the Robb Brothers, once regulars on U.S. TV's 'Where The Action Is'. They owned Cherokee Studio's in California, just a few miles from Shannon's home, so it was convenient for Shannon to just travel down the road and spend time working with people who knew his style of music and understood how to produce him. The first result was a very strong version of Timi Yuro's 1962 hit 'What's A Matter Baby' for United Artists Records. It was released only in England and did reasonably well. In 1973, Shannon went to Nashville to cut two songs that only appeared in Australia until May 1983 when one track 'Distant Ghost' was used as B-side to his 'Cheap Love' for Demon Records. 'Oh How Happy' was the other title cut, formerly a hit in the U.S. in 1966 for 'Shades Of Blue'. The single was released in Australia on the
Interfusion label and to this day remains the most sought after record for Shannon collectors along with his Philippines hit of 1966 'The Letter'.

Shannon's first record release in America since 1969 was an album recorded 'Live' in Manchester, England in 1972 at the Princess Club; 'Del Shannon 'Live' In England' is a must for any Shannon fan. Del achieves fine reproductions of his studio hits live and even adds a yodelling number 'Coopersville Yodel' to his act. United Artists issued one single from the 'Live' package 'Kelly'/'Coopersville Yodel' in 1973 on the U.K. market only.

 Another name crept into Shannon's musical life in 1973, that of Jeff Lynne, one time member of the Idle Race and The Move and now lead singer/writer/ producer with the Electric Light Orchestra. Lynne is a big fan of Shannon's and so it seemed possible they would get together at some point and record. Shannon had always liked E.L.O's 'Do Ya' and so after they managed to get time together, they wrote some fine songs and put them down on tape in a studio: 'Alive But Dead', 'Deadly Game' and 'Cry Baby Cry'. The final touches were never made but one song found it's way onto record in the U.S. in 1975 'Cry Baby Cry', released on the Island Records label in a sizeable deal that allowed Shannon to do whatever he wanted. Despite good radio play the single failed to chart.
On one of his earlier touring visits to England, Shannon entered Rockfield Recording Studio's,a converted farm in Wales. A third single was recorded 'And The Music Plays On' co-written by an old friend Dan Bourgoise, who today has a foremost interest in the career of Del Shannon. With Dave Edmunds at the production helm drawing the very best from Shannon's ballad vocal style and featuring Nick Lowe on bass guitar, the song seemed almost set to make the charts in England. Despite good reviews and scattered airplay, the single, only released in England, did not chart.

Del Shannon was still touring England and Australia throughout the 1970s and playing State Fairs and oldies shows in America. He could easily retire from performing and rest on his investments in land and his interests in his own publishing companies. He recorded just two more singles in 1975 for the American and European (though not English) markets, a reworking of the Zombies' 'Tell Her No' backed by a Country song 'Restless' and the afore-mentioned "Cry Baby Cry" a Shannon-Lynne song, both for Island Records. To publicise his new records, he played some specially organised concerts in America featuring a seven piece backing hand, playing his sixties hits with precision and pushing the new songs.

The concerts were well received by the press but the records failed to make the charts once again and so the deal with Island was terminated and everything went quiet again, apart from regular trips to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia and Europe. Del Shannon had become an established artist from the 1960s, yet, had alot more to offer than so many other sixties singers; he did after all write most of his own hits, which in some ways gave him more credibility. Some years of musical frustration took over his life and he personally fell into a decline of alcohol and pills. Managing to free himself from this slump in his life, he began writing new material again, shed some weight and set about rekindling his career. In 1979 he was found in the recording studio's again laying down test tapes of his new songs with American rock star Tom Petty and his band The Heartbreakers. By 1981 several new songs and some covers had been recorded using Petty's band, Shannon's falsetto lines still piercingly in place and the mingling of Shannon's and Petty's ringing, rockin' guitars seemed set to take a chart placing again. October 1981 and Del Shannon's first album for thirteen years was released in America.

'Drop Down And Get Me' on Network Records. Reviews were good and the album picked up alot of radio play. One song, 'Sea Of Love' originally a U.S. hit for Phil Phillips & The Twilights and covered by Marty Wilde in England in 1959, was released as a single and it climbed the U.S. charts to number 33 in January of 1982 and re-established the recording career of Del Shannon, this time becoming more recognised in his own country. During 1982 Shannon was kept very busy touring America for the first time in years on a bigger scale and then a six week tour of Australia confirmed his status as an innovator of the rock world.

In May 1983 Demon Records released Shannon's 'Drop Down And Get Me' album in England, a slightly different package from that of it's U.S. counterpart. As well as the cover change, one new song was added, 'Cheap Love', recorded after the Tom Petty sessions using Shannon's own American hand. This song was issued as Shannon's first English single release since 1974 and as well as writing it Shannon also produced it. Shannon's first U.K. tour since 1979 took place, performing to capacity audiences wherever he went. He has achieved a goal of re-establishing his carcer,and not only being remembered as the singer who sang "Runaway" et al: he won't have it called a 'comeback', as he says he's never been away.

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Customer evaluation for "The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD)"
4 Aug 2019


Je suis un fan de BEAR FAMILY car c'est le seul site ou je peux trouver à souhait les CD en version digipacks que j'aime le plus . Je viens de faire l'acquisition de "DEL SHANNON" "THE EVERLY BROTHERS" et " THE PLATTERS"dans la série "the ballads of" et franchement j'ai adoré !!!!! Merci BEAR FAMILY !

3 Aug 2019

Da stimmt so ziemlich alles

Viel Material, das bis-lang selten zu hören war, ziert diese Werkschau, darunter der 1965er Garage- Stomper „Move it on over" und das 2004 von Bear Family erstmals ausgegrabene Instrumental „Torture". Die Num-mer hat es in sich, ein treibendes Riff im Stil von Link Wray, viel Fuzz und manische Schmerzens- ' schreie der armen Seelen aus der Folterkammer, ein Song wie geschaffen für die nächste Hallo-ween-Rock-Compilation.

Selbstverständlich schmückt diesen Release all das, was mittlerweile als Qualitätsmerkmal für Bear Family gilt, also dickes Booklet mit detaillierten Linerno-tes, viel Bildmaterial und noch mehr Liebe zum Detail. Da stimmt so ziemlich alles. Gereon Helmer

31 Jul 2019

Including hard to get rare material alongside more established hits make this a must for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Bear Family Records have done themselves proud on another set that represents an era of change in music, between the first wave of Rock n Roll and the British invasion. Del Shannon’s distinct and unmistakable sound still sounds fresh, in places, and has possibly never sounded better. Including hard to get rare material alongside more established hits make this a must for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

12 Jul 2019

De cd gaat vergezeld van alweer zo'n fantastisch Bear Family cd boekje (36 paginas) met het hele Del Shannon verhaal, interviews met muzikanten die nog met hem hebben samengewerkt, fotos, full colour hoesjes (ondermeer een Nederlands Favorieten Expres hoe


In 2017 kwam Del Shannon opnieuw op onze radar met zijn Richard Weize Archives LP Greatest Hits And Finest Performances, en nu is er deze uitstekende Bear Family cd. Nu vindt u als hardcore rockabilly Del Shannon’s klassieker Runaway uit 1961 (op deze cd in de minder bekende alternatieve stereo versie) mogelijks geen rock ‘n’ roll maar in dat geval zijn wij niet langer vrienden want Runaway is en blijft een parel van een popsong met ondanks de zwaar op de hand liggende tekst erg relaxte zang met die overslaande falsetto stem die tot de hemel reikte (een hemel die Del Shannon zelf niet heeft bereikt omdat hij in 1990 op 55-jarige leeftijd uit het leven stapte), die gelaagde opbouw en dat Telstar-achtige orgeltje dat hier logischerwijs op wel meer nummers opduikt en geen orgel was maar een musitron, een voorloper van de synthesizer uitgevonden en bespeeld door Del Shannon’s toetsenist en Runaway co-auteur Max Crook.

In Del Shannon’s muziek zit teen rock en wat doowop, gelijke delen Dion en The Four Seasons, veel meisjeskoortjes, een flink stuk wall of sound, een royaal deel zwarte early sixties op de drempel van de soul, en vooral veel pathos. Keep Searchin’, Hats Off To Larry, Little Town Flirt en het jodelende Swiss Maid kent u misschien nog, maar zo staat deze cd dus boordevol en bovendien gaat ie maar tot 1965 dus er staat geen rotzooi op : zelfs de sixties nummers als Ginny In The Mirror en Move It On Over (niet de Hank Williams song) zijn te pruimen. Del Shannon’s stijl paste perfect bij de Bruce Channel cover Hey Baby, de sobere Roy Orbison cover Dream Baby, de noot voor noot copie van Dion's Runaround Sue, bij het Beach Boys-achtige Mary Jane en zelfs bij een Beatles nummer als From Me To You, de allereerste Amerikaanse Beatles cover. Zijn I Go To Pieces dat hier niét op staat werd in 1965 trouwens een Amerikaanse hit voor het Britse duo Peter & Gordon.

The Wamboo bevat jungle bongos van “way down deep in the Belgian Congo” en His Latest Flame is Del Shannon’s originele versie notabene op een Bo Diddley beat opgenomen minder dan een week vòòr Elvis het opnam ! Opvallendste nummers die buiten het stramien vallen zijn drie uitstekende door Del Shannon geschreven instrumentals opgenomen in 1963 met Shannon zelf op ritmegitaar die pas in 2004 boven water kwamen op de Bear Family BCD15925 Del Shannon 8 cd box Home And Away : The Complete Recordings 1960-1970 waaruit de 33 Big Top, Berlee en Amy tracks op deze cd gedistilleerd werden : Torture is een horror surf gitaar instro met veel geluidseffecten die klinkt als Link Way gecopiëerd door een grote platenfirma, Froggy is naargelang uw persoonlijke smaak voos, dom dan wel geinig, en Nothin' is een machtige bijna garage surf-achtige instrumental met zware gitaar, orgel en sax.

Wij die Del Shannon eerlijk gezegd enigszins uit het oor verloren waren zijn door deze cd overtuigde fans geworden en eisen eerherstel ! De cd gaat vergezeld van alweer zo'n fantastisch Bear Family cd boekje (36 paginas) met het hele Del Shannon verhaal, interviews met muzikanten die nog met hem hebben samengewerkt, fotos, full colour hoesjes (ondermeer een Nederlands Favorieten Expres hoesje van Runaway uit 1965) en een sessionografie, info :

24 Jun 2019

Eine gute Alternative.

Bereits im Jahre 2004 hatte sich das Label Bear Family Records in Form einer 8-CD-Box (BCD 15925) mit Del Shannon umfassend beschäftigt. Außerdem gibt das Label in seiner Bewerbung zu der hier in Rede stehenden CD aus 2019 ausführliche Informationen zu dem Interpreten und seiner Musik, so dass dem eigentlich kaum etwas hinzu zu fügen ist. Entscheidend ist das Jahr 1961, als sich der Sänger und Musiker Charles Westcover mit seinem sehr erfolgreichen Debüt-Song „Runaway“ den Künstlername „Del Shannon“ gab.
„Runaway“ wurde ein 4-wöchiger Nr. 1-Hit in den USA und sein erster Millionenseller.
Anschließend lebte Del Shannon mit seiner Familie in Kalifornien und nahm ab und zu noch eine LP auf, sein Erfolg aber hielt sich sehr in Grenzen.
Alle wesentlichen, chartplatzierten Songs aus der Zeit von 1961 bis 1963 sind auf der nun in 2019 erschienen CD „Two Silhouettes“ in ausgezeichneter Tonqualität zu finden, viele sogar in „True Stereo“.
Wer sich also nicht gar so tiefgehend mit Del Shannon und seiner Musik beschäftigen möchte, so dass er auf die 8-CD-Box zurück greifen musst, der ist hier mit der „ Light-Version“ aus 2019 bestens bedient.

22 Jun 2019

Eine sehr schöne 'Compilation

Eine gute Zusammenstellung von bekannten und weniger bekannten Hits, die Aufnahmen sind sehr gut.
Die CD ist eine Bereicherung meiner Sammlung!!

15 Jun 2019


my all time favorite since American Graffiti

12 Jun 2019

Great compilation!

A really great compilation, including some of his recordings for Big Top, Berlee and Amy which as far as I know never came out on a proper CD and I don't talk about Jasmine, Rumble and all this other shit which is available on the market! Besides that three rocking and unreleased instrumantals are included as well which definitely doesn't sound like Del Shannon but they are from Del Shannon and really will knock you out of your seat! THANK YOU Bear Family for putting this ou!

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Press and Reviews
Press Archive - Del Shannon The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) - Old Time Review UK
Press Archive - Del Shannon The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) - Old Time Review UK Bear Family Records have presented this set in an attractive looking digipak and includes a 40-page booklet containing extensive liner notes by Bill Dahl, along with a discography and rare photographs from the era. Conlusion: Bear Family Records have done themselves proud on another set that represents an era of change in music, between the first wave of Rock n Roll and the British invasion. Del Shannon’s distinct and unmistakable sound still sounds fresh, in places, and has possibly never sounded better. Including hard to get rare material alongside more established hits make this a must for enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Press Archive - Del Shannon The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) - Auarian Weekly
Presse - Del Shannon The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) - Auarian Weekly Ballad Of A Dead Man Before Del Shannon blew his brains out with a shotgun in 1990 at the age of 55, he was a singular real-rock voice in an age of boy-bands. His good friend Tom Petty wanted him to join the Traveling Wilburys upon the death of Roy Orbison. He should have. Consumed by depression, alcoholism, and the bitter realization that roots-rock was but a fading dream in the nineties pop world, the Michigan native—born Charles Weedon Westover in 1934—ended it all, but not before leaving behind a legacy of American, no-frills rock 'n' roll perfectly captured on Two Silhouettes (Bear Family Records), as part of the label's "The Drugstore's Rockin- series. The 33 tracks in just under 80 minutes has its share of novelty clinkers, as Shannon seemed desperate to recapture his 1961 "Runaway' classic. Still, there are nuggets of pure gold here, like a pre-Elvis version of "(Marie's The Name Of) His Latest Flame, "Hats Off To Larry," -Little Town Flirt, Hey Little Girl, and "Keep Searching (We'll Follow The Sun)." It ends with a real rave-up: "Move It On Over" features some hard and heavy lead guitar from Dennis Coffey of Motown's Funk Brothers. Covers of Dion's "Runaround Sue," Bruce Channell's "Hey Baby' and Lennon/McCartney's From Me To You" actually equal the originals. There's some weirdness, too. -Torture" is a guitar instrumental in the vein of Link Wray or Duane Eddy but with the sounds of men screaming for their lives.
Presse - Del Shannon The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) - Now Dig This
Presse - Del Shannon The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) - Now Dig This I certainly learned a few things from the excellent booklet. one of them being that 'Cry Myself To Sleep', with Grady Martin and company, was one of several Nashville record-ings. This isn't rock n roll as most of us know and love it and I guess that it even falls into the nostalgia category. but I bought a couple of these releases and heard them a lot on radio, TV and at friends' houses and so I found listen-ing to them again quite an enjoyable exper-ience. Mind you, I soon found that my falsetto isn't quite what it used to be, resulting in a few coughing fits, and I couldn't find my old metal Kazoo to join in on 'So Long Baby'. which was a shame. Among the things that were new to my ears was 'That's The Way Love Is'. a superior piece of 1960s pop music that I really enjoyed. There are also two instrumentals. one of them -'Torture' - being just that for me. but amid the mayhem of 'Nothin- I detected a decent rock n roll instrumental with prominent sax and guitar. As I have said, not classic rock n roll, perhaps, but still very enjoyable to those of a certain age and a classy release which makes my old 99p Tring label CD obsolete. Hats off to Larry and all concerned. Eric Dunsdon
Presse - Del Shannon The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) - American Music Magazine September 2019, Schweden
Presse - Del Shannon The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) - American Music Magazine September 2019, Schweden DEL SHANNON • «TWO SILHOUETTES» Bear Family Records BCD17596. Speltid: 76:20. Häte: 38-sid. Spår:33. Runaway (Stereo)/His Latest Flame/That's The Way Love Is/My Wild One/Wide Wide World/Torture(version 1)/Hats Off To Larry/The Wamboo/Don'r Gild The Lily, Lily/From Me To You/Two Silhouettes/Froggy/Sue's Gotta Be Mine/Hey Little Girl/ Misery/Hey Baby/Now She's Gone/Nothin'/Lies/So Long Baby/The Swiss Maid/ Dream Baby/Ginny In The Mirror/The Search (Stereo)Mary Jane/Keep Searchin' /1 Don't Care Anymore/You Never Talked About Me/Runaround Suell Won't Be There/ Cry Myself To Sleep/Move It On Over. Under tidigt 1960-tal var Del Shannon en av mina stora favoriter och jag köpte var-je skiva jag kunde fl tag på. På den har utgåvan återfinns flera av de låtar jag kunde spela om och om igen; det gick bara inte att tröttna på dem. När jag spelade den här skivan infann sig den gamla känslan och jag fick rysningar när låtar som «Runaway», »His Latcst Flame», «Hey Little Girl», «So Long Baby», «The Swiss Maid», «Keep Searchin.•, «Little Town Flirt», «That's The Way Love Is», «My Wild One» samt en helt underbar cover av Roy Orbisons «Dream Baby» dånade ut i högtalarna. Del Shannon håller än tycker jag. Hans största framgångar på våra breddgrader blev «So Long Baby» (6:a 1962), «Hey, Little Giri» (4:a 1962), «Little Town Flirt» (5:a 1963), «Two Kinds Of Tcardmps» (6:a 1963), «Two Silhouettes» (15:e 1963), «Sue's Gotta Be Nline» (9:a 1963), «Handy Nian» (9:a 1964), «Keep Scarthid» (1:a 1965), «Strangcr In Town» (13:e 1965) och «Runaway '67» (15:e 1967). I mitten av 1960-talet flyttade han till Los Angeles och skivbolaget Libcrty som gav honom hans näst sista listplacering på Billboard med «The Big Hurt» (94:a 1966). Därefter började han pm-ducera bland andra Brian Hyland och the Shirel-les samt komponera. Hans sista «hit» blev «Sca Of Love» år 1981, producerad av Tom Petty. Del Shannon tog sitt liv den 8 februari 1990 i Santa Clarita, men han musik lever kvar och han har alltid en plats hos mig. Bo Berglind
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Shannon, Del - The Drugstore's Rockin' - Two Silhouettes (CD) CD 1
01 Runaway (Stereo)
02 (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame
03 Little Town Flirt
04 That's The Way Love Is
05 My Wild One
06 Wide Wide World
07 Torture(version 1) (Instrumental)
08 Hats Off To Larry
09 The Wamboo
10 Don't Gild The Lily, Lily
11 From Me To You
12 Two Silhouettes
13 Froggy
14 Sue's Gotta Be Mine
15 Hey Little Girl
16 Misery
17 Hey Baby
18 Now She's Gone
19 Nothin' (Instrumental)
20 Lies
21 So Long Baby
22 The Swiss Maid
23 Dream Baby
24 Ginny In The Mirror
25 The Search (Stereo)
26 Mary Jane
27 Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow The Sun)
28 I Don't Care Anymore
29 You Never Talked About Me
30 Runaround Sue
31 I Won't Be There
32 Cry Myself To Sleep
33 Move It On Over