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VALENTINES: The Sound Of The Valentines (CD)

(2016/RPM) 20 tracks, incl. bonus tracks

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  • Interpret: VALENTINES

  • Album titlle: The Sound Of The Valentines (CD)

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  • Year of publication 2016
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Valentines, The - The Sound Of The Valentines (CD) CD 1
01 Everyday I Have To Cry
02 I Can't Dance With You
03 She Said
04 To Know You Is To Love You
05 I Can Hear The Raindrops
06 My Me?
07 Peculiar Hole In The Sky
08 Love Makes Sweet Music
09 Sooky Sooky
10 "Doin' The Heavy" Ad
11 Ebeneezer
12 My Old Man's A Groovy Old Man
13 Nick Nack Paddy Wack
14 Getting Better
15 Juliette
16 Hoochie Coochie Billy
17 Gloria
18 It Ain't Necessarily So
19 On My Mind
20 Yesterday
The Valentines Don't Say Goodnight Valentines lead singer Richard Barrett was so busy... more
"VALENTINES"

The Valentines

Don't Say Goodnight

Valentines lead singer Richard Barrett was so busy behind the scenes with label owner George Goldner that it's a wonder he had any time to make new platters with his New York-based Valentines. Barrett had brought Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers to Goldner's Gee logo, and more recently played a similarly mentor role with The Chantels. With all that extracurricular activity, the handwriting was on the wall for his group, which had enjoyed East Coast popularity with their rockers Lily Maybelle and The Woo Woo Train for Goldner's Rama label (you'll find them on our 1955 and '56 discs, respectively).

They'd go out on a high note with the exquisite ballad Don't Say Goodnight, issued on Rama in the spring of '57 with I Cried Oh, Oh on the opposite side. There had been a couple of personnel changes. Baritone Eddie Edgehill and tenor Raymond Briggs had been replaced by Carl Hogan, the original second tenor of the group when they were known as The Dreamers (he'd also been half of the duo Charles & Carl on the Red Robin label), and a recent member of The Pearls, David Clowney (aka Dave 'Baby' Cortez), who doubled on piano.  Baritone Mickey Francis and bass Ronnie Bright remained on board.

Barrett and Hogan were joined in the writers' credits on Don't Say Goodnight by one Moishe, no last name proffered. That would be Moishe Levy, the boss of Roulette Records, who had recently bought Goldner's Rama and Gee labels to reportedly square George's gambling debts. George formed a couple of fresh logos, Gone and End, and went right on recording. Someday Levy would own them too.

Not long after that, The Valentines called it quits. Barrett would continue to enjoy success as a writer and producer, maintaining his Svengali role for The Chantels and later The Three Degrees. Barrett cut some solo sides as a singer, notably Some Other Guy in 1962 on Atlantic. He died August 3, 2006 of prostate cancer in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Hogan formed The Miracles (he should have trademarked the name) and made an early '57 single for Bobby Robinson's Fury label that may well have been out even before The Valentines' swan song. Bright played the title role in Johnny Cymbal's '63 pop hit Mr. Bass Man, a spoof of the doo-wop era, and replaced Dub Jones in the Coasters.

- Bill Dahl -

Various Street - Corner Symphonies 1957 Vol.9

Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/various-street-corner-symphonies-1957-vol.9.html
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Tracklist
Valentines, The - The Sound Of The Valentines (CD) CD 1
01 Everyday I Have To Cry
02 I Can't Dance With You
03 She Said
04 To Know You Is To Love You
05 I Can Hear The Raindrops
06 My Me?
07 Peculiar Hole In The Sky
08 Love Makes Sweet Music
09 Sooky Sooky
10 "Doin' The Heavy" Ad
11 Ebeneezer
12 My Old Man's A Groovy Old Man
13 Nick Nack Paddy Wack
14 Getting Better
15 Juliette
16 Hoochie Coochie Billy
17 Gloria
18 It Ain't Necessarily So
19 On My Mind
20 Yesterday