Avalon, Frankie: Collection 1954-62

Avalon, Frankie SKU: 36129362
Frankie Avalon: Collection 1954-62

Avalon, Frankie: Collection 1954-62

Avalon, Frankie SKU: 36129362

Format: CD

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Title: Collection 1954-62
Artist: Avalon, Frankie
Label: Acrobat
UPC: 824046324926
Genre: Rock

Frankie Avalon was one of the teen stars to emerge in the post-rock 'n' roll era, as the moguls of Tin Pan Alley encouraged the music to evolve towards a lighter style of pop which had a broader appeal to the mainstream of middle America. Starting his recording career as a boy-star trumpeter in his mid-teens, he was signed by the Chancellor label in his home town of Philadelphia, and between 1958 and the effective end of his chart career in 1962 he had 30 hits in the USA and UK, including the iconic No. 1s "Venus" and "Why". One his pop career began to wane he developed his movie acting, and became a ubiquitous star of 'beach movies' during the '60s. This great-value 61track 2-CD collection comprises tracks from his debut releases as a trumpeter for the 'X' label in 1954, plus all his A and B sides for Chancellor during these years, along with selected tracks from his albums during this era, albums "Frankie Avalon", "Swingin' on a Rainbow", "The Young Frankie Avalon", "Summer Scene", "... And Now About Mr. Avalon", "A Whole Lotta Frankie" and "Italiano", which often show another side to his talents as a song interpreter. It naturally features all his 26 US and UK chart entries, including the No. 1s "Venus" and "Why", and the Top 10 hits "DeDe Dinah", "Ginger Bread", "A Boy Without A Girl", "Bobby Sox To Stockings" & "Just Ask Your Heart". It's a comprehensive and entertaining overview of the career of one of the archetypal teen stars of the years immediately prior to the cataclysmic arrival of the British Invasion, and a showcase for his versatile talents as a vocalist across rock 'n' roll, teen ballads and sophisticated pop

1.1 Trumpet Sorrento
1.2 The Book
1.3 Trumpet Tarantella
1.4 Cupid
1.5 Jivin' with the Saints
1.6 Shy Guy
1.7 Teacher's Pet
1.8 Dede Dinah
1.9 Ooh la la
1.10 You Excite Me
1.11 Darlin'
1.12 Ginger Bread
1.13 Blue Betty
1.14 I'll Wait for You
1.15 What Little Girl
1.16 Venus
1.17 I'm Broke
1.18 A Boy Without a Girl
1.19 Bobby Sox to Stockings
1.20 Just Ask Your Heart
1.21 Two Fools
1.22 Why
1.23 Swingin' on a Rainbow
1.24 Don't Throw Away All Those Teardrops
1.25 Talk, Talk, Talk
1.26 The Faithful Kind
1.27 Gee Whizz Whilikins Golly Gee
1.28 Tuxedo Junction
1.29 Where Are You
1.30 Togetherness
1.31 Don't Let Love Pass Me By
1.32 The Green Leaves of Summer
2.1 Here's to the Ladies
2.2 A Perfect Love
2.3 The Puppet Song
2.4 All of Everything
2.5 Call Me Anytime
2.6 Who Else But You
2.7 Gotta Get a Girl
2.8 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
2.9 Summer of '61
2.10 True, True Love
2.11 Married
2.12 Sleeping Beauty
2.13 The Lonely Bit
2.14 After You've Gone
2.15 If You Don't Think I'm Leaving
2.16 You Are Mine
2.17 Ponchinello
2.18 A Miracle
2.19 Don't Let Me Stand in Your Way
2.20 Dance the Bossa Nova
2.21 Welcome Home
2.22 Oooh! Look-A There, Ain't She Pretty'
2.23 Little Bitty Pretty One
2.24 She's Funny That Way
2.25 Step in the Right Direction
2.26 Pretty Eyed Baby
2.27 Hold Me
2.28 Summer Scene
2.29 The Music Stopped
2.30 What Is This Thing Called Love
2.31 Italiano

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