The Four Preps

The Four Preps: The Four Preps Collection 1956-62

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Product Type: CD
Artist: The Four Preps

Title: The Four Preps Collection 1956-62
Label: Acrobat

The Four Preps were a band and vocal quartet who came together at Hollywood High School in the 1950s and won a talent contest that secured them a contract with Capitol Records in 1956. They are best-known internationally for their distinctive 1958 hit composition "Big Man", featuring the piano of their long-time arranger/conductor Lincoln Mayorga, which was a US No. 3 and a UK No. 2, and remains a landmark classic of the era, although in the US they had already had a No. 2 with "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)" and went to have hits into the 1960s, exploiting their deft vocal harmonies and notable songwriting talents. This excellent-value 60-track 2-CD set comprises the A & B sides of their singles for Capitol during these years, plus the tracks from their album "The Four Preps" not otherwise released on singles, and selected titles from their albums "The Things We Did Last Summer" and "Dancing And Dreaming". It features the twelve of their thirteen career Top 100 entries which they achieved during these years, including "26 Miles" and "Big Man", plus their Top 20 hits with "Down By The Station" and the brilliant parody medley "More Money For You And Me". The Four Preps were one of the most unusual and distinctive groups of the post rock 'n' roll era, and this substantial collection of their output provides an entertaining showcase for their talents

1.1 Dreamy Eyes
1.2 Fools Will Be Fools
1.3 Moonstruck in Madrid
1.4 I Cried a Million Tears
1.5 Falling Star
1.6 Where Wuz You
1.7 Promise Me Baby
1.8 Again 'N' Again 'N' Again
1.9 Band of Angels
1.10 How About That
1.11 26 Miles (Santa Catalina)
1.12 It's You
1.13 Big Man
1.14 Stop Baby
1.15 Lazy Summer Night
1.16 Summertime Lies
1.17 Cinderella
1.18 Gidget
1.19 She Wad Five and He Was Ten
1.20 The Riddle of Love
1.21 Big Surprise
1.22 Try My Arms
1.23 I Ain't Never
1.24 Memories, Memories
1.25 Down By the Station
1.26 Listen Honey (I'll Be Home)
1.27 Got a Girl
1.28 (Wait Till You) Hear It from Me
1.29 Sentimental Kid
1.30 Madelina
1.31 Kaw-Liga
1.32 The Sand and the Sea
2.1 I've A'ready Started in
2.2 Balboa
2.3 Calcutta
2.4 Gone Are the Days
2.5 Dream Boy, Dream
2.6 Grounded
2.7 More Money for You and Me (Medley)
2.8 Swing Down Chariot
2.9 Once Around the Block
2.10 The Seine
2.11 The Big Draft (Medley)
2.12 Suzy Cocroach
2.13 Good Night Sweetheart
2.14 Alice
2.15 Humble Pie
2.16 Too Young for Love
2.17 The Things We Did Last Summer
2.18 Memories Are Made of This
2.19 White Silver Sands
2.20 Heart and Soul
2.21 Love Letters in the Sand
2.22 Avalon
2.23 All I Have to Do Is Dream
2.24 Lonesome Town
2.25 A Certain Smile
2.26 I'll Be Around
2.27 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
2.28 Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)

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