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Alan Dale Sings

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Alan Dale: Sings

(2008/SEPIA) 27 tracks 1948-56 with 12 page booklet


Dale, Alan - Sings CD 1
1: Waiting For The Robert E Lee
2: Oh Marie
3: Judy
4: Mean To Me
5: Poinciana (Song Of The Tree)
6: Rainbow Gal
7: I'm Late
8: Here In My Heart
9: My Thrill
10: In Old Sorrento
11: Gioia Mia (Joy Of My Life)
12: Moonlight And Roses
13: Cherry Pink (And Apple Blossom White)
14: I'm Sorry
15: Sweet And Gentle (Me Lo Dijo Adela)
16: Learn To Croon
17: Lisbon Antigua (In Old Lisbon)
18: Dance On
19: I'm Sincere
20: Rockin' The Cha-Cha
21: Wham! (There I Go In Love Again)
22: Robin Hood
23: The Birds And The Bees
24: Your Love Is My Love
25: Don't Knock The Rock
26: The Girl Can't Help It
27: Lonesome Road


Artikeleigenschaften von Alan Dale: Sings

  • Interpret: Alan Dale

  • Albumtitel: Sings

  • Artikelart CD

  • Genre Pop

  • Music Genre Pop
  • Music Style Pop Vocal
  • Music Sub-Genre 281 Pop Vocal
  • Label SEPIA

  • SubGenre Pop - Vocal Pop

  • EAN: 5055122111153

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.100

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Alan Dale

The Girl Can't Help It

This is a perfect example of what it sounds like when it doesn't work. Take a record by Little Richard, one of the original wildmen/free spirits of rock 'n' roll. Add some humorous raunchy lyrics, and then turn the whole thing over to as straight and clueless an artist (and arranger) as anybody could find. The results aren't just annoying, they're humorous.

Ask yourself: How are you going to make a G-rated record out of a movie song describing a woman sooo sexy that men lose their composure in her presence? In fact, forget men. Toast burns. Beefsteak comes well done. Not sure how we can package this idea for kids at the malt shop. And neither was Alan Dale.

Dale, the Brooklyn-born son of Italian immigrants, was just not cut out to perform music like this, although he had appeared the previous year in the Alan Freed film 'Don't Knock The Rock.' Sad to say, but something's got to win the Booby Prize on this CD. This could be the worst vocal on the compilation. Listen to those "well, well, well's." Listen to that ascending vocal line at the end of the song. And is that an accordion solo? Is there anything redeeming about this record? The very idea of Little Richard singing to Jayne Mansfield (who starred in the film of this title) was of course ludicrous. But Dale's record? This takes it to another level.

Small coda: Alan Dale's life and career took some strange twists. He never related well to authority, from grade school teachers to record producers to the organized crime figures who reportedly tried to control his career. His battles with Mitch Miller at Columbia were legendary and not always wise. The two nearly came to blows when Miller tried to get Dale to record My Heart Cries For You. The song was eventually given to Guy Mitchell. In 1958 Dale was attacked by an unknown assailant (presumably mob-based) while performing at a New York city nightclub. His flight through a plate glass window was a life changing event. In 1965 Dale wrote his autobiography ('The Spider and the Marionettes') in which he named the people who tried to sabotage his career.

Alan Dale died in 2002 at age 76.

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