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DION & THE BELMONTS Presenting... & Runaround Sue

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DION & THE BELMONTS: Presenting... & Runaround Sue

(2000/ACE) 28 tracks


Dion - Presenting... & Runaround Sue CD 1
1: Wonder Why
2: Teen Angel
3: Where Or When (p)
4: You Better Not Do That
5: Just You
6: I Got The Blues
7: Don't Pity Me
8: A Teenager In Love
9: Wonderful Girl
10: A Funny Feeling
11: I've Cried Before
12: That's My Desire
13: No One Knows
14: I Can't Go On (Rosalie)
15: Runaround Sue
16: Somebody Nobody Wants
17: Dream Lover
18: Life Is But A Dream
19: The Wanderer
20: Runaway Girl
21: I'm Gonna Make It Somehow
22: The Majestic
23: Could Somebody Take My Place Tonight
24: Little Star
25: Lonely World
26: (I'll Remember) In The Still Of The Night
27: Kansas City
28: Take Good Care Of My Baby


Artikeleigenschaften von DION & THE BELMONTS: Presenting... & Runaround Sue

  • Interpret: DION & THE BELMONTS

  • Albumtitel: Presenting... & Runaround Sue

  • Artikelart CD

  • Genre Rock 'n' Roll

  • Music Genre Rock 'n' Roll
  • Music Style Rock & Roll
  • Music Sub-Genre 201 Rock & Roll
  • Label ACE

  • SubGenre Rock - Rock'n'Roll

  • EAN: 0029667196628

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.107

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Dion and The Belmonts

A Teenager In Love

The pride of the Bronx, Dion and The Belmonts personified the best in Italian-American doo-wop, by now flourishing across the boroughs of New York City.  Lead singer Dion DiMucci describes his quartet's brawny sound as "black music filtered through an Italian neighborhood and comes out with an attitude: 'Yo!' It's true. It has all those elements. But the New York Italian-American, there's an element of, 'Yo! You talkin' to me?' There's this kind of idea, like you come across like you're supposed to know everything. I don't know where I got that idea, because it's absurd. But anyway, that's the attitude. I would say it's a confidence."

DiMucci assembled his Belmonts from the mean streets of his home turf, gathering first tenor Angelo D'Aleo, second tenor Fred Milano, and baritone/bass Carlo Mastrangelo. Their infectious I Wonder Why was a pop hit in the spring of 1958 on brothers Bob and Gene Schwartz's freshly minted Laurie Records, and they were just getting started (it's on our previous compilation). For their next Laurie outing, Dion and his cronies gave Fats Domino's I Can't Go On (Rosalie) a rocking reading, but it was the butter-smooth ballad flip No One Knows that made the charts late that summer, actually bettering I Wonder Why at #19 pop. Before year's end, they charted again with another tender ballad, Don't Pity Me.

Brill Building denizens Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman were about to embark on an incredible songwriting roll, having just handed Fabian his first smash. "I wanted to do 'Turn Me Loose,'" notes Dion. "I liked 'Turn Me Loose.'"  The prolific duo had something special for Dion and The Belmonts too. "The way 'A Teenager In Love' came in, Ricky Nelson had 'Poor Little Fool.' So I kind of sang it to The Belmonts, and they started doing this thing," says Dion. "Then Mort Shuman and Doc Pomus, they had another song, I forget what it was called. And they kind of changed it to 'Teenager In Love,' and put that together. So it was kind of wonderful to just kind of sit on this blanket, the sound that the group was making. But definitely, if you listen to 'Poor Little Fool,' you can hear what kind of inspired it.' Waxed March 3, 1959 and issued on the same month with the mellow I've Cried Before on the flip, A Teenager In Love was a #5 pop smash that spring. Dion and The Belmonts were now teen idols. DiMucci wisely never underestimated the value of his songwriters.

"Doc Pomus was like a father to me, very much so. He really encouraged me. I miss him. He was just a great guy. I just used to like talking to Doc. Mort Shuman I loved. Mort Shuman was totally incredible," says Dion.  "He was a great guy to hang out with. He was so interesting. I loved being with him."

Various Street Corner Symphonies 1959 Vol.11
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