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Complete History
     

Complete History

by Bob Knight
 
The Bob Knight Four, a white doo wop vocal group from New York, scored only one national hit: "(Good Goodbye) So So Long," which reached number 90 on the Cash Box charts in 1961. The group never registered on the Billboard charts and was mainly a regional phenomenon, with its "hit" seeing local chart action in New York City and

Overview

The Bob Knight Four, a white doo wop vocal group from New York, scored only one national hit: "(Good Goodbye) So So Long," which reached number 90 on the Cash Box charts in 1961. The group never registered on the Billboard charts and was mainly a regional phenomenon, with its "hit" seeing local chart action in New York City and Philadelphia. The Bob Knight Four recorded for a number of independent labels, including Laurel, Jubilee, Josie, Goal, Madison, and Vegas, mainly between 1961-1964, cutting a variety of originals and doo wop covers. The Complete History, a 34-track German anthology, isn't truly complete but contains most of the group's recordings including commercial releases, unreleased cuts, demos, and jingles. The collection expands and improves upon a 1994 CD, The Complete Story, by adding two songs and upgrading the sound quality. The commercial sides, particularly the ones made for Josie and Jubilee, are the standouts, while the demos are understandably rough and, at times, somewhat experimental. "Charlie the Firebug," for example, is an unusual novelty song sung in a basso profundo growl that tells a strange story of domestic violence. It is interesting to note that the package's lengthy notes and program are more lavish than many big-name artists ever receive. Despite some enjoyable music, there are no great lost classics here, and the Bob Knight Four's obscurity means that The Complete History will appeal only to hardcore doo wop collectors and listeners with a local interest.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/30/2001
Label:
Dee Jay Germany
UPC:
4001043551050
catalogNumber:
55105

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Tracks

  1. Crazy Love
  2. Well I'm Glad
  3. Two Friends
  4. Good Goodbye
  5. If You Got A Girl
  6. Memories
  7. Mr Conscience
  8. Your Wish Is My Command
  9. Teenage Smooth
  10. You Gotta Know
  11. For Sale
  12. Hymn Of Love
  13. Message In The Rainbow
  14. Somewhere
  15. How Old Must I Be
  16. Storyland
  17. Tomorrow We'll Be Married
  18. My Girlfriend
  19. Ding Dong Bell
  20. Be Mine
  21. Charlie The Firebug
  22. Pan Am Jingle
  23. Blanche
  24. Picture Frame
  25. Love Bells
  26. Willingly
  27. Pan Am Jingle
  28. Boyfriend
  29. Our Love Will Always Be True
  30. My Heart Beckons You
  31. Garden In The Rain
  32. Somewhere Along The...
  33. Go Slow My Heart
  34. I Wish I Knew Why

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Knight   Primary Artist

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