Singles Collection

Singles Collection

by Bobby Vee
     
 
It's about time that Bobby Vee, one of the most talented and successful of the early '60s teen idols, received something approaching the box set treatment. The British wing of EMI compiled Singles Collection, a three-disc set that collects the A- and B-sides of Vee's singles from 1959-1977. Groomed as Buddy Holly's replacement after his untimely death, Vee actually

Overview

It's about time that Bobby Vee, one of the most talented and successful of the early '60s teen idols, received something approaching the box set treatment. The British wing of EMI compiled Singles Collection, a three-disc set that collects the A- and B-sides of Vee's singles from 1959-1977. Groomed as Buddy Holly's replacement after his untimely death, Vee actually did capture the sound of Holly's final recordings when Holly was moving toward lushly orchestrated pop music. Vee could write songs but lacked Holly's supreme compositional skills and relied heavily on outside songwriters, including many of the greats, among them Sonny Curtis, John D. Loudermilk, Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Snuff Garrett's production work, augmented with meticulous string and vocal arrangements, is always interesting and easy on the ears, and Vee's performance style distinctive and strong. The later singles, recorded after Vee's early-'60s commercial peak, find him trying out various styles in pursuit of a hit, including British Invasion sounds, adult contemporary balladry, country-pop, and country-rock, but most of the recordings are generally in line with his established style. A number of songs make their stereo and/or CD debuts, and four Italian language versions of Vee's hits appear as a bonus.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2006
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0094636737928
catalogNumber:
367379

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Suzie Baby
  2. Flyin' High
  3. What Do You Want?
  4. My Love Loves Me
  5. One Last Kiss
  6. Laurie
  7. Devil or Angel
  8. Since I Met You Baby
  9. Rubber Ball
  10. Everyday
  11. Stayin' In
  12. More Than I Can Say
  13. How Many Tears
  14. Baby Face
  15. Take Good Care of My Baby
  16. Bashful Bob
  17. Run to Him
  18. Walkin' with My Angel
  19. Please Don't Ask About Barbara
  20. I Can't Say Goodbye
  21. Sharing You
  22. In My Baby's Eyes
  23. At a Time Like This
  24. All You Got to Do Is Touch Me
  25. A Forever Kind of Love
  26. Punish Her
  27. Someday
  28. Christmas Vacation
  29. A Not So Merry Christmas
  30. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
  31. Anonymous Phone Call
  32. Charms
  33. Bobby Tomorrow

Disc 2

  1. A Letter from Betty
  2. Be True to Yourself
  3. Never Love a Robin
  4. Yesterday and You (Armen's Theme)
  5. Stranger in Your Arms
  6. 1963
  7. I'll Make You Mine
  8. She's Sorry
  9. Hickory, Dick and Doc
  10. I Wish You Were Mine Again
  11. How to Make a Farewell
  12. Where Is She
  13. Every Little Bit Hurts
  14. Pretend You Don't See Her
  15. Cross My Heart
  16. This Is the End
  17. Keep on Trying
  18. You Won't Forget Me
  19. True Love Never Runs Smooth
  20. Run Like the Devil
  21. Take a Look Around Me
  22. High Coin
  23. The Story of My Life
  24. A Girl I Used to Know
  25. Gone
  26. Butterfly
  27. Save a Love
  28. Look at Me Girl
  29. Here Today
  30. Before You Go
  31. Come Back When You Grow Up
  32. That's All in the Past

Disc 3

  1. Swahili Serenade
  2. Beautiful People
  3. I May Be Gone
  4. Maybe Just Today
  5. You're a Big Girl Now
  6. Medley: My Girl/Hey Girl
  7. Just Keep It Up (And See What Happens)
  8. Do What You Gotta Do
  9. Thank You
  10. (I'm into Lookin' For) Someone to Love Me
  11. Jenny Came to Me
  12. Santa Cruz
  13. Let's Call It a Day
  14. I'm Gonna Make It Up to You
  15. Electric Trains and You
  16. In and Out of Love
  17. Woman in My Life
  18. No Obligations
  19. Sweet Sweetheart
  20. Rock and Roll Music and You
  21. Signs
  22. Something to Say
  23. Take Good Care of My Baby
  24. Every Opportunity
  25. Well Alright
  26. Something Has Come Between Us
  27. Ama Chi Vuoi (Run to Him)
  28. A Detto a Me (She's Sorry)
  29. Charms
  30. Torna Quando Sarai Diventa Ta Grande (Come Back When You Grow Up) [Ital

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Vee   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Composer
Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Van Dyke Parks   Composer
Bobby Vee   Liner Notes
Brian Wilson   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Sonny Curtis   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Bobby Russell   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Ross Bagdasarian   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Composer
Michael d'Abo   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Jackie DeShannon   Composer
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Composer
Emmerson   Composer
Bob Feldman   Composer
Dick Glasser   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
Irwin Levine   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Joe Mauldin   Composer
Tony McCashen   Composer
H. Miller   Composer
Norman Newell   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Smokey Rogers   Composer
Aaron Schroeder   Composer
Sharon Sheeley   Composer
Charles Strouse   Composer
K. Walker   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Toni Wine   Composer
William Robinson   Composer
J.A. Griffin   Composer
Ronald White   Composer
Bill Velline   Composer
Martha Sharp   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Charles Hardin   Composer
Blanche Carter   Composer
Marilyn Garrett   Composer
Dorothy Wayne   Composer
Dotty Wayne   Composer
VanDyke   Composer
B. Feldman   Composer
Johnny Gluck   Composer
Bob Celli   Liner Notes
Scott Minshall   Artwork
S. Garrett   Composer
Neval Nader   Composer

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