Songs from Valley of the Dolls/Sings Folk Songs

Songs from Valley of the Dolls/Sings Folk Songs

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by Patty Duke
     
 

Singing actress Patty Duke's first two albums (1965's Don't Just Stand There and 1966's Patty) fell firmly in the girl group/Brill Building arena, with her sweet and unschooled voice giving the covers of Beatles songs and melancholy originals a sense of teenage longing that worked rather better than one might expect. By the timeSee more details below

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Singing actress Patty Duke's first two albums (1965's Don't Just Stand There and 1966's Patty) fell firmly in the girl group/Brill Building arena, with her sweet and unschooled voice giving the covers of Beatles songs and melancholy originals a sense of teenage longing that worked rather better than one might expect. By the time the two albums collected here were recorded, Duke was growing up and her music took a turn toward a more adult sound. 1967's Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls featured many songs from the soundtrack to Valley of the Dolls, her first grown-up role, and Duke sounds out of her element. The André and Dory Previn songs are a little much for her voice to handle, the arrangements verge on the cheesy, and the song selection leaves much to be desired. The album didn't click with the record-buying public, and Duke's career as a recording artist stalled. So much so that her next album never saw the light of day. Sings Folk Songs: Time to Move On is collection of folky pop songs that fit Duke's voice and sensibility much better. Most of the songs are whispered in a hush reminiscent of Claudine Longet and the arrangements are much calmer and less showy. It's still not to the level of her first two albums, but it's certainly much more fun to listen to than the Valley of the Dolls album. That being said, anyone who's a fan of celebrity albums and slightly silly musical artifacts will find that this collection delivers plenty of kitschy value.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2013
Label:
Real Gone Music
UPC:
0848064001218
catalogNumber:
400121
Rank:
83868

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Tracks

  1. It's Impossible  - Patty Duke
  2. Come Live With Me  - Patty Duke
  3. Give A Little More  - Patty Duke
  4. I'll Plant My Own Tree  - Patty Duke
  5. Theme from the Valley of the Dolls  - Patty Duke
  6. My Own Little Place  - Patty Duke
  7. Half-Hearted Kisses  - Patty Duke
  8. Roses Are Red  - Patty Duke
  9. A Million things to Do  - Patty Duke
  10. Forever Yours  - Patty Duke
  11. Learn to Live With Your Heartbreak  - Patty Duke
  12. I Want Your Love  - Patty Duke
  13. Colors  - Patty Duke
  14. The Cruel War  - Patty Duke
  15. The Best Is Yet to Come  - Patty Duke
  16. And We Were Strangers  - Patty Duke
  17. Puff the Magic Dragon  - Patty Duke
  18. The Bells of Rhymney  - Patty Duke
  19. Time to Move On  - Patty Duke
  20. Dona, Dona  - Patty Duke
  21. Shine For Me  - Patty Duke
  22. The Housewife's Lament  - Patty Duke
  23. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye  - Patty Duke
  24. Blowin' in the Wind  - Patty Duke

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patty Duke   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Elmer Bernstein   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
André Previn   Composer
Dory Previn   Composer
Peter Yarrow   Composer
Frank Hamilton   Composer
Arnold Goland   Composer
Leonard Lipton   Composer
Jason Nesmith   Composer
Ernie Sheldon   Composer
Teddi Schwartz   Composer
Sholom Secunda   Composer
Sheldon Secunda   Composer
Aaron Zeitlin   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Executive Producer
Traditional   Composer
Donovan Leitch   Composer
Matt Tunia   Photo Courtesy
Peter Seeger   Composer
Arthur Kevess   Composer

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