The Best of Bobby Rydell: Cameo Parkway 1959-1964

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Abkco's 2005 collection The Best of Bobby Rydell: Cameo Parkway 1959-1964 is the first time Rydell's biggest, best hits have been issued on a legitimate CD and while this is a long overdue release -- it's hard to believe that it took 20 years into the CD revolution for this and other Cameo Parkway recordings to be released -- it is a very well-executed collection. At a generous 25 tracks, this has all of Rydell's big hits -- "Kissin' Time," "We Got Love," "Sway," "Wild One," "Volare," "Good Time Baby," "The Cha-Cha-Cha," "Forget Him" -- along with a good selection of smaller hits and his better singles. Much of this does sounded dated -- it's teen idol from the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Abkco's 2005 collection The Best of Bobby Rydell: Cameo Parkway 1959-1964 is the first time Rydell's biggest, best hits have been issued on a legitimate CD and while this is a long overdue release -- it's hard to believe that it took 20 years into the CD revolution for this and other Cameo Parkway recordings to be released -- it is a very well-executed collection. At a generous 25 tracks, this has all of Rydell's big hits -- "Kissin' Time," "We Got Love," "Sway," "Wild One," "Volare," "Good Time Baby," "The Cha-Cha-Cha," "Forget Him" -- along with a good selection of smaller hits and his better singles. Much of this does sounded dated -- it's teen idol from the early '60s, so it's no surprise that it sounds like its time -- but that's part of the fun of this music: it evokes its time and while some of the backing vocals are a little overblown and some of the songs are a little silly, it still remains an infectious good time. Rydell's best songs are on the four-disc Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 box set which was released earlier in 2005, so anybody that has that set may not need to dig deeper into his back catalog, but listeners wanting more of one of the biggest teen idols of the early '60s will find plenty to like on this disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2005
  • Label: Abkco
  • UPC: 018771923022
  • Catalog Number: 92302
  • Sales rank: 7,309

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Please Don't Be Mad (2:33)
  2. 2 All I Want Is You (2:23)
  3. 3 We Got Love (2:22)
  4. 4 Kissin' Time (2:13)
  5. 5 I Dig Girls (2:30)
  6. 6 Wild One (2:23)
  7. 7 Ding-A-Ling (2:29)
  8. 8 Swingin' School (2:14)
  9. 9 Little Bitty Girl (2:26)
  10. 10 Volare (2:28)
  11. 11 Sway (2:22)
  12. 12 That Old Black Magic (2:24)
  13. 13 I Wanna Thank You (2:26)
  14. 14 Butterfly Baby (2:16)
  15. 15 Good Time Baby (2:10)
  16. 16 I've Got Bonnie (2:27)
  17. 17 I'll Never Dance Again (2:30)
  18. 18 The Third House (In from the Right) (2:18)
  19. 19 Wildwood Days (2:30)
  20. 20 The Cha-Cha-Cha (2:30)
  21. 21 The Best Man Cried (2:40)
  22. 22 Forget Him (2:07)
  23. 23 A World Without Love (2:48)
  24. 24 Jingle Bell Rock (2:33)
  25. 25 A Message from Bobby (1:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby Rydell Primary Artist, Vocals
George Young Saxophone
Dave Appell Guitar
Bobby Gregg Drums
Jimmy Wisner Keyboards
Joe Macho Bass
Joe Renzetti Guitar
Buddy Savitt Saxophone
Roy Stragis Keyboards
Bob DiNardo Guitar
Willa Ward Background Vocals
Dan Dailey Saxophone
Pete Cozzi Drums
Vivian Dix Background Vocals
Blanche Norton Background Vocals
Joe Sgro Guitar
Joe Sher Drums
Ellis Tollin Drums
Fred Nuzzillio Saxophone
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Brooks Arthur Engineer
Harold Arlen Composer
Dave Appell Engineer
Eddie Brackett Engineer
Jim Economides Engineer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Bones Howe Engineer
Bernie Lowe Executive Producer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Emil Korsen Engineer
Jeff Tamarkin Liner Notes
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best of Bobby Rydell is a real rockin' remembrance

    It's 1959 and the swingin' 60's are just around the corner. This good looking guy from Philly is turning heads and what a voice. Star potential. The top 40 is what it is, and the number 1 sound right now has the beat, has the sound, has everything, yes it's Wild One and when you hear it, you will once again travel to the best decade for music ever. Take a rock n roll ride to the past with Bobby Rydell and sing right along with him to Wild One, Swingin' School, Volare, Good Time Baby, Forget Him, and so many more. When you listen to this CD, it's the swingin 60's again.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Back to the old days

    These are the original hits Bobby performed on American Bandstand.
    "Easy to Dance to, Good Beat and all those ratings from back in the day!"
    It's a great CD.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Bobby Rydell was the most talented "TEEN IDOL".

    In 1959 a 17 year old Italian/American from South Philadelphia, Bobby Ridarelli, hit the national charts with "Kissin' Time" as Bobby Rydell.
    He didn't look back after that intial hit (#11 1959 on Billboard). For many, many years the only Bobby Rydell CDs featuring his Cameo Records hits were re-records. The original versions were not available. Now, ABKCO (Allen B. Klein Company) has finally released almost the entire Cameo & Parkway labels' late '50s & '60s hits on CD. This Bobby Rydell collection is proof positive that he could sing, whether on rockers like "Wild One" or "Kissin' Time"..........or more adult oriented material like "Volare" , "That Old Black Magic" and "Sway".
    Bobby fell into the "teen idol" category of early rock & roll.
    Unlike many of Bobby's teen idol peers, he was a musician as well. With 25 tracks here, this compilation CD is generous and moderately priced.
    Standout tracks are: "Volare", "Sway", "We Got Love", "Kissin' Time", "Forget Him" and "That Old Black Magic".
    Bobby Rydell was one of the first 10 personalities to be included in Philadelphia's "Walk of Fame".....and this CD belongs in any comprehensive '60s music collection!

    Bobby Lauser
    Salinas, CA

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