The DeFranco Family: Featuring Tony DeFranco

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The DeFranco Family really had only one big hit which, of course, was "Heartbeat -- It's a Lovebeat," but they also reached the charts two additional times with the Top 20 "Save the Last Dance for Me" and the Top 40 "Abra-Ca-Dabra." That's still a meager base for an extensive collection like K-Tel's 22-track DeFranco Family: Featuring Tony DeFranco, which is certainly more than what most listeners will want to hear. And there aren't any hidden gems here -- just novelties like "Love Is Bigger Than Baseball" and oldie covers like "Save the Last Dance for Me." That means that most listeners will be satisfied with "Heartbeat -- It's a Love Beat" on a various-artists...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The DeFranco Family really had only one big hit which, of course, was "Heartbeat -- It's a Lovebeat," but they also reached the charts two additional times with the Top 20 "Save the Last Dance for Me" and the Top 40 "Abra-Ca-Dabra." That's still a meager base for an extensive collection like K-Tel's 22-track DeFranco Family: Featuring Tony DeFranco, which is certainly more than what most listeners will want to hear. And there aren't any hidden gems here -- just novelties like "Love Is Bigger Than Baseball" and oldie covers like "Save the Last Dance for Me." That means that most listeners will be satisfied with "Heartbeat -- It's a Love Beat" on a various-artists collection, but for the fanatics who love that sound, or have a weakness for early '70s AM pop, this has a bright, sugary sound that is sonically appealing; even if the songs don't deliver, the pop freaks might find it pleasing on the surface.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2000
  • Label: K-Tel
  • UPC: 696401000123
  • Catalog Number: 1

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Heartbeat (It's a Love Beat) - The DeFranco Family (3:14)
  2. 2 I'm With You - The DeFranco Family (3:14)
  3. 3 Same Kinda Love - The DeFranco Family (3:32)
  4. 4 I Wanted to Tell You - The DeFranco Family (3:41)
  5. 5 Sweet, Sweet Loretta - The DeFranco Family (2:27)
  6. 6 Abra-Ca-Dabra - The DeFranco Family (3:12)
  7. 7 Come a Little Closer - The DeFranco Family (2:35)
  8. 8 Love Is bigger Than Baseball - The DeFranco Family (3:03)
  9. 9 Gorilla - The DeFranco Family (3:21)
  10. 10 I Love Everything You Do - The DeFranco Family (3:57)
  11. 11 Gee, Baby - The DeFranco Family (2:48)
  12. 12 Save The Last Dance For Me - The DeFranco Family (3:20)
  13. 13 Love the Way You Do - The DeFranco Family (2:47)
  14. 14 The Only One - The DeFranco Family (3:26)
  15. 15 Because We Both Are Young - The DeFranco Family (4:12)
  16. 16 Write Me A Letter - The DeFranco Family (3:17)
  17. 17 Hold Me - The DeFranco Family (3:15)
  18. 18 I Guess You Already Knew - The DeFranco Family (3:46)
  19. 19 Poor Boy - The DeFranco Family (2:39)
  20. 20 Baby Blue - The DeFranco Family (3:15)
  21. 21 Maybe It's You - The DeFranco Family (4:03)
  22. 22 Drummer Man - The DeFranco Family (3:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tony DeFranco Primary Artist, Track Performer
The DeFranco Family Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Keg Johnson Producer
Walt Meskell Producer
Mac Rebennack Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!!!!

    My loving sister sent this to me knowing that this is the music I grew up with and loved. Thanks for bringing this back to us from the past. This couldn't have came at a more wonderful time for me!!!! IMPRESSED

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I wore out my original cassette

    I'm so excited that I'll be able to hear these wonderful songs again. My favorite was always Gorilla!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Return of the DeFrancos

    The DeFranco Family has released their 2 albums on one CD with 2 previously unrealeased bonus tracks. These two songs, 'Gee Baby' and 'Drummer Man' are definitely worth purchasing this CD for! Of course, 'Heartbeat it's a Lovebeat' and 'Abra-ca-dabra' are here, but some of the songs that should receive lots of listen time are, 'The Only One', 'Hold Me', and my favorite, 'Love the Way You Do', this CD is a must for any collection!

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