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Best of 1959-1964
Bobby Rydell
Best of 1959-1964
Genres: Pop, Rock
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Bobby Rydell, The Best of Bobby Rydell: Cameo Parkway 1959-1964


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All Artists: Bobby Rydell
Title: Best of 1959-1964
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Abkco
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 10/18/2005
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Teen Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 018771923022


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Bobby Rydell, The Best of Bobby Rydell: Cameo Parkway 1959-1964

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Thomas D. (RockerBoomer) from SOUTHAMPTON, NY
Reviewed on 1/19/2013...
Plenty of hits on this CD, unlike most "Best of" that only have 10 or 12 tracks. The best surprise is the inclusion of two ballad songs done in Doo Wop style "Please Don't Be Mad and All I want Is You", a must for collectors as these songs appear nowhere else.
Another good choice is "Bobby's Biggest Hits, upc: 0316729710046".
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Michael L. (Popmeister) from READING, PA
Reviewed on 10/2/2009...
this is pretty dreadful.

CD Reviews

These original Cameo recordings sound great
S. Paradoa | Miami, Florida United States | 10/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The wait is over. This collection brings us the official release of the original Cameo recordings of one of the most successful male solo artists of the first decade of rock 'n roll. The set consists of 25 tracks total, including twenty Hot 100 hits. All 25 tracks are in mono with the one exception "That Old Black Magic" which is in stereo. The only top 40 hit not included (Bobby had a total of nineteen) is "The Fish," which peaked at #25 during the summer of 1961. Instead, the flip side (the up-tempo "The Third House") is added. The tracks are not in chronological order, but the digital sound is crisp and clear. Sprinkled among the hits are a couple of b-sides, his first Cameo single releases that never hit the charts, plus a rare album cut. A four page essay (written by Jeff Tamarkin, who also authored the essay for the Cameo Parkway box set released in May 2005) plus five pages of credits and chart info detail the career of the drummer turned teen idol. Most fans and collectors will be satisfied (you can't beat the price). Highly recommended."
All the Big Hits from the Era's Biggest Teen Idol
Steve Vrana | Aurora, NE | 10/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Bobby Rydell was one of the biggest teen idols of the early Sixties. Between 1959 and 1963, he placed nineteen singles in the top 25. For the first time on a legitimate CD release all of his original Cameo hits are here on one disc, including the holiday hit "Jingle Bell Rock" with label mate Chubby Checker. [The only single not included is "The Fish" from 1961.]

Not only are the big hits included, but this collection opens with his first two Cameo singles: "Please Don't Be Mad" and "All I Want Is You." [Both failed to dent the charts.]

After Rydell's last big hit, "Forget Him," the British Invasion changed the pop music landscape and the hits ended abruptly. His cover of Peter and Gordon's "A World Without Love" (written by Paul McCartney) stalled at No. 80. His final Cameo single, "I Just Can't Say Goodbye" (not included here), spent one week at No. 94.

At the ripe age of 22, Bobby Rydell's career as a hit-making teen idol came to an end, but it's fun to relive these songs again. If you enjoyed these singles when they were first released, you will find much to enjoy here! RECOMMENDED"