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Whenever a Teenager Cries
Reparata & Delrons
Whenever a Teenager Cries
Genres: Pop, Rock


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All Artists: Reparata & Delrons
Title: Whenever a Teenager Cries
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 8/5/1993
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Oldies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090431052723, 090431052747, 090431052723

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Intriguing footnote from the history of girlgroups
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 08/17/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"As numerous compilation albums and CDs have documented, the girlgroup phenomenon was substantially deeper than the well-known hits. Much like the Beatles, the advent of girlgroup stars spawned innumerable imitators. Reparata & The Delrons were a Brooklyn-based group whose recording career came at the tail-end of the girlgroup phenomenon, and despite a lack of chart success, they gained substantial notoriety for their appearances as part of Dick Clark's tour packages. Additionally, having released a full album (on the World Artists label), as well as singles for several follow-up labels, their work remained visible in used record and cut-out bins for many years afterwards.Collected on this disc are sides primarily from their World Artists' years. Included is the group's one marginally successful U.S. single ("Whenever a Teenager Cries"), other singles ("Tommy"), album tracks, and covers ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy" "If I Fell" "Dedicated to the One I Love"). This is fine Angels-esque girlgroup music, though generally not as memorable as the brighter lights of the genre. The exception is the group's breathtaking cover of The Chiffons "I Have a Boyfriend." This one track gets the full Brill Building treatment: romantic strings, Wall of Sound atmosphere, and a melody as fine as any recorded in the era.What's presented here is fine, but what's missing is disappointing. Collectables effort on this disc is several notches below what one would expect from premier reissue labels like Rhino or Varese. Mark Marymount's liner notes provide a good summary of the band's personnel and label changes, but, frustratingly, many of the key tracks he discusses are missing from this collection. Also disappointing is his failure to discuss or place several of the tracks that are included. No songwriter or discographical information is provided, and the liner notes contain some rather obvious typos.Missing tracks include the group's first single for Laurie ("Your Big Mistake"/"Leave Us Alone"), failed singles for World Artists ("The Boy I Love"/"I Found a Place") and RCA ("I Can Tell" and the Jeff Barry penned "I'm Nobody's Baby Now"), and their UK hit on Mala ("Captain of Your Ship"). Also MIA are their later sides for Kapp. The Laurie, RCA, Mala, and Kapp sides may have fallen prey to licensing considerations (or perhaps just a lack of licensing effort), but the missing World Artists side is a mystery.The lack of chronological sequencing is also surprising. The mid-60s single "Tommy" is placed at the end of the disc, after Mary "Reparata" Aliese's 1975 comeback, "Shoes." And the flip to the comeback, "A Song For All" is placed five songs after its A-side. "Love For You and Me" appears to be a later side, but is left without description as to its release. A little more effort could have made this disc a great deal more satisfying.It's gratifying to have a good portion of Reparata & The Delrons' catalog on CD, and this is currently the best you can get. Still, the bare-bones nature of this release (the cover photo is the only one included!) is very disappointing.3-1/2 stars -- four stars for the music, three stars for Collectables' effort."
There is a better collection out there
H. Minkoff | Clifton, NJ USA | 09/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"there is a disc called Reparata and the Delrons - R&R Revolution with these tracks:

1. Whenever A Teenager Cries
2. He's My Guy
3. Tommy
4. Angel Baby
5. Do You Remember When
6. I Met Him On A Sunday
7. I'm My Dairy
8. Do Wah Diddy Diddy
9. Be My Baby
10. Summer Thoughts
11. Who Do You Love
12. Please Love Me Forever
13. Maybe
14. He's The Greatest
15. Dedicated To The One I Love
16. A Song For All
17. Eddie My Love
18. Every Beat Of My Heart
19. Love For You And Me
20. Shoes
21. That's How It All Began
22. He's So Fine
23. Lollipop
24. If I Feel
25. To Know Him Is To Love Him
26. Mr. Lee
27. I Have A Boyfriend
28. The Loneliest Girl Town
29. Till
30. Bye Bye Baby

You should be able to locate it via google."
Collectables' Always Messes Up A Good Thing
nobody123 | USA | 04/10/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I ordered this CD because of my love for girl-groups and of Reparata and the Delrons singles "Panic," "Captain of Your Ship," "Nobody's Baby Now," "I Have A Boyfriends," and "Tommy".
Surpirise! Out of all the ONLY songs I like by them only two made it on to this disc! Lucky me! At least I could find "Panic" and "Captain of Your Ship" on KaZaa."