1-CD with 44-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time 59:37 mns.
Episode 4 of our retrospective is dedicated to those gentlemen of creation who had become popular in the 60s not only because of their songs and/or voice, but who had also attracted attention in the USA with their complexion and greatness - and not infrequently especially among the ladies. Young men and a little more advanced semesters were equally part of it, a Bobby Helms, for example, had already reached the almost biblical age of 32 when he sang his integrated title on tape.
Pigeonholing slogans in the USA in those years also spoke of 'High School Princes' or, directly related to the music, of 'Bobby Pop': at that time a popular first name among the stars - real or subsequently chosen; think of the gentlemen Darin, Helms, Vinton, Vee, Day and so on.
The interpreters shot out of the ground like mushrooms. Almost every record company tried to give the fraction 'favourite of all mothers-in-law' its own plant. They should be smart, well styled and in good condition - 'mannerly'. And if the people concerned could also sing, the luck of the makers was hard to beat.
A large number of the chosen ones were - in addition to working with the domestic audience - also obliged to serve for cross-border, foreign-language tasks. They sang in Italian, French, Spanish and, of course, German - this market in particular was considered one of the most profitable and profitable in the world.
Almost all of the recordings presented on this compilation have never been available on CD before, many of the original singles have long been sought-after rarities. From Gene Pitney (Never Go Other Ways), Bobby Helms (Sailor) and Bobby Vinton (Samoa Baby) we can even offer titles that are published for the first time - these absolute pearls for collectors slumbered undiscovered in the archives for almost 40 years!
The inclusion of Paul Anka and Pat Boone - who of course would have occupied a permanent place in this collection - was deliberately avoided. Both interpreters have already produced comprehensive CD editions with their foreign-language recordings: Paul Anka, 'Two Girls from Germany' (Bear Family Records, BCD 15613) and Pat Boone, 'Baby, Oh Baby' (BCD 15645).
On the other hand, we approved of a 'late starter' like Mike Clifford's place: equipped with the right date of birth, he too would have been a hot candidate in the race for the skyrocketing looks.
This offer is interspersed with top artists; Roy Orbison, Brian Hyland, Johnny Tillotson, Neil Sedaka, the 'beauty double pack' The Everly Brothers and Gene Pitney are just a few of them.
|Vol.04, High School Princes - Amerikaner & Briten singen deutsch (CD) 1|
|2:||Wenn ich in deine Augen schau||CLIFFORD, Mike|
|3:||Rosen sind rot||VINTON, Bobby|
|4:||Rote Rosen für Cindy||DARIN, Bobby|
|5:||Goodbye Girl||DEAN, Ritchie|
|6:||Wooden Heart||DOWELL, Joe|
|7:||Weil du die Puppe bist||HYLAND, Brian|
|8:||Der Zirkus hat ein Ende||DARREN, James|
|9:||Ginny, O Ginny||HYLAND, Brian|
|11:||Ohne Dich||HYLAND, Bryan|
|12:||San Fernando||ORBISON, Roy|
|13:||Geh' nie andere Wege||PITNEY, Gene|
|14:||Heute sind er Träume||SEDAKA, Neil|
|15:||Ich träume immer, immer wieder nur von dir||TILLOTSON, Johnny|
|16:||Re-Re-Regen fällt||VINTON, Bobby|
|17:||Schatten auf den Wegen||DARIN, Bobby|
|18:||Weil ich dich so lieb hab'||CLIFFORD, Mike|
|19:||Deine Hochzeit macht mich traurig||DEAN, Ritchie|
|20:||Du bist mir unvergesslich||HYLAND, Brian|
|21:||Crazy Daisy||SEDAKA, Neil|
|22:||Oh, eine tolle Frau||TILLOTSON, Johnny|
|23:||Samoa Baby||VINTON, Bobby|
|24:||Sag auf Wiedersehn||EVERLY BROS|