CD Splish Splash [Atco] (CD 411698),
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Splish Splash [Atco]

  • 1. Splish Splash
    2. Mighty Mighty Man
    3. Early in the Morning
    4. Somebody to Love
    5. Queen of the Hop
    6. She's Tanfastic
    7. Moment of Love
    8. Dream Lover
    9. I'll Be There
    10. Beachcomber
    11. Nature Boy
    12. Similau
    13. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
    14. Baby Face
    15. Irresistible You
    16. What'd I Say
    17. Multiplication
    18. Things
    19. Lovin' You
    20. If I Were a Carpenter
    21. Simple Song of Freedom
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 91794

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Bobby Darin (vocals, piano).
    Producers include: Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler, Dick Jacobs, Charles Koppelman, Don Rubin.
    Compilation producer: Gregg Geller.
    Recorded between 1958 & 1971. Includes liner notes by Ken Emerson.
    Personnel: Bobby Darin (vocals).
    Recording information: Los Angeles, CA (04/10/1958-02/06/1971); New York, NY (04/10/1958-02/06/1971); Vegas, CA (04/10/1958-02/06/1971).
    Director: Yves Beauvais.
    Arrangers: Donald Peake; Fred Norman; Shorty Rogers; Bob Halley; Quitman Dennis.
    Considering that this is only the first of two volumes devoted to Bobby Darin's Atlantic hits -- between them representing 42 songs, a significant chunk of his released output for the label -- the range on this CD is amazing. Of course, one is aware of the sheer number -- as a number -- of hits that Darin had in a career that lasted scarcely 15 years. But this collection, produced by Gregg Geller as part of the "Atlantic Masters" line (the point where Atlantic's vintage stuff started to sound really good on CD), is almost dizzying in its breadth of material, when it get spread out, all in one place. Rock 'n' roll ("Queen Of The Hop"), novelty tunes ("Splish Splash", "She's Tanfastic"), soul ("Early In The Morning"), gospel ("Moment of Love"), rockabilly ("Somebody To Love"), Elvis-style pop/rock ("Mighty Mighty Man"), Brill Building pop ("Dream Lover"), vocal pop ("I'll Be There"), even an instrumental ("Beachcomber" -- arranged by Short Rogers, no less) on which he played keyboards. It may be the easiest way into the whole picture of his talent and legacy.

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