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Historical perspective is rarely kind to British singers of the immediate pre-R&R era, and Dickie Valentine, aka "The Forgotten Teen Idol", is very much a case in point. Yet Valentine was effectively the UK's first Pop idol, with a massive teenage fan base, worshipped by them in the same way that Tommy Steele would be idolised by his legion of teenagers, just a few years later. He amassed fifteen UK chart records between 1952-59, with a further nine titles listed in Hits That Missed... The UK Bubbling Under Chart, 1954-61. This compilation presents the very best of his singles releases between 1950-61, variously for Decca, Melodisc and Pye. Included are his two UK No. 1s, "Finger Of Suspicion" and "Christmas Alphabet", alongside all his other hits, near-misses, a few that got away, and a genuine rarity in the shape of a cancelled A-side from 1958. This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled and several of these sides are collector's rarities, difficult to find elsewhere on CD
Historical perspective is rarely kind to British singers of the immediate pre-R&R era, and Dickie Valentine, aka "The Forgotten Teen Idol", is very much a case in point. Yet Valentine was effectively the UK's first Pop idol, with a massive teenage fan base, worshipped by them in the same way that Tommy Steele would be idolised by his legion of teenagers, just a few years later. He amassed fifteen UK chart records between 1952-59, with a further nine titles listed in Hits That Missed... The UK Bubbling Under Chart, 1954-61. This compilation presents the very best of his singles releases between 1950-61, variously for Decca, Melodisc and Pye. Included are his two UK No. 1s, "Finger Of Suspicion" and "Christmas Alphabet", alongside all his other hits, near-misses, a few that got away, and a genuine rarity in the shape of a cancelled A-side from 1958. This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled and several of these sides are collector's rarities, difficult to find elsewhere on CD
604988273328
Finger Of Suspicion (Uk)
Artist: Dickie Valentine
Format: CD
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1. Mona Lisa
2. Lorelei
3. Broken Wings
4. The Homing Waltz
5. You Belong to Me
6. All the Time and Ev'rywhere
7. La Rosita
8. In a Golden Coach (There's a Heart of Gold)
9. Don't Leave Me Now
10. Guessing
11. Mother Nature and Father Time
12. Te Amo
13. My Arms, My Heart, My Love
14. Cleo and Me-O
15. Pine Tree, Pine Over Me
16. Endless
17. It's My Life
18. The Finger of Suspicion
19. Who's Afraid (Not I, Not I, Not I)
20. Mister Sandman
21. Runaround
22. A Blossom Fell
23. Ma Chere Amie
24. I Wonder
25. You Too Can Be a Dreamer
26. Hello Mrs. Jones (Is Mary There?)
27. Lazy Gondolier
28. No Such Luck
29. The Engagement Waltz
30. Christmas Alphabet
31. The Old Pi-Anna Rag
32. First Love
33. Dreams Can Tell a Lie
34. The Voice
35. The Best Way to Hold a Girl
36. Out of Town
37. My Impossible Castle
38. Give Me a Carriage with Eight White Horses
39. Christmas Island
40. Dickie Valentine's Rock'n'roll Party (Medley)
41. Christmas Rock'n'roll
42. Mountain Greenery
43. A Woman in Love
44. When Mexico Gave Up the Rhumba
45. Just Walking in the Rain
46. Christmas Rock'n'roll
47. Chapel of the Roses
48. My Empty Arms
49. Puttin' on the Style
50. Just in Time
51. Snowbound for Christmas
52. Convicted
53. Red River Rose
54. Love Me Again
55. In My Life
56. Take Me in Your Arms
57. Venus
58. A Teenager in Love
59. One More Sunrise (Morgen)
60. Standing on the Corner
61. Once, Only Once
62. How Unlucky Can You Be
63. Climb Ev'ry Mountain
64. Shalom
65. I'll Never Love Again

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Historical perspective is rarely kind to British singers of the immediate pre-R&R era, and Dickie Valentine, aka "The Forgotten Teen Idol", is very much a case in point. Yet Valentine was effectively the UK's first Pop idol, with a massive teenage fan base, worshipped by them in the same way that Tommy Steele would be idolised by his legion of teenagers, just a few years later. He amassed fifteen UK chart records between 1952-59, with a further nine titles listed in Hits That Missed... The UK Bubbling Under Chart, 1954-61. This compilation presents the very best of his singles releases between 1950-61, variously for Decca, Melodisc and Pye. Included are his two UK No. 1s, "Finger Of Suspicion" and "Christmas Alphabet", alongside all his other hits, near-misses, a few that got away, and a genuine rarity in the shape of a cancelled A-side from 1958. This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled and several of these sides are collector's rarities, difficult to find elsewhere on CD
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