Monday, July 13, 2009

KISSIN' TIME (AUSTRALIAN WAY) / GEE IT'S WONDERFUL / THE DOOR TO PARADISE / THE FISH - BOBBY RYDELL

This download contains four songs by Bobby Rydell which have not made it to CD.

American Bobby Rydell had a massive run of hits in the early 1960s in Oz, about twenty songs in all. Bobby originally started in 1959 and had a couple of non-charting songs in his homeland.
Then he hit upon the idea of making a massive seller by including numerous American capital cities in the lyrics of a pop song.

His specially crafted song "Kissin' Time" sold well, especially in all the towns mentioned.

To make it appeal to numerous more folk he changed the lyrics and issued versions for some specific American states and then changed the lyrics for international sales.

The 1960 version issued for Australia has not been on CD.

Regular contributors, Alan K. and Jim B. have sent "Kissin' Time (Australian Way)" for inclusion in this 4 hit download.

Some of Bobby's flipsides scored a top 40 position here in Oz.

Two such songs are "The Door To Paradise" which was the B-side to "I Wanna Thank You" and "Gee It's Wonderful" which was the flip of "I'll Never Dance Again". These songs are included in the download.

Lastly, Bobby's big 1961 hit "The Fish" has not made it to CD anywhere.


Here are all four missing hits:

"Kissin' Time (Australian Way)"

"The Door To Paradise"

"Gee It's Wonderful"

"The Fish"

There is a password on the zip file:
http://tommixmusic2.blogspot.com/

http://rapidshare.com/files/255300127/bobby_from_tom_mix.zip

3 comments:

  1. Wow - I have been searching for Kissing Time (Australian Way) for years. I should liaise with you as am cataloging 4,000 + records now, to go with my original 2,000... May just have some classics!

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  2. Hi Tom,
    The Bobby Rydell file doesn't work - not found.
    Cheers
    John
    Brisbane.

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  3. Hi tom I would really like to get this version. please.

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