Dickie Valentine – The Finger of Suspicion
29 TRACKS on 2 CDs
Sometimes referred to as The Forgotten Teen Idol, DICKIE VALENTINE, was effectively the UK’s first Pop idol, with a massive teenage fan base, worshipped in the same way that Tommy Steele would be idolised by his legion of teenage followers, just a few years later. He made fifteen UK hit 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, for Decca, Melodisc and Pye. Included in this compilation are his UK No.1s, Finger Of Suspicion and Christmas Alphabet, along with all his other hits, and more. This is the first time that this body of work has been compiled and several of these sides are collector’s rarities, difficult to find elsewhere on CD.
TRACKS: MONA LISA; LORELEI; BROKEN WINGS; THE HOMING WALTZ; YOU BELONG TO ME; ALL THE TIME AND EV’RYWHERE; LA ROSITA; IN A GOLDEN COACH (THERE’S A HEART OF GOLD); DON’T LEAVE ME NOW; GUESSING; MOTHER NATURE AND FATHER TIME; TE AMO; MY ARMS, MY HEART, MY LOVE; CLEO AND ME-O; PINE TREE, PINE OVER ME; ENDLESS; IT’S MY LIFE; THE FINGER OF SUSPICION; WHO’S AFRAID (NOT I, NOT I, NOT I); MISTER SANDMAN; RUNAROUND; A BLOSSOM FELL; MA CHERE AMIE; I WONDER; YOU TOO CAN BE A DREAMER; HELLO MRS. JONES (IS MARY THERE?); LAZY GONDOLIER; NO SUCH LUCK; THE ENGAGEMENT WALTZ; CHRISTMAS ALPHABET; THE OLD PI-ANNA RAG; FIRST LOVE; DREAMS CAN TELL A LIE; THE VOICE; THE BEST WAY TO HOLD A GIRL; OUT OF TOWN; MY IMPOSSIBLE CASTLE; GIVE ME A CARRIAGE WITH EIGHT WHITE HORSES; CHRISTMAS ISLAND; DICKIE VALENTINE’S ROCK‘N’ROLL PARTY (MEDLEY): CHRISTMAS ROCK‘N’ROLL, MOUNTAIN GREENERY, A WOMAN IN LOVE, WHEN MEXICO GAVE UP THE RHUMBA, JUST WALKING IN THE RAIN, CHRISTMAS ROCK‘N’ROLL; CHAPEL OF THE ROSES; MY EMPTY ARMS; PUTTIN’ ON THE STYLE; JUST IN TIME; SNOWBOUND FOR CHRISTMAS; CONVICTED; RED RIVER ROSE; LOVE ME AGAIN; IN MY LIFE; TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS; VENUS; A TEENAGER IN LOVE; ONE MORE SUNRISE (MORGEN); STANDING ON THE CORNER; ONCE, ONLY ONCE; HOW UNLUCKY CAN YOU BE; CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN; SHALOM; I’LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN