Colin HICKS & The Cabin Boys - Little Boy Blue - The Rock & Roll Years

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Famously the younger brother of Britain's very first Rock & Roller, Tommy Steele, the much-underrated COLIN HICKS was destined to enjoy his biggest successes in mainland Europe, notably in Italy, where he became a major star.

He kickstarted his career as a 16-year old, in the summer of 1957, with three releases for Pye Records, which included a couple of near-hits/jukebox favourites, 'Wild Eyes And Tender Lips' and 'Little Boy Blue'.

During 1958 Hicks unexpectedly became a huge star in Italy after live clips of he and his band, The Cabin Boys, were included in a prestigious Allesandro Blasetti documentary, 'Europa Di Notte'.

The same year he toured Italy, initially third on a bill headed by The Platters, taking over star billing during the tour.

The following year he moved to Milan, where he cut a series of huge hits, comprising cover versions of songs like 'Teenager In Love', 'Tallahassee Lassie', 'Brand New Cadillac', 'Oh Boy!', 'Twenty Flight Rock', and many more.

This 35-track compilation presents his three Pye 45s, alongside the pick of his Italian R&R releases; much of this material is virtually impossible to find elsewhere on CD.

Track Listing

1. WILD EYES AND TENDER LIPS
2. EMPTY ARMS BLUES
3. LA DEE DAH
4. WASTELAND
5. LITTLE BOY BLUE
6. JAMBALAYA
7. A TEENAGER IN LOVE
8. DREAM LOVER
9. TALLAHASSEE LASSIE
10. BRAND NEW CADILLAC
11. JOHNNY BE GOOD
12. MEAN WOMAN BLUES
13. TUTTI FRUTTI
14. WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN'
15. OH BOY!
16. (Hang Up My) ROCK AND ROLL SHOES
17. YEA YEA
18. BOOK OF LOVE
19. TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK
20. GIDDY-UP-A-DING-DONG
21. HANGING AROUND
22. LOVIN' UP A STORM
23. PUT ME DOWN
24. HOLLERING AND SCREAMING
25. (Stop Me) STANDING AROUND
26. THAT LITTLE GIRL OF MINE
27. SEXY ROCK
28. LOVE'S MADE A FOOL OF YOU
29. BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
30. THE GARDEN OF EDEN
31. FOR EVERY BOY
32. SWINGIN' SCHOOL
33. ROBOT MAN
34. IMPAZZIVO PER TE
35. HALLELUJAH I LOVE HER SO

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
July 10th, 2020
UPC Bar Code No
604988 10372 4