DarinLand.com webmaster Michael Macomber will be co-hosting a Bobby Darin Birthday Tribute on Sunday, May 11th, 2008, from 1pm to 2pm, on WTSR 91.3 FM in Trenton, New Jersey. For those not in the area, you can listen live on the web from anywhere in the world. Just go to the station website, wtsr.org, and click LISTEN LIVE in big letters at the top of the page. Thanks to WTSR and Oldies But Goodies host Mike Piazza for making this possible.
Bobby Darin Song File: Lyricist Jack Lawrence goes “Beyond The Sea”
“One day at the publisher’s offices I ran into a new young singer with a distinctive style,” explains Lawrence. “He was brash and a bit cocky, but rather refreshing, and his name was Bobby Darin…” READ MORE
I just posted a new review of the Mack is Back DVD to my Retro Music Review site… (Why not leave a comment while you’re there!)
Bobby Darin - Mack is Back DVD (Questar; QD3180)
One of the earliest Bobby Darin DVDs ever released and still the best, Mack is Back showcases the many talents of the great Mr. Darin beautifully. The centerpiece of this disc is essentially a concert; an uncut version of the final episode of Darin’s 1972-73 TV variety series. This would also be the last time Darin stepped in front of a camera before his passing late in 1973, and so it has a unique resonance… READ MORE
There’s a new article up on DarinLand.com. Use this link to see it…
Jamie Coe’s manager Marilyn Bond talks about her friendship with Bobby Darin and about Jamie Coe’s signing with Bobby Darin’s Addison Records Label in 1959.
Pressure Point, starring Bobby Darin and Sidney Poitier, will be running on TCM tonight at Midnight (that’s 12am Wednesday). Don’t miss Bobby’s powerhouse performance! For more info visit http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=17276
Check out a review of the new Bobby Darin CD from El Toro, “Early Bobby Darin,” at this link:
Bobby Darin fans will have something to sing about this March, when the El Toro label issues Darin’s complete Decca recordings on CD for the very first time. Entitled Early Bobby Darin, the disc includes both sides of every Decca single Darin released in 1956 and 1957, plus several early Atco tracks, with fun outtakes of “Pretty Betty” and “Don’t Call My Name” thrown in for good measure.
You can pre-order your copy at this link:
Here are the complete details:
BOBBY DARIN - EARLY BOBBY DARIN (El Toro; ETCD1018)
1 - Silly Willy (B Darin/D Kirshner/GM Shaw) Decca
2 - Help Me (C Coben) Decca
3 - Rock Island Line (L. Donegan) Decca
4 - Wear My Ring (B Darin/D Kirshner) Atco
5 - (I Found A) Million Dollar Baby (B Rose /M Dixon /H Warren ) Atco
6 - The Greatest Builder C Coben/M Gabler) Decca
7 - Don’t Call My Name (B Darin/D Kirshner) Atco
8 - Timber (B Darin/D Kirshner/GM Shaw) Decca
9 - Pretty Betty (B Darin/D Kirshner) Atco
10- I Can’t Go On (D Pomus / M Shuman) Atco
11 - Hear Them Bells (M Garson/B Kaye) Decca
12 - Talk To Me Something (B Darin/D Kirshner) Atco
13 - Pretty Betty (take 5) (Bobby Darin/Don Kirshner) - Unreleased
14 - Dealer In Dreams (B Darin/D Kirshner) Decca
15 - Don’t Call My Name (take 3) (B Darin/D Kirshner) - Unrelased
16 - Blue-Eyed Mermaid (B Short) Decca
17 - Just In Case You Change Your Mind (H Patterson / M Bell) Atco
The latest BOBBY DARIN VIDEO BLAST at DarinLand.com features 4 great clips of Bobby Darin on the Sonny and Cher Show in November of 1972. Darin sings Randy Newman’s “Sail Away” and appears in comedy skits. Use this link to see the videos:
There’s also a new POLL (Your favorite clip from this week’s Bobby Darin on the Sonny & Cher show Video Blast.)
Check it all out at DarinLand.com.
Sax legend Plas Johnson, who can be heard on the Bobby Darin LPs Sings Ray Charles, Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie, Venice Blue, Sings The Shadow of Your Smile, and In a Broadway Bag, as well as many other famous recordings, will be appearing with his Plas Johnson Quartet on Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 at Charlie O’s Jazz Club, 13725 Victory Blvd, Valley Glenn, California. The quartet also features John Gianelli on bass, Roy McCurdy on drums, and Jon Mayer on piano.
For set times and more info, call Charlie O’s at 818-994-3058 or visit their website at www.charlieos.com.
Thanks to Jo-Ann from Charlie O’s for this info.
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