Early January, 1963 was a busy recording time for Bobby at Capitol!
Not only was he laying down the final vocals for his You’re the Reason I’m Living LP, but he also packed in a set of jazzy, pre-1928 tracks for a potential album (Stephen Foster’s “Beautiful Dreamer” dates back to 1864!), and laid down an entire unreleased “Broadway”-themed album..
Recorded on one of three days, Jan 2-4, 1963, “Jealous” finds Bobby in the perfect setting – his vocals are seductive, and the entire arrangement suits him perfectly.
The final line seems almost written for him: “I’m even getting jealous of myself…”
Bobby Darin – “Jealous” (Finch/Little/Mallie) (rec. Jan 2-4, 1963)
First recorded by Marion Harris, Ben Selvin & His Orchestra, and Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra all in 1924, it was written by the long-forgotten writing team of Dick Finch, Jack Little, and Tommie Mallie.
Undiscovered when Capitol went into their vaults many, many times over the years for various CD compilations which contained one or two “previously unreleased” outtakes each (with the exception of the excellent 1999 Collector’s Choice from-the-vaults 25-track CD The Unreleased Capitol Sides – which also missed this gem), this cut was found very recently and premiered on the digital-only Capitol Vaults: Lost Treasures Volume 1 in 2013 – a various artist comp that was released without a whisper – possibly as a copyright extension protection release by way of US iTunes in lossy format (the three tracks remain “unreleased” in the UK).
Fortunately the three Bobby tracks released (“Jealous”, “Alice Blue Gown”, and “I Cried For You”) are available for sale as individual tracks on PonoMusic in CD-quality. PURCHASE THEM HERE.
We’ve also updated the “Complete LP Discography and Session Outtakes” so you can read more about this prolific few days (even by Bobby standards) and amazing sets of recorded tracks!
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