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Bobby Darin’s “You Just Don’t Know”, Written and Prod. by BD, Sung by Wayne Newton – Mono and Rare Stereo!

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Happy Summer!

Up now we focus on “You Just Don’t Know – a beautiful tune that is almost ALL Bobby, except in name.

Bobby wrote this gorgeous tune and produced it for his protegee, Wayne Newton, as one of Bobby’s final productions for Capitol.

Bobby had released his version on his final Capitol LP, “Venice Blue” that past May, and this is one of his final productions during his essential and incredible output during his Capitol Years.

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Main track and vocal recorded on Dec. 6, 1965 at RCA in NY, the single was released on Jan. 31, 1966.  Arranged by Richard Wess who also arranged Darins’ “Venice Blue” album (and several others), this should have been a big hit for Wayne.

Did you know Bobby produced over 20 tracks for Newton for Capitol in addition to “Danke Schoen”?

Note:  When you see “Produced by T.M. Music, Inc.” – that is Bobby!  Unfortunately, no BD-“guide vocal” is known to exist, so you’ll have to imagine Bobby singing it if you want though Wayne indeed knocks Bobby’s original tune out of the park!

This is hands-on Bobby – from writing the tune himself to the final product.

Originally ONLY released in MONO, here is the original shoulda-been-a-hit 45 version:

The stereo version, remixed by Ron Furmanek from the original 3 and 4 track master session tapes in the late 80s, at the time, only the backing vocals were unable to be located after an exhaustive search in the vaults, so you can clearly hear the mix differences, but also Bobby’s production is MUCH more clear on this unique alternate stereo mix!

Next up: First-ever release of Bobby’s Vocal “Upmix” of his classic single, “Clementine”!

Bobby Darin’s “Goodbye Charlie” with Vocal Warm-Ups Complete in Stereo from the Original Capitol 3-Tracks!

BD and Dick Clark w Goodbye Charlie

We continue the celebration of Bobby’s 80th Birthday Week with an invite inside Capitol studios on September 18, 1964 with Bobby recording the final and released take of “Goodbye Charlie”, from his Capitol LP, “From Hello Dolly to Goodbye Charlie”!
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Enjoy Take 3 as we begin rolling…  “Goodbye Charlie” Arranged and Conducted by Richard Wess, Produced by Jim Economides.  Straight from the original 3-track tapes, and final masters, assembled by the Legendary Ron Furmanek in 1989!

Bobby Darin, “Goodbye Charlie” (Previn/Langdon) (Stereo) rec. 9/18/1964

BD Collectors Series

This exclusive version is available only on Bobby’s “Capitol Collector’s Series” – get it HERE!

Happy Bobby Darin 80th Birthday Week!

 

Fantastic Rare 1963 Capitol Album Cut “Who Can I Count On?” duet with Merry Clayton of The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter”!

Recorded in mid-Jan, 1963, this fun, addicting, upbeat duet for the country-tinged “You’re The Reason I’m Living” LP finds Bobby taking on the b-side to Patsy Cline’s 1961 hit single, “Crazy”!

Merry Clayton Singing

Not only is Bobby’s duet partner a deep-voiced soulful powerhouse that bounces off him perfectly, but this is Merry’s FIRST commercial appearance on record ever, and unbelievably was only 14 years old at the time of recording!..

A mere 6 years later, the world will forever know Merry’s soaring voice as the counterpoint to Mick Jagger’s in the ubiquitous Stones’ smash, “Gimme Shelter”.

Merry Clayton could sure belt it out – check out her-pre Stones hit, with the great Bobby Darin – sure sounds like they had a great time, and once again, Bobby finds the right talent before anyone else has caught on to put out a heckuva joyous number!..

Merry Clayton Quote on Bobby Darin

Listen to this rare duet here!

“Who Can I Count On?” with Merry Clayton (Sammy Masters), 1963

Left off the 4-CD “The Capitol Years” box set, “Who Can I Count On?” can be found on the second side of the original Capitol LP, 1963’s “You’re The Reason I’m Living”, produced by Nik Venet.

You're the Reason I'm Living LP

You can purchase the track in CD-quality at PonoMusic or on the OOP 2-fer CD paired with 1965’s “Venice Blue” LP HERE

Bobby’s Capitol Studio Outtake “Jealous” Now Streaming!

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…”

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LISTEN HERE!


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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