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Bobby Darin – Child of God – Original Wide Stereo LP Mix, Rare Christmas Single!

Happy Holidays, Gang!

Here’s Bobby’s sole Christmas single in rare WIDE STEREO from his excellent 1960 spiritual Christmas LP, “The 25th Day of December”. (Note the original single, “Child of God”, was released as mono-only).

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Released by ATCO in 1960, Bobby chose to record more “spiritual” songs to celebrate the season as opposed to the more traditional pop “Jingle Bells”, “Sleigh Ride” tunes he could have easily knocked out of the park.  As usual, Bobby wanted to do something different – an album that felt like the holiday spirit – spiritual jazz pop gospel – the Darin way.

Arranged by Bobby Scott (who arranged Bobby’s two originally shelved ATCO LPs, “It’s You Or No One” and “Winners”).  There was simply a glut of Bobby material he recorded at the time and they released those two complete albums after his tenure at ATCO.

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This wonderful seasonal album is available in WIDE stereo exclusively on the Real Gone Music CD reissue, mastered directly from the original stereo tapes!

ON SALE NOW DIRECTLY FROM REAL GONE MUSIC!

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

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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

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

Happy Bobby Darin 80th Birthday Week!

 

Bobby’s Exclusive Song “That’s How It Went, All Right” from his Debut Film Performance in 1960’s “Pepe”!

Bobby was a busy, busy man in 1960, and with an eye on pictures, he made quite a splash in his 5-minute debut performance in the Oscar and Golden Globe nominated all-star singing cast and film, “Pepe” in which the protagonists encounter some of Hollywood’s biggest stars (including Jimmy Durante, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Jack Lemmon, Sammy Davis Jr., and lucky for them and us, BOBBY DARIN!).

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This number, written by the esteemed Andre Previn and recently married wife Dorothy (Langdon) – a perfect tune for Bobby and he nails it.

Most likely recorded at the same session Bobby recorded the theme to “Tall Story” by the same writing team (“Tall Story” would appear as the b-side to Bobby’s “Clementine” single – though he sang the theme song, Bobby did not appear in film).

From the Colpix Records stereo soundtrack, “Pepe” long out of print on LP, but re-released on CD in 1999 by Collector’s Choice Music… Colpix Records was created just two years earlier by Columbia Pictures-Screen Gems (now Sony Screen Gems) and “Pepe” was one of their first LP releases.

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Bobby Darin, “That’s How It Went, All Right” (Previn/Langdon) (Stereo) rec. 2/5/196

Settle in to this great song… and just wait for Bobby to really “kick in” – this neglected cut (never released on a Bobby Darin comp) really cooks!  Enjoy!

Purchase the original 1960 LP or the OOP 1999 CD Soundtrack 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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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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