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THE AMES BROTHERS - The Early Hits and More - DOUBLE CD

THE AMES BROTHERS - The Early Hits and More - DOUBLE CD
£9.99
CD / Product Number: JASCD408

The career of The Ames Brothers fits nicely into two separate compartments - the years on the Coral label and those with RCA Victor. Little has been available of the early days of the group and this double CD is putting matters to rights. The Urick family were Russian Jews from the Ukraine who settled in Massachusetts where they brought up 4 girls and 5 boys. Although the family was poor they instilled in their children the love of classic literature and music. The four youngest boys, Joe, (Born 3rd May 1924) Gene, (13 February 1925) Vic (20 May 1926) and Ed (9 July 1927) - but I have also seen dates making the eldest three a couple of years older. They were all gifted vocally, singing at High School, and quite good sportsmen too who took their basketball skills on the road with them early in their singing career. Their love of baseball saw them perform sometimes at the Franklin Field and at various military camps in the Boston and State area. Through this they also managed to get appearances on local radio. Joe had ambitions as an opera singer in Montreal and for a while a cousin, Lenny Kaufman, took his place in the quartet but when he took sick Ed returned to form the line up that wouldn't change over the next 15 years.

Description

Disc 1

1 A TREE IN THE MEADOW v. Monica Lewis
2 YOU, YOU, YOU ARE THE ONE
3 CRUISING DOWN THE RIVER
4 RAG MOP
5 SENTIMENTAL ME
6 MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC
7 STARS ARE THE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN
8 CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN? (NO, NO, NO!)
9 THIRSTY FOR YOUR KISSES
10 OH BABE
11 THE THING
12 THE WANG WANG BLUES
13 HAWAIIAN WAR CHANT
14 UNDECIDED w. Les Brown
15 SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY w. Les Brown
16 I WANNA LOVE YOU
17 I'LL STILL LOVE YOU
18 AUF WIEDERSEH'N SWEETHEART
19 STRING ALONG
20 MY FAVOURITE SONG
21 NO MOON AT ALL
22 CAN'T I?
23 YOU, YOU, YOU
24 MY LOVE, MY LIFE, MY HAPPINESS
25 I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH ME

Disc 2

1 TELL ME A STORY
2 SING ME A SONG OF THE ISLANDS
3 SHADRACK
4 I LOVE YOU MUCH TOO MUCH
5 ONLY, ONLY YOU
6 MUSIC BY THE ANGELS
7 LOVELY LADY DRESSED IN BLUE
8 WHO'LL TAKE MY PLACE WHEN I'M GONE
9 THE LAST ROUND-UP
10 BLUE HAWAII
11 MY LITTLE GRASS SHACK
12 STARDUST
13 IF YOU HAD ALL THE WORLD AND ITS GOLD
14 MY LOVE SERENADE
15 HOOP DEE DOO
16 DORMI DORMI
17 LORELEI
18 TO THINK YOU'VE CHOSEN ME
19 YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
20 MOON OF MANAKOORA
21 LAZY RIVER
22 I DON'T MIND BEING ALL ALONE
23 WAGON WHEELS
24 CANDY BAR BOOGIE (EIGHT BITES TO THE BAR)
25 LINGERING DOWN THE LANE