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Although they invariably get filed under "One Hit Wonders", The Elegants - an excellent white Doo-Wop quintet from Staten Island, New York - actually charted two further titles, 'Please Believe Me' and 'Goodnight', in addition to their chart-topping, multi-million-selling 'Little Star', back in 1958. They were a vastly underrated vocal group; lead singer Vito Picone - who was still in his teens when he cut most of these sides - possessed a strong, mellifluous voice, and this is a remarkably strong body of work. This compilation sweeps up virtually everything they recorded between 1958-62, across five different record labels; Apt, Hull, United Artists, ABC-Paramount and Photo. Also included as bonus tracks are both sides of an earlier 45 which they recorded as 'Pat Cordel & The Crescents', in 1956. This is the first wholly comprehensive Elegants compilation and sides like 'I'd Still Be Waiting', 'Rain, Rain Go Away', 'All Of A Sudden', 'Dressin' Up' and 'A Dream Can Come True' have not previously appeared on CD
Although they invariably get filed under "One Hit Wonders", The Elegants - an excellent white Doo-Wop quintet from Staten Island, New York - actually charted two further titles, 'Please Believe Me' and 'Goodnight', in addition to their chart-topping, multi-million-selling 'Little Star', back in 1958. They were a vastly underrated vocal group; lead singer Vito Picone - who was still in his teens when he cut most of these sides - possessed a strong, mellifluous voice, and this is a remarkably strong body of work. This compilation sweeps up virtually everything they recorded between 1958-62, across five different record labels; Apt, Hull, United Artists, ABC-Paramount and Photo. Also included as bonus tracks are both sides of an earlier 45 which they recorded as 'Pat Cordel & The Crescents', in 1956. This is the first wholly comprehensive Elegants compilation and sides like 'I'd Still Be Waiting', 'Rain, Rain Go Away', 'All Of A Sudden', 'Dressin' Up' and 'A Dream Can Come True' have not previously appeared on CD
604988104721
Little Star (Uk)
Artist: Elegants
Format: CD
New: Available to Order 2- 3 days $16.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Little Star
2. Getting Dizzy
3. Please Believe Me
4. Goodnight
5. Pay Day
6. True Love Affair
7. Little Boy Blue (Is Blue No More)
8. Get Well Soon
9. I'll Still Be Waiting
10. Rain, Rain Go Away
11. All of a Sudden
12. Speak Low
13. Let My Prayers Be with You
14. Happiness
15. Spiral
16. Tiny Cloud
17. I've Seen Everything
18. Dressin' Up
19. A Dream Can Come True
20. My Tears (Pat Cordel ; the Crescents)
21. Darling Come Back (Pat Cordel ; the Crescents)

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Although they invariably get filed under "One Hit Wonders", The Elegants - an excellent white Doo-Wop quintet from Staten Island, New York - actually charted two further titles, 'Please Believe Me' and 'Goodnight', in addition to their chart-topping, multi-million-selling 'Little Star', back in 1958. They were a vastly underrated vocal group; lead singer Vito Picone - who was still in his teens when he cut most of these sides - possessed a strong, mellifluous voice, and this is a remarkably strong body of work. This compilation sweeps up virtually everything they recorded between 1958-62, across five different record labels; Apt, Hull, United Artists, ABC-Paramount and Photo. Also included as bonus tracks are both sides of an earlier 45 which they recorded as 'Pat Cordel & The Crescents', in 1956. This is the first wholly comprehensive Elegants compilation and sides like 'I'd Still Be Waiting', 'Rain, Rain Go Away', 'All Of A Sudden', 'Dressin' Up' and 'A Dream Can Come True' have not previously appeared on CD

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