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Bobby Darin Vinyl Record Albums

Bobby Darin (born May 14, 1936, died December 20, 1973), born Walden Robert Cassotto, was one of the most popular rock and roll American teen idols of the late 1950s. However, he is widely respected for being a multi-talented, versatile performer. Darin was born to a poor, working-class family in The Bronx, New York, and his father disappeared a few months before he was born at the height of the Great Depression. As a result, his mother had to accept social assistance to take care of her infant son. It was not until he was an adult that he learned his sister Nina, 19 years his senior, was in fact his mother. The identity of his true father was never publicly disclosed. Frail as an infant, perhaps from the poverty that resulted in a lack of proper diet and medical attention, at the age of 8 he was stricken with rheumatic fever. The illness left him with a seriously diseased heart, and he would live with the constant knowledge that his life might end at any moment. Driven by his poverty and illness, and with an innate talent for music, by the time he was a teenager he could play several musical instruments. An outstanding student, after graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, Darin attended college on a scholarship. Wanting a career in the New York theater, he left college to play small nightclubs around the city with a musical combo.As was common with ethnic minorities at the time, he changed his Italian name and, in 1956, his agent negotiated a contract for him with Decca Records where Bill Haley & His Comets had risen to fame. However, this was a time when rock and roll was still in its infancy and the number of capable record producers and arrangers in the field was extremely limited. Like other performers, Darin was at first pigeon-holed, recording the banal, meaningless songs popular with record executives at the time. He left Decca to sign with Atlantic Records, where he wrote and arranged music for himself and others. There, after three mediocre recordings, his career took off in 1958 when he released his unique rock song "Splish Splash" (which was written on a bet that he couldn't write a song that started out with the words, "Splish Splash") that became an instant hit, selling more than a million copies. This was followed by more hits recorded in the same successful style. In 1959, Bobby Darin recorded "Dream Lover", a complex ballad that would become a multi-million seller and one that is still remembered to this day. With financial success came the ability to demand more creative control and, despite the objections of most everyone around him, Darin's immense and diverse talent came to the fore with his next record "Mack the Knife", the classic standard from Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera. Darin gave the tune a vamping jazz-pop interpretation. The song went to No. 1 on the charts, sold several million copies, and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards of 1960. For his innovation, Darin was voted the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. "Mack The Knife" has since been honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

 

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LP
18 Yellow Roses
Bobby Darin
18 Yellow Roses
1963
ST-1942
Capitol Records Label; Album cover has minor wear; Record appears new; Original first US pressing; Stereo recording; Black label with color band rainbow; Track listing: 18 Yellow Roses; On Broadway; Ruby Baby; Reverend Mr. Black; End Of The World; Not For Me; Walk Right In; From A Jack To A King; I Will Follow Her; Our Day Will Come; Can't Get Used To Losing You; Rhythm Of The Rain
VG+/NM-
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LP
The Best Of Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
The Best Of Bobby Darin
1966
ST 2571
Capitol Records Label; Album cover has minor wear; Record appears new; Stereo recording; Grey Star Line labels; Track listing: The Good Life; Charade; Gyp The Cat; Days Of Wine And Roses; Treat My Baby Good; That Funny Feeling; 18 Yellow Roses; Fly Me To The Moon; Venice Blue (Que C'Est Triste Venice); You're The Reason I'm Living; Goodbye Charlie
VG+/NM-
$19.99
LP
Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles
Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin Sings Ray Charles
1962
33-140
ATCO Records Label; Mono recording
NM-/NM-
$49.99
LP
The Bobby Darin Story
Bobby Darin
The Bobby Darin Story
1969
33-131
ATCO Records Label; Album cover and record appear new; Stereo recording; Reissue; Includes the original inner liner sleeve; Track listing: Splish Splash; Early In The Morning; Queen Of The Hop; Plain Jane; Dream Lover; Mack The Knife; Beyond The Sea; Clementine; Bill Bailey; Artificial Flowers; Somebody To Love; Lazy River
NM-/NM-
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LP
The Bobby Darin Story
Bobby Darin
The Bobby Darin Story
1969
33-131
ATCO Records Label; Album cover has minor wear; Record has minor scuffs; Stereo recording; Reissue; Includes the original inner liner sleeve; Track listing: Splish Splash; Early In The Morning; Queen Of The Hop; Plain Jane; Dream Lover; Mack The Knife; Beyond The Sea; Clementine; Bill Bailey; Artificial Flowers; Somebody To Love; Lazy River
VG+/VG+
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LP
Darin At The Copa
Bobby Darin
Darin At The Copa
1981
BT-6220
Bainbridge Records Label; Album cover and record appear new
NM-/NM-
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LP
For Teenagers Only
Bobby Darin
For Teenagers Only
1960
SP 1001
ATCO Records Label; Album cover has some wear and tear; record is heavily scratched; missing poster
VG/G
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LP
From Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie
Bobby Darin
From Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie
1964
T-2194
Capitol Records Label
NM-/NM-
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LP
Oh! Look At Me Now
Bobby Darin
Oh! Look At Me Now
1962
ST 1791
Capitol Records Label; Album cover has some seam wear
VG/VG+
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LP
Oldies But Goodies Vol. 8
Various Artists
Oldies But Goodies Vol. 8
1971
OSR-LPM-5014

Original Sound Record Label; Mono recording; Track listing: The Dixie Cups - Chapel Of Love; Troy Shondell - This time; Dale and Grace - I'm Leavin; It All Up To You; Terry Stafford - Suspicion; Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz; The Blue Jays - Lover's Island; Bobby Darin - Splish Splash; The Coasters - Searchin'; Inez Foxx - Mockingbird; Ernie Fields - In The Mood; Ritchie Valens - La Bamba; Ernie Freeman - Raunchy

NM-/NM-
$29.99
LP
Twist with Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
Twist with Bobby Darin
1961
33-138
ATCO Records Label
VG+/VG+
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