Famously the younger brother of Britain's very first Rock & Roller, Tommy Steele, the much-underrated COLIN HICKS was destined to enjoy his biggest successes in mainland Europe, notably in Italy, where he became a major star. He kickstarted his career as a 16-year old, in the summer of 1957, with three releases for Pye Records, which included a couple of near-hits/jukebox favourites, 'Wild Eyes And Tender Lips' and 'Little Boy Blue'. During 1958 Hicks unexpectedly became a huge star in Italy after live clips of he and his band, The Cabin Boys, were included in a prestigious Allesandro Blasetti documentary, "Europa Di Notte". The same year he toured Italy, initially third on a bill headed by?The Platters, taking over star billing during the tour. The following year he moved to Milan, where he cut a series of huge hits, comprising cover versions of songs like 'Teenager In Love', 'Tallahassee Lassie', 'Brand New Cadillac', 'Oh Boy!', 'Twenty Flight Rock', and many more. This 35-track compilation presents his three Pye 45s, alongside the pick of his Italian R&R releases; much of this material is virtually impossible to find elsewhere on CD.
Famously the younger brother of Britain's very first Rock & Roller, Tommy Steele, the much-underrated COLIN HICKS was destined to enjoy his biggest successes in mainland Europe, notably in Italy, where he became a major star. He kickstarted his career as a 16-year old, in the summer of 1957, with three releases for Pye Records, which included a couple of near-hits/jukebox favourites, 'Wild Eyes And Tender Lips' and 'Little Boy Blue'. During 1958 Hicks unexpectedly became a huge star in Italy after live clips of he and his band, The Cabin Boys, were included in a prestigious Allesandro Blasetti documentary, "Europa Di Notte". The same year he toured Italy, initially third on a bill headed by?The Platters, taking over star billing during the tour. The following year he moved to Milan, where he cut a series of huge hits, comprising cover versions of songs like 'Teenager In Love', 'Tallahassee Lassie', 'Brand New Cadillac', 'Oh Boy!', 'Twenty Flight Rock', and many more. This 35-track compilation presents his three Pye 45s, alongside the pick of his Italian R&R releases; much of this material is virtually impossible to find elsewhere on CD.
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Little Boy Blue: The Rock & Roll Years (Uk)
Artist: Colin Hicks & The Cabin Boys
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Wild Eyes and Tender Lips
2. Empty Arms Blues
3. La Dee Dah
4. Wasteland
5. Little Boy Blue
6. Jambalaya
7. A Teenager in Love
8. Dream Lover
9. Tallahassee Lassie 1
10. Brand New Cadillac 1
11. Johnny Be Good 1
12. Mean Woman Blues 1
13. Tutti Frutti 1
14. Whole Lotta Shakin' 1
15. Oh Boy! 1
16. (Hang Up My) Rock and Roll Shoes 1
17. Yea Yea 1
18. Book of Love 1
19. Twenty Flight Rock 2
20. Giddy-Up-A-Ding-Dong 2
21. Hanging Around 2
22. Lovin' Up a Storm 2
23. Put Me Down 2
24. Hollering and Screaming 2
25. (Stop Me) Standing Around 2
26. That Little Girl of Mine 2
27. Sexy Rock 2
28. Love's Made a Fool of You 2
29. Blue Moon of Kentucky 3
30. The Garden of Eden 3
31. For Every Boy 3
32. Swingin' School 3
33. Robot Man 3
34. Impazzivo Per Te 3
35. Hallelujah I Love Her So

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Famously the younger brother of Britain's very first Rock & Roller, Tommy Steele, the much-underrated COLIN HICKS was destined to enjoy his biggest successes in mainland Europe, notably in Italy, where he became a major star. He kickstarted his career as a 16-year old, in the summer of 1957, with three releases for Pye Records, which included a couple of near-hits/jukebox favourites, 'Wild Eyes And Tender Lips' and 'Little Boy Blue'. During 1958 Hicks unexpectedly became a huge star in Italy after live clips of he and his band, The Cabin Boys, were included in a prestigious Allesandro Blasetti documentary, "Europa Di Notte". The same year he toured Italy, initially third on a bill headed by?The Platters, taking over star billing during the tour. The following year he moved to Milan, where he cut a series of huge hits, comprising cover versions of songs like 'Teenager In Love', 'Tallahassee Lassie', 'Brand New Cadillac', 'Oh Boy!', 'Twenty Flight Rock', and many more. This 35-track compilation presents his three Pye 45s, alongside the pick of his Italian R&R releases; much of this material is virtually impossible to find elsewhere on CD.