Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gary Stites - Lonely For You (1960)

1960 LP Lonely For You (US Carlton STLP 12-120)

01. Gary Stites - Hurry Down
02. Gary Stites - Lonely For You
03. Gary Stites - I Tried
04. Gary Stites - Shine That Ring
05. Gary Stites - Shake A Hand
06. Gary Stites - Chicken Shack
07. Gary Stites - Gloria Lee
08. Gary Stites - Don't Wanna Say Goodbye
09. Gary Stites - Lawdy Miss Clawdy
10. Gary Stites - Starry Eyed
11. Gary Stites - Little Linda
12. Gary Stites - Hey! Hey!
13. Gary Stites - A Girl Like You (bonus)

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"Lonely for You" borrows a significant part of its melody from Conway Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe," but nevertheless became Gary Stites' biggest hit and only Top 40 chart entry. Stites' label, Carlton Records, followed up with a complete LP, Lonely for You, in 1960, issued in mono and stereo editions. In addition to the hit title track, the album contains the minor hits "Starry Eyed" and "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," a cover of Lloyd Price's 1952 R&B hit. The album tracks include the flip side of "Lonely for You" ("Shine That Ring") and a cover of Faye Adams' 1953 R&B chart-topper, "Shake a Hand." Stites proves himself adept at teen ballads ("Don't Wanna Say Goodbye"), rockers ("Chicken Shack"), and call-and-response party records ("Hey, Hey"), but doesn't establish much of a musical identity. He is a competent singer with a voice vaguely similar to Johnny Tillotson, but is otherwise lacking a distinctive sound. Collectors with a fondness for the early-'60s "teen sound" will appreciate Stites' well-executed recordings and formulaic songs, but it would be a stretch to argue that he created anything out of the ordinary.

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Anonymous said...

Bedankt voor dit album


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