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Friday, June 4, 2021

Frankie Avalon


Young Love

Frankie Avalon
Arranged and Conducted by Al Caiola
Produced by Peter DeAngelia
Cover and Liner Photographs by Bob Ghiraldini, Arsene Studios, New York
Chancellor CHL 5001
Distributed by Am-Par Record Corp.

From the back cover: Here, in all his glory, is Franki Avalon, idol of the teen-age tempest, the rock 'n' roll revelers and the sentimental set, as well. For the 18-year-old song star is no tyro to the performing art, having basked in the light of national acclaim when he was but 12, his recording of Trumpet A Sorrento having hit the best-seller list within weeks after the youngster had had his first trumpet effort released on wax. The fact that Frankie had been studying the trumpet for only about three years at the time he was signed to record the selection attests to the remarkable zest which surrounds the handsome Italian youngster in all his endeavors.

From Billboard - May 24, 1958: Rock and roll warbler demonstrates versatility on a group of r&b hits, and standards (including his own best-selling singles "De De Dianh," "Diana," "Short Fat Fannie," "Oooh! Look-A There, Ain't She Pretty?," etc. Avalon has strong appeal for fem fans, and this package could move out, a la "Pat," "Ricky," etc.

Oooh! Look-a There, Ain't She
Short Fat Fannie
Young Love
Young And Beautiful
At The Hop
I'm Walkin'
Little Bitty Pretty One
De De Dinah
The Stroll
My Mom
You're My Girl

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