The Regents Barbara Ann
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Featuring 1961's biggest hit, "Barbara Ann" (the original version of the song that years later would become a staple of The Beach Boys), this collection strongly reflects the Bronx roots of The Regents. Also contains their powerful follow-up, "Runaround".
- 1.Barbara Ann
- 2.Autumn Leaves
- 3.Your Love Captured Me
- 5.Sunday Kind Of Love
- 6.Jeanette, Jeanette
- 7.Lonesome Boy
- 8.A Fool In Love
- 9.Run Around
- 10.Just Cry
- 11.I'm So Lonely
Personnel: Tony Gravagna, Charles Fassert, Guy Villari, Sal Cuomo, Don Jacobucci (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Morris I. Diamond.
Unknown Contributor Role: The Regents.
Barbara-Ann is a straight reissue of the Regents' 1961 album and contains the group's only two hits. "Barbara-Ann" was a Top 15 hit for the group in 1961, but the Beach Boys had even greater success with the song five years later. The Regents' minor follow-up hit, "Runaround," is not the same song with which the Three Chuckles and the Fleetwoods had hits. The album tracks are a mixture of ballads ("Sunday Kind of Love" is covered) and up-tempo songs, some of which are original. The Regents were a competent white doo wop group who mostly sang in tune (which is more than you can expect from many of the marginal vocal groups), with five-piece vocal arrangements that made their rockers dense and powerful. Collectables could have added a few bonus tracks to make this a complete anthology of the Regents' Gee recordings, but as it is, Barbara-Ann is a good summation of the group's brief career for Beach Boys fanatics and collectors of white doo wop records. ~ Greg Adams
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- Sales Rank: 49,609
- UPC: 090431540329
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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