The Bell Notes were a good '50s Rock and Roll combo that hailed from Long Island. Their first major hit was the catchy tune, "I've Had It", and the group began touring with Frankie Avalon, and other teen stars. This compact disc brings the group's best work together for the first time. Much of the group's work was released only as singles, which have been out-of-print for years.
1.I've Had It (Stereo)
2.Old Spanish Town
3.That's Right (Stereo)
6.You're A Big Girl Now
8.Old Spanish Town (Instrumental / Stereo)
10.Sad Guitar (Instrumental / Stereo)
11.Baby, You Flip Me (Stereo)
13.She Went That-A-Way (Stereo)
14.Protect My Love (Instrumental / Stereo)
15.White Buckskin Sneakers and Checkerboard Socks
16.Dream Street (Instrumental / Stereo)
17.Don't Ask Me Why
18.Stay With Me (Stereo)
The Bell Notes: Carl Bonura (vocals, saxophone); Ray Ceroni (guitar, background vocals); Pete Kane (piano); Lenny Giamblavo (bass); John Casey (drums).
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
I've Had It: The Very Best of the Bell Notes contains 18 tracks from the Northeastern rock & roll quintet from the late '50s. All of the group's singles for Time Records have been included on this collection, along with several songs that have never appeared on CD. For hardcore collectors of '50s party rock & roll, there are some cool cuts here, but for most listeners, this will be a curiosity barely worth exploring. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine