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Bobby Lewis Tossin' & Turnin'

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  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Collectables Records

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For the first time you can get your hands on 18 of Bobby Lewis' greatest songs! This collection includes the Billboard Top 10 R&B and Pop song, "One Track Mind," as well as the #1 R&B and Pop song "Tossin' and Turnin'," which remained on the charts for an unbelievable 23 weeks!

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Tossin' And Turnin'
  • Buy for $0.992.I'm Tossin' And Turnin' Again
  • Buy for $0.993.Lonely Teardrops
  • Buy for $0.994.One Track Mind
  • Buy for $0.995.Head Over Heels
  • Buy for $0.996.A Man's Gotta Be A Man
  • Buy for $0.997.Mamie In The Afternoon
  • Buy for $0.998.Yes, Oh Yes, It Did
  • Buy for $0.999.What A Walk
  • Buy for $0.9910.Nothing But The Blues
  • Buy for $0.9911.Are You Ready?
  • Buy for $0.9912.Boom-A-Chick-Chick
  • Buy for $0.9913.Turn Over A New Leaf
  • Buy for $0.9914.Oh Yes, I Love You
  • Buy for $0.9915.Cry No More
  • Buy for $0.9916.Let Me Be The One You Love
  • Buy for $0.9917.Day By Day I Need Your Love
  • Buy for $0.9918.Tossin' And Turnin' (Stereo)

Product Description:

There's something particularly American about the Bobby Lewis story, a sort of rags to riches saga that outlines the slippery slope of modern pop culture. Lewis spent his childhood in an orphanage, and when he was finally adopted by a family from Detroit when he was 12, it apparently wasn't a good fit, and Lewis ran away two-years later, finding work with a circus, of all places. Somewhere along the way Lewis met Ritchie Adams, lead singer for doo wop group the Fireflies, who was working as a staff writer for Joe Rene's New York-based Beltone Records. Adams had written something called "Tossin' and Turnin'" and Lewis was in the right place at the right time to record it. The song became the number one single of 1961, spending some 23 weeks on the charts and eventually selling over three million units, and it made Lewis a star. He followed it with another Top Ten hit, "One Track Mind," and then attempted to make lightning strike a second time in 1962 with "I'm Tossin' and Turnin' Again," which failed to generate any sparks. Beltone went bankrupt a year later, and Lewis' ride at the top was over. This set collects all of Lewis' Beltone sides (including a stereo remake of "Tossin' and Turnin'" with a slightly different intro), and has the same tracks (albeit with a different sequence) as V.I. Music's 2003 Collectors Gold Series release. The sound is a bit messy, since Beltone had a 'throw everything against the wall hard and heavy' approach to recording, and aside from the two big hits, melodies seem to pretty much blend into each other. That said, "Tossin' and Turnin'" deserves its status as a rock & roll classic, and Lewis' vocal has the exact right mix of gospel shout and wry amusement that keeps it fresh no matter how many times it gets played on oldies radio. Although he had no more hits after 1962, Lewis adapted readily to the nostalgia circuit, and seemingly grateful for his success rather than embittered at its brevity, he continued to deliver a solid stage show even into his seventies. This set has all you need, including two versions of his biggest hit. ~ Steve Leggett
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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 10,901
  • UPC: 090431768525
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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