- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album #1: Reprise 6176 (1965)
- Original Album #2: Reprise 6194 (1966)
Description by OLDIES.com:
The teenage bubblegum trio of Dino (son of Dean Martin), Desi (son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) and Billy (a fellow classmate) were not even fifteen years old when they auditioned for Frank Sinatra, who happened to run Reprise, Dean Martin's record label. With the assistance of top producers and arrangers (including Jimmy Bowen, Lee Hazlewood and Billy Strange), the trio became quite popular and even toured as a supporting act for the Beach Boys. Their debut album, "I'm A Fool" contained two charting singles - the title cut (which hit #17 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart) and "Not The Lovin' Kind" (which went as high as #25).
- 1.Not The Lovin' Kind
- 2.(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
- 3.Mr. Tambourine Man
- 4.I'm A Fool
- 5.Like A Rolling Stone
- 6.The Rebel Kind
- 7.Chimes Of Freedom
- 8.It Ain't Me Babe
- 9.Boo-Hoo-Hoo (I Can Tell)
- 10.So Many Ways
- 11.Seventh Son
- 12.Get Off My Cloud
- 13.Act Naturally
- 14.You're Got To Hide Your Love Away
- 15.Fun, Fun, Fun
- 17.Turn, Turn, Turn
- 18.Hang On Sloopy
- 19.Let Me Be
- 20.She's So Far Out She's In
- 22.Everything I Do Is For You
- 23.Desi's Drums
2 LPs on 1 CD: I'M A FOOL (1965)/OUR TIME'S COMING (1966).
Arrangers: Lee Hazlewood; Jack Nitzsche; Billy Strange.
Neither of the albums represented on this CD was exactly earth-shattering in its significance at the time of its release, but strung together they make a fun hour of listening -- assuming one doesn't care about the relatively indifferent musicianship of the trio (who don't really play that much to begin with, augmented as they are by the likes of James Burton, Billy Strange, Jim Gordon, Hal Blaine, et al.), it all hangs together as 63 minutes of light-lifting '60s pop/rock nostalgia. The group's signature numbers -- "Not the Lovin' Kind," "I'm a Fool" -- aside, the selection of covers is on the timeless side, ranging from Brian Wilson's "Fun Fun Fun" to Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe," and who can really object to Burton, Blaine, and others playing on those? The singing isn't bad, and with those session players present this has more raw value for the casual listener than any of those Southeast garage bands that Collectables issued in the 1990s -- of course, one wonders how some of those Calvin Newton-produced acts in Winston-Salem might've done with James Burton playing their lead guitar parts. ~ Bruce Eder
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dino desi and billy ...great music
Music Lover: micky
-- May, 4, 2005
love the i'm a fool,out times comin cd.now if only we could get the "memories are made of this" and "souvinir" cds......good stuff.,if you like the byrds and beach boys you'll love dd&b.
- Sales Rank: 7,043
- UPC: 090431780923
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