The Sheik Of Shake CD

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Dickie Pride
The Sheik Of Shake CD

Over the decades, more nonsense has been written about Dickie Pride than almost any of Britain's early Rock & Rollers.
A much maligned and misunderstood character, due to the circumstances surrounding his tragically early death he has often been written off as a R&R failure.
But by the common consensus of every one of his contemporaries, he was a seriously underrated singer and musician, by far the most talented member of manager Larry Parnes' 'Stable Of Stars'.
And had his inner demons and narcotic intake not undermined his fragile mental health, he may have lived long enough to make a comeback in a later musical era.
His recorded legacy is brief, and admittedly patchy, although he charted with Primrose Lane in 1959.
This compilation reissues everything that he recorded for U.K. Columbia between 1959-61, plus a couple of live, early '59 appearances from Oh Boy!

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Disc 1
  1. Slippin' 'n' Slidin'
  2. Don't Make Me Love You
  3. Fabulous Cure
  4. Midnight Oil
  5. Primrose Lane
  6. Frantic
  7. Betty Betty
  8. No John
  9. You're Singing Our Love Song To Somebody Else
  10. Bye Bye Blackbird
  11. Anything Goes
  12. It's Only a Paper Moon
  13. Isn't This a Lovely Day
  14. I Could Write a Book
  15. You Turned the Tables On Me
  16. Too Close For Comfort
  17. Loch Lomond
  18. There's a Small Hotel
  19. Falling In Love
  20. They Can't Take That Away From Me
  21. Give Me the Simple Life
  22. Lulu's Back In Town
  23. Slippin' 'n' Slidin'
  24. Three Cool Cats (with Marty Wilde & Cliff Richard)