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    Dion DiMucci
    Ruby Baby + Donna The Prima Donna CD


    Dion’s two 1963 original Columbia albums together on CD.
    Having parted company with the Belmonts in 1960, Dion DiMucci enjoyed a string of solo hits on Laurie Records, including the million-selling Runaround Sue, and two Top 20 albums before signing to Columbia Records in late ’62.
    By now a major star and with an uncompromising take on his own style – “I don’t sing white, I don’t sing black, I sing Bronx”, Dion’s arrival at the label heralded a significant sea change; A&R director Mitch Miller’s dislike of rock’n’roll was no secret while Dion himself was eager to break away from the “teen idol” tag.
    His first Columbia single, a bluesy cover of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller’s Ruby Baby, peaked at US #2 and spawned the first of two LPs released in 1963.
    Released in March ’63, “Ruby Baby” became his third Top 20 album.
    By contrast its follow-up, Donna The Prima Donna, fared less well – yet was more allied to Dion’s tastes.
    Capitalising on the recent doo wop revival, alongside the self-penned title hit (US #6), the album included two Cleftones cover songs, Goffin & King’s overlooked This Little Girl (US #21) and a cover of Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw (US #31) which Dion had heard as a youngster by way of Hank Williams.
    Presented in glorious stereo, Ruby Baby and Donna The Prima Donna make their CD debut here as a memorabilia-laden package includes informative liner and a detailed sessionography.

    £11.99

    • 1Ruby Baby
    • 2The End Of The World
    • 3Go Away Little Girl
    • 4Gonna Make It Alone
    • 5Fever
    • 6My Mammy
    • 7Will Love Ever Come My Way?
    • 8Loneliest Man In The World
    • 9You Made Me Love You
    • 10He’ll Only Hurt You
    • 11You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Loves You
    • 12Unloved Unwanted Me
    • 13Donna The Prima Donna
    • 14Can’t We Be Sweethearts?
    • 15Sweet Sweet Baby
    • 16This Little Girl Of Mine
    • 17Flim Flam
    • 18Troubled Mind
    • 19This Little Girl
    • 20Oh Happy Days
    • 21You’re Mine
    • 22Donna
    • 23I Can’t Believe That You Don’t Love Me Anymore
    • 24Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw

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