Teen pop across 29 years of hits including his Carlton sides through to the late 70s come-back on Spring.
Paul who?Well, a native New Yorker, Paul Evans started out as a songwriter and demo artist, graduating to a series of impressive US and UK hits:
. U.S. U.K.
1959 Seven Little Girls 9 25
1960 Midnite Special 16 41
1960 Happy-Go-Lucky-Me 10 -
1960 The Brigade Of Broken Hearts 81 -
1979 Hello, This Is Joannie 57* -
1979 Disneyland Daddy 81* -
(*US country chart)
As well as being a recording artist, Paul has written many classic songs over the years including four for Elvis - I Gotta Know, Something Blue, Blue River and The Next Step Is Love, When for The Kalin Twins and Roses Are Red (My Love) (a hit for both Bobby Vinton and Ronnie Carroll). Paul's own previously unissued, but superb demo for the latter song is included on this sterling retrospective along with all the above hits plus 21 other excellent performances. All of the early album Paul Evans Sings The Fabulous Teens is included plus a recent country recording Willie's Sung With Everyone (But Me).