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Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Sweet And Lovely: The Best Of Nino Tempo & April Stevens (1996)

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Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Sweet And Lovely: The Best Of Nino Tempo & April Stevens (1996)

Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Sweet And Lovely: The Best Of Nino Tempo & April Stevens (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans ~ 74 Mb
Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5592 | Time: 00:46:11
Brill Building Pop, Vocal Pop, Early Pop/Rock

Seventeen-track anthology focuses mostly on their popular 1963-66 recordings, including "Deep Purple," "Whispering," "Stardust," "All Strung Out," several lower-charting items, and some LP tracks. They milked the "Deep Purple" formula too many times, but this is enjoyably frothy pop, and "All Strung Out" is a genuinely soulful, accurate approximation of Phil Spector's work with the Righteous Brothers. The disc also includes Stevens's 1959 solo single "Teach Me Tiger," a bizarre cover of "I Love How You Love Me" (with battling bagpipes and fuzzy guitars), and one undistinguished track each from 1985 and 1996.

Review by Richie Unterberger, Allmusic.com

Judging from some of the other reviews, many people may be unaware that April Stevens goes back just a tad further than the debut of her smash hit with brother Nino in 1963.

Born Carol Lo Tempio in Niagara Falls, N.Y. on April 29, 1936, she joined the Henri Rene orchestra in 1951 and, shortly after her 15th birthday, had a # 6 Pop hit with I'm In Love Again on RCA Victor under the billing Henri Rene & His Orchestra with April Stevens. Her sexy, whispering vocal was such a hit, in fact, that when the next single was released - Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya Huh? - the billing had changed to April Stevens with Henri Rene & His Orchestra. It made # 10 in August. Later that year the same combination took And So To Sleep Again to # 27.

Whether school beckoned or what, she then disappeared from the charts until December 1959 when, suddenly, she was back with a # 86 Billboard Top 100 hit, Teach Me Tiger, this time with Don Ralke & His Orchestra on Imperial 5626 b/w That Warm Afternoon. In 1962 she then hooked up with brother Nino (b. January 6, 1935) who, after a stint playing sax at Bobby Darin sessions, had secured a contract with Atco. Together they took an old standard, Sweet And Lovely, billed as April Stevens & Nino Tempo, to # 77 Hot 100 in July on Atco 6224 b/w True Love (Means More Than Anything). Follow-up singles failed to chart, and it wasn't until late 1963 that they hit it big with Deep Purple.

Billed from this point on as Nino Tempo & April Stevens, and backed with the mouthful I've Been Carrying A Torch For You So Long That I Burned A Great Big Hole In My Heart, it surged to # 1 Hot 100, AND # 4 R&B in November on Atco 6273. Two months later they were back with another oldie, Whispering, taking it to # 4 Adult Contemporary (AC) and # 11 Hot 100 in January 1964 b/w Tweedlee Dee on Atco 6281. Continuing the theme, they then reached back to one of the most recorded songs ever, Hoagy Carmichael's Stardust, and turned it into yet another hit, this time peaking at # 13 AC/# 32 Hot 100 in March b/w I-45 on Atco 6286.

In May 1964, however, by which time the British Invasion was in full force, the hoary old Tea For Two could only make it to # 56 Hot 100 b/w another oldie, I'm Confessin' (That I Love You), which reached # 99 Hot 100 in April on Atco 6294. That is the only B-side of their his so far to be included here.

Shut out in 1965, they reappeared on the charts in October 1966 with a new label, White Whale, and a # 26 Hot 100 in All Strung Out b/w I Can't Go On Living Baby Without You on white whale 236. The B-side was then re-released in 1967, and in July it topped out at # 86 Hot 100 b/w Little Child on White Whale 252.

Nino would go on to have a # 53 Hot 100/# 78 R&B hit instrumental in 1973 for with Sister James under the billing Nino Tempo And 5th Avenue Sax in A&M 1461 b/w the excellent (and unfortunately omitted) Clair de Lune (In Jazz), and in 1974 was the arranger on Cher's Dark Lady. April, also with A&M, had a # 93 Hot 100 with Wake Up And Love Me in June 1974 in A&M 1528 b/w Gotta Leave You Baby billed simply as April. Their last hit together came in 1975 when You Turn Me On, billed to Nino & April on A&M 1674, made it to # 38 AC in May b/w Never Had A Lover.

This is definitely recommended. You will enjoy the tight harmony of two very talented people.

Review by George O'Leary, Amazon.com

Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Sweet And Lovely: The Best Of Nino Tempo & April Stevens (1996)



Tracklist:

01. Deep Purple (2:44)
02. Sweet & Lovely (3:00)
03. Teach Me Tiger (2:25)
04. Paradise (2:30)
05. (We'll Always Be) Together (2:25)
06. Begin the Beguine (2:28)
07. Whispering (2:30)
08. Stardust (3:00)
09. Tea for Two (2:29)
10. I'm Confessin' That I Love You (2:12)
11. The Coldest Night of the Year (2:59)
12. I Love How You Love Me (2:43)
13. All Strung Out (3:03)
14. You'll Be Needing Me Baby (2:05)
15. I Can't Go On Livin' Baby Without You (2:43)
16. I'm Fallin' for You (3:12)
17. Why Don't You Do Right? (3:44)


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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.24 dB -12.34 dB 2:44 01-Deep Purple
DR12 -0.24 dB -14.09 dB 3:00 02-Sweet & Lovely
DR13 0.00 dB -14.48 dB 2:25 03-Teach Me Tiger
DR11 -0.24 dB -12.69 dB 2:30 04-Paradise
DR14 -0.24 dB -16.93 dB 2:25 05-(We'll Always Be) Together
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DR10 -0.24 dB -13.30 dB 3:00 08-Stardust
DR10 -1.23 dB -13.73 dB 2:29 09-Tea for Two
DR12 -0.24 dB -13.99 dB 2:12 10-I'm Confessin' That I Love You
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DR10 -0.24 dB -13.05 dB 3:03 13-All Strung Out
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DR11 -0.24 dB -13.54 dB 2:43 15-I Can't Go On Livin' Baby Without You
DR11 -0.48 dB -13.25 dB 3:12 16-I'm Fallin' for You
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Number of tracks: 17
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
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Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Sweet And Lovely: The Best Of Nino Tempo & April Stevens (1996)

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