Singers.com: Frankie Valli / The Four Seasons: Jersey Boys - Vocal Selections (Songbook)

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Frankie Valli / The Four Seasons: Jersey Boys - Vocal Selections

Beggin'
Big Girls Don't Cry
Big Man In Town
Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
C'mon Marianne
Cry For Me
Dawn (Go Away)
December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
Fallen Angel
Let's Hang On
My Boyfriend's Back
My Eyes Adored You
Opus 17 (Don't Worry 'Bout Me)
Rag Doll
Sherry
Stay
Walk Like A Man
Who Loves You
Working My Way Back To You

Jersey Boys premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse on October 5, 2004 and ran through January 16, 2005 The musical opened on Broadway on November 6, 2005 at the August Wilson Theatre starring John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Christian Hoff as Tommy DeVito, Daniel Reichard as Bob Gaudio, and J. Robert Spencer as Nick Massi. Directed by Des McAnuff, the then artistic director at La Jolla Playhouse, the musical uses many of the group's hit songs to tell the turbulent story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' rise to fame. Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote, "THE CROWD GOES WILD. I'm talking about the real, mostly middle-aged crowd at the August Wilson Theater, who seem to have forgotten what year it is or how old they are or, most important, that John Lloyd Young is not Frankie Valli. And everything that has led up to that curtain call feels, for just a second, as real and vivid as the sting of your hands clapping together."20 vocal selections from the Broadway musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. This is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys became the biggest American pop sensations of all time, selling over 175 million records worldwide.

5216 Songbook $16.95   Softcover | Solo |
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Singers.com: Frankie Armstrong: Well-Tuned Women (01 Book)

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Frankie Armstrong: Well-Tuned Women

Joan Mills - A Vocal Album: Snapshots from Vocal History
Kristin Linklater - Overtones, Undertones and the Fundamental Pitch of the Female Voice
Cicely Berry - Transforming Texts: The Power of Shakespeare's Heroines
Ysaye M Barnwell - The Voice of African-American Women
Frankie Armstrong - Bodies Under Siege
Julie McNamara- Voices of Hope
Patsy Rodenburg - Powerspeak: Women and Their Voices
Annie Neligan - Releasing the Spirit: The Voice in Self-defence
Roz Comins - The Voice of the Teacher
Jenny Goodman ,- When Communities Find a Voice
Jenny Pearson - The Sound of Stories
Vayu Naidu - Sound Advice: Women and Storytelling from India
Noirin Ni Riain - And Deep Things Are Song
Olivea Dewhurst-Maddock - The Healing Voice
Michele George - Language of the Heart, Voices of the Self
Contributors Notes
Noirin Ni Riain - And Deep Things Are Song

Celebrated folk singer Frankie Armstrong is also one of our leading voice trainers, whose work is grounded in the voice's capacity to empower the individual. Here, with therapist, writer and storyteller Jenny Pearson, she has gathered essays from leading women artists and voice trainers around the world to offer a range of approaches and contexts for personal growth through awareness of the voice. Through anecdote, examples and exercises, the artists and teachers in Well-Tuned Women have assembled an essential guide for all those interested in liberating themselves through song, speech and sound.

6847 01 Book $22.95   220 Pages | Softcover | 5 x 8 |
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Singers.com: Encounters, Balladeers, Frankie & The Fashions: The Sound of Acappella Vol 1 (00 1 CD)

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Encounters, Balladeers, Frankie & The Fashions: The Sound of Acappella Vol 1

Song Name   As Performed By
Zu Zu   Encounters
I Remember   Frankie & the Fashions
This To Me Is Love   Balladeers
Please Don't Cheat On Me   Encounters
In The Still Of The Night   Frankie & the Fashions
Three Wishes   Balladeers
Now That You're Gone   Encounters
Come Back To Me   Frankie & the Fashions
Teenage Vows Of Love   Encounters
Fools Fall In Love   Balladeers
Two People In The World   Frankie & the Fashions
Goodnight Baby   Encounters
My Hearts Desire   Balladeers
School Boy Romance   Encounters
I Really Love You   Frankie & the Fashions

This recent release, on the Collectables label, features three currently performing a cappella groups: Frankie and the Fashions, The Encounters, and the Balladeers, with their versions of renowned hits. The Five Satins' 'In the Still Of The Night,' considered one of the great R & B influenced doo-wop songs of all time (though it never broke the top twenty of the national charts when it was released) is covered by Frankie & the Fashions. The Balladeers' take on the Drifters' 'Fools Fall In Love' is one of the best cuts overall, with the group making the most of the simple but effective arrangement.

8038 00 1 CD $12.98   Male | 5 Members | United States | A Cappella | Doo wop
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Singers.com: Frankie & The Fashions: Philadelphia (00 1 CD)

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Frankie & The Fashions: Philadelphia

Lost Masters
Funny Girl
Harvey Holiday Spot
What Do I Have to Do
If Not for You
Blame It on Another Rainy Day
Someties
This Time It's Forever
This I Swear
You Don't Understand
Philadelphia
Since I Don't Have You
Daddy Nar
Hold Me, Darling
Baby, Baby Please
Big Momma
A Higher Love
You're the One for Me
Love the One You're With
Garden of Love
Come Back to Me
Congratulations, Baby
Two Shades of Blue
The Good Ol'Days

It was in the Little Italy neighborhood of West Philly that four teenagers formed a band inspired by the music of Dion & The Belmonts, The Earls and Little Anthony & The Imperials. You could hear them on the corner of 49th St. In April of 1964 they recorded a song called 'Funny Girl' which was never released because their manager died just after the track was cut. Through this tragic circumstance the group never went commercial but did continue to just cruise around Philadelphia and share street corner symphonies with other groups, alternating songs for their own pleasure and that of passersby. Thirty-three years later lead singer Frankie Lafaro (who has been called the Frank Sinatra of doo-wop) and the four Fashions finally recorded both some of the tunes they have sung all their lives and some of Frankie's originals.

8121 00 1 CD $12.98   Male | 5 Members | United States | A Cappella | Doo wop
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Singers.com: Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers: Very Best Of (00 1 CD)

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Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers: Very Best Of

Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Please Be Mine
I Want You To Be My Girl
I'm Not A Know-It-All
I Promise To Remember
Who Can Explain?
The ABC's Of Love
Share
I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent
Baby, Baby
Am I Fooling Myself Again
Teengage Love
Paper Castles
Out In The Cold Again
Goody Goody
Little Bittly Pretty One

Frankie Lymon's meteoric rise to superstardom in 1956 (and his subsquent crash) has been well-documented. As the lead singer of the most successful of the teenage doo-wop groups, Frankie's precocious talent resulted in hits such as 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love,' 'I Want You To Be My Girl' and 'Goody Goody,' songs that are memorable still. The sixteen tunes on this CD were recorded between 1955 through 1958; most were issued on George Goldner's Gee label. Frankie's adolescent tenor was confident, his interpretative skills well-developed, and his pitch stable; unfortunately for him, as his voice matured, it no longer was the attraction it once was. To hear Frankie sing 'I'm Not A Know It All' and 'I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent' hold a pathetic irony, but regardless, these songs are the defining sound of 1950's pop

8798 00 1 CD $12.95   Male | United States | | Doo wop
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Singers.com: Frankie & The Fashions: Acappella Starlight Sessions (00 1 CD)

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Frankie & The Fashions: Acappella Starlight Sessions

Philadelphia
Blame It On Another Rainy Day
We've Never Danced
Sometimes
Since I Don't Have You
I Wonder Why
What A Rush
Mr.Time
Lost Masters
I'll Never Let You Go
A Sunday Kind of Love
Can't Help Falling In Love

Philadelphia's Frankie Lafaro and the Fashions came together as a Doo Wop group in 1963. They first recorded in 1964, but because of the death of their manager, the material was never released. Lead vocalist and songwriter Frankie, who is known as the "Frank Sinatra of Doo Wop," and his 4 fabulous Fashions are still sounding as sweet and pure as ever, and they are finally receiving the success that has been long overdue them. Our favorites include the Lafaro originals "Philadelphia," "Blame It On Another Rainy Day," "Sometimes," "What A Rush," "Mr. Time" and "Lost Masters." Frankie sings one of the best leads we've heard, and getting to hear this hot, unreleased Doo Wop is a treat!

8807 00 1 CD $9.95   Male | 5 Members | United States | A Cappella | Doo wop
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