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Don Rondo - White Silver Sands: The Collection 1955-60

Don Rondo - White Silver Sands: The Collection 1955-60

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Don Rondo was a singer with a style more akin to the middle-of-the-road market of the early 1950s but who came to the fore with hits with that approach early in the rock ‘n’ roll era.

Finding it difficult to establish a chart presence in a changing market, Rondo embraced the new musical idioms before he was overtaken by newer teen idols, and as a popular personality on TV, turned to broadcasting in the ‘60s.

This 52-track collection features selected A- and B-sides of his singles on Decca, Jubilee, Roulette and Carlton labels from these years, plus the titles from his Jubilee albums Rondo and Have You Met not otherwise released on singles. Rondo first became popular following the 1956 release of his rendition of the song Two Different Worlds. Released by Jubilee Records in October 1956, the song spent three months on the Billboard chart, peaking at No.11. It eventually sold more than a million copies. In contrast, follow-up hit White Silver Sands was an uptempo number. With words and music written in 1957 by Charles “Red” Matthews, the single peaked in the US at No.7.

Featuring as it does a significant proportion of the 60-odd titles he released during this era, it offers a worthwhile overview of his career as a chart-focused recording artist. It also provides an entertaining showcase for his versatility as a song stylist as he tackles ballads and novelty-flavoured material,  as well as out-and-out teen pop and rock ‘n’ roll in search of a hit, along with old-school standards on his albums. He was certainly an artist who arrived on the scene at the wrong time and deserved more chart success than he achieved.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Evening Star Don Rondo
2 I Offer You My Heart Don Rondo
3 Two Different Worlds Don Rondo
4 He Made You Mine Don Rondo
5 Don't (Unless You Care) Don Rondo
6 The Love I Never Had Don Rondo
7 To Belong Don Rondo
8 On Forgotten Street Don Rondo
9 White Silver Sands Don Rondo
10 Stars Fell On Alabama Don Rondo
11 Forsaking All Others Don Rondo
12 There's Only You Don Rondo
13 In Chi Chi Chihuahua Don Rondo
14 Wanderin' Heart Don Rondo
15 Made For Each Other Don Rondo
16 What A Shame Don Rondo
17 Blonde Bombshell Don Rondo
18 There Goes My Heart Again Don Rondo
19 School Dance Don Rondo
20 Dormi Dormi Dormi Don Rondo
21 Her Hair Was Yellow Don Rondo
22 As Long As I Have You Don Rondo
23 City Lights Don Rondo
24 Song From 'Geisha Boy' Don Rondo
25 Gretna Green Don Rondo
26 My Foolish Heart Don Rondo
Disc 2 
Track Title Artist
1 Leave Your Troubles On My Lips Don Rondo
2 Cuckoo Girl Don Rondo
3 Batch Of Love Don Rondo
4 Quiet Girl Don Rondo
5 Wall-To-Wall Tears Don Rondo
6 The Golden Rule Don Rondo
7 The King Of Holiday Island Don Rondo
8 But Give Me Time Don Rondo
9 They Can't Shake My Faith In You Don Rondo
10 We're Not Children Anymore Don Rondo
11 There Is No Love Don Rondo
12 While We're Young Don Rondo
13 Three Doors Don Rondo
14 Bring Back My Summer Love Don Rondo
15 Liza Don Rondo
16 Stella By Starlight Don Rondo
17 Ramona Don Rondo
18 Charmaine Don Rondo
19 Laura Don Rondo
20 Margie Don Rondo
21 Jeannine (I Dream Of Lilac Time) Don Rondo
22 Mona Lisa Don Rondo
23 Diane Don Rondo
24 Dolores Don Rondo
25 Peg O' My Heart Don Rondo
26 Have You Met Miss Jones? Don Rondo
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    June 2022
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