Saturday, December 04, 2021

Various Artists - Yesterday Has Gone. The Songs Of Teddy Randazzo (@320)


Various Artists - Yesterday Has Gone. The Songs Of Teddy Randazzo


UK collection. Having paid his dues as a recording artist in the '50s and early '60s, by 1964 Teddy Randazzo had turned his focus to writing for others. With sumptuously produced classics such as 'Goin' Out Of My Head', 'I'm On The Outside (Looking In)', 'It's Gonna Take A Miracle' and 'Hurt So Bad' to his name, few would disagree that he became one of the finest American songwriters of his time. Spanning 1964 to 1979, this collection features 25 of his best compositions, performed by Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Royalettes and Derek Martin - the artists with whom he worked most prolifically - and top-tier names such as Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick, Esther Phillips, Timi Yuro, Billy Fury and Mel Tormé. The definitive recordings of Randazzo's songs are invariably the ones he himself produced, and it's significant that he did so on most of the tracks here. The few exceptions include three superb covers of songs from the Little Anthony & the Imperials catalogue and 'Buttercup Days' by the Kane Triplets, a delicious piece of sunshine pop.




1.1 Yesterday Has Gone - Little Anthony ; The Imperials

1.2 Can’t Stop Running Away - Timi Yuro

1.3 Baby Are You Puttin’ Me On - The Royalettes

1.4 You Don't Need A Heart - Teddy Randazzo

1.5 Think Before You Act - Tony Orlando

1.6 You Better Go - Derek Martin

1.7 I'm On The Outside (Looking In) - Little Anthony ; The Imperials

1.8 It's Gonna Take A Miracle - The Royalettes

1.9 Rain In My Heart - Frank Sinatra

1.10 We're On Our Way - The Vogues

1.11 Buttercup Days - The Kane Triplets

1.12 Let Me Dream - Georgia Gibbs

1.13 Let Me Know When It's Over - Esther Phillips

1.14 Lonely Girl - Annabelle Fox

1.15 Better Off Without You - Ritchie Adams

1.16 I'm Lost Without You - Billy Fury

1.17 Or Not At All - Jimmy Rice

1.18 Good For A Lifetime - Al Hibbler

1.19 Goin' Out Of My Head - Dionne Warwick

1.20 Better Use Your Head - Mel Tormé

1.21 I Watched You Slowly Slip Away - Howard Guyton

1.22 Think Twice Before You Walk Away - Porgy ; The Monarchs

1.23 Hurt So Bad - The Delfonics

1.24 Love At First Sight - The Stylistics

1.25 A Million To One - The Manhattans


  1. Thank you. looking forward to this. As you know Teddy Randazzo also did music for the TV show The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Fine cheezy stuff

  2. Thanks, Cor. This is someone I'm completely unfamiliar with.. should be interesting..

  3. Nice looking collection, thank you!


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