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Release Date: Friday 13 October 2017
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Long before they hit with the million-selling 'Deep Purple', in 1963, brother/sister team NINO TEMPO & APRIL STEVENS had each pursued solo careers and also recorded as a duo, with varying levels of success.
This compilation presents a 'Very Best Of' those early years, ranging from April's long forgotten/oft controversial early solo hits, to their first recordings together.
Includes the pick of April's early 50s sides, like 'Don't Do It', 'I'm In Love Again' (a Top 10 hit), 'Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?' (also Top 10), 'And So To Sleep Again' (Top 30) and 'How Could Red Riding Hood (Have Been So Very Good)?' as well as her sensational, overtly suggestive (and much-banned) 1959 comeback hit, 'Teach Me Tiger'.
Juxtaposed alongside these are the best of Nino's early solo 45s, like 'Tempo's Tempo' (from The Girl Can't Help It), 'Fifteen Girl Friends', 'Blue Eyed Baby' (on which he was billed as Tony Shepperd) and 'Jack The Ripper'.
Also, their earliest duets, like 'High School Sweetheart', 'A Letter On A Train'/'Big John' (on which they were billed as Carol & Anthony) and their first two hits, 'Sweet And Lovely' and 'Paradise'.
Many of these sides are obscure, collectors' rarities, and unavailable elsewhere on CD.
1. April Stevens - Don't Do It
2. April Stevens - I'm In Love Again
3. April Stevens - Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?
4. April Stevens - And So To Sleep Again
5. April Stevens - Put Me In Your Pocket
6. April Stevens - That Naughty Waltz
7. April Stevens - How Could Red Riding Hood (Have Been So Very Good?)
8. Nino Tempo - Tempo's Tempo
9. Nino Tempo - Fifteen Girl Friends
10. Nino Tempo - Loonie 'Bout Junie
11. Tony Shepperd - Blue Eyed Baby
12. Tony Shepperd - Zach (Zack)
13. April Stevens - Teach Me Tiger
14. April Stevens - That Warm Afternoon
15. Nino Tempo - Ding-A-Ling
16. Nino Tempo - When You Were Sweet Sixteen
17. Nino Tempo - Jack The Ripper
18. April Stevens - In Other Words
19. April Stevens - Jonny
20. Nino Tempo - Lipstick On Your Lips
21. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - High School Sweetheart
22. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - Ooeah! (That's What You Do To Me)
23. Carol & Anthony - A Letter On A Train
24. Carol & Anthony - Big John
25. April Stevens - Do It Again
26. April Stevens - I Want A Lip
27. April Stevens - That's My Name
28. April Stevens - Love Kitten
29. April Stevens - You And You Only
30. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - Sweet And Lovely
31. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - True Love
32. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - Paradise
33. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - Indian Love Call