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Saturday, September 19, 2015

50 Favorite Albums: 27

Dion and the Belmonts are, I firmly believe, the greatest doo-wop group that ever existed. But when Dion ventured into a solo career, it became clear that a big part of the magic came from his voice. His first "album," if you will, of his solo career was titled Runaround Sue after his most famous song, of course. Additionally, he boasted The Wanderer, another hit, and Somebody Nobody Wants to go along with his all-time greatest hit. There is, obviously, influence from The Belmonts, but this is, on the surface, Dion's album. And he kills it.

Runaround Sue: 1961 doo-wop album from Dion.

1 comment:

  1. Always thought of this kind of music as sort of upbeat sadness, if that makes sense.