bobby vinton

bobby vinton

Bobby Vinton - Rain Rain Go Away (Stereo)

2d ago
SOURCE  

Description

Bobby Vinton's follow-up record to his first big hit "Roses Are Red" (which reached #1!) is another lovely, sentimental song "Rain, Rain Go Away" written by Gloria Shayne ("Goodbye Cruel World", "Nine Girls Out Of Ten Girls") and Noel Regney. Epic was attempting to have Bobby's follow-up recording to be in the similar vein as "Roses Are Red" (a "singalong" melody with a sentimental storyline) - but for reasons of his own, Bobby was not too keen on "Rain". He had already written and recorded "Mr. Lonely", and wanted THAT song to be his follow up single. But he soon found out that Epic also gave "Mr. Lonely" to Buddy Greco, whom the label was grooming to be their next superstar! You see, Epic thought that "Roses Are Red" was something of a fluke, and they thought Bobby's true talent lay more in the direction of songwriting as opposed to singing. In fact, while Bobby was out touring the country enjoying the big success of "Roses Are Red", he did not even know that Epic had already released "Rain" as his follow-up! "Deep down inside, I knew that "Rain" wasn't number one material" he had stated. However, the song did very well on its own (reached #12), and the sentiments expressed in the recording are as moving as "Roses Are Red". (Bobby had the last laugh when Buddy's version of "Mr. Lonely" tanked, and Bobby's recording was later released as a single on its own and flew up the charts!) Recorded July 11, 1962 in New York. Arranged and conducted by Bob Mersey. Produced by Bob Morgan. (If you stuck your head into that studio - and yelled out "Hey Bob!" - you would have had at least 3 guys look at you!)