Dave King - The Complete Recordings 1955-1961
Cat. no: JASMCD2688
Release Date: 30th April 2021
Genre: Easy Listening
Whilst originally known as a comedian and later as an actor - most notably as the villain Parky in the Long Good Friday - Dave King was also a talented singer with a string of hits to his name in the late 50’s and a hit TV Variety show.
This set includes every known recording by Dave King from his first and only release on Parlophone, the rare “Sweet Kentucky Rose” and it’s flipside “You Should Know” (written by future Morecambe and Wise producer Ernest Maxim), which is reissued here for the first time, alongside all of his Decca recordings including “Memories are Made of This” and “You Can’t Be True to Two” and a medley with Lita Roza and David Whitfield from a charity EP.
The Decca era are featured in their original form without the additional reverb added to previous re-issues. Also featured are the six sides he recorded for Pye and Pye international including his covers of “High Hopes” and “Many a Wonderful Moment”. These too have never been re-issued.
Tracks: Sweet Kentucky Rose / You Should Know / Memories Are Made Of This / I’ve Changed My Mind A Thousand Times / A Little Bit Independent / You Can’t Be True To Two / The Birds And The Bees / Hotta Chocolatta / All Star Hit Parade / Christmas And You / You Make Nice / Love Is A Golden Ring / If Your Heart Doesn’t Dance / With All My Heart / Red Shutters / Chances Are / Shake Me I Rattle / The Story Of My Life / I’ll Buy You A Star / There’s Only One Of You / I Suddenly / Home / The Story / High Hopes / Night And Day / Many A Wonderful Moment / Goody Goody / Young In Love / C’est La Vie, C’est L’amour