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Young Love: The Best of Tab Hunter
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| Beefcake by the Pool
Boy next door
With James Dean
Tab Hunter in 1991
Very few stars had it all - formidable acting chops, stunning good looks, and a voice
capable of enthralling everyone from teenyboppers to grandmothers. Tab Hunter had all
that and more, and Eric records is pleased to present his first-ever authorized CD compilation
Young Love: The Best Of Tab Hunter.
This exciting album features all seven of Tab's charted singles (the original 45rpm
versions), including the smash title song which was #1 for six weeks in 1957! In
addition to those fab 45's - songs like "Ninety-Nine Ways" and "Apple
Blossom Time" - Young Love includes tracks
taken from Tab's rare Dot and Warner Brothers repertoire. These songs - 10 never before
on CD - were selected by fans in a poll conducted at www.tabhunter.com.
All tracks were remastered from the original master tapes - in stereo whenever
possible (see details below). For those of you who might have been unlucky enough
to hear one of Tab’s early "unauthorized" CD collections (made from old
records), the sound here is a revelation!
|Young Love includes a deluxe, 20-page, full-color booklet with dozens of candid photos and rare
memorabilia from Tab Hunter's personal collection, plus informative liner notes
by noted music writer Greg Adams.
About Tab Hunter. Born 1931 in New York City, Arthur Geilen was raised in California
by his mother. While working as a stable boy, he was discovered by James Dean's agent,
who snatched him up and christened him Tab Hunter. He made his first movie in 1950 and
was soon starring in such films as "Damn Yankees," "Battle Cry," and "The
Girl He Left Behind," eventually appearing in over 50 movies.
Tab had little singing experience, but with a little coaching he became one of the first
"teen idols" of rock music. He scored a #1 hit in 1957 with his very first single, "Young
Love," on Dot Records. Tab's sudden recording success led his movie studio, Warner Brothers,
to launch their now-storied record label. Hunter recorded several albums for Warners,
drifting towards both traditional pop (When I Fall in Love,
1958) and smooth country (Tab Hunter RFD, 1960).
Hunter continued working in films and on TV throughout the 60's and 70's, and his career
took an upswing in the 1980's when he starred in such campy films as John Waters’ Polyester, Grease 2, and the horse-opera spoof Lust
in the Dust. In October 2005, he published his autobiography, Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star, written with