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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 Tabs charted singles (the original 45rpm versions), including the smash title song which was #1 for six weeks in 1957! In addition to those fab 45s songs like Ninety-Nine Ways and Apple Blossom Time Young Love includes tracks taken from Tabs 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!
|1.||#1 for six weeksYOUNG LOVE||1957||Mono|
|2.||Chart #57RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET||1957||Mono|
|3.||Chart #11NINETY-NINE WAYS||1957||Mono|
|4.||Chart #74DONT GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE||1957||Mono|
|5.||Chart #62JEALOUS HEART||1958||Mono|
|6.||Chart #31(Ill Be With You In) APPLE BLOSSOM TIME||1959||Stereo|
|7.||Chart #68THERES NO FOOL LIKE A YOUNG FOOL||1959||Stereo|
|9.||I AIN’T GOT NOBODY||1958||Stereo|
|10.||TIME AFTER TIME||1958||Stereo|
|11.||I’LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN||1959||Stereo|
|13.||MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME||1958||Stereo|
|15.||WHEN I FALL IN LOVE||1959||Stereo|
|16.||I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY||1960||Stereo|
|17.||HEY GOOD LOOKIN’||1960||Stereo|
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 Deans 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. Tabs 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 60s and 70s, and his career took an upswing in the 1980s 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 Eddie Muller.
Chart positions taken from Joel Whitburns Record Research series of Billboard chart books.