Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US né Alessandro Randazzo, le 13 Mai 1935 à Brooklin (New York). Teddy Randazzao a débuté avec les Three Chuckles en 1949. Il est décédé le 21 Novembre 2003 à Orlando (Floride).

Teddy Randazzo was never quite as visible as other New York-spawned rock 'n' roll talent of the 1950's — to name a few, Dion was more of a star and for a lot longer, and the various members of Jay & The Americans enjoyed hits right to the outset of the 1970's. But Randazzo had his day in the sun as a singer, and he also wrote hundreds of songs, and saw many dozens of recordings of the best of his work. Born in Brooklyn in 1937, he was lucky enough to grow up in a musical family, and by 15 was a good enough accordion player to turn professional, as a member of the group the Three Chuckles, who were in the market for a new keyboardman and singer — the singing took a little time to develop, with help from his decade-older fellow group members Tommy Romano and Russ Gilberto, but when the group started recording, it was the sides that Randazzo sang on that initially hit, and by 1955, at 17, he was the frontman for the group. They had a number one hit with "And The Angels Sing", which had a rocking beat and brought them to the attention of deejay Alan Freed, who put the group into his first jukebox movie, Rock, Rock, Rock (shot in New York, in the Bronx, actually), but also gave Randazzo a solo spot.When the smoke cleared from the movie, Randazzo had decided to go solo. He continued recording for Vik Records, a unit of RCA Victor, and enjoyed a minor success in 1958 with "Little Serenade", and made an appearance in Freed's next movie, Mister Rock And Roll, as well as in the 20th Century-Fox CinemaScope color production The Girl Can't Help It, among other movies. By 1960, he'd moved to ABC-Paramount, where he had another minor hit with "The Way Of A Clown", and in 1963 he had another small hit with "Big Wide World" on the Colpix label. But it was mostly as a songwriter and producer that Randazzo busied himself and made his real success in the music business; he wrote some 650 songs over the ensuing decades, and saw them recorded by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dionne Warwick. "Pretty Blue Eyes", authored with Bob Weinstein, was a number one hit for Steve Lawrence. But it was with Little Anthony & The Imperials that he had his longest success — in addition to producing the group, he authored "Going Out Of My Head", "I'm On The Outside Looking In", and "Hurt So Bad" (later covered by Linda Ronstadt), among other hits.Randazzo became less visible as the 1960's wore on, and in the 1970's was largely forgotten by all except oldies fans. He remained active as a songwriter and behind-the-scenes, and did the occasional live performance to keep his hand in, but by then he was earning a good income from his annual royalties. He busied himself in local production in both Florida and Hawaii, especially the latter, and reportedly enjoyed a very happy second marriage — his son from his first marriage, Teddy Randazzo Jr., has also had a successful music career. Randazzo died in his sleep in 2003.

http://www.spectropop.com/remembers/TRobit.htm

Talents : Singer, Accordion, Guitar

Style musical : Pop, Rock 'n' Roll

https://youtu.be/3oV30YMmTgc

LIES (1959)

MOTHER GOOSE TWIST (1962)

SHOUT (1962)

TWISTIN' TO THE LOCOMOTION (1962)

TOO YOUNG TO FALL IN LOVE (1962)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1957 SP VIK 4X-0277 (US) . Next Stop Paradise / How Could You Know
08/1957 SP VIK 4X-0289 (US) . I Was The Last One To Know / Kiddio (From The Movie "Mister Rock And Roll")
12/1957 SP VIK 4X-0310 (US) . Red Ruby Lips / I'll Never Smile Again
1958 SP VIK 4X-0319 (US) . To Belong / Dutch Treat
05/1958 SP VIK 4X-0330 (US) . Little Serenade (Piccolissima Serenata) / Be My Kitten, Little Chicken
11/1958 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-9983 (US) . It's Magic / Rather Than I
1958 EP VIK EXA-300 (US)

Mister Rock And Roll - Scene 1 - Kiddio (Teddy Randazzo with The Sounds) / Your Love Alone (Brook Benton) / Perfect For Love (Teddy Randazzo & Lois O'Brien) / Rocky's Love Song (Teddy Randazzo & Rocky Graziano)

1958 SP RCA Italiana 45N 0654 (I)

Kiddio / I Was The Last One To Know

01/1959 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-9998 (US) . You Are Always In My Heart / Papito
03/1959 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10014 (US) . Laughing On The Outside / Awkward Age
08/1959 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10043 (US) . I'm On A Merry-Go-Round / Lies
12/1959 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10068 (US) . How I Need You / You Don't Care Anymore
1959 EP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-90863 (F) How I Need You / You Don't Care Anymore / Lies / I'm On A Merry-Go-Round
1959 EP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-90864 (F) Laughing On The Outside / Tha Awkward Age / Pepito / It's Magic
03/1960 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10088 (US) . The Way Of A Clown / Cherie
1960 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10103 (US) . The Way Of A Clown / Cherie
1960 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10127 (US) . Misery / But You Broke My Heart
07/1960 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10131 (US) . Misery / Journey Of Love
1960 EP ABC-PARAMOUNT HP 97-25 (S)

Canta Con Ritmo - Pepita / En El Carrusel (I'm On A Merry-Go-Round) / Es Magico (It's Magic) / Mentiras (Lies)

1960 EP JUKE BOX JSEP 4505 (SW)

I'm On A Merry-Go-Round - Teddy Randazzo : I'm On A Merry-Go-Round / Lies / The Keymen : Camilia / Miss You

03/1961 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10193 (US) . Happy Ending / But You Broke My Heart
06/1961 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10228 (US) . Broken Bell / Let The Sun Shine In
09/1961 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10247 (US) . Don't Go Away / One More Chance
1961 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10247 (US) Don't Go Away / One More Chance
12/1961 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10287 (US) . Mother Goose Twist / It's A Pity To Say Goodbye
12/1961 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT PS-83 (JAP)

TEDDY - One More Chance (ワン・モア・チャンス) / Don't Go Away (行かないで)

1961 EP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-90888 (F) Let The Sunshine In / Broken Bell / Don't Go Away / One More Chance
1962 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT AP 22.134 (NL)

One More Chance / Teenage Senorita

04/1962 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10312 (US) .

U. S. Mail (Teddy Randazzo with The Dazzlers) / Teenage Senorita

08/1962 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10350 (US) .

Teddy Randazzo & The Dazzlers - Cotton Fields / Dance To The Locomotion

10/1962 SP COLPIX 662 (US) . Big Wide World / Be Sure My Love
11/1962 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-10377 (US) . Echoes / It Wasn't A Dream
1962 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT PR-9651 (US) .

Foot Stompin' / Ooph-Poo-Pah-Doo

1962 EP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-90901 (F) Shout (part. 1 & 2) / Twistin' To The Locomotion / Cotton Fields
1962 EP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-90902 (F) Bo Diddley / Ooh Poo Pah Doo / Foot Stompin' / US Mail
1962 EP KARUSSEL KSEP 3287 (SW)

Twistin' To The Locomotion / To Young To Fall In Love / U.S. Mail / Ooh Poo Pah Doo

01/1963 EP 33 t. ABC-PARAMOUNT 17P-13 (JAP)

One More Chance / The Way Of A Clown / It's Magic / Teenage Senorita

02/1963 SP COLPIX CX 42.884 (NL)

Big Wide World / Be Sure My Love

04/1963 SP COLPIX 684 (US) . Dear Heart / Just Hold My Hand
05/1963 SP COLPIX CX 42.891 (NL)

Dear Heart / Just Hold My Hand

1963 SP Bluebell 04029 (I) Il Mondo Intorno A Noi / Big Wide World
01/1964 SP DCP DCP 1003 (US) . Pretty Blue Eyes / Doo Dah
09/1964 SP DCP DCP 1108 (US) . Less Than Tomorrow / Lost Without You
03/1965 SP DCP DCP 1134 (US) . You Don't Need A Heart / As Long As I Live
01/1966 SP DCP DCP 1153 (US) . You're Not That Girl Anymore / Soul
1966 SP MGM K 13511 (US) . Per Un Pugno Di Dollari / Watch What Happens
12/1966 SP MGM K 13635 (US)

The Mechanical Man (Bent Bolt & The Nuts) / Sweet And Sour (Teddy RANDAZZO)

12/1966 SP MGM K 13648 (US) . Trick Or Treat (Teddy RANDAZZO & ALL 6) / I'm Losing You
02/1967 SP MGM K 13682 (US) . A Fistful Of Dollars / Take Me Back
04/1967 SP VERVE / FOLKWAYS KF 5050 (US) . A World Without Love / Just One More Time
03/1968 SP BUDDAH BDA-34 (US) . Maggie's Theme / Girl On My Mind
1978 SP Derby ‎DBR 10129 (I)

Lovin' You Won'T Hurt As Much Tomorrow / Born To Be In Love With You







Albums

1958 LP 12" VIK LX-1121 (US) I'M CONFESSIN' - I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) / What Is This Thing Called Love / Among My Souvenirs / River Stay Away From My Door / But Beautiful / Pagan Love Song / Old Man River / You Go To My Head / Black And Blue / My Foolish Heart / You're Driving Me Crazy / For All We Know
1960 LP 12" K-Poi LP-1381 (US)

K-Poi Presents Teddy Randazzo Million Dollar Party Encore - Richer Than I / Way Of A Clown / Teenage Senorita / Happy Ending / Runaround / Cherie / Let The Sun Shine In / One More Chance / You Are Always In My Heart / Broken Bell / It's Magic / The Awkward Age

1961 LP 12" ABC-PARAMOUNT ABC 352 (mono) / ABCS 352 (stereo) (US)
JOURNEY TO LOVE - Lady Of Spain / A Foggy Day / Canadian Sunset / It Happened In Monterey / Blue Hawaiian Moon / Under Paris Skies / Brazil / Autumn In New York / On A Slow Boat To China / Arrivederci, Roma / Journey To Love / To The Ends Of The Earth
1962 LP 12" ABC-PARAMOUNT ABC 421 (mono) / ABCS 421 (stereo) (US) TEDDY RANDAZZO TWISTS - Teddy Randazzo featuring The Dazzlers - Bo Diddley / U.S Mail / Sout / Late Date Baby / The Peppermint Twist / Too Young To Fall In Love / Twistin' To The Locomotion / Foot Stompin' / What'd I Say / Cotton Fields / Ooh Poo-Pah-Doo / Let The Sunshine In
1966 LP 12" MGM E 4410 (mono) / SE 4410 (stereo) (US) THE GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E. (TV Soundtrack) - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (Jerry Goldsmith) / Shall We Gather At The Boat Dock (Dave Grusin) / Out Of The Frying Pan (Dave Grusin) / April (Dave Grusin) / Mother Muffin (Dave Grusin) / Movin' On (Teddy RANDAZZO) / The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. (Dave Grusin) / Sneaky Search (Richard Shores) / Somewhere In Greece (Dave Grusin) / The Countess (Teddy RANDAZZO) / Bomb Scare (Richard Shores) / Follow The T.H.R.U.S.H. (Dave Grusin)
1987 ? LP 12" DOMINO DLP 1003 (EUR)

WE'RE GONNA ROCK TONIGHT - We’re Gonna Rock Tonight / I’ll Stop Anything I’m Doing / Next Stop Paradise / Teenage Senorita / Bo Diddley / Foot Stompin’ / One More Change / Pretty Blue Eyes / Be My Kitten Little Chicken / Mother Goose Twist / Late Date Baby / Oh-Poo-Pah-Doo / Pagan Love Song / The Way Of A Clown / Little Serenade / Twistin’ To The locomotion

1997 CD Marginal MAR 028 (EUR)

Teddy Randazzo ‎– The Ultimate Compilation Of All Labels... - The Way Of A Clown / But You Broke My Heart / Echoes / It's Magic / Be Sure My Love / Cherie / Pretty Blue Eyes / Broken Bell / Dear Heart / Doo Dah / Misery / One More Chance / Pagan Love Song / I'll Stop Anything I'm Doing / Mother Goose Twist / Big Wide World / Be My Little Chicken / We're Gonna Rock Tonight / Little Serenade / Next Stop Paradise / Journey To Love / Ooh-Poo Pah-Doo / Lady Of Spain / Brazil / Bo Diddley / Shout / Late Date Baby / Twistin' To The Locomotion / Kiddio / Triste Pagglaccio

07/2015 2 CD Jasmine JASCD 811 (UK) The Way of the Clown :
CD 1 : I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) / What Is This Thing Called Love / Among My Souvenirs / River Stay Away From My Door / But Beautiful / Pagan Love Song / Old Man River / You Go To My Head / Black And Blue / My Foolish Heart / You're Driving Me Crazy / For All We Know / Lady Of Spain / A Foggy Day / Canadian Sunset / It Happened In Monterey / Blue Hawaiian Moon / Under Paris Skies / Brazil / Autumn In New York / On A Slow Boat To China / Arrivederci, Roma / Journey To Love / To The Ends Of The Earth
CD 2 : Bo Diddley / US Mail / Shout / Late Date Baby / The Peppermint Twist / Too Young To Fall In Love / Twistin' To The Locomotion / Foot Stompin' / What'd I Say / Cotton Fields / Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo / Let The Sunshine In / The Way Of The Clown / But You Broke My Heart / It's Magic / Cherie / Broken Bell / Mother Goose Twist / Triste Pagliaccio (The Way Of The Clown-Italian version)

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