Singer Ronnie Carroll Returns To The Music Business After 40 Year Absence
Added: (Fri Sep 16 2005)
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Back On Song
New Release: Back On Song
Label: Dream Ticket
Cat No: DTR 001
Distributor: Cadiz Music
Released: Available Now:
Track Listing (Arrangements by Gilad Atzmon)
My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart)
The Very Thought Of You (Ray Noble)
Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Antonio Carlos Jobim)
Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez)
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (David Mann & Bob Hilliard)
Someone to Watch Over Me (George Gershwin)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen & Edgar ‘Yip’ Harburg)
Danny Boy (Lyric by Frederic Edward Weatherly)
September Song (Maxwell Anderson & Kurt Weill)
Stardust (Mitchell Parish & Hoagy Carmichael)
Gilad Atzmon: Saxophones
Frank Harrison: Piano
Yaron Stavi: Double Bass
Asaf Sirkis: Drums
Produced by Philip Bagenal
Ronnie Carroll has always been credited as a fine singer who could deliver a quality song effortlessly. ‘Back On Song’ proves this fact and is easily his best album since the Phillips label released the critically acclaimed ‘Carroll Calling’ in 1965.
Joining Ronnie to provide the music for Back On Song is internationally acclaimed Israeli jazz musician Gilad Atzmon with members of the Orient House Ensemble under the name Lebab.
Throughout the late fifties and early sixties Ronnnie was rarely off our television screens or out of the media limelight. The dramatic change to the UK musical landscape between 1963 and 1966 put paid to the careers of many entertainers.
Ronnie enjoyed seven top fifty singles (2 Top 10). He represented Britain in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962 with Ring-A-Ding Ding Girl and again in 1963 with ‘Say Wonderful Things To Me.’ Both entries were voted into fourth position.
After a long absence he returns with an album of standards all hand picked by Ronnie who is very much “Back On Song”
Ronnie Carroll Chart Singles 1956 to 1963
Philips PB605 1956 Walk Hand In Hand / Sweet Heartaches (13)
Philips PB665 1957 The Wisdom Of A Fool / Without Love (20)
Philips PB1004 1960 Footsteps / Where Walks My True Love (36)
Philips PB1222 1962 Ring-A-Ding Girl / The Girls In Their Summer Dresses (46)
Philips 326532BF 1962 Roses Are Red (My Love) / Wishing Star (3)
Philips 326550BF 1962 If Only Tomorrow / Think Of Her (33)
Philips 326574BF 1963 Say Wonderful Things / Please Tell Me Your Name (6)
Albums 1956 to 2005
Philips. From Ten Till One 1956.
Philips. Lucky Thirteen 1959.
Philips. Sometimes I'm Happy, Sometimes I'm Blue 1963.
Philips. Mr & Mrs Is The Name 1964.
Philips. Carroll Calling 1965.
Wing Wonderful Things And Other Favourites 1967. (WL1108)
Fontana. Phil The Fluter 1969.
Fontana Promises Promises 1970. (Fontana SFL13192 Could be 1968)
Diamond. Roses Are Red: The Ronnie Carroll Story 1996.
Diamond Carroll Calling Sometimes I’m Happy Sometimes I’m Blue 2000.
Pye Roses Are Red 2003.
Dream Ticket. Back On Song 2005.
To obtain review copies of ‘Back On Song’ or to interview Ronnie contact Pat Tynan.