Bobby Rydell

Born with a Smile

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Born with a Smile was Bobby Rydell's attempt at a comeback in 1976. As such, it's a record out of time. Rydell is sticking to the kinds of songs that brought him hits in the early '60s, but the music is given a glossy sheen, like when Elton John produced Neil Sedaka. Which means it's more of a curiosity than a full-fledged record, even for hardcore fans. And, as a curiosity, it's a testament to the times and is interesting on that level...but it's not an album you'd listen to a whole lot.

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