Paul Evans

The Fabulous Teens & Beyond

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The Fabulous Teens...And Beyond is a definitive Paul Evans anthology, offering 25 tracks of his 1959-1961 recordings in addition to a few country songs he recorded in the late '70s (two of which were chart hits). His Top 20 pop hits "Midnight Special," "Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat," and "Happy-Go-Lucky-Me" (more recently featured in the film Pecker) are here, as well as the minor hit "The Brigade of Broken Hearts." The remaining tracks include covers of popular songs such as "Tutti Frutti," "Slippin' and Slidin'," "I'm Walkin'," and "The Fool," as well as a few ridiculous novelty pieces like "Show Folk" and "Fish in the Ocean" (on which Evans manages to sound exactly like Marvin Rainwater). An interesting treat is a songwriting demo recording of "Roses Are Red (My Love)," the famous song which Evans co-wrote.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:05
2 2:32
3 1:57
4
2:12
5 2:27
6
2:21
7 2:24
8 2:59
9 2:13
10 2:25
11 2:54
12
2:19
13 2:33
14 2:18
15 1:45
16 1:59
17 2:36
18
2:20
19 2:54
20 1:44
21 2:58
22 2:09
23 2:44
24
2:01
25 2:47
26 3:27
27 3:36
28 3:11
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