As a teenager, long before he became the lead singer of 70s chart-toppers Dawn, of 'Knock Three Times' and 'Tie A Yellow Ribbon' fame, Tony Orlando cut demo's in New York's legendary Brill Building.
Although he was white his voice sounded uncannily black, and he was in great demand to record writer's demos - he was the particular favourite of celebrated songwriting duo Carole King & Gerry Goffin.
Orlando was just 17 years of age when he registered his first solo hits, 'Halfway To Paradise' (successfully covered in the UK by Billy Fury) and 'Bless You'.
His LP, 'Bless You And Eleven Other Great Hits', included his third hit, 'Happy Times (Are Here To Stay)' as well as his original version of 'I'd Never Find Another You', another song successfully covered in the UK by Billy Fury.
This compilation features Tony's first eight singles and his debut LP, most of the tracks appearing here in stereo, which are notoriously hard to find elsewhere on CD.
Also included, as bonus tracks (for interest and comparison purposes), are releases by Tony Orlando & The Milos and fellow Brill Building demo singer Bertell Dache, both of whom were different artists but have long been traded on the collectors' market as 'real' Tony Orlando 45s.
1. HALFWAY TO PARADISE
2. LONELY TOMORROWS
3. BLESS YOU
4. AM I THE GUY?
5. HAPPY TIMES (Are Here To Stay)
6. LONELY AM I
7. THE LOVIN' TOUCH
8. SOME KINDA WONDERFUL
9. TELL ME WHERE TO RUN TO
10. DREAM LOVER
11. WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW
12. MY BABY'S A STRANGER
13. TALKIN' ABOUT YOU
14. I'D NEVER FIND ANOTHER YOU
15. LOVE ON YOUR LIPS
17. AT THE EDGE OF TEARS
18. THE LONELIEST
19. BEAUTIFUL DREAMER
22. DING DONG - Tony Orlando & The Milos
23. ALL THE WORLD LOVES A LOVER - Bertell Dache
24. YOU GOTTA HAVE CHICKS - Bertell Dache
25. NOT JUST TOMORROW, BUT ALWAYS - Bertell Dache
26. LOVE EYES - Bertell Dache
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Tony ORLANDO - Bless You
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