Hardcore Seasons fans have known about the Motown years, but most people are probably unaware of it. Before that release, those recordings were pretty hard to come by. Few know it, but how far back does Valli's career go? Try , when he actually recorded "My Mother's Eyes" for a tiny label called Corona!
Chris C and melstapler like this. How's the sound on this one? My all-time favourite: "Candy Girl" - Four Seasons. I love the pause that sets up the finale. Dougd and melstapler like this. Chris C , Jan 26, The arrangement is interesting, the harmonies are gorgeous and Frankie seems very determined to sell the lead vocals, yet this song basically sank like a stone, as their time in the spotlight was starting to dim.
Location: Southern England. An incredibly underrated mega famous act! Frankie and the guys were around in the fifties as 'The Four Lovers' and did backing vocals for other artists such as Bobby Darin etc Franke did a few solo records back then too as 'Frank Tyler', 'Franke Valley' etc - songs such as 'My Mother's Eyes' originally a drummer - who played drums standing and singing!
Mr, Dingly Sad' - who sang the verses of 'Rhapsody' - came in for the two Warners mid seventies albums; 'Who Loves You' and 'Helicon' Valli sang just the lead vocal on 'Who Loves You' with Polci, Ciccone, guitarist John Paiva and Bob Gaudio doing the harmonies Bob was by then a 'studio only' Season having retired from stage in Valli sang lead on half of 'Who Loves You' with Polci and Ciccone sharing vocal duties but by 's 'Helicon' it was Polci and Ciccone who were firmly featured as lead singers - Valli surging in to great effect on the chorus lead voice of 'Rhapsody' and taking brief bridge vocals on two other tracks Last edited: Jan 26, The single also hit number one in the United Kingdom.
Although the band also scored minor chart placements with " Silver Star " with Valli on harmony vocals 38 in and "Down the Hall" 65 in , both sung by Polci, and "Spend the Night in Love" 91 in , which again featured Polci as main lead vocalist and Valli singing the bridge section and contributing to backup group vocals, "December, " marked the end of the Seasons' hit-making run.
A dance remix of "December, " returned them briefly to the upper reaches of the Billboard singles charts almost two decades later. The success of Who Loves You increased the popularity of the Four Seasons as a touring group and reignited recording unit, but when 's Helicon album was released by Warner Bros.
In the UK they had chart hits with both "Down The Hall" and "Rhapsody" with verses sung by Don Ciccone and Valli appearing to notable effect only as lead voice over group harmonies on the chorus. At the same time, Valli's string of solo hits had come to an end as he parted ways with Private Stock Records. Helicon saw Polci and Ciccone heavily featured as lead vocalists, Valli, besides his co-lead chorus vocal on "Rhapsody" and some backing vocals, only taking a brief bridge lead vocal on two songs that were sung mainly by Polci.
Plus, Valli took one solo lead vocal role on the album's concluding song, the brief Gaudio-Parker-penned "I Believe in You". Excluding Valli's " Grease " single, which hit 1 while the motion picture of the same name became the highest-grossing musical in cinematic history, the last Top 40 hit for the band was behind them. Both Valli and the band released singles and albums on an occasional basis, but after "Grease", only a remixed version of their biggest seller, "December " would visit the upper half of the Hot in The latter became a UK single but failed to chart, while the former was released as a single in America, inching its way into the Hot However, the record did not sell well.
Even after the rise and fall of the band's sales in the disco era, the Four Seasons, in one version or another the group became a sextet as Jerry Corbetta , formerly of Sugarloaf , joined the lineup , continued to be a popular touring act, with Valli being the only constant in the midst of a fluctuating lineup. Although Gaudio is still officially part of the band he and Valli are still equal partners in the Four Seasons Partnership , he now restricts his activities to writing, producing, and the occasional studio work.
In August , MCA Records released the band album Streetfighter , which yielded two singles in the title track and "Book Of Love", a post-disco -style revamp of the Monotones' recording. In , Frankie revamped the group and started touring with a new band of Four Seasons consisting of Landon Beard, Todd Fournier, and brothers Brian Brigham and Brandon Brigham, who were with Valli longer than any incarnation of singers. The four gentlemen left with Valli's blessing in to pursue their own group called "The Modern Gentlemen".
Jersey Beat The album title Jersey Beat is a play on Jersey Boys , a successful Broadway musical about the Four Seasons, as well as on Mersey Beat , a term first coined as the title of a music magazine published in Liverpool, England, from , but subsequently also used to describe Liverpool's "beat music" culture of the early s.
In , the Four Seasons' "Beggin'" was revived by two acts. Pilooski made an electro remix of that song, while rap act Madcon used it as the basis of their song "Beggin'". The latter reached number 5 in the UK charts and was a hit across Europe. The song was featured in a TV commercial for adidas shoes entitled "Celebrate Originality". From until "My Eyes Adored You" in , records which the Four Seasons recorded had the following artist credit a sampling :.
Partial credits before This is not a complete list of album releases. These recordings have been reissued on a variety of labels, some of which are noted here. This list includes only those Frankie Valli solo albums the first two that were recorded as Four Seasons productions. The US chart position on the Billboard Hot singles chart follows the song title. Only singles that reached a position of 30 or higher on the Hot are listed.
Frankie Valli "solo" singles are also not listed but can be found here. It subsequently won multiple Tony Awards after its move to Broadway. Robert Spencer as Nick Massi. The author of the book of the play, Rick Elice, interviewed Valli, Gaudio, and DeVito in writing the play, and pieced together Nick Massi's point of view based on those interviews Massi had died before the play was written.
There are currently three U. This film was released on June 20, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One issue in Valli's third divorce went up on appeal to the Supreme Court of California : whether a life-insurance policy purchased in was community property. On May 15, , the state supreme court unanimously affirmed the trial court's ruling that the policy was community property and not Randy's separate property , in an opinion signed by Associate Justice Joyce Kennard.
Many of Valli's solo recordings recorded before included the participation of one or more members of the Four Seasons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American singer. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.
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You're covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing.Similarly, the album's two disco tunes, "I Can't Live a Dream" and the unabridged album version of "Swearin' to God" are fine fits for Valli's buoyant tone. Finally, "He Sure Blessed You" and "My Eyes Adored You" show off Valli's talents as an emotive balladeer who really has a way with a melodic hook/5(7).