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My Dad / Lollipops & Roses

Paul PetersenAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 8, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collectables
  • ASIN: B00000J27M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,375 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. My Dad
2. Try A Little Tenderness
3. I Only Have Eyes For You (Bossa Nova)
4. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
5. Little White Lies
6. Linda
7. Imagination
8. Goody Goody
9. The Girl Next Door
10. Making Whoopee
11. Heart And Soul
12. Zip A Dee Doo Dah
13. She Can't Find Her Keys
14. Keep Your Love Locked
15. Little Boy Sad
16. Be Everything To Anyone You Love
17. Mama, Your Little Boy Fell
18. One Girl
19. Lillipops And Roses
20. Love Me Tender
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Paul made the transition from TV to radio stardom look easy, racking up six pop hits in less than two years. The four biggest- My Dad; She Can't Find Her Keys; Lollipops and Roses , and Keep Your Love Locked -are here with 20 more.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where were you in '62? July 11, 2000
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The two albums contained in this CD were recorded at a special time in American popular music-the period from the time Elvis left for the army and the advent of the Beatles. For some of us at least, this period was a reprieve from the primitive and elementary noise that is inherent in so much rock and roll. This was a time when artists like Jack Jones, Steve Lawrence, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan all made the charts. Musical arrangements were often lush and included full orchestration with strings, and vocal chorus. Even teenage stars like Paul Petersen utilized this style, and here he succeeds wonderfully with his exuberant personality shining through. For the most part the songs are upbeat, and Paul's youthful style is charming. Much of the My Dad album is comprised of Paul's interpretation of standards. We've heard these songs before, interpreted by finer musicians. However, these versions are loads of fun to listen to; The background vocals on "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" are a gas. Some rock and rollers may find this music "square" or "boring", but if you grew up in the early sixties, enjoy American popular music of the pre-Beatles variety, and long for simpler, gentler times, you will surely be entertained by this CD.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Collection of Songs ! June 24, 2000
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It would be nearly impossible to find these songs on 45's in mint condition today! Here they are on one great CD. I have the original vinyl LPs and have listened to them ever so carefully over the years and now, here's the whole collection on one CD. And they sound just great! The original charted versions of his hits! Paul Petersen was such a talent, how nice to know he grew up with his head screwed on straight and now helps child actors and former child actors, through a support group, "A Minor Consideration". He is also an author. If you like this type of music from the 1960's, you will enjoy this collection, which includes the beautiful "My Dad", which he actually sang in an episode of The Donna Reed Show. This is a great buy. I recommend adding it to your 60's music collection.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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On of the "problems" of trying to get some of the hits you remember from your youth in the Sixties is that a lot of times singles never made it on their way to albums (think of all the hits that are collected on the two volumes of the Beatles's "Past Masters" CDs, although in that case it had something to do with the difference between the British and American versions of their albums, but you get the idea). That is why if you had to choose between the 23 tracks on "My Dad/Lollipops and Roses," which contains the two albums Paul Petersen released in the early Sixties and the 19 tracks on "The Best of Paul Petersen," you might want to go with the latter. The difference would be two of Petersen's singles that achieved minor chart success, "Amy" (#65) and "The Cheer Leader" (#78).

Paul Petersen was initially a Mouseketter but was sent to the recording studio by the producers of "The Donna Reed Show," on which he played son Jeff, along with Shelley Fabares who played sister Mary. It was Fabares who had the big hit with the teenage love song "Johnny Angel," which went to #1 on the charts in early 1962, but Petersen had his own short but spectacular recording career staring with "She Can't Find Her Keys," a novelty ditty that he sang on a January 1962 episode as part of a dream sequence where Jeff was dreaming he was a teenage recording star out on a date. His recording of the song went to #19. Over the next couple of years Petersen had several minor hits, all of which are found on this CD: "Keep Your Love Locked" (#58), "Lollipops and Roses" (#54), and his biggest hit "My Dad" (#6) about Dr. Alex Stone (Carl Betz).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fine Paul Petersen two-fer CD October 25, 2007
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Paul Petersen sang with heart and soul even when he wasn't completely interested in being a famous singer. This CD gives us all of the tracks on two of Paul's record albums entitled My Dad and Lollipops And Roses. Great!

The CD track set begins with Paul singing "My Dad." Paul sings this without a superfluous note; and his excellent voice can express the subtlest of nuances to make "My Dad" a strong ballad. The female backup chorus and the strings compliment Paul Petersen's vocals very well. "Try A Little Tenderness" starts with a great musical flourish and Paul sings this ballad sweetly without missing a beat! "Try A Little Tenderness" also has a female backup chorus and the strings are used again without interfering with Paul's sublime vocals. Excellent! Moreover, listen for a bossa nova rendition of "I Only Have Eyes For You." Paul sings this like the pro that he was in that recording studio!

"You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" gets the royal treatment from Paul Petersen as he sings this flawlessly to an early '60s beat. The percussion, female backup and musical arrangement help "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby" along, too. Listen for some fine early '60s jamming on this number, too! "Goody Goody" also gets an early '60s rock flavor to it and Paul sings this very well; "Making Whoopee" also gets a fine early '60s rock flavor to it--but the song is great and somewhat amusing just as always. Paul sings "Making Whoopee" to perfection. I like how Paul is able to use his voice to make subtle changes in tempo and keys; his talent was clearly undervalued.

"She Can't Find Her Keys" is an unusual name for a song; but the catchy melody works nicely and this hit for Paul displays his strong ability to sing very well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars paul peterson
i had the lollipops and roses album but lost it in katrina. the sond mama you little boy fell brought back great memories.
Published 6 months ago by Robert Couch
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Cd
I have always been a fan of Paul Peterson. Great value on this Cd because it has 2 of his albums.
Published 6 months ago by Pam LaRocque
4.0 out of 5 stars My Dad
I grew up watching The Donna Reed Show on TV. I remember even as a kid, how moved I was by the song My Dad, that Paul Petersen sang on one of the episodes. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Gail Pepper
5.0 out of 5 stars My DAD song CD
I love this CD. It reminds me of the good old days. I smile and sing along....Perfect song for a daughter to have the song played at a wedding.
Published on December 3, 2009 by Clown teacher
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you, Paul
I have ordered this CD basically for two songs of which I remember listening to as a pre-teen, "My Dad" and "Little Boy Sad. Read more
Published on March 18, 2009 by Dan Knaup
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I love this CD. I listen to it almost every day. It brings me back to my youth and happy days.
Published on January 12, 2009 by N. Makepeace
4.0 out of 5 stars From Mouseketeer To Teenage Idol To Obscurity
Paul Petersen was born on September 23, 1945 in Glendale, California and, after appearing as one of Walt Disney's Mouseketeers, got a part on the hit TV series The Donna Reed Show... Read more
Published on August 4, 2007 by AvidOldiesCollector
4.0 out of 5 stars My dad
The title songs brings back great memories of MY DAD who passed away already 40 years ago. I'm sorry he never heard it.
Published on March 15, 2007 by Alfons Dircksens
5.0 out of 5 stars M Y DAD/LOLLIPOPS AND ROSES
GREAT CD EXCELLENT SOUND I RECOMMMEND THIS TO ANY ONE WHO LIKES 60,S MUSIC
Published on January 9, 2007 by Joseph P. Iorio
4.0 out of 5 stars Paul Petersen - MY Dad/Lollipops and Roses
I love having this cd collection of the best of Paul Petersen. I'll just keep my love for it locked.
Published on January 9, 2007 by C. Cooke
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