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  • Audio CD (November 25, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collectables
  • ASIN: B0000008SC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,496 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Little Star
2. Getting Dizzy
3. Please Believe Me
4. Goodnight
5. True Love Affair
6. Pay Day
7. Little Boy Blue
8. Get Well Soon
9. Still Waiting
10. Rain, Rain
11. True Love Affair (Alternate Take)
12. Little Boy Blue (Alternate Take)

Editorial Reviews

Their 1958 #1 smash Little Star joins Getting Dizzy; Goodnight , and more of the Elegants' best!

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dan Penwarn on March 16, 2004
Format: Audio CD
My aunt had a copy of "Little Star" which I played regularly as a child-some years after this great record climbed the charts. Other than the single's flip "Getting Dizzy", I was unfamiliar with the group's other recordings until I stumbled upon this collection.Although the Elegants recorded for several other labels(including United Artists,for which they recorded "Happiness"a great record and worth looking for)their Hull Records output is to my mind their best work. Sad to say the Elegants did not scale the charts again after "Litte Star",apparently for all the standard reasons.That's too bad, because there are several songs on the compilation, notably "Little Boy Blue" that I think should have been hits, but of course were not. It would be unfair to consign the group to "one hit wonder status" because, as this compilation shows, The Best of The Elegants offers even the casual listener a cd full of delights.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Roland J.D. Boulware on November 13, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Elegants have that classic "white Doo Wop sound " that seemed to be pretty dominate towards the late fifties & early sixties .The groups' 1958 classic , " Little Star "hit it big , which it did deserve , however , " Please Believe Me " with it's heart felt lead and it's chanting back ground harmonies showed more talent . The Group did well on another APT records recording of the up-beat , "Getting Dizzy " . The bass line
opening ,in my opinion ,really makes this song happen . My personal favorites from this CD are " Get Well Soon " & " Still Waiting " , I'm a sap for a good ballad and the group knew how to croon one out . Over all , it's a good CD . I'd buy it again
,but,only if it included more cuts ; 14 sides aren't enough for
me . I guess it could be worse , what if these tunes weren't available at all , then we would all be missing out -right ?
A great group , from a great time -enjoy .

Roland J.D.Boulware
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Larry Profitt on December 12, 2002
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD is worth every penny I paid for it. "One Hit Wonders" or not, there are some great songs on this CD. If you are a fan of music from the 1950's, this CD is for you. If you like "Group Harmony", this CD is for you. The sound quality is excellent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 100 REVIEWER on March 15, 2013
Format: Audio CD
From Staten Island, New York and consisting of lead Vito Picone, baritone Carman Romano, bass James Moschella, first tenor Arthur Venosa and second tenor Frank Tardogno, their gentle adaptation of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, released simply as Little Star as Apt 25005 b/w the more rocking Getting Dizzy, peaked in Aug-Sept 1958, spending 4 weeks at # 1 R&B. Prior to becoming The Elegants in 1957, Picone and Romano, at around age 15, had been part of Pat Cordel & The Crescents, a quartet with a female lead (Patti Cordel) who did manage to put two songs to disc in 1956 - Darling, Come Back b/w My Tears - with three tiny labels trying their hand at local success (Club 1011 - Michele 503 - Victory 1001).

Early in 1958, and now an all-male quintet, they captured the interest of Blanche (Bea) Kaslin and her Hull label and, instantly seeing "hit" written all over Little Star, she had them record it in April. Due to promotional limitations she then set up a lease arrangement with ABC-Paramount who, in turn, put it out on their Apt subsidiary. And the rest, as they, is history. But so too were The Elegants insofar as the charts were concerned as nothing else worked. Even so, today that one hit is seen as being not only a classic amongst Doo-Wop enthusiasts, but at the time an influence on groups to come such as Randy & The Rainbows, The Passions, Mystics and Capris.

After ABC-Paramount's follow-up Goodnight b/w Please Believe Me as Apt 25017 later in 1958, and Pay Day b/w True Love Affair as Apt 25029 early in 1959, went nowhere, they dropped the boys, although Kaslon tried one more time in 1960 with Little Boy Blue b/w Get Well Soon as Hull 732. Two other cuts, Still Waiting and Rain Rain (Go Away) were never released.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By missblast on March 11, 2013
Format: Audio CD
I remember traveling as a teenager throughout Puerto Rico during the late 1950's, and hearing 'Little Star' blasting from the cafes and record stores in San Juan and Ponce; it was virtually a world-wide hit.
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