Robbin' The Cradle

June 1, 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 1, 2007
  • Release Date: June 1, 2007
  • Label: K-Tel
  • Total Length: 26:58
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002MAEHLO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #781,967 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zub VINE VOICE on April 7, 2009
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Tony Bellus' fifteen minutes of fame came in the form of his modest one-hit late 50's recording of "Robbin' the Cradle". This CD presents that tune along with 11 other recordings from Bellus' stint at the independent NRC label in Atlanta. These other tracks did not demonstrate any real dynamic and the interest and novelty of "Robbin' the Cradle" was not followed with any success. Bellus never reappeared on the pop charts and was relegated to one-hit wonder status.

Though mostly unremarkable on the musical content side, this collection does at least fill a gap in the CD reissue market of pre-invasion rock and roll-era artists. The production is decent with respectable sound quality, though all tracks do appear in mono. The liner notes detail the history of the NRC label yet, while interesting, make only passing mention of Bellus' recordings or the content of this CD. This reasonably competently produced piece may be of only limited interest to the casual fan but does provide a welcome addition to the serious collector's or completist's library.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Berryman on May 6, 2007
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After years of waiting, the original recording of "Robbin' the Cradle" is finally available. Unfortunately, the rest of the album is pretty much irrelevant; it might as well have been released as a CD single. Tony Bellus is an OK singer; he's what you'd expect in a middle-class bar or night club, singing for a band which always gets gigs, but seldom has a "hit".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 23, 2013
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Born Anthony J. Bellusci on April 17, 1936 in Chicago, Tony Bellus is a legitimate One-Hit Wonder as the only single he ever released to achieve status on the national charts was the self-penned May 1959 # 25 Billboard Pop Hot 100 Robbin' The Cradle. And yet, finding that on any of the so-called One-Hit Wonder multi-artist compilations is nigh on impossible.

His first recordings came out in 1958 for the tiny Samson Records, but neither of Lovely Little Lady/Fancy Free (Samson E 128) nor Any Room In Your Heart?/Only Your Heart (Samson E 130) made any significant impact. Then, heard performing Robbin' The Cradle at a local venue by Dennis "Boots" Woodall, then Vice-President of the National Recording Corporation (NRC), Tony gladly leased out the publishing rights and it was released as NRC 023 b/w Valentine Girl.

A # 25 might seem like a modest result on the surface, but the record does have the distinction of hanging around on the charts for a whopping 26 weeks - the most of any charted single that year. And that includes the likes of such # 1 hits as The Platters' Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Lloyd Price's Stagger Lee, Johnny Horton's The Battle Of New Orleans, Elvis Presley's A Big Hunk O' Love, Bobby Darin's Mack The Knife and Frankie Avalon's Why and Venus, among others.

The label then hurried out a 1959 LP - the one you see presented here as a CD - on LPA-8, which unfortunately did not include the B-side. Musicians featured on the album were bassist Jimmy Estes, guitarists Jerry Reed and Joe South, pianist Ray Stevens and drummer Nelson Rogers who all were recording with the label at that time.
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This cd is a great one to have in a collection. The Song That Always Stuck Out With Me Was Robbin' The Cradle. I would recommend this cd to others. This is one of the greatest cd to have. Don Sr...
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