TOMMY SANDS Early Hillbilly & Rockabilly Days CD HYDRA

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1  Love Pains

2  Syrup Soppin´ Blues

3  A Dime And A Dollar

4  Life Is So Lonesome

5  Somethin´ Bound To Go Wrong

6  Kissin Ain´t No Fun

7  Roses Speak Louder Than Words

8  Spanish Coquita

9  I Know About The Bees

10 Never Let Me Go

11 Don´t Drop It

12 Hankerin   (with Sunshine Ruby)

13 Don´t You Know I Love You   (with Sunshine Ruby)

14 A Place For Girls Like You 

15 Transfer

16 Love Pains

17 Every Little Once In      A While

18 Hep Dee Hootie

19 Ring My Phone

20 Man Like Wow

21 Hawaiian Rock

22 Blue Ribbon Baby

23 Maybellene

24 Little Mama

25 Such A Night

26 Is It Ever Gonna Happen

27 Bigger Than Texas

28 Crazy ´Cause I Love You


Part one in our overlook on Teen Idol Tommy Sands brings you his first recordings, re-released for the very first time, plus some of his best Rockabilly songs.

Thomas Adrian Sands (born August 27, 1937) is an American pop music singer and actor. Working in show business as early as 1949, Sands became an overnight sensation and instant teen idol when he appeared on Kraft Television Theater in January 1957 as "The Singin' Idol". The song from the show, "Teen-Age Crush", reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on Cashbox.

Sands was born into a musical family in Chicago, Illinois; his father, Ben, was a pianist, and his mother, Grace, a big-band singer. He moved with the family to Shreveport, Louisiana. He began playing the guitar at eight and within a year had a job performing twice weekly on a local radio station. At the beginning of his teen years, he moved to Houston, Texas. He was only 15 when Colonel Tom Parker heard about him and signed him to RCA Records.

Sands's initial recordings achieved little in the way of sales but in early 1957 he was given the opportunity to star in an episode of Kraft Television Theatre called "The Singing Idol". He played the part of a singer who was very similar to Elvis Presley, with guitar, pompadour hair, and excitable teenage fans.

On the show, his song presentation of a Joe Allison composition called "Teen-Age Crush" went over big with the young audience and, released as a single by Capitol Records, it went to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart and No. 1 on the Cashbox chart. It became a gold record.

His track, "The Old Oaken Bucket", peaked at No. 25 on the UK Singles Chart in 1960.

He released his debut album Steady Date with Tommy Sands (1957).

Sands' sudden fame brought an offer to sing at the Academy Awards show. He did another episode of Kraft Television Theatre, "Flesh and Blood" (1957) playing the son of a gangster. He also made "The Promise" for Zane Grey Theatre (1957) playing the son of Gary Merrill.

Sands' teen idol looks landed him a motion-picture contract with 20th Century Fox to star in a 1958 musical drama called Sing, Boy, Sing, the feature film version of "The Singin' Idol".

Sands supported Pat Boone in a musical for Fox, Mardi Gras (1958), which was a moderate hit. He also released the albums Sands Storm (1958), This Thing Called Love (1959), and When I'm Thinking of You (1959).

His later albums included Sands at the Sands (1960) and Dream with Me (1960). From May to November 1960 he served in the US Air Force Reserves.

Sands' second lead role in a feature was in the teen comedy Love in a Goldfish Bowl (1961) with Fabian Forte. More popular was a fantasy musical he made at Disney, Babes in Toyland (1961), co-starring with Annette Funicello. That year he and Funicello sang the Sherman Brothers' title song from the Walt Disney release of The Parent Trap.

Sands guested starred on "The Inner Panic" for The United States Steel Hour and was one of several pop stars who played US Rangers in Fox's The Longest Day (1962).

Sands had married Nancy Sinatra whose father Frank offered Sands a role in Come Blow Your Horn but he turned it down, but had a support role in the war feature None But the Brave (1965), starring and directed by Frank Sinatra. Sands studied acting in New York.

Sands appeared alongside Fred Astaire in "Blow High, Blow Clear.

His last feature to date was The Violent Ones (1967) in which Sands had a supporting role. He moved to Hawaii in 1967.

In Hawaii, Sands operated the Tommy Sands Nightclub Tour for five years, opened the Outrigger Main Showroom and ran a clothing distributorship. He married a second time and became a father.

Sands' later appearances include more episodes of Hawaii Five-O and The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. He occasionally returned to the mainland to work, appearing in dinner theatre.

Sands returned permanently to the mainland of the US in 1981, settling in Fort Wayne Indiana.  He continues to make occasional public singing appearances.






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