Buddy Greco: This Could Be the Start of Something Big


This Could Be the Start of Something Big


Buddy Greco (vocals)


16 Most Requested Songs (Sony Mid-Price 4744002)

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Buddy Greco (vocals),

Ralph Massetti (piano), Sam Scafidi (bass), Bobby Mariniello (drums)


Composed by Steve Allen


Recorded: New York, 1961


Rating: 86/100 (learn more)

Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the Ring-a-Ding National Anthem—named in honor of Sinatra’s album Ring-a-Ding Ding! (1960), which inspired a generation of actual and wannabe finger-snapping hipsters. In the early 1960s, Steve Allen's star-spangled banner opened every Ring-a-Ding show in every smoke-filled joint in every wet state plus the District of Columbia. In this ultra-hip ditty, you don't catch someone's eye, you suddenly dig. Oh, it has airs: lunching at Twenty-One, one declines an elegant French dessert; after a spin in an "aeroplane," one dines at Sardi's. But Buddy Greco hails from South Philly, where Cannoli outclasses Charlotte Russe. Buddy can sing "hear a bell," then actually ring one, and keep his cool. Bocce balls of steel.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz


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