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)
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