Released on 28/09/09. Born 12 November 1936, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, died 3 November 1991, London, England, Mort Shuman is one of the major and outstanding songwriting figures of Rock n Roll...His classic partnership with Doc Pomus produced some of the best known songs in history: "Surrender", "Viva Las Vegas", "Little Sister", "Kiss Me Quick" (Elvis Presley), "Save The Last Dance For Me", "Sweets For My Sweet", "This Magic Moment" (the Drifters), "A Teenager In Love" (Dion And The Belmonts), "Can't Get Used To Losing You" (Andy Williams), "Suspicion" (Terry Stafford), "Seven Day Weekend" (Gary "U.S." Bonds), "Spanish Lace" (Gene McDaniels) the list just goes on and on and on....
In 1965 Shuman came to London, where he wrote many, many more hits including "Sha La La La Lee" (Small Faces) with comedian and scenester Kenny Lynch, and plunged into the scene around Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate Records, isssuing a solo single....next, he moved to Paris, writing for such gallic isons as Johnny Hallyday, performing his one man show, and discovering the work of Jacques Brel, with whom he was to collaborate, largely bringing the Belgian genius to widespread attention in the English speaking market, translating the songs and writing (with Eric Blau) the musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris.
Also in this fertile period, he recorded this, the first of his solo albums....a deeply personal, adult, eccentric, theatrical and songwriting tour de force, wildly off kilter, standing with albums as disparate as Jim Dickinson's "Dixie Fried". Jim Webb's early solo albums, Peter Wyngarde's sole album, and the wilder shores of Serge Gainsbourgh's work...yet remaining a total pop classic! You really have to hear it to believe it! At last, RevOla is able to bring you this album, which we have long cherished, in all it's re-mastered glory...you have to hear this truly amazing album is all we can say!!
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