Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Bobby Vee - Come Back When You Grow Up
(1967) [+ Meets The Ventures - 1963]

Most of you will know Bobby Vee (born as Robert Thomas Velline 1943 in Fargo/North Dakota) as a Buddy Holly wannabe but on "Come Back When You Grow Up" he went new ways. This record is a fine amalgalm of pop/sunshine/soft rock often heavily orchestrated. I'm sure that Curt Boettcher/Mystic Males ect. lovers will find a lot here. And the great "Get The Message" was also recorded by Sagittarius (although it remained unreleased by them). This CD (Collectables COL-CO-2776 / 2000) contains also earlier material from 1963, released back then as "Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures". A good record as well but more in a beat-rockin' vein.

Tracklist:
[Come Back When You Grow Up / 1967]
- Come Back When You Grow Up
- A Rose Grew In The Ashes
- You're A Big Girl Now
- You Can Count On Me
- Get The Message
- Hold On To Him
- World Down On Your Knees
- Objects Of Gold
- Before You Go
- Mission Accomplished
- I May Be Back
- Double Good Feeling

[Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures / 1963]
- Goodnight Irene
- Walk Right Back
- Linda Lu
- Caravan
- What Else Is New
- Candy Man
- This Is Where Friendship Ends
- Honeycomb
- Pretty Girls Everywhere
- Wild Night
- I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
- If I'm Right Or Wrong

[Bonus Tracks]
- Do I Really
- The Opposite

Personnel incl.:
Bobby Vee [real name Robert Thomas Velline] (vcls)

Origin:
born 1943 in Fargo (North Dakota/US)

Discographie [US releases only]:
Albums:
 1. Bobby Vee (Liberty LRP 3165) 1960
 2. Sing Your Favourites (Liberty LST 7165) 1960
 3. Devil Or Angel (Liberty LST 7181) 1960
 4. With Strings And Things (Liberty LST 7186) 1960
 5. Hits Of The 50's (Liberty LST 7205) 1960
 6. Take Good Care Of My Baby (Liberty LST 7211) 1961
 7. Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets (Liberty LST 7228) 1962
 8. Recording Session (Liberty LST 7232) 1962
 9. Golden Greats (Liberty LST 7245) 1962
10. Night Has A Thousand Eyes (Liberty LST 7285) 1963
11. Merry Christmas (Liberty LRP 3267) 1962
12. Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures (Liberty LST 7289) 1963
13. I Remember Buddy Holly (Liberty LST 7336) 1963
14. Sing New Sound From England (Liberty LST 7352) 1964
15. Live on Tour (Liberty LST 7393) 1965
16. Golden Greats Vol. II (Liberty LST 7464) 1966
17. Look At Me Girl (Liberty LST 7480) 1966
18. Come Back When You Grow Up (Liberty LST 7534) 1967
19. Maybe Just Today (Liberty LST 7554) 1968
20. Do What You Gotta Do (Liberty LST 7592) 1968
21. Grit Grills And Railings (Liberty LST 7612) 1969
22. Nothing Like A Sunny Day (United Artists 5656) 1972

45's:
 1. Suzie Baby/Flyin' High (Liberty 55208) 1959
 2. What Do You Want/My Love Loves Me (Liberty 55234) 1959
 3. One Last Kiss/Laurie (Liberty 55251) 1960
 4. Devil Or Angel/Since I Met You Baby
    (Liberty 55270) 1960
 5. Rubber Ball/Everyday (Liberty 55287) 1960
 6. More Than I Can Say/Stayin' In (Liberty 55296) 1961
 7. How Many Tears/Baby Face (Liberty 55325) 1961
 8. How Many Tears/Bashful Bob (Liberty 55331) 1961
 9. Take Good Care Of My Baby/Bashful Bob
    (Liberty 55354) 1961
10. Run To Him/Walkin' With My Angel (Liberty 55388) 1961
11. I Can't Say Goodbye/Please Don't Ask About Barbara
    (Liberty 55419) 1962
12. Sharing You/In My Baby's Eyes (Liberty 55451) 1962
13. Punish Her/Someday (When I'm Gone Frome You)
    (Liberty 55479) 1962
14. Christmas Vacation/A Not So Merry Christmas
    (Liberty 55517) 1962
15. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes/Anonymous Phone Call
    (Liberty 55521) 1962
16. Bobby Tomorrow/Charms (Liberty 55530) 1963
17. Be True To Yourself/A Letter From Betty
    (Liberty 55581) 1963
18. Yesterday And You/Never Love A Robin
    (Liberty 55636) 1963
19. Stranger In Your Arms/1963 (Liberty 55654) 1963
20. I'll Make You Mine/She's Sorry (Liberty 55670) 1964
21. Dick Hickory And Doc/I Wish You Were Mine Again
    (Liberty 55700) 1964
22. Where Is She/How To Make A Farewell
    (Liberty 55726) 1964
23. Every Little Bit Hurts/Pretend You Don't See Her
    (Liberty 55751) 1964
24. Cross My Heart/This Is The End (Liberty 55761) 1965
25. Keep On Trying/You Won't Forget Me
    (Liberty 55790) 1965
26. Run With The Devil/Take A Look Around Me
    (Liberty 55828) 1965
27. The Story Of My Life/High Coin (Liberty 55843) 1965
28. A Girl I Used To Know/Gone (Liberty 55854) 1965
29. Look At Me, Girl/Butterfly/Save A Love
    (Liberty 55877) 1966
30. Before You Go/Here Today (Liberty 55921) 1966
31. Come Back When You Grow Up/Swahili Serenade
    (Liberty 55964) 1967
32. Growing Pains/That's All There Is To That/
    Come Back When You Grow Up (Liberty 55982) 1967
33. Beautiful People/I May Be Back (Liberty 56009) 1967
34. Maybe Just Today/You're A Big Girl Now
    (Liberty 56014) 1968
35. My Girl/Hey, Girl/Just Keep It Up (Liberty 56033) 1968
36. Do What You Gotta Do/Thank You (Liberty 56057) 1968
37. Someone To Love Me/Thank You (Liberty 56080) 1968
38. Jenny, Come To Me/Santa Cruz (Liberty 56096) 1969
39. Let's Call It A Day, Girl/I'm Gonna Make It Up To You
    (Liberty 56124) 1969
40. Electric Trains And You/In And Out Of Love
    (Liberty 56149) 1969
41. No Obligations/Woman In My Life (Liberty 56178) 1970
42. Sweet Sweetheart/Rock And Roll Music Of You
    (Liberty 56208) 1970
43. Signs/Something To Say (United Artists 50755) 1971
44. Don't Matter To Me/I'm Doing Time (GSF 6913) 1973
45. Saying Goodby/(I'm) Lovin' You (Shady Brook 013) 1975
46. You're Never Gonna Find Someone Like Me/?
    (Shady Brook 026) 1976
47. It's Good To Be Here/If I Needed You
    (Shady Brook 030) 1976

Get it here (Artwork included)

Listen to Get The Message

Listen to This Is Where Friendship Ends

3 comments:

ge said...

glad to hear this, wouldnt have thought of it!

jeanbernardfrance said...

Very soft rock like some Cliff RICHARD or Johnny BURNETTE records.In the records of these artists a lot of soft rock but sometimes great rock'n'roll classics.I don't know if Bobby VEE had hits or write rock'n'roll classics?.

ge said...

PS:
the name of the Blog I would start if I had the experteece:
"The Blog I would start..."
& it'd have Del Shannon's Oldham sides with the Billy Nicholls covers: "And the Music Plays On"
[hint: you got? not for me, for 'the kee-ids']

In 1985 Shannon signed with Warner Bros. and began recording in Nashville, still relying on oldies tours, like those with Bobby Vee, to support himself...
-just found this