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Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Charlie Drake's brief singing career is that he didn't cut more records. The minuscule comedian (described by one critic as looking like "A Botticelli cherub") could certainly sing, surprisingly well, and his releases were radio-friendly and popular. After making the UK Top 10 with his debut 45, a cover of Bobby Darin's 'Splish Splash', he notched up further hits with covers of 'Volare' and Larry Verne's US hit 'Mr Custer', plus his own irresistibly absurd 'My Boomerang Won't Come Back', which became his signature song. The latter enjoyed considerable international success, making the US Top 40, reaching #2 in Canada, and topping the charts in Australia. This compilation is made up of Charlie's first ten 45rpm releases, recorded between 1958-62, and features all his major hits including the controversial American edit of 'My Boomerang Won't Come Back', with it's notoriously clumsy overdub.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Charlie Drake's brief singing career is that he didn't cut more records. The minuscule comedian (described by one critic as looking like "A Botticelli cherub") could certainly sing, surprisingly well, and his releases were radio-friendly and popular. After making the UK Top 10 with his debut 45, a cover of Bobby Darin's 'Splish Splash', he notched up further hits with covers of 'Volare' and Larry Verne's US hit 'Mr Custer', plus his own irresistibly absurd 'My Boomerang Won't Come Back', which became his signature song. The latter enjoyed considerable international success, making the US Top 40, reaching #2 in Canada, and topping the charts in Australia. This compilation is made up of Charlie's first ten 45rpm releases, recorded between 1958-62, and features all his major hits including the controversial American edit of 'My Boomerang Won't Come Back', with it's notoriously clumsy overdub.
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Splish Splash!
Artist: Drake, Charlie
Format: CD
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Splish Splash
2. Hello My Darlings
3. Volare
4. Itchy Twitchy Feeling
5. Tom Thumb's Tune
6. Goggle Eye Ghee
7. Sea Cruise
8. Starkle, Starkle Little Twink
9. Naughty
10. Old Mr Shadow
11. Mr. Custer
12. Glow Worm
13. My Boomerang Won't Come Back (Original Version)
14. She's My Girl
15. My Boomerang Won't Come Back (U.S. Edit)
16. Tanglefoot
17. Drake's Progress
18. I Bent My Assegai
19. Sweet Freddy Green
20. I've Lost the End of My Yodel
21. I Can Cry Can't I

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Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Charlie Drake's brief singing career is that he didn't cut more records. The minuscule comedian (described by one critic as looking like "A Botticelli cherub") could certainly sing, surprisingly well, and his releases were radio-friendly and popular. After making the UK Top 10 with his debut 45, a cover of Bobby Darin's 'Splish Splash', he notched up further hits with covers of 'Volare' and Larry Verne's US hit 'Mr Custer', plus his own irresistibly absurd 'My Boomerang Won't Come Back', which became his signature song. The latter enjoyed considerable international success, making the US Top 40, reaching #2 in Canada, and topping the charts in Australia. This compilation is made up of Charlie's first ten 45rpm releases, recorded between 1958-62, and features all his major hits including the controversial American edit of 'My Boomerang Won't Come Back', with it's notoriously clumsy overdub.
        
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