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My Heart is an Open Book

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My Heart is an Open Book
My Heart is an Open Book


Carl Dobkins Jr. was just seventeen years of age and still in High School, when he cut the million-selling 'My Heart Is An Open Book', in November 1958. In a relatively short recording career he went on to notch up three further hits, 'If You Don't Want My Lovin'', 'Lucky Devil' and 'Exclusively Yours', plus a huge regional success, 'Take Time Out', as well as recording several other intriguing sides.

For an 18-month period he was one of the hottest young R&R stars in the U.S., making 14 appearances on American Bandstand and headlining numerous one-nighters package tours.

This compilation features his first 45, the self-penned 'Take Hold Of My Hand', recorded for Fraternity in early 1958, plus his releases for U.S. Decca between 1958-62, including his desperately-rare LP, "My Heart Is An Open Book", plus a couple of sides which were not originally issued.

These records are nowadays all highly collectable among R&R aficionados and are hard to find elsewhere on CD.


  1. Name
  2. Take Hold Of My Hand
  3. That's Why I'm Asking
  4. If You Don't Want My Lovin' (with The Seniors)
  5. Love Is Everything (with The Seniors)
  6. My Heart Is An Open Book
  7. My Pledge To You
  8. True Love
  9. Three Little Peggies
  10. Raining In My Heart
  11. Class Ring
  12. For Your Love
  13. Open Up Your Arms
  14. I'm Sorry
  15. A Fool Such As I
  16. Sue
  17. That's All I Need To Know
  18. Lucky Devil
  19. (There's A Little Song A-Singing) In My Heart
  20. Exclusively Yours
  21. One Little Girl
  22. A Different Kind Of Love
  23. Genie
  24. Take Time Out
  25. Lovelight
  26. That's What I Call True Love
  27. Pretty Little Girl In The Yellow Dress
  28. Sawdust Dolly
  29. A Chance To Belong
  30. Ask Me No Questions
  31. Promise Me
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