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Sweet and Lovely - The Early Years

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Sweet and Lovely - The Early Years
Sweet and Lovely - The Early Years


Long before they hit with the million-selling 'Deep Purple', in 1963, brother/sister team Nino Tempo and April Stevens had each pursued solo careers and also recorded as a duo, with varying levels of success. This compilation presents a 'Very Best Of' those early years, ranging from April's long forgotten/oft controversial early solo hits, to their first recordings together.

Includes the pick of April's early 50s sides, like 'Don't Do It', 'I'm In Love Again' (a Top 10 hit), 'Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?' (also Top 10), 'And So To Sleep Again' (Top 30) and 'How Could Red Riding Hood (Have Been So Very Good)?' as well as her sensational, overtly suggestive (and much-banned) 1959 comeback hit, 'Teach Me Tiger'.

Juxtaposed alongside these are the best of Nino's early solo 45s, like 'Tempo's Tempo' (from The Girl Can't Help It), 'Fifteen Girl Friends', 'Blue Eyed Baby' (on which he was billed as Tony Shepperd) and 'Jack The Ripper'. Also, their earliest duets, like 'High School Sweetheart', 'A Letter On A Train'/'Big John' (on which they were billed as Carol & Anthony) and their first two hits, 'Sweet And Lovely' and 'Paradise'.

Many of these sides are obscure, collectors' rarities, and unavailable elsewhere on CD.


  1. Name
  2. April Stevens - Don't Do It
  3. April Stevens - I'm In Love Again
  4. April Stevens - Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh?
  5. April Stevens - And So To Sleep Again
  6. April Stevens - Put Me In Your Pocket
  7. April Stevens - That Naughty Waltz
  8. April Stevens - How Could Red Riding Hood (Have Been So Very Good?)
  9. Nino Tempo - Tempo's Tempo
  10. Nino Tempo - Fifteen Girl Friends
  11. Nino Tempo - Loonie 'Bout Junie
  12. Tony Shepperd - Blue Eyed Baby
  13. Tony Shepperd - Zach (Zack)
  14. April Stevens - Teach Me Tiger
  15. April Stevens - That Warm Afternoon
  16. Nino Tempo - Ding-A-Ling
  17. Nino Tempo - When You Were Sweet Sixteen
  18. Nino Tempo - Jack The Ripper
  19. April Stevens - In Other Words
  20. April Stevens - Jonny
  21. Nino Tempo - Lipstick On Your Lips
  22. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - High School Sweetheart
  23. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - Ooeah! (That's What You Do To Me)
  24. Carol & Anthony - A Letter On A Train
  25. Carol & Anthony - Big John
  26. April Stevens - Do It Again
  27. April Stevens - I Want A Lip
  28. April Stevens - That's My Name
  29. April Stevens - Love Kitten
  30. April Stevens - You And You Only
  31. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - Sweet And Lovely
  32. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - True Love
  33. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - Paradise
  34. April Stevens & Nino Tempo - Indian Love Call
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