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Darren is perhaps best-known as the actor who played Moondoggie in the original Gidget, and more recently the character of Vic Fontaine in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Concurrently with his acting career, he spent the '70s doing nightclubs in Vegas, Reno, and Tahoe and fairs around the country as a popular crooner.

On this appealing collection featuring classic songs from various eras and shimmering, jazzy big-band arrangements by Patrick Williams, Darren follows in the footsteps of his idols Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Not surprisingly, he recorded the 14 tracks at the Capitol studios where Ol' Blue Eyes did some of his most famous work. Darren has an easy, Bennett-like voice -- instantly likeable, rich, and emotionally resonant. So, with solid vocals and one of the best arrangers in the business, the only wild card would be choice of material -- and it's spectacular. He opens with a perky take on Cole Porter's "Just One of Those Things," then digs into the catalogs of Leslie Bricusse (the playful "My Kind of Girl"), Oscar Levant ("Blame It on My Youth"), and, of course, joyful songs that Bennett popularized like "Because of You" and "Good Life." On the opposite side emotionally, he tackles "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" with a slight Brazilian-flavored arrangement. Darren also has a great time turning pop classics like "More Today Than Yesterday" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" into jazzy songs that sound like they were written a generation before they were.

The set closes with a charming jazz trio take on "Dream a Little Dream of Me," which won't make you forget Mama Cass but is nevertheless engaging. Darren hardly crafts a crooning style of his own, preferring to go after the warm familiarity of his idols. Still, in its own way, Because of You is pretty irresistible.
~ Jonathan Widran, All Music Guide


  • James Darren Album No.1
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • James Darren Sings "Goodbye Cruel World"
  • James Darren Sings the Movies (aka Gidget Goes Hawaiian)
  • Love Songs from the Movies
  • James Darren Sings for all Sizes
  • James Darren Love Among the Young
  • Because They're Young 1960
  • Conscience 1962
  • Goodbye Cruel World 1961
  • Her Royal Majesty 1962
  • Mary's Little Lamb 1962
  • Mammy Blue
  • All
  • Teenage Tears
  • The Best of James Darren
  • Teenage Triangle
  • More Teenage Triangle
  • This One's From the Heart
    -"Come Fly with Me" was used in the Soundtrack for "Hearts in Atlantis"
    although it is NOT included on the CD
  • Because of You
  • The Colpix-Dimension Story
  • Teenage Triangle & More Teenage Triangle
  • The Flintstones Modern Stone Age Melodies
  • The Naked City

JAMES DARREN-the Singles

  Ain't Been Home In A Long Time KIRSHNER 1012 69 POP / ROCK
  All WARNER BROS. 5874 66 POP / ROCK
  All The Young Men COLPIX 155 60 POP / ROCK
  As Long As You Love Me KIRSHNER 5015 71 POP / ROCK
  Baby, Talk To Me COLPIX 765 65 POP / ROCK
  Backstage COLPIX 708 63 POP / ROCK
  Because They're Young COLPIX 142 60 POP / ROCK
  Because You're Mine WARNER BROS. 5648 65 POP / ROCK
  Blame It On My Youth COLPIX 685 63 POP / ROCK
  Brian's Song KIRSHNER 5025 73 POP / ROCK
  Bring Me Down Slow KIRSHNER 5013 71 POP / ROCK
  California RCA 11316 78 POP / ROCK
  Cherie WARNER BROS. 7152 67 POP / ROCK
  Come On, My Love COLPIX 168 60 POP / ROCK
  Conscience COLPIX 630 62 POP / ROCK
  Counting The Cracks WARNER BROS. 7053 67 POP / ROCK
  Counting The Cracks WARNER BROS. 5812 66 POP / ROCK
  Crazy Me WARNER BROS. 5838 66 POP / ROCK
  Diamond Head COLPIX 672 63 POP / ROCK
  Didn't We WARNER BROS. 7053 67 POP / ROCK
  Dream Big COLPIX 630 62 POP / ROCK
  Each And Every Part Of Me WARNER BROS. 7206 68 POP / ROCK
  Fool's Paradise COLPIX 185 61 POP / ROCK
  Gegetta COLPIX 696 63 POP / ROCK
  Gidget Goes Hawaiian COLPIX 189 61 POP / ROCK
  Goodbye Cruel World COLPIX 609 61 POP / ROCK
  Goodbye My Lady Lover COLPIX 181 61 POP / ROCK
  Gotta Have Love COLPIX 185 61 POP / ROCK
  Grande Luna, Italiano COLPIX 696 63 POP / ROCK
  Hail To The Conquering Hero COLPIX 655 62 POP / ROCK
  Hand In Hand COLPIX 194 61 POP / ROCK
  Hear What I Wanna Hear COLPIX 664 62 POP / ROCK
  Her Royal Majesty COLPIX 622 62 POP / ROCK
  House Song WARNER BROS. 7071 67 POP / ROCK
  How Sweet You Are COLPIX 155 60 POP / ROCK
  I Miss You So WARNER BROS. 7013 67 POP / ROCK
  I Think Somebody Loves Me KIRSHNER 1012 69 POP / ROCK
  I Want To Be Lonely WARNER BROS. 5689 66 POP / ROCK
  I'll Be Loving You COLPIX 664 62 POP / ROCK
  If I Could Only Tell You COLPIX 622 62 POP / ROCK
  It's Nice To Go Trav'ling JAMESDARREN CORP 13 JAZZ
  Just Think Of Tonight COLPIX 758 64 POP / ROCK
  Let It Snow! JAMESDARREN CORP 13 HOLIDAY
  Let Me Take You In My Arms Again RCA 11316 78 POP / ROCK
  Let The Heartaches Begin M-G-M 14558 73 POP / ROCK
  Life Of The Party (The) COLPIX 644 62 POP / ROCK
  Little Bit Of Heaven WARNER BROS. 7206 68 POP / ROCK
  Losing You PRIVATE STOCK 45050 75 POP / ROCK
  Love Is Where You Find It WARNER BROS. 5856 66 POP / ROCK
  Love On The Screen PRIVATE STOCK 45050 75 POP / ROCK
  Mammy Blue KIRSHNER 5015 71 POP / ROCK
  Man About Town COLPIX 168 60 POP / ROCK
  Married Man (A) COLPIX 765 65 POP / ROCK
  Mary's Little Lamb COLPIX 644 62 POP / ROCK
  Millions Of Roses WARNER BROS. 5648 65 POP / ROCK
  Misty Morning Eyes WARNER BROS. 5874 66 POP / ROCK
  More And More KIRSHNER 5013 71 POP / ROCK
  Next Time RCA 11419 78 POP / ROCK
  One Has My Name, The Other Has My Heart PRIVATE STOCK 45064 75 POP / ROCK
  Only A Dream Away PRIVATE STOCK 45152 77 POP / ROCK
  P.S. I Love You COLPIX 145 60 POP / ROCK
  Pin A Medal On Joey COLPIX 672 63 POP / ROCK
  Punch And Judy COLPIX 758 64 POP / ROCK
  Sad Eyed Romany Woman M-G-M 14667 73 POP / ROCK
  Sad Song M-G-M 14558 73 POP / ROCK
  Since I Don't Have You WARNER BROS. 7013 67 POP / ROCK
  Sleepin' In A Bed Of Lies PRIVATE STOCK 45064 75 POP / ROCK
  Something Like Nothing Before RCA 11419 78 POP / ROCK
  Stay M-G-M 14667 73 POP / ROCK
  Tears In My Eyes COLPIX 142 60 POP / ROCK
  Thank Heaven For Little Girls KIRSHNER 5025 73 POP / ROCK
  That's My World BUDDAH 177 70 POP / ROCK
  They Don't Know WARNER BROS. 7071 67 POP / ROCK
  They Don't Know WARNER BROS. 5838 66 POP / ROCK
  They Should Have Given You The Oscar COLPIX 685 63 POP / ROCK
  Tom Hawk WARNER BROS. 5689 66 POP / ROCK
  Tomorrow Tomorrow, (Let's Worry About) WARNER BROS. 5856 66 POP / ROCK
  Too Young To Go Steady COLPIX 655 62 POP / ROCK
  Traveling Down A Lonesome Road COLPIX 145 60 POP / ROCK
  Under The Yum Yum Tree COLPIX 708 63 POP / ROCK
  Valerie COLPIX 609 61 POP / ROCK
  Wait Until Dark WARNER BROS. 7152 67 POP / ROCK
  Walkin' My Baby Back Home COLPIX 181 61 POP / ROCK
  Wheeling, West Virginia BUDDAH 177 70 POP / ROCK
  Where Did We Go Wrong WARNER BROS. 5812 66 POP / ROCK
  Wild About The Girl COLPIX 189 61 POP / ROCK
  You Are My Dream COLPIX 194 61 POP / ROCK
  You Take My Heart Away PRIVATE STOCK 45136 77 POP / ROCK
  You Take My Heart Away (Disco) PRIVATE STOCK 45136 77 POP / ROCK

COLPIX

  Angel Face COLPIX 119 59
  Gidget COLPIX 113 59
  I Ain't Sharin' Sharon COLPIX 128 59
  I Don't Wanna Lose You COLPIX 119 59
  Let There Be Love COLPIX 130 59
  Love Among The Young COLPIX 128 59
  Mighty Pretty Territory COLPIX 102 59
  Teenage Tears COLPIX 130 59
  There's No Such Thing COLPIX 102 59
  You COLPIX 113 59
  You Are My Dream COLPIX 138 60
  Your Smile COLPIX 138 60


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