Showband Hits (The Story Continues) - The Ronan Collins Collection - Various Artists [2CD]

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Disc One 
1. Sweet Little Rockin’ Roller – Joe Dolan & The Drifters
2. My Heart Keeps Telling Me – Dickie Rock & The Miami
3. Broken Promises – Red Hurley
4. It’s Same Old Song - Brendan Bowyer & The Royal
5. I Love You More Today Than Yesterday – Brendan O’Brien & The Dixies
6. Clap Your Hands – Fran O’Toole
7. Music From Across The Way – Sonny Knowles
8. Judy – The Cotton Mill Boys
9. There’s An Island In The Sun – Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners 
10. Baby I’m Your Man – The Dreams
11. I Need You – Declan Ryan & The Regal
12. Gone Moving On – The Freshmen
13. I Don’t Know How To Love Him – Tina & The Real McCoy
14. Ireland Swings – Brian Coll & The Platterman
15. Dance, Dance, Dance – The Sands

Disc Two
1. Our Love Will Go On – Butch Moore & The Capitol
2. You Gave Me A Mountain – Brendan Bowyer & The Big 8
3. Tennessee Special – Red Hurley
4. Someone Else’s Land – The Swarbriggs
5. I Love You More And More Today – Joe Dolan & The Drifters
6. Yummy Yummy Yummy – The Sands
7. This Is It - Jim Tobin
8. Let’s Hold On To Love – Des Lee & The Miami
9. My Child – Sonny Knowles
10. I Will Love You All My Life – Roly Daniels
11. Yellow River – The Gentry
12. Burning Bridges – Frankie McBride
13. The Joys Of Love – Brendan O’Brien & The Dixies
14. Behind Closed Doors – Brendan Quinn 
15. When My Train Comes In – Dickie Rock & The Miami

It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since we released Showband Hits and a year later Showband Hits & More & More. Now as we approach 2017 we present a new compilation of more great showband classics as ………The Story Continues. 

Once again we feature the iconic showband stars and bands – Dickie Rock & The Miami, Brendan Bowyer with the Royal and The Big 8, Joe Dolan & The Drifters, Butch Moore & The Capitol and Brendan O’Brien & The Dixies. 

New to our ever-expanding Hits Collections are Declan Ryan & The Regal, with his 1965 hit “I Need You” and The Dream’s hit version of Dickie’s “Baby I’m Your Man”. The latter was written by band members Shay O Donoghue and Aiden Magennis. 

Sean Dunphy & Sonny Knowles, 2 of the biggest stars who moved on from the showband circuit to the new and emerging cabaret scene are again included. 

No collection of showband hits would be complete without The Freshmen and The Swarbriggs. Tommy and Jimmy’s original composition “Someone Else’s Land” and the innovative The Freshmen with “Gone Movin On” are featured. 

For the first time in the series we introduce Tony Kenny & The Sands with two great pop hits “Yummy Yummy Yummy” & “ Dance Dance Dance”. The big powerful voices of Red Hurley & Roly Daniels are also highlighted, along with the softer vocal sounds of Frankie Mc Bride, Jim Tobin and Brendan Quinn. Representing the showband ladies (of which there were all too few) we include Tina from her days with The Real Mc Coy. 

Yellow River by The Gentry (with Cahir O Doherty) is a real gem, and we remember the late Fran O’ Toole with “Clap Your Hands” and his great friend Des Lee, (one of the survivors of the Miami Showband massacre) with his hit “Let’s Hold On To Love”. 
A final mention goes to Brian Coll with “Ireland Swings” his hit which tells the story of the impact of the showband era in Ireland. 

In this great age of nostalgia, it seems that when it comes to the Irish Showbands …. The Story Continues 

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