APRIL STEVENS - Teach me Tiger! LP

  • APRIL STEVENS - Teach me Tiger! LP
  • Label: Rumble
  • Catalog Number: RUM019
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 12.00€
  • 3.00€


Als dieses Album 1959 erschien (auf Imperial, LP9118), durfte es wahrscheinlich nur unter dem Ladentisch und gegen Ausweisvorlage verkauft werden: Was die damals 23jährige April Stevens hier ins Mikrophon haucht, nimmt nicht nur im Titelsong (da aber besonders) ein gutes Stück der Gainsbourg/Birkin-Skandalsingle "Je t'aime…" vorweg! Das Coverphoto spricht Bände und lügt nicht. Für die passend rotlichtigen Arrangements zeichnet übrigens kein Unbekannter verantwortlich: Henri Renés Orchester ist u.a. auch auf LPs von Stars wie Eartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald und Harry Belafonte ("Calypso"!) zu hören. – Klanglich sehr gelungene Reissue von Rumble Records. (1959/2012)

One of the sexiest voices of the 50s, April Stevens hit Teach Me Tiger (often erroneously accredited to Marilyn Monroe) caused a minor uproar due to his sexual suggestiveness when it first came out on the Imperial label in 1959, and consequently did not receive airplay on many radio stations, reaching only no. 86 in the Billboard charts even though his fan-base had been ever-growing since her first big seller Im In Love Again came out on RCA Victor in 1951. Described as the girl with the pin-up voice, or the intimate miss with the musical kiss, this is her one and only, full-length album, in which, backed by famous arranger and composer Henry Rene, April introduces a new frontier in sexy-singing. As one of her many fan letters would explain: Other vocalists sing, but you actually talk to a guy and boy, the things you say!

Track Listing:


Do It Again



Teach Me Teacher



I Want A Lip



In Other Words



I Get Ideas



Talk To Me



I'm In Love Again



That's My Name



I'm Making Believe



I'll Wait For Your Love



It Can't Be Wrong



When My Baby Smiles