Bobby Vinton albums (Music Guide):
Bobby Vinton says he never wanted to be a musician; he wanted to be a football player instead. In fact, his parents would bribe him 25 cents an hour just to get him to practice his clarinet. Vinton sat down with Wink Martindale in 1973 to discuss his success with ´´Blue on Blue´´ and the story behind ´´Roses are Red´´. He says writing songs is difficult, and he isn´t sure who is buying his albums. Vinton also discusses putting together a pop music band in high school and how he began his acting career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wink Martindale. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/comm/000153/bk_comm_000153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(BV) 31 tracks - Among today´s popular singers, Bobby Vinton´s name stands out as the artist with the longest unbroken string of hit recordings. At this writing, Cash Box magazine, one of the leading music industry trade journals is about to present Bobby with the ´Best Male Vocalist of 1964´ award in their annual year-end survey. Billboard, another leading trade journal, has already named Mr. Vinton the Number One Most Popular Male Vocalist in their 1964 Annual Disc Jockey Poll. The reason for this popularity? Bobby Vinton has the magic that all the big artists have had—the ability to choose songs with the most meaning for the public at a particular time. His honest, straightforward readings of these songs have endeared him to millions of adults as well as youngsters. The title song of this album, Mr. Lonely, is Bobby´s fourth Number One record. A plaintive statement written by Bobby. (Linernotes of the original to ´Mr Lonely´ Vinyl LP)
This book examines how in navigating Hong Kongs colonial history alongside its ever-present Chinese identity, the city has come to manifest a conflicting socio-cultural plurality. Drawing together scholars, critics, commentators, and creators on the vanguard of the emerging field of Hong Kong Studies, the essay volume presents a gyroscopic perspective that discerns what is made in from what is made into Hong Kong while weaving a patchwork of the territorys contested local imaginary. This collection celebrates as it critiques the current state of Hong Kong society on the 20th anniversary of its handover to China. The gyroscopic outlook of the volume makes it a true area studies book-length treatment of Hong Kong, and a key and interdisciplinary read for students and scholars wishing to explore the territorys complexities. Jason S. Polley is Associate Professor of literary journalism, postmodernism, and poststructuralism at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include post-WWII graphic forms, media analysis, Hong Kong Studies, and Anglo-Indian fiction. His creative nonfiction books are Refrain (2010) and Cemetery Miss You (2011). His monograph is Jane Smiley, Jonathan Franzen, Don DeLillo: Narratives of Everyday Justice (2011). Vinton W.K. Poon is a Lecturer at the Master of Arts Programme at Hong Kong Baptist University. He teaches and researches discourse, history of linguistics, as well as language and politics. Lian-Hee Wee is Professor of linguistics at Hong Kong Baptist University and has co-authored/edited six volumes and numerous book chapters and articles, largely on phonology. His phonetic-learning APP (AV Phonetics) has been downloaded more than 10,000 times by students and faculty of linguistics, psychology and music around the world.