Teen Expo
The Cleopatra Label
NUM074
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Notes About the Release
From a basement in New Jersey, Tommy Falcone remade himself into a DIY Phil Spector. From 1962 to 1970, he founded and ran Cleopatra Records, discovered and mentored young Garden State talent, wrote songs and produced wild studio effects, and quit his day job to promote it all himself. Trained as an accordionist, Falcone had a whirlwind imagination and an omnivorous approach to genre, expressed through acts like the Centuries, the Tabbys, Johnny Silvio, the Inmates, Bernadette Carroll, the Hallmarks, Vickie & the Van Dykes, the Shandillons, Eugene Viscione, the Shoestring, and more. Cleopatra became a time-capsule of every 1960s pop style imaginable—garage rock, psychedelia, surf, girl groups, soul, novelties, exotica, even a crooner—a kaleidoscope of sound in search of the ever-elusive hit record.
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TRACK LIST

Bernadette Carroll Heavenly
The Tabbys Hong Kong Baby
Dick Thunder Gee But I’m Lonesome
Vickie & The Van Dykes Outcast
The Hallmarks Paper Sky
The Centuries Beach Umbrella World
The Inmates It’s So Very Hard
Jimmy Davis Mister Wind
Johnny Silvio Julieanne
The Hallmarks Distant Rain
Bernadette Carroll When We’re Older
The Centuries Outer Limits
The Hallmarks Baby We Can Make It Together
The Centuries Anniversary Hop
The Ovations Kiss Me Bye Bye
The Inmates Crystal Ball
Vickie & The Van Dykes True Love
The Reminiscents For Your Love
The Hallmarks Miss Judith Finch
Bernadette Carroll Care A Little
The Shandillons Shoop De Hoop Twine
The Inmates You Tell Lies
The Hallmarks Soul Shakin’ Psychedelic Sally
The Shoestring Candy Andy
Tommy Manno Conceited
Eugene Viscione Parting Kiss
From a basement in New Jersey, Tommy Falcone remade himself into a DIY Phil Spector. From 1962 to 1970, he founded and ran Cleopatra Records, discovered and mentored young Garden State talent, wrote songs and produced wild studio effects, and quit his day job to promote it all himself. Trained as an accordionist, Falcone had a whirlwind imagination and an omnivorous approach to genre, expressed through acts like the Centuries, the Tabbys, Johnny Silvio, the Inmates, Bernadette Carroll, the Hallmarks, Vickie & the Van Dykes, the Shandillons, Eugene Viscione, the Shoestring, and more. Cleopatra became a time-capsule of every 1960s pop style imaginable—garage rock, psychedelia, surf, girl groups, soul, novelties, exotica, even a crooner—a kaleidoscope of sound in search of the ever-elusive hit record.

TRACK LIST

Bernadette Carroll Heavenly
The Tabbys Hong Kong Baby
Dick Thunder Gee But I’m Lonesome
Vickie & The Van Dykes Outcast
The Hallmarks Paper Sky
The Centuries Beach Umbrella World
The Inmates It’s So Very Hard
Jimmy Davis Mister Wind
Johnny Silvio Julieanne
The Hallmarks Distant Rain
Bernadette Carroll When We’re Older
The Centuries Outer Limits
The Hallmarks Baby We Can Make It Together
The Centuries Anniversary Hop
The Ovations Kiss Me Bye Bye
The Inmates Crystal Ball
Vickie & The Van Dykes True Love
The Reminiscents For Your Love
The Hallmarks Miss Judith Finch
Bernadette Carroll Care A Little
The Shandillons Shoop De Hoop Twine
The Inmates You Tell Lies
The Hallmarks Soul Shakin’ Psychedelic Sally
The Shoestring Candy Andy
Tommy Manno Conceited
Eugene Viscione Parting Kiss
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