Thursday, 27 October 2011

"THE VERY BEST OF" DICK JENSEN

My first post is dedicated to "the very best of" the sadly missed Hawaiian singer, dancer, actor and performer Dick "The Giant" Jensen.



I created this compilation, focused on a eleven years period (1966-1976), as an introduction to his music work. It features the following tracks:

01. Mr. Pitiful (2:25)
02. Groove With What You've Got (2:49)
03. Back In Circulation (2:02)
04. Cry On My Shoulder (2:54)
05. I'm Good For You (2:49)
06. Fat Mama (2:14)
07. Three Cheers To Love (3:27)
08. Jealous Feeling (3:00)
09. Peace of Mind (2:48)
10. I Have You (2:58)
11. Going Up On the Mountain (2:51)
12. Only Dreams (3:12)
13. I Don't Want To Cry (2:49)
14. New York City's a Lonely Town (3:07)
15. Hands (2:59)
16. Girl Don't Come (2:15)
17. Tamika (Come Back Later) (2:57)
18. Love Shack (2:57)
19. Papa Was a Music Man (2:58)
20. Paniola Country (3:18)
21. Shall We Gather By the Water (2:33)
22. Cloudy Morning (3:49)
23. Fragile (2:11)
24. Real Good Woman (2:46)
25. Bird You Must Fly (2:51)
26. Hard To Handle [Live] (3:01)
27. Home Again at Last [Live] (2:50)

All tracks were remastered from the original vinyls in September 2011 and are available in FLAC lossless format or high-quality 320 Kbps MP3 files, both formats include artwork in PDF format and further information. Please have a look at the comments for the download links.



During his life, Dick Jensen was a primemover of nightclub shows and released four albums, including one on Command/Probe Records and one on Philadelphia International Records, plus a few more singles.

During the 80s he was featured in a few episodes of the popular American television series "Magnum P.I.". Often compared to Tom Jones, he is also remembered as the one who invented a sort of "proto-Moonwalk" long before Michael Jackson made it fashionable, just have a look at the video below taken from the Ed Sullivan Show:



More information about Dick Jensen is available here:

http://archives.starbulletin.com/2006/06/22/news/story02.html

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Jun/22/il/FP606220304.html

http://www.oahuislandnews.com/May05/Home.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Jensen

I'm currently compiling a Dick Jensen biography, the first part of this work-in-progress covers the period 1942-1972 and is available here.

I'm also trying to compile a Dick Jensen exhaustive discography, my work-in-progress is available here.

Last but not least, I'm also trying to build a collection of Dick Jensen pictures and memorabilia, my work-in-progress is available here.

All my posts dedicated to Dick Jensen on this blog are available here.


I will post more Dick Jensen stuff in the next weeks, if you have any other useful information about him and his releases or if you spot any dead links, just get in touch with me at stereocandies [at] hotmail [dot] com or leave a comment in the box below, thank you!

13 comments:

  1. Dick Jensen - The Very Best of [FLAC]

    Please copy and paste the link below in your browser:

    http://textsnip.com/213b0e

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    1. Found your blog and enjoyed it very much. I was a big fan of DJ. Having been a drummer with my own band in the '60's and '70's, I came across Jensen's shows in NY and FL. I have had the great joy of seeing everyone from Elvis to Sinatra to Wayne Cochran, no one could match Jensen as a live, in-your-face, showman. I remember him at the Copa & in the Poconos where he held the record for standing ovations. This an entertainer without a hit record. You may be interested in tracking down his performances on Carson, Griffin, and David Frost archives. The Mike Douglas show performances are available on DVD but they are very expensive. I have always wondered where there could be a LIVE video/recording of Jensen's version of "Vehicle", which he usually used to open his show. I have all of his albums, including "The Writer". He also made a cassette of his live show from the Hula Hut in Hawaii that I had at one time. I also recorded cassettes from some of his live shows. Unfortunately, they haven't survived over the years. I have some personal photos of DJ with my family, autographed albums, and my favorite item - an original Playbill from the Copacabana in NY. Good luck with this endeavor. I'll keep checking in. He was the best!
      (mrreality2@yahoo.com)

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    2. Hello and many thanks for sharing your memories and information about Dick Jensen! Wow, I'd love to see those videos, I will search for them. "Vehicle" is a top tune and I didn't know that Jensen used to perform it; surely there's too many things I don't know about him... I am lucky to own a copy of "The Writer" too, it was very difficult to find it; I will post it on this blog at a later date along with his other LPs.

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  2. Awesome. I only have one PIR album of his. Thanks so much for this post.

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  3. Thanks for this post. Would be Great to hear these songs again after so many years. But it the links you have provided don't seem to be working. If you could upload them again it would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. Hi, thanks for your comment; I've checked the links and they are working, please try again!

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  4. I figured it out. Thanks. Had to download winzip.

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    1. This is AMAZING, thanks for this!

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  5. Hi, I tried to download the Very Best of links posted 5-24-2014 at mega.co.nz, and both show "the file is no longer available." (I think I'm using it OK, because I downloaded some of your other posts using their mega links, with no problems) Just FYI.

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    1. Hi Dan, thanks for your kind comments and for letting me know about the dead links. I will post new links here soon, cheers!

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    2. Thanks for this! This is probably the only place that most of us can hear this music, thanks for your efforts & sharing.

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  6. DOWNLOAD LINKS

    FLAC: https://mega.nz/#!VUF...

    MP3: https://mega.nz/#!oUU...

    If you download any of these files please consider leaving a comment, your feedback is important!

    Please let me know about any broken link and deleted or unavailable files: I'll do my best to quickly reupload them.

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