CARL DOBKINS Jr. was just seventeen years of age and still in High School, when he cut the million-selling 'My Heart Is An Open Book', in November 1958.

In a relatively short recording career he went on to notch up three further hits, 'If You Don't Want My Lovin'', 'Lucky Devil' and 'Exclusively Yours', plus a huge regional success, 'Take Time Out', as well as recording several other intriguing sides.

For an 18-month period he was one of the hottest young R&R stars in the U.S., making 14 appearances on American Bandstand and headlining numerous one-nighters package tours.

This compilation features his first 45, the self-penned 'Take Hold Of My Hand', recorded for Fraternity in early 1958, plus his releases for U.S. Decca between 1958-62, including his desperately-rare LP, 'My Heart Is An Open Book', plus a couple of sides which were not originally issued.

These records are nowadays all highly collectable among R&R aficionados and are hard to find elsewhere on CD.

MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK

CARL DOBKINS Jr. was just seventeen years of age and still in High School, when he cut the million-selling 'My Heart Is An Open Book', in November 1958.

In a relatively short recording career he went on to notch up three further hits, 'If You Don't Want My Lovin'', 'Lucky Devil' and 'Exclusively Yours', plus a huge regional success, 'Take Time Out', as well as recording several other intriguing sides.

For an 18-month period he was one of the hottest young R&R stars in the U.S., making 14 appearances on American Bandstand and headlining numerous one-nighters package tours.

This compilation features his first 45, the self-penned 'Take Hold Of My Hand', recorded for Fraternity in early 1958, plus his releases for U.S. Decca between 1958-62, including his desperately-rare LP, 'My Heart Is An Open Book', plus a couple of sides which were not originally issued.

These records are nowadays all highly collectable among R&R aficionados and are hard to find elsewhere on CD.

MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK

604988107821

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Format: CD
Label: JSMR
Rel. Date: 03/26/2021
UPC: 604988107821

My Heart Is An Open Book
Artist: Dobkins Carl Jr
Format: CD
New: In Print Available to Order $12.99
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. TAKE HOLD OF MY HAND
2. THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING
3. IF YOU DON'T WANT MY LOVIN' (with The Seniors)
4. LOVE IS EVERYTHING (with The Seniors)
5. MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK
6. MY PLEDGE TO YOU
7. TRUE LOVE
8. THREE LITTLE PEGGIES
9. RAINING IN MY HEART
10. CLASS RING
11. FOR YOUR LOVE
12. OPEN UP YOUR ARMS
13. I'M SORRY
14. A FOOL SUCH AS I
15. SUE
16. THAT'S ALL I NEED TO KNOW
17. LUCKY DEVIL
18. (There's A Little Song A-Singing) IN MY HEART
19. EXCLUSIVELY YOURS
20. ONE LITTLE GIRL
21. A DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE
22. GENIE
23. TAKE TIME OUT
24. LOVELIGHT
25. THAT'S WHAT I CALL TRUE LOVE
26. PRETTY LITTLE GIRL IN THE YELLOW DRESS
27. SAWDUST DOLLY
28. A CHANCE TO BELONG
29. ASK ME NO QUESTIONS
30. PROMISE ME

More Info:

CARL DOBKINS Jr. was just seventeen years of age and still in High School, when he cut the million-selling 'My Heart Is An Open Book', in November 1958.

In a relatively short recording career he went on to notch up three further hits, 'If You Don't Want My Lovin'', 'Lucky Devil' and 'Exclusively Yours', plus a huge regional success, 'Take Time Out', as well as recording several other intriguing sides.

For an 18-month period he was one of the hottest young R&R stars in the U.S., making 14 appearances on American Bandstand and headlining numerous one-nighters package tours.

This compilation features his first 45, the self-penned 'Take Hold Of My Hand', recorded for Fraternity in early 1958, plus his releases for U.S. Decca between 1958-62, including his desperately-rare LP, 'My Heart Is An Open Book', plus a couple of sides which were not originally issued.

These records are nowadays all highly collectable among R&R aficionados and are hard to find elsewhere on CD.

MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK