Wednesday, December 05, 2012


• Two United Artists Albums Recorded by a True '60s Icon on a "Twofer" Release

• Patty Duke Won an Academy Award for The Miracle Worker at Age 16, and Had Her Own TV Show, The Patty Duke Show, for Three Years

• Includes Bonus Tracks

• Her 1968 Album, Sings Folk Songs, Has Never Been Released in ANY Format Until Now

• Notes Includes Quotes from Patty and Rarely-Seen Photos

• Remastered from the Original Master Tapes

There was a lot of competition in the mid-‘60s for the title of America’s Most Popular Teenager, but a convincing case can be made that Patty Duke was IT. In 1962, at the age of 16, she became the youngest actress ever to win an Academy Award for her portrayal of Helen Keller in the film The Miracle Worker, a role she originated on Broadway. Then, in 1963, she was given her own series, The Patty Duke Show, in which she played two different leading roles of “identical cousins” (an ironic circumstance given Patty’s bouts of manic depression and her later championing of the cause).

Like so many teen stars before and after her, stardom on television quickly translated into a recording contract and appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, Shindig! and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, resulting in four albums for United Artists, the last two of which we are reissuing with bonus tracks. 1967’s Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls was a darker, more mature album as befitting her controversial role in the film Valley of the Dolls; this album has been with the never-before released album of folk songs she recorded with United Artists in 1968! Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls also has never been on CD, and both albums are mastered from the original master tapes. The liner notes feature additional photos and quotes from Patty Duke herself…long-lost music from one of the truly iconic figures in ‘60s pop culture! This will be released on January 28, 2013.

Patty Duke Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls
1. It's Impossible
2. Come Live With Me
3. Give A Little More
4. I'll Plant My Own Tree
5. Theme From Valley Of The Dolls
6. My Own Little Place
7. Half-Hearted Kisses
8. Roses Are Red
9. A Million Things To Do
10. Forever Yours
11. Learn To Live With Your Heartbreak

Bonus Track
12. I Want Your Love

Patty Duke Sings Folk Songs
13. Colors
14. The Cruel War
15. The Best Is Yet To Come
16. And We Were Strangers
17. Puff The Magic Dragon
18. The Bells Of Rhymney
19. Time To Move On
20. Donna, Donna
21. Shine For Me
22. The Housewife's Lament
23. Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
24. Blowin' In The Wind

~ Real Gone Music

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