HELEN SHAPIRO FRIENDS CLUB-CINEMA HISTORY

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IT'S TRAD DAD

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Helen-Craig Douglas-IT'S TRAD DAD/RING A DING A RHYTHM-Cinema film -1962-sings LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE,SOMETIME YESTERDAY and RING A DING A RHYTHM (75 min) 07

German film poster.

HELEN SHAPIRO

ILLUSTRIERTE FILM KÜHNE BROCHURE 1962

IT'S TRAD, DAD, starring Craig Douglas & Helen Shapiro; screenplay by Milton Subotsky; directed by Richard Lester; produced by Milton Subotsky. Columbia Pictures, 1962, b/w, 78 min.
Includes performances by Del Shannon, Mr. Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, the Temperence Seven, the Brook Brothers, Chubby Checker, Gary "U.S." Bonds, Gene McDaniels, John Leyton, and Gene Vincent.

One of director Richard Lester's first films, Its Trad Dad! starred Helen, and Craig as two teenagers with an affection towards the latest style of traditional jazz. Unfortunately, the mayor and other adults in their town don't share that affection and have the jukebox removed from a local coffee shop. The accompanying soundtrack featured Helen and Craig alongside traditional jazz names such as Terry Lightfoot, Acker Bilk and Chris Barber along with US giants Gene Vincent, Gene McDaniels and Chubby Checker. The album proved to be a UK success, peaking at #3 on the album chart during a five month chart run.

Sony Pictures have released the film as Ring-A-Ding Rhythm
on DVD in America (2011) NTSC FORMAT (-REGION 1).
It is available as an import from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com
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The soundtrack CD album was released on the
PICKWICK lable on the 25th February 2013
It is available from Amazon.co.uk

1. Tavern In The Town - Terry Lightfoot's New Orleans Jazzmen 2. Lonely City - John Leyton 3. Another Tear Falls - Gene McDaniels 4. In A Persian Market - Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band 5. Let's Talk About Love - Helen 6. Down By The Riverside - Chris Barber 7. Ring-A-Ding - Craig Douglas 8. Space-Ship To Mars - Gene Vincent 9. Everybody Loves My Baby - Temperance Seven 10. Rainbows - Craig Douglas 11. Frankie And Johnny - Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band 12. The Lose-Your-Inhibitions Twist - Chubby Checker 13. Sometime Yesterday - Helen 14. When The Saints Go Marching In - Chris Barber

Helen and Acker Bilk during a break from filming at Shepperton Studios Helen discusses a scene with the film's director, Dick Lester. Craig  Douglas, Helen, and John Leyton during a break from filming at Shepperton Studios Helen and Craig during a break from filming at Shepperton Studios

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