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RICK NELSON Ace CDCHD 668 The Very Thought Of You/ Spotlight On Rick ● CD $18.98
Two 1964 LPs on one CD.

 
RICK NELSON Ace CDCHD 669 Best Always/ Love & Kisses ● CD $18.98
RICK NELSON: By Blue Heaven/ Come Out Dancin'/ How Does It Go/ I Catch Myself Crying/ I Know A Place/ I Paid For Loving You/ I Should Have Loved You More/ I'm Not Ready For You Yet/ It's Beginning To Hurt/ Ladies Choice/ Liz/ Lonely Corner/ Love And Kisses/ Love Is Where You Find It/ Mean Old World/ More/ Only The Young/ Our Own Funny Way/ Raincoat In The River/ Say You Love Me/ Since I Don't Have You/ Try To Remember/ When The Chips Are Down/ You Don't Know Me

 
RICK NELSON Ace CDCHD 690 Another Side Of Rick/ Perspective ● CD $18.98
Two more Decca LPs on one CD - "Side" from 1967 and "Perspective" from '68.

 
RICKY NELSON Bear Family BCD 16196 The American Dream - The Complete Imperial & Verve Recordings ● CD $169.98
Six CD set with hardcover book. This features Ricky's complete recordings for Verve and Imperial made between 1957 and 1962 as well as very rare Challenge recordings with The Fleas & Trophis, stereo and mono titles, many never before released alternate takes, sessions with false starts, rare TV performances, duets with Lorrie Collins, rare movie performances including a duet with Dean Martin and more. Book includes many previously unpublished photos.

 
RICKY NELSON Bear Family BCD 16856 Ricky Rocks ● CD $24.98
33 tracks, 74 mins, very highly recommended
Ricky was not the most exciting rock 'n' roll vocalist but he loved the music and sang it with conviction and this collection presents the best of those. What makes his recordings so exciting is the superb band he had accompanying - the early sessions featuring the great country guitarist Joe Maphis providing some truly inspired rocking instrumental breaks - his playing on If You Can't Rock Me is rock 'n' roll guitar at it's finest. Maphis was followed by his protege James Burton whose playing shows his mentor's influence but with a bit more sting to it. Songs are mostly ones written for Ricky along with several fine covers like Boppin' The Blues/ I'm Walkin'/ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On and others. Newly remastered from first generation tapes and packaged in a digipack with 44 page booklet with informative notes by Colin Escott, rare photos and full discographical details. Includes Shirley Lee/ Be-Bop Baby/ Waitin' In School/ My Bucket's Got A Hole In It/ Am I Blue/ Down The Line/ My Babe/ There Goes My Baby, etc. Ace records put out a very similar package about 12 years ago and I haven't compared the two but this certainly has superior packaging and, I suspect, better sound thanks to improvements in remastering technology. If you don't have the Ace release then this is indispensible. (FS)
RICKY NELSON: Ain't Nothin' But Love/ Am I Blue/ Baby I'm Sorry/ Be-Bop Baby (Single version)/ Believe What You Say (Single version)/ Boppin' The Blues/ Don't Leave Me/ Down The Line/ Hello Mary Lou/ Hey Pretty Baby/ I Got A Feeling/ I'm In Love Again/ I'm Walkin'/ I've Been Thinkin' (version 2)/ If You Can't Rock Me (version 2)/ It's Late/ Just A Little Too Much (version 2)/ Mighty Good/ Milk Cow Blues/ My Babe/ My Bucket's Got A Hole In It/ One Of These Mornings/ Shirley Lee/ Stood Up/ Stop Sneakin' Around/ There Goes My Baby/ There's Good Rockin' Tonight/ Travelin' Man/ Waitin' In School/ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/ You Tear Me Up/ You'll Never Know What You're Missing/ Your True Love

 
RICKY NELSON Bear Family BCD 17212 The Ballads Of Ricky Nelson ● CD $24.98
30 tracks, 72 mins, highly recommended
During the 50's and early 60's, Ricky Nelson was the original TV teenage heart-throb; through his weekly gig on his parent's TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet-and with some help from his music biz savvy Dad-he carved out a formidable recording career that outlived the TV show. Although Ricky could rock 'n' roll when necessary, it's his way with a ballad that continues to impress even now and we get ample proof on this CD. Sure, there's hit singles here - Poor Little Fool/ Lonesome Town/ Never Be Anyone Else But You - but that's beside the point; the point is that Ricky's pure voice nestled against the crack L.A. studio band (including guitar greats James Burton and Glen Campbell) bringing to life some superior songs is a listening experience that too many take for granted or dismiss. There's real pop craft at work here that transcends its roots of let's-make-money-off-a-good-looking-kid-on-TV cynicism. The song choices are stellar-from the likes of Jerry Fuller, Felice Bryant, Dave Burgess, Mack David and Jay Livingston, and Johnny Cash - and the production (variously, by Barney Kessel, Jimmie Haskell, and Ozzie Nelson) and arrangements are top notch, and well comparable to Elvis's records of the same time period (1957 to 1962). Hell, both guys even employed The Jordaniares on backing vocals! In any case, this CD, with its informative discography and interesting liner notes, is a treat for Nelson fans. (GMC)

 
RICK NELSON EMI 29521 Legacy ● CD $64.98
Long awaited retrospective of Rick(y)'s career. A four CD set featuring 100 tracks drawn from throughout his career including 15 unissued tracks or alternate takes. Includes 48 page booklet with notes by Colin Escott and Bob Hyde and rare photos.

 
RICKY NELSON Ace CDCHD 85 Rockin' With Ricky ● CD $18.98
32 tracks, 72 minutes, essential
This is the way to reissue an LP on CD. This collection of Ricky's rockin'est stuff takes the original LP's 14 tracks & adds another 18 for something that flat out rocks. The set includes Ricky's rockin'est hits Be-Bop Baby/ Waitin' In School/ Stood Up/ Shirley Lee, but it's the LP cuts that really make the small hairs on the back of yer neck stand up straight, featuring the incredible guitars of Joe Maphis (check out his break on If You Can't Rock Me) & James Burton. Includes There's Good Rockin' Tonight/ My Babe/ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/ You Tear Me Up, etc. (GM)
RICKY NELSON: Ain't Nothin' But Love/ Be-bop Baby/ Believe What You Say/ Boppin' The Blues/ Break My Chain/ Down The Line/ I Got A Feeling/ I'll Make Believe/ I'm In Love Again/ I've Been Thinkin'/ If You Can't Rock Me/ It's Late/ Just A Little Too Much/ Mighty Good/ Milk Cow Blues/ My Babe/ My Bucket's Got A Hole In It/ Oh Yeah, I'm In Love/ One Of These Mornings/ Poor Loser/ Shirley Lee/ Stood Up/ Stop Sneakin' Around/ There Goes My Baby/ There's Good Rockin' Tonight/ Today's Teardrops/ Waitin' In School/ Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On/ You Tear Me Up/ You'll Never Know What You're Missin'/ You're So Fine/ Your True Love

 
RICKY NELSON Ace CDCHD 671 The Best Of The Later Years ● CD $18.98
26 track collection of his Decca/MCA recordings, 1963-1975.
RICKY NELSON: Don't Blame It On Your Wife/ Everytime I See You Smiling/ Feel So Good (feel So Fine)/ Fools Rush In/ For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her/ For You/ Garden Party/ Gypsy Woman/ Hey There, Little Miss Tease/ I Don't Want To Be Lonely Tonight/ I Got A Woman/ I Wonder (if Your Love Will Ever Belong To Me)/ I'm Talking About You/ Look At Mary/ Love Is The Sweetest Thing/ Mystery Train/ Night Train To Memphis/ Rock And Roll Lady/ She Belongs To Me/ Stop By My Window/ String Along/ The Very Thought Of You/ There's Nothing I Can Say/ Truck Drivin' Man

 
RICKY NELSON BGO BGOCD 440 Ricky/ Ricky Nelson ● CD $19.98
Ricky's first two Imperial LPs on one CD. This includes some of his early Imperial hits (Be-Bop Baby/ Have I Told You Lately That I Love/ Poor Little Fool), covers of recent rock 'n roll & R&B songs (Honeycomb/ Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On/ My Babe), rock ballad versions of pop oldies (Am I Blue/ I'm Confessin'/ Unchained Melody, etc) and more. "Ricky" features him accompanied by The Jimmie Haskell Orchestra (actually a smallish group) with some hot guitar from Joe Maphis and "Ricky Nelson" was with his regular band including the great James Burton on guitar.

 
SANDY NELSON Ace CDCHD 586 Rock 'n' Roll Drum Beat ● CD $18.98
30 tracks, recommended. 30 cuts from his days on Imperial (1960-64), a period that saw the release of nearly ten albums as Sandy enjoyed great popularity in the wake of his biggest hit Teen Beat (recorded for Original Sound, not included here). The program here is a combination of original and cover material, and while Nelson's hard-driving drums are the obvious centerpiece, the songs are helped immensely by guitarist Rene Hall and saxophonist Plas Johnson; their contributions to numbers like The City/ Bullfrog/ The Flip help turn mere drum vehicles into genuinely exciting instrumentals, adding the appropriate menace to Tough Beat that is almost Wray-like. The covers are usually lighter fare, but Sandy shines on Yakety Yak/Don't Be Cruel/Bony Moronie/Willie And The Hand Jive/I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday and even La Bamba Bossa Nova. The disc closes with Sandy's other biggest hit Let There Be Drums. Great collection. (GDR)

 
TERRY NOLAND Bear Family BCD 15428 Hypnotized ● CD $21.98
Terry Noland's biggest claim to fame is probably that he went to school with Buddy Holly and had minor hits with two decent rockers Hypnotized and Oh Baby! Look At Me. This CD is probably overkill featuring everything he recorded for Brunswick in 1957 and '58 along with a couple of demos recorded in 1956 with Larry Welborn and Joe B. Mauldin. There are many unissued songs here along with alternate takes. The material ranges from nice rocking numbers with good Hollyesque guitars to dreadful pop rock ballads with The Anita Kerr Singers. Sound is excellent and there are extensive notes and full discographical details but I'm not sure it was necessary. (FS)

 
ROY ORBISON Bear Family BCD 15461 The Sun Years, 1956-58 : The Definitive Collection ● CD $21.98
Terrific collection featuring all of Roy's Sun recordings including alternates, demos and undubbed performances - Ooby Dooby (two versions)/ Rockhouse/ Sweet And Easy To Love/ Chicken Hearted/ Trying To Get To You/ It's Too Late/ This Kind Of Love/ I Never Knew, etc.

 
ROY ORBISON Collectables 6009 Ooby Dooby - The Very Of Roy Orbison ● CD $13.98
24 of Roy's Sun recordings - Ooby Dooby/ Rockhouse/ Domino/ Chicken Hearted/ / Lovestruck/ The Cuase Of It All/ Claudette/ The Clown/ This Kind Of LOve and others.

 
ROY ORBISON Curb 77481 Best Of His Rare Classics ● CD $10.98
10 original hits, some not so rare but classic nonetheless - Ooby Dooby/ Rock House/ Devil Doll/ It's Too Late from his Sun Records years, and So Young/ I'll Remember The Good and more from the Polygram label. (MB)

 
ROY ORBISON Elektra 198 Laminar Flow ● CD $10.98
CD reissue of late 70's album - 10 songs including Easy Way Out, We're Into Something Good, Hound Dog Man.

 
ROY ORBISON Encore 04 Ooby Dooby ● CD $21.98
30 track collection of previously unissued songs, alternate tracks and studio out-takes. The tracks range from an unissued 1954 demo of Hey Miss Fanny to Lives Fade Away from the movie "Insignificant" in 1987 with most being from the 50s. Also includes A Cat Called Domino/ A True Love Goodbye/ Chicken Hearted/ Ooby Dooby/ Greenback Dollar/ Tryin' To Get To You/ Brown Eyed Handsome Man/ Down The Line/ You Tell Me/ I Fell In Love, etc.

 
ROY ORBISON Orbison Records 1965 Combo Concert - 1965 Holland ● CD $13.98
Previously unissued live recordings from 1965.

 
ROY ORBISON Rhino 70916 The Sun Years ● CD $12.98
Rhino complements their excellent Orbison MGM collection (The Classic Roy Orbison 1965-'68 - $15.50) with this equally fine compilation of his early Sun Records sides, recorded in '56/57. With Ooby Dooby (his only charted hit from this period), Claudette/Domino/Devil Doll/Chicken Hearted/Rock House and more. Superb sound, as always - 20-track CD includes 5 extra cuts. (MB)

 
ROY ORBISON Virgin 86520-2 King Of Hearts ● CD $12.98
Some are from master sessions, some from demos, but all of these 10 posthumous pieces sound crafted. The Grammy-winning version of Crying with k.d. lang is about as perfect as duets get, and altogether stunning. She also adds her voice to You're The One which features the helping hands of T-Bone Burnett, Jim Keltner, Booker T. Jones and others. Don Was, Jeff Lynne, Robbie Robertson, among many, make unique contributions on Coming Home/ I Drove All Night/ Love In Time, but none half so pleasing as the pure sound of Orbison's own singular, almost-operatic vocals. Roy Orbison's singing for the lonely one last time and doing a damn fine job of it. (JC)

 
ROY ORBISON Virgin 91058 Mystery Girl ● CD $12.98

 
ROY ORBISON/ SONNY JAMES Bear Family BCD 15407 Roy Orbison & Sonny James ● CD $21.98
2 stars performing non-hit material for RCA during career lulls. Roy's material, done '58 - '59 between his Sun & Monument careers, has 7 fine cuts in beautiful stereo including all 6 cuts from the Almost 18 EP (Bear Family 15019) along with the more recently found I'll Never Tell put on the Rockin' Rollin' High School compilation. Sonny's 12 tunes were from a brief spell away from Capitol, 1961-62, and includes a remake of Young Love plus a vocal version of Apache and the excellent Magnetism , sounding much more pop than country. Like O's tunes, in beautiful stereo.... GM

 
ORION Bear Family BCD 15548 Some Think He Might Be King Elvis ● CD $21.98
I was too busy in 1979 collecting rock'n'roll records (and making money to pay for the dastardly habit) to take much notice of an odd looking masked man billed as the next Elvis (or actually Elvis in the flesh according to some.) I stand accused, because Orion, or Jimmy Ellis according to his birth certificate, is truly a rockabilly force to be reckoned with. He has the best 'Elvis' voice of anyone and he's not even an Elvis impersonator. He's a logical extention of the Presley musical persona, doing songs in the king's style that the king never got around to covering like Rockabilly Rebel/ Susie Q/ Peggy Sue/ Matchbox/ I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday and even the Queen tune Crazy Little Thing Called Love in a rockabilly style. The arrangements, for the mostpart, are rockin' and unencumbered and the new songs are topflight tunes. Forget those pot-bellied clowns in the sequins and check out the cat in the funny lookin' mask for some real rockin' action - Elvis style..(AE)
ORION: Ain't No Good/ Anybody Out There/ Baby Please Say Yes/ Blue Moon Of Kentucky/ Born/ Crazy Little Thing Called Love/ I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday/ If I Can't Have You/ Long Tall Sally/ Look Me Up (and Lay It On Me)/ Matchbox/ Maybe Tomorrow/ Me And Bobby Mcgee./ Memphis Sun/ Midnight Rendezvous/ Old Mexico/ Peggy Sue/ Rainbow Maker/ Rockabilly Rebel/ Rockin' Little Angel/ See You Later, Alligator/ She Hates To Be Wrong/ Some You Win, Some You Lose/ Susie Q/ Thats All Right/ There's No Easy Way/ What Now My Love

 
ORION Bear Family BCD 16330 Who Was That Masked Man? ● CD $89.98
Four CD set of recordings made by this masked Elvis impersonator.

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