1-CD Digipak (6-seitig) mit 47-seitigem Booklet, 33 Einzeltitel. Spieldauer ca. 71 Minuten. • Erste CD-Zusammenstellung mit Don Gibson rockigen Aufnahmen! • Enthält die Originalversionen von Oh Lonesome Me und Sea Of Heartbreak ! • Viele Raritäten und Obskuritäten, die allesamt rocken! Hätte man ihn gefragt, Don Gibson hätte wohl kaum erklärt, er sei ein Rock´n´Roller oder Rockabilly. Der Durchbruch in seiner Karriere kam jedoch mit dem Beginn des Rock´n´Roll-Zeitalters, und Don Gibson nahm einige äußerst eigenwillige rock- gewürzte Lieder auf. Diese Zusammenstellung ist längst überfällig und enthält seine schnelleren Nummern, unter Hörgesichtsaspekten angeordnet und sorgfältig remastert in bestmöglicher akustischer Perfektion. Zusätzlich zu Don Gibson fabelhaften Originalversionen von Oh Lonesome Me, Blue Blue Day und Sea Of Heartbreak enthält dieses Album dreißig weitere rockende, swingende und shakende schnellere Nummern. Don Gibson liefert darüber hinaus Rockfassungen eher ungewöhnlicher Songs wie Camptown Races und That Lonesome Valley . Seine Musik spricht für sich selbst. Die erste CD-Zusammenstellung mit Don Gibsons rockigen Aufnahmen! Sie enthält die Originalversionen von Oh Lonesome Me und Sea Of Heartbreak , dazu viele Raritäten und Obskuritäten, die allesamt rocken! Don Gibsons Durchbruch kam mit dem Beginn des Rock´n´Roll-Zeitalters, und er nahm einige äußerst eigenwillige rock-gewürzte Lieder auf. Diese Zusammenstellung ist längst überfällig und enthält seine schnelleren Nummern, unter Hörgesichtsaspekten angeordnet und sorgfältig remastert in bestmöglicher akustischer Perfektion.
(2014/Hydra) 20 tracks (43:46) with 24 page booklet. Don Lanier was not only the guitar player with Buddy Knox and Jimmy Bowen´s Rhythm Orchids, he recorded some great Tex Mex Rock & Roll songs for Norman Petty and others. A long overlooked talent.
Taschenbuch - 144 - Gazelle Book Services - 2012 - Englisch This true account of the rise of country music is told by a 1940s band musician, Don Davis, who became a music business executive and worked with all the Grand Ole Opry stars. Johnny Cash, the Carter family, Waylon Jennings, Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, and many others were his friends and appear throughout the book. They played from Mobile to Nashville and back again to his beloved Alabama. This masterful storyteller recalls colorful songwriters, record personalities, and fans with real incidents —over his sixty-year career, that will move readers from laughter to tears. View 100 photographs showing real people, places, and instruments that have become country music legends. The stories will inform the fans and inspire current musicians to keep to their roots and enjoy the music.
(1997/Eagle) 20 Classic Tracks Don Gibson Donald Eugene Gibson was born in Shelby, North Carolina on April 3rd 1928. As a child he learned to play guitar and, at fourteen, was making appearances on local radio. By 1946 he was a regular on Station WNOX in Knoxville and, as part of a trio called Sons of the Soil, made some recordings for Mercury. Gibson had been writing his own material and attracted the attention of Wesley Rose which led to a writing contract with Acuff-Rose Publishing in Nashville. On the recording side Don Gibson had spells with RCA Victor, MGM and Columbia. In 1956 his recording of his own composition ´Sweet Dreams´ reached the U.S. Billboard country chart; Faron Youngs´s version was a bigger hit, spending thirty three weeks on the best sellers. In 1957 Gibson was living in a trailer outside Knoxville. On the day his television and radio were repossessed Gibson went to the Baltimore Courts Motel and wrote the two songs that would guarantee his financial and professional future. They were ´I Can´t Stop Loving You´ and ´Oh, Lonesome Me´. By 1958 he had rejoined RCA where he was teamed with producer Chet Atkins. The pairing of ´Oh, Lonesome Me´ and ´I Can´t Stop Loving You´ were quickly issued as a single. ´Oh, Lonesome Me´ remained at Number One for eight weeks, spending thirty-four on the charts; it also crossed over to become a U.S. Billboard Pop Top Ten Hit. ´I Can´t Stop Loving You´ made the country Top Ten and spent six weeks in the pop lists. In 1962 Ray Charles topped the pop charts with ´I Can´t Stop Loving You´; the song has reputedly been recorded over six hundred times and cut by such artists as Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Emmylou Harris, Tom Jones, Connie Francis and Roy Orbison. It remains an outstanding example of Gibson´s lyric art. Between 1958 and 1969 Gibson´s RCA recordings brought him forty country chart successes as well as fourteen pop entries. He relied heavily on his own compositions although, ironically, he did not write ´Sea Of Heartbreak´ (1961), his only UK Top Twenty hit. He joined Hickory in 1970, enjoying over forty more country chart entries over the next decade. Apart from solo success he scored in duet teamings with Dottie West and Sue Thompson. This collection features some of Don Gibson´s greatest work, it features his highly individual, emotional, breathy vocal style and unusual clipped phrasing. Apart from some of his own compositions you can hear his interpretations of several country classics from the pens of such luminaries as Floyd Tillman, Fred Rose and most notably, the legendary Hank Williams, one of Gibson´s own favourite songwriters. BILL WILLIAMS