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Album Seven by Rick/Rick Sings Spirituals
     

Album Seven by Rick/Rick Sings Spirituals

by Rick Nelson
 
The fourth and final disc reissuing the complete recordings of Ricky Nelson on Imperial Records (1957-1962) contains his final newly recorded album for the label, Album Seven by Rick, four non-LP singles originally released in 1961 and 1962, and, to round things out, a long out of print four-song gospel EP, Ricky Sings

Overview

The fourth and final disc reissuing the complete recordings of Ricky Nelson on Imperial Records (1957-1962) contains his final newly recorded album for the label, Album Seven by Rick, four non-LP singles originally released in 1961 and 1962, and, to round things out, a long out of print four-song gospel EP, Ricky Sings Spirituals. The bulk of the material comes from the point in Nelson's career when he had re-established himself with "Travelin' Man" after the fade-out of his early teen idol success. Not surprisingly, he turned again to "Travelin' Man" songwriter Jerry Fuller, who provides a full third of the tracks on this disc, among them the hits "A Wonder Like You," "Young World," and "It's Up to You." Other frequently heard songwriters are Dave Burgess (five cuts, three of them with Fuller), Baker Knight (four cuts), and Dorsey Burnette (two cuts). Having such writers shape material for him was a boon to Nelson, and if nothing here quite rises to the level of his biggest hits, there is much good early-'60s pop
ock. The covers of "Summertime" and "I Can't Stop Loving You" are effective, and Nelson and his band turn in believable renditions of some original gospel songs. There's even "Teenage Idol," which comments on his early career and became yet another hit. The recordings he was making in the early '60s suggested Nelson had made the transition from the earnest, derivative music he performed at the start of his career to a stream of high-quality material that would seem to assure him a place near the top of the pop heap, which is probably why at this point Decca made him an unprecedented offer and spirited him away from Imperial. Who could have known that his hitmaking days were just about over?

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2001
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0724353244828
catalogNumber:
532448

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rick Nelson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Pete Jolly   Piano
James Burton   Guitar
Blossoms   Vocals,Overdubs
Dave Burgess   Vocals,Overdubs
Marshal Cram   Trombone
Richard Frost   Drums
Ray Johnson   Piano
Jim Pierce   Piano
Jerry Puckett   Guitar
John Rotella   Saxophone
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass,Baritone Saxophone
Allen Harris   Piano
Anthony Terran   Trumpet
John Anderson Concert Orchestra   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Gene Pitney   Composer
Ozzie Nelson   Producer
Dorsey Burnette   Composer
Bob Hyde   Producer
Jack Lewis   Composer
Rick Nelson   Composer,Producer
Joe Osborn   Composer
Aaron Schroeder   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
James Ritz   Producer,Liner Notes
Baker Knight   Composer

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