Bimbo

Bimbo

by Rod Morris
     
 
Rod Morris never had a national hit and is now a forgotten major-label country artist of the '50s. His claim to fame was that he wrote "Bimbo," a number one hit for Jim Reeves in 1953. On his own, Morris' vintage Capitol recordings were mostly solid if unspectacular honky tonk and novelties; Morris had a serviceable voice but not an identifiable sound. The 30 tracks

Overview

Rod Morris never had a national hit and is now a forgotten major-label country artist of the '50s. His claim to fame was that he wrote "Bimbo," a number one hit for Jim Reeves in 1953. On his own, Morris' vintage Capitol recordings were mostly solid if unspectacular honky tonk and novelties; Morris had a serviceable voice but not an identifiable sound. The 30 tracks on this lengthy anthology include a mildly offensive 1949 independent label recording, "Free, White and Twenty-One," a sequel to his most successful song ("Bimbo #2"), and a few late-'50s and early-'60s post-Capitol sides on which Morris flirted with rockabilly ("Alabama Jail House"). This package may reach a few fanatical Jim Reeves followers, but its core audience will be those who buy anything released by the Bear Family label.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/2000
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
4000127161932
catalogNumber:
16193
Rank:
272740

Tracks

  1. Alabama Jail House
  2. Ghost of Casey Jones
  3. Bimbo
  4. Bimbo
  5. Honey, Honey, Honey
  6. Drunkard's Blues
  7. Cry Baby Blues
  8. I Feel Like a Wreck
  9. I've Got News for You
  10. Nobody Home
  11. Ten to One I Love You
  12. Three Empty Bottles
  13. Is There Anymore at Home Like You?
  14. That's How I Take to You
  15. I'm Not a Kid Anymore
  16. Cold Cold Cornbread
  17. When It Rains Banana Peelin's
  18. Free, Wise, and Twenty One
  19. Don't Put off 'Til Tomorrow (What You Can Do Today)
  20. Don't You Ever Get Tired
  21. That's Nature
  22. Hey Mr. Mockingbird
  23. Everything to Lose, Nothing to Gain
  24. I'm Comin' over Tonight
  25. Nobody Knows Grandpa Like Grandma
  26. Change
  27. I Lived With the Angels
  28. Bonny Eyes of Blue
  29. Heartbreak Letter
  30. Free, Wise, and Twenty-One

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