Bimbo

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/13/2000
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127161932
  • Catalog Number: 16193
  • Sales rank: 345,342

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rod Morris Primary Artist, Guitar, Leader, Vocals
The Missourians Vocals
Joe Byers Steel Guitar
Russ Cox Bass
Johnny Cox Drums
Technical Credits
Ken Nelson Producer
R.B. Morris Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer, Tape Research
Kevin Coffey Illustrations
Rod Morris Composer
Sabine Ziegler Artwork
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