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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Dig it -- what could be better than one great Robert Gordon CD compilation? How about a second great Robert Gordon compilation? When Bear Family came out with Robert Gordon Is Red Hot in 1989, it marked the rockabilly king's official debut in the digital domain assuming one doesn't count New Rose's Live at Lone Star, issued the same year. And it was pretty amazing hearing 25 songs from Gordon's prime early period, on Private Stock and RCA, assembled together in an hourlong riot of rockabilly sounds. But this collection is every bit as good, tying up a few loose ends the studio rendition of "Fire," etc. and delving into Gordon's highly successful resurrection of a couple of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Dig it -- what could be better than one great Robert Gordon CD compilation? How about a second great Robert Gordon compilation? When Bear Family came out with Robert Gordon Is Red Hot in 1989, it marked the rockabilly king's official debut in the digital domain assuming one doesn't count New Rose's Live at Lone Star, issued the same year. And it was pretty amazing hearing 25 songs from Gordon's prime early period, on Private Stock and RCA, assembled together in an hourlong riot of rockabilly sounds. But this collection is every bit as good, tying up a few loose ends the studio rendition of "Fire," etc. and delving into Gordon's highly successful resurrection of a couple of classics out of U.K. rock & roll "Picture of You," "Bad Boy", plus his killer renditions of standards such as "Sea Cruise" and a live version of "Black Slacks." Roy Orbison gets acknowledged here on "Uptown," and listeners get to hear Gordon's more mature, country-oriented sound from late in his RCA period. Whatever the particulars, there's not a wasted note or even a flaccid sound anywhere on this CD, the sound is excellent, and if Colin Escott has a little less to say here, that's mostly because he did such a good job on the notes for the earlier CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127154897
  • Catalog Number: 15489
  • Sales rank: 165,109

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Summertime Blues (2:16)
  2. 2 I Just Found Out (2:30)
  3. 3 Boppin' the Blues (2:40)
  4. 4 A Picture of You (2:22)
  5. 5 I Just Met a Memory (3:23)
  6. 6 Am I Blue (2:12)
  7. 7 Walk on By (2:19)
  8. 8 Blue Christmas (2:42)
  9. 9 Fire (2:38)
  10. 10 Twenty Flight Rock (2:16)
  11. 11 But, But (2:33)
  12. 12 Sea Cruise (2:38)
  13. 13 Bad Boy (2:21)
  14. 14 Red Cadillac, And a Black Moustache (2:37)
  15. 15 Uptown (2:25)
  16. 16 Five Days, Five Days (2:36)
  17. 17 Are You Gonna Be the One (2:24)
  18. 18 Standing on the Outside of Her Door (2:54)
  19. 19 Lover Boy (2:17)
  20. 20 Take Me Back (2:54)
  21. 21 Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die (3:42)
  22. 22 Born to Lose (2:53)
  23. 23 Is It Wrong (For Loving You) (2:38)
  24. 24 Torture (2:48)
  25. 25 Black Slacks (2:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Gordon Primary Artist, Vocals
Buddy Spicher Fiddle
Danny Gatton Guitar
The Jordanaires Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Bruce Springsteen Piano
Link Wray Guitar
Dick Hyman Piano
Chris Spedding Guitar
Lloyd Green Steel Guitar
Rob Stoner Bass, Piano
Paul Shaffer Keyboards
Paul Evans Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Joe Babcock Choir, Chorus
Bobby Black Steel Guitar
Jeff Bova Keyboards
Bobby Chouinard Drums
Dennis Cooley Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Billy Cross Guitar
Sal DiTroia Acoustic Guitar
Dolores Edgin Choir, Chorus
Chrissy Faith Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Anton Fig Drums
Shannon Ford Drums
Tony Garnier Bass, Acoustic Bass
Jonathan Gerber Saxophone
Richard Gottehrer Piano, farfisa organ
Robin Grean Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Hilda Harris Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Kathy Ingraham Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Arthur Kaplan Saxophone
Jay Leonhart Bass, Acoustic Bass
Charles Magruder Background Vocals
Charlie Messing Guitar
The Nashville Edition Background Vocals
Marty Nelson Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Lance Quinn Guitar
Allan Schwartzberg Drums
Andy Stein Fiddle
Wendy Suits Choir, Chorus
Scotty Turner Rhythm Guitar
Terry Vernon Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Garry Lee Wayne Bass
Howie Wyeth Piano, Drums
The Bellomo Sisters Background Vocals
Bobby Choinard Drums
Jan Magruder Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Chris Robison farfisa organ
The Three R's Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Tish Choir, Chorus
Artie Kaplan Saxophone
Technical Credits
Marshall Crenshaw Composer
Robert Gordon Producer
Henry Jerome Composer
Johnny Burnette Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Richard Gottehrer Producer
Scott Litt Producer
Lance Quinn Producer
Joerh Siemer Mastering
Huey "Piano" Smith Composer
Paul Burlison Composer
Hoffmann Nienburg Artwork
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
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