Carl Rocks

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Pianist Carl Mann was a rockabilly prodigy, cutting his first sides at the age of 14 and entering the Sun studios a year and a half later, in 1958, to record a knockout single. That single, a rocked-up cover of Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa," hit the Top 40 and sold hundreds of thousands of copies, despite intense competition from Conway Twitty's sound-alike version. Although Mann never had a bigger hit, he was a fair rocker who wrote a few good originals, including "Rockin' Love" and "Walkin' and Thinkin'" (the latter actually came from his bandmate Eddie Bush). Unfortunately, he spent most of his time casting around for another hit among a raft of pop standards -- "Some ...
See more details below
CD (Digi-Pak / Includes book)
$25.87
BN.com price
(Save 4%)$26.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $20.26   
  • New (3) from $20.26   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Pianist Carl Mann was a rockabilly prodigy, cutting his first sides at the age of 14 and entering the Sun studios a year and a half later, in 1958, to record a knockout single. That single, a rocked-up cover of Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa," hit the Top 40 and sold hundreds of thousands of copies, despite intense competition from Conway Twitty's sound-alike version. Although Mann never had a bigger hit, he was a fair rocker who wrote a few good originals, including "Rockin' Love" and "Walkin' and Thinkin'" (the latter actually came from his bandmate Eddie Bush). Unfortunately, he spent most of his time casting around for another hit among a raft of pop standards -- "Some Enchanted Evening," "South of the Border," "The Wayward Wind," and two more Nat King Cole originals, including Mann's only other hit, "Pretend." The 2008 compilation Carl Rocks from Bear Family unfurls 35 tracks of Carl Mann material, beginning with his early sides for the Jaxon label and including every one of his Sun-era songs. There's no doubt that it's as complete as they come for the early Carl Mann catalog, but this much material comes with a price -- his vocal mannerisms were pronounced and repetitive, especially on the covers, which often featured the same hiccuping vocal runs as "Mona Lisa."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051668426
  • Catalog Number: 16684
  • Sales rank: 335,695

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mona Lisa (2:30)
  2. 2 South of the Border (2:05)
  3. 3 Rockin' Love (2:33)
  4. 4 Hey, Baby Doll - Eddie Bush (1:58)
  5. 5 I'm Coming Home (2:33)
  6. 6 Some Enchanted Evening (2:07)
  7. 7 Pretend (2:39)
  8. 8 Island of Love (2:09)
  9. 9 Look at That Moon (1:34)
  10. 10 Ain't Got No Home (2:25)
  11. 11 If I Ever Needed You (2:33)
  12. 12 The Wayward Wind (2:16)
  13. 13 When I Grow Too Old to Dream (2:44)
  14. 14 Mona Lisa (2:23)
  15. 15 Kansas City (2:46)
  16. 16 Take These Chains from My Heart (1:42)
  17. 17 Rockin' Love (2:41)
  18. 18 Too Young (1:55)
  19. 19 Blueberry Hill (1:47)
  20. 20 Stop the World and Let Me Off (3:08)
  21. 21 South of the Border (1:59)
  22. 22 Because of You (2:10)
  23. 23 Ubangi Stomp (2:14)
  24. 24 Ain't You Got No Lovin' for Me (2:13)
  25. 25 I'm Walking the Dog (2:32)
  26. 26 Ain't Got No Home (2:47)
  27. 27 Baby I Don't Care (2:08)
  28. 28 Mountain Dew (2:20)
  29. 29 Foolish One (1:48)
  30. 30 Walkin' and Thinkin' (2:45)
  31. 31 Gonna Rock and Roll Tonight (1:53)
  32. 32 Satellite #2 (2:16)
  33. 33 Rockin' Love (2:21)
  34. 34 Old Lonesome Time (1:44)
  35. 35 Mona Lisa (1:58)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carl Mann Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Charlie Rich Piano
Scotty Moore Leader
The Anita Kerr Singers Choir, Chorus
Eddie Bush Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Noel Gilbert Violin
Buddy Harman Drums
Kelso Herston Guitar
Jimmy Martin Bass, Drums
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Brad Suggs Guitar
J.M. Van Eaton Drums
W.S. Holland Drums
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Robert Oatsvall Bass
Robert W. Stevenson Bass
Nino Ravarino Violin
Joan Gilbert Violin
Martin Willis Tenor Saxophone
Junior Vestal Guitar
Technical Credits
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Charlie Rich Composer
Hank Davis Liner Notes, Illustrations, Biographical Notes
Richard Rodgers Composer
Carl Mann Composer, Illustrations
Scotty Moore Producer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Carl Belew Composer
Jack Clement Producer
Colin Escott Illustrations
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Hy Heath Composer
Clarence "Frogman" Henry Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Billy Sherrill Producer
Charles Underwood Composer, Producer
Sam Phillips Producer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Tex Grimsley Composer
Stefan Kohne Reissue Producer
W.S. Stevenson Composer
Bo Berglind Illustrations
Sylvia Dee Composer
Sidney Lippman Composer
Michael Carr Composer
Dave Travis Illustrations
Erich H├╝lsenbeck Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Marcus Heumann Mastering
Cecil Scaife Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously