Charming Billy

Charming Billy

by Johnny Preston
     
 

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Nearly a decade after releasing its first Johnny Preston anthology, Running Bear, Bear Family compiled a companion volume, Charming Billy, to reissue Preston's stereo recordings. Charming Billy not only offers stereo versions of many songs that appear on Running Bear, but a…  See more details below

Overview

Nearly a decade after releasing its first Johnny Preston anthology, Running Bear, Bear Family compiled a companion volume, Charming Billy, to reissue Preston's stereo recordings. Charming Billy not only offers stereo versions of many songs that appear on Running Bear, but a number of unique recordings as well. The newly reissued songs include several covers of R&B songs, which is the style Preston personally identified with even though his producers pushed him toward a novelty-oriented rockabilly style. The arrangements and performances on these cuts are little different from his other pop-rockabilly crossover recordings, though. Bear Family usually releases complete recordings packages, but their two Preston collections, even in combination, fail to account for all of his hits, let alone all of his Mercury sides and unreleased recordings. Those interested in having all of Preston's chart hits in one place will find them on the two-disc anthology Feel So Fine: The Mercury Recordings 1959-1962, which contains all of Preston's commercially released Mercury cuts.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/1998
Label:
Imports
UPC:
4000127162342
catalogNumber:
16234
Rank:
245706

Tracks

  1. Charming Billy
  2. Feels So Good
  3. Leave My Kitten Alone
  4. The Angels Gave You to Me
  5. That's All I Want
  6. Just Little Boy Blue
  7. Hearts of Stone
  8. Chosen Few
  9. Chief Heartbreak
  10. The Twist
  11. Up in the Air
  12. Four Letter Word
  13. Do What You Did
  14. Over and Over
  15. Sitting Here Crying
  16. I Want A Rock 'n' Roll Guitar
  17. Dream
  18. I Feel Good
  19. Let Them Talk
  20. Lucky in Love
  21. I Played Around with My Love
  22. A New Baby for Christmas
  23. She Once Belonged to Me
  24. I'm Startin' to Get Steady with the Blues
  25. Madre De Dios
  26. Pretend
  27. You'll Never Walk Alone
  28. What Am I Living For
  29. Please Believe Me
  30. My Imagination
  31. Earth Angel
  32. Token of Love
  33. Guardian Angel
  34. Danny Boy

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Preston   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Hank Ballard   Composer
Jesse Belvin   Composer
Titus Turner   Composer
Thurston Harris   Composer
Lew Douglas   Composer
Rudy Jackson   Composer
Leonard Lee   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
Terry Thompson   Composer
Curtis "Fitz" Williams   Composer
Autry Inman   Composer
Charlie LaVere   Composer
Robert Byrd   Composer
Gaynel Hodge   Composer
Bill Hall   Producer
Cliff Parman   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Jurgen Crasser   Mastering
Kevin Coffey   Liner Notes
Eunice Levy   Composer
Dan Belloc   Composer
Lester Blackwell   Composer
Fred Burch   Composer
Gene Forrest   Composer
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Artwork
Eddy Ray   Composer
Gerald Nelson   Composer
Roy Lee   Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer

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