Leonard

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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Spanning five discs and well over one hundred tracks -- featuring all of the songs he cut for Capitol in the late '50s and early '60s, including alternate takes and unreleased material -- Leonard contains too much Tommy Collins for anyone but completists and historians. Nevertheless, it is the only collection of Collins' prime material to appear on CD. Collins was very influential and he deserves this deluxe box set treatment, but a single disc collection is needed -- it would make his music available to country fans that simply can't afford a box set of this magnitude, but still want to hear the singer. If you can afford Leonard, it's a worthwhile investment for dedicated ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Owens
Spanning five discs and well over one hundred tracks -- featuring all of the songs he cut for Capitol in the late '50s and early '60s, including alternate takes and unreleased material -- Leonard contains too much Tommy Collins for anyone but completists and historians. Nevertheless, it is the only collection of Collins' prime material to appear on CD. Collins was very influential and he deserves this deluxe box set treatment, but a single disc collection is needed -- it would make his music available to country fans that simply can't afford a box set of this magnitude, but still want to hear the singer. If you can afford Leonard, it's a worthwhile investment for dedicated country music fans, but there isn't enough first-rate material on the box to justify the expense for listeners that want to explore the roots of the Bakersfield sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127155771
  • Catalog Number: 15577
  • Sales rank: 345,898

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Campus Boogie (2:32)
  2. 2 Too Beautiful to Cry (2:29)
  3. 3 Smooth Sailin' (2:59)
  4. 4 Fool's Gold (2:44)
  5. 5 You Gotta Have a License (2:28)
  6. 6 Let Me Love You (2:29)
  7. 7 There'll Be No Other (2:29)
  8. 8 I Love You More and More Each Day (2:30)
  9. 9 Boob-I-Lak (2:11)
  10. 10 You Better Not Do That (2:30)
  11. 11 I Always Get a Souvenir (2:26)
  12. 12 High on a Hilltop (2:45)
  13. 13 Untied (2:14)
  14. 14 What'cha Gonna Do Now? (2:44)
  15. 15 Love A-Me S'il Vous Plait (2:24)
  16. 16 You're for Me (2:22)
  17. 17 I'll Be Gone (2:34)
  18. 18 Wait a Little Longer (2:47)
  19. 19 Let Me Down - Wanda Collins (2:09)
  20. 20 It Tickles - Wanda Collins (2:29)
  21. 21 It's Nobody's Fault But Yours (2:41)
  22. 22 I Guess I'm Crazy (2:57)
  23. 23 You Oughta See Pickles Now (2:35)
  24. 24 Those Old Love Letters from You (3:07)
  25. 25 I Wish I Had Died in My Cradle (2:17)
  26. 26 I'll Never, Never Let You Go (2:07)
  27. 27 I'll Always Speak Well of You (2:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 What Kind of Sweetheart Are You (2:26)
  2. 2 No Love Have I (2:42)
  3. 3 All of the Monkeys Ain't in the Zoo (2:27)
  4. 4 That's the Way Love Is (2:19)
  5. 5 Smooth Sailin' (2:17)
  6. 6 How Do I Say Goodbye? (2:53)
  7. 7 A Man We All Ought to Know (3:11)
  8. 8 Are You Ready to Go (3:01)
  9. 9 Think It over Boys (2:13)
  10. 10 I Think of You Yet (2:32)
  11. 11 Upon This Rock - Wanda Collins (2:06)
  12. 12 The Feet of the Traveler - Wanda Collins (2:39)
  13. 13 Don't You Love Me Anymore (2:37)
  14. 14 Retirement in Heaven - Wanda Collins (2:22)
  15. 15 All of the Monkeys Ain't in the Zoo (2:28)
  16. 16 What Have You Done - Wanda Collins (2:23)
  17. 17 A Love Is Born (2:30)
  18. 18 I'm Nobody's Fool But Yours (2:26)
  19. 19 O Mary Don't You Weep - Wanda Collins (2:20)
  20. 20 Did You Let Your Light Shine - Wanda Collins (2:29)
  21. 21 In the Shadow of the Cross (2:26)
  22. 22 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross - Wanda Collins (2:44)
  23. 23 Who at My Door Is Standing (2:39)
  24. 24 My Saviour's Love (2:15)
  25. 25 Where Could I Go But to the Lord (2:43)
  26. 26 What a Friend We Have in Jesus (2:23)
  27. 27 Each Step of the Way (2:27)
  28. 28 Softly and Tenderly (2:36)
  29. 29 That's Why I Love Him (2:20)
  30. 30 Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross (2:40)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Amazing Grace (2:32)
  2. 2 The Old Rugged Cross (2:23)
  3. 3 Heart's Don't Break (2:19)
  4. 4 You Belong in My Arms (2:04)
  5. 5 A Hundred Years from Now (2:46)
  6. 6 Little June (2:13)
  7. 7 My Last Chance with You (2:14)
  8. 8 Sidewalks of New York (2:29)
  9. 9 The Last Letter (3:03)
  10. 10 Oklahoma Hills (2:33)
  11. 11 Great Speckled Bird (2:55)
  12. 12 Broken Engagement (3:59)
  13. 13 Wreck of the Old '97 (2:35)
  14. 14 I'm Just Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail (2:57)
  15. 15 Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (2:18)
  16. 16 It Makes No Difference Now (2:18)
  17. 17 Let's Live a Little (2:27)
  18. 18 I'll Keep Loving You (2:03)
  19. 19 I Overlooked an Orchid (2:31)
  20. 20 I Wonder If You Feel the Way I Do (2:13)
  21. 21 Juicy Fruit (2:50)
  22. 22 Black Cat (2:13)
  23. 23 We Kissed Again With Tears (2:56)
  24. 24 Keep Dreaming (2:44)
  25. 25 Don't Let Me Stand in His Footsteps (2:15)
  26. 26 Summer's Almost Gone (2:29)
  27. 27 Take Me Back to the Good Old Days (2:24)
  28. 28 Oh, What a Dream (2:02)
  29. 29 Let Her Go (2:18)
  30. 30 When Did Right Become Wrong (2:26)
Disc 4
  1. 1 If I Could Just Go Back (2:34)
  2. 2 I Got Mine (2:20)
  3. 3 You'd Better Be Nice (2:24)
  4. 4 I Can Do That - Wanda Collins (2:54)
  5. 5 I Got Mine (3:35)
  6. 6 Shindig in the Barn (2:44)
  7. 7 A Million Miles (2:10)
  8. 8 Goody Goody Gumdrop (Klippa Kloppa) (1:55)
  9. 9 The Clock on the Wall (2:28)
  10. 10 The Bee That Gets the Honey (2:02)
  11. 11 It's a Big Jump (2:13)
  12. 12 It's a Pretty Good Ol' World After All (2:29)
  13. 13 Don't Let Me Stand in His Footsteps (2:45)
  14. 14 All of the Monkeys Ain't in the Zoo (2:15)
  15. 15 Black Cat (2:51)
  16. 16 Take Me Back to the Good Old Days (2:37)
  17. 17 Oh, What a Dream (2:04)
  18. 18 Klippa Kloppa (Goody Goody Gumdrop) (2:41)
  19. 19 If You Can't Bite, Don't Growl (2:03)
  20. 20 A Man Got to Do What a Man Got to Do (2:07)
  21. 21 Man Machine (2:14)
  22. 22 The Girl on Sugar Pie Land (2:04)
  23. 23 Poor, Broke, Mixed up Mess of a Heart (2:13)
  24. 24 Be Serious, Ann (2:19)
  25. 25 The Fool's Castle (2:44)
  26. 26 A Little Time for a Little Love (2:05)
  27. 27 I'm Not Gettin' Anywhere With You (2:03)
  28. 28 The Two Sides of Life (3:29)
  29. 29 You're Everything to Me (2:17)
  30. 30 A Million Miles (2:00)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Big Dummy (2:14)
  2. 2 Shindig in the Barn (2:44)
  3. 3 There's No Girl in My Life Anymore (2:52)
  4. 4 Skinny (2:11)
  5. 5 I'm Not Looking for an Angel (2:19)
  6. 6 Don't Wipe the Tears That You Cry (2:03)
  7. 7 Birmingham (2:22)
  8. 8 Put Me in Irons, Locke Me Up (And Throw Away the Key) (1:56)
  9. 9 You Better Not Do That (1:09)
  10. 10 Sam Hill (2:22)
  11. 11 I Got Mine (2:16)
  12. 12 It's Too Much Like Lonesome (2:33)
  13. 13 What'cha Gonna Do Now? (2:27)
  14. 14 No Love Have I (2:31)
  15. 15 Wine Take Me Away (2:26)
  16. 16 High on a Hilltop (2:41)
  17. 17 When Did Right Become Wrong (2:36)
  18. 18 General Delivery U.S.A. (2:16)
  19. 19 Roll Truck, Roll (2:45)
  20. 20 If That's the Fashion (2:57)
  21. 21 Piedras Negras (2:25)
  22. 22 Laura (What's He Got That I Ain't Got) (2:37)
  23. 23 Branded Man (2:24)
  24. 24 Cincinnati, Ohio (2:07)
  25. 25 Break My Mind (2:27)
  26. 26 I Made a Prison Band (2:26)
  27. 27 The Best Thing I've Done in My Life (2:21)
  28. 28 Woman You Have Been Told (2:43)
  29. 29 Sunny Side of My Life (2:36)
  30. 30 He's Gonna Have to Catch Me First (1:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tommy Collins Primary Artist, Rhythm Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Floyd Cramer Piano
Merle Haggard Rhythm Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Joe Maphis Guitar
Buck Owens Guitar
The Jordanaires Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Lloyd Green Steel Guitar
Merrill Moore Piano
Fred Carter Guitar
Grady Martin Guitar, Leader
Billy Strange Guitar
Bill Woods Fiddle, Piano
Harold Bradley Bass Guitar
Mike Brown Overdubs
Johnny Cuviello Drums
Ray Edenton Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
George French Piano
Bobby Harden Choir, Chorus
Buddy Harman Drums
Ferlin Husky Guitar
Grover Lavender Fiddle
Ralph Mooney Steel Guitar
Bob Morris Bass, Fiddle
Roy Nichols Guitar
Don Rich Guitar
Lewis Talley Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Leader
Mark Wilder Overdubs
Joe Zinkan Bass
Herman Wade Guitar
Charlie McCoy Harmonica
William Whitney Pursell Piano
Arlene Hardin Choir, Chorus
Bob Moore Bass
Bobby Austin Bass
Bobby Galardo Drums
Ken Presley Drums
Helen "Peaches" Price Drums
Jelly Sanders Fiddle
Wes Buchanan Guitar
Bert Dodson Bass
Robbie Harden Choir, Chorus
Paul Sells Organ, Leader
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Violin
Billy Porter Guitar
Glenn Ross Campbell Guitar
Johnny Gilchrist Steel Guitar
Leroy Mack McNees Dobro
Clifford Whitcomb Piano
Glen Wilds Guitar
James L. Wilkerson Guitar
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams Drums
Wanda Collins Vocals, Track Performer, Vocal Harmony
George French Jr. Piano
Grover C. "Shorty" Lavender Fiddle
Herbert L. "Cousin Herb" Henson Piano
Technical Credits
Johnny Cash Composer
Buck Owens Illustrations
Graham Parker Composer
Chuck Willis Composer
Hubert Laws Composer
Tommy Collins Illustrations
Richard Rodney Bennett Track Mix
Richard Bennett Track Mix
Mike Brown Contributor, Disc Dub
Roy Carter Composer
David Gedge Composer
Lightnin' Hopkins Composer
Bob Jones Mastering
Frank Jones Producer
Don Law Producer
Ken Nelson Producer
John Newton Composer
Jim Shaw Illustrations
Guy Smith Composer
Mark Wilder Contributor, Disc Dub, Track Mix
Brad Benedict Illustrations
Larry Walsh Track Mix
Bruce Bastin Illustrations
Patrick Milligan Discographical Information
Dale Vinicur Liner Notes, Biographical Notes
Hoffman Nienburg Art Direction
Hoffmann Nienburg Artwork
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer, Discographical Information
M. Christian Composer
Steve Hathaway Illustrations
Wanda Collins Duet
Public Domain Composer
Traditional Composer
Will L. Thompson Composer
Red Bailey Composer
Jim Howell Composer
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