Mexican Joe in the Caribbean

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Mitchell Torok had a number one country hit in 1953 with "Caribbean," but a four-disc box set of his recordings from the late '40s through the early '60s comes as a bit of a surprise, especially when there is no available single-disc anthology. Despite his relative obscurity, Torok was a versatile performer and a talented songwriter who recorded in a variety of styles including country, pop, and rockabilly, which makes an extended set such as this more listenable over the course of 111 tracks. Torok was practically the king of the ethnic novelty, recording dozens of songs about the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, China -- even Hungary, from where his parents hailed. Although the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Mitchell Torok had a number one country hit in 1953 with "Caribbean," but a four-disc box set of his recordings from the late '40s through the early '60s comes as a bit of a surprise, especially when there is no available single-disc anthology. Despite his relative obscurity, Torok was a versatile performer and a talented songwriter who recorded in a variety of styles including country, pop, and rockabilly, which makes an extended set such as this more listenable over the course of 111 tracks. Torok was practically the king of the ethnic novelty, recording dozens of songs about the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, China -- even Hungary, from where his parents hailed. Although the prospective audience for this expensive set is small, the few who make the financial leap will find much to enjoy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1996
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127159069
  • Catalog Number: 15906
  • Sales rank: 190,385

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nacogdoches County Line (2:52)
  2. 2 I'll Get My Lovin' from Someone Else (2:32)
  3. 3 Clingin' Heart (2:46)
  4. 4 Piney Woods Boogie (3:08)
  5. 5 Yearnin' (2:30)
  6. 6 Someday (When Someone Hurts You) (2:29)
  7. 7 Table Hoppin' Blues (2:31)
  8. 8 Sober Up (2:47)
  9. 9 Little Hoo-Wee (2:36)
  10. 10 Judalina (2:30)
  11. 11 Caribbean (2:33)
  12. 12 Weep Away (2:51)
  13. 13 Caribbean (2:29)
  14. 14 Hootchy Kootchy Henry (From Hawaii) (2:43)
  15. 15 Gigolo (3:01)
  16. 16 Edgar the Eager Easter Bunny (2:32)
  17. 17 Living on Love (2:21)
  18. 18 The Haunting Waterfall (2:42)
  19. 19 Dancerette (2:31)
  20. 20 The World Keeps Turning Around (2:19)
  21. 21 A Peasant's Guitar (2:47)
  22. 22 Roulette (2:35)
  23. 23 Havana Huddle (2:22)
  24. 24 Smooth Talk (2:44)
  25. 25 My Silly Old Heart (2:42)
  26. 26 Sit Down You're Rocking the Boat (2:22)
  27. 27 Too Late Now (2:25)
  28. 28 My Kind of Woman (2:27)
  29. 29 Little Hoo-Wee (2:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Marching My Blues Away (2:21)
  2. 2 Country and Western (That's for Me) (2:16)
  3. 3 Red Light, Green Light (2:05)
  4. 4 No Money Down (2:52)
  5. 5 It'll Be Alright (2:15)
  6. 6 A Woman by Your Side (2:37)
  7. 7 I Wish I Was a Little Bit Younger (And Knew What I Know Now) (2:24)
  8. 8 Memories of You Haunting Me Night and Day (2:29)
  9. 9 When Mexico Gave Up the Rhumba (To Do the Rock and Roll) (2:24)
  10. 10 Go Ahead and Be a Fool (2:16)
  11. 11 Drink Up and Go Home (2:50)
  12. 12 Take This Heart (2:26)
  13. 13 Pledge of Love (2:15)
  14. 14 Another Love from Now (2:34)
  15. 15 What's Behind the Strange Door (2:22)
  16. 16 You Never Belonged to Me (2:27)
  17. 17 Sweet Revenge (2:28)
  18. 18 Love Me Like You Mean It (2:25)
  19. 19 You Win Again (2:24)
  20. 20 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You) (2:27)
  21. 21 Love Your Touch (Love You So Much) (2:03)
  22. 22 Two Words (True Love) (2:12)
  23. 23 You're Tempting Me (2:47)
  24. 24 You Can't Keep a Good Man Down (2:48)
  25. 25 Honolulu Baby (1:51)
  26. 26 Filipino Baby (3:20)
  27. 27 How Much (Do I Love You) (2:40)
  28. 28 Be Kind to Me (2:29)
  29. 29 These Things I Hold Dear (2:13)
  30. 30 A Date With a Teardrop (2:35)
  31. 31 All Over Agian, Again (3:08)
  32. 32 You Can't Get There from Here (2:03)
Disc 3
  1. 1 You Drive, Buddy (2:29)
  2. 2 The P.T.A. Rock and Roll (2:26)
  3. 3 Here I Come Cruel World (2:03)
  4. 4 Teenie Weenie Bikini (2:03)
  5. 5 Cryin' Honky Tonk Blues (2:35)
  6. 6 Caribbean (2:30)
  7. 7 New Guitar (2:29)
  8. 8 You Are the One (2:22)
  9. 9 Especially for You (2:33)
  10. 10 Kish Leon (2:26)
  11. 11 Johnny's Gone Away to College (2:32)
  12. 12 Mexican Joe (2:25)
  13. 13 Little Hoo-Wee (2:14)
  14. 14 Rig-A-Jig-A-Boom (2:04)
  15. 15 You Are the One (2:30)
  16. 16 That's My Desire (2:32)
  17. 17 Guardian Angel (2:23)
  18. 18 A Rose-Covered Garden (2:21)
  19. 19 When the Stars Get in Your Eyes (2:20)
  20. 20 I Want to Know Ev'ryrthing (2:21)
  21. 21 Guardian Angel (2:24)
  22. 22 Pink Chiffon (2:36)
  23. 23 The Seventeenth Summer (2:28)
  24. 24 What You Don't Know (Won't Hurt You) (3:11)
  25. 25 Happy Street (2:14)
  26. 26 Little Boy in Love (2:44)
  27. 27 King of Holiday Island (2:52)
Disc 4
  1. 1 El Tigre (3:13)
  2. 2 Eating My Heart Out (2:55)
  3. 3 The Commancheros (2:11)
  4. 4 Rio Grande (3:10)
  5. 5 Fool's Disguise (2:34)
  6. 6 A Mighty, Mighty Man (2:53)
  7. 7 For Somebody Who's Supposed to Be Hurtin' (2:52)
  8. 8 I'm Not Myself (2:54)
  9. 9 Hawaiian Sunset (2:13)
  10. 10 Little Secrets (1:41)
  11. 11 I Wish (2:38)
  12. 12 Timid Soul (2:00)
  13. 13 El Tigre (3:41)
  14. 14 Summer Romance (2:12)
  15. 15 Your Love (1:49)
  16. 16 Too Bad (1:48)
  17. 17 For Your Precious Love (1:57)
  18. 18 The Tree (2:55)
  19. 19 What Goes on in Your Heart (2:19)
  20. 20 Imagination (1:52)
  21. 21 Hidin' the Hurt (1:58)
  22. 22 Little Teenage Heart (3:07)
  23. 23 Country Music I Gave You the Best Years of My Life (4:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mitchell Torok Primary Artist, Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Floyd Cramer Organ, Piano
Hank Garland Guitar
The Jordanaires Choir, Chorus
Don Bagley Bass
Cozy Cole Choir, Chorus
Marni Nixon Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Day Steel Guitar
Don Helms Steel Guitar
Grady Martin Fiddle, Guitar, Bongos
James Joyce Choir, Chorus
Harold Bradley Guitar
Owen Bradley Piano
Lightnin' Chance Bass
Ray Edenton Guitar
Bob Foster Steel Guitar
George French Piano
Buddy Harman Percussion, Drums
Hoyt Hawkins Choir, Chorus
John Johnson Saxophone
Douglas Kirkham Choir, Chorus
Millie Kirkham Choir, Chorus
Neal Matthews Choir, Chorus
Roy Nichols Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley Choir, Chorus
Boots Randolph Saxophone
Robert Tebow Choir, Chorus
Tiny Timbrell Guitar
Marijohn Wilkin Choir, Chorus
Joe Hayes Fiddle
Dorothy Ann Dillard Choir, Chorus
Jerry Byrd Steel Guitar
Ronnie Lewis Drums
Marvin Montgomery Banjo, Guitar, Leader, Vocals, Concert Master
Bob Moore Bass
Sam Pruett Guitar
Hugh Gordon Stoker Choir, Chorus
Jack Halloran Choir, Chorus, Choir, Chorus
The Glaser Brothers Choir, Chorus
Roy Lanham Guitar
Ray C. Walker Choir, Chorus
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Fiddle
Walter Garland Guitar
Arthur Shapiro Bass
William Guilford Wright Jr. Choir, Chorus
Neal Matthews Jr. Choir, Chorus
Bill Kanady Choir, Chorus
Joe Hermann Fiddle
Betty Jane Baker Choir, Chorus
Eddie McDuff Cardboard Box
Sonny Harville Bass
William Cole Choir, Chorus
George French Jr. Piano
Jimmy Wayne Steel Guitar
Anita Kerr Quartet Choir, Chorus
Donald D. Davis Bass
Jerry Byrd & the String Dusters Steel Guitar
Homer "Boots" Louis Saxophone
Harold Kenneth Cobb Drums, Cardboard Box
Cleone Duncan Choir, Chorus
Kenneth Allen "Little Red" Hayes Fiddle
Culley Robert Holt Choir, Chorus
Sally Lee Vocals, Soloist
Edward C. McDuff Guitar
Marion Nixon Choir, Chorus
Gail Ramona Redd Torok Vocals
Tulane Sisters Choir, Chorus
Howard Osmond Jr. White Steel Guitar
Ron Lewis Drums
Technical Credits
Joe Maphis Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Freddie Hart Composer
Tom Glazer Composer
Johnny Bond Composer
Roy Bennett Composer
Owen Bradley Producer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer, Producer
Billy Cox Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Illustrations
Elmore James Composer
Bob Jones Mastering
Burton Lane Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Marvin Moore Composer
Wesley Rose Producer
John Rotella Composer
Marshall Sehorn Composer
Shelby Singleton Producer
Sid Tepper Composer
T.E. Kellison Warren Composer
Al Weisman Composer
Ben Weisman Composer
Paul White Producer
Marijohn Wilkin Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Jim Franklin Producer
Marvin Montgomery Producer
Arlie Duff Composer
Tillman Franks Composer, Producer
Don Reid Composer
Mitchell Torok Composer, Producer
Phil Wells Contributor, Tape Comparison
Duncan Cowell Mastering
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer, Tape Research
Clive Blewchamp Artwork
Fabor Robison Producer
Philip Licata Composer
Carroll Loveday Composer
John Lupton Composer
Hal Marquess Composer
Mitchell Tableporter Composer
Carroll Carroll Composer
Stanley Clayton Composer
Bob Davie Composer
Julia Dillman Composer
Ramona Redd Composer
Helmy Kressa Composer
Paul Cohen Producer
Mercer Schertzinger Composer
Peters Composer
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