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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
History has shown time again that the great disadvantage to being a teen idol is you can only be one for so long, and a combination of changing tastes and a growing maturity was putting a damper on Ricky Nelson's career as the '50s made way for the '60s. This two-fer from Hoo Doo Records captures Nelson in the midst of a transitional phase: 1960's More Songs by Ricky found him rocking less and swinging more, tackling a handful of old standards and poppier numbers, with his rockabilly influences pushed outside the frame for the time being. The uptempo numbers, like "Ain't Nothin' But Love" and "Make Believe," feature overly bright vocal choruses and horns, while "Baby, Won't...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
History has shown time again that the great disadvantage to being a teen idol is you can only be one for so long, and a combination of changing tastes and a growing maturity was putting a damper on Ricky Nelson's career as the '50s made way for the '60s. This two-fer from Hoo Doo Records captures Nelson in the midst of a transitional phase: 1960's More Songs by Ricky found him rocking less and swinging more, tackling a handful of old standards and poppier numbers, with his rockabilly influences pushed outside the frame for the time being. The uptempo numbers, like "Ain't Nothin' But Love" and "Make Believe," feature overly bright vocal choruses and horns, while "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home" sounds a bit like supper club blues and "I'm Not Afraid" and "Again" are high-gloss romantic numbers. Only "Hey Pretty Baby" recalls the sound of Nelson's early hits, and while his vocals are expert regardless of the context, this album suggests Ricky and his handlers were imagining the possibility of a post-rock & roll career for him. As it happened, Nelson had better ideas; 1961's Rick Is 21 made it clear he was an authentic adult who could drink and vote and drop the Y from the end of his first name, but while there are plenty of tunes that focus on more mature themes and styles (including covers of "Stars Fell on Alabama" and "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans"), the rockers are considerably tougher, more streamlined, and polished than his first hits but with more than enough swagger to pass muster, and Nelson sounds more at home on "Break My Chain" or "I'll Make Believe" than anything on More Songs from Ricky. Nelson's belief in rock & roll paid off, too, as "Hello, Mary Lou" became a major hit for him. Hoo Doo's reissue boasts crisp audio, well-written liner notes, musicians' credits, and six bonus tracks; one of these two albums is a more satisfying listen than the other, but this release offers a well-considered look at Nelson at the dawn of the '60s, and it's done with commendable skill and enthusiasm for its subject. [A 2013 release added six bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/17/2013
  • Label: Hoo Doo Records
  • EAN: 8436542014885
  • Catalog Number: 4201488
  • Sales rank: 398,583

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rick Nelson Primary Artist
Frank Capp Drums
Plas Johnson Saxophone
Red Mitchell Bass
Jimmy Rowles Piano
James Burton Guitar
Billy Strange Guitar
Dorsey Burnette Guitar
Teddy Edwards Tenor Saxophone
Richard Frost Drums
Ray Johnson Piano, Background Vocals
James Kirkland Bass
Allan Reuss Guitar
Tommy Tedesco Guitar
Leroy Vinnegar Bass
Gene Garf Piano
Manuel Stevens Trumpet
Joe Osborn Bass
Bob Knight Trombone
Bob Gillman Percussion
John Rotrella Clarinet, Saxophone
Technical Credits
Kokomo Arnold Composer
Glen Campbell Vocal Overdubs
The Jordanaires Vocal Overdubs
Gene Pitney Composer
Ozzie Nelson Producer
Don Covay Composer
Dorsey Burnette Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Felice Bryant Composer
Dave Burgess Vocal Overdubs
Sammy Cahn Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Richard Frost Percussion Overdubs
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Jimmie Haskell Arranger, Producer
Gus Kahn Composer
Rick Nelson Producer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Doris Payne Composer
Johnny Rivers Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Sidney Clare Composer
Louis Alter Composer
Frank Perkins Composer
Charles Warfield Composer
Jerry Fuller Vocal Overdubs
Baker Knight Composer
Jimmy Haskell Arranger, Producer
Einar Aaron Swan Composer
Darlene Love & The Blossoms Vocal Overdubs
Gregory Carroll Composer
Gary Blailock Liner Notes
Jerry Fuller Composer
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