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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Please Help Me I'm Falling is a four-disc box set containing every recording Hank Locklin made between 1955 and 1964. It traces his evolution from a hillbilly balladeer to a smooth country-pop crooner, although Lockin's performance style, and the kinds of songs he sang, didn't change dramatically. The instrumentation, however, changed in a big way thanks to the rise of the Nashville sound; sweet vocal choruses appeared around 1957, and then strings and muted horns began to dominate arrangements that sometimes sounded more like Guy Lombardo than any antecedent in country music. Locklin has such a pure country tenor, though, that he sounds plenty "country" in any context. ...
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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Please Help Me I'm Falling is a four-disc box set containing every recording Hank Locklin made between 1955 and 1964. It traces his evolution from a hillbilly balladeer to a smooth country-pop crooner, although Lockin's performance style, and the kinds of songs he sang, didn't change dramatically. The instrumentation, however, changed in a big way thanks to the rise of the Nashville sound; sweet vocal choruses appeared around 1957, and then strings and muted horns began to dominate arrangements that sometimes sounded more like Guy Lombardo than any antecedent in country music. Locklin has such a pure country tenor, though, that he sounds plenty "country" in any context. Despite the preponderance of country-pop ballads and international material which includes lots of Irish, Hawaiian, and faux-ethnic material of the "Filipino Baby" variety, Locklin occasionally returned to hillbilly themes as on his 1962 hit "We're Gonna Go Fishin'" although even that incorporates a rock & roll saxophone. The set takes its name from Locklin's 1960 hit that held the number one spot for months and became one of the decade's biggest hits. Typical for the Bear Family label, the box set is packaged in an LP-sized box with a book full of biographical and discographical information, and many photos. In tandem with Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On, Bear Family's box set of Locklin's early 4-Star sides, Please Help Me I'm Falling rounds up Locklin's complete recordings from the most commercially and artistically vital stage of his career.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/5/1995
  • Label: Bear Family
  • EAN: 4000127157300
  • Catalog Number: 15730

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Your Heart Is an Island (2:13)
  2. 2 Who Am I to Cast the First Stone (2:33)
  3. 3 You're out of Step (With the Beat of My Heart) (2:14)
  4. 4 These Ruins Belong to You (2:26)
  5. 5 A Good Woman's Love (2:11)
  6. 6 I'm a Fool (2:11)
  7. 7 Love or Spite (2:38)
  8. 8 Why Baby Why (2:25)
  9. 9 Seven or Eleven (2:30)
  10. 10 You Can't Never Tell (2:03)
  11. 11 Time nor Tide (2:14)
  12. 12 Time nor Tide (2:29)
  13. 13 I Don't Want It (2:25)
  14. 14 I Don't Want It (2:09)
  15. 15 She's Better Than Most (2:51)
  16. 16 She's Better Than Most (2:16)
  17. 17 How Much (2:33)
  18. 18 (I'm So Tired of) Goin' Home All by Myself (2:30)
  19. 19 The Rich and the Poor (2:57)
  20. 20 By the Sweat of My Brow (2:30)
  21. 21 Fourteen Karat Gold (2:19)
  22. 22 Livin' Alone (2:13)
  23. 23 Send Me the Pillow You Dream On (2:28)
  24. 24 Why Don't You Haul off and Love Me (2:25)
  25. 25 Geisha Girl (2:11)
  26. 26 Fraulein (2:34)
  27. 27 Blue Grass Skirt (2:22)
  28. 28 Filipino Baby (2:39)
  29. 29 Foreign Love (2:11)
  30. 30 Lili Marlene (2:04)
  31. 31 Mexicali Rose (2:23)
  32. 32 My Wild Irish Rose (2:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blue Hawaii (2:13)
  2. 2 Mademoiselle (2:36)
  3. 3 Anna Marie (2:31)
  4. 4 Foreign Love Affair (2:03)
  5. 5 The First Time (2:20)
  6. 6 It's a Little More Like Heaven (2:37)
  7. 7 Simple Things (2:04)
  8. 8 I Gotta Talk to Your Heart (2:32)
  9. 9 The Other Side of the Door (2:03)
  10. 10 Paper Face (2:20)
  11. 11 The Upper Room (3:00)
  12. 12 That Inner Glow (2:03)
  13. 13 Foreign Car (2:02)
  14. 14 When the Band Plays the Blues (2:43)
  15. 15 Border of the Blues (1:54)
  16. 16 Hiding in My Heart (2:44)
  17. 17 Blues in Advance (2:23)
  18. 18 Seven Days (The Humming Song) (2:16)
  19. 19 Second Fiddle (2:30)
  20. 20 Please Help Me, I'm Falling (2:22)
  21. 21 My Old Home Town (2:04)
  22. 22 One Step Ahead of My Past (2:35)
  23. 23 Toujours Moi (Always Me) (2:34)
  24. 24 You Only Want Me When You're Lonely (2:36)
  25. 25 The Same Sweet Girl (2:21)
  26. 26 Oh How I Miss You (Since You Went Away) (2:22)
  27. 27 Let Me Be the One (2:21)
  28. 28 From Here to There to You (2:26)
  29. 29 This Song Is Just for You (2:40)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Jealous Heart (2:52)
  2. 2 One Has My Heart (The Other Has My Name) (2:23)
  3. 3 I Can't Stop Loving You (2:22)
  4. 4 Johnny My Love (Grandma's Diary) (2:23)
  5. 5 You're the Reason (2:21)
  6. 6 Keeper of the Key (2:16)
  7. 7 Happy Birthday to Me (2:30)
  8. 8 I Can See an Angel Walkin' (2:19)
  9. 9 Happy Journey (2:36)
  10. 10 I Need You Now (2:34)
  11. 11 Welcome Home Mr Blues (2:29)
  12. 12 We're Gonna Go Fishin' (2:11)
  13. 13 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (2:10)
  14. 14 All the World Is Lonley Now (2:23)
  15. 15 We Live in Two Different Worlds (2:12)
  16. 16 Waltz of the Wind (2:40)
  17. 17 Great Speckled Bird (2:43)
  18. 18 Pins and Needles (In My Heart) (2:32)
  19. 19 As Long as I Live (2:29)
  20. 20 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (2:40)
  21. 21 Maple on the Hill (3:03)
  22. 22 Wabash Cannonball (2:49)
  23. 23 The Wreck on the Highway (2:07)
  24. 24 A Precious Jewel (2:31)
  25. 25 Once More (2:28)
  26. 26 Headin' Down the Wrong Highway (2:20)
  27. 27 Mansion on the Hill (2:30)
  28. 28 They'll Never Take Her Love from Me (2:23)
  29. 29 I Love You Because (2:14)
  30. 30 Bummin' Around (2:35)
  31. 31 Slowly (2:02)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Kentucky Waltz (2:28)
  2. 2 Candy Kisses (2:34)
  3. 3 Rosalita (1:53)
  4. 4 Wishing on a Star (2:38)
  5. 5 Flying South (1:59)
  6. 6 Behind the Footlights (2:25)
  7. 7 Sweet Temptation (2:04)
  8. 8 A Little Bit Lonesome (2:11)
  9. 9 Ivory Tower (2:22)
  10. 10 Too Close to Her (2:42)
  11. 11 Followed Closely by My Teardrops (2:16)
  12. 12 It Keeps Right on a Hurtin' (2:43)
  13. 13 You Never Want to Love Me (2:27)
  14. 14 Wooden Soldier (2:32)
  15. 15 Kiss on the Door (2:29)
  16. 16 Galway Bay (2:44)
  17. 17 Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (That's an Irish Lullaby) (3:04)
  18. 18 My Wild Irish Rose (2:14)
  19. 19 Danny Dear (3:04)
  20. 20 Danny Boy (2:29)
  21. 21 When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (2:26)
  22. 22 Forty Shades of Green (3:04)
  23. 23 If We Only Had Old Ireland over Here (2:58)
  24. 24 A Little Bit of Heaven (2:25)
  25. 25 The Old Bog Road (3:01)
  26. 26 Kevin Barry (2:34)
  27. 27 I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen (2:15)
  28. 28 I Was Coming Home to You (2:35)
  29. 29 I Feel a Cry Coming On (2:45)
  30. 30 The Girls Get Prettier (Every Day) (2:11)
  31. 31 Hello Heartache (2:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hank Locklin Primary Artist, Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Chet Atkins Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Floyd Cramer Piano
Hank Garland Guitar
Fred Carter Guitar
Anita Kerr Accordion, Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Day Steel Guitar
Grady Martin Fiddle, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Rusty Kershaw Electric Guitar
The Anita Kerr Singers Accordion, Choir, Chorus
Joe Babcock Choir, Chorus
Brenton Banks Violin
George Binkley III Viola
Owen Bradley Piano
Boudleaux Bryant Gut String Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Kenny Buttrey Drums
Jerry Crutchfield Choir, Chorus
Ray Edenton Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Robert Garrett Steel Guitar
Buddy Harman Drums
Hoyt Hawkins Choir, Chorus
Lillian Hunt Violin
Tommy Jackson Fiddle
Jerry Kennedy Guitar
Douglas Kirkham Drums
Millie Kirkham Choir, Chorus
John D. Loudermilk Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Neal Matthews Choir, Chorus
Wayne Moss Guitar
Ernest Ernie Newton Bass
Louis Dean Nunley Choir, Chorus
Boots Randolph Saxophone
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Jim Self Guitar
Velma Smith Rhythm Guitar
Hugh Stoker Choir, Chorus
Henry Strzelecki Bass
Marijohn Wilkin Choir, Chorus
Norris Wilson Choir, Chorus
Willard Wright Choir, Chorus
Cecil Brower Violin
Dorothy Ann Dillard Choir, Chorus
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Jerry Byrd Bass, Guitar
Louis Dunn Drums
Marilyn Harman Drums, Vibes
Dale Potter Fiddle
Booker Rowe Viola
Winifred S. Breast Choir, Chorus
Elbert Raymond "Dutch" McMillin Saxophone
Bob Moore Bass
Sam Pruett Electric Guitar
Jack Shook Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Hugh Gordon Stoker Accordion, Choir, Chorus
Henry Newton "Tommy" Vaden Fiddle
Ray C. Walker Choir, Chorus
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Fiddle
Loren Otis Shook Guitar
Walter Garland Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jerry Glenn Kennedy Guitar
William Guilford Wright Jr. Choir, Chorus
Neal Matthews Jr. Choir, Chorus
Joseph W. Tanner Guitar
Douglas G. Jarrett Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer
Hank Locklin Composer, Illustrations
Paul Evans Composer
Hal Blair Composer
Roy Carter Composer
Bob Jones Mastering
Guy Smith Composer
Frederick Tobias Composer
Stephen H. Sholes Producer
Otto Kitsinger Liner Notes, Biographical Information, Liner Note Art
Chauncey Olcott Composer
Norbert Schultze Composer
Eddie Eddings Tape Research
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer, Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop Artwork
Gerd Weiler Artwork
James "Jimmy" Atkins Composer
Pete McKinlay Composer
James Royce Shannon Composer
Hoyt Atkins Composer
Ernest R. Ball Composer
Madge Broadway Composer
Leon Carr Composer
Dearest Dean Composer
Gary Graff Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
Lance Guynes Composer
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