Rockabilly Gal: The Sun Years Plus

Rockabilly Gal: The Sun Years Plus

by Hayden Thompson
     
 

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Unsung rockabilly legend Hayden Thompson didn't have any hits. The few sides he cut for Sun records in 1956 and 1957 sadly fell through the cracks. Bear Family's single-disc compilation Rockabilly Gal: The Sun Years Plus highlights those lost definitive sides and much more. Thompson's most sought after track, "Love My Baby," may be more familiar via See more details below

Overview

Unsung rockabilly legend Hayden Thompson didn't have any hits. The few sides he cut for Sun records in 1956 and 1957 sadly fell through the cracks. Bear Family's single-disc compilation Rockabilly Gal: The Sun Years Plus highlights those lost definitive sides and much more. Thompson's most sought after track, "Love My Baby," may be more familiar via Junior Parker's original or Robert Gordon's version on his Rock Billy Boogie album. Backed up by Billy Lee Riley's band with Jerry Lee Lewis on piano, that cut alone should have sealed his place in the early rock pantheon between Elvis and Carl Perkins. During this period Thompson also waxed R&B classics like "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" and "Kansas City" alongside a few hillbilly crooner cuts, including his first single released on the Von label in 1954, "I Feel the Blues Coming On" backed with "Act like You Love Me." While all of this rare material is highly recommended, keep in mind that the listed 35 tracks include alternate versions without a whole lot of difference between the master takes. Most listeners won't need three similar versions of "Love My Baby," but like most Bear Family releases, the tracks are broken up so as not to feature them successively.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
0790051613129
catalogNumber:
16131

Tracks

  1. Love My Baby
  2. Rock-A-Billy Gal
  3. Fairlane Rock
  4. One Broken Heart
  5. Blues Blues Blues
  6. Oh Mama (Mama Mama Mama)
  7. You Are My Sunshine
  8. Don't You Worry
  9. Congratulations to You, Joe
  10. Call Me Shorty
  11. I'll Hold You in My Heart
  12. Goin' Steady
  13. Kansas City
  14. Frankie and Johnny
  15. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
  16. The Key to My Kingdom
  17. Your True Love
  18. Kansas City
  19. I Guess I'd Better Be Moving Along
  20. This Old Windy City
  21. Lonely for My Baby
  22. I Wanna Get Home
  23. Train from Chicago (16:88)
  24. Act Like You Love Me
  25. I Feel the Blues Coming On
  26. Love My Baby
  27. One Broken Heart
  28. Dream Love
  29. Tom Thumb
  30. Whatcha Gonna Do
  31. Summers Almost Over
  32. Queen Bee
  33. Pardon Me
  34. Love My Baby
  35. Rock-A-Billy Gal

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hayden Thompson   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Jack Clement   Guitar
Roland Janes   Guitar
Stan Kesler   Bass
Bob Miller   Drums
Brad Suggs   Guitar
Danny Taylor   Drums
Marvin Pepper   Bass
Dennis Smith   Drums
Clyde Hill   Guitar
Hank Hankins   Bass
Junior Johnson   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Eddy Arnold   Composer
Faron Young   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer,Producer
Roland Janes   Producer
Hayden Thompson   Composer,Producer,Illustrations
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Jack Wolf   Composer
Martin Hawkins   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Tape Comparison,Tape Research,Biographical Information
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
James A. Lane   Composer
Thomas Dilbeck   Composer
Dave Travis   Illustrations
Traditional   Composer
Sven T. Uhrmann   Photo Restoration
Erich Hülsenbeck   Photo Scanning
Lamar University Symphonic Band   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Charlie Matthews   Composer

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