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The Best of Jerry Wallace [Varese Sarabande]

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Jerry Wallace scored his earliest hits on the pop charts in the late '50s, and crossed over to country radio in the '60s without having to change his style much at all; Wallace's early hits were clean, well-behaved stuff that rarely nodded toward rock & roll, and his country & western hits were countrypolitan at its most polished, built around Wallace's well-burnished baritone and arrangements that avoided fiddles and banjos in favor of clean acoustic guitar lines and rich vocal choruses. If Wallace's music wasn't especially bold or innovative, his craft was splendid, and The Best of Jerry Wallace is one of the few collections of his recordings that makes an effort ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Jerry Wallace scored his earliest hits on the pop charts in the late '50s, and crossed over to country radio in the '60s without having to change his style much at all; Wallace's early hits were clean, well-behaved stuff that rarely nodded toward rock & roll, and his country & western hits were countrypolitan at its most polished, built around Wallace's well-burnished baritone and arrangements that avoided fiddles and banjos in favor of clean acoustic guitar lines and rich vocal choruses. If Wallace's music wasn't especially bold or innovative, his craft was splendid, and The Best of Jerry Wallace is one of the few collections of his recordings that makes an effort to cover the full spectrum of his career, featuring tunes from his sessions for Challenge, Decca, MCA, and 4 Star. There are still a number of gaps here -- several noted hits, including "Shutters and Boards," are missing, and his recordings for Mercury and MGM have been ignored altogether -- but what's here is music that walks the fine line between country and easy listening with grace and charm, and "Even the Bad Times Are Good," "If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry," "My Wife's House," and "What's He Doin' in My World" are Nashville-centric romance delivered with real heart and a showman's touch. The definitive Jerry Wallace collection still waits to be compiled, but this disc is a more than adequate substitute until the real thing comes along.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2007
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206685725
  • Catalog Number: 066857
  • Sales rank: 64,096

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jerry Wallace Primary Artist
Bill Justis Conductor
Bill Walker Conductor
Technical Credits
Joe South Composer
Hal Mooney Composer
Bill Justis Arranger
Cindy Walker Composer
Carl Belew Composer
Red Callender Composer
Cary E. Mansfield Producer
Dick Monda Composer
Ed Penney Composer
Wayne Shanklin Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes
Bob Jennings Composer
Lorene Mann Composer
Bill Pitzonka Art Direction
Steve Massie Producer
Gerald Sanford Composer
Jean Chapel Composer
Joe Johnson Producer
Bill Walker Arranger
Clyde Pitts Composer
Max Powell Composer
B.J. Moore Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What You Need To Know

    Jerry Wallace was a well-known “smooth” singing pop star in the 60s (“Primrose Lane,” “How The Time Flies”) who easily made the switch to country in the early 70s with his 1972 #1 country and Top 40 smash "If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry." The following year, he charted "Do You Know What It's Like to Be Lonesome" and "Don't Give Up on Me" both reaching the Top Five, and "My Wife's House" (Top 10, 1974). This is the first Jerry Wallace hits collection to document his biggest country hits. Ten tracks are making their CD debut. Includes a 1973 reworking of his 1959 top 10 pop hit “Primrose Lane” produced by Bill Justis

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