Drugstore's Rockin': To You and Yours

The Drugstore's Rockin': To You and Yours

by George Hamilton IV
     
 
The Drugstore's Rockin' is a generous compilation of George Hamilton IV's earliest singles, featuring 32 sides he cut during the late '50s and early '60s, before he definitively settled into a career as a straight-ahead country singer. To be sure, there's plenty of country and rockabilly here -- he picks up on

Overview

The Drugstore's Rockin' is a generous compilation of George Hamilton IV's earliest singles, featuring 32 sides he cut during the late '50s and early '60s, before he definitively settled into a career as a straight-ahead country singer. To be sure, there's plenty of country and rockabilly here -- he picks up on Johnny Cash on "I've Got a Secret," covers Hank's "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," gets into lush country-pop on his "Abilene" -- but this music does have a heavy teen-idol bent, as the collection's title indicates. This does mean that a good stretch of the comp may be so soft and sweet that it will only appeal to nostalgists, but there's enough rockabilly and pop here to keep things interesting, and throughout it all Hamilton demonstrates impressive range as a vocalist, pointing toward the longer career he had ahead of him.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2013
Label:
Bear Family Germany
UPC:
4000127169341
catalogNumber:
2716934
Rank:
80162

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Everybody's Body
  2. Why Don't They Understand
  3. I've Got a Secret
  4. I Know Where I'm Goin'
  5. A Rose and a Baby Ruth
  6. If You Don't Know, I Ain't Gonna Tell You
  7. When I Grow Too Old to Dream
  8. Even Tho'
  9. Only One Love
  10. High School Romance
  11. Your Cheatin' Heart
  12. Now and for Always
  13. When Will I Know
  14. Gee
  15. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  16. House a Car and a Wedding Ring
  17. Can You Blame Us
  18. The Steady Game
  19. Last Night We Fell in Love
  20. Who's Taking You to the Prom
  21. Before This Day Ends
  22. That's How It Goes
  23. Can't Let Her See Me Cry
  24. To You and Yours (From Me and Mine)
  25. Three Steps to the Phone (Millions of Miles)
  26. Abilene
  27. You're Easy to Love
  28. You Nearly Lose Your Mind
  29. Jimmy Brown the Newsboy
  30. A Rose and a Baby Ruth
  31. I've Got a Secret
  32. If You Don't Know I Ain't Gonna Tell You

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Hamilton   Primary Artist,Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Hank Garland   Guitar
Anita Kerr   Choir, Chorus
Billy Grammer   Guitar
Anita Kerr Singers   Choir, Chorus
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Billy Byrd   Guitar
Lightnin' Chance   Bass
Don Costa   Conductor
Jimmy Dean   Vocals
Bobby Dyson   Electric Bass
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Dolores Edgin   Choir, Chorus
Buddy Harman   Drums
Millie Kirkham   Choir, Chorus
John D. Loudermilk   Guitar
Wayne Moss   Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Choir, Chorus
Nick Perito   Conductor
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Organ,Piano
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Norris Wilson   Choir, Chorus
Blue Notes   Choir, Chorus
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Choir, Chorus
William Whitney Pursell   Piano
Jerry Reed Hubbard   Guitar
Fred Carter   Guitar
Delores Dinning   Choir, Chorus
Charles McCoy   Harmonica,Vibes
Jerry Glenn Kennedy   Guitar,Electric Guitar
William Guilford Wright   Choir, Chorus
Velma E. Williams Smith   Guitar
Joseph W. Tanner   Guitar
Dennis Beam   Drums
Henry Heitman   Bass
Pete Rodis Drake   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Roy Drusky   Composer
Lee Hazlewood   Composer
George Hamilton   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Chester B. Atkins   Producer
Dave Burgess   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Don Costa   Producer
Bob Ferguson   Producer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Jerry Lordan   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer,Producer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Deke Dickerson   Liner Notes,Biographical Notes
Howard Cockburn   Reissue Producer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Joe Tanner   Composer
Roy Alfred   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Orville Campbell   Producer

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