The Drugstore's Rockin': To You and Yours

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2013
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127169341
  • Catalog Number: 2716934
  • Sales rank: 167,847

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Hamilton IV Primary Artist, Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Floyd Cramer Piano
Hank Garland Guitar
Anita Kerr Choir, Chorus
Billy Grammer Guitar
The 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
The Blue Notes Choir, Chorus
Dorothy Ann Dillard Choir, Chorus
William Whitney Pursell Piano
Jerry Reed Hubbard Guitar
Fred Carter Jr. Guitar
Delores Dinning Choir, Chorus
Charles McCoy Harmonica, Vibes
Jerry Glenn Kennedy Guitar, Electric Guitar
William Guilford Wright Jr. 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 IV Composer
Ernest Tubb Composer
Chester B. Atkins Producer
Dave Burgess Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Don Costa Producer
Bob Ferguson Producer
Oscar Hammerstein II 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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