Train Kept A-Rollin' - Memphis to Hollywood: The Complete Recordings 1955-1964

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
If ever there were an act that deserved more than it got, it was Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' Roll Trio. These three young men -- Johnny and his brother Dorsey and guitarist extraordinaire Paul Burlison -- were the authentic rockabilly article, hailing, like Elvis Presley, from Memphis proper. They were rawer than Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis put together and at their best more exciting to listen to. And while Burnette went on to write hits for Ricky Nelson and score a few of his own, it's the Rock 'n' Roll Trio sides -- none of which ever charted -- for which he is most remembered. The nine CDs here include the earliest Burnette material issued as the Rhythm Rangers in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
If ever there were an act that deserved more than it got, it was Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' Roll Trio. These three young men -- Johnny and his brother Dorsey and guitarist extraordinaire Paul Burlison -- were the authentic rockabilly article, hailing, like Elvis Presley, from Memphis proper. They were rawer than Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis put together and at their best more exciting to listen to. And while Burnette went on to write hits for Ricky Nelson and score a few of his own, it's the Rock 'n' Roll Trio sides -- none of which ever charted -- for which he is most remembered. The nine CDs here include the earliest Burnette material issued as the Rhythm Rangers in 1955 on the Von label from Corinth, MS, and sounds like the last gasp of the hillbilly boogie shack shaking music issued throughout the late '40s and early '50s. What happened to transition the Rhythm Rangers to become the Rock 'n' Roll Trio is unknown other than the overnight success of Elvis. The two bands contained exactly the same personnel although an earlier Rhythm Rangers included Scotty Moore as well, Elvis' famed guitarist. All of the Coral singles as well as outtakes are here, as are their Imperial sides by the Burnette Brothers, those obscure Dorsey solo singles on Cee-Jam and Surf, and Johnny's solo sides on Freedom such as "Gumbo" and "Me and the Bear", Liberty, Vee-Jay, Chancellor, Reprise, Capitol, Sahara, and Magic Lamp. All 163 sides are featured here in great remastered sound and painstakingly annotated in the true obsessive Bear Family tradition. There is a hardback 166-page book loaded with photos and record sleeves from all over the world and a full detailed biography by Colin Escott that discusses not only the lives and travails of bandmembers but the recordings sessions as well. The story and sounds chart the evolution of the rockabilly sound into Johnny's successes as a crooner and pop singer as well as a successful songwriter who was on his way to another breakthrough creatively when he was killed in a boating accident. While many may find the slicker pop material superfluous, it is exceptionally well-crafted and deserves a righteous hearing, not in spite of the rockabilly wildness that the Rock 'n' Roll Trio put down but because of it. This is one of the finest sets the Bear Family label has ever assembled; it is a labor of love to be sure, but it is also a work of art.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2003
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127164384
  • Catalog Number: 16438
  • Sales rank: 114,492

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rock Billy Boogie (2:34)
  2. 2 Please Don't Leave Me (2:38)
  3. 3 Rock Therapy (2:16)
  4. 4 Lonesome Train (On a Lonesome Track) (2:04)
  5. 5 Sweet Love on My Mind (2:30)
  6. 6 My Love, You're a Stranger (2:43)
  7. 7 Your Baby Blue Eyes (2:12)
  8. 8 I Love You So (2:22)
  9. 9 The Train Kept A-Rollin' (2:17)
  10. 10 All by Myself (2:07)
  11. 11 Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (2:14)
  12. 12 Blues Stay Away from Me (2:15)
  13. 13 Honey Hush (2:04)
  14. 14 Lonesome Tears in My Eyes (2:08)
  15. 15 I Just Found Out (2:21)
  16. 16 Chains of Love (2:37)
  17. 17 Please Don't Leave Me (2:17)
  18. 18 Lonesome Train (On a Lonesome Track) (2:12)
  19. 19 I Love You So (2:17)
  20. 20 If You Want It Enough (2:11)
  21. 21 Butterfingers (2:14)
  22. 22 Eager Beaver Baby (2:03)
  23. 23 Touch Me (2:26)
  24. 24 Tear It Up (1:55)
  25. 25 Oh Baby Babe (2:24)
  26. 26 You're Undecided (2:01)
  27. 27 Midnight Train (2:19)
  28. 28 Shattered Dreams (2:31)
  29. 29 You're Undecided (2:26)
  30. 30 Go Along Mule (2:08)
  31. 31 Tear It Up (1:40)
  32. 32 Oh Baby Babe (2:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Warm Love (1:56)
  2. 2 Boppin' Rosalie (2:01)
  3. 3 Do Baby Do (1:48)
  4. 4 My Honey (2:00)
  5. 5 I'm Restless (2:15)
  6. 6 Kiss Me (2:33)
  7. 7 Kiss Me (2:18)
  8. 8 Gumbo (2:04)
  9. 9 Me and the Bear (2:26)
  10. 10 I'll Never Love Again (2:21)
  11. 11 I'll Never Love Again (2:26)
  12. 12 Sweet Baby Doll (2:35)
  13. 13 Waitin' at the Station (1:30)
  14. 14 Waitin' at the Station (1:08)
  15. 15 Green Grass of Texas (2:19)
  16. 16 Bloody River (1:54)
  17. 17 Ol' Reb (2:34)
  18. 18 Rockin' Johnny Home (2:18)
  19. 19 I'll Always Be in Love With You (2:40)
  20. 20 Settin' the Woods on Fire (2:04)
  21. 21 Kentucky Waltz (2:12)
  22. 22 Ballad of the One Eyed Jacks (3:46)
  23. 23 Your Cheatin' on Me (2:23)
  24. 24 Blue School Days (2:43)
  25. 25 Just Keep on Going (2:18)
  26. 26 Just a Memory (2:30)
  27. 27 It's the After That Hurts You (2:33)
  28. 28 Patrick Henry (2:05)
  29. 29 Don't Do It (2:43)
  30. 30 Cincinnati Fireball (2:45)
  31. 31 Your Cheatin' on Me (0:51)
  32. 32 Your Cheatin' on Me (2:24)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Dreamin' (2:19)
  2. 2 I Want to Be With You Always (1:41)
  3. 3 My Special Angel (3:02)
  4. 4 Finders Keepers (2:15)
  5. 5 I Really Don't Want to Know (2:04)
  6. 6 Lovesick Blues (2:02)
  7. 7 Please Help Me I'm Falling (2:21)
  8. 8 Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me (1:51)
  9. 9 Love Me (2:46)
  10. 10 Kaw Liga (2:15)
  11. 11 Love Kept a Rollin' (2:32)
  12. 12 That's All I Care (2:12)
  13. 13 Some Enchanted Evening (2:46)
  14. 14 You're Sixteen (1:58)
  15. 15 It's My Way (2:21)
  16. 16 That's the Way I Feel (1:47)
  17. 17 Little Boy Sad (1:54)
  18. 18 I Love My Baby (1:40)
  19. 19 (I Go) Down to the River (2:06)
  20. 20 Singing the Blues (1:51)
  21. 21 Let's Think About Living (2:00)
  22. 22 It's Only Make Believe (2:31)
  23. 23 Oh, Lonesome Me (2:19)
  24. 24 Dream Lover (2:25)
  25. 25 You're So Fine (2:06)
  26. 26 Blue Blue Morning (1:58)
  27. 27 Pledge of Love (1:55)
  28. 28 I Beg Your Pardon (2:14)
  29. 29 Crying in the Chapel (2:06)
  30. 30 Gimme Gimme Lovin' (1:58)
  31. 31 You'll Learn to Cry (2:21)
Disc 4
  1. 1 A Lover's Question (2:42)
  2. 2 Big Big World (2:21)
  3. 3 Ballad of the One Eyed Jacks (3:15)
  4. 4 Mona Lisa (1:45)
  5. 5 I'm Still Dreamin' (2:03)
  6. 6 In the Chapel of the Moonlight (1:57)
  7. 7 Red Sails in the Sunset (2:41)
  8. 8 The Treasure of Love (2:03)
  9. 9 The Fool (3:09)
  10. 10 Memories Are Made of This (1:57)
  11. 11 Girls (2:03)
  12. 12 I've Got a Lot of Things to Do (2:05)
  13. 13 God, Country and My Baby (2:11)
  14. 14 Honestly I Do (2:26)
  15. 15 Fools Like Me (2:02)
  16. 16 Angry at the Big Oak Tree (2:45)
  17. 17 Clown Shoes (2:26)
  18. 18 Second Chance (1:57)
  19. 19 Walk on By (2:19)
  20. 20 You're the Reason (2:43)
  21. 21 Just Out of Reach (2:35)
  22. 22 Girl of My Best Friend (2:23)
  23. 23 Hello Walls (2:09)
  24. 24 Moody River (2:32)
  25. 25 A Little Bitty Tear (2:04)
Disc 5
  1. 1 The Poorest Boy in Town (2:09)
  2. 2 The Way I Am (1:58)
  3. 3 The Fool of the Year (1:53)
  4. 4 Standing on the Outside of Her Door (2:15)
  5. 5 Let Me Be With You (1:51)
  6. 6 Green Hills (2:17)
  7. 7 Lonely Island (2:13)
  8. 8 Island Girl (2:11)
  9. 9 Damn the Defiant (2:35)
  10. 10 Lonesome Waters (1:53)
  11. 11 Choo Choo Train (1:50)
  12. 12 Roses Are Red (2:23)
  13. 13 When Today Is a Long Time Ago (2:23)
  14. 14 The Giant (2:54)
  15. 15 I Just Called Up to Say Goodbye (2:28)
  16. 16 I Wanna Thank Your Folks (2:22)
  17. 17 I'll Never Get Over You (1:53)
  18. 18 I'm Losing My Mind (2:47)
  19. 19 The Old Man in the Country (2:10)
  20. 20 Time Is Not Enough (1:59)
  21. 21 Remember Me (I'm the One Who Loves You) (2:12)
  22. 22 After the Boy Gets the Girl (2:05)
  23. 23 Nobody Could (1:50)
  24. 24 Nobody Could (2:07)
  25. 25 Party Girl (2:37)
  26. 26 Tag Along (2:23)
  27. 27 Hey Sue (2:18)
  28. 28 It Don't Take Much (2:25)
  29. 29 I'll Give You Three Guesses (1:56)
  30. 30 (Wish It Were Satuday Night) All Week Long (2:01)
  31. 31 It Isn't There (2:16)
  32. 32 Congratulations, You've Hurt Me Again (2:06)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Walkin' Talkin' Doll (2:01)
  2. 2 You Taught Me the Way to Love (2:36)
  3. 3 The Opposite (1:53)
  4. 4 Corner of Heartache and Despair (2:13)
  5. 5 Aunt Marie (2:12)
  6. 6 Two Feet in Front of Me (2:26)
  7. 7 If I Were an Artist (2:17)
  8. 8 And Her Name Is Scarlet (2:33)
  9. 9 I Think She Knows (2:12)
  10. 10 Sweet Suzie (2:17)
  11. 11 Skippin' School (2:21)
  12. 12 It All Depends on Linda (2:25)
  13. 13 Fountain of Love (1:52)
  14. 14 What a Summer Day (2:15)
  15. 15 Bigger Man (2:30)
  16. 16 Less Than a Heartbeat (2:56)
  17. 17 Congratulations, You've Hurt Me Again (2:11)
  18. 18 Keep a Knockin' (2:04)
  19. 19 Bony Maronie (1:53)
  20. 20 The Big House (2:02)
  21. 21 Goin' Home (2:11)
  22. 22 Bertha Lou (2:31)
  23. 23 Snacky Poo (2:33)
  24. 24 Interview With Jonah Ruddy (9:05)
  25. 25 Interview With Jack Brown (12:12)
  26. 26 Christmas Message, No. 1 (1:32)
  27. 27 Christmas Message, No. 2 (0:17)
  28. 28 New Year Message (0:17)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Come on Baby (1:30)
  2. 2 Believe What You Say - Dorsey Burnette (1:51)
  3. 3 Rockin' the Town (2:05)
  4. 4 My Little Baby Come Rockin' (1:59)
  5. 5 Lights Out (2:17)
  6. 6 Boom Boom Boom Yippy Yi Ya - Dorsey Burnette (1:46)
  7. 7 Lizzy Dee (2:00)
  8. 8 Rock Away Baby (1:19)
  9. 9 Like the Mountains and the Sea (2:18)
  10. 10 Daydreaming in School (1:43)
  11. 11 Yes I Do - Dorsey Burnette (1:53)
  12. 12 If You Love Me Strong Enough (1:25)
  13. 13 Look What You've Missed (3:22)
  14. 14 Rhythm in My Bones (1:57)
  15. 15 Be Mine - Dorsey Burnette (1:47)
  16. 16 It'll Be Alright (1:49)
  17. 17 Tell Me - Dorsey Burnette (2:04)
  18. 18 Just Gotta Be My Baby (1:55)
  19. 19 Daddy-O - Dorsey Burnette (1:36)
  20. 20 Keep Me in Mind (1:33)
  21. 21 You Gotta Walk and Talk Your Fellow (1:23)
  22. 22 Magic Island (1:51)
  23. 23 Endless Love (2:06)
  24. 24 One Soda, Two Straws (1:51)
  25. 25 Water Boy - Dorsey Burnette (1:55)
  26. 26 Jeannie - Dorsey Burnette (2:59)
  27. 27 Just Keep on Going (2:15)
  28. 28 Baby Doll Blue Eyes (2:06)
  29. 29 Hey Stranger (2:13)
  30. 30 Lovesick Blues (2:02)
  31. 31 Finders Keepers (1:32)
  32. 32 Cincinnati Fireball (2:47)
  33. 33 One Sided Love Affair (2:11)
  34. 34 Address Unknown (2:17)
  35. 35 I Wanna Love My Baby (1:48)
  36. 36 You're Sixteen (1:53)
  37. 37 I'm Happy (2:27)
  38. 38 That's the Way I Feel (1:55)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Boppin' Rosalie (1:54)
  2. 2 Do Baby Do (1:39)
  3. 3 Warm Love (2:05)
  4. 4 My Honey (1:29)
  5. 5 Boppin' Rock (1:46)
  6. 6 Honey Honey - Dorsey Burnette (2:32)
  7. 7 We're Gonna Rock It (2:05)
  8. 8 Circle Rock - Dorsey Burnette (2:03)
  9. 9 Come on and Rock (1:45)
  10. 10 Watcha Gonna Do (1:44)
  11. 11 Crazy Date (2:09)
  12. 12 Lucky Boy (2:06)
  13. 13 Honey Baby (2:06)
  14. 14 Mule Boy (2:09)
  15. 15 Gypsy Magic (1:51)
  16. 16 Tell Me Baby (2:07)
  17. 17 My Pretty Little Blue Eyes (1:41)
  18. 18 Oh What I'd Give (2:22)
  19. 19 Just for You (2:53)
  20. 20 With All Your Heart (2:04)
  21. 21 I'll Never Forget (1:36)
  22. 22 Wanting You, Needing You - Dorsey Burnette (3:09)
  23. 23 You Gotta Have a Friend (1:59)
  24. 24 Way in the Middle of the Night - Dorsey Burnette (1:30)
  25. 25 I Would Do Anything (2:32)
  26. 26 Wampus Cat (1:55)
  27. 27 One Soda, Two Straws (1:57)
  28. 28 Good Good Feelin' (2:38)
  29. 29 Wait for Me - Dorsey Burnette (2:40)
  30. 30 We're Gonna Rock Tonight (2:10)
  31. 31 Be My Love Tonight (1:57)
  32. 32 Oh Vera Mae (2:31)
  33. 33 Little Girl (AKA Kiss Me Sweet) (1:54)
  34. 34 Baby Mine - Dorsey Burnette (2:14)
  35. 35 Nightwalker (2:25)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Crazy Legs (1:42)
  2. 2 No Foolin' Around (Your Love My Love) (1:18)
  3. 3 Whisper Tenderly (2:03)
  4. 4 Candle of Love (1:51)
  5. 5 Blues Gonna Get You (2:21)
  6. 6 Honey Tree (1:57)
  7. 7 Speak No Evil (2:06)
  8. 8 My Destiny (2:27)
  9. 9 We're Having a Party (1:34)
  10. 10 It's Late - Dorsey Burnette (1:57)
  11. 11 Believe What You Say - Dorsey Burnette (2:08)
  12. 12 School's Out - Dorsey Burnette (2:56)
  13. 13 You Gotta Get Ready (2:02)
  14. 14 House with a Tin Roof Top - Dorsey Burnette (1:30)
  15. 15 How Do You Rock - Dorsey Burnette (1:55)
  16. 16 Fantabulous (1:55)
  17. 17 Just One More Time (1:56)
  18. 18 Makin' Love (1:43)
  19. 19 Teenage Dream - Dorsey Burnette (2:15)
  20. 20 It's for Me - Dorsey Burnette (1:49)
  21. 21 You Pass Me By (2:47)
  22. 22 There's Gonna Be Lovin' - Dorsey Burnette (1:25)
  23. 23 Operator (1:35)
  24. 24 Baby Doll - Dorsey Burnette (2:04)
  25. 25 Treat Me - Dorsey Burnette (1:40)
  26. 26 Chaleston Rock 'N' Roll (1:46)
  27. 27 I Feel So Welcome (1:32)
  28. 28 Mean It (1:58)
  29. 29 Like a Fool (2:36)
  30. 30 Too Much Alike (2:14)
  31. 31 Sugarfoot Sally (2:12)
  32. 32 Hey Little Freshman (1:41)
  33. 33 Water Boy - Dorsey Burnette (1:35)
  34. 34 Magic Night of Love - Dorsey Burnette (2:18)
  35. 35 Date Me (1:42)
  36. 36 Hey Gang - Dorsey Burnette (1:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Burnette Primary Artist
Al Vescovo Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
T.C. Ellis Composer
Tiny Bradshaw Composer
Big Joe Turner Composer
Bobby Bare Composer
Don Gibson Composer
Sonny James Letter Design
Willie Nelson Composer
Conway Twitty Composer
Brook Benton Composer
Gary "U.S." Bonds Contributor
Bobby Darin Composer
Little Richard Composer
Carl Perkins Composer
Dusty Springfield Contributor
Gene Vincent Contributor
Larry Williams Composer
Glen Moore Composer
Johnny Beecher Illustrations
Barry De Vorzon Composer, Contributor
Richard Rodgers Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Rocky Burnette Illustrations
David Gates Composer
Lee Hazlewood Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Terry Gilkyson Composer
Stuart Hamblen Composer
Don Robertson Composer
Dorsey Burnette Composer, Contributor
Henry Jerome Composer, Illustrations
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Buzz Cason Contributor
Bob Beckham Contributor
Hal Blair Composer
Jimmy Bowen Producer
Gary D. Bruce Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Johnny Burnette Composer, Producer
Hank Cochran Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Jim Economides Producer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Biographical Information
Ray Evans Composer
Terry Fell Composer
Naomi Ford Composer
Tommy "Snuff" Garrett Producer
Mort Garson Composer
D. Gibson Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
George Hawkins Composer
Bob Jones Mastering
Buddy Kaye Composer
Brenda Lee Contributor
Sticks McGhee Composer
Jack Nance Composer
Wayne Raney Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Sharon Sheeley Contributor
Richard M. Sherman Composer
V.F. Stewart Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Bob Thiele Producer
Al Vescovo Illustrations
Wayne Walker Composer
J. Mayo Williams Composer
Jimmy Williams Composer
Paul Burlison Composer, Contributor
Lamar Fike Contributor
Edward Nelson Composer
Joe Shapiro Composer
Si Waronker Contributor
Sam Riddle Composer
Artie Glenn Composer
Howard Kay Composer
Bodie Chandler Composer
Alton Delmore Composer
Rabon Delmore Composer
Cliff Gallup Contributor
Lee Pockriss Composer
Ruth Ann Roberts Composer
Earl Brooks Contributor
Howard Cockburn Reissue Producer, Illustrations, Tape Comparison
Diethold Leu Illustrations
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Tape Research
Marty Arbunich Illustrations
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
George Matola Composer
Milton Subotsky Composer
Holger Von Bargen Art Direction
Hans Peter Zdrenka Illustrations
Al Bennett Contributor
Bo Berglind Illustrations
Clint Ballard Jr. Composer
James F. Hanley Composer
John Marascalco Composer
Lois Mann Composer
Earl McDaniel Contributor
J. Leslie McFarland Composer
Hugh Williams Composer
Buddy Bain Producer
Sam Bobrick Composer
Fred Burch Composer
Ross Butler Composer
Al Byron Composer
Stanley Clayton Composer
Richard Dehr Composer
Lee Denson Contributor
Ted Ellis Composer
Mel Howard Composer
Ramona Redd Composer
Brendon Cohen Contributor
Frank Miller Composer
Wolfgang Taubenauer Artwork
Bobby Edwards Composer
Jim "Shaft" Ryan Contributor
Bill Katz Composer
Ahmet Nugetre Composer
Gerald Nelson Composer
Hal Carter Illustrations
Klaus Kettner Illustrations
Nico Feuerbach Illustrations
Mildred Imes Composer
Al Mortimer Composer
Kendall Hayes Composer
Harald Hertlein Illustrations
Maureen Evans Contributor
Horst Zimmermann Illustrations
Red West Composer
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