by Tommy Collins

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Spanning five discs and well over one hundred tracks -- featuring all of the songs he cut for Capitol in the late '50s and early '60s, including alternate takes and unreleased material -- Leonard contains too much Tommy Collins for anyone but completists and historians. Nevertheless, it is the only collection of Collins' prime material to appear on CD. Collins was very influential and he deserves this deluxe box set treatment, but a single disc collection is needed -- it would make his music available to country fans that simply can't afford a box set of this magnitude, but still want to hear the singer. If you can afford Leonard, it's a worthwhile investment for dedicated country music fans, but there isn't enough first-rate material on the box to justify the expense for listeners that want to explore the roots of the Bakersfield sound.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/27/1994
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127155771
catalogNumber: 15577
Rank: 149343


Disc 1

  1. Campus Boogie
  2. Too Beautiful to Cry
  3. Smooth Sailin'
  4. Fool's Gold
  5. You Gotta Have a License
  6. Let Me Love You
  7. There'll Be No Other
  8. I Love You More and More Each Day
  9. Boob-I-Lak
  10. You Better Not Do That
  11. I Always Get a Souvenir
  12. High on a Hilltop
  13. Untied
  14. What'cha Gonna Do Now?
  15. Love A-Me S'il Vous Plait
  16. You're for Me
  17. I'll Be Gone
  18. Wait a Little Longer
  19. Let Me Down
  20. It Tickles
  21. It's Nobody's Fault But Yours
  22. I Guess I'm Crazy
  23. You Oughta See Pickles Now
  24. Those Old Love Letters from You
  25. I Wish I Had Died in My Cradle
  26. I'll Never, Never Let You Go
  27. I'll Always Speak Well of You

Disc 2

  1. What Kind of Sweetheart Are You
  2. No Love Have I
  3. All of the Monkeys Ain't in the Zoo
  4. That's the Way Love Is
  5. Smooth Sailin'
  6. How Do I Say Goodbye?
  7. A Man We All Ought to Know
  8. Are You Ready to Go
  9. Think It over Boys
  10. I Think of You Yet
  11. Upon This Rock
  12. The Feet of the Traveler
  13. Don't You Love Me Anymore
  14. Retirement in Heaven
  15. All of the Monkeys Ain't in the Zoo
  16. What Have You Done
  17. A Love Is Born
  18. I'm Nobody's Fool But Yours
  19. O Mary Don't You Weep
  20. Did You Let Your Light Shine
  21. In the Shadow of the Cross
  22. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  23. Who at My Door Is Standing
  24. My Saviour's Love
  25. Where Could I Go But to the Lord
  26. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  27. Each Step of the Way
  28. Softly and Tenderly
  29. That's Why I Love Him
  30. Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross

Disc 3

  1. Amazing Grace
  2. The Old Rugged Cross
  3. Heart's Don't Break
  4. You Belong in My Arms
  5. A Hundred Years from Now
  6. Little June
  7. My Last Chance with You
  8. Sidewalks of New York
  9. The Last Letter
  10. Oklahoma Hills
  11. Great Speckled Bird
  12. Broken Engagement
  13. Wreck of the Old '97
  14. I'm Just Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail
  15. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  16. It Makes No Difference Now
  17. Let's Live a Little
  18. I'll Keep Loving You
  19. I Overlooked an Orchid
  20. I Wonder If You Feel the Way I Do
  21. Juicy Fruit
  22. Black Cat
  23. We Kissed Again With Tears
  24. Keep Dreaming
  25. Don't Let Me Stand in His Footsteps
  26. Summer's Almost Gone
  27. Take Me Back to the Good Old Days
  28. Oh, What a Dream
  29. Let Her Go
  30. When Did Right Become Wrong

Disc 4

  1. If I Could Just Go Back
  2. I Got Mine
  3. You'd Better Be Nice
  4. I Can Do That
  5. I Got Mine
  6. Shindig in the Barn
  7. A Million Miles
  8. Goody Goody Gumdrop (Klippa Kloppa)
  9. The Clock on the Wall
  10. The Bee That Gets the Honey
  11. It's a Big Jump
  12. It's a Pretty Good Ol' World After All
  13. Don't Let Me Stand in His Footsteps
  14. All of the Monkeys Ain't in the Zoo
  15. Black Cat
  16. Take Me Back to the Good Old Days
  17. Oh, What a Dream
  18. Klippa Kloppa (Goody Goody Gumdrop)
  19. If You Can't Bite, Don't Growl
  20. A Man Got to Do What a Man Got to Do
  21. Man Machine
  22. The Girl on Sugar Pie Land
  23. Poor, Broke, Mixed up Mess of a Heart
  24. Be Serious, Ann
  25. The Fool's Castle
  26. A Little Time for a Little Love
  27. I'm Not Gettin' Anywhere With You
  28. The Two Sides of Life
  29. You're Everything to Me
  30. A Million Miles

Disc 5

  1. Big Dummy
  2. Shindig in the Barn
  3. There's No Girl in My Life Anymore
  4. Skinny
  5. I'm Not Looking for an Angel
  6. Don't Wipe the Tears That You Cry
  7. Birmingham
  8. Put Me in Irons, Locke Me Up (And Throw Away the Key)
  9. You Better Not Do That
  10. Sam Hill
  11. I Got Mine
  12. It's Too Much Like Lonesome
  13. What'cha Gonna Do Now?
  14. No Love Have I
  15. Wine Take Me Away
  16. High on a Hilltop
  17. When Did Right Become Wrong
  18. General Delivery U.S.A.
  19. Roll Truck, Roll
  20. If That's the Fashion
  21. Piedras Negras
  22. Laura (What's He Got That I Ain't Got)
  23. Branded Man
  24. Cincinnati, Ohio
  25. Break My Mind
  26. I Made a Prison Band
  27. The Best Thing I've Done in My Life
  28. Woman You Have Been Told
  29. Sunny Side of My Life
  30. He's Gonna Have to Catch Me First

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy Collins   Primary Artist,Rhythm Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Merle Haggard   Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Joe Maphis   Guitar
Buck Owens   Guitar
Jordanaires   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Lloyd Green   Steel Guitar
Merrill Moore   Piano
Fred Carter   Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar,Leader
Billy Strange   Guitar
Bill Woods   Fiddle,Piano
Harold Bradley   Bass Guitar
Mike Brown   Overdubs
Johnny Cuviello   Drums
Ray Edenton   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
George French   Piano
Bobby Harden   Choir, Chorus
Buddy Harman   Drums
Ferlin Husky   Guitar
Grover Lavender   Fiddle
Ralph Mooney   Steel Guitar
Bob Morris   Bass,Fiddle
Roy Nichols   Guitar
Don Rich   Guitar
Lewis Talley   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Leader
Mark Wilder   Overdubs
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Herman Wade   Guitar
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
William Whitney Pursell   Piano
Arlene Hardin   Choir, Chorus
Bob Moore   Bass
Bobby Austin   Bass
Bobby Galardo   Drums
Ken Presley   Drums
Helen "Peaches" Price   Drums
Jelly Sanders   Fiddle
Wes Buchanan   Guitar
Bert Dodson   Bass
Robbie Harden   Choir, Chorus
Paul Sells   Organ,Leader
Thomas Lee Jackson   Violin
Billy Porter   Guitar
Glenn Ross Campbell   Guitar
Johnny Gilchrist   Steel Guitar
Leroy Mack McNees   Dobro
Clifford Whitcomb   Piano
Glen Wilds   Guitar
James L. Wilkerson   Guitar
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams   Drums
Wanda Collins   Vocals,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
George French   Piano
Grover C. "Shorty" Lavender   Fiddle
Herbert L. "Cousin Herb" Henson   Piano

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Composer
Buck Owens   Illustrations
Chuck Willis   Composer
Hubert Laws   Composer
Tommy Collins   Illustrations
Richard Rodney Bennett   Track Mix
Richard Bennett   Track Mix
Mike Brown   Contributor,Disc Dub
Roy Carter   Composer
David Gedge   Composer
Frank Jones   Producer
Don Law   Producer
Ken Nelson   Producer
John Newton   Composer
Jim Shaw   Illustrations
Guy Smith   Composer
Mark Wilder   Contributor,Disc Dub,Track Mix
Brad Benedict   Illustrations
Larry Walsh   Track Mix
Bruce Bastin   Illustrations
Patrick Milligan   Discographical Information
Dale Vinicur   Liner Notes,Biographical Notes
Hoffman Nienburg   Art Direction
Hoffmann Nienburg   Artwork
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Discographical Information
M. Christian   Composer
Steve Hathaway   Illustrations
Wanda Collins   Duet
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Will L. Thompson   Composer

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