Sonny Rocks

Sonny Rocks

by Sonny James

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Overview

Sonny Rocks

Sonny Rocks, a 34-cut Sonny James compilation, is yet another volume in the small but growing Bear Family Rocks series. The label takes established country performers -- legends, in fact -- and goes back to their earliest material since so many, from Wanda Jackson and Conway Twitty to Marty Robbins and Connie Frances, got their start singing rockabilly and other teen hits from the primeval rock & roll days. James is no different, though he did tend to stay closer to his traditional country boogie roots. He was, in fact, a country crooner who happened upon the rawer beat of rock and combined the two. He was also a terrific songwriter with cuts like "The Cat Came Home," "Heart for Rent," "Innocent Angel," and "Love Me Like I Am." This one is solid from top to bottom.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2003
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127166791
catalogNumber: 16679
Rank: 287870

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sonny James   Primary Artist,Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Chet Atkins   Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Hank Garland   Guitar
Exciters   Choir, Chorus
Jordanaires   Choir, Chorus
Grady Martin   Guitar
Brenton Banks   Violin
Harold Bradley   Tenor Banjo
Paul Buskirk   Electronic Mandolin
Red Callender   Bass
Rick Cartey   Vocals
Lightnin' Chance   Bass
Morty Corb   Bass
Solie Fott   Violin
Don Gant   Choir, Chorus
Roy Harte   Drums
Hoyt Hawkins   Choir, Chorus
Lillian Hunt   Violin
Neal Jones   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Ray Leatherwood   Bass
Louis Dean Nunley   Choir, Chorus
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Ray Sherman   Piano
William Simmons   Piano
Norris Wilson   Choir, Chorus
Larry Breen   Bass
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Choir, Chorus
Herman Wade   Guitar
Howard Carpenter   Violin
Bob Moore   Bass
Hugh Gordon Stoker   Choir, Chorus
Buddy Brady   Fiddle
Morris Palmer   Drums
Ray C. Walker   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
William Guilford Wright   Choir, Chorus
Neal Matthews   Choir, Chorus
Clarence "Bud" Dooley   Bass
William F. Pecchi   Drums
Velma E. Williams Smith   Guitar
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams   Drums
Raymond D. Martinez   Drums
Paul Brawley   Bass
Howard Leslie Heitmeyer   Guitar
Danny Gould   Piano
Irving Kluger   Drums
Robert F. Bain   Guitar,Leader
Frank Joseph Flynn   Percussion

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Composer,Producer
Sonny James   Composer
Eddie Rabbitt   Composer
Frank Sinatra   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Bridgette Bryant   Composer
Johnny Burnette   Composer
Rick Cartey   Composer
Colin Hay   Composer
Carol Joyner   Composer
Lewis   Composer
Jerry Lordan   Composer
Bill Lowery   Producer
Henry W. Sanicola   Composer
John Skye   Composer
Carol Smith   Composer
James Carson   Composer
Myrna Lorrie   Composer
Howard Cockburn   Reissue
Leverett   Illustrations
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Dave Samuelson   Liner Notes
Shurt Legate   Composer
Joe Ricci   Composer
Jim Amadeo   Composer
Sylvester Bradford   Composer
Pete Damato   Composer
Diane DeNota   Composer
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Artwork
Sol Parker   Composer
Robert F. Bain   Arranger
Jack Morrow   Composer
Don Grashey   Composer
Richard Hollingsworth   Composer

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