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Johnny on the Spot [Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered]

Glenn Reeves Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (7 Feb 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Bear Family-Rollercoaster
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 507,823 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Rock Around The World
2. I Can't Love You (Like You Want Me To Do)
3. Rockin' Country Style
4. Tarzan
5. I'm Hangin' Around
6. Precious Years
7. Born To Cry
8. Betty's Bounce
9. Drinkin' Wine Spo Dee O Dee
10. The Last Time
11. That'll Be Love
12. Rock-A-Boogie Lou
13. She Traded Her Pigtails For A Toni
14. He Gotta Way
15. I Found A Dream
16. Tortured Heart
17. Woman Trouble
18. Wasted Time, Wasted Years
19. I Ain't Got Room To Rock
20. I'm Johnny On The Spot
See all 25 tracks on this disc

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1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with 44-page booklet, 25 tracks. Playing time approx. 59 minutes. - The first and only compilation of music by an important but little-reissued singer and songwriter! Includes the original demo recording of Heartbreak Hotel, one of the most important recordings in rock 'n' roll! All eight singles by Glenn Reeves issued on TNT, Republic, Atco and Decca in the 1950s are included! Also here are six unissued 1950s recordings and a very rare single from the 1960s on the Envy label! There are rare photographs and interviews with Reeves's friends and family! The comprehensive booklet by Martin Hawkins covers all of Glenn's various careers as a singer, songwriter, disc jockey, TV star, music promoter and more! -- This CD is the first comprehensive look at the career of Glenn Reeves, a man who was at the heart of the emerging rock 'n' roll styles of the '50s, from western bop to early rockers to rocking ballads. Reeves was an excellent singer although he was eclipsed by the success of others - he recorded 'Heartbreak Hotel' first - and he was a successful songwriter: 'Honey Bop', 'Rockin' Country Style', and 'I Won't Be Rockin' Tonite'. But he was even more successful as a TV star on a syndicated show out of Florida in the '60s and as a promoter of massive outdoor country music events in the '70s. His part in the story of rock 'n' roll has been little-known but it is no less important for that, and now it is told in full in words, pictures, and especially in his rocking music.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Glenn Reeves 31 May 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this for the demo of "Heartbreak Hotel"(which was recorded by him in tho mold of Elvis) as the writers wanted Elvis to record it. Well that track was great along with the other 20 odd tracks it make an excellnt CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars He coulda been Elvis 23 Feb 2011
By Richard
Format:Audio CD
Never more than a minor name in rockabilly Glenn Reeves was cutting demos for new songs by Mae Boren Axton whose partner Tommy Durden has a country band.He was the man who came up with the idea behind Heartbreak Hotel.Reeves apparantly didn't think much of it but made a demo which was loosely based on the sound of the Sun Elvis.According to the sleeve notes Elvis actually copied Reeves demo and its only a year ago we could finally hear it for ourselves since Bear Family always do a thorough job.
Probably the last thing you could imagine Elvis even thinking of recording as the song with its suicidal message is a real downer for his first RCA single.Its also doubtful that Reeves could have hit with this song-the Elvis one was simply a brand new sound for 1956.
No one else could have done anything with it but Elvis had a head start as a regional star who signed with a major label.
Reeves actually didn't want his original demo issuing and apparantly kicked himself many times for passing on the chance
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