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Excellent label retrospective...,
This review is from: Foolin' Around: Gems From The Capitol UK Vaults 1960 - '62 (Audio CD)
Foolin' Around, DAY3CD049
This is another label retrospective collection from the independent label One day Music. Collectors will be familiar with both the format and quality of these 3 CD sets and it is this group who will no doubt enjoy the music for its ability to turn back the clocks. In browsing the titles and the artists there are many still well known singers to be heard but for some reason I always like to find out about the ones that I do not remember. Capitol was a class label and if you were signed to it then you were thought to be good in your field.
So what did I find out about whom? Well, the Jack Scott track CD1/7 comes from the album Jack Scott-Burning Bridges, on Capitol ST2035, released in 1964.
Faron Young's March 1961 release "Hello Walls" CD1/16 became a massive hit reaching number one in the country charts and number 12 in the pop charts and introduced its songwriter Willie Nelson to a national audience. The record spent 23 weeks in the charts.
Ferlin Husky was a country singer who played guitar and worked under a couple of other names.
As Simon Crum, he signed a separate contract with Capitol Records and began releasing records, the biggest of which was 1959's "Country Music is Here to Stay" (number two for three weeks). On CD1/23 you can hear him sing "Enormity in Motion". Husky was one of the first country singers to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame (for recording) at 6675 Hollywood Blvd.
Tommy Sands was with the Capitol label from 1957 to 1960 and combined a pop singer career with that of a film actor and television star. CD2/8 has him singing "Love in a goldfish bowl".
Johnny Rose CD3/2 sings "Linda Lee" which was released in the UK in November 1960 on CL15166.
Tommy Collins CD3/23 sings "Wreck of the Old '97" which had its release in J any art 1960 on US Capitol 4327 as the "b"side to "You Belong in my Arms".
The liner notes are from Michael Heatley and there are 12 small round pictures of artists featured in the collection plus year of recording. This is a musical journey comprising well established middle of the road artists; country singers and pop performers. The packaging looks very smart with its red, silver and blue cover. Overall sound quality is excellent.
Running times CD1: 68.27; CD2: 61.22 & CD3: 60.11