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Johnny Burnette: Johnny Burnette & More Kings Of Rockabilly (2-CD)

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  • Interpret: Johnny Burnette

  • Album titlle: Johnny Burnette & More Kings Of Rockabilly (2-CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 2009
  • Artikelart CD

  • Label The Primo Collection

  • EAN: 0805520090902

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Burnette, Johnny - Johnny Burnette & More Kings Of Rockabilly (2-CD) CD 1
01 Tear It Up Johnny Burnette
02 You're Undecided Johnny Burnette
03 Midnight Train Johnny Burnette
04 Oh Baby Babe Johnny Burnette
05 Honey Hush Johnny Burnette
06 Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome T Johnny Burnette
07 The Train Kept A-Rollin' Johnny Burnette
08 All By Myself Johnny Burnette
09 Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee Johnny Burnette
10 Chains Of Love Johnny Burnette
11 I Just Found Out Johnny Burnette
12 Lonesome Tears In My Eyes Johnny Burnette
13 Please Don't Leave Me Johnny Burnette
14 Sweet Love On My Mind Johnny Burnette
15 I Love You So Johnny Burnette
16 Your Baby Blue Eyes Johnny Burnette
17 Blues Stay Away From Me Johnny Burnette
18 If You Want It Enough Johnny Burnette
19 Eager Beaver Baby Johnny Burnette
20 Touch Me Johnny Burnette
21 Butterfinger Johnny Burnette
22 Rock Billy Boogie Johnny Burnette
Burnette, Johnny - Johnny Burnette & More Kings Of Rockabilly (2-CD) CD 2
01 Cat Music Scott, Tommy
02 Good Rockin' Tonight Presley, Elvis
03 A Real Cool Cat Burns, Sonny
04 Rockin' With My Baby Yelvington, Malcolm
05 Rock 'n' Roll Ruby Smith, Warren
06 Rockin' Daddy Bond, Eddie
07 Guitar Rock 'n' Roll Maphis, Joe
08 Gandaddy's Rockin' Curtis, Mac
09 Hot Rock Carroll, Johnny
10 How About Me Pretty Baby? Johnson, Jimmy
11 Rock With Me Baby Riley, Billy Lee
12 We Wanna Boogie Burgess, Sonny
13 Blue Jean Bop Vincent, Gene
14 Gone Baby Gone Smith, Ray
15 What'cha Say Honey? Wray, Lucky
16 Rock It Jones, Thumper
17 Rockin' & Reelin' Foley, Red
18 Teenage Boogie Pierce, Webb
19 Everybody's Lovin' My Baby Feathers, Charlie
20 Sweet Rockin' Baby West, Sonee
21 Rockhouse Orbison, Roy
22 Pink Cadillac Masters, Sammy
Johnny Burnette The Train Kept A-Rollin' - Memphis to Hollywood : The Complete Recordings... more
"Johnny Burnette"

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

It's strange, the tricks that history plays. Johnny Burnette, now dead almost forty years, would never have guessed that his legendary status would not be rooted in the handful of hits he scored in the early Sixties, not even in the songs he crafted for Ricky Nelson, but for a handful of sessions he cut in 1956 and 1957. Those sessions resulted in no hits, yet generation after generation turns to them in search of rockabilly's primal yawp. The scorching vocals, stunning lead guitar, even the youthful infighting and jealousies heralded the dawn of a new era. When musicologists deconstruct rockabilly and when revivalists reconstruct it, they're usually trying to unravel the magic of Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' Roll Trio. This, though, is the complete arc of Johnny Burnette's career. So much happened in just nine years. The earliest recordings, dating from the last gasp of the hillbilly jamborees, gave way to the fury of the Rock 'n' Roll Trio, which in turn led to the Ricky Nelson era. Johnny tamed rockabilly's fire, but kept enough of the passion intact to make the songs he wrote for Ricky Nelson among the era's most listenable.

Then came his own hits, few in number but perfect encapsulations of the era. Finally, we encounter him in search of something new during the first rumblings of the British Invasion. Johnny Burnette's life was short. He not only lived through an amazing transition, but played a pivotal role in it. The Burnettes were well placed to be in the vanguard of the rock 'n' roll explosion. Johnny and his older brother Dorsey were two of the very few Memphis rockabillies actually from Memphis. Dorsey was born on December 28, 1932 and Johnny (or John Joseph to give him his full name) on March 28, 1934 (although when Johnny filled out his application for a Social Security card in 1951, he gave his birthdate as March 25, 1934…and when he became successful on Liberty, he gave his birthdate as 1938). Their parents were Willie May and Dorsey Burnett, Sr. (the 'e' was added later).

Dorsey was a distant relative of frontiersman Andy Burnette, who never achieved the legendary status of Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett, but was nevertheless the subject of a Disney TV movie in the 1950s. Dorsey, Sr. and Willie May were from Birmingham, Alabama. Both were stories in themselves. Willie was born on August 11, 1898, but her parents died before she was two years old, and she was fostered out to an aunt who married her off to a traveling evangelist named Sparks when she was thirteen. They had four children, but Johnny and Dorsey barely knew their half-siblings. Sparks took them to California, and they remained estranged from Willie. Apparently, Sparks died insane. When Willie was thirty years old, she met Dorsey Sr., then recuperating from a mining accident.

He had been trying to push a fellow worker from the path of an oncoming coal car and had lost part of one hand, leaving just his thumb and index finger, like a lobster claw. Willie nursed him back to health and they married. During the late years of the Depression, they hitchhiked across the country, and, at one point, were picked up by the gangster Pretty Boy Floyd. They spent several days with Floyd in a motel court in Oklahoma or Arkansas. When he left, he gave them fifty dollars, which they had to explain away to the police when they arrived. At some point, Dorsey and Willie moved to Memphis and started a little business selling sandwiches. When Johnny first remembered, they lived in the north end of Memphis. The house was small. "Dad built it hisself," said Johnny. "It looked like a matchbox. You could throw a cat through it." It's possible that the Burnettes actually lived outside the city limits because they don't figure into the city directories from the 1930s. Dorsey Sr. gave Johnny and Dorsey a pair of Gene Autry guitars in 1939. In an unerring foretaste of things to come, they broke the guitars over each others' heads. "Dad went out and bought us two more guitars," Dorsey said later.

"He said, 'Learn to play those guitars, you can be like those folks on the Grand Ole Opry.' We started playing parties, little dances, and weddings. We made little or no money, but we had a blast doing it." The Burnettes' hearts were in athletics. Johnny was a linebacker in his high school football team and a guard in their basketball team. "The football team was the lowest class football team in Memphis, but a determined one," Johnny said later. Johnny and Elvis' future bodyguard, Red West, engaged in several knock-down, drag-out conflicts on the football field. Dorsey and Johnny took up boxing on an amateur basis and Dorsey apparently reached the Golden Gloves championships.

In 1946-1947, though, Dorsey's career was derailed by a stint in the state training school. He and two others were apprehended and his accomplices went to jail, although Dorsey never told anyone what he'd done. He left school in 1949 and began working joe-jobs to help out the family. Johnny left Blessed Sacrament parochial school in 1948, and went to Catholic High.

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Tracklist
Burnette, Johnny - Johnny Burnette & More Kings Of Rockabilly (2-CD) CD 1
01 Tear It Up
02 You're Undecided
03 Midnight Train
04 Oh Baby Babe
05 Honey Hush
06 Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome T
07 The Train Kept A-Rollin'
08 All By Myself
09 Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
10 Chains Of Love
11 I Just Found Out
12 Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
13 Please Don't Leave Me
14 Sweet Love On My Mind
15 I Love You So
16 Your Baby Blue Eyes
17 Blues Stay Away From Me
18 If You Want It Enough
19 Eager Beaver Baby
20 Touch Me
21 Butterfinger
22 Rock Billy Boogie
Burnette, Johnny - Johnny Burnette & More Kings Of Rockabilly (2-CD) CD 2
01 Cat Music
02 Good Rockin' Tonight
03 A Real Cool Cat
04 Rockin' With My Baby
05 Rock 'n' Roll Ruby
06 Rockin' Daddy
07 Guitar Rock 'n' Roll
08 Gandaddy's Rockin'
09 Hot Rock
10 How About Me Pretty Baby?
11 Rock With Me Baby
12 We Wanna Boogie
13 Blue Jean Bop
14 Gone Baby Gone
15 What'cha Say Honey?
16 Rock It
17 Rockin' & Reelin'
18 Teenage Boogie
19 Everybody's Lovin' My Baby
20 Sweet Rockin' Baby
21 Rockhouse
22 Pink Cadillac