Who was/is Sanford Clark ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

SANFORD CLARK,

#born Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1935, moved to Phoenix, Arizona at nine or ten. Childhood pal, Al Casey, persuaded Clark to get on-stage at the Arizona Hayride and the crowd went for his Elvis impersonation. Casey, who played guitar with the Arizona Hayriders, brought along Lee Hazlewood, a 27-year old dee-jay from KTYL who was looking for someone to sing a song he'd written. Hazlewood liked Clark's style, and the three men pooled $215 to cut The Fool at a local studio owned by Floyd Ramsey.

1500 copies were pressed on MCI, a label owned by Ramsey and the other musicians on the record. Bill Randle, famed Cleveland dee-jay, liked his copy well enough to contact Randy Wood, and, with Dot behind it, The Fool reached the Top 10 in August 1956, the same month that Dot relocated from Tennessee to Hollywood. This anthology features the flipside, Lonesome For A Letter, Clark's finest rockabilly number on which all concerned looked towards Elvis's Sun sound for inspiration.

Unlike Elvis, Clark wasn't teen idol material. He'd spent three years in the Air Force and by February 1957 he was a husband and father. Worst of all, he lacked confidence. Clark had no more hits to speak of, but most of his records for Dot, Jamie, 3-Trey, Project, Warner Brothers, Ramco, LHI and Desert Sun were every bit as interesting. Clark's Dot and Jamie recordings can be found on Bear Family (BCD 15549). Lee Hazlewood also produced the records of Jimmy Spellman, Ray Sharpe and, of course, Duane Eddy.

By 1967, when he was playing Sonny to Nancy Sinatra's Cher, this son of an Oklahoma oil-driller had seen his independent productions sell 36 million records in ten years.

Sanford Clark Shades
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Sanford Clark - Rocks (CD)
Sanford Clark: Sanford Clark - Rocks (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17664

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1-CD (Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 73 min. In 1956 Sanford Clark landed one of the greatest hits in the fledgling history of rock 'n' roll with The Fool. Bear Family Records® dedicates a CD album...
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The Fool (CD)
Sanford Clark: The Fool (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15549

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1-CD with 36-page booklet, 34 tracks. Playing time approx. 78 mns. No discussion of really great records from the Fifties is complete without "The Fool". The original version is here, remastered from the original tape for incredible...
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Shades
Sanford Clark: Shades Art-Nr.: BCD15731

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 27 tracks. Playing time approx. 67 mns. "Shades" picks up Sanford Clark 's story. His deep soulful baritone is heard on 1960 recordings with Don Cole , 1967-8 sides with Waylon Jennings and others, and 1973 and...
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They Call Me Country - plus (CD)
Sanford Clark: They Call Me Country - plus (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCS716

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(Ramco) 20 tracks - The original LP album from 1967 plus bonus tracks which are partly not on the Bear Family Records releases (BCD15549 and BCD15731). The extra bonuses on this album are 'Blue Suede Shoes' and 'Heartbreak Hotel', two...
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It's Nothing To Me - The Fool (7inch, 45rpm)
Sanford Clark: It's Nothing To Me - The Fool (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45RAM37535

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(Ramco) Two of his best 1966 Ramco titles, now on one 45rpm vinyl single, with the classic Audio Recorders Modern Country sound. Housed in a beautiful Ramco company sleeve.
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Arizona's Finest (LP, 10inch)
Sanford Clark: Arizona's Finest (LP, 10inch) Art-Nr.: LPSR1046

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(Sleazy Records) 10 tracks This LP contains 10 tracks Sanford recorded during his time with Dot and Jamie and produced by Lee Hazlewood, including crowd-pleasers like LOU BE DOU or the dancefloor winner MODERN ROMANCE, but also more...
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Modern Romance - Love Charms (7inch, 45rpm)
Sanford Clark: Modern Romance - Love Charms (7inch, 45rpm) Art-Nr.: 45REP03066

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Classic piano and guitar Rockabilly Jiver with a great mid-tempo bopper on the flip side! Top stuff!
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They Call Me Country (LP, Blue Vinyl)
Various: They Call Me Country (LP, Blue Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPNUM1268

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(Numero Group) 12 tracks Propelled by his 1956 Lee Hazlewood-produced hit “The Fool,” Sanford Clark was already a rockabilly legend in his own right by the time he swapped his hair gel and switchblade for a pair of cowboy boots on They...
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Rockin' Rollin' Sanford Clark Vol.1 (LP)
Sanford Clark: Rockin' Rollin' Sanford Clark Vol.1 (LP) Art-Nr.: BFX15198

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(Bear Family Records) 18 tracks 1956 -1958 (5 unissued) Mastered by Bob Jones at CTS Studios, Wembley (with 'Boppin' Bob' written in deadwax).
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The Fool - Put Your Hand In The Hand (7inch, 45rpm)
Sanford Clark / OCEAN: The Fool - Put Your Hand In The Hand (7inch,... Art-Nr.: 45URC1093

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(Underground Records) 2 tracks Side A - The Fool, Sanford Clark Side B - Put Your Hand In The Hand, Ocean
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Rockin' Rollin' Vol.2 (LP)
Sanford Clark: Rockin' Rollin' Vol.2 (LP) Art-Nr.: BFX15199

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(Bear Family Records) 19 tracks Dot & Jamie Recordings 1956-1960 (3 unissued) - Mastered by Bob Jones at CTS Studios, Wembley.
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