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Tommy Collins Leonard (5-CD)

Leonard (5-CD)
 
 
 
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Tommy Collins: Leonard (5-CD)

5-CD box (LP-size) with 35-page book, 144 tracks. Playing time approx. 720 mns.

Buck Owens has got his due, Merle Haggard too, so surely it must be time for Tommy Collins to get some recognition. Tommy Collins was the Godfather of the Bakersfield Sound, and this set is the result of a personal quest on the part of Bear Family to make his classic recordings available again. Anyone with a taste for Buck 'n' Merle can buy this with absolute confidence. In fact, we hear Buck as session picker on four years of Tommy's recordings, and he later cut a tribute album to Tommy Collins. In 1981, Merle cut 'Leonard' in tribute. They knew how great Tommy Collins was and how important his records were, even though they've been out-of-print for years. Now we've documented his Morgan, Capitol and Columbia sides to set the record straight. The 144 titles include High On A Hilltop, You Better Not Do That, I Guess I'm Crazy, No Love Have I, All The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo, A Hundred Years From Now, I Got Mine, and 'If You Can't Bite Don't Growl'.

5-CD box (LP-size) with 35-page book, 144 tracks. Playing time approx. 720 mns


 

Songs

Collins, Tommy - Leonard (5-CD) Box set 1
1: Too Beautiful To Cry
2: Smooth Sailin'
3: Fool's Gold
4: You Gotta Have A License
5: Let Me Love You
6: There'll Be No Other
7: I Love You More And More Each Day
8: Boob-I-Lak
9: You Better Not Do That
10: I Always Get A Souvenir
11: High On A Hilltop
12: Untied
13: Whatcha Gonna Do Now
14: Love-A-Me, S'il Vous Plait
15: You're For Me
16: I'll Be Gone
17: Wait A Little Longer
18: Let Down (& WANDA COLLINS)
19: It Tickles (& WANDA COLLINS)
20: It's Nobody's Fault But Yours
21: I Guess I'm Crazy
22: You Oughta See Pickles Now
23: Those Old Love Letters From You
24: I Wish I Had Died In My Cradle
25: I'll Never, Never Let You Go
26: I'll Always Speak Well Of You
Collins, Tommy - Leonard (5-CD) Box set 2
1: No Love Have I
2: All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo
3: That's The Way Love Is
4: Smooth Sailin'
5: How Do I Say Goodbye
6: A Man We All Ought To Know
7: Are You Ready To Go
8: Think It Over Boys
9: I Think Of You Yet
10: Upon This Rock (& WANDA COLLINS)
11: The Feet Of The Traveller (& WANDA COLLINS)
12: Don't You Love Me Anymore
13: Retirement In Heaven (& WANDA COLLINS)
14: All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo
15: What Have You Done (& WANDA COLLINS)
16: A Love Is Born
17: I'm Nobody's Fool But Yours
18: O Mary Don't You Weep (& WANDA COLLINS)
19: Did You Let Your Light Shine(& WANDA COLLINS)
20: In The Shadow Of The Cross
21: When I Survey The Wondrous Cross (& COLLINS)
22: Who At My Door Is Standing
23: My Saviour's Love
24: Where Could I Go But To The Lord
25: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
26: Each Step Of The Way
27: Softly And Tenderly
28: That's Why I Love Him
29: Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross
Collins, Tommy - Leonard (5-CD) Box set 3
1: The Old Rugged Cross
2: Heart's Don't Break
3: You Belong In My Arms
4: A Hundred Years From Now
5: Little June
6: My Last Chance With You
7: Sidewalks Of New York
8: The Last Letter
9: Oklahoma Hills
10: The Great Speckled Bird
11: Broken Engagement
12: Wreck Of The Old 97
13: I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
14: Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
15: It Makes No Difference Now
16: Let's Live A Little
17: I'll Keep On Loving You
18: I Overlooked An Orchid
19: I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do
20: Juicy Fruit
21: Black Cat (mono with overdubs)
22: We Kissed Again With Tears
23: Keep Dreaming
24: Don't Let Me Stand In His Footsteps
25: Summer's Almost Gone
26: Take Me Back Tom The Good Old Days
27: Oh What A Dream
28: Let Her Go
29: When Did Right Become Wrong
Collins, Tommy - Leonard (5-CD) Box set 4
1: I Got Mine
2: You'd Better Be Nice
3: I Can Do That (& WANDA COLLINS)
4: I Got Mine (live)
5: Shindig In The Barn
6: A Million Miles
7: Goody Goody Gumdrop (Klippa Kloppa)
8: The Clock On The Wall
9: The Bee That Gets The Honey
10: It's A Big Jump
11: It's A Pretty Good Ol' World After All
12: Don't Let Me Stand In His Footsteps
13: All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo
14: Black Cat (stereo re-mix)
15: Take Me Back Tom The Good Old Days
16: Oh What A Dream
17: Klippa Kloppa (Goody Goody Gumdrop)
18: If You Can't Bite, Don't Growl
19: A Man Gotta Do What A Man Gotta Do
20: Man Machine
21: The Girl On Sugar Pie Lane
22: Poor, Broke, Mixed Up Mess Of A Heart
23: Be Serious Ann
24: The Fool's Castle
25: A Little Time For A Little Love
26: I'm Not Gettin' Anywhere With You
27: The Two Sides Of Life
28: You're Everything To Me
29: A Million Miles
Collins, Tommy - Leonard (5-CD) Box set 5
1: Shindig In The Barn
2: There's No Girl In My Life Anymore
3: Skinny
4: I'm Not Looking For An Angel
5: Don't Wipe The Tears That You Cry
6: Birmingham
7: Put Me In Irons, Lock Me Up ...
8: You Better Not Do That
9: Sam Hill
10: I Got Mine
11: It's Too Much Like Lonesome
12: Watcha Gonna Do Now
13: No Love Have I
14: Wine Take Me Away
15: High On A Hilltop
16: When Did Right Become Wrong
17: General Delivery U.S.A.
18: Roll Truck, Roll
19: If That's The Fashion
20: Piedras Negras
21: Laura (What's He Got That I Ain't Got)
22: Branded Man
23: Cincinnati, Ohio
24: Break My Mind
25: I Made A Prison Band
26: The Best Thing I've Done In My Life
27: Woman You Have Been Told
28: Sunny Side Of Life
29: He's Gonna Have To Catch Me First

 

Artikeleigenschaften von Tommy Collins: Leonard (5-CD)

  • Interpret: Tommy Collins

  • Albumtitel: Leonard (5-CD)

  • Format Box set
  • Genre Country

  • Music Genre Country Music
  • Music Style Classic Country Artists
  • Music Sub-Genre 002 Classic Country Artists
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Title Leonard 5-CD-Box & 36-Page Book
  • Label BEAR FAMILY RECORDS

  • Price code EI
  • SubGenre Country - General

  • EAN: 4000127155771

  • weight in Kg 1.500
 
 

Artist description "Collins, Tommy"

Tommy Collins

TOMMY COLLINS OBITUARY

 

The recent death of Tommy Collins (March 14, 2000) was hardly unexpected because he had been ill with emphysema for a long time, but was sad nonetheless. Not long ago, in September 1999, he was admitted to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

 

Along with his contemporary Wynn Stewart, Tommy Collins was one of the first country musicians to establish the Bakersfield Sound. Legions of West Coast country performers built on the sound that Collins established in the early '50s. Although his hits were relatively few in number, his influence loomed large.

 

Collins (Leonard Raymond Sipes) was born just outside of Oklahoma City, spending his entire childhood in Oklahoma. As a child, he began to sing and write songs, eventually appearing on local radio shows. During his time at the College, he continued to perform and made a handful of singles for the Morgan label. In the early '50s, he was in the army for a brief time, before he moved to Bakersfield, California.

 

Collins became friends with Ferlin Husky. Husky convinced his record company, Capitol, to offer Tommy a record contract. At the time of signing, in June 1953, he adopted his stage-name of Tommy Collins.

 

Following one unsuccessful single, Collins' released the jaunty You Better Not Do That, which became a huge hit in early 1954. Since the song was a success, Collins continued to pursue a light-hearted, near-novelty direction. Between the fall of 1954 and the spring of 1955, he had three Top 10 hits -- Whatcha Gonna Do Now, Untied, It Tickles -- and in the fall of 1955 I Guess I'm Crazy and You Oughta See Pickles Now both reached the Top 15. In addition, Faron Young had a huge hit with Tommy's If You Ain't Lovin', which was one of many songs that Collins wrote but didn't record.

 

Tommy Collins seemed to be on the fast track to major success, but it stopped just as soon as it began. He had a religious conversion in early 1956. For the following six years not much was heard from him in the field of music.

 

In early 1963, Collins left the church and headed back to Bakersfield. Capitol agreed to re-sign him and in 1964, he returned to the charts with I Can Do That, a duet with his wife Wanda Lucille Shahan. Collins switched labels and signed with Columbia in 1965; the following year, he had a Top 10 hit with I Can't Bite, Don't Growl. For the next few years, he had a string of hit singles.

 

By the early '70s, Collins' professional and personal lives were on the verge of collapse, due to his increasing dependency on drugs and alcohol. In 1971, Wanda filed for a divorce, sending Tommy into a deep depression.

 

Collins began to recover by continuing to write songs, many of which were recorded by Merle Haggard, including the '70s hits Carolyn and The Roots Of My Raising. In 1981, Merle Haggard had a hit single with Leonard, his tribute to Collins. After the release of Leonard, the spotlight again turned to Collins, who was now sober. Tommy resumed professional songwriting and his most notable success was Mel Tillis' Top 10 1984 hit, New Patches.

 

Throughout the '80s, Collins kept a low profile, though his songs continued to be recorded. George Strait took his new version of If You Ain't Lovin' to number one on the country charts. Collins continued to write songs throughout the mid-'90s.

 

In 1992, Bear Family released a highly-praised 5-CD set, LEONARD (BCD 15577 EI), which included his complete Morgan, Capitol and Columbia recordings.

 

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