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4-CD box (LP-size) with 104-page hardcover book, 117 tracks. Playing time approx. 262 mns. His... more

Bob Luman: Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)

4-CD box (LP-size) with 104-page hardcover book, 117 tracks. Playing time approx. 262 mns.
  • His complete recordings (1955 - 1967) with rockabilly classics like Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache, Red Hot, Svengali, and many more, plus the Top 10 pop hit Let’s Think About Living.
  • 8 previously unissued performances, and many in stereo for the first time.
  • A 104-page-hardcover book with many rare and previously unpublished pictures.
  • Together with 'Bob Luman 1968 – 1977' all of his recordings are finally available….and don’t forget our DVD, ‘At Town Hall Party.’

From the moment he discovered Elvis in August 1955 and followed the King across the Texas Plains, Bob Luman's career as a rocker was set in stone. It was just a matter of time before he would follow in Presley's footsteps. Although Bob Luman has become an icon to rockabilly collectors today, his earliest recordings are scattered across dozens of obscure or out-of-print LPs and CDs, with sound quality often leaving much to be desired.

Finally, Bear Family has released the box set that Bob Luman's fans have eagerly awaited. This box gathers together all of Luman's earliest records, including his 1955 Texas recordings and his contribution to that cinematic classic, 'Carnival Rock.' Also included are Luman's Abbott, Imperial and Capitol recordings (1957/58) from Texas and Los Angeles and his entire output for Warner Bros. (and 1959 – 1962) Hickory Records (1963-1967). Many of these recordings appear in stereo for the very first time. Although Bob Luman's Hickory recordings show a strong country influence, Luman never left his rockin' roots for very long. As Texas legend Mac Curtis observed, "Bob Luman was a rocker right to the end."

These four CDs are accompanied by a lavishly illustrated book by music historian Hank Davis. It includes previously unpublished interviews with Luman's guitarist James Burton, songwriter John D. Loudermilk, and running buddies Bobby Bare and Mac Curtis. Taken together with Bear Family's 5 CD set of Luman's later work for Epic and Polydor (BCD 15898), Bob Luman's life and recording career have now been given the full Bear Family treatment. A companion piece to these box sets is a DVD of exciting 1958/59 Luman performances from Town Hall Party (BVD 20004), which feature James Burton, Joe Maphis and Merle Travis. The wait is over. The  ultimate Bob Luman experience is finally here for his legion of fans as well as for collectors of '50s rockabilly.

Article properties: Bob Luman: Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)

  • Interpret: Bob Luman

  • Album titlle: Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Deluxe Edition
  • Price code DL
  • Artikelart Box set

  • EAN: 4000127162595

  • weight in Kg 2.13
Luman, Bob - Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 1
01 Stranger Than Fiction Bob Luman
02 You're The Cause Of It All Bob Luman
03 That's Alright Bob Luman
04 Hello Baby Bob Luman
05 In The Deep Dark Jungle Bob Luman
06 Let Her Go Bob Luman
07 Let It Happen Bob Luman
08 No Use In Lying Bob Luman
09 That's Alright Bob Luman
10 Hello Baby Bob Luman
11 Shadow Rock Bob Luman
12 Jumping With The Shadows Bob Luman
13 The Creep Bob Luman
14 All Night Long Bob Luman
15 Amarillo Blues Bob Luman
16 Wild Eyed Woman Bob Luman
17 Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache Bob Luman
18 Blue Days, Black Nights Bob Luman
19 This Is The Night Bob Luman
20 The Creep Bob Luman
21 All Night Long Bob Luman
22 Whenever You're Ready Bob Luman
23 Your Love Bob Luman
24 Make Up Your Mind Baby Bob Luman
25 Make Up Your Mind (wild version) Bob Luman
26 Red Hot Bob Luman
27 Guitar Picker Bob Luman
28 Your Love Bob Luman
29 Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache Bob Luman
30 Your Love Bob Luman
31 Make Up Your Mind Baby Bob Luman
Luman, Bob - Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 2
01 Everybody's Talkin' Bob Luman
02 Chain Of Love Bob Luman
03 I Know My Baby Cares Bob Luman
04 Try Me Bob Luman
05 A Lover's Prayer Bob Luman
06 Precious Bob Luman
07 Svengali Bob Luman
08 My Baby Walks All Over Me Bob Luman
09 Class Of '59 Bob Luman
10 Loretta Bob Luman
11 Class '59 Bob Luman
12 You're Like A Stranger In My Arms Bob Luman
13 Boom Boom Boom Yippy Yi Ya Bob Luman
14 Boom Boom Boom Yippy Yi Ya (alt.) Bob Luman
15 My Baby Walks All Over Me Bob Luman
16 Dreamy Doll Bob Luman
17 Lonely Road Bob Luman
18 Buttercup Bob Luman
19 Love Creator Bob Luman
20 Let's Think About Living Bob Luman
21 You've Got Everything Bob Luman
22 Meet Mr. Mud Bob Luman
23 Throwin' Kisses Bob Luman
24 Oh Lonesome Me Bob Luman
25 Everytime The World Goes 'Round Bob Luman
26 Why, Why, Bye, Bye Bob Luman
27 You Win Again Bob Luman
28 Jealous Heart Bob Luman
Luman, Bob - Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 3
01 Bad Bad Day Bob Luman
02 I Love You So Much It Hurts Bob Luman
03 I Love You Because Bob Luman
04 The Great Snowman Bob Luman
05 The Pig Latin Song Bob Luman
06 You Turned Down The Lights Bob Luman
07 Boston Rocker Bob Luman
08 Old Friends Bob Luman
09 Private Eye Bob Luman
10 Louisiana Man Bob Luman
11 Rocks Of Reno Bob Luman
12 Big River Rose Bob Luman
13 Belonging To You Bob Luman
14 You're Everything Bob Luman
15 The Fool Bob Luman
16 Envy Bob Luman
17 Hey Joe Bob Luman
18 You're Welcome Bob Luman
19 I'm Gonna Write A Song About You Bob Luman
20 (Can't Get You) Off My Mind Bob Luman
21 Interstate Forty Bob Luman
22 Too Hot To Dance (& SUE THOMPSON) Bob Luman
23 I Like Your Kind Of Love (& SUE THOMPSON) Bob Luman
24 The File Bob Luman
25 Can't Take The Country From The Boy Bob Luman
26 (Empty Walls) A Lonely Room Bob Luman
27 Run On Home Baby Brother Bob Luman
28 Bigger Men Than I (Have Cried) Bob Luman
29 (I Get So) Sentimental Bob Luman
Luman, Bob - Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 4
01 Old George Dickel Bob Luman
02 Tears From Out Of Nowhere Bob Luman
03 Fire Engine Red Bob Luman
04 Go On Home Boy Bob Luman
05 Freedom Of Living Bob Luman
06 Freedom Of Living (overdub) Bob Luman
07 Love Worked A Miracle Bob Luman
08 Poor Boy Blues Bob Luman
09 Poor Boy Blues (instr. overdub) Bob Luman
10 Poor Boy Blues (alt. vocal) Bob Luman
11 Five Miles Away From Home (Soon I'll See...) Bob Luman
12 The Best Years Of My Wife Bob Luman
13 So Happy For You Bob Luman
14 Hardly Anymore Bob Luman
15 Yes Dear, There Is A Virginia Bob Luman
16 Come On And Sing Bob Luman
17 Come On And Sing (alt.) Bob Luman
18 Something Special Bob Luman
19 Love Stay Away From Me Bob Luman
20 It's A Sin Bob Luman
21 It's A Sin (alt.) Bob Luman
22 Almost Persuaded Bob Luman
23 Saving It For You Bob Luman
24 Night Without End Bob Luman
25 Running Scared Bob Luman
26 It's All Over (But The Shouting) Bob Luman
27 Still Loving You Bob Luman
28 If You Don't Love Me (Then Why Don't You...) Bob Luman
Bob Luman It's a classic American story. It almost sounds mythic, and it sure as hell would... more
"Bob Luman"

Bob Luman

It's a classic American story. It almost sounds mythic, and it sure as hell would make a great movie. And nobody could have played the part better than Bob Luman.

Here's this dirt-poor kid from east Texas, born in 1937 and growing up in the boring, strait-laced days of the early 1950s. He's sleep-walking his way through high school, trying to decide between his two loves: baseball and music. He's too wired to do well in school. It's hard to sit still, and concentrating on American history and practical math is out of the question. Sometimes his thoughts take him to the baseball diamond. He's hitting for power or making the kind of catches you see on highlight reels, robbing someone else of a hit. Sometimes he thinks about performing on stage with his guitar, fronting his own band and sounding like Lefty Frizzell or Webb Pierce or whoever happens to be on the charts.

But somewhere deep down, at a level he can't even describe, the music isn't quite what he's looking for. Something is missing. The performing is OK; he loves to be up on stage working the audience. It's the music itself that isn't quite satisfying. But where else can he take it? What options are there for a teenage white boy in Texas around 1954? If not country music, then what? Surely not the horrible pop music that some adults listen to. That's not the kind of singer he is. And he's not black, which rules out the kind of music he sometimes hears late at night on stations like WLAC in Nashville. But, boy, there's something really appealing about those blues and R&B sounds he's been hearing more and more.

And then it happens like in some sort of Hollywood movie script. It's very sudden and almost from that moment there's no turning back. What Bob Luman doesn't know is that he's not the only one it's happening to. But none of that matters right at the moment. The point is that Luman is almost immediately a changed man. Suddenly he knows what he wants to do. Baseball will slip into the background and become something to do in his spare time. Music, this new kind of music, will define who he is and what he does.

His story will be told and embellished many times over the years, by press agents, music journalists, and by Bob, himself. The official version goes like this: Bobby Glynn Luman was born on April 15, 1937 in Blackjack, a small community near the east Texas town of Nacogdoches. He went to high school in Kilgore and learned to play guitar from his father, who was also proficient on fiddle and harmonica. J. C. 'Coot' Luman was, in the words of Bob's wife Barbara, "a real John Wayne type." A tough uncompromising guy who nevertheless had a real soft spot for his son.

Bob was fronting a fairly traditional country band. In August, 1955, all of that changed. Elvis Presley, flush with the success of a few Sun Records, came through Texas. One story has it that Luman's girl saw or heard about the show first, reporting the events to Bob the next day. He wasn't sure what to make of her story, but he sensed that something was happening and he had to check it out. That evening they both went to see the strange looking young man with sideburns and swivelling hips. That was, to borrow a cliché, the first day of the rest of Bob Luman's life.

 

from booklet BCD16985 -- Bob Luman Bob Luman - Bob Rocks
Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/luman-bob-bob-luman-bob-rocks.html
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Tracklist
Luman, Bob - Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 1
01 Stranger Than Fiction
02 You're The Cause Of It All
03 That's Alright
04 Hello Baby
05 In The Deep Dark Jungle
06 Let Her Go
07 Let It Happen
08 No Use In Lying
09 That's Alright
10 Hello Baby
11 Shadow Rock
12 Jumping With The Shadows
13 The Creep
14 All Night Long
15 Amarillo Blues
16 Wild Eyed Woman
17 Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache
18 Blue Days, Black Nights
19 This Is The Night
20 The Creep
21 All Night Long
22 Whenever You're Ready
23 Your Love
24 Make Up Your Mind Baby
25 Make Up Your Mind (wild version)
26 Red Hot
27 Guitar Picker
28 Your Love
29 Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache
30 Your Love
31 Make Up Your Mind Baby
Luman, Bob - Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 2
01 Everybody's Talkin'
02 Chain Of Love
03 I Know My Baby Cares
04 Try Me
05 A Lover's Prayer
06 Precious
07 Svengali
08 My Baby Walks All Over Me
09 Class Of '59
10 Loretta
11 Class '59
12 You're Like A Stranger In My Arms
13 Boom Boom Boom Yippy Yi Ya
14 Boom Boom Boom Yippy Yi Ya (alt.)
15 My Baby Walks All Over Me
16 Dreamy Doll
17 Lonely Road
18 Buttercup
19 Love Creator
20 Let's Think About Living
21 You've Got Everything
22 Meet Mr. Mud
23 Throwin' Kisses
24 Oh Lonesome Me
25 Everytime The World Goes 'Round
26 Why, Why, Bye, Bye
27 You Win Again
28 Jealous Heart
Luman, Bob - Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 3
01 Bad Bad Day
02 I Love You So Much It Hurts
03 I Love You Because
04 The Great Snowman
05 The Pig Latin Song
06 You Turned Down The Lights
07 Boston Rocker
08 Old Friends
09 Private Eye
10 Louisiana Man
11 Rocks Of Reno
12 Big River Rose
13 Belonging To You
14 You're Everything
15 The Fool
16 Envy
17 Hey Joe
18 You're Welcome
19 I'm Gonna Write A Song About You
20 (Can't Get You) Off My Mind
21 Interstate Forty
22 Too Hot To Dance (& SUE THOMPSON)
23 I Like Your Kind Of Love (& SUE THOMPSON)
24 The File
25 Can't Take The Country From The Boy
26 (Empty Walls) A Lonely Room
27 Run On Home Baby Brother
28 Bigger Men Than I (Have Cried)
29 (I Get So) Sentimental
Luman, Bob - Let's Think About Living (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 4
01 Old George Dickel
02 Tears From Out Of Nowhere
03 Fire Engine Red
04 Go On Home Boy
05 Freedom Of Living
06 Freedom Of Living (overdub)
07 Love Worked A Miracle
08 Poor Boy Blues
09 Poor Boy Blues (instr. overdub)
10 Poor Boy Blues (alt. vocal)
11 Five Miles Away From Home (Soon I'll See...)
12 The Best Years Of My Wife
13 So Happy For You
14 Hardly Anymore
15 Yes Dear, There Is A Virginia
16 Come On And Sing
17 Come On And Sing (alt.)
18 Something Special
19 Love Stay Away From Me
20 It's A Sin
21 It's A Sin (alt.)
22 Almost Persuaded
23 Saving It For You
24 Night Without End
25 Running Scared
26 It's All Over (But The Shouting)
27 Still Loving You
28 If You Don't Love Me (Then Why Don't You...)