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Jimmy C. Newman The Original Cry, Cry, Darling (Early Recordi

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Jimmy C. Newman: The Original Cry, Cry, Darling (Early Recordi

(2009/JASMINE) 28 tracks (77:01) his complete ultra rare pre-Dot recordings 1949-53. Outstanding Hillbilly, Honky Tonk & Cajun material, recorded for Fais-Do-Do, Feature, Modern and Khourys. Including releases as by Jimmy Durbin & The Country Boys and Chuck Guillory & His Rhythm Boys.


Newman, Jimmy C. - The Original Cry, Cry, Darling (Early Recordi CD 1
1: Cry, Cry, Darling
2: You Didn't Have To Go
3: If You Tried As Hard To Love Me
4: What Will I Do (If I Can't Have You)
5: Let's Stay Together
6: I'll Have To Burn The Letters
7: Don't Say Goodbye
8: If You Lose You'll Understand
9: Again In Your Arms
10: Words Can't Explain
11: Drunkard's Waltz
12: Fais Do Do Two-Step
13: Tolan Waltz
14: Teiyut Two-Step
15: Chere Petite
16: Chuck's Waltz
17: H-Brown Shuffle
18: I Thank You
19: Wondering
20: Dreamland Island
21: The More I Give, The More You Take
22: Let Me Stay In Your Arms
23: (I Know That) I've Made A Big Mistake
24: I Don't Know What I'm Going To Do
25: Great Big Fais-Do-Do
26: Can It Be Right
27: If You Tried As Hard To Love Me
28: I'll Have To Burn The Letters


Artikeleigenschaften von Jimmy C. Newman: The Original Cry, Cry, Darling (Early Recordi

  • Interpret: Jimmy C. Newman

  • Albumtitel: The Original Cry, Cry, Darling (Early Recordi

  • Format CD
  • Genre Country

  • Title The Original Cry, Cry, Darling (Early Recordi
  • Label JASMINE

  • Price code JAS
  • SubGenre Country - General

  • EAN: 0604988048827

  • weight in Kg 0.100

Artist description "Newman, Jimmy C."

Jimmy C. Newman

We encountered Jimmy C. Newman when we tried to unravel the byzantine story surrounding his first hit, Cry, Cry Darling in 1953. In 1956, he went to see Buddy Killen at Tree Music in search of some new material. Killen handed him a record called A Fallen Star by Bobby Denton. These days, Denton is known as the 'Singing Senator' ... an Alabama state senator with a sideline in inspirational recordings and lectures. In 1957, he was a nineteen year-old kid from Cherokee, Alabama, who'd been recruited by James Joiner to sing Joiner's first attempt at songwriting. Joiner worked for his family's bus company when he and guitarist Kelso Herston founded Tune Records, the label that jumpstarted the Muscle Shoals recording scene. Joiner said that the inspiration for the song was a particularly bright falling star. "It just went on and on," he said later. "I thought it would never go by. When I saw it, it was like this song had been in my head, waiting to come out." He was driving a busload of Rogers High School basketball players back to Florence and had the song written by the time he arrived home. Denton recorded it while another record was being played on air at WLAY.

"As soon as he put that needle on the turntable, he'd point and we'd start," Joiner said. The session cost four dollars. Buddy Killen was from the same part of north Alabama and knew Joiner, but realized that the song had to be re-recorded, so he pitched it to Jimmy C, Newman and Ferlin Husky. When Newman went to Owen Bradley's studio to record it he decided that it was time to embrace the new sound. Dot Records had relocated to the West Coast and the session was A&R'd by engineer Aaron Shelton. They copied Denton's arrangement and came up with a single that could work on pop or country radio, but Randy Wood at Dot decided to hedge his bets by getting the Hilltoppers to cover Newman's cover for the pop market. But Newman's version eclipsed all others, including Bill Monroe on Decca, Ray Price on Columbia, and Nick Noble on Mercury. Lonzo & Oscar parodied it for Decca.

A Fallen Star gave Newman a very brief career as a teen idol. His diction was cleaned up and his cowboy suit was tossed aside in favour of a suit, but he remained rooted in the country circuit. He played a few teenage hops in Memphis, Nashville and Youngstown, Ohio and made television appearances in New York and on Town Hall Partybut otherwise it was business as usual. As for James Joiner, he joined Tom Stafford to form Spar Music, and in 1960, he sold out to Stafford (who partnered with Rick Hall and Billy Sherrill to form Florence Alabama Music Enterprises aka FAME). Joiner later wrote and published Jimmy C. Newman's Top 10 country hit Lovely Work Of Art in 1960, and published the truckers' anthem Six Days On The Road.

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