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​(ACE Records) 30 Tracks -  Here we find the good folks of Ace continuing their... more

Johnny Tillotson: All His Early Hits And More! (CD)

​(ACE Records) 30 Tracks - 

Here we find the good folks of Ace continuing their survey of all that was great and groovy on black vinyl and transferring it to the small, shiny format. The vinyl album Poetry In Motion was a consistent seller since the day it was released, and this CD offers even better value as here we have 30 tracks (all but two of the A and B sides of the singles Tillotson recorded for Cadence before he left to do his national service). Every facet of Johnny's repertoire is represented, from country, through teen angst to soft rock. Give it a spin and hear why Tillotson stood head and shoulders above the glut of Bobbies and Frankies that threatened to drown the world in schmaltz in the early 60s.

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  • Interpret: Johnny Tillotson

  • Album titlle: All His Early Hits And More! (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 1990
  • Label Ace Records

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0029667194624

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Tillotson, Johnny - All His Early Hits And More! (CD) CD 1
01 Poetry In Motion
02 It Keeps Right On A Hurtin'
03 Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On
04 Without You
05 You Can Never Stop Me Loving You
06 Well I'm Your Man
07 Dreamy Eyes
08 True True Happiness
09 Love Is Blind
10 Why Do I Love You So
11 Never Let Me Go
12 Earth Angel
13 Princess Princess
14 Jimmy's Girl
15 His True Love Said Goodbye
16 Cutie Pie
17 She Gave Sweet Love To Me
18 What'll I Do
19 I Can't Help It
20 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
21 Out Of My Mind
22 Empty Feeling
23 Judy Judy Judy
24 Funny How Time Slips Away
25 A Very Good Year For Girls
26 Lonely Street
27 I Got A Feeling
28 Lonesome Town
29 I Fall To Pieces
30 Poetry In Motion
Johnny Tillotson At the time of writing, it is now over 52 years since Johnny Tillotson... more
"Johnny Tillotson"

Johnny Tillotson

At the time of writing, it is now over 52 years since Johnny Tillotson made his first professional recordings for Cadence in August 1958. In that time he has achieved what many fail to do in music industry. He has lasted! After a lifetime in the firmament of popular music, he remains an attraction in the U.S.A. and abroad where his appearances in cabaret and one nighters are still enjoyed by fans many of whom, have stood by him through five decades of music, films, television and concerts

Born in Jacksonville, Florida on April 20th 1939, Johnny was actually raised in Palatka by his grandparents but he travelled back to be with parents each summer. His mother was Doris and his father was Jack, a country music disc jockey.

It appears that performing was in his blood from an early age and indeed by the age of nine, he was featured on the local radio show, Young Folks Revue. Encouraged by his grandparents, he set about turning himself into becoming a professional singer. He sang at local functions and had played so much locally by the time he entered Palatka Senior High School, his reputation had preceded him and he was quite well established and known in the state of Florida.

He guested on the television show, The Toby Dowdy Show, where he became a regular with a three year contract and when the show itself ceased transmission, the opportunity opened up for Johnny to have his own show on WDGA-TV. Juggling a television show and studies at the University of Florida was not easy but Johnny pulled it off and he successfully graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Communications in 1959 despite the distractions of his passion for music.

At the same time that all this was going on, Johnny has started writing songs and when, in 1957, a local disc jockey sent six of his songs to the National Pet Milk Talent contest, Johnny found himself in Nashville performing on WSM Radio.

In Nashville he was heard by Lee Rosenberg, a Nashville music publisher who was so impressed by what she heard that she took a tape of Johnny singing to Archie Bleyer at Cadence Records, already scoring highly in the pop charts with hit titles by The Chordettes, The Everly Brothers and Andy Williams as well as achieving a #17 hit in his own right with The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane as 1954 turned into 1955.

The hits started immediately with Dreamy Eyes charting in November 1958 and peaking at #63 (reissued in 1961, it moved 28 positions higher to #35). Twenty-six chart entries followed in the U.S. with his biggest being Poetry In Motion which advanced to #2 in the States in late 1960 but was eclipsed by its success in the U.K. where it spent three weeks in the #1 position at the early part of 1961.

 

Undoubtedly Johnny's greatest success a songwriter was with It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' which was a #3 pop and #4 country hit for him in 1962. Many covers and revivals followed with perhaps Elvis Presley's rendering on his 'From Elvis In Memphis' album in 1969 being the most prestigious.

During his association with Cadence Records (1958-1963), Johnny recorded 41 different titles in his own right. He recorded three songs on more than one occasion and he added his vocal to a session by French singer, Genevieve, on one song.

When the Cadence tapes were analysed, it was found that all but one performance existed in outtake form; the only track to survive purely as a master was Love Is Blind (Cadence 1365).

There was one song, Please Help Me I'm Falling that had never been released before and like something akin to the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, we found a session recorded in New York with King Curtis on sax playing on an earlier attempt at Poetry In Motion.

Within the master tapes boxes, the master take, as originally issued, tends to be missing from the spools.

Johnny Tillotson The Outtakes
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