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Conway Twitty: Conway Twitty - Conway Rocks

1-CD DigiPac (6-plated) with 36-page booklet, 30 tracks, playing time 68:38 minutes.

Conway Twitty was one of the most successful country stars of all time. No one ever scored more No.1 country hits. But before he was a country star, he was a rock'n' roller … and one of the best. There have been other collections that tried to capture Conway Twitty 's early years, but this one is definitive. 


It covers the eight years from his pre-Sun recording of Rock House to the ultra-rare ABC recordings of Such A Night and My Baby Left Me, cut just weeks before Conway Twitty went country. In between are the classic MGM hits and rockabilly high-spots, including Lonely Blue Boy (originally recorded by Elvis as Danny), Long Black Train, Hey Miss Ruby, Is A Blue Bird Blue (the earliest hit for the great Dan Penn), and of course It’s Only Make Believe.

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  • Interpret: Conway Twitty

  • Album titlle: Conway Twitty - Conway Rocks

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Price code AR
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4000127166708

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Twitty, Conway - Conway Twitty - Conway Rocks CD 1
01 It's Only Make Believe
02 I Vibrate (From My Head To My Feet)
03 Rock House
04 Give Me Some Love
05 Shake It Up
06 Double Talk Baby
07 Don't You Know
08 Mona Lisa
09 Teasin'
10 Make Me Know You're Mine
11 Hey Little Lucy (Don'tcha Put No Lipstick On)
12 Danny Boy
13 Hey Miss Ruby
14 Restless
15 She's Mine
16 Foggy River
17 Pretty Eyed Baby
18 Rebound
19 Lonely Blue Boy
20 The Hurt In My Heart
21 Tell Me One More Time
22 Long Black Train
23 It's Driving Me Wild
24 Blue Suede Shoes
25 Platinum High School
26 Can't We Go Steady
27 Such A Night
28 My Baby Left Me
29 My Babe
30 Is A Blue Bird Blue
Conway Twitty During Conway Twitty’s last years, he had good reason to reflect that... more
"Conway Twitty"

Conway Twitty

During Conway Twitty’s last years, he had good reason to reflect that country music was starting to take on much of the character of rock ‘n’ roll as he remembered it. New faces, impossibly young and good-looking, coming and going so quickly. It was so like rock ‘n’ roll in the Fifties. Twitty probably knew that--in all likelihood--there would never be another career like his. His story spanned almost thirty years in the country charts, and another five years in the pop charts before that. All told, there were five decades in which a Conway Twitty record was somewhere in the charts. It was an epic career with all the ingredients of the movie that will probably be made.

Conway Twitty’s greatest gift was his intuitive understanding of his audience. When rock ‘n’ roll changed in the mid-1960s, he realized that neither he nor his fans were listening to it any more, so he switched to country music. Country spoke to him and his audience in a way that rock didn’t. As a country singer, he wrote songs and searched out songs that addressed everyday highs and lows. He followed a generation as it made its often awkward way into and through adulthood. Whether rockin’ on Bandstand or croonin’ in Branson, Conway Twitty always knew what his audience wanted. He didn’t need market surveys, media consultants, or spin doctors. He just knew.


BIG RIVER

Conway Twitty was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Mississippi, on September 1, 1933, the oldest son of Floyd and Velma Jenkins. Velma named Harold for the bespectacled slapstick comedy star of the silent movies. Friars Point is a small town on the Mississippi, 75 miles south of Memphis. Five hundred people lived there then. In later years, Twitty liked to draw a parallel between himself and Huckleberry Finn, but the fact remains that Twitty was a child of the Depression. Floyd worked when and where he could, and was often away from home at WPA camps. He was part of the crew that built the dam at Sardis, Mississippi, and when Velma went there to live with him, she left young Harold with her mother. Grandma McGinnis worked at Pa Fuller’s boarding house, and it was Pa Fuller who gave Twitty his first guitar. When Twitty was eight, Floyd and Velma came back to Friars Point, and Floyd got a job on one of the ferry boats that crossed the river. Two years later, in 1943, the family moved over to the Arkansas side and settled in Helena.

Music was everywhere in that part of the Delta; it came from the Grand Ole Opry, local radio, tent shows, socials, church, street musicians, and almost every front porch. It was part of the fabric of life. “The only music we ever heard was country music,” Twitty said later. “We’d all get together on Saturday night at my grandma’s house and listen to the Grand Ole Opry. I didn’t know there was another station.” When Twitty began to pick and sing, the Opry stars were his early idols. Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb, Red Foley, Robert Lunn 'The Talking Blues Boy,' Eddy Arnold...they all left their mark. In 1976, he recorded a tribute to the Opry, The Grandest Lady Of Them All, although sentimentality never led him to seek membership because that would have meant giving up the most lucrative night of the week in exchange for the Opry’s pittance...

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Tracklist
Twitty, Conway - Conway Twitty - Conway Rocks CD 1
01 It's Only Make Believe
02 I Vibrate (From My Head To My Feet)
03 Rock House
04 Give Me Some Love
05 Shake It Up
06 Double Talk Baby
07 Don't You Know
08 Mona Lisa
09 Teasin'
10 Make Me Know You're Mine
11 Hey Little Lucy (Don'tcha Put No Lipstick On)
12 Danny Boy
13 Hey Miss Ruby
14 Restless
15 She's Mine
16 Foggy River
17 Pretty Eyed Baby
18 Rebound
19 Lonely Blue Boy
20 The Hurt In My Heart
21 Tell Me One More Time
22 Long Black Train
23 It's Driving Me Wild
24 Blue Suede Shoes
25 Platinum High School
26 Can't We Go Steady
27 Such A Night
28 My Baby Left Me
29 My Babe
30 Is A Blue Bird Blue