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(2015/Classic Country) NTSC, Code 0, color and b&w, 77 Mins. Conway Twitty became the reigning... more

Conway Twitty: Conway Twitty TV Clips 1958-1982

(2015/Classic Country) NTSC, Code 0, color and b&w, 77 Mins.

Conway Twitty became the reigning country superstar of the '70s and '80s, racking up a record 40 number one hits over the course of two decades. With his deep, resonant down-home voice, Twitty was one of the smoothest balladeers to work in Nashville during the country-pop era, but he was also one of the most adventurous. More than any other singer, he was responsible for selling country as an 'adult' music, slipping sexually suggestive lyrics into his lush productions, yet never singing misogynist lyrics -- by and large, his songs were sensitive and sensual, which is part of the reason why he achieved such a large success. This DVD contains footage from this time period. There are a few interviews included as well. Enjoy.
 
Chapter #1
It’s only Make Believe – Black and white footage for 1950’s
From “The Many Sounds of Jerry Lee Lewis
Conway Twitty – “Johnny B. Good”
Conway Twitty – “To See an Angel Cry” 


Chapter #2
From Pop Goes the Country Show #120 – November 7, 1974
Conway Twitty - ''Rollin' in my Sweet Baby's Arms'
Conway Twitty - ''I See the Want-To In Your Eyes'
Conway Twitty - ''You've Never Been This Far Before'
Jim Ed Bown, Conway Twitty, Cates Sisters - ''Stay All Night' 


Chapter #3
From Pop Goes the Country Show # 217 – August 12, 1975
Conway Twitty - 'The Race Is On'
Conway Twitty - 'Touch the Hand,''This Time I've Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me' 


Chapter #4
From Pop Goes the Country Show # 325 – November 22, 1976
Conway Twitty – “Mabeline”
Conway Twitty – “I Can’t Believe She Gives It All To Me”
Conway Twitty – “The Games That Daddies Play' 


Chapter #5
From Pop Goes the Country Show # 604 – February 21, 1979
Conway Twitty – “Boogie Grass Band”
Conway Twitty – “Don’t Take It Away”
Conway Twitty – “Mona Lisa/Danny Boy/It’s Only Make Believe” (medley)' 


Chapter #6 - 1982
Hello Darling”
“Slow Hand”
 “I’d Love to Lay You Down”
 “Why Me Lord”
 “It’s Only Make Believe” Reprise

Article properties: Conway Twitty: Conway Twitty TV Clips 1958-1982

  • Interpret: Conway Twitty

  • Album titlle: Conway Twitty TV Clips 1958-1982

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2015
  • Label CLASSIC COUNTRY DVD

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  • Artikelart DVD

  • EAN: 4000127792785

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Twitty, Conway - Conway Twitty TV Clips 1958-1982 DVD 1
01 The Many Sounds Of Jerry Lee Lewis Conway Twitty
02 Johnny B. Good Conway Twitty
03 To See An Angel Cry Conway Twitty
04 Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arm Conway Twitty
05 I See The Want-To In Your Eyes Conway Twitty
06 You've Never Been This Far Before Conway Twitty
07 The Race Is On Conway Twitty
08 Touch The Hand, This Time I've Hurt Her More Than She Loves Me Conway Twitty
09 Mabeline Conway Twitty
10 I Can' t Believe She Gives It All To Me Conway Twitty
11 The Games That Daddies Play Conway Twitty
12 Boogie Grass Band Conway Twitty
13 Don't Take It Away Conway Twitty
14 Mona Lisa, Dany Boy, It's Only Make Believe (Medley) Conway Twitty
15 Hello Darling Conway Twitty
16 Slow Hand Conway Twitty
17 I'd Love To Lay You Down Conway Twitty
18 Why Me Lord Conway Twitty
19 It's Only Make Believe Conway Twitty
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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