Article successfully added.

Conway Twitty The Rock & Roll Story (CD)

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!
Please inform me as soon as the product is available again.

  • CD283
  • 0.107
CD on GLOBE RECORDS by Conway Twitty - The Rock & Roll Story (CD) more

Conway Twitty: The Rock & Roll Story (CD)

CD on GLOBE RECORDS by Conway Twitty - The Rock & Roll Story (CD)

Article properties: Conway Twitty: The Rock & Roll Story (CD)

  • Interpret: Conway Twitty

  • Album titlle: The Rock & Roll Story (CD)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 1995
  • Label GLOBE

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5820595482839

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Twitty, Conway - The Rock & Roll Story (CD) CD 1
01 It's Only Make Believe
02 Reelin' And Rockin'
03 Handy Man
04 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
05 Splish Splash
06 Blue Suede Shoes
07 Shake, Rattle And Roll
08 Diana
09 Jailhouse Rock
10 Treat Me Nice
11 Great Balls Of Fire
12 The Girl Can't Help It
13 I'd Still Play The Fool
14 Above And Beyond
15 Man Alone
16 A Tree In The Meadow
17 Platinum High School
18 My Heart Cries
19 I Can Hear My Heart Break
20 Foggy River
21 That's Where My Lovin' Goes
22 Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
23 A Fallen Star
24 Long Black Train
25 Man Alone #2
26 A Little Piece Of My Heart
27 There Is Something On Your Mind
28 Unchained Melody
29 I Hope, I Think, I Wish
30 She Ain't No Angel
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...

Review 0
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Customer evaluation for "The Rock & Roll Story (CD)"
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.
Please enter the digits and letters in the following text field.

The fields marked with * are required.

Weitere Artikel von Conway Twitty
The Ballads of Conway Twitty Conway Twitty: The Ballads of Conway Twitty Art-Nr.: BCD15982

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$19.04 * $16.79 *
The Rock'n'Roll Years (8-CD) Conway Twitty: The Rock'n'Roll Years (8-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD16112

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$157.21 * $145.98 *
Conway Twitty - Conway Rocks Conway Twitty: Conway Twitty - Conway Rocks Art-Nr.: BCD16670

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$19.04 * $16.79 *
Shake It Up Baby (LP) Conway Twitty: Shake It Up Baby (LP) Art-Nr.: LPBDL1044

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.18 *
Icon Series Conway Twitty: Icon Series Art-Nr.: CD1552602

Item must be ordered

$11.18 *
Richard Younger: Get A Shot Of...The Story Arthur Alexander: Richard Younger: Get A Shot Of...The Story Art-Nr.: 0001018

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$28.08
Michael Streissgut:Pioneer Of Nashville Sound Eddy Arnold: Michael Streissgut:Pioneer Of Nashville Sound Art-Nr.: 0001029

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$21.29
Abbi Hübner: Sein Leben Seine Musik Seine Sc Louis Armstrong: Abbi Hübner: Sein Leben Seine Musik Seine Sc Art-Nr.: 0001030

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$27.86
Marc Boettcher: Legende einer Sängerin Alexandra: Marc Boettcher: Legende einer Sängerin Art-Nr.: 0001032

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$33.64
As I Write A Letter The Beatles: As I Write A Letter Art-Nr.: 0002018

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$16.85
Nothing Is Beatle Proof The Beatles: Nothing Is Beatle Proof Art-Nr.: 0002023

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$50.55
D.Morton: A Black Star In Early Country Music BAILEY, Deford: D.Morton: A Black Star In Early Country Music Art-Nr.: 0002033

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$33.64
The Biography - by John Collis (PB) Chuck Berry: The Biography - by John Collis (PB) Art-Nr.: BOOK02002

This article is deleted and can no longer be ordered!

$56.11
The Wild Sound Of New Orleans Allen Toussaint: The Wild Sound Of New Orleans Art-Nr.: BCD15641

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$12.54 $17.92
Viewed