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Conway Twitty: The Rock & Roll Story (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)

BEAR FAMILY Vinyl Club Exclusive - limited collector's edition, direct from BEAR FAMILY’S ONLINE SHOP only -
1-LP 10inch (limited to 500 copies – light blue vinyl), 12 tracks.

  • 1:1 reproduction of an extremely rare Japanese pressing, a limited collector's edition!
  • This 10inch LP was originally released in 1962 on the Japanese MGM/Columbia label, catalog number ZL-5072.
  • Very rare 10' album from the collection of Marcel Meersmann.
  • Original MGM recordings from 1958 to 1960 - a potpourri of rock & roll classics.
  • A total of four bonus tracks that were not on the original album: 'Platinum High School', 'I Vibrate (From My Head To My Feet)', 'It's Only Make Believe' and 'Long Black Train'.
  • Carefully remastered for the highest sound quality and pressed on high quality vinyl.
  • Limited to 500 colored copies!

From 1959 to 1964, Conway Twitty was under contract with MGM. During this time, he released a variety of rock 'n' roll and R&B cover versions and his own rock numbers. 'It's Only Make Believe' made it to the top of the pop charts and became his biggest hit,.
Various regular LP versions of the album 'The Rock & Roll Story' were released on several continents. This is a reissue of a rare 10" LP, which was only released in this form in Japan at the time.

Kindly Marcel Meersmann gave us his precious original for the purpose of reproducing the original cover. In accordance with today's technological possibilities, we have added four bonus tracks to the eight titles selected at that time, carefully mastered the recordings for this limited vinyl edition and had the new version pressed on colored vinyl. 

Please, note: strictly limited to 500 copies, worldwide! And by the way: from the mid-60s, now under contract with Decca in the USA, Conway Twitty became a successful star of country music. He was elected to both the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.  

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  • Interpret: Conway Twitty

  • Album titlle: The Rock & Roll Story (LP, 10inch, Ltd.)

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Vinyl record size LP (10 inch)
  • Artikelart LP (10 inch)

  • EAN: 5397102110306

  • weight in Kg 0.3
Twitty, Conway - The Rock & Roll Story (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) LP (10 inch) 1
01Shake, Rattle And RollConway Twitty
02DianaConway Twitty
03Jailhouse RockConway Twitty
04Treat Me NiceConway Twitty
05Platinum High SchoolConway Twitty
06I Vibrate (From My Head To My Fet)Conway Twitty
07Great Balls Of FireConway Twitty
08Handy ManConway Twitty
09Blue Suede ShoesConway Twitty
10It's Only Make BelieveConway Twitty
11Long Black TrainConway Twitty
12Heartbreak HotelConway 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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18 Feb 2021

love the LP and cannot wait for this excellent 10" WITH those fabulous bonus tracks. A really good source for every honest DJ!

love the LP and cannot wait for this excellent 10" WITH those fabulous bonus tracks. A really good source for every honest DJ!

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Tracklist
Twitty, Conway - The Rock & Roll Story (LP, 10inch, Ltd.) LP (10 inch) 1
01 Shake, Rattle And Roll
02 Diana
03 Jailhouse Rock
04 Treat Me Nice
05 Platinum High School
06 I Vibrate (From My Head To My Fet)
07 Great Balls Of Fire
08 Handy Man
09 Blue Suede Shoes
10 It's Only Make Believe
11 Long Black Train
12 Heartbreak Hotel