Article successfully added.

Conway Twitty The Rock & Roll Collection (CD)

Listen up:
 
0:00
0:00
$20.16 *

* incl. VAT / plus shipping costs

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

  • CD554150
  • 0.1
(Spectrum) 21 tracks 1956-62 more

Conway Twitty: The Rock & Roll Collection (CD)

(Spectrum) 21 tracks 1956-62

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

  • Interpret: Conway Twitty

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

  • Label SPECTRUM

  • Genre Rock'n'Roll

  • Year of publication 1998
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0731455415025

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Twitty, Conway - The Rock & Roll Collection (CD) CD 1
01 Jailhouse Rock
02 Mona Lisa
03 Blue Suede Shoes
04 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
05 Hound Dog
06 Splish Splash
07 Handy Man
08 Heartbreak Hotel
09 Reelin' And Rockin'
10 Great Balls Of Fire
11 Let The Good Times Roll
12 Shake Rattle & Roll
13 I Vibrate (From My Head To My Foot)
14 I Got A Woman
15 Hallelujah I Love Her So
16 Treat Me Nice
17 Big Boss Man
18 Blueberry Hill
19 Got My Mojo Working
20 The Girl Can't Help It
21 Maybe Baby
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 Collection (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 *
The Autobiography (PB) Chuck Berry: The Autobiography (PB) Art-Nr.: BOOK02001

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

$44.88 $56.11
Johnny Cash & Patrick Carr: Autobiographie PB Johnny Cash: Johnny Cash & Patrick Carr: Autobiographie PB Art-Nr.: 0003090

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

$5.56 $16.79
Keith Hunt: Shakin' All Over The Birth Of British R&B - Life And Times Of Johnny Kidd Johnny Kidd: Keith Hunt: Shakin' All Over The Birth Of... Art-Nr.: 0011007

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

$67.34 $89.81
The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop Sensation (PB) by Andrew Sandoval The Monkees: The Day-By-Day Story of the 60s TV Pop... Art-Nr.: 0013038

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

$78.58
Meyer, Russ - Big Bosoms & Square Jaws - The Biography Of Russ Meyer by Jimmy McDonough Russ Meyer: Meyer, Russ - Big Bosoms & Square Jaws - The... Art-Nr.: 0013040

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

$25.78
The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley by David Adler Elvis Presley: The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley by David... Art-Nr.: 0016133

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

$22.41 $33.64
Encore Performance III - Back To Chicago 1977 Elvis Presley: Encore Performance III - Back To Chicago 1977 Art-Nr.: 0016234

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

$44.88 $56.11
Elvis Shot By Ed Bonja (Book+CD) Elvis Presley: Elvis Shot By Ed Bonja (Book+CD) Art-Nr.: 0016248

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

$56.11
Destination Moon - 50 Years-First Man On The Moon (CD) Various - History: Destination Moon - 50 Years-First Man On The... Art-Nr.: BCD17527

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

$11.18
Rocks At The Castaway (2-CD) Conway Twitty: Rocks At The Castaway (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17413

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

$24.66 $28.03
Rockin' Country - The MGM Years (CD) Conway Twitty: Rockin' Country - The MGM Years (CD) Art-Nr.: CD519958

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

$19.04
Best Of Vol.1 - Rockin' Years (CD) Conway Twitty: Best Of Vol.1 - Rockin' Years (CD) Art-Nr.: CD511464

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

$22.41
Rock & Roll With Conway Twitty (CD) Conway Twitty: Rock & Roll With Conway Twitty (CD) Art-Nr.: CD306792

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

$11.18 $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

$145.98 $157.21
Viewed
Tracklist
Twitty, Conway - The Rock & Roll Collection (CD) CD 1
01 Jailhouse Rock
02 Mona Lisa
03 Blue Suede Shoes
04 Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
05 Hound Dog
06 Splish Splash
07 Handy Man
08 Heartbreak Hotel
09 Reelin' And Rockin'
10 Great Balls Of Fire
11 Let The Good Times Roll
12 Shake Rattle & Roll
13 I Vibrate (From My Head To My Foot)
14 I Got A Woman
15 Hallelujah I Love Her So
16 Treat Me Nice
17 Big Boss Man
18 Blueberry Hill
19 Got My Mojo Working
20 The Girl Can't Help It
21 Maybe Baby