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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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Conway Twitty: The Ballads of Conway Twitty
Art-Nr.: BCD15982
 

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1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with 36-page booklet, 33 tracks. Playing time approx.  79 mns. They called him 'The Best Friend A Song Ever Had.' Here are 33 reasons why. An exclusive compilation drawn from Conway's early years, before his country stardom. Includes...

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Conway Twitty: Conway Twitty - Conway Rocks
Art-Nr.: BCD16670
 

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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 …...

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

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2-CD Digipac (6-plated) with 24-page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing tiome approx. 102 minutes. •    High-quality live recordings, made in 1964. •    Rock ‘n’ Roll artist Conway Twitty at the turning point. •  ...

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Conway Twitty: Looking Back - Best Of MGM 1958-63 (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRPMD246
 

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CD on RPM RECORDS by Conway Twitty - Looking Back - Best Of MGM 1958-63 (2-CD)

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Conway Twitty: Conway Twitty Sings (1959) reissue Vinyl LP
Art-Nr.: LPHAT3127
 

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(1989/Stetson) 12 tracks, original MGM recordings, 1958-59. Now rare 1980s repro of original 1959 MGM album. Stetson Vinyl Lps are long out of print, officially licensed GB re-issues with top sound quality.  (please check website for some rare...

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Conway Twitty: Portrait Of A Fool (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPSI5080
 

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(1988/MGM) 14 tracks,  original released in 1962. This album shows off the multi-faceted Twitty style, and spotlights this exciting individual way with pop, country or rock and roll tunes.

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Conway Twitty: Tell Me One More Time (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFV102
 

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(2011/Fantastic Voyage) 30 tracks  Country music icon, businessman, theme-park owner and fast-food chain founder, Conway Twitty, also happened to be a rock & roll singer. For some reason, this latter talent has tended to lag behind in the man's career...

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Conway Twitty: Shake It Up Baby (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPBDL1044
 

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(1982/Bulldog) 12 tracks - His Mercury 45rpm records from 1957 and 1958 plus some unreleased 'Sun' and 'Mercury' tracks!

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

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8 CD album box set (LP format) with 62-page book, 202 single tracks. Playing time approx. 477 minutes.  This CD album Boxset tells Conway Twitty's entire rock'n' roll story from that time before he switched to country music. After joining Sun Records in...

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Conway Twitty: The Great Conway Twitty
Art-Nr.: LPDLP020
 

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(Demand) 18 tracks, 12 were recorded in 1972 in Nashville for fanclun consumption only! 'Mojo Workout' and 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' are to live recordings from 1961 plus four bonus tracks, recorded for ABC-Paramount in the 60s!

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Conway Twitty: Tell Me One More Time - The MGM Rock'n'Roll Collection
Art-Nr.: LPFVDV102
 

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(2011/FANTASTICVOYAGE) 30 tracks - Prior to undergoing his C&W makeover in the mid-sixties, he existed as a first rate rock & roll singer. This LP features the pick of the lip-curling litter that Conway Twitty bequeathed to Metro Goldwyn at the Owen...

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Conway Twitty: The Very Best Of Conway Twitty (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHMN036
 

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​(1998/MCA/Universal) 24 tracks

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Conway Twitty: #1's Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCAP9329
 

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(Capitol Nashville) 10 Tracks - Rare Australian pressing that includes the greatest hits of Conway Twitty, here part 1!

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Conway Twitty: Crazy In Love - Heart's Breakin' All Over Town
Art-Nr.: MCA79067
 

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Single (7 Inch) on MCA RECORDS by Conway Twitty - Crazy In Love - Heart's Breakin' All Over Town

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Conway Twitty: I'llGet Over Losing You - That's When She...
Art-Nr.: DECCA32599
 

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Single (7 Inch) on DECCA RECORDS by Conway Twitty - I'llGet Over Losing You - That's When She...

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

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CD on POLY RECORDS by Conway Twitty - Rockin' Country - The MGM Years (CD)

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Conway Twitty: Lonely Blue Boy (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPSALM2367
 

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(2012/Righteous) 24 tracks, Lonely Blue Boy & Conway Twitty Sings

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Conway Twitty: Live At The Castaway Lounge, Ohio 1963
Art-Nr.: LPDLP0030
 

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(Demand) 21 tracks, recorded 'live' in 1963!

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Conway Twitty: The Complete Original #1 Hits Of The '60s And '70s (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0001
 

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(2011/Real Gone) 29 essential original recordings incl. duets with Loretta Lynn, mastered  by Alan Brownstein. UMG custom pressing - few copies!*****

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Conway Twitty: The Rock & Roll Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD554150
 

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(Spectrum) 21 tracks 1956-62

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Conway Twitty: Timeless (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCR20824
 

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(2017/Country Rewind) 14 tracks  - Scotty Moore (the great Elvis Presley guitarist) produced this 1972 session at his Nashville studio. This is Conway at his most relaxed, and this release features newly added vocal and instrumental touches to bring this into...

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Conway Twitty: 20 All Time Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0702
 

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(2003/KING) 20 tracks

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

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Twitty, Conway - Best Of Vol.1 - Rockin' Years (CD)

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Conway Twitty: Greatest Hits - Finest Performances (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSR7016
 

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​SUN - 12 tracks

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

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​(Hallmark) 12 tracks -  'Sun' and 'Mercury' recordings from 1957 and 1958

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Conway Twitty: Final Recordings Of His Greatest Hits Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDD277641
 

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Twitty, Conway - Final Recordings Of His Greatest Hits Vol.1 (CD)

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Conway Twitty: Collection (4-CD Digi-Longbox) US
Art-Nr.: CDMCA11095
 

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(1994/MCA) 89 career spanning tracks including unreleased Conway on hometown radio aged 12!, his audition tape for Decca Records, never released track 'Sweet Sweet Spirit', played at Twitty's memorial service.80 page booklet with detailed bio/discography and rare...

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Conway Twitty: 20 Best Of Must Have Hits (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTEEVEE0794
 

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(2017/Gusto-TeeVee) 20 Tracks - Superb big hits compilation covering the years 1962-1993 - Country music legend!

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Conway Twitty: Country Hit Maker (tin case)
Art-Nr.: CD210053
 

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CD on AMERICAN LEGEND RECORDS by Conway Twitty - Country Hit Maker (tin case)

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Conway Twitty: Rock & Roll (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPLAY2092
 

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(Play 24-7 Limited) 32 tracks

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Conway Twitty: Conway Twitty Sings - Look Into My Teardrops (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDECK117
 

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(2010/DECK) 24 tracks 1966

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Conway Twitty: Sun Records Jukebox Series - Harold Jenkins (7inch, 45rpm)
Art-Nr.: 45NR845
 

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(2001/Norton) 2-Track Single - Conway Twitty under his real name Harold Jenkins with his Rock Houses delivers the original slurpin' demo of Orbison classic!

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Conway Twitty: Icon Series
Art-Nr.: CD1552602
 

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Conway Twitty: 20 Greatest Hits 2-CD
Art-Nr.: CD60123
 

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(2010/TGG) 20 tracks

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Conway Twitty: Number Ones
Art-Nr.: CDMCA882102
 

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(2007/MCA) 25 tracks 1958-1986 - Ecopak (recycable Digipak)

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Conway Twitty: Fifteen Years Ago - Up Comes ...7inch, 45rpm - cut out
Art-Nr.: DECCA32742
 

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Single (7 Inch) on DECCA RECORDS by Conway Twitty - Fifteen Years Ago - Up Comes ...7inch, 45rpm - cut out

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Conway Twitty: Lonely Blue Boy (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDJAS571
 

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Conway Twitty: Gold 2-CD
Art-Nr.: CDMCA519902
 

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(2006/MCA) 40 tracks 1958-1991 digitally remastered - 20 page booklet

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