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Train Kept A-Rollin' - Memphis to Hollywood: The Complete Recordings 1955-1964 [Box]

Train Kept A Rollin' Memphis To Hollywood: The Complete Recordings 1955 1964 [Box]


If ever there were an act that deserved more than it got, it was Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' Roll Trio. These three young men -- Johnny and his brother Dorsey and guitarist extraordinaire Paul Burlison -- were the authentic rockabilly article, hailing, like Elvis Presley, from Memphis proper. They were rawer than Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis put together and at their best more exciting to listen to. And while Burnette went on to write hits for Ricky Nelson and score a few of his own, it's the Rock 'n' Roll Trio sides -- none of which ever charted -- for which he is most remembered. The nine CDs here include the earliest Burnette material issued as the Rhythm Rangers in 1955 on the Von label from Corinth, MS, and sounds like the last gasp of the hillbilly boogie shack shaking music issued throughout the late '40s and early '50s. What happened to transition the Rhythm Rangers to become the Rock 'n' Roll Trio is unknown other than the overnight success of Elvis. The two bands contained exactly the same personnel (although an earlier Rhythm Rangers included Scotty Moore as well, Elvis' famed guitarist). All of the Coral singles as well as outtakes are here, as are their Imperial sides by the Burnette Brothers, those obscure Dorsey solo singles on Cee-Jam and Surf, and Johnny's solo sides on Freedom (such as "Gumbo" and "Me and the Bear"), Liberty, Vee-Jay, Chancellor, Reprise, Capitol, Sahara, and Magic Lamp. All 163 sides are featured here in great remastered sound and painstakingly annotated in the true obsessive Bear Family tradition. There is a hardback 166-page book loaded with photos and record sleeves from all over the world and a full detailed biography by Colin Escott that discusses not only the lives and travails of bandmembers but the recordings sessions as well. The story and sounds chart the evolution of the rockabilly sound into Johnny's successes as a crooner and pop singer as well as a successful songwriter who was on his way to another breakthrough creatively when he was killed in a boating accident. While many may find the slicker pop material superfluous, it is exceptionally well-crafted and deserves a righteous hearing, not in spite of the rockabilly wildness that the Rock 'n' Roll Trio put down but because of it. This is one of the finest sets the Bear Family label has ever assembled; it is a labor of love to be sure, but it is also a work of art. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Bear Family Records (Germany)
  • UPC: 4000127164384
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Track listings

  • 1. Rock Billy Boogie
  • 2. Please Don't Leave Me
  • 3. Rock Therapy
  • 4. Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track)
  • 5. Sweet Love On My Mind
  • 6. My Love, You're A Stranger
  • 7. Your Baby Blue Eyes
  • 8. I Love You So (Alternate Take)
  • 9. Train Kept A Rollin', The
  • 10. All By Myself
  • 11. Drinking Wine Spo Dee O Dee
  • 12. Blues Stay Away From Me
  • 13. Honey Hush
  • 14. Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
  • 15. I Just Found Out
  • 16. Chains Of Love
  • 17. Please Don't Leave Me
  • 18. Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track) (Alternate Take)
  • 19. I Love You So
  • 20. If You Want It Enough
  • 21. Butterfingers
  • 22. Eager Beaver Baby
  • 23. Touch Me
  • 24. Tear It Up
  • 25. Oh Baby Babe
  • 26. You're Undecided
  • 27. Midnight Train
  • 28. Shattered Dreams
  • 29. You're Undecided
  • 30. Go Along Mule
  • 31. Tear It Up (Live)
  • 32. Oh Baby Babe (Live)
  • Disc 2:
  • 1. Warm Love
  • 2. Boppin' Rosalie
  • 3. Do Baby Do
  • 4. My Honey
  • 5. I'm Restless
  • 6. Kiss Me
  • 7. Kiss Me (Alternate Take)
  • 8. Gumbo
  • 9. Me And The Bear
  • 10. I'll Never Love Again
  • 11. I'll Never Love Again
  • 12. Sweet Baby Doll
  • 13. Waitin' At The Station
  • 14. Waitin' At The Station
  • 15. Green Grass Of Texas
  • 16. Bloody River
  • 17. Ol' Reb
  • 18. Rockin' Johnny Home
  • 19. I'll Always Be In Love With You
  • 20. Settin' The Woods On Fire
  • 21. Kentucky Waltz
  • 22. Ballad Of The One Eyed Jacks
  • 23. Your Cheatin' On Me
  • 24. Blue School Days
  • 25. Just Keep On Going
  • 26. Just A Memory
  • 27. It's The After That Hurts You
  • 28. Patrick Henry
  • 29. Don't Do It
  • 30. Cincinnati Fireball
  • 31. Your Cheatin' On Me (Take False Start)
  • 32. Your Cheatin' On Me (Take)
  • Disc 3:
  • 1. Dreamin'
  • 2. I Want To Be With You Always
  • 3. My Special Angel
  • 4. Finders Keepers
  • 5. I Really Don't Want To Know
  • 6. Lovesick Blues
  • 7. Please Help Me I'm Falling
  • 8. Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me
  • 9. Love Me
  • 10. Kaw Liga
  • 11. Love Kept A Rollin'
  • 12. That's All I Care
  • 13. Some Enchanted Evening
  • 14. You're Sixteen
  • 15. It's My Way
  • 16. That's The Way I Feel
  • 17. Little Boy Sad
  • 18. I Love My Baby
  • 19. (I Go) Down To The River
  • 20. Singing The Blues
  • 21. Let's Think About Living
  • 22. It's Only Make Believe
  • 23. Oh, Lonesome Me
  • 24. Dream Lover
  • 25. You're So Fine
  • 26. Blue Blue Morning
  • 27. Pledge Of Love
  • 28. I Beg Your Pardon
  • 29. Crying In The Chapel
  • 30. Gimme Gimme Lovin'
  • 31. You'll Learn To Cry
  • Disc 4:
  • 1. Lover's Question, A
  • 2. Big Big World
  • 3. Ballad Of The One Eyed Jacks
  • 4. Mona Lisa
  • 5. I'm Still Dreamin'
  • 6. In The Chapel Of The Moonlight
  • 7. Red Sails In The Sunset
  • 8. Treasure Of Love, The
  • 9. Fool, The
  • 10. Memories Are Made Of This
  • 11. Girls
  • 12. I've Got A Lot Of Things To Do
  • 13. God, Country And My Baby
  • 14. Honestly I Do
  • 15. Fools Like Me
  • 16. Angry At The Big Oak Tree
  • 17. Clown Shoes
  • 18. Second Chance
  • 19. Walk On By
  • 20. You're The Reason
  • 21. Just Out Of Reach
  • 22. Girl Of My Best Friend
  • 23. Hello Walls
  • 24. Moody River
  • 25. Little Bitty Tear, A
  • Disc 5:
  • 1. Poorest Boy In Town, The
  • 2. Way I Am, The
  • 3. Fool Of The Year, The
  • 4. Standing On The Outside Of Her Door
  • 5. Let Me Be With You
  • 6. Green Hills
  • 7. Lonely Island
  • 8. Island Girl
  • 9. Damn The Defiant
  • 10. Lonesome Waters
  • 11. Choo Choo Train
  • 12. Roses Are Red
  • 13. When Today Is A Long Time Ago
  • 14. Giant, The
  • 15. I Just Called Up To Say Goodbye
  • 16. I Wanna Thank Your Folks
  • 17. I'll Never Get Over You
  • 18. I'm Losing My Mind
  • 19. Old Man In The Country, The
  • 20. Time Is Not Enough
  • 21. Remember Me (I'm The One Who Loves You)
  • 22. After The Boy Gets The Girl
  • 23. Nobody Could
  • 24. Nobody Could (Alternate Take)
  • 25. Party Girl
  • 26. Tag Along
  • 27. Hey Sue
  • 28. It Don't Take Much
  • 29. I'll Give You Three Guesses
  • 30. (Wish It Were Satuday Night) All Week Long
  • 31. It Isn't There
  • 32. Congratulations, You've Hurt Me Again
  • Disc 6:
  • 1. Walkin' Talkin' Doll
  • 2. You Taught Me The Way To Love
  • 3. Opposite, The
  • 4. Corner Of Heartache And Despair
  • 5. Aunt Marie
  • 6. Two Feet In Front Of Me
  • 7. If I Were An Artist
  • 8. And Her Name Is Scarlet
  • 9. I Think She Knows
  • 10. Sweet Suzie
  • 11. Skippin' School
  • 12. It All Depends On Linda
  • 13. Fountain Of Love
  • 14. What A Summer Day
  • 15. Bigger Man
  • 16. Less Than A Heartbeat
  • 17. Congratulations, You've Hurt Me Again
  • 18. Keep A Knockin'
  • 19. Bony Maronie
  • 20. Big House, The
  • 21. Goin' Home
  • 22. Bertha Lou
  • 23. Snacky Poo
  • 24. Interview With Jonah Ruddy
  • 25. Interview With Jack Brown
  • 26. Christmas Message, No. 1
  • 27. Christmas Message, No. 2
  • 28. New Year Message
  • Disc 7:
  • 1. Come On Baby
  • 2. Believe What You Say
  • 3. Rockin' The Town
  • 4. My Little Baby Come Rockin'
  • 5. Lights Out
  • 6. Boom Boom Boom Yippy Yi Ya
  • 7. Lizzy Dee
  • 8. Rock Away Baby
  • 9. Like The Mountains And The Sea
  • 10. Daydreaming In School
  • 11. Yes I Do
  • 12. If You Love Me Strong Enough
  • 13. Look What You've Missed
  • 14. Rhythm In My Bones
  • 15. Be Mine
  • 16. It'll Be Alright
  • 17. Tell Me
  • 18. Just Gotta Be My Baby
  • 19. Daddy O
  • 20. Keep Me In Mind
  • 21. You Gotta Walk And Talk Your Fellow
  • 22. Magic Island
  • 23. Endless Love
  • 24. One Soda, Two Straws
  • 25. Water Boy
  • 26. Jeannie
  • 27. Just Keep On Going
  • 28. Baby Doll Blue Eyes
  • 29. Hey Stranger
  • 30. Lovesick Blues
  • 31. Finders Keepers
  • 32. Cincinnati Fireball
  • 33. One Sided Love Affair
  • 34. Address Unknown
  • 35. I Wanna Love My Baby
  • 36. You're Sixteen
  • 37. I'm Happy
  • 38. That's The Way I Feel
  • Disc 8:
  • 1. Boppin' Rosalie
  • 2. Do Baby Do
  • 3. Warm Love
  • 4. My Honey
  • 5. Boppin' Rock
  • 6. Honey Honey
  • 7. We're Gonna Rock It
  • 8. Circle Rock
  • 9. Come On And Rock
  • 10. Watcha Gonna Do
  • 11. Crazy Date
  • 12. Lucky Boy
  • 13. Honey Baby
  • 14. Mule Boy
  • 15. Gypsy Magic
  • 16. Tell Me Baby
  • 17. My Pretty Little Blue Eyes
  • 18. Oh What I'd Give
  • 19. Just For You
  • 20. With All Your Heart
  • 21. I'll Never Forget
  • 22. Wanting You, Needing You
  • 23. You Gotta Have A Friend
  • 24. Way In The Middle Of The Night
  • 25. I Would Do Anything
  • 26. Wampus Cat
  • 27. One Soda, Two Straws
  • 28. Good Good Feelin'
  • 29. Wait For Me
  • 30. We're Gonna Rock Tonight
  • 31. Be My Love Tonight
  • 32. Oh Vera Mae
  • 33. Little Girl (Aka Kiss Me Sweet)
  • 34. Baby Mine
  • 35. Nightwalker
  • Disc 9:
  • 1. Crazy Legs
  • 2. No Foolin' Around (Your Love My Love)
  • 3. Whisper Tenderly
  • 4. Candle Of Love
  • 5. Blues Gonna Get You
  • 6. Honey Tree
  • 7. Speak No Evil
  • 8. My Destiny
  • 9. We're Having A Party
  • 10. It's Late
  • 11. Believe What You Say
  • 12. School's Out
  • 13. You Gotta Get Ready
  • 14. House With A Tin Roof Top
  • 15. How Do You Rock
  • 16. Fantabulous
  • 17. Just One More Time
  • 18. Makin' Love
  • 19. Teenage Dream
  • 20. It's For Me
  • 21. You Pass Me By
  • 22. There's Gonna Be Lovin'
  • 23. Operator
  • 24. Baby Doll
  • 25. Treat Me
  • 26. Chaleston Rock 'n' Roll
  • 27. I Feel So Welcome
  • 28. Mean It
  • 29. Like A Fool
  • 30. Too Much Alike
  • 31. Sugarfoot Sally
  • 32. Hey Little Freshman
  • 33. Water Boy
  • 34. Magic Night Of Love
  • 35. Date Me
  • 36. Hey Gang
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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