Hank Locklin RCA Country Legends
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- Released: March 4, 2003
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Entertainment Weekly - 3/21/03, p.113"...A sucker for love who made beautiful music out of being jilted..." - Rating: A-
- 1.Why Baby Why
- 2.Geisha Girl
- 3.Livin' Alone
- 4.Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On
- 5.It's A Little More Like Heaven
- 6.Blue Grass Skirt
- 7.Please Help Me, I'm Falling
- 8.One Step Ahead of My Past
- 9.From Here To There To YOu
- 10.Happy Birthday To Me
- 11.Happy Journey
- 12.We're Gonna Go Fishin'
- 13.Followed Closely By My Teardrops
- 14.The Country Hall of Fame
- 15.Danny Boy
- 16.Bonaparte's Retreat
Personnel: Hank Locklin (vocals, guitar); Chet Atkins, Grady Martin, Rusty Kershaw (electric guitar); Velma W. Smith, Ray Edenton, Jimmy Selph, Jack Shook (guitar); Jimmy Day (steel guitar); Brenton Banks, Cecil Brower, Lillian Hunt (violin); Booker Rowe, Marvin Chantry, Gary VanOsdale (viola); Byron Bach (cello); Anita Kerr, Gordon Stoker (accordion, background vocals); Homer "Boots" Randolph (saxophone); Floyd Kramer (piano); Ray Stevens (harpsichord); Bill Walker (vibraphone); Bob Moore, Jerry Byrd, Henry Strzelecki, Roy Huskey, Jr. (bass); Buddy Harman, Ken Buttrey, Jerry Carrigan (drums); The Jordanaires, Hoyt Hawkins, June Page (background vocals).
Producers: Stephen H. Sholes, Chet Atkins.
Compilation producers: Rob Santos.
Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, Tennessee between 1955 & 1967. Includes liner notes by Rich Kienzle.
This is part of RCA's "Country Legends" series.
Personnel: Hank Locklin (vocals, guitar); Millie Kirkham (soprano, background vocals); Chet Atkins, Grady Martin (guitar, electric guitar); Hank Garland, Jimmy Selph, Jerry Kennedy, Ray Edenton, Velma Smith (guitar); Harold Bradley, Rusty Kershaw, Wayne Moss (electric guitar); Jimmy Day (steel guitar); Sheldon Kurland, Martin Katahn, Lillian Hunt, Solie Fott, Brenton Banks, Cecil Brower (violin); Dale Potter, Tommy Jackson (fiddle); Booker Rowe, Marvin Chantry, Gary VanOsdale (viola); Byron Bach (cello); Anita Kerr, Gordon Stoker (accordion, background vocals); Boots Randolph (saxophone); Floyd Cramer (piano); Ray Stevens (harpsichord); Bill Walker (vibraphone); Kenny Buttrey, Jerry Carrigan, Buddy Harman (drums); Dolores Edgin, June Page, Dorothy Dillard, Neal Matthews, Jr., William H. Wright Jr., Ray C. Walker, Marijohn Wilkin, Neal Matthews, Louis Dean Nunley, Hoyt Hawkins, Joe Babcock (background vocals).
Liner Note Author: Rich Kienzle.
Recording information: RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, TN (11/08/1955-08/18/1967).
Hank Locklin had a high, plaintive voice and a taste for heartbreaking barroom ballads and pure honky tonk that made him one of the best straight-ahead country singers of the '50s and early '60s. Although he had some big hits -- most notable his original "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On" and "Please Help Me, I'm Falling," along with "Why Baby Why," "Geisha Girl," and "It's a Little More Like Heaven" -- he was more of a country singer's country singer, which led to smaller hits as the '60s wore on, as well as a lack of available material even during the CD boom. Bear Family fixed that to a certain extent with two big, comprehensive box sets, and there was a decent Collectables collection in the late '90s, but it wasn't until 2003's RCA Country Legends that his greatest hits were available as strong single-disc collection. RCA Country Legends spans 16 tracks, running from 1956 to 1968, and unlike some volumes in the series, it concentrates on Locklin's hits -- which is appropriate since, as mentioned above, they had yet to make it to disc. So, 14 of these 16 tracks are hits, covering the great majority of his charting singles, and the result is necessary for any serious country collection. The times may have changed considerably in those ten-plus years covered on this collection, but Locklin held firm to his country ideals, and whittled down to the essentials as they are here, they offer proof of why country connoisseurs consider him among the best pure singers in the genre. This long-awaited collection finally offers the average listener a chance to hear why. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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