Carl Dobkins Jr. My Heart Is an Open Book

My Heart Is an Open Book
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Bear Family


  • 1.My Heart Is an Open Book
  • 2.If You Don't Want My Lovin'
  • 3.Love Is Everything
  • 4.My Pledge to You
  • 5.Lucky Devil
  • 6.(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
  • 7.Promise Mem
  • 8.Take Time Out
  • 9.A Chance to Belong
  • 10.In My Heart
  • 11.Ask Me No Question
  • 12.Sawdust Dolly
  • 13.Pretty Little Girl in the Yellow Dress
  • 14.Open Up Your Arms
  • 15.I'm Sorry
  • 16.Three Little Peggies
  • 17.Class Ring
  • 18.Exclusively Yours
  • 19.For Your Love
  • 20.True Love
  • 21.Raining in My Heart
  • 22.Sue
  • 23.That's What I Call True Love
  • 24.One Little Girl
  • 25.Genie
  • 26.A Different Kind of Love
  • 27.Lovelight
  • 28.That's All I Need to Know
  • 29.Sawdust Dolly
  • 30.Class Ring

Product Description:

Personnel: Carl Dobkins, Jr. (vocals); Walter Garland, Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Harold Bradley (guitar); Howard Carpenter, Wilda Tinsley, Vernal E. Richardson, Solie Fott, George Binkley III, Brenton Banks, Cecil Brower (strings); Owen Bradley (piano, organ); Floyd Cramer, Bill Smith (piano); Buddy Harman (drums).
Audio Mixer: John Strother.
Liner Note Author: Colin Escott.
Recording information: Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennesee (04/23/1958-06/20/1961); King Studio, Cincinnati, OH (04/23/1958-06/20/1961).
Illustrators: R.A. Andreas; Carl Dobkins, Jr.
Photographers: R.A. Andreas; Carl Dobkins, Jr.
Carl Dobkins Jr. was a purveyor of mild-mannered rock & roll similar to Johnny Tillotson or Ricky Nelson (with even less rockabilly fire) who managed four Billboard hits in 1959-60, the biggest of which was the Top Five "My Heart is an Open Book." His second-biggest hit, "Lucky Devil" (also recorded by Frank Ifield around the same time) peaked at number 25, and his career as a teen idol went downhill from there. Dobkin's Decca recordings, collected on this exhaustive 30-track import, are lighter-than-air confections that often breeze past without making much of an impression, and even his few hits aren't among the most memorable songs of the era. A few novelties ("Three Little Peggies," "Genie") bring welcome variety to the tone, which overall is one of teen-oriented light rock and high school balladry. My Heart is an Open Book offers innocuous fun for collectors, but is otherwise too slight so sustain interest. ~ Greg Adams

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  • UPC: 790051155469
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