Billy Joe Royal Down In The Boondocks / Cherry Hill Park
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- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Guitarist/pianist/drummer Billy Joe Royal was born into a musical family. He became a teen idol when his song "Down In The Boondocks" reached the Top 10 in 1965 (this song was recorded in a septic tank which had been converted into an echo chamber!) Royal later moved towards more Country oriented material. This collection focuses on his tremendous earlier Pop work.
- 2.Leaning On You
- 3.Heartaches And Teardrops
- 4.Funny How Time Slips Away
- 5.My Fondest Memories
- 6.Down In The Boondocks
- 7.I Knew You When
- 8.Those Railroad Tracks In Between
- 9.Steal Away
- 10.Oh What A Night
- 11.King Of Fools
- 12.I've Got To Be Somebody
- 13.You Can't Manufacture Love
- 14.Mama Song
- 15.Helping Hand
- 16.Ain't It The Truth
- 17.Down Home Lovin'
- 18.Cherry Hill Park
- 19.Burning A Hole
- 20.If I Had It To Do Again
- 21.Pick Up The Pieces
- 22.You Can Make Me Feel Good
- 24.Hush (Bonus Track)
- 25.Heart's Desire (Bonus Track)
2 LPs on 1 CD: DOWN IN THE BOONDOCKS (1965)/CHERRY HILL PARK (1969).
Personnel: Billy Joe Royal (vocals).
A singer comfortable with rock & roll, pop, and country, Billy Joe Royal frequently merged the three styles, resulting in 1960s hits such as the infectiously catchy "Down in the Boondocks" and the horn-laden "Cherry Hill Park." This excellent 25-track Collectables twofer presents a pair of Royal's finest early albums, which not only spawned the aforementioned hits, but were titled after those songs as well. For an excellent intro to this underrated and dynamic artist, it's hard to go wrong with these two records, which nicely illustrate the breadth of Royal's style. The package also contains two bonus tracks, "Hush" and "Heart's Desire."
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- Sales Rank: 8,490
- UPC: 090431585924
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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