Eddie Cochran Guitar Picker: Rare Recordings 1954-1960

Guitar Picker: Rare Recordings 1954-1960
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: May 7, 2007
  • Label: Castle Music UK


  • 1.Live Fast Love Hard Die Young (Disc 01) -
  • 2.She Done Give Her Heart To Me -
  • 3.Remington Ride instrumental - Cochran, Eddie & Carl West
  • 4.That's All Right Mama - Denton, Bob
  • 5.Candy Kisses -
  • 6.Hearts of Stone -
  • 7.Rockin' It instrumental - Cochran, Eddie & Chuck Foreman
  • 8.Mr Fiddle - Cochran Brothers
  • 9.Two Blue Singing Stars - Cochran Brothers
  • 10.Guilty Conscience - Cochran Brothers
  • 11.Your Tomorrows Never Come - Cochran Brothers
  • 12.Two of A Kind instrumental - Cochran, Eddie & Chuck Foreman
  • 13.Latch On - Cochran Brothers
  • 14.Yesterday's Heartbreak -
  • 15.Heart of A Fool - Capehart, Jerry
  • 16.My Love To Remember -
  • 17.Pink Peg Slacks -
  • 18.Nice 'n' Easy instrumental -
  • 19.Fool's Paradise - Cochran Brothers
  • 20.Open The Door - Cochran Brothers
  • 21.Tired and Sleepy - Cochran Brothers
  • 22.Slow Down - Cochran Brothers
  • 23.I'm Ready - Cochran, Hank
  • 24.Mighty Mean -
  • 25.Dark Lonely Street -
  • 26.Skinny Jim (Disc 02) -
  • 27.Latch On version 2 - Capehart, Jerry
  • 28.Half Loved -
  • 29.Let's Coast Awile - Davis, Gene
  • 30.Guitar Blues instrumental -
  • 31.Cruisin' The Drive In -
  • 32.Kiss and Make Up - Stanley, Ray
  • 33.Iou - Lewis, Jack
  • 34.Guitar Picker demo - Luman, Bob
  • 35.One Minute To One -
  • 36.Pretty Little Devil - Denton, Bob & Eddie Cochran
  • 37.Itty Bitty Betty - Weaver, Darry
  • 38.Nervous Breakdown -
  • 39.Song of New Orleans instrumental -
  • 40.Hide and Go Seek - Four Dots
  • 41.Don't Bye Bye Baby Me -
  • 42.Jelly Bean -
  • 43.Guybo instrumental -
  • 44.Freeman Hover Interview part 1 -
  • 45.Sittin' In The Balcony live -
  • 46.Interview - Holly, Buddy & Jerry Allison / Eddie Cochran / Connie 'Guybo' Smith
  • 47.Sweet Little Sixteen -
  • 48.White Lightnin' - Cochran, Eddie & Gene Vincent
  • 49.Hallelujah I Love Her So -
  • 50.Milk Cow Blues instrumental -

Product Description:

Audio Remasterer: Peter Reynolds.
Liner Note Author: Stuart Colman.
Recording information: The Albany Hotel, Denver, CO (11/02/1957).
This two-CD, 50-song set isn't for the average Eddie Cochran fan, concentrating wholly on his more obscure recordings, some of which weren't issued until long after his death (as well as a ten-minute 1957 Denver radio interview that also includes Buddy Holly and Jerry Allison of the Crickets). Too, he's not the featured solo performer on about half of the material, which also includes cuts on which he played as part of a duo (particularly as half of the Cochran Brothers) or a sideman. It's also possible, that this might not offer much to the dedicated Cochran collector, since all of it's previously been issued somewhere, though often on pretty out-of-the-way releases. For those Cochran fans who aren't obsessive completists but are interested in hearing some of his lesser-known work (particularly from his early days), however, this is a pretty useful compilation, if nothing you'd put on par with his best recordings. Of special interest are some mid-'50s tracks he cut as a teenager that give a clearer indication of his hillbilly country roots, as well as his already formed skills as a guitarist. Rock & roll takes over on the later recordings, however, though only a few of the tracks ("Pink-Peg Slacks," "Skinny Jim," and the Cochran Brothers' "Latch On" and "Slow Down") are truly first-rate rockabilly. Also, except in the case of Bob Luman's demo of "Guitar Picker," it's pretty obvious Cochran's much more talented than the singers he helped out as a sideman on various recordings. It's only on a few of the later cuts that Cochran's wholly recognizable as the major rockabilly singer he developed into shortly before his death, like the early (and initially unreleased) version of "Nervous Breakdown" and, most strongly, the live British and TV performances done shortly before his death in 1960 (one of which, "C'mon Everybody," plays as an unlisted bonus cut at the end of the second CD). The track listings could be clearer about recording dates and Cochran's role in the recordings on which he's not the featured artist, but it's a good-looking long-box format package, with a 34-page liner note booklet including lots of vintage photos and illustrations. ~ Richie Unterberger

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  • UPC: 5050749414526
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