Billy Joe Royal Down in the Boondocks

Down in the Boondocks
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  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Gusto Records


  • Buy for $0.991.Down in the Boondocks
  • Buy for $0.992.I Fought the Law
  • Buy for $0.993.Cherry Hill Park
  • Buy for $0.994.Last Kiss
  • Buy for $0.995.I Knew You When
  • Buy for $0.996.The Twist
  • Buy for $0.997.I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • Buy for $0.998.96 Tears
  • Buy for $0.999.Making Believe
  • Buy for $0.9910.Amen

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Billy Joe Royal: Reggie Young (guitar); Bill Hullett (acoustic guitar); Sam Levine (horns); Clayton Ivey (piano); Bob Wray (6-string bass); Greg Morrow (drums).
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 title track and the horn-laden "Cherry Hill Park." This concise 10-track compilation presents those songs, along with the Georgia native's more straightforward country tunes (a woozy reading of Hank Williams's "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and a forlorn version of the oft-covered "Making Believe"), which are tempered by detours into rock (the classic car-wreck tale "Last Kiss") and even gospel (a soulful take on "Amen"). For a brief overview on this pleasing and often-underrated artist, this collection is ideal.

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