Eddie Cochran The Early Years

The Early Years
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CD Details

  • Released: October 20, 1992
  • Originally Released: 1990
  • Label: Ace Records UK


  • 1.Skinny Jim
  • 2.Half Loved
  • 3.Tired And Sleepy - (with Cochran Brothers)
  • 4.That's What It Takes To Make A Man - (with Cochran Brothers)
  • 5.Pink Peg Slacks
  • 6.Open The Door
  • 7.Country Jam (Instrumental)
  • 8.Don't Bye Bye Baby Me
  • 9.Slow Down - (with Cochran Brothers)
  • 10.My Love To Remember
  • 11.Latch On - (with Jerry Capehart)
  • 12.Guybo (Intrumental)
  • 13.Dark Lonely Street
  • 14.Fool's Paradise - (with Cochran Brothers)
  • 15.If I Were Dying
  • 16.Jelly Bean
  • 17.Bad Baby Doll - (bonus track, with Derry Weaver)
  • 18.Itty Bitty Betty - (bonus track, with Derry Weaver)
  • 19.Heart Of A Fool - (bonus track, with Jerry Capehart)
  • 20.Instrumental Blues - (bonus track)

Product Description:

THE EARLY YEARS contains Eddie Cochran's early recordings under his own name along with his appearances on tracks by Jerry Capehart, Derry Weaver and as a member of The Cochran Brothers.
Personnel includes: Eddie Cochran (vocals, guitar); Hank Cochran, Jerry Capehart, Derry Weaver.
Includes liner notes by Rob Finnis.
Personnel: Eddie Cochran (vocals, guitar, drums).
Liner Note Author: Rob Finnis.
Photographer: Tony Barrett.
THE EARLY YEARS is an entertaining, if not exactly indispensable, collection of Cochran's pre-stardom material, including some tracks where he works as a sideman for other artists (Cochran was, as many have remarked, among the most studio-oriented of the first generation rockers). In any case, the songs here--recorded in 1956 and '57--mostly showcase him as a teenage rockabilly guitar prodigy, with a couple of exceptions.
"Guybo" (named after his bass player) is a three-chord instrumental featuring twelve-string guitar, twangy bass, and echoed handclaps. The whole thing sounds like a template for his breakthrough hit "Summertime Blues." Cochran also does a convincing Elvis on the suspiciously "Heartbreak Hotel"-ish "Dark Lonely Street," complete with hushed, echoed vocal.
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Product Info

  • UPC: 029667123723
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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