Johnny Preston Running Bear - A Golden Classics Edition

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item number:  COL 5558
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CD Details

  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Collectables Records

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Here are eighteen of Johnny Preston's very best, including "Running Bear", which can still be heard daily on oldies radio stations across the country.


  • 1.Running Bear
  • 2.Cradle Of Love
  • 3.Feel So Fine
  • 4.Leave My Kitten Alone
  • 5.Charming Billy
  • 6.Chief Heartbreak
  • 7.Do What You Did
  • 8.That's All I Want
  • 9.I Want A Rock & Roll Guitar
  • 10.Kissin' Tree
  • 11.My Heart Knows
  • 12.Hearts Of Stone
  • 13.Just Little Boy Blue
  • 14.Sitting Here Crying
  • 15.Chosen Few
  • 16.Up In The Air
  • 17.Four Letter Word
  • 18.A New Baby For Christmas

Product Description:

Also available as an import on CD on Bear Records [0127 15473].
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Johnny Preston charted five hits on the Billboard Top 100 in 1959-1961, the biggest of which was the number one hit "Running Bear." That song is here, along with three of his other charting singles ("Free Me" is omitted) and over a dozen miscellaneous tracks, including two Christmas songs. Preston's style is light rock & roll comparable to that of Buddy Knox, and many of his songs were written and/or produced by J.P. Richardson, aka the Big Bopper. Bear Family Records has released two Preston CDs that collect most if not all of his Mercury recordings, but Running Bear is a concise and entertaining distillation that will satisfy most listeners. ~ Greg Adams

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runn bear Music Lover: from KENNER, LA US -- July, 15, 2019

really good cd

Surprisingly Pleasant Music Lover: from Gulfport, FL -- October, 12, 2017

I knew nothing about Johnny Preston except for the few times I heard the cut Running Bear. One of the good things about shopping at is that I can afford to experiment with artists. I'm glad I did with JP. The man had a voice. He shows it off in a variety of moods and rhythms. Don't let the one "Indian" song and the coat and tie fool you...the man had it!

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 635
  • UPC: 090431555828
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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