Dorsey Burnette Very Best of Dorsey Burnette

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  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Collectables Records

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As the brother of Rockabilly legend Johnny Burnette and the father of rocker Billy Burnette, Dorsey Burnette is a member of a Royal Family in the history of Rock and Roll. Dorsey Burnette wrote over 350 songs covered by the best of the Pop and Country worlds and along with his brother Johnny, was a member of the famed "Rock N Roll Trio". Key tracks on this best of disc include "(There Was A) Tall Oak Tree," "Hey Little One" plus "Big Rock Candy Mountain."


  • 1.(There Was A) Tall Oak Tree
  • 2.Hey Little One
  • 3.That's Me Without You
  • 4.Hard Rock Mine
  • 5.Red Roses
  • 6.That Lucky Old Sun
  • 7.Great Shakin' Fever
  • 8.Hard Working Man
  • 9.Big Rock Candy Mountain
  • 10.The Ghost Of Billy Maloo
  • 11.It's No Sin
  • 12.I Got The Sun In The Morning
  • 13.Suddenly There's A Valley
  • 14.Noah's Ark
  • 15.The Wayward Wind
  • 16.Lazy Bones
  • 17.(There Was A) Tall Oak Tree (Alternate Take)

Product Description:

Includes liner notes by Cub Koda.
Liner Note Author: Cub Koda.
The Very Best of Dorsey Burnette gathers highlights from the rockabilly/country singer/songwriter's solo career with ERA Records, including his biggest hit, the self-penned "(There Was A) Tall Oak Tree." Other definitive singles range from rockabilly-oriented material like "Great Shakin' Fever" to smooth pop songs such as "Hey Little One" and "That's Me Without You"; both styles complement Burnette's rich voice. The collection's tracklisting is virtually identical to the 1994 compilation The Best of Dorsey Burnette, and both of these albums are a solid overview of the high point of Burnette's career, but his fans might be better served by the Bear Family collection Great Shakin' Fever. ~ Heather Phares

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d.brunette Music Lover: from KENNER, LA US -- July, 15, 2019

really great cd.

Despite a Great Voice... Music Lover: from Gulfport, FL -- August, 24, 2017

I tried to find some material on this collection that knocked me out...and found none. The man could sing, no doubt. Prior to hearing this collection, D. Burnette was just a name to me. I knew about his musical family and the fact of his songwriting history. The songs in this collection (from his solo career with ERA Records) are well recorded, engineered, played, produced and sung, but to my ear, the material is much too "middle-of-the-road" for my taste. I want to hear him belt out a tune. I'd like to hear him on some rougher, rockin'/rockabilly material with a producer that prodded him to cut loose with it. Perhaps there is some material out there that fits the bill, but I won't be searching for it. However, if you enjoy MOR music sung with skill, strings and syrupy backing vocals, this could be the collection for you.

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  • Sales Rank: 1,765
  • UPC: 090431685228
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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