Charlie RICH - Midnight Blue – The Early Recordings 1958-1960

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The great Charlie Rich was Sun Records' founder Sam Phillips' last major discovery, coming to the company after three leading members of Phillips' 'Million Dollar Quartet' had defected to other labels.

His recordings for Phillips were not massively successful in terms of chart activity. But as can be heard in this new Jasmine compilation, their excellence and diversity provided the groundwork for the huge global success that would eventually come his way in the early to mid-1970s with hits like 'Behind Closed Doors' and 'The Most Beautiful Girl'.

'Midnight Blue' shows every facet of Charlie's massive talent, from the convincing rock 'n' roller of 'Whirlwind', 'Rebound' and his Hot 100 hit 'Lonely Weekends' to the jazzy crooner of 'Apple Blossom Time' to the inventive pianist of 'Red Man'. It also gives a sneak preview of the kind of hit that Charlie would score over and over again in the 70s, via the original version of his classic song 'Sittin' And Thinkin'.

Every track that Phillips issued on Charlie between 1958 and 1962 is included in this collection, amounting to several singles and an album. Although very few of these recordings charted at the time, they do include some of the best music he ever made and several of the most important sides in his discography.

Beautifully remastered from the best available sources, as always, this collection is the ideal introduction to the titanic career of one of country music's undisputed legends.

Track Listing

1. WHIRLWIND
2. PHILADELPHIA BABY
3. REBOUND
4. BIG MAN
5. LONELY WEEKENDS
6. EVERYTHING I DO IS WRONG
7. GONNA BE WAITIN'
8. SCHOOL DAYS
9. ON MY KNEES
10. STAY
11. WHO WILL THE NEXT FOOL BE
12. CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE
13. SAD NEWS (Instrumental) (as Bobby Sheridan)
14. RED MAN (Instrumental) (as Bobby Sheridan)
15. JUST A LITTLE BIT SWEET
16. IT'S TOO LATE
17. EASY MONEY
18. MIDNIGHT BLUES
19. SITTIN' AND THINKIN'
20. I FINALLY FOUND OUT
21. C.C. RIDER
22. APPLE BLOSSOM TIME
23. BREAK UP
24. THAT'S HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU
25. JUANITA
26. COME BACK

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CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
April 13th 2017
UPC Bar Code No
604988 36982 3