Johnny DUNCAN & The Blue Grass Boys - Last Trains, Blue Heartaches & Footprints In The Snow

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Although essentially a Bluegrass singer, JOHNNY DUNCAN, from Windrup, Tennessee, became an unlikely UK Skiffle star in the summer of 1957 with the million-selling 'Last Train To San Fernando'.

He also made the UK charts with follow-ups 'Blue Blue Heartache' and 'Footprints In The Snow', while sides like 'If You Love Me Baby', 'Itching For My Baby' and 'All Of The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo' generated substantial radio airplay.

This compilation presents the very best of Duncan's releases between 1956-62, drawn from his singles, EPs and LP releases.

It kicks off with a pair of sides he recorded with the Chris Barber band, prior to his solo career, and closes with a handful of early 60s sides he cut for Pye Records, which are notoriously hard to find on CD.

This is the first Johnny Duncan compilation to draw together the separate elements of his recording career.

Track Listing

1. DOIN' MY TIME
2. WHERE COULD I GO?
3. KAW-LIGA
4. ELLA SPEED
5. LAST TRAIN TO SAN FERNANDO
6. ROCK-A-BILLY BABY
7. JOHNNY'S BLUE YODEL
8. BLUE BLUE HEARTACHE
9. JIG ALONG HOME
10. FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW
11. TRAVELIN' BLUES
12. WHICH WAY DID HE GO?
13. IF YOU LOVE ME BABY
14. GOODNIGHT IRENE
15. ITCHING FOR MY BABY
16. I HEARD THE BLUEBIRDS SING
17. ALL OF THE MONKEYS AIN'T IN THE ZOO
18. MORE AND MORE
19. GEISHA GIRL
20. HALF AS MUCH
21. ROCKABILLY MEDLEY (Raise A Ruckus Tonight/Rock-A-Billy Baby/Detour)
22. RAILROAD MEDLEY (Pan American Queen/I'm Moving On/Last Train To San Fernando)
23. THIS TRAIN
24. KANSAS CITY
25. THAT'S ALL RIGHT HONEY (Darlin')
26. ANYTIME
27. YELLOW YELLOW MOON
28. SLEEPY-EYED JOHN
29. TOBACCO ROAD
30. THE LEGEND OF GUNGA DIN
31. HANNAH
32. WAITIN' FOR THE SANDMAN

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
October 11th 2019
UPC Bar Code No
604988 37462 9