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Jerry REED - The Early Years - Part 1 Too Busy Cryin' The Blues, 1955-1957

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One of Country Music's truly great guitarists and songwriters, JERRY REED had been around for many years before he finally achieved crossover mainstream success in the 1970s and 80s.

But among those in the know he'd been revered for his picking skills since the mid-1950s, having played on countless sessions, while he'd also cut plenty of Hillbilly, Rockabilly, and Country records under his own steam.

The first of two compilations in a brief 'mini-series' anthologising Jerry's early career, chronologically, this set features twenty-two of his own sides, two of him moonlighting with an instro combo and eight as a session guitarist.

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One of Country Music's truly great guitarists and songwriters, JERRY REED had been around for many years before he finally achieved crossover mainstream success in the 1970s and 80s.

But among those in the know he'd been revered for his picking skills since the mid-1950s, having played on countless sessions, while he'd also cut plenty of Hillbilly, Rockabilly, and Country records under his own steam.

The first of two compilations in a brief 'mini-series' anthologising Jerry's early career, chronologically, this set features twenty-two of his own sides, two of him moonlighting with an instro combo and eight as a session guitarist.

Many of these early 45s are highly-prized collectors' artefacts, and a lot of Jerry's fans consider these to be among his finest work.

This is the first time that this body of work has been thus assembled, and several of these tracks are hard to find elsewhere on CD.

Track Listing

1. HERE I AM
2. IF THE GOOD LORD'S WILLING AND THE CREEKS DON'T RISE
3. I'M TIRED OF PLAYING CUPID
4. I'M A LOVER, NOT A FIGHTER
5. HONEY CHILE
6. HOW CAN I GO ON THIS WAY
7. WHEN I FOUND YOU
8. MISTER WHIZ
9. I'VE HAD ENOUGH
10. THIS GREAT BIG EMPTY ROOM
11. JUST A ROMEO
12. TOO BUSY CRYIN' THE BLUES
13. YOU'RE BRAGGIN', BOY
14. EVERYWHERE
15. RIC CARTEY WITH THE JIVA-TONES - YOUNG LOVE
16. RIC CARTEY WITH THE JIVA-TONES - OOOH-EEE
17. IT'S HIGH TIME
18. FOREVER
19. I'M STUCK
20. I CAN'T FIND THE WORDS
21. RIC CARTEY - HEART THROB
22. RIC CARTEY - I WANCHA TO KNOW
23. RIC CARTEY - LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT LOVE
24. RIC CARTEY - BORN TO LOVE ONE WOMAN
25. ROCKIN' IN BAGHDAD
26. OH! LONELY HEART
27. THE ROCKATEERS - ROCK BOTTOM (part 1)
28. THE ROCKATEERS - ROCK BOTTOM (part 2)
29. RIC CARTEY - MY BABE
30. RIC CARTEY - MELLOW DOWN EASY
31. IN MY OWN BACKYARD
32. BA-BEE

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
May 12th, 2023
UPC Bar Code No
604988380422

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