George MORGAN - Candy Kisses Are The Best Of All

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Not a bad way to start a Country chart career: write yourself a smash number one hit which is enviously copied by numerous other artists. That is exactly what George Morgan did in 1949 with "Candy Kisses".George had written and was performing "Candy Kisses" in 1948, before he had gained a record contract, and it was this song which led COLUMBIA to sign him ahead of rivals RCA. His first record release, it became a million-seller and the Country hit of 1949, in the process beating off cover versions from established artists like Elton Britt, Red Foley and Cowboy Copas. No surprise that George named his first daughter Candy! Success not only brought a welcome stream of royalties, it gave him a place at the "Grand Ole Opry" and he was quickly established as a Country star. However, after 1949 the hits were slow in coming and he had to wait until 1952 before a number two strike with "Almost". The future pattern was set: another hit in 1953, nothing until 1957, and following that a number three in 1959 with "I’m In Love Again".

Track Listing

1. CANDY KISSES
2. STAY AWAY FROM ME BABY
3. WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN TO ME
4. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY?
5. MOLLY DARLIN'
6. UP AND DOWN MY HEART STRINGS feat. Simon Crum
7. TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF
8. A BOY AND A GIRL
9. THERE GOES MY LOVE
10. THE BEST OF ALL
11. PLEASE DON'T LET ME LOVE YOU
12. (THERE'LL BE) PEACE IN THE VALLEY
13. WHEN A MAN GETS THE BLUES
14. ALMOST
15. THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
16. I CAN'T GO ON THIS WAY
17. I'D TRADE ALL OF MY TOMORROWS (FOR JUST ONE YESTERDAY)
18. WHEN YOU'RE A LONG WAY FROM HOME
19. BILLY BAYOU
20. I'M IN LOVE AGAIN
21. HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME
22. PANHANDLE RAG feat. Don Davis & The Candy Kids
23. CANDY KISSES # 2

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
01/03/2000
UPC Bar Code No
604988350326