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Track Listing
CD1
1. Short Cut (Capitol 2164) 1952
2. It's So Nice To Make Up (Capitol 2164) 1952
3. That's Me Without You (Capitol 2259) 1952
4. Cool, Cold And Colder (Capitol 2259) 1952
5. Somebody Else's Heartache (Capitol 2399) 1953
6. The One I Can't Forget (Capitol 2399) 1953
7. Poor Boy Rich Lovin' (Capitol 2508) 1953
8. My Greatest Thrill (Capitol 2641) 1953
9. That's How I Need You (Capitol 2734) 1954
10. The Table Next To Mine (Capitol 2829) 1954
11. She Done Give Her Heart To Me (Capitol 2906) 1954
12. Oceans Of Tears (I've Shed For You) (Capitol 2906) 1954
13. I Forgot To Remember Santa Claus (Capitol 2958) 1954
14. Lovin' Season (Capitol 3025) 1955
15. Ain't Gonna Take No Chance (Capitol 3112) 1955
16. Till The Last Leaf Shall Fall (Capitol 3163) 1955
17. Let's Go Bunny Huggin' (Capitol 3198) 1955
18. Pigtails And Ribbons (Capitol 3281) 1955
19. For Rent (One Empty Heart) (Capitol 3357) 1956
20. My Stolen Love (Capitol 3357) 1956 21. Twenty Feet Of Muddy Water (Capitol 3441) 1956 22. All Mixed Up (Capitol 3441) 1956
23. The Cat Came Back (Capitol 3542) 1956
24. Hello Old Broken Heart (Capitol 3542) 1956
25. Young Love Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Capitol 3602) 1956
26. You're The Reason I'm In Love Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Capitol 3602) 1956
27. First Date, First Kiss, First Love Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Capitol 3674) 1957
28. Speak To Me Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Capitol 3674) 1957
29. Lovesick Blues Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Capitol 3764) 1957
30. Dear Love Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Capitol 3764) 1957

CD2
1. A Mighty Lovable Man Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Capitol 3792) 1957
2. Love Conquered Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Capitol 3792) 1957
3. Uh-Huh-Mm (Capitol 3840) 1957
4. Why Can't They Remember? (Capitol 3840) 1957
5. Kathaleen (Capitol 3888) 1958
6. Walk To The Dance (Capitol 3888) 1958
7. Are You Mine (Capitol 3962) 1958
8. Let's Play Love (Capitol 3962) 1958
9. You Got That Touch (Capitol 4020) 1958
10. I Can See It In Your Eyes (Capitol 4020) 1958
11. Let Me Be The One To Love You (Capitol 4066) 1958
12. Dream Big (Capitol 4127) 1959
13. Yo-Yo (Capitol 4127) 1959
14. Talk Of The School Sonny James With The Eligibles (Capitol 4178) 1959
15. The Table Sonny James With The Eligibles (Capitol 4178) 1959
16. Pure Love (Capitol 4229) 1959
17. This Love Of Mine (Capitol 4229) 1959
18. Who's Next In Line Sonny James With Hub Atwood's Strings (Capitol 4268) 1959
19. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know (Capitol 4307) 1959
20. Till Tomorrow (Capitol 4307) 1959
21. Jenny Lou (Nrc 50) 1960
22. Passin' Through (Nrc 50) 1960
23. Wondering Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Nrc 56) 1960
24. Bimbo Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Nrc 61) 1960
25. Apache (Rca 47-7858) 1961
26. Innocent Angel (Rca 47-7919) 1961
27. Young Love (1961) Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Groove 1) 1961
28. The Day's Not Over Yet Sonny James (The Southern Gentleman) (Rca 47-7998) 1962
29. Just One More Lie (Dot 16381) 1962
30. On The Longest Day (Dot 16419) 1962
31. The Only Cure (Dot 16419) 1962
Artist:
Sonny James
Title:
The Singles Collection 1952-62 (2CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3189
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
Known as “The Southern Gentleman”, Sonny James was one of the most popular and successful country artists of them all during the decades following WWII, racking up more than 75 hits in a chart career that lasted three decades through to 1983.

He scored no less than 23 US country No. 1s, beginning with the landmark success of “Young Love”, which also topped the US pop chart and was a UK No. 11, and including an extraordinary run of big hits in late 60s and early 70s beyond the scope of this collection.

He was one of the first country artists to embrace the influence of rock n roll, helping to give his work a more contemporary flavour than many of his Nashville peers, and was one of the new breed of country stylist who brought the genre into the modern era.

This great value 62-track collection comprises a substantial proportion of the A and B sides of the forty or so singles he released on Capitol, NRC, RCA and Dot during the first decade or so of his career, with at least one side of most releases included, and naturally features all his country and pop chart entries from that era, including, as well as “Young Love”, the Top 10 country hits “That's Me Without You”, “For Rent”, “You're The Reason I'm In Love”, “First Date, First Kiss, First Love” and “Uh-Huh-mm”.

Best-known as he is for his later work, this provides an enlightening and entertaining scene-setter for his later career, as his style develops from his country roots towards the new sound that would characterise Nashville in subsequent years.
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