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Track Listing
CD1
1. FALSE PRIDE Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats (Mercury 70691) 1955
2. BIG BLUE DIAMONDS Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats (Mercury 70691) 1955
3. FIND 'EM, FOOL 'EM AND LEAVE 'EM ALONE Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats (Mercury 70745) 1955
4. MY WORLD IS YOU Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats (Mercury 70745) 1955
5. FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats (Mercury 70786) 1956
6. GLAD RAGS Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats (Mercury 70786) 1956
7. HELLO MR. BLUES Jimmy Dean (Mercury 70855) 1956
8. I FOUND OUT Jimmy Dean (Mercury 70855) 1956
9. LOSING GAME Jimmy Dean (Mercury 71120) 1957
10. HAPPY CHILD Jimmy Dean (Mercury 71120) 1957
11. LOOK ON THE GOOD SIDE Jimmy Dean (Mercury 71172) 1957
12. DO YOU LOVE ME Jimmy Dean (Mercury 71172) 1957
13. BUMMING AROUND Jimmy Dean (Mercury 71240) 1957
14. NOTHING CAN STOP MY LOVE Jimmy Dean (Mercury 71240) 1957
15. WHAT THIS OLD WORLD NEEDS Jimmy Dean (Mercury 71313) 1958
16. A FOOL IN LOVE Jimmy Dean (Mercury 71313) 1958
17. DEEP BLUE SEA Jimmy Dean (Columbia 40995) 1958
18. LOVE ME SO I'LL KNOW Jimmy Dean (Columbia 40995) 1958
19. LITTLE SANDY SLEIGHFOOT Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41025) 1958
20. WHEN THEY RING THE GOLDEN BELLS Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41025) 1958
21. MAKIN' UP MY MIND Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41118) 1958
22. STARLIGHT STARBRIGHT Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41118) 1958
23. SCHOOL OF LOVE Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41196) 1958
24. YOU SHOULD SEE TENNESSEE, MAM'SELLE Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41196) 1958
25. MY HEART IS AN OPEN BOOK Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41265) 1958
26. SHARK IN THE BATHTUB Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41265) 1958
27. SING ALONG Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41395, UK Philips PB940) 1959
28. WEEKEND BLUES Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41395, UK Philips PB940) 1959
29. COUNTING TEARS Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41453) 1959

CD2
1. STAY A LITTLE LONGER Jimmy Dean (Columbia 41453) 1959
2. THERE’S STILL TIME, BROTHER Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-41543, UK Philips PB984) 1959
3. THANKS FOR THE DREAM Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-41543, UK Philips PB984) 1959
5. THERE’LL BE NO TEARDROPS TONIGHT Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-41710) 1960
4. LITTLE BOY LOST Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-41710) 1960
6. IT’S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-41956) 1961
7. GIVE ME BACK MY HEART Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-41956) 1961
8. BIG BAD JOHN Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42175, UK Philips PB1187) 1961
9. I WON’T GO HUNTIN' WITH YOU, JAKE Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42175, UK Philips PB1187) 1961
10. OKLAHOMA BILL Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42248) 1961
11. DEAR IVAN Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42259, UK Philips PB1223) 1961
12. SMOKE, SMOKE, SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42259, UK Philips PB1223) 1961
13. TO A SLEEPING BEAUTY Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42282) 1962
14. THE CAJUN QUEEN Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42282, UK Philips PB1210) 1962
15. P.T. 109 Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42338, UK Philips PB1210) 1962
16. WALK ON, BOY Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42338) 1962
17. STEEL MEN Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42483) 1962
18. LITTLE BITTY BIG JOHN Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42483) 1962
19. PLEASE PASS THE BISCUITS Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42529, UK CBS AAG122) 1962
20. LITTLE BLACK BOOK Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42529, UK CBS AAG122) 1962
21. GONNA RAISE A RUCKUS TONIGHT Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42600) 1962
22. A DAY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD Jimmy Dean (Columbia 4-42600) 1962
Artist:
Jimmy Dean
Title:
The Complete Mercury & Columbia Singles
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3283
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• Jimmy Dean was a country singer and radio and TV personality and actor whose primary claim to musical fame came with the iconic landmark 1961 crossover pop/country hit “Big Bad John”, although he had many other significant hits over the years.

• Born in Texas, he became a professional entertainer after leaving the USAF in the late ‘40s, and graduated to being a popular performer on various radio shows, and with his band The Texas Wildcats made some recordings in the early ‘50s. When he was hosting the popular Washington, D.C. radio program ‘Town and Country Time’, he was signed by Mercury in 1955, making a number of records with them without a hit until signing to Columbia in 1957, scoring his debut hit “Deep Blue Sea” with his first Columbia release.

• It was with his unique narrative recitation “Big Bad John” that he came to true national and international prominence, making No. 1 in the US pop and country charts and reaching No. 2 in the UK. Other hits in similar style followed, notably “Dear Ivan” and “P.T. 109”, the latter a tribute to John F. Kennedy’s legendary wartime exploits.

• This great-value 51-track 2-CD set comprises all his A and B sides on the Mercury and Columbia labels during this key era of his career, and features all his eleven hits during these years, as well as some early Mercury titles which are otherwise unavailable on CD.