Glenn Reeves - Johnny On The Spot (CD)

Bear Family 2011

44-page booklet, 25 tracks. Playing time approx. 59 minutes. - The first and only compilation of music by an important but little-reissued singer and songwriter! Includes the original demo recording of Heartbreak Hotel, one of the most important recordings in rock 'n' roll! All eight singles by Glenn Reeves issued on TNT, Republic, Atco and Decca in the 1950s are included! Also here are six unissued 1950s recordings and a very rare single from the 1960s on the Envy label! There are rare photographs and interviews with Reeves's friends and family! The comprehensive booklet by Martin Hawkins covers all of Glenn's various careers as a singer, songwriter, disc jockey, TV star, music promoter and more! -- This CD is the first comprehensive look at the career of Glenn Reeves, a man who was at the heart of the emerging rock 'n' roll styles of the '50s, from western bop to early rockers to rocking ballads. Reeves was an excellent singer although he was eclipsed by the success of others - he recorded 'Heartbreak Hotel' first - and he was a successful songwriter: 'Honey Bop', 'Rockin' Country Style', and 'I Won't Be Rockin' Tonite'. But he was even more successful as a TV star on a syndicated show out of Florida in the '60s and as a promoter of massive outdoor country music events in the '70s. His part in the story of rock 'n' roll has been little-known but it is no less important for that, and now it is told in full in words, pictures, and especially in his rocking music.

1. Rock Around The World
2. I Can't Love You (Like You Want Me To Do)
3. Rockin' Country Style
4. Tarzan
5. I'm Hangin' Around
6. Precious Years
7. Born To Cry
8. Betty's Bounce
9. Drinkin' Wine Spo Dee O Dee
10. The Last Time
11. That'll Be Love
12. Rock-A-Boogie Lou
13. She Traded Her Pigtails For A Toni
14. He Gotta Way
15. I Found A Dream
16. Tortured Heart
17. Woman Trouble
18. Wasted Time, Wasted Years
19. I Ain't Got Room To Rock
20. I'm Johnny On The Spot
21. The Blues Are Out Tonight
22. That'll Be Love (alt)
23. Heartbreak Hotel (demo)
24. My Hometown
25. Today (Is The First Day)

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