Classic Recordings Box set, Import
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Audio CD, Box set, Import, February 17, 1997
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I feel certain that anyone who gets this album set will enjoy long hours listening pleasure, as there is something here for just about everyone. If you have parents who loved Country music from the 50's and 60's, you could not find a better gift to bring hours of entertainment for them.
Born Marvin Karlton Percy in Wichita, Kansas on July 2, 1925, and of Cherokee heritage, he appeared on the Arthur Godfrey TV show in 1955 and had one single released that year by Coral before commencing a recording career with MGM. His first hit single turned out to be his best ever as Gonna Find Me A Bluebird struck a chord in both he Pop and Country markets, hitting # 3 Country and # 18 Billboard Pop Top 100 in June/July 1957 on MGM 12412. The B-side, So You Think You've Got Troubles, is regarded as a Country "follow-along" hit. Later that year they paired him with Connie Francis in an attempt to jump-start her career, but all were disappointed when the pleasant The Majesty Of Love staggered to a # 93 Top 100 in December b/w You, My Darlin', You on MGM 12555. A couple of months later, Connie took care of things herself when he cover of an old 1923 hit for Isham Jones & His Orchestra, Who's Sorry Now?, exploded to # 4 Top 100 and R&B in March/April 1958 on MGM 12588. Meanwhile, Marvin had to settle for a # 15 Country/# 60 Top 100 with Whole Lotta Woman on MGM 12609 b/w Baby, Don't Go.Read more ›
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Had heard a few Marvin Rainwater songs and liked them, so took a chance on this box set. I was surprised that there were so many great country songs I had never heard before. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dennis J. McCarn
I am very dissatisfied with this recordings. had very poor recording. I would not recommend buying this item. was not at all what I expected .Published 20 months ago by Ford S.
Great collection of songs. Good price. I wish he was around today to do concerts because he would definitely be able to compete in todays music field.Published on August 4, 2013 by Amos Elkins
This is the most comprehensive collection of Marvin's work of his career.
I am a radio dj and play Marvin quite a bit. He has done "station drops" for me. Read more