Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Deradoorian $5 Off Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Now Deal of the Day
Buy Used
$10.63
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by bull_moose
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All of our used items are 100% Guaranteed to play.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.40
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Buy Used - Very Good
$10.81
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: Murfie, Inc.
Seller Rating: (1520)
Add to Cart
Lowest price: New
$21.95
+ $3.99 shipping
Buy New
$23.45
+ $3.99 shipping
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Greatest Hits
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Greatest Hits

5 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, August 17, 1999
"Please retry"
$21.95 $10.63

1. Gambler's Guitar
2. No Help Wanted
3. Lighthouse
4. My Melancholy Baby
5. Native Dancer
6. Seventeen
7. The Shifting, Whispering Sands
8. Held For Questioning
9. In The Middle Of The House
10. Eating Goober Peas
11. Freight Train
12. Let's Go Calypso
13. Tiger Lily
14. The Train With The Rhumba Beat
15. Are You Satisfied?
16. Mule Skinner Blues
17. Signed, Sealed And Delivered
18. Please Help Me, I'm Falling

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 17, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collector's Choice
  • ASIN: B00000JWDC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,883 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

5 star
60%
4 star
40%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By AvidOldiesCollector TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 29, 2007
Format: Audio CD
When discussing the non-R&R singers who managed to hang in there during the early years of that genre, names conjured up will usually include Guy Mitchell, Teresa Brewer, Perry Como, Nat Cole, Sinatra of course, Dean Martin, Doris Day, The McGuire Sisters, etc. etc. Rarely, if ever, does the name Rusty Draper pop up. It should, because between 1953 and 1961 he chalked up quite a string of hits.

The "Ol' Redhead" was born Farrell Draper in Kirksville, Missouri on January 25, 1923 and, so the story goes, found himself in show business in one form or another beginning at age 12. As he honed his skills he began to make a name for himself on the club circuit which, in turn, led to stints on the Patti Page, Eddie Cantor and Ed Sullivan TV shows.

After securing a contract with Mercury Records his first release, a cover of The Carlisles' Country hit No Help Wanted, with the backing of The Jack Halloran Singers and David Carroll & His Orchestra, went to # 10 on the Billboard Juke Box charts in March 1953. No a bad début, but his second release was even better. Taking a song written by Jim Lowe (who would have a memorable hit of his own in The Green Door in 1956), he fairly exploded onto the charts with Gambler's Guitar. Again backed by the Carroll orchestra he achieved # 6 on both the Billboard Jockey and Country charts and saw the hit hang around for a combined 23 weeks. Another Lowe-penned hit later that year was the mournful Lighthouse which went to # 23 Pop, and he then capped the year off with another # 23, Native Dancer, which carried over into early 1954.

The rest of 1954 was a wash, but in 1955 he had a banner year.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ron Hall on April 10, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Rusty Draper was one of the first singers to cross over from Country/Western to Rock. His recordings of Gamblers Guitar and Whispering Sand are true classics. A very enjoyable and satisfying CD. Buy this to enjoy the music of 1950's once again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Delaronde on July 6, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
He may not be as well remembered as some others from the era but at least the compilers treated his catalogue with respect in this nice compilation. Most, if not all, of his charted hits (in their original versions) are included with nice liner notes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By marie brooks on November 10, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
RUSTY DRAPER'S MUSIC IS WONDERFUL!!! WISH HE WAS STILL HERE PERFORMING.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By sharon on December 3, 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Just like brand new.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

Topic From this Discussion
rusty draper Be the first to reply
Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?