Sittin' In The Balcony - The Songs Of John D. Loudermilk [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] 2CD SET Import
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John D. Loudermilk is widely acknowledged as the most idiosyncratic songwriter of the Rock n Roll era and this unique 2CD compilation presents his story from two entirely different perspectives. Disc one comprises his own recordings between 1957-1961 including his original hit versions of "Sittin' In The Balcony", "Language Of Love" and "Blue Train". Disc two features his songs performed by other artists during the same period such as: Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash, Brenda Lee, Ricky Nelson, The Everly Brothers, Bobby Vee, Connie Francis and many more. This is the first time that Loudermilk's repertoire has been compiled this way, and with many on disc two being unavailable elsewhere on CD, this is a real gem.
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That includes his first nationally-charting side, Sittin' In The Balcony billed as Johnny Dee, a # 38 Billboard Pop Top 100 in March-April 1957 featuring guitarist Joe Tanner. With A-Plus In Love as the flipside, the unique release as Colonial 430 also came with a small 4-page insert introducing Loudermilk to buyers. The other two hits in Disc 1 are The Language Of Love, a # 32 in Nov-Dec 1961 and its B-side, Darling Jane (RCA Victor 7938), and Blue Train (Of The Heartbreak Line), a # 44 Country and # 132 Hot 100 Bubble Under in March 1964 (RCA Victor 8308 - but excludes the B-side, Rhythm And Blues). Also here is Mister Jones, the B-side of his April 1962 # 73 Hot 100 Thou Shalt Not Steal on RCA Victor 7993 - which is not here. His own missing charted sides are shown in the Comments below if you're interested.
Disc 2, on the other hand, in carrying 32 of his compositions performed by other artists, graphically underscores his talent in that aspect of the business and accounts for his 1976 induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame and, in 2011, the North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame.Read more ›