4-CD box (LP-size) with 24-page book, 111 tracks. Playing time approx. 281 mns.
We turn the spotlight on one of the great country songwriters of our time. Mitchell Torok wrote ‘Mexican Joe’ for Jim Reeves, Norwood and Arkansas for Glen Campbell, Open The Door And Let The Good TimesIn for Dean Martin, and Redneck for Vernon Oxford. He was also a recording artist, and scored country and pop hits with ‘Caribbean’ (a number 1 country hit--and then a Top 20 pop hit five years later) and When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba, (a Top 10 hit in England). This 4-CD set includes Mitchell's rare early recordings for FBC and Royalty, as well as his recordings for Abbott, Decca, Guyden, Mercury, and Capitol, encompassing his career from 1949 to 1963. Standout cuts include Nacogdoches County Line, Piney Woods Boogie, Sober Up, Red Light - Green Light, You Drive Buddy, Havanna Huddle, and the original version of the Top 10 pop hit Pledge Of Love. Mitchell was a different sort of country singer, and this is a great, offbeat collection.