1-CD mit 28-seitigem Booklet, 30 Einzeltitel, Spieldauer 74:34 Minuten.
Rod Morris is best remembered these days -- if he's remembered at all -- as a songwriter who penned Jim Reeves' early hit Bimbo, Slim Whitman's North Wind, and Little Jimmy Dickens'
I’m Coming Over Tonight. But he was an engaging and often exciting performer in his own right, cutting excellent western swing-tinged mainstream country with his Missourians on Capitol from 1951-54. He also has attracted the attention of rockabilly aficionados for later recordings on his own Ludwig label.
Bear Family has collected all 24 of Rod Morris
' Capitol sides here for the first time, which will hopefully help rescue the singer from undeserved obscurity. It's hot, energetic early '50s country dance music, with great songs and hot guitars. Included are the original version of Bimbo
, excellent sides like I Feel Like A Wreck
(Looking For Someplace To Happen
) and Free, Wise And Twenty One
, plus the original version Free White And Twenty One
, as well as bonus tracks from the Ludwig years, the rocking Alabama Jail House Blues
and Ghost Of Casey Jones
plus I Lived With The Angels
, Bony Eyes Of Blue
and Heartbreak Letter