1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with 36-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time 57:48 mns.
A forgotten star finally gets his due! Bobby Lord didn't score many hits, but he was a TV star on the Ozark Jubilee and on Nashville's Opry station, WSM. His No More! No More! No More! is an early psychobilly classic! Includes rare photos and unissued recordings!
The first ever CD of Bobby Lord's vintage recordings is way overdue! Now Bear Family has carefully selected his finest proto-rockabilly, upbeat country and pop recordings for Columbia from 1954-1960.
The collection also features three previously unissued numbers from 1956 and '60, plus the complete January, 1956 session (two days after Elvis recorded Heartbreak Hotel) that produced Beautiful Baby and Bobby Lord's blazing cover of Johnny Cash's hit So Doggone Lonesome. Elvis's bassist and drummer stayed around to work the session. Also featured is the original recording of Boudleaux Bryant's Hawk-Eye, later a chart single for Frankie Laine! The star sidemen include Chet Atkins, Hank Garland, Harold Bradley, Grady Martin, and two of Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys.
By the 1970s, Bobby Lord had scaled back his musical career to become a successful Florida developer and businessman. He also hosted the Nashville Network's 'Country Sportsman' (later renamed 'Celebrity Outdoors') from 1983-1989. Bobby Lord's death in 2008 at age 74 closed a career that spanned music, TV and business.