1-CD with 32-page booklet, 34 tracks, playing time 78:25 minutes.
"If you enjoyed 'Wooden Heart,' Joe Dowell's #1 hit record from the '60s, you'll really like his other, nostalgic-era songsnow featured on Bear Family Records.” (Pat Boone)
This is absolutely quintessential early Sixties pop. Pop before the loss of innocence. Joe Dowell came to Nashville during aschool break, and was signed by Mercury Records. He was whisked into the studio, and offered a chance to record asong that Elvis had out on an album … but not a single. That song was Wooden Heart, and it topped the US charts in1961. His only hit has been anthologized plenty of times, but this is the first CD ever devoted to the Joe Dowellstory…and it’s an interesting one. Thousands of people who bought Bear Family’s '1000 Nadelstiche' series will find thatthis is an intriguing footnote to that series, and others who simply love early Sixties pop will finally get a chance to hearwhat else Joe Dowell could do (hint: there are many other German-themed songs). As a bonus, there are two answersongs:
Linda Hall’s You Don’t Have A Wooden Heart and Rhea Renee’s I Too Have No Wooden Heart.