1-CD-Album DigiPac (4-plated) with 28-page booklet, 15 tracks, playing time 33:02 Minutes.
Previous unissued 1959 session with the legendary singer/composer, Bonnie Guitar. Memorable, intimate musical setting featuring solo guitar accompaniment. Features another legendary figure - singer/composer/musician Don Robertson.
An established star with the hit singles Dark Moon and Mister Fire Eyes to her credit, Bonnie Guitar was also a veteran of decades of playing and singing in pop and country bands around the Pacific Northwest.
For several sessions in 1959, Bonnie Guitar and her friend, songwriter and producer Don Robertson, holed up in RCA Victor's Hollywood studios in an unusual experiment - recording Bonnie Guitar's voice with solo guitar accompaniment. The repertoire ranged from standards - some of which she'd been singing for years in clubs - to new originals, and a couple of Roberson's own classics.
Why were these tracks recorded Bonnie Guitar says they were master sessions, though such informality was virtually unprecedented in 1959 (even Johnny Mathis's 'Open Fire - Two Guitars' had a second guitar and a bass). Bonnie Guitar's 'By The Fireside' includes 15 of the songs Bonnie Guitar and Don Robertson recorded back then, which are available here for the first time. Todd Everett's liner notes include quotes from three recent interviews with the artist.
|By The Fireside - The Velvet Lounge 1|
|1:||I Couldn't Believe It Was True|
|2:||I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry|
|3:||If Raindrops Were Kisses|
|6:||My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You|
|7:||Down By The Riverside|
|8:||I Really Don't Want To Know|
|9:||I Forgot To Remember To Forget|
|10:||You Win Again|
|11:||I Don't Hurt Anymore|
|12:||Singing The Blues|
|13:||Your Cheatin' Heart|
|14:||I Almost Lost My Mind|
|15:||Go Back You Fool|