Johnny Burnette - Train Kept A-rollin' (CD)

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9-CD box (LP-size) with 116-page hardcover book, 289 tracks. Playing time approx. 638 mns.

Johnny Burnette was at the heart of rock 'n' roll music for almost ten years, and had a leading role in most of the changes that overtook the music from the dawn of rockabilly to the British Invasion. Now his music from those incredible years is complete for the first time

Johnny Burnette was one of the very few Memphis rockabillies actually born in Memphis. Many rank his 1956 and 1957 Rock 'n' Roll Trio recordings as the finest in all of rockabilly. The explosiveness and youthful energy truly heralded a new era in music, and the Trio's impact is felt to this day. But there was much more to Johnny Burnette, and it's all here on 9 CDs. Here is his very first record from 1955 as well as all of the Rock 'n' Roll Trio recordings complete with alternate takes, and all of Johnny Burnette Hollywood recordings, plus one hundred rare or unissued demos.

Johnny Burnette and his brother Dorsey Burnette began their west coast career writing songs for Ricky Nelson (Believe What You Say, It's Late, etc. ). Johnny Burnette recorded for Ricky Nelson's label, Imperial, in 1958, then switched to Freedom/Liberty Records later that year. During his four years on Liberty, he scored several worldwide smash hits that defined the early Sixties, including Dreamin', You're Sixteen, Little Boy Sad, and Big Big World. All the issued and previously unissued Liberty recordings are here, complete for the first time. After leaving Liberty in 1962, he recorded for Chancellor (seven unissued Chancellor recordings are included here), Reprise, and then Capitol. The Capitol sessions are complete at last, too. Finally, Johnny Burnette recorded for his own label, Sahara/Magic Lamp, before dying tragically in a boating accident in 1964.

In addition to all of the session recordings, this exclusive boxed set includes three CDs of demos that Johnny Burnette recorded with Eddie Cochran, his brother Dorsey Burnette, and others....Read more at:

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Rock Billy Boogie
  • Please Don't Leave Me
  • Rock Therapy
  • Lonesome Train (On A Lonesome Track)
  • Sweet Love On My Mind
  • My Love, You're A Stranger
  • Your Baby Blue Eyes
  • I Love You So (alt)
  • The Train Kept A Rollin'
  • All By Myself
  • Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
  • Blues Stay Away From Me
  • Honey Hush
  • Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
  • I Just Found Out
  • Chains Of Love
  • Lonseome Train (On A Lonesome Track) (alt)
  • I Love You So
  • If You Want It Enough
  • Butterfingers
  • Eager Beaver Baby
  • Touch Me
  • Tear It Up
  • Oh Baby Babe
  • You're Undecided
  • Midnight Train
  • Shattered Dreams
  • Your're Undecided (1)
  • Go Along Mule
  • Tear It Up (live)/Oh Baby Babe (live)
  • Your Cheatin' On Me (false start)/Your Chea..
Disc 2:
  • Warm Love
  • Boppin' Rosalie
  • Do Baby Do
  • My Honey
  • I'm Restless
  • Kiss Me
  • Kiss Me (alt)
  • Gumbo
  • Me And The Bear
  • I'll Never Love Again (1)
  • I'll Never Love Again (2)
  • Sweet Baby Doll
  • Waitin' At The Station (1)
  • Waitin' At The Station (2)
  • Green Grass Of Texas (instr.)
  • Bloody River (instr.)
  • Ol' Reb (instr.)
  • Rockin' Johnny Home (instr.)
  • I'll Always Be In Love With You
  • Settin' The Woods On Fire
  • Kentucky Waltz
  • Ballad Of The One Eyed Jacks
  • Your Cheatin' On Me
  • Blue School Days
  • Just Keep On Goin'
  • Just A Memory
  • It's The After That Hurts You
  • Patrick Henry
  • Don't Do It
  • Cincinnati Fireball
Disc 3:
  • Dreamin'
  • I Want To Be With You Always
  • My Special Angel
  • Finders Keepers
  • I Really Don't Want To Know
  • Lovesick Blues
  • Please Help Me I'm Falling
  • Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me
  • Love Me
  • Kaw Liga
  • Love Kept A Rollin'
  • That's All I Care
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • You're Sixteen
  • It's My Way
  • That's The Way I Feel
  • Little Boy Sad/I Love My Baby
  • (I Go) Down To The River
  • Singing The Blues
  • Let's Think About Living
  • It's Only Make Believe
  • Oh Lonesome Me
  • Dream Lover
  • You're So Fine
  • Blue Blue Morning
  • Pledge Of Love
  • I Beg Your Pardon
  • Crying In The Chapel
  • Gimme Gimme Lovin'
  • You'll Learn To Cry
Disc 4:
  • A Lover's Question
  • Big Big World
  • Mona Lisa
  • I'm Still Dreamin'
  • In The Chapel Of The Moonlight
  • Red Sails In The Sunset
  • The Treasure Of Love
  • The Fool
  • Memories Are Made Of This
  • Girls
  • I've Got A Lot Of Things To Do
  • God, Country And My Baby
  • Honestly I Do
  • Fools Like Me
  • Angry At The Big Oak Tree
  • Clown Shoes
  • Second Chance
  • Walk On By
  • You're The Reason
  • Just Out Of Reach
  • Girl Of My Best Friend
  • Hello Walls
  • Moody River
  • A Little Bitty Tear
Disc 5:
  • The Poorest Boy In Town
  • The Way I Am
  • The Fool Of The Year
  • Standing On The Outside Of Her Door
  • Let Me Be With You
  • Green Hills (instr.)
  • Lonely Island (instr.)
  • Island Girl (instr.)
  • Damn The Defiant
  • Lonesome Waters
  • Choo Choo Train
  • Roses Are Red
  • When Today Is A Long Time Ago
  • The Giant
  • I Just Called Up To Say Goodbye
  • I Wanna Thank Your Folks
  • I'll Never Get Over You
  • I'm Losing My Mind
  • The Old Man In The Country
  • Time Is Not Enough
  • Remember Me (I'm The One Who Loves You)
  • After The Boy Gets The Girl
  • Nobody Could (version 1)
  • Nobody Could (version 2)
  • Party Girl
  • Tag Along
  • Hey Sue
  • It Don't Take Much
  • I'll Give You Three Guesses
  • (Wish It Were Saturday Night) All Week Long
  • It Isn't There
  • Congratulations, You've Hurt Me Again
Disc 6:
  • Walkin' Talkin' Doll
  • You Taught Me The Way To Love
  • The Opposite
  • Corner Of Heartache And Despair
  • Aunt Marie
  • Two Feet In Front Of Me
  • If I Were An Artist
  • And Her Name Is Scarlet
  • I Think She Knows
  • Sweet Suzie
  • Skippin' School
  • It All Depends On Linda
  • Fountain Of Love
  • What A Summer Day
  • Bigger Man
  • Less Than A Heartbeat
  • Congratulations, You've Hurt Me Again (alt)
  • Keep A Knockin'
  • Bony Moronie
  • The Big House (THE TRAVELERS)
  • Goin' Home (THE TRAVELERS)
  • Bertha Lou
  • Snacky Poo (The Ring-A-Dings)
  • Interview with Jonah Ruddy
  • Interview with Jack Brown for 'Rocketing R.'
  • Christmas Message 1
  • Christmas Message 2
  • New Year Message
Disc 7:
  • Come On Baby
  • Believe What You Say
  • Rockin' The Town
  • My Little Baby Came Rockin'
  • Lights Out
  • Boom Boom Boom Yippy Yi Ya
  • Lizzy Dee
  • Rock Away Baby
  • Like The Mountains And The Sea
  • Daydreaming In School
  • Yes I Do
  • If You Love Me Strong Enough
  • Look What You've Missed
  • Rhythm In My Bones
  • Be Mine
  • It'll Be All Right
  • Tell Me
  • Just Gotta Be My Baby
  • Daddy-O
  • Keep Me In Mind
  • You Gotta Walk And Talk Your Fellow
  • Magic Island
  • Endless Love
  • One Soda, Two Straws
  • Water Boy
  • Jeannie
  • Just Keep On Going
  • Baby Doll Blue Eyes
  • Hey Stranger
  • One Sided Love Affair
  • Address Unknown
  • I Wanna Love My Baby
  • I'm Happy
Disc 8:
  • Boppin' Rock
  • Honey Honey
  • We're Gonna Rock It
  • Circle Rock
  • Come On And Rock
  • Whatcha Gonna Do
  • Crazy Date
  • Lucky Boy
  • Honey Baby
  • Mule Boy
  • Gypsy Magic
  • Tell Me Baby
  • My Pretty Little Blue Eyes
  • Oh What I'd Give
  • Just For You
  • With All Your Heart
  • I'll Never Forget
  • Wanting You, Needing You
  • You Gotta Have A Friend
  • Way In The Middle Of The Night
  • I Would Do Anything
  • Wampus Cat
  • One Soda, Two Straws (2)
  • Good Good Feelin'
  • Wait For Me
  • We're Gonna Rock Tonight
  • Be My Love Tonight
  • Oh Vera Mae
  • Little Girl (aka Kiss Me Sweet)
  • Baby Mine
  • Night Walker (instr.)
Disc 9:
  • Crazy Legs
  • No Foolin' Around (Your Love My Love)
  • Whisper Tenderly
  • Candle Of Love
  • Blues Gonna Get You
  • Honey Tree
  • Speak No Evil
  • My Destiny
  • We're Having A Party
  • It's Late
  • School's Out
  • You Gotta Get Ready
  • House With A Tin Rooftop
  • How Do You Rock
  • Fantabulous
  • Just One More Time
  • Makin' Love
  • Teenage Dream
  • It's For Me
  • You Pass Me By
  • There's Gonna Be Lovin'
  • Operator
  • Baby Doll
  • Treat Me
  • Charleston Rock 'N' Roll
  • I Feel So Welcome
  • Mean It
  • Like A Fool
  • Too Much Alike
  • Sugarfoot Sally
  • Hey Little Freshman
  • Magic Night Of Love
  • Date Me
  • Hey Gang

Additional Details

Label: Bear Family Records

Genre: Pop/Rock

Run Time: 638 mins

Release Date: 01/02/07

UPC: 4000127164384

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