Johnnie Ray - Yes Tonight Josephine (CD)

SKU: BCD16319

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5-CD box (LP-size) with 72-page book, 124 tracks. Playing time approx. 329:01 mns.

After the astonishing and unprecedented success of the early Fifties, Johnnie Ray's career tailed off during the later Fifties... and after. The lessening success was compounded by a cocktail of personal problems, but he still recorded prolifically, and this 5-CD set documents his recording career from 1957 to the end of the 1960s. He cut several albums, long unavailable, that are justly regarded as daring and innovative pop vocal milestones; these include 'Til Morning', 'Mr. Cry', and an album released in England only, 'A Sinner Am I'. His hits from this era include Yes Tonight Josephine, Build Your Love On A Strong Foundation, and I'll Never Fall In Love Again. All are here.

In addition to his last Columbia sessions, this set also includes Johnnie Ray's recordings for Cadence, United Artists, Liberty, Decca, Groove, Reprise, and Pye, as well as a 72-page hardcover book by Ray's biographer, Jonny Whiteside, that details the singer's precipitous personal decline. The vocal artistry of Johnnie Ray has never quite achieved the recognition it should. He was, as Tony Bennett and others have observed, the missing link between Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Contemporary popular music would not have sounded the same without him.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Yes Tonight, Josephine
  • Build Your Love (On A Strong Foundation)
  • Street Of Memories
  • Miss Me Jast A Little
  • Texas Tambourine
  • Pink Sweater Angel
  • Soliloque Of A Fool
  • Endlessly
  • Plant A Little Seed
  • Strollin' Girl
  • Tender Love And Care
  • Lonely For A Letter
  • I'm Beginning To See The Light
  • All Through The Night
  • Hands Across The Table
  • Teach Me Tonight
  • Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)
  • Day By Day
  • Too Marvelous For Words
  • My Ideal
  • I'm Confessin'
  • It All Depends On You
  • I Can't Escape From You
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
Disc 2:
  • Up Until Now (fast version)
  • Up Until Now
  • No Regrets
  • When's Your Birthday, Baby
  • You're The One Who Knows
  • What More Can I Say
  • One Man's Love Song Is Another Man's Blues
  • To Know You Is To Love You
  • The Lonely Ones
  • Here And Now
  • I'll Never Fall In Love Again
  • You're All That I Live For
  • Call Me Yours
  • A Sinner Am I
  • A Hundred Years From Today
  • It's All In The Game
  • September Song
  • Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  • If I Had You
  • Tell The Lady I Said Goodbye
  • Give Me Time
  • Don't Leave Me Now
  • All The Way
  • Love
Disc 3:
  • (When It's) Springtime In The Rockies
  • Ridin' Home
  • Twilight On The Trail
  • Empty Saddles
  • Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • I'm An Old Cowhand
  • The Last Round-Up
  • Home On The Range
  • Wagon Wheels
  • Red River Valley
  • Cool Water
  • Bury Me Out On The Lone Prairie
  • Raining In My Heart
  • You're Here In My Arms
  • An Ordinary Couple
  • It Reminds Me Of You
  • I'll Make You Mine
  • Before You
  • Tell Me
  • Let's Forget It Now
  • In The Heart Of A Fool
  • You're The One
  • Pledging My Love
  • Shop Around
Disc 4:
  • How Many Nights, How Many Days'
  • It Went Straight To My Heart
  • I'll Bring Along My Banjo
  • I Believe (& TIMI YURO)
  • A Mother's Love (& TIMI YURO)
  • Up Above My Head (& TIMI YURO)
  • You Can't Get Away From Me (& TIMI YURO)
  • A Lover's Question
  • Nothing Goes Up Without Coming Down
  • It's Always Tomorrow
  • It's A Blue World
  • It's A Cruel World We Live In
  • Cry
  • Scotch And Soda
  • I Wished On The Moon
  • I'll Be Around
  • I'll Be Seeing You
  • Love Letters
  • My Melancholy Baby
  • I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)
  • I'll See You In My Dreams
  • You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  • What A Diff'rence A Day Made
  • Till The Clouds Roll By
  • I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
  • Long Ago And Far Away
Disc 5:
  • After My Laughter Came Tears
  • Lonely Wine
  • It's True, It's True
  • Lookout Chattanooga
  • I Can't Stop Crying For You
  • Jealous Heart
  • I've Learned
  • Can't I
  • Sweethearts Or Strangers
  • Fontainebleu
  • Break My Heart Break
  • One Life
  • Sleepy Time Gal
  • Happy
  • A Sometime Love
  • Step Aside
  • I Still Love You (By The Way)
  • Every Night Lulu
  • Higher And Higher
  • Troublemaker
  • Since I Lost You Baby
  • Wise To The Ways Of The World
  • Long And Lonely Nights
  • Broken Hearted Me Evil Hearted You

Additional Details

Label: Bear Family Records

Genre: Pop/Rock

Run Time: 329 mins

Release Date: 01/02/07

UPC: 4000127163196

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