Ricky Nelson - A Teenage Idol - All the Hits 1957-1962
Cat. no: JASCD1108
Release Date: 29th January 2021
Genre: Rock & Roll
The original rich kid Rock ‘n’ Roll star, Ricky Nelson was just about America’s most famous teenager in the 1950s, having grown up in public on his Mom & Pop’s TV sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.
When he burst onto the US charts in the spring of 1957 with his first record, ‘I’m Walkin’ b/w ‘A Teenager’s Romance’, nobody could have envisaged that his singing career would ultimately eclipse his role in the TV series.
Propelled by plugs in Ozzie & Harriet, his first nine singles were million-sellers. Indeed, in the United States during the late 50s, he was second in popularity only to Elvis.
This 34-track compilation features all of Ricky’s 33 US hits between 1957-62, most notably ‘Be Bop Baby’, ‘Stood Up’, ‘Believe What You Say’, ‘Poor Little Fool’, ‘Lonesome Town’, ‘Never Be Anyone Else But You’, ‘Just A Little Too Much’, ‘Travelin’ Man’, ‘Hello Mary Lou’, ‘Teenage Idol’, ‘It’s Up To You’, etc. Also includes his UK Top 10 hit ‘Someday’, which was never issued as a 45 in the US.
Tracks: I’m Walkin’ / A Teenager’s Romance / You’re My One And Only Love / Be-Bop Baby / Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? / Stood Up / Waitin’ In School / Believe What You Say / My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It / Poor Little Fool / Lonesome Town / I Got A Feeling / Someday / Never Be Anyone Else But You / It’s Late / Just A Little Too Much / Sweeter Than You / I Wanna Be Loved / Mighty Good / Young Emotions / Right By My Side / I’m Not Afraid / Yes Sir,
That’s My Baby / You Are The Only One / Milk Cow Blues / Travelin’ Man / Hello Mary Lou / A Wonder Like You / Everlovin’ / Young World / Summertime / Teenage Idol / It’s Up To You / I Need You