Thomas Wayne - Tragedy
Cat. no: JASCD1123
Release Date: 30th April 2021
Genre: Rock & Roll
Thomas Wayne - famously, the younger brother of Johnny Cash’s guitarist, Luther Perkins - was only eighteen years of age when he recorded the million-selling ‘Tragedy’, a worldwide hit in 1958.
This is the first-ever Thomas Wayne compilation and around half these sides are new to CD; apart from ‘Tragedy’, few of his early 45s have ever been reissued in any format, and are nowadays major collectors’ artefacts.
Although destined never to have another major success, he cut the original version of Chips Moman’s ‘This Time’, and he co-wrote and recorded the original of ‘Girl Next Door Went A-Walking’.
All are included on this compilation, which comprises all of Wayne’s known recordings between 1958-62 across five different record labels. The three bonus tracks feature Elvis Presley’s cover of ‘Girl Next Door Went A-Walking’, plus The Fleetwoods and Troy Shondell’s million-selling revivals of ‘Tragedy’ and ‘This Time’, respectively.
Tracks: You’re The One That Done It / This Time / Tragedy / Saturday Date / Eternally / Scandalizing My Name / Just Beyond / Gonna Be Waitin’ / Guilty Of Love / Pancho Villa / Because Of You / Girl Next Door / Tragedy (The New Version) / No More, No More / I’ve Got It Made / The Quiet Look / Tragedy (Third Version) / Stop The River / Eighth Wonder Of The World / Elvis Presley - Girl Next Door Went A-Walking / The Fleetwoods - Tragedy / Troy Shondell - This Time