Global success was a long time coming for Hank Locklin, but it finally arrived in 1960 thanks to 'Please Help Me I'm Falling', which took Locklin out of the Country & Western charts of the day and into the pop market.
Prior to his success with that song, Locklin had been making records for more than a decade - solid country records that sold well in their intended market without ever really crossing over, including his original version of his own song 'Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On' - now a country standard.
'Dream' is one of many goodies featured in 'Fourteen Karat Gold', a new Jasmine collection that brings together the very best of Locklin's 1950s recordings including all of his Billboard Country & Western chart hits of the decade for RCA, Decca and Four Star Records.
This collection's emphasis may be on the harder, honky tonkin' side of Locklin's catalogue, but there are also many great examples of the ballad style that would make him a country chart ever-present during the 1960s.
Locklin toured the UK and Ireland many times in the 60s and 70s and this collection will provide a fine memorial to his talents among those who saw him live during those decades.
Needless to say, as with all Jasmine packages it's beautifully remastered from the best available sources…
1 FOURTEEN KARAT GOLD
2 YOU CAN'T NEVER TELL
3 A GOOD WOMAN'S LOVE
4 I CAN'T RUN AWAY
5 YOUR HEART IS AN ISLAND
6 BABY YOU CAN COUNT ME IN
7 TOMORROW'S JUST ANOTHER DAY TO CRY
8 I'M GOING TO COPYRIGHT YOUR KISSES
9 BY THE SWEAT OF MY BROW
10 I'M TIRED OF BUMMIN' AROUND
11 SHE'S BETTER THAN MOST
12 SEVEN OR ELEVEN
13 GOLDEN WRISTWATCH
14 HOW MUCH
15 I'M A FOOL
16 WHY BABY WHY
17 LOVE OR SPITE
18 I LIKE TO PLAY WITH YOUR KISSES
19 WHISPERING SCANDAL
21 LESSONS IN LOVE
22 I'LL ALWAYS BE STANDING BY
23 THESE RUINS BELONG TO YOU
24 QUEEN OF HEARTS
25 SEND ME THE PILLOW THAT YOU DREAM ON
26 WHY DON'T YOU HAUL OFF AND LOVE ME
27 GEISHA GIRL
28 STUMPY JOE
29 DOWN TEXAS WAY
30 SEND ME THE PILLOW THAT YOU DREAM ON #2
|Release Date||11th August 2017|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 37002 7|
Hank LOCKLIN - Fourteen Karat Gold - Classic Recordings 1951-57
- Product Code: JASMCD 3700
- Availability: In Stock