• Billy WALKER - Well, Hello There - The Country Chart Hits and More 1954-1962

Known throughout his career as 'The Tall Texan' - he was both! - Billy Walker was an ever present in country music from the mid-1940s up to the 21st century. His biggest sustained success came from the mid-1960s onwards, but prior to that Billy had recorded prolifically for some of the biggest record labels in the world, scoring enough hits to keep those record labels invested in promoting his records.

'Well, Hello There…' is a potent overview of Billy's 1950s and early 1960s sides. It includes all of his Billboard Country Chart Hits plus a generous helping of 45s and album cuts that show he was adept at handling anything his record label required of him, from the rockabilly of 'I've Got Leavin' On My Mind' to the rockin' western swing of 'Whirlpool' to ballads like his first hit 'Thank You For Calling' and Billy's original version of the standard 'Funny How Time Slips Away' and the shuffle beat of his biggest ever country hit, the # 1 single 'Charlie's Shoes'.

It was his ability to handle any type of song that kept Billy popular long after most of his peers had called it a day. He was still an in demand performer when he, his wife and most of his band died in a road accident in May 2006.

This single CD cannot be bettered as a representation of the early years of Billy Walker. As with all Jasmine packages it's beautifully remastered from the best available sources and sequenced for maximum listening pleasure.

Track Listing

1. CHARLIE'S SHOES
2. FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY
3. MEXICAN JOE
4. BACK STREET AFFAIR
5. I'VE GOT LEAVIN' ON MY MIND
6. TIME WILL TELL
7. THANK YOU FOR CALLING
8. FADED LIGHTS AND LONESOME PEOPLE
9. HEADIN' FOR HEARTACHES (remake)
10. IT HURTS TOO MUCH TO LAUGH (And I'm Too Big To Cry)
11. I'VE GOT A NEW HEARTACHE
12. THE RECORD
13. I CAN'T KEEP THE GIRLS AWAY
14. YOU'RE THE ONLY GOOD THING (That's Happened To Me)
15. PRETEND YOU JUST DON'T KNOW ME
16. WHIRLPOOL
17. WHICH ONE OF US IS TO BLAME - Billy Walker And Jeanette Hicks
18. ON MY MIND AGAIN - Billy Walker and the Crickets
19. IT'S DOGGONE TOUGH ON ME
20. MR. HEARTACHE
21. THE STORM HAS JUST BEGUN
22. FOREVER
23. ONE WAY GIVE AND TAKE
24. A WOMAN LIKE YOU
25. LITTLE LOVER
26. I WISH YOU LOVE
27. THEY'LL NEVER TAKE HER LOVE FROM ME
28. WILLIE THE WEEPER
29. JOEY'S BACK IN TOWN
30. THERE STANDS THE GLASS

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date January 12th 2018
UPC Bar Code No 604988 37052 2

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Billy WALKER - Well, Hello There - The Country Chart Hits and More 1954-1962

  • Product Code: JASMCD 3705
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