• Bonnie GUITAR - Singles As & Bs, 1956-1962 and More

Session musician, record label founder/owner, talent scout and singer Bonnie Guitar enjoyed a career in music that few of today's artists will ever match in terms of duration. She started singing as a teenager in the late 1930s and was still active in music when she died in January of this year - just a few weeks short of her 96th birthday!

Success first came to Bonnie as an artist in the mid-late 50s, when she scored a big pop and country hit with her original version of Ned Miller's much covered (now) country standard 'Dark Moon'. She followed up with several other Hot 100 hits, including 1959's 'Candy Apple Red' which was one of the first released on her own Dolton label - also home to her discoveries the Fleetwoods and the Ventures.

In this collection you will find every one of Bonnie's recordings from 1955 to 1962 inclusive. All are of the highest quality, and many deserved to be more successful than they actually were. If you enjoy the vocals of the likes of Patti Page and Doris Day, and you are not yet familiar with Bonnie, you will find much to admire here.

Bonnie was a much admired individual who worked tirelessly on behalf of new talent, yet somehow she managed to sustain her own career - a career that also brought her almost a dozen more country hits from the mid-60s onwards.

This superb 2CD collection - remastered, as always, from the finest available sources - will hopefully bring about the serious reappraisal of an artist who has been neglected for far too long.

Track Listing

Disc 1

SINGLES As AND Bs 1956-62
1. HELLO, HELLO, PLEASE ANSWER THE PHONE
2. IF YOU SEE MY LOVE DANCING (Original Version)
3. CLINGING VINE - Bonnie Guitar and Lee Gotch
4. DREAM DREAMERS
5. DARK MOON
6. BIG MIKE
7. IF YOU SEE MY LOVE DANCING (Remake)
8. HALF YOUR HEART
9. MISTER FIRE EYES (Single Version)
10. THERE'S A NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER
11. MAKING BELIEVE
12. I SAW YOUR FACE IN THE MOON
13. A VERY PRECIOUS LOVE
14. JOHNNY VAGABOND
15. LOVE IS OVER, LOVE IS DONE
16. PLEASE MY LOVE
17. SHANTY BOAT
18. ONLY THE MOON MAN KNOWS
19. I FOUND YOU OUT
20. IF YOU'LL BE THE TEACHER
21. WHISPERING HOPE
22. ROCKY MOUNTAIN MOON
23. CANDY APPLE RED
24. COME TO ME I LOVE YOU (Akaka Falls)
25. BABY MOON
26. SOLITUDE
27. TELL HER BYE
28. I'LL STEP DOWN
29. BROKEN HEARTED GIRL
30. WHO IS SHE?

Disc 2

MOONLIGHT AND SHADOWS
1. MOONLIGHT AND SHADOWS
2. CAROLINA MOON
3. GET OUT AND GET UNDER THE MOON
4. BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON
5. MOONLIGHT ON THE COLORADO
6. SHINE ON HARVEST MOON
7. MOONLIGHT AND ROSES
8. IT'S ONLY A PAPER MOON
9. THE MOON IS LOW
10. ROLL ALONG PRAIRIE MOON
11. ROLL ALONG KENTUCKY MOON
WHISPERING HOPE
12. IN THE SWEET BYE AND BYE
13. BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES
14. SOFTLY AND TENDERLY
15. PEACE IN THE VALLEY
16. IN THE GARDEN
17. LORD, I WANT TO FIND MY WAY
18. LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING
19. THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
20. JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE
21. ROCK OF AGES
22. GOD'S TOMORROW
BONUS TRACKS
23. OPEN THE DOOR
24. MISTER FIRE EYES (Album Version)
25. DOWN WHERE THE TRADE WINDS BLOW
26. LETTER FROM JENNY

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date November 4th, 2019
UPC Bar Code No 604988 37282 3

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Bonnie GUITAR - Singles As & Bs, 1956-1962 and More

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