• Chuck WILLIS  - The Songs of Chuck Willis – From The Bottom of My Heart – My Life, My Story, My Songs 1951-1961

Today Chuck Willis is rightly acknowledged as a breakthrough pioneer of R&B who, after a few years of R&B only chart hits suddenly broke through to the pop market with five hits between 1957 and 1958.

'It's Too Late' was a hit for Chuck in 1956 and proved instantly popular with other R&B stars as well as pop stars generating recordings from Buddy Holly, Eric Clapton, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich (featured here), Otis Redding and many others including most recently, Kanye West who used a sample of Otis Redding's version of the song, 'It's Too Late' on his multi-platinum album, 'Late Registration' for the track 'Gone'.

Chuck Willis was a real singer/songwriter before the description was ever used and this superb 2CD set from Jasmine is a fitting testimonial to Chuck's immense talent.

Fully detailed liner notes.

Track Listing

Disc 1

THE SINGER
1. I RULE MY HOUSE
2. IT'S TOO LATE, BABY
3. LOUD MOUTH LUCY
4. CALDONIA
5. MY STORY
6. GOING TO THE RIVER
7. DON'T DECEIVE ME
8. YOU'RE STILL MY BABY
9. I FEEL SO BAD
10. LAWDY MISS MARY
11. COME ON HOME
12. IT'S TOO LATE
13. KANSAS CITY WOMAN
14. JUANITA
15. WHATCHA' GONNA DO WHEN YOUR BABY LEAVES YOU
16. C. C. RIDER
17. BETTY AND DUPREE
18. WHAT AM I LIVING FOR?
19. HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES
20. MY LIFE
21. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING
22. KEEP A-DRIVING
23. YOU'LL BE MY LOVE
24. FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART

Disc 2

THE WRITER
1. MY STORY - LULA REED
2. OH WHAT A DREAM - RUTH BROWN
3. THE DOOR IS STILL OPEN - THE CARDINALS
4. CLOSE YOUR EYES - THE ADMIRALS
5. OF COURSE I DO - LAVERN BAKER & THE GLIDERS
6. CLOSE YOUR EYES - THE FIVE KEYS
7. SEARCH MY HEART - PATTI PAGE
8. (Close Your Eyes) TAKE A DEEP BREATH - EYDIE GORME & STEVE LAWRENCE
9. FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART - THE CLOVERS
10. PEACE AND LOVE - THE FIVE KEYS
11. IT'S TOO LATE - BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS
12. WHAT AM I LIVING FOR - ERNEST TUBB
13. FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART - THE FIVE KEYS
14. SUGAR, SUGAR - THE CADILLACS
15. CUT IT OUT - JOE TEX
16. SOUTHERN LOVE - RONNIE HAWKINS
17. DON'T DECEIVE ME - RUTH BROWN
18. JUANITA - CHARLIE RICH
19. THE DOOR IS STILL OPEN - RUTH BROWN
20. YOU'RE STILL MY BABY (Part 1) - BOBBY MARCHAN
21. YOU'RE STILL MY BABY (Part 2) - BOBBY MARCHAN
22. WHATCHA' GONNA DO (Southern Love) - VINCE TAYLOR & HIS PLAYBOYS
23. I FEEL SO BAD - ELVIS PRESLEY
24. C.C. RIDER - JIMMY CLANTON
25. IT'S TOO LATE - CHARLIE RICH
26. THE DOOR IS STILL OPEN - THE SKYLINERS

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date 11th November 2016
UPC Bar Code No 604988 30752 8

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Chuck WILLIS - The Songs of Chuck Willis – From The Bottom of My Heart – My Life, My Story, My Songs 1951-1961

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