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Paperwork (Deluxe Version) - T.I.
Paperwork (Deluxe Version) by T.I.
Sonic Highways - Foo Fighters
Sonic Highways by Foo Fighters
That's Christmas To Me - Pentatonix
That's Christmas To Me by Pentatonix
Star Profile: Linkin Park - LINKIN PARK
Star Profile: Linkin Park by LINKIN PARK
.5: The Gray Chapter (Special Edition) - Slipknot
.5: The Gray Chapter (Special Edition) by Slipknot
Anything Goes - Florida Georgia Line
Anything Goes by Florida Georgia Line
Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf (Deluxe Edition) - Game
Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf (Deluxe Edition) by Game
People Keep Talking - Hoodie Allen
People Keep Talking by Hoodie Allen
Immortals (from "Big Hero 6?) - Single - Fall Out Boy
Immortals (from "Big Hero 6?) - Single by Fall Out Boy
Ride Out (Deluxe) - Bob Seger
Ride Out (Deluxe) by Bob Seger
|6||Everything I Do Is Wrong|
|7||Gonna Be Waiting|
|9||On My Knees||3:14|
|11||Who Will the Next Fool Be||2:44|
|12||Caught in the Middle|
|13||Just a Little Bit Sweet|
|14||It's Too Late|
|17||Sittin' and Thinkin'||3:05|
|18||Finally Found Out|
|19||There's Another Place I Can't Go||2:40|
|20||I Need Your Love|
|21||Break Up [*]|
|22||Goodbye Mary Ann [*]|
|23||Gentle as a Lamb [*]|
|24||Yes Ma'am [#][*]|
|25||There Won't Be Anymore [Demo Version] [#][*][Demo Version]||2:25|
Perhaps his delivery at such an early point in his career was just too similar to Elvis' contemporaneous work at RCA to capture its own audience. He sang with authority and not a little bit of swagger, but his Sun sides (actually released on the Sun subsidiary Phillips International) never ignited a commercial following. His success in placing songs with Sun labelmates suggests that perhaps Rich's style may have cut too smoothly across genres to engage those coming strictly from the worlds of rock 'n' roll, blues or R&B. It would be another 15 years before the record-buying world would wake up to his synthesis.
Rich's first single, "Whirlwind" b/w "Philadelphia Baby," shows a purer rockabilly sound to be a good fit for Rich's voice. By his second outing he was mixing in gospel ("Big Man"), and his third, "Lonely Weekends," adds blue country soul to the rock 'n' roll. He sang (and to a large extent, penned) doo-wop ("School Days"), Latin ballads ("On My Knees"), blues ("Who Will the Next Fool Be," "Midnight Blues"), R&B ("Easy Money," "Finally Found Out"), and pop jazz ("There's Another Place I Can't Go"). His versatility is admirable and effective, though it was probably confusing for the marketing folks at Sun.
Varese's compilation of Rich's original 10 singles (both A and B sides) is augmented by three album tracks and a pair of cuts previously unissued by Sun. Highlights among the bonuses are Rich's heartbroken, yet bouncy "Goodbye Mary Ann," the Jerry Lee Lewis styled piano rockabilly "Yes Ma'am," and the jazzy piano-driven blues growl "There Won't Be Anymore."
Fans familiar only with Rich's hit '70s sides, and perhaps "Lonely Weekend," as well as fans of '50s rock 'n' roll (or modern day revivalists like Big Sandy), will delight in this lesser explored side of The Silver Fox.