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The Complete Mercury & Columbia Singles As & Bs 1955-62
The Complete Mercury & Columbia Singles As & Bs 1955-62

Jimmy Dean
Styles: Country
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3283
Jimmy Dean was a country singer and radio and TV personality and actor whose primary claim to musical fame came with the iconic landmark 1961 crossover pop/country hit “Big Bad John”, although he had many other significant hits over the years. Born in Texas, he became a professional entertainer after leaving the USAF in the late ‘40s, and graduated to being a popular performer on various radio shows, and with his band The Texas Wildcats made some recordings in the early ‘50s. When he was hosting the popular Washington, D.C. radio program ‘Town and Country Time’, he was signed by Mercury in 1955, making a number of records with them without a hit until signing to Columbia in 1957, scoring his debut hit “Deep Blue Sea” with his first Columbia release. It was with his unique narrative recitation “Big Bad John” that he came to true national and international prominence, making No. 1 in the US pop and country charts and reaching No. 2 in the UK. Other hits in similar style followed, notably “Dear Ivan” and “P.T. 109”, the latter a tribute to John F. Kennedy’s legendary wartime exploits. This great-value 51-track 2-CD set comprises all his A and B sides on the Mercury and Columbia labels during this key era of his career, and features all his eleven hits during these years, as well as some early Mercury titles which are otherwise unavailable on CD.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 False Pride Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats
2 Big Blue Diamonds Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats
3 Find 'Em, Fool 'Em and Leave 'Em Alone Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats
4 My World is You Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats
5 Freight Train Blues Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats
6 Glad Rags Jimmy Dean and The Texas Wildcats
7 Hello Mr. Blues Jimmy Dean
8 I Found Out Jimmy Dean
9 Losing Game Jimmy Dean
10 Happy Child Jimmy Dean
11 Look On The Good Side Jimmy Dean
12 Do You Love Me Jimmy Dean
13 Bumming Around Jimmy Dean
14 Nothing Can Stop My Love Jimmy Dean
15 What This Old World Needs Jimmy Dean
16 A Fool In Love Jimmy Dean
17 Deep Blue Sea Jimmy Dean
18 Love Me So I'll Know Jimmy Dean
19 Little Sandy Sleighfoot Jimmy Dean
20 When They Ring The Golden Bells Jimmy Dean
21 Makin' Up My Mind Jimmy Dean
22 Starlight Starbright Jimmy Dean
23 School Of Love Jimmy Dean
24 You Should See Tennessee, Mam'selle Jimmy Dean
25 My Heart Is An Open Book Jimmy Dean
26 Shark In The Bathtub Jimmy Dean
27 Sing Along Jimmy Dean
28 Weekend Blues Jimmy Dean
29 Counting Tears Jimmy Dean
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Stay A Little Longer Jimmy Dean
2 There’s Still Time, Brother   Jimmy Dean
3 Thanks For The Dream Jimmy Dean
4 Little Boy Lost Jimmy Dean
5 There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight  Jimmy Dean
6 It’s Been A Long, Long Time Jimmy Dean
7 Give Me Back My Heart Jimmy Dean
8 Big Bad John Jimmy Dean
9 I Won’t Go Huntin' With You, Jake Jimmy Dean
10 Oklahoma Bill Jimmy Dean
11 Dear Ivan Jimmy Dean
12 Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette Jimmy Dean
13 To A Sleeping Beauty Jimmy Dean
14 The Cajun Queen Jimmy Dean
15 P.T. 109 Jimmy Dean
16 Walk On, Boy Jimmy Dean
17 Steel Men Jimmy Dean
18 Little Bitty Big John Jimmy Dean
19 Please Pass The Biscuits Jimmy Dean
20 Little Black Book Jimmy Dean
21 Gonna Raise A Ruckus Tonight Jimmy Dean
22 A Day That Changed The World Jimmy Dean
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