Sunday, April 13, 2008

Rick Nelson - Another Side Of Rick (1967)
+ Perspective (1968)

Old Rock'n'Roller wilders in the "Mystic Male" territory (the same way Del Shannon and Bobby Vee did). Born in Teaneck/New Jersey as Eric Hilliard "Ricky" Nelson he was a bit of a second hand Elvis impresario but with a huge success. Between 1957 and 1962 he had thirty Top-40 hits but at the end of the '60s his records were no longer selling. These two albums from 1967 and 1968 were fine examples of soft rock with psychedelic undertones and saw a reissue on one CD by Ace Records (Ace CDCHD 690 / 1998).

Tracklist:
[Another Side Of Rick]
- Dream Weaver
- Marshmallow Skies
- Don't Blame It on Your Wife
- Reason to Believe
- Suzanne on a Sunday Morning
- Baby Close Its Eyes
- Barefoot Boy
- Don't Make Promises
- Promenade in Green
- Georgia on My Mind
- Daydream
- I Wonder If Louise Is Home

[Perspective]
- When the Sun's Shined Its Face on Me
- Without Her
- The Lady Stayed With Me
- Three Day Eternity
- For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
- Stop by My Window
- Hello to the Wind (Bonjour le Vent)
- Wait Till Next Year
- Love Story
- Medley: So Long Dad/Love Story (Reprise)
- I Think It's Gonna Rain Today

Personnel incl.:
Rick Nelson (vcls)

Origin:
born 1940 in Teaneck (New Jersey/US)

Discographie:
Albums:
 1. Ricky (Imperial 9048) 1957
 2. Ricky Nelson (Imperial 9050) 1958
 3. Ricky Sings Again (Imperial 9061) 1959
 4. Songs by Ricky (Imperial 9082) 1959
 5. More Songs by Ricky (Imperial 9122) 1960
 6. Rick Is 21 (Imperial 9152) 1961
 7. Album Seven by Rick (Imperial 9167) 1962
 8. For Your Sweet Love (Decca DL 74419) 1963
 9. Rick Nelson Sings "For You" (Decca DL 74479) 1963
10. The Very Thought of You (Decca DL 74559) 1964
11. Spotlight on Rick (Decca DL 74608) 1964
12. Best Always (Decca DL 74660) 1965
13. Love and Kisses (Decca DL 74678) 1965
14. Bright Lights & Country Music (Decca DL 74779) 1966
15. Country Fever (Decca DL 74827) 1967
16. Another Side of Rick (Decca DL 74944) 1967
17. Perspective (Decca DL 75014) 1968
18. Rick Nelson in Concert (The Troubadour, 1969)
    (Decca DL 75162) 1970
19. Rick Sings Nelson (Decca DL 75236) 1970
20. Rudy the Fifth (Decca DL 75297) 1970
21. Garden Party (Decca DL 75391) 1972
22. Windfall (MCA 383) 1974

45's:
 1. You're My One And Only Love/Honey Rock
    (Verve 10070) 1957
 2. Be-Bop Baby/Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
    (Imperial 5463) 1957
 3. Stood Up/Waitin' In School (Imperial 5483) 1957
 4. Believe What You Say/My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
    (Imperial 5503) 1958
 5. Poor Little Fool/Don't Leave Me This Way
    (Imperial 5528) 1958
 6. Lonesome Town/I Got A Feeling (Imperial 5545) 1958
 7. Never Be Anyone Else But You/It's Late
    (Imperial 5565) 1959
 8. Just A Little Too Much/Sweeter Than You
    (Imperial 5595) 1959
 9. I Wanna Be Loved/Mighty Good (Imperial 5614) 1959
10. Young Emotions/Right By My Side (Imperial 5663) 1960
11. I'm Not Afraid/Yes Sir, That's My Baby
    (Imperial 5685) 1960
12. You Are The Only One/Milk Cow Blues
    (Imperial 5707) 1960
13. Travelin' Man/Hello Mary Lou (Imperial 5741) 1961
14. A Wonder Like You/Everlovin' (Imperial 5770) 1967
15. Young World/Summertime (Imperial 5805) 1962
16. Teenage Idol/I've Got My Eyes On You
    [And I Like What I See] (Imperial 5864) 1962
17. It's Up To You/I Need You (Imperial 5901) 1962
18. That's All/I'm In Love Again (Imperial 5910) 1963
19. You Don't Love Me Anymore {And I Can Tell]/
    I Got A Woman (Decca 31475) 1963
20. Old Enough To Love/If You Can't Rock Me
    (Imperial 5935) 1963
21. A Long Vacation/Mad Mad World (Imperial 5958) 1963
22. String Along/Gypsy Woman (Decca 31495) 1963
23. There's Not A Minute/Time After Time
    (Imperial 5985) 1963
24. Fools Rush In/Down Home (Decca 31533) 1963
25. Today's Teardrops/Thank You Darlin'
    (Imperial 66004) 1963
26. For You/That's All She Wrote (Decca 31574) 1963
27. Congratulations/One Minute To One
    (Imperial 66017) 1964
28. The Very Thought Of You/I Wonder [If Your Love Will
    Ever Belong To Me] (Decca 31612) 1964
29. Lucky Star/Everybody But Me (Imperial 66039) 1964
30. There's Nothing I Can Say/Lonely Corner
    (Decca 31656) 1964
31. A Happy Guy/Don't Breathe A Word (Decca 31703) 1964
32. Mean Old World/When The Chips Are Down
    (Decca 31756) 1965
33. Yesterday's Love/Come Out Dancin' (Decca 31800) 1965
34. Say You Love Me/Love And Kisses (Decca 31845) 1965
35. Fire Breathin' Dragon/Your Kind Of Lovin'
    (Decca 31900) 1966
36. You Just Can't Quit/Louisiana Man (Decca 31956) 1966
37. Things You Gave Me/Alone (Decca 32026) 1966
38. They Don't Give Medals [To Yesterday's Heroes]/
    Take A Broken Heart (Decca 32055) 1966
39. Take A City Bride/I'm Called Lonely (Decca 32120) 1967
40. Suzanne On A Sunday Morning/Moonshine
    (Decca 32176) 1967
41. Dream Weaver/Baby Close Its Eyes (Decca 32222) 1967
42. Don't Blame It On Your Wife/Promenade In Green
    (Decca 32284) 1968
43. Don't Make Promises/Barefoot Boy (Decca 32298) 1968
44. She Belongs To Me/Promises (Decca 32550) 1969
45. Easy To Be Free/Come On In (Decca 32635) 1970
46. I Shall Be Released/If You Gotta Go, Go Now
    (Decca 32676) 1970
47. Look At Mary/We've Got Such A Long Way To Go
    (Decca 32711) 1970
48. How Long/Down Along The Bayou Country
    (Decca 32739) 1970
49. Life/California (Decca 32779) 1971
50. Thank You Lord/Sing Me A Song (Decca 32860) 1971
51. Gypsy Pilot/Love Minus Zero/No Limits
    (Decca 32906) 1971
52. Garden Party/So Long Mama (Decca 32980) 1972
53. Palace Guard/A Flower Opens Gently By (MCA 40001) 1973
54. Lifestream/Evil Woman Child (MCA 40130) 1973
55. Windfall/Legacy (MCA 40187) 1974
56. One Night Stand/Lifestream (MCA 40214) 1974
57. Try [Try To Fall In Love]/Louisiana Belle
    (MCA 40392) 1975
58. Rock And Roll Lady/Fade Away (MCA 40458) 1975

E.P.'s:
 1. Ricky (Verve EPV-5048) 1957
 2. Ricky, Volume 1 - "Honeycomb" (Imperial IMP-153) 1957
 3. Ricky, Volume 2 - "If You Can't Rock Me"
    (Imperial IMP-154) 1957
 4. Ricky, Volume 3 - "True Love"
    (Imperial IMP-155) 1957
 5. Ricky Nelson, Volume 1 - "Someday"
    (Imperial IMP-156) 1958
 6. Ricky Nelson, Volume 2 - "Down The Line"
    (Imperial IMP-157) 1958
 7. Ricky Nelson, Volume 3 - "Unchained Melody"
    (Imperial IMP-158) 1958
 8. Ricky Sings Again, Volume 1 - "Be True To Me"
    (Imperial IMP-159) 1959
 9. Ricky Sings Again, Volume 2 - "Restless Kid"
    (Imperial IMP-160) 1959
10. Ricky Sings Again, Volume 3 - "Old Enough To Love"
    (Imperial IMP-161) 1959
11. Songs By Ricky, Volume 1 - "You'll Never Know What
    You're Missing" (Imperial IMP-162) 1959
12. Songs By Ricky, Volume 2 - "One Minute To One"
    (Imperial IMP-163) 1959
13. Songs By Ricky, Volume 3 - "Don't Leave Me"
    (Imperial IMP-164) 1959
14. Ricky Sings Spirituals (Imperial IMP-165) 1960
15. Million Sellers (Imperial LP4-2232) 1963
16. One Boy Too Late (Decca ED-2760) 1963
17. Best Always (Decca 7-34319) 1966

Get it here (Artwork included)

Listen to Suzanne on a Sunday Morning

Listen to Hello to the Wind (Bonjour le Vent)

7 comments:

leno said...

don't think i've ever heard any of Rick's material from this time frame. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Great stuff, only latter day Ricky I can recall is Garden Party, thanks, Grant

jeanbernardfrance said...

same kind of soft rock than Bobby VEE posted a few weeks ago.Cool to listen.

ge said...

dunno about the music but he's dreamy to look at!

[that's a joke, son]

terrif share

RV said...

real good taste Mr
thanks !!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks man. Love his version of Love Story, and will enjoy listening to the rest for the first time.

Anonymous said...

thank you for this.