Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
All His Early Hits- And More!!!!
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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The Pleasant Sounds of Johnny Tillotson
Rucho | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 09/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dozens of 60's compilations include "Poetry in Motion" by Johnny Tillotson, as well as Lesley Gore's "It's My Party", The Cascades' "Rhythm of the Rain", Petula Clark's "Downtown" or Gene Pitney's "I'm Gonna Be Strong". The name of Johnny Tillotson is always associated to his hit "Poetry in Motion", a good song, but there is much more of Tillotson worth listening and even better than "Poetry in Motion". His sweet and calm voice is ideal for soft-rocks or pop ballads as "Without You", "Dreamy Eyes", "Empty Feeling", "Jimmy's Girl", "Out of My Mind", or his pop rendition of the R&B song "Earth Angel". His roots were in country music, his country songs also have that pop touch that makes them sound fresh today, among them I mention "It Keeps Right on a Hurting" (written by him, covered by Elvis Presley in 1969 for his album "From Elvis in Memphis", later covered by Billy Joe Royal), "Funny How Time Slips Away", "I Fall to Pieces", "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry", "Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On". These titles are among his early recordings, there are more CD reissues from his years with the MGM label which followed these ones. I couldn't find any CD with his 70's recordings for Buddah and United Artists, last year I read that a CD with Johnny Tillotson's new recordings (including pop, country and rock songs) was nearly ready to be released, I still don't find it. Listening to a very good and quiet voice singing pleasant melodies with fine orchestrations, will please you. Just sit down, relax and enjoy this music."
Missing Hit/Incorrect Versions
W. F. Schwentner | Woodbridge Virginia USA | 09/12/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this Cd and find that NEITHER cut of Poetry In Motion is the original hit release. Also, Pledging My Love (which hit the Hot 100 as the flip of Earth Angel) is missing completely which has caused me to buy other albums in search of this elusive title. Otherwise, it's an exellent compilation!!"
Robert (Bobby) Lane (lanertjr@panam | Panama City, Republic of Panama | 04/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Poetry in Motion" brings back images of my later high-school days, and a 6-transistor radio (which I still have). Janet (Whiting), if you ever read this, "Earth Angel" reminds me of you...the "I'm just a fool, a fool in love with you" part. Wow, forty years and I still remember. And also like a fool, I gave away a 45 of "Why Do I love You So" with "Never Let Me Go" on the flip side. If you graduated from high school in 1960 or 1961, this CD will bring back those days."