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Walk on By
Leroy Van Dyke
Walk on By
Genres: Country, Pop


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All Artists: Leroy Van Dyke
Title: Walk on By
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mercury Nashville
Original Release Date: 6/20/1995
Release Date: 6/20/1995
Genres: Country, Pop
Style: Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452654120, 073145265412

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Country Music History
Eclectic Revisited | Arizona | 12/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For the hardcore country fan in the 50s, 60s and 70s, when a song was declared #1, it was a big deal. The fact is the song may have been #82 on the broader pop music chart where most record sales were reflected. Well, "Walk On By" by Leroy Van Dyke, in case you didn't know, is according to Billboard Magazine the #1 selling country song OF ALL TIME. It also was in the Top 5 on the Pop chart. That song, the kind you can play over and over again, is on this package along with its similarly-themed "If A Woman Answers (Hang Up The Phone)" and Leroy's other biggie "The Auctioneer". He also gives a good rendition of songs made popular by other singers. This is a package of music well worth the price. If you want only one set of Van Dyke songs, this is the one."
Greatest Hits Plus
Ronald George Reagan | Steele, MO | 07/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In addition to having some of Van Dyke's biggest hits including "Walk On By", "Dim Dark Corner", etc., this also includes some other worthy album cuts from his days at Mercury including country standard "Heartaches By The Number" as well as the Pat Boone chestnut "Love Letters In The Sand". Van Dyke's great voice was capable of taking songs that weren't his own & making them anew for him all over again. A fine example of this is the demo version of "Fire Ball Mail" in which he absolutely cooks. Again, as I've said on other reviews, I don't know where Mercury Nashville is on this one, but again, we can stand up and applaud Bear Family (remember, a German company by the way) for giving us this. A hope would be that Bear will find time to do the rest of Leroy Van Dyke's 60's catalog including his days with Decca/MCA and the Kapp label."
A nearly Forgotten star
Jess | Coal Country, PA | 01/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Leroy VanDyke has got to be one of the most underrated voices ever to grace the Country Music charts; and, like many of his generation, is nearly forgotten today. This album contains 13 tracks of all original recordings, inlcuding his two most famous (and instantly recognizable) songs: "Walk on By", and "The Auctioneer". Besides these two obvious inclusions, there are some simply amazing numbers included here: "Happy to be Unhappy" (really showcases his voice); "If a Woman Answers (Hang up the Phone)"; and "Big Man in a Big House". Along with the signature Leroy VanDyke numbers, his covers of "Faded Love" and "Heartaches by the Number" are excellent. This is an affordable CD, and one any traditional (real) Country Music fan should not be without."