Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Appeals to Classic Country fans, as well as Rock-a-billy
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have this album set in my home. The chart topper on this 4-album set is "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird", that sold over a million copies circa 1959. There are several songs on this album set that are in the category of 'Bluebird', that are mostly unfamiliar to the radio listening audiences, such as 'Yesterday's kisses', '(Sometimes) I feel like leavin' town', 'A Song of new Love (On golden wings)', and 'Look for me (I'll be waiting for you)'. Also, there are a couple songs that include Marvin singing duets with Connie Frances. There are several songs written by Marvin's sister, Pattie Rainwater, done by Marvin, as well as duets with Pattie. The 4th album set closes with live performances by both Marvin and Pattie on Wheeling, WV, Jubilee. There is a considerable variety of entertainment on the 4-album set of over 125 songs. Anyone who remembers Marvin from such TV shows as Arthur Gofrey's talent scouts, Ed Sullivan show, Dick Clark show, as well as his being a 'regular' on Red Foley's Ozark Jubilee, from Springfield, MO, for about 2 years, would appreciate getting to again hear his homespun songs, as well as songs of the heart, that find their way into most of our lives.I feel certain that anyone who gets this album set will enjoy long hours listening pleasure, as there is something here for just about everyone. If you have parents who loved Country music from the 50's and 60's, you could not find a better gift to bring hours of entertainment for them."
Lynda | 04/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the true legends of Country music, Marvin Rainwater is kept in front of the fans with this fabulous and exciting box set from Bear Family! The sound is great and the music is better! Every rockabilly and country hit of Marvin's as well as virtually his whole recorded legacy prior to 1970 is included in this box set! Marvin's unique way with a song has brought joy to millions over the years. It is really teriffic to be able to listen to so many songs again that were out of print. Marvin is the artist credited with helping Patsy Cline, Roy Clark, Brenda Lee, and Connie Francis get started. In this box are duets with Connie, backup and lead by Roy, and Rockabilly guest appearances by Link Wray!Also included are duets with Marvin's sister Patty Rainwater and with Bill Guess. Four long playing cds and a fullsize book with lots of pictures and discography add to the value of this Marvin Rainwater collection. If you love real country music, if rockabilly gets to your soul, then for sure get yourself a copy of "Marvin Rainwater Classsic Recordings" . Its about the best money I have ever spent. Plus Marvin came to my area and he graciously autographed it for me . So now it is a true treasure!!! Now, if only Bear Family would put out a box of 1970 to the present....the saga would continue. Pop for this one friends, you will not be disappointed. Jim Gorichanaz"
Spectacular and more
Lynda | USA | 02/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was 8 years old when I first heard Marvin Rainwater's "My Love Is Real"...it gave me goose bumps then and I knew this guy was one of the "greats". When I talked to my husband about Marvin he recognized the "Gonna Find Me A Bluebird" but wasn't aware he had so many other hits. He got me this boxed set of CDs for my birthday and if you are looking for a unique gift for someone special who appreciates 50s 'rockabilly' and a variety of sweet sentiment, you won't go wrong.Personally, I think Marvin's style surpassed many of the "greats" of that time and can only 'spread the word' about this guy so others who have an interest in this type of music can appreciate this spectacular artist."