Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Sonny James - 20 All Time Greatest Hits
Genres: Country, Pop
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PDMan | Nashville, TN USA | 05/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sonny James rerecorded hits by others in his own style? So what? So did Elvis and a number of other singers in other genres who didn't write their own material.
You referenced Teresa (not Theresa) Brewer. Here is a singer that made a career covering others. From Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" to Johnny Ace's "Pledging My Love" and Joan Weber's "Let Me Go Lover," she did one cover after another.
And..."Running Bear?" The Bopper was dead years before Sonny released this. Are you saying that once an artist dies, there should be no further versions of his songs? That would be a terrible blow to the fans of the great music of Hank Williams. And what about the Ray Charles "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" project? I presume you have a problem with that?
Let's give Sonny James his due as a talented singer, guitarist and INTERPRETER of songs. Sonny's no different than a host of others, including Ivory Joe Hunter, who have made wonderful music over the years INTERPRETING the recordings of others."
There's alot more than 20
kevin | Ontario, Canada | 04/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It amazes me that material from artists like Sonny James is so poorly represented in todays marketplace. The "Gentleman from the South" still holds the record for the most consecutive #1 hits on the Billboard country charts (16) and has charted over 20 #1 hits. So where are they all??? His years on Capitol Records (covered by this disc) would fill a 15 disc box set. These are all great tunes but there just aren't enough of them."