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How Do You Think I Feel?: The Singer and His Songs


  • 1. All I Can Do Is Cry
    2. It's My Way
    3. A Teenage Love Affair (Can Cause the Blues)
    4. Whatever You Desire
    5. Just A'Walkin' Around
    6. Bo-Bo Ska Diddle Daddle
    7. Come Away from His Arms
    8. I'm Finally Free
    9. It's Written in the Stars
    10. After the Boy Gets the Girl
    11. Just Before Dawn
    12. You've Got Me (Where I Wanna Be)
    13. What Kind of "God" Do You Think You Are
    14. Little Ole You
    15. Now Is the Time for Love
    16. You Got the Best of Me
    17. Lips That Kiss So Sweetly
    18. Love Me
    19. Can You Find It in Your Heart?
    20. Outlaw
    21. What 'Cha Doin' to Me?
    22. Sweet Love on My Mind
    23. New Raunchy, The
    24. Rosalie (Is Gonna Get Married)
    25. How Do You Think I Feel?
    26. Love Is Hard to Understand
    27. Holiday for Love
    28. I've Got a New Heartache
    29. Sweet Love on My Mind
    30. Rock the Bop
    31. All I Can Do Is Cry
    32. How Do You Think I Feel?
    33. Are You Sincere?
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ETCD1026

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    Liner Note Author: Dave Penny.
    Wayne Walker is remembered as a legendary songwriter who penned country and pop hits for everyone from Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Ernest Tubb, Carl Perkins, Johnny Angel, Johnny Burnette, and Ray Price to Bobby Vinton, Patsy Cline, and Andy Williams. He is a longtime member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. In his early days, he was also a rockabilly rebel. This monster 33-track collection from Barcelona's El Toro adds heft to the latter legend by compiling many recorded versions of songs he wrote or co-wrote with those that became hits for others in the '50s. The first 16 cuts on this set are all Walker's and include his second single, the snaky rockabilly boogie "All I Can Do Is Cry" from 1956. For balance, it's countered by the teen ballad "It's My Way." His version of "Bo-Bo Ska Diddle" is perhaps the most definitive, as is his fingerpopping "Just Walkin' Around," modeled on Fat Domino's collaborations with Dave Bartholomew and Bobby Charles. The second half of the set is devoted to covers of his songs by others. Check Brenda Lee's swaggering "Rock the Bop," that leaves nothing to the imagination as to what the song is really about. Price's reading of "I've Got a New Heartache" is here -- it went to number two on the country charts -- as are both Red Sovine's and Presley's versions of "How Do You Think I Feel?" and both versions of "Sweet Love on My Mind" -- the original by Jimmy & Johnny; the other by Burnette & the Rock `n' Roll Trio. But there are some minor classics here, too, such as Shady Wall's "The New Raunchy," Otto Bash's inferior but better-selling reading of "All I Can Do Is Cry," Jimmy Lee's "Love Is Hard to Understand," and the Kitty Wells-Webb Pierce vehicle "Can You Find It in Your Heart?" Any way you slice it this is the definitive -- if incomplete -- retrospective of Walker's work for now. ~ Thom Jurek

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