CD Dark Moon [Bonnie Guitar] [4000127155313] (CD 4340890),
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Dark Moon [Bonnie Guitar] [4000127155313]

  • 1. Mister Fire Eyes
    2. Dark Moon
    3. Open the Door
    4. Half Your Heart
    5. If You See My Love Dancing
    6. Johnny Vagabond
    7. Making Believe
    8. Down Where the Tradewinds Blow
    9. Letter From Jenny
    10. There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder
    11. Moonlight and Shadows
    12. Carolina Moon
    13. Light of the Silvery, The
    14. Shine on Harvest Moon
    15. Moon Is Low, The
    16. Get Out and Under the Moon
    17. Moonlight on the Colorado
    18. Moonlight and Roses
    19. It's Only a Paper Moon
    20. Prairie Moon
    21. Roll Along Kentucky Moon
    22. Mister Fire Eyes (2)
    23. Love Is Over, Love Is Done
    24. Stand There Mountain
    25. I Found You Out
    26. Love by the Jukebox Light
    27. Big Mike
    28. Very Precious Love, A
    29. If You'll Be the Teacher
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BCD15531

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Bonnie Guitar (vocals, guitar).
    Reissue producer: Richard Weize.
    Recorded between 1956 and 1958. Includes liner notes by Colin Escott.
    Bonnie Guitar's Dot recordings are the best of her career, but even at that they're only sporadically engaging. She was an adequate but bland vocalist who worked in an MOR country-pop style that gave her one big pop hit, "Dark Moon," in 1957. The 1961 Dark Moon album includes the original hit version of the title track as well as its minor hit follow-up, the upbeat "Mister Fire Eyes." A theme emerges with nearly half of the songs having "moon" in their titles -- "Baby Moon," "Rocky Mountain Moon," etc. -- the best of which is a rocking rendition of "I Saw Your Face in the Moon" with an aggressive guitar solo. A number of comparisons could be drawn between Guitar and Gale Storm, her pop counterpart at Dot who also scored a big hit with "Dark Moon"; both have mature-sounding voices that seem incongruous and square when they attempt teen-oriented material, as on Dark Moon's "If You'll Be the Teacher." Although Guitar made a couple other big country hits later on, "Dark Moon" is the one people remember, and only a few of her other recordings arouse even mild interest. ~ Greg Adams

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