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Rod Morris: Bimbo

Track List

>Alabama Jail House
>Ghost of Casey Jones
>Bimbo (#2)
>Honey, Honey, Honey
>Drunkard's Blues
>Cry Baby Blues
>I Feel Like Breaking up Somebody's Home
>I've Got News For You
>Nobody Home
>Ten to One I Love You
>Three Empty Bottles
>It There Anymore at Home Like You?
>That's How I Take to You
>I'm Not a Kid Anymore
>Cold Cold Cornbread
>When It Rains Banana Peelin's
>Free Wise and Twentyone
>Don't Put Off till Tomorrow (What You Can Do Today)
>Don't You Ever Get Tired
>That's Nature
>Hey Mr. Mockingbird
>Everything to Lose, Nothing to Gain
>I'm Comin' Over Tonight
>Nobody Knows Grandpa Like Grandma
>I Lived With the Angels
>Bony Eyes of Blue
>Heartbreak Letter
>Free White and Twenty One

Album Notes

Recorded between 1951 and 1954.

Contains 24 tracks.

Rod Morris never had a national hit and is now a forgotten major-label country artist of the '50s. His claim to fame was that he wrote "Bimbo," a number one hit for Jim Reeves in 1953. On his own, Morris' vintage Capitol recordings were mostly solid if unspectacular honky tonk and novelties; Morris had a serviceable voice but not an identifiable sound. The 30 tracks on this lengthy anthology include a mildly offensive 1949 independent label recording, "Free, White and Twenty-One," a sequel to his most successful song ("Bimbo #2"), and a few late-'50s and early-'60s post-Capitol sides on which Morris flirted with rockabilly ("Alabama Jail House"). This package may reach a few fanatical Jim Reeves followers, but its core audience will be those who buy anything released by the Bear Family label. ~ Greg Adams


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