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Cd 1 Stranger Than Fiction - You're The Cause Of It All - That's Alright - Hello Baby - In The Deep Dark Jungle - Let Her Go - Let It Happen - No Use In Lying - That's Alright - Hello Baby - Shadow Rock - Jumping With The Shadows - The Creep - All Night Long - Amarillo Blues - Wild Eyed Woman - Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache - Blue Days, Black Nights - This Is The Night - The Creep - All Night Long - Whenever You're Ready - Your Love - Make Up Your Mind Baby - Make Up Your Mind Baby (wild Version) - Red Hot - Guitar Picker - Your Love - Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache - Your Love - Make Up Your Mind Baby


Cd 2 Everybody's Talkin' - Chain Of Love - I Know My Baby Cares - Try Me - A...
Cd 1 Stranger Than Fiction - You're The Cause Of It All - That's Alright - Hello Baby - In The Deep Dark Jungle - Let Her Go - Let It Happen - No Use In Lying - That's Alright - Hello Baby - Shadow Rock - Jumping With The Shadows - The Creep - All Night Long - Amarillo Blues - Wild Eyed Woman - Red Cadillac And A Black Mustache - Blue Days, Black Nights - This Is The Night - The Creep - All Night Long - Whenever You're Ready - Your Love - Make Up Your Mind Baby - Make Up Your Mind Baby (wild Version) - Red Hot - Guitar Picker - Your Love - Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache - Your Love - Make Up Your Mind Baby


Cd 2 Everybody's Talkin' - Chain Of Love - I Know My Baby Cares - Try Me - A Lover's Prayer - Precious - Svengali - My Baby Walks All Over Me - Class Of '59 - Loretta - Loretta - Class Of '59 - You're Like A Stranger In My Arms - Boom Boom Boom Yippy Yi Ya - Boom Boom Boom Yippy Yi Ya (alt) - My Baby Walks All Over Me - Dreamy Doll - Lonely Road - Buttercup - Love Creator - Let's Think About Living - You've Got Everything - Meet Mr. Mud - Throwin' Kisses - Oh Lonesome Me - Everytime The World Goes 'round - Why, Why, Bye, Bye - You Win Again - Jealous Heart


Cd 3 Bad Bad Day - I Love You So Much It Hurts - I Love You Because - The Great Snowman - The Pig Latin Song - You Turned Down The Lights - Boston Rocker - Old Friends - Private Eye - Lousiana Man - Rocks Of Reno - Big River Rose - Belonging To You - You're Everything - The Fool - Envy - Hey Joe - You're Welcome - I'm Gonna Write A Song About You - (can't Get You) Off My Mind - Interstate Forty - Too Hot To Dance (& Sue Thompson) - I Like Your Kind Of Love (& Sue Thompson) - The File - Can't Take The Country From The Boy - (empty Walls) A Lonely Room - Run On Home Baby Brother - Bigger Men Than I (have Cried) - (i Get So) Sentimental


Cd 4 Old George Dickel - Tears From Out Of Nowhere - Fire Engine Red - Go On Home Boy - Freedom Of Living - Freedom Of Living (overdub) - Love Worked A Miracle - Poor Boy Blues - Poor Boy Blues (instrumental Overdub) - Poor Boy Blues (alternate Vocal) - Five Miles Away From Home (soon I'll See Mary) - The Best Years Of My Wife - So Happy For You - Hardly Anymore - Yes Dear, There Is A Virginia - Come On And Sing - Come On And Sing (alt) - Something Special - Love Stay Away From Me - It's A Sin - It's A Sin (alt) - Almost Persuaded - Saving It For You - Night Without End - Running Scared - It's All Over (but The Shouting) - Still Loving You - If You Don't Love Me (then Why Don't You Leave Me Alone)
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Bob Luman
Bob Luman - Let's Think About Living
Bear Family (2006)
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Possible Styles: rock 'n' roll, rockabilly
Submitted by: raveonreviews.
Publication date - 14 June 2007

This four CD boxed set contains all of Bob Luman's recordings from 1955-1967. The Texas-native graced many labels during this period including Abbott, Imperial, Capitol, Warner Brothers, and Hickory Records. The 117 tracks includes 8 unissued masters - many in stereo for the first time - and all of his quintessential rockabilly staples.

Luman's story is told in a remarkably well-researched 104-page hardcover book that features amazing unpublished photos. The essay, written by the incomparable Hank Davis, augments articles published during the singer's life and interviews with the man himself with previously unpublished interviews with key players in Luman's personal life and career. Fresh insights are provided by Luman's widow Barbara, daughter Melissa, close friends Bobby and Jeannie Bare, rockabilly legend Mac Curtis, guitar god James Burton, singer-songwriter Troy Shondell, songwriter Glenn Sutton, along with producers Shelby Singleton and Jim Vienneau. More importantly, the music still holds up, and thanks to Bear Family's digital remastering, sounds better than ever.

One of rock and country's great underrated performers, Bob Luman enjoyed a special vocal gift that allowed him to alternately convey a sense of comfort as well as excitement. Eventually, Boudleaux Bryant penned Luman's 1960 Top 10 hit "Let's Think About Living." Prior to that both Felice and Boudleaux - best known for their string of hits as sung by the Every Brothers - wrote some of the versatile solo artist's best material from that era including "You've Got Everything," "Private Eye" and "Big River Rose" and a well thought out duet with the adorable Sue Thompson "Too Hot To Dance." Luman also recorded songs by such top writers as John D. Loudermilk ("The Great Snowman," "The File"), Don Gibson ("Bad Bad Day"), Doug Kershaw ("Louisiana Man"), Bobby Bare ("I'm Gonna Write A Song About You"), Roy Orbison ("A Lonely Room," "I Get So Sentimental"), Mickey Newbury ("If You Don't Love Me"), Carl Perkins ("Poor Boy Blues") and Troy Shondell ("Still Loving You").

Despite this abundance of great songwriting, few of Luman's early tunes were commercially successful and wouldn't find an audience until years later. Before his death in 1978, he recorded a string of Top 40 country hits for Epic and Polydor which can be found on the Bob Luman 1968-1977 (BCD 15898), which was released in 2000. Both boxed sets are worthwhile, but rockabilly fans will consider this one absolutely essential.

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