Ricky Nelson remembered on Larry King show tonight

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  1. Highway Star

    Highway Star New Member Thread Starter

    eastern us
  2. Sean Keane

    Sean Keane Pre-Mono record collector In Memoriam

    I will watch. Rick Nelson is one of the very few that can never annoy me. I got a lot of Sinatra, but even some of his tracks bug me.
  3. Runt

    Runt Forum Resident

    Motor City
    Anybody catch the Ricky Nelson broadcast on PBS a couple weeks ago? They showed most of his music performance clips from the Ozzie & Harriet Show...great stuff. At the end of the show, his three sons performed an acoustic version of "Garden Party" with some sweet three-part harmonies. Very touching...
  4. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    NS, Canada
    As long as you can stand Larry King :)
  5. Casino

    Casino New Member


  6. Todd E

    Todd E Active Member

    It's out on DVD today. Extras include 45 minutes of pledge breaks*.

    * note to the literal-minded: not really. For those, you have to watch it on PBS!
  7. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

    It may come to that.........

    At any rate, I picked this up today, and I HIGHLY recommend it to any Rick Nelson fan.
    This is the best, and most MUSIC oriented documentary on him I've yet seen. Very seriously
    and loving put together, extremely good picture quality, and the interviews with his three sons and his daughter, plus James Burton and Kris Kristofferson, make it fascinating and
    informative viewing. And the "Garden Party" performance by his three sons is wonderful....
    his youngest son really sounds remarkably like his father during his vocal parts. Great
    harmonies also. Plus you also get Gunnar and Matthew in the studio with James Burton (just the three of them) doing "It's Late" and "Believe What You Say", and Burton seems to be
    having a great time. What a great tribute to Rick and his music. :thumbsup:
  8. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host

    Heard about this. Gotta get it. Love Ricky.
  9. Ready Steady Go

    Ready Steady Go Active Member

    Me too. Any chance this DVD has clips of Rick doing "I Got A Woman," "Gypsy Woman," and "That's All" from a 1963 Ozzie & Harriet broadcast? It was an episode dedicated to just Rick and his band jamming in a soda shop as the kids danced and watched, and I only have a portion of it on a grainy VHS tape.
  10. Phishphreak

    Phishphreak New Member

    I honestly haven't heard any Rick Nelson other than Garden Party. Did he have any other radio hits? What easy to find discs should I pick up?
  11. dgsinner

    dgsinner New Member

    Far East
    Rick Nelson was making such high quality, well produced, sung and played hits in the 1958-1962 rock doldrums that some people, notably Terry Melcher, said they wanted nothing more than to make or produce a record as good as one of Nelson's. To my mind, he was also one of the first rock 'n roll people to make really consistently good albums, not the standard hit or two and the rest total filler. His second lp, "Ricky" from 1958 is great slice of rockabilly from start to finish, no small thanks to James Burton, The Jordanaires and rest of the studio players Nelson assembled. Ditto for "Sings For You", "Rick Is 21" and "Album 7". Some of stereo tracks on the '61 and '62 lps came out great as well, especially "Hello Mary Lou" and "Travelin' Man", unlike a lot of the rock 'n roll attempts at stereo in those years.

  12. Todd E

    Todd E Active Member

    1. Hello, Mary Lou
    2. Be Bop Baby
    3. I'm Walkin'
    4. Waitin' In School
    5. A Teenager's Romance
    6. Never Be Anyone Else But You
    7. Believe What You Say
    8. Fools Rush In
    9. It's Late
    10. Teenage Idol
    11. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
    12. Lonesome Town
    13. You Tear Me Up
    14. Travelin' Man
    15. Everlovin'
    16. Young World
    17. Tryin' To Get To You
    18. It's Up To You
    19. Garden Party - The Nelson Brothers
    20. Travelin' Man (Bonus Performance)
    21. I Got A Feeling (Bonus Performance)
    22. It's Late - Nelson Brothers w/James Burton (Bonus Performance)
    23. Believe What You Say - Nelson Brothers w/James Burton (Bonus Performance)

    All the Rick Nelson material* is from his Imperial years. Garden Party, Gypsy Woman, &c. are from Decca.

    Note that the TV show performances were usually recorded especially for the show, and differ from the records. Different musicians, sometimes.

    And Phishphreak, surely you're familiar with at least some of the above titles!

    * Whoops! Save for "Fools Rush In."
  13. Phishphreak

    Phishphreak New Member

    I am familiar with some of the titles, but the versions I heard were done by other artists. Did Ricky Nelson write all these songs? Excuse me for being F.N. Stoopid, but with some of the older music, it's hard to know. Hello, Mary Lou I have heard from a couple of other bands. Lonsome Town, maybe Travelin' Man, and I'm Walkin'. It's hard to say from the song titles, but I am sure once I heard some of them I would know a few.
  14. Todd E

    Todd E Active Member

    Ricky didn't write anything (at least of note) until well into his Decca/MCA years.
    But all the records on this album were hit singles for him. Most were written espectally for (or at least first recorded by) him.

    1. Hello, Mary Lou (writer: Gene Pitney. This was the original hit version)
    2. Be Bop Baby (P. Lendhurst)
    3. I'm Walkin' (Fats Domino-Dave Bartholomew; cover of Fats' hit)
    4. Waitin' In School (Johnny Burnette)
    5. A Teenager's Romance (somebody's tennis coach*)
    6. Never Be Anyone Else But You (Baker Knight, as I recall)
    7. Believe What You Say (Dorsey Burnette)
    8. Fools Rush In (Johnny Mercer-Rube Bloom. Arrangement off Brook Benton's version)
    9. It's Late (one of the Burnettes)
    10. Teenage Idol (Jerry Fuller)
    11. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (can't remember. Got it off Hank Williams' version)
    12. Lonesome Town (Baker Knight)
    13. You Tear Me Up (can't remember)
    14. Travelin' Man (Jerry Fuller)
    15. Everlovin' (can't remember -- Jerry Fuller?)
    16. Young World (Jerry Fuller)
    17. Tryin' To Get To You (got the song from Elvis's version)
    18. It's Up To You (Jerry Fuller)

    Unless noted otherwise, all were original hit versions. *Story of "A Teenager's Romance" can be found in the notes to the Bear Family box)

    Though he grew up in Hollywood, Nelson was a big fan of country and rockabilly, and many of his early records were in those styles. The Burnettes and Knight -- all before they were writing hits for themselves and/or others -- were essentially discovered by Nelson, and supplied him with a lot of original material, as did Jerry Fuller, who should be especially pleased with this package!
  15. crimsoncing

    crimsoncing New Member

    virginia beach
    I used to love coming home from school and watching the reruns. I even dug "Ozzies Girls" a very short lived spin off from the original show with featured the future "Mrs Graham Nash" as one of the girls.

    Ricky Nelson showed me how to pick up a guitar, John Lennon showed me how to create with that same guitar.
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