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Artist: Donley, Jimmy
Title: In The Key Of Heartbreak - The Complete Tear Drop Singles And More
Format: CD
Label: ACE - UK
Catalog Number:1324
Barcode:029667048125 itemnumber=1000106221
Price: $26.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Release Date: 12/9/2011
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(2-CD set) Mississippi-born Donley released barely a dozen singles in a career that spanned not much more than five years, but almost every one of those singles contains at least one classic of rock'n'roll, R&B or - primarily - swamp pop. This extraordinary double CD set brings together nearly every recording that Jimmy made in the last two years of his life. All were either produced by or posthumously acquired by the Texas record producer Huey P Meaux, and all are presented here - some in stereo for the first time - from freshly made transfers of the original tapes, still stored in what was once Meaux's studios in Houston. The As and Bs of all of Jimmy's Tear Drop singles are here on Disc One, along with several demos that Meaux overdubbed and released after Donley's death. These singles include 'Think It Over', 'Please Mr Sandman', 'Loving Cajun Style', 'I'm To Blame' and other swamp pop standbys that can still be heard regularly in jukeboxes and on the radio throughout South Louisiana. Disc Two will be a treat for even the most ardent Donley completists - nearly 30 home demos, including songs that Donley never recorded commercially, revivals of Louisiana R&B classics by Cookie and the Cupcakes and Fats Domino and the original versions of several hits that Jimmy wrote for his friend and fan Fats. A few of these have been released before - but the vast majority have not. The booklet features a plethora of label shots and many rare lyric manuscripts, in Jimmy's own handwriting never seen before. Disc one: 1. A WOMAN'S GOTTA HAVE HER WAY - as Kenny James 2. PLEASE MR. SANDMAN - as Kenny James 3. HONEY STOP TWISTIN' 4. HELLO REMEMBER ME 5. SANTA, DON'T PASS ME BY! 6. THINK IT OVER 7. FOREVER LILLIE MAE 8. BABY, HEAVEN SENT ME YOU 9. LOVING CAJUN STYLE 10. YOU'RE WHY I'M SO LONELY 11. LET ME TOLD YOU 12. JUST A GAME 13. I REALLY GOT THE BLUES 14. FORGET THE PAST 15. I'M LONESOME WITHOUT THE BLUES 16. I'M TO BLAME 17. LOVE BUG 18. STRANGE, STRANGE FEELING 19. MY FORBIDDEN LOVE 20. SANTA'S ALLEY (INSTRUMENTAL) 21. FORGET THE PAST 22. I'M LONESOME WITHOUT THE BLUES 23. I'M TO BLAME 24. LOVE BUG 25. STRANGE, STRANGE FEELING 26. FORBIDDEN LOVE Disc two: 1. MESSAGE TO HUEY/A WOMAN'S GOTTA HAVE HER WAY - Pee Wee Maddux & Jimmy Donley 2. PLEASE MR SANDMAN 3. HONEY STOP TWISTIN' 4. SANTA! DON'T PASS ME BY 5. THINK IT OVER 6. FOREVER LILLIE MAE 7. LOVING CAJUN STYLE 8. LET ME TOLD YOU 9. JUST A GAME 10. I REALLY GOT THE BLUES 11. WHAT A PRICE 12. STOP THE CLOCK 13. SPARE ME THE DETAILS 14. MATHILDA 15. ROCKIN' BICYCLE 16. IF THAT'S THE WAY YOU WANT IT 17. LITTLE CAJUN 18. THE DOMINO TWIST A.K.A.DANCE WITH MR. DOMINO 19. ROSE MARY 20. IT'S YOU I'M MISSING 21. OUR LAST GOODBYE 22. DON'T FALL IN LOVE 23. DON'T YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU 24. I NEED YOU 25. I STILL CARE 26. IF I KNEW YOU DIDN'T KNOW BETTER 27. TWO SIDES TO THE STORY OF LOVE 28. BABY, AIN'T THAT LOVE 29. IT'S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE 30. I'LL KEEP ON MOVIN

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