The story of James Burton's early years told in this fine new compilation revolves around fast recognition of his talents by key US musicians who witnessed the teenager's playing enhancing records with distinctive and memorable licks.
James Burton's story really kicked off with his distinctive playing on Dale Hawkins' "Suzie-Q" in 1957, though earlier work is included here. Soon after he worked with producer Jimmie Haskell on enhancing key tracks from Bob Luman and Bobby Lee Trammel, but the next step up came when Haskell introduced him to Rick Nelson. This was when his career really took off allowing him toi develop a career as a session musician working with everyone from the Everly Brothers to Buffalo Springfield.
This comp not only begins to tell the story, but also illuminates the darker corners, via rare recordings that are so beloved of collectors.
Includes great recordings with Dale Hawkins, Everly Bros, Ricky Nelson, The Green River Boys Feat. Glen Campbell, Lee Hazelwood and even Buffalo Springfield.
Susie-Q - Dale Hawkins
Red Hot - Bob Luman
Shirley Lee - Bobby Lee Trammel
My Babe - Ricky Nelson
Cannonball Rag - James Burton
Don't Leave Me This Way - Ricky Nelson
The Creep - The Shadows
Stop Sneakin' Around - Ricky Nelson
Swamp Surfer - Jimmy Dobro
Make Up Your Mind Baby - Bob Luman
Fireball Mail - Jim & Joe
Blood From A Stone - Ricky Nelson
Real Live Fool - Lee Hazlewood
Daisy Mae - Jim & Joe
Everybody Listen To The Dobro - Jimmy Dobro
Guitar Player - Buddy Cagle
Jimmy's Blues - Jimmy Burton
Poor Boy Looking For A Home - The Green River Boys Feat. Glen Campbell
See See Rider - The Everly Brothers
Love Lost - Jimmy Burton
A Child's Claim To Fame - Buffalo Springfield
If You Want To Be My Woman - Merle Haggard
Moonshine - James Burton & Ralph Mooney
Corn Pickin' - James Burton & Ralph Mooney
Someday, Someday - The Shindogs
Why - The Shindogs
Just For A While - Carol Williams
Tryin' To Be Someone - David & Lee