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Hi, I'm Jesse. and I've been collecting records since I was around 18 years old.  I currently work for Fern & Roby as an Art Director and Product Developer.  We build turntables, speakers, preamps and vinyl related accessories by hand in Richmond, Virginia.

This is my vinyl log.  

Ricky Nelson ‎– Ricky Sings Again

Ricky Nelson ‎– Ricky Sings Again

Ricky Sings Again is the third rock and roll album by Ricky Nelson, released in 1959. The Jordanaires provide vocal accompaniment.

Nelson played clarinet and drums in his tweens and early teens, learned the rudimentary guitar chords, and vocally imitated his favorite Sun Records rockabilly artists in the bathroom at home or in the showers at the Los Angeles Tennis Club.  He was strongly influenced by the music of Carl Perkins and once said he tried to emulate the sound and the tone of the guitar break in Perkins's March 1956 Top Ten hit "Blue Suede Shoes."

At age sixteen, he wanted to impress his girlfriend of two years, Diana Osborn(e), who was an Elvis Presley fan and, although he had no record contract at the time, told her that he, too, was going to make a record.  With his father's help, he secured a one-record deal with Verve Records, an important jazz label looking for a young and popular personality who could sing or be taught to sing.  On March 26, 1957, he recorded the Fats Domino standard "I'm Walkin'" and "A Teenager's Romance" (released in late April 1957 as his first single), and "You're My One and Only Love".

Before the single was released, he made his television rock-and-roll debut on April 10, 1957 singing and playing the drums to "I'm Walkin'" in the Ozzie and Harriet episode "Ricky, the Drummer".  About the same time, he made an unpaid public appearance, singing "Blue Moon of Kentucky" with the Four Preps at a Hamilton High School lunch hour assembly in Los Angeles and was greeted by hordes of screaming teens who had seen the television episode.

"I'm Walkin" reached #4 on Billboard's Best Sellers in Stores chart, and its flip side, "A Teenager's Romance", hit #2.  When the television series went on summer break in 1957, Nelson made his first road trip and played four state and county fairs in Ohio and Wisconsin with the Four Preps, who opened and closed for him.

Track List : 

1. It's Late
2. One Of These Mornings
3. Believe What You Say
4. Lonesome Town
5. Trying To Get To You
6. Be True To Me
7. Old Enough To Love
8. Never Be Anyone Else But You
9. I Can't Help It
10. You Tear Me Up
11. It's All In The Game
12. Restless Kid

 

Gino Washington ‎– Out Of This World

Gino Washington ‎– Out Of This World

Al Hibbler ‎– Starring Al Hibbler

Al Hibbler ‎– Starring Al Hibbler