The Paul Hampton Story

Paul Hampton

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASCD1168

Release Date:  14 July 2023

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988116823

Genres:  Rock 'N' Roll  Country  

  • Description

    Although perhaps one of the Brill Building's less obvious names, Paul Hampton is indelibly linked to one of the most celebrated songwriting duos of the 20th Century, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, as he wrote regularly with both.
    Whilst he wasn't as prolific as Burt or Hal his work was often of the same quality, and he was a co-writer on some memorable hit songs of the 60s and 70s.
    However, unlike his occasional collaborators, Hampton also maintained a parallel recording career, cutting a dozen 45s between 1957 and 1962, several of which have gone on to become collectors' items, none more so than the controversial 'Two Hour Honeymoon', a co-write with Bacharach.
    This compilation features all twelve singles plus, as bonus tracks, ten of Paul's numbers as recorded by Don Gibson, Ral Donner, Jack Scott, Leroy Van Dyke, Johnny Burnette, etc., which includes a couple of his biggest songs.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Play It Cool
      • 2. Classy Babe
      • 3. Rockin' Doll
      • 4. Please Love Me
      • 5. Slam Bam Thank Ya Ma'am
      • 6. Live A Life Of Love
      • 7. The Longer I Love You
      • 8. Love
      • 9. Wish I Were Tied To You
      • 10. Don't Be Stuck Up
      • 11. Write Me
      • 12. Don't Unless You Love Me
      • 13. Two Hour Honeymoon
      • 14. Creams
      • 15. Don't Pretend
      • 16. The Trick
      • 17. Nothing's Impossible (If You Really Want It Bad Enough)
      • 18. Maybe Tomorrow
      • 19. When Will Your Heart Change Its Ways
      • 20. If You Don't Want Me Now (You Can't Have Me Later)
      • 21. I Can Tell The Way You Say Hello (That You Mean Goodbye)
      • 22. Empty Feeling
      • 23. A Chance To Belong [With Cinthy Churchill]
      • 24. It's Not There Anymore
      • 25. Sonny James - Dream Big
      • 26. Don Gibson - Sea Of Heartbreak
      • 27. Ral Donner - You Don't Know What You've Got
      • 28. Frank Gari - The Last Bus Left At Midnight
      • 29. Clyde Mcphatter - Same Time, Same Place
      • 30. Jack Scott - You Only See What You Wanna See
      • 31. Chase Webster - Like I've Never Been Gone
      • 32. Leroy Van Dyke - I Sat Back And Let It Happen
      • 33. Ketty Lester - You Can't Lie To A Liar
      • 34. Johnny Burnette - Angry At The Big Oak Tree