Lonely The Early Years 1956-1962

Sleepy LaBeef

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Format: CD

Cat No: JASCD1222

Release Date:  31 May 2024

Label:  Jasmine Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  604988122220

Genres:  Rock 'N' Roll  Pop-Rock  

  • Description

    The mighty Sleepy LaBeef (he stood 6'6", built like a tank) was a regular visitor to the UK and Europe during the '80s and '90s, building a reputation as an awesome live performer with his vast, lugubrious repertoire of R&R, Rockabilly, R&B, Country, Blues and even Gospel material. However, he was already something of a veteran by this stage, having commenced his recording career back in the mid-1950s.

    This compilation sweeps up Sleepy's earliest recordings, between 1956 and 1962, many of which were not originally released. During this period he re-recorded a couple of these songs, hence multiple versions of certain titles; however, each is sufficiently different to its earlier incarnation that the fact that there are four versions of 'Lonely', ain't a problem!

    Much of this material is difficult to find elsewhere on CD.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Baby Let's Play House
      • 2. Don't Make Me Go
      • 3. All Alone (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 4. I'm Through (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 5. All The Time (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 6. Lonely (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 7. All The Time (Alt Take)
      • 8. Lonely (Alt Take)
      • 9. I Ain't Gonna Take It
      • 10. A Little Bit More
      • 11. Home Of The Blues (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 12. I Wish I Was The Moon (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 13. You're So Easy To Love (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 14. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 15. The Ways Of A Woman In Love (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 16. You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 17. Guess Things Happen That Way (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 18. Can't Get You Off My Mind (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 19. I Found Out (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 20. Ridin' Fence (As Sleepy Labeff & His Versatiles)
      • 21. Turn Me Loose (As Sleepy Labeff & His Versatiles)
      • 22. Ride On Josephine (As Sleepy La Beff & The Versatiles)
      • 23. Walkin' Slowly (As Sleepy La Beff & The Versatiles)
      • 24. Lonely (As Tommy La Beff)
      • 25. Tore Up (As Tommy La Beff)
      • 26. Ride On Josephine (As Sleepy Labeff)
      • 27. Lonely (As Sleepy Labeff)
      • 28. Drink Up And Go Home (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 29. Teardrop On A Rose (As Sleepy La Beff)
      • 30. A Long Time To Forget
      • 31. Goodnight Irene
      • 32. Leave Me Alone With The Blues
      • 33. Oh So Many Years
      • 34. Somebody's Been Beatin' My Time