Leroy Van Dyke: Walk On By (2-CD)
In November 1994, in a survey which looked back to October 1958, Billboard magazine identified Leroy Van Dyke's Countrypolitan classic 'Walk On By' as the biggest country record of that thirty-six year period, based on sales, plays and weeks on the charts.
Although Van Dyke is chiefly remembered for his biggest hit, he'd already enjoyed a million-seller with his very first release, 'The Auctioneer', five years earlier.
This compilation anthologises Leroy's career between 1956-62, featuring all his studio recordings during this period, including demo's, outtakes, a rare German-language version of 'Walk On By' and his first two Mercury LPs, Walk On By and Moving Van Dyke.
Artikeleigenschaften von Leroy Van Dyke: Walk On By (2-CD)
|Van Dyke, Leroy - Walk On By (2-CD) CD 1|
|02||I Fell In Love With A Ponytail|
|03||The Pocket Book Song|
|04||Honky Tonk Song|
|06||I'm Movin' On|
|07||Chicken Shack Boogie|
|09||Every Time I Ask My Heart|
|11||My Good Mind Went Bad On Me|
|13||What This Old World Needs|
|14||Down At The South End Of Town|
|15||Conscience I'm Guilty|
|16||The Day The Preacher Comes|
|18||If You Don't Somebody Else Will|
|19||Put Your Little Hand In Mine|
|20||Big Man In A Big House|
|22||Walk On By|
|23||My World Is Caving In|
|24||Save Me The Moonlight|
|25||If A Woman Answers|
|26||A Broken Promise|
|27||Geh' Nicht Vorbei (Walk On By German Version)|
|Van Dyke, Leroy - Walk On By (2-CD) CD 2|
|01||Image Of Me|
|02||Take Good Care Of Her|
|03||Three Hearts In A Tangle|
|04||Handful Of Friends|
|05||Sea Of Heartbreak|
|06||I Miss You Already|
|07||Heartaches By The Number|
|09||Funny How Time Slips Away|
|10||I Got A Conscience|
|11||Love Letters In The Sand|
|13||Don't Forbid Me|
|16||Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes|
|17||I Almost Lost My Mind|
|18||I Need You Now|
|20||The Auctioneer (Re-Recording)|
|22||Dim Dark Corner|
|23||The Life You Offered Me|
|24||How Long Must You Keep Me A Secret|
|25||I Sat Back And Let It Happen|
|27||Five Steps Away|
Leroy Van Dyke
Leroy Van Dyke
Leroy Frank Van Dyke was born on October 4, 1929 in Spring Fork, Missouri. After graduating from the University of Missouri he served a tour in the U.S. Army. He became a professional auctioneer in 1951 and put that experience to good use to start a second career as an entertainer. His musical debut was with the Auctioneer, a tune he co-wrote in 1956. The song went to #9 [Country] and #19 [Pop], competing on the latter chart with a cover version by Chuck Miller. Although it took almost five years before he had his next hit, when it did come it became one of country music's biggest singles in 1961, Walk On By charted for 37 weeks, 19 as #1 in the Country charts and 16 weeks in the pop charts.
Van Dyke turned out a steady stream of hits in the '60s and '70s. Mister Professor also appeared on the Harlan Howard album, 'To The Silent Majority, With Love'. Van Dyke's single went only to #71 in the country charts.
Mister Professor addressed the perception that the core of the anti-war movement was on college campuses. Then, by implication, it assigned the principal blame for "these bums" (quoting Nixon) to the faculty who took the good kids they were sent and turned them "loose on the world with a messed up mind."
With more than fifty years of recording, live shows, radio (e.g., 'Country Crossroads') and television (e.g., Ozark Jubilee) on his résumé, Van Dyke remains active in music. His website indicates that at age 80 he continues to perform.
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