Lonesome Town: The Complete Record Releases 1957-1959

Ricky Nelson
FORMAT: Audio CD - 3 Disc
Release date: 8 Feb 2010

“Nelson's Rockabilly credentials are evident on this 3 CD anthology, boasting 61 tracks and a revealing Nelson interview” 4/5  MOJO

"Featuring his complete recorded output between 1957-59, which includes some of the best rockabilly sides produced, and a 75 minute interview, which is one of the most unbiased insights into the the 50s music scene you will ever hear." 4/5  RECORD COLLECTOR

CAT No: FVTD056UPC TEXT: 5055311000565

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RICKY NELSON was already a star in America when he cut his first record I’m Walking in 1957…but not a record star: he played himself in the “real life” sitcom “The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet”, featuring his mum Harriet, dad Ozzie, and big brother David.

Ricky personally recruited a select backing group including legendary guitarist James Burton and cut a string of rockabilly-oriented classics and million-selling albums that transcended his pin-up status and would elevate him to the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Ricky produced all his own hits, and on the strength of his music became a global star in countries that never aired the TV show.

Here are all of Ricky Nelson’s recordings released prior to 1960, plus a bonus exclusive in-depth never-before-heard interview with Ricky recollecting not only the early years, but his later excursions into folk and country-rock, his songwriting, and the downs as well as the ups of an astonishing career.

This definitive compilation includes all 18 titles to make the US singles chart in the 1950s, including his debut single A Teenager’s Romance c/w I’m Walkin’ and timeless hits Poor Little Fool, It’s Late, and Never Be Anyone Else But You, as well as every track from his first four million-selling albums Ricky, Ricky Nelson, Ricky Sings Again and Songs By Ricky. This is an essential and poignant reminder of the star who died so tragically in a plane crash in 1985.



  1. I’m Walking (Ricky Nelson)
  2. A Teenager's Romance (Ricky Nelson)
  3. You’re My One And Only Love (Ricky Nelson)
  4. Be-Bop Baby (Ricky Nelson)
  5. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? (Ricky Nelson)
  6. Honeycomb (Ricky Nelson)
  7. Boppin’ The Blues (Ricky Nelson)
  8. Be-Bop Baby (Ricky Nelson)
  9. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? (Ricky Nelson)
  10. Teenage Doll (Ricky Nelson)
  11. If You Can’t Rock Me (Ricky Nelson)
  12. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Ricky Nelson)
  13. Baby I’m Sorry (Ricky Nelson)
  14. Am I Blue (Ricky Nelson)
  15. I’m Confessin’ (Ricky Nelson)
  16. Your True Love (Ricky Nelson)
  17. True Love (Ricky Nelson)
  18. Stood Up (Ricky Nelson)
  19. Waitin’ In School (Ricky Nelson)
  20. Shirley Lee (Ricky Nelson)
  21. Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) (Ricky Nelson)
  22. There’s Good Rockin’ Tonight (Ricky Nelson)
  23. I’m Feelin’ Sorry (Ricky Nelson)
  24. Down The Line (Ricky Nelson)
  25. Unchained Melody (Ricky Nelson)
  26. I’m In Love Again (Ricky Nelson)
  27. Don’t Leave Me This Way (Ricky Nelson)
  28. My Babe (Ricky Nelson)
  29. I’ll Walk Alone (Ricky Nelson)
  30. There Goes My Baby (Ricky Nelson)
  31. Poor Little Fool (Ricky Nelson)


  1. Believe What You Say (Ricky Nelson)
  2. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It (Ricky Nelson)
  3. I Got A Feeling (Ricky Nelson)
  4. It’s Late (Ricky Nelson)
  5. One Of These Mornings (Ricky Nelson)
  6. Believe What You Say (Ricky Nelson)
  7. Lonesome Town (Ricky Nelson)
  8. Tryin’ To Get To You (Ricky Nelson)
  9. Be True To Me (Ricky Nelson)
  10. Old Enough To Love (Ricky Nelson)
  11. Never Be Anyone Else But You (Ricky Nelson)
  12. I Can’t Help It (Ricky Nelson)
  13. You Tear Me Up (Ricky Nelson)
  14. It’s All In The Game (Ricky Nelson)
  15. Restless Kid (Ricky Nelson)
  16. You’ll Never Know What You’re Missing (Ricky Nelson)
  17. That's All (Ricky Nelson)
  18. Just A Little Too Much (Ricky Nelson)
  19. One Minute To One (Ricky Nelson)
  20. Half Breed (Ricky Nelson)
  21. You’re So Fine (Ricky Nelson)
  22. Don’t Leave Me (Ricky Nelson)
  23. Sweeter Than You (Ricky Nelson)
  24. A Long Vacation (Ricky Nelson)
  25. So Long (Ricky Nelson)
  26. Blood From A Stone (Ricky Nelson)
  27. I’ve Been Thinkin' (Ricky Nelson)
  28. I Wanna Be Loved (Ricky Nelson)
  29. Mighty Good (Ricky Nelson)
  30. My Rifle, My Pony And Me (Ricky Nelson and Dean Martin)


  1. Interview (Ricky Nelson)