Known predominantly as a songwriter rather than a singer, Melvin Endsley is chiefly remembered for copyrights like 'Singing The Blues', 'Knee Deep In The Blues', 'Love Me To Pieces', 'I Like Your Kind Of Love' and 'It Happens Everytime'. However he also enjoyed a parallel recording career, and during the latter half of the 1950s he cut a dozen or so superb singles, many of which are nowadays sought-after collectors' artefacts, although none were significant hits. Endsley had a resonant, relaxed voice, with a pleasing, natural yodel; but he was wheelchair-bound, due to a childhood bout of polio, and perhaps his disability impeded his appeal as a performer. His recorded output nonetheless remains a solidly commercial, impressive body of work, much in demand among collectors. This compilation anthologises his singles for RCA-Victor, MGM and Hickory, between 1957-61 and stacks up as a remarkable legacy; close your eyes, and this sounds just like someone's 'Greatest Hits' collection.
Known predominantly as a songwriter rather than a singer, Melvin Endsley is chiefly remembered for copyrights like 'Singing The Blues', 'Knee Deep In The Blues', 'Love Me To Pieces', 'I Like Your Kind Of Love' and 'It Happens Everytime'. However he also enjoyed a parallel recording career, and during the latter half of the 1950s he cut a dozen or so superb singles, many of which are nowadays sought-after collectors' artefacts, although none were significant hits. Endsley had a resonant, relaxed voice, with a pleasing, natural yodel; but he was wheelchair-bound, due to a childhood bout of polio, and perhaps his disability impeded his appeal as a performer. His recorded output nonetheless remains a solidly commercial, impressive body of work, much in demand among collectors. This compilation anthologises his singles for RCA-Victor, MGM and Hickory, between 1957-61 and stacks up as a remarkable legacy; close your eyes, and this sounds just like someone's 'Greatest Hits' collection.
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Gettin Used To The Blues (Uk)
Artist: Melvin Endsley
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1. Bringin' the Blues to My Door
2. I Ain't Gettin' Nowhere with You
3. Is It True
4. I Like Your Kind of Love
5. Lonely All Over Again
6. Keep A-Lovin' Me, Baby
7. Hungry Eyes
8. Lovin' on My Mind
9. I Got a Feelin'
10. There's Bound to Be
11. I'd Just Be Fool Enough
12. Let's Fall Out of Love
13. Just Want to Be Wanted
14. Gettin' Used to the Blues
15. I'll Get Even with You
16. Can I Say Something
17. Oh Yeah, Baby
18. Let Me Sing the Blues (Just One More Time)
19. Ain't It Fine
20. I Can't Go Anywhere
21. The Search
22. You Make It Sound So Easy
23. Here I Am
24. For My Baby
25. Everytime I See the Sun Go Down
26. I Wish I Knew
27. Started Out A-Walkin'
28. How Lonely Can You Get

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Known predominantly as a songwriter rather than a singer, Melvin Endsley is chiefly remembered for copyrights like 'Singing The Blues', 'Knee Deep In The Blues', 'Love Me To Pieces', 'I Like Your Kind Of Love' and 'It Happens Everytime'. However he also enjoyed a parallel recording career, and during the latter half of the 1950s he cut a dozen or so superb singles, many of which are nowadays sought-after collectors' artefacts, although none were significant hits. Endsley had a resonant, relaxed voice, with a pleasing, natural yodel; but he was wheelchair-bound, due to a childhood bout of polio, and perhaps his disability impeded his appeal as a performer. His recorded output nonetheless remains a solidly commercial, impressive body of work, much in demand among collectors. This compilation anthologises his singles for RCA-Victor, MGM and Hickory, between 1957-61 and stacks up as a remarkable legacy; close your eyes, and this sounds just like someone's 'Greatest Hits' collection.