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The Captivating Johnny Crawford

The Captivating Johnny Crawford


Teen idol actor-turned-singer Johnny Crawford had already established himself as a Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer and primary cast member of The Rifleman prior to recording The Captivating Johnny Crawford (1962), his first of three long-players for Del-Fi in the 1960s. Boasting a decidedly rich tenor voice and dramatic delivery, Crawford quickly became a vocalist of considerable note. After his debut single, "Daydreams," reached a respectable number 70 and was a local "pick hit," Del-Fi founder Bob Keane set up a session featuring Crawford backed instrumentally by the Champs, a group that included, among others, Glen Campbell (guitar), Dash Crofts (drums), and Jerry Cole (guitar). The results were a mixture of affective ballads and typical mid-tempo pop numbers. The opener, "Lucky Star," sets the effort's tenure with the artist providing a bright and bouncy melody atop of the lightly orchestrated score. This is similar to the sides "Son of the Moon," "We Belong Together," a cover of Ritchie Valens' "Donna," and his earliest Top 40 platter, "Patti Ann." Crawford's expressive inflection on "Tennessee Waltz" is simply remarkable, as his sincerity and maturity all but defy his age. Otherwise, "That's All I Want From You" and the aforementioned "Treasure" are all aptly matched for his principally teenage female audience. In 2004, as part of their restoration of the classic Del-Fi catalog, Collectors' Choice Music issued all three of Crawford's LPs onto compact disc, making them available after several decades out of print. ~ Lindsay Planer, Rovi

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    HPB condition ratings
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    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Collectors' Choice Music
  • UPC: 617742046823
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Track listings

  • 1. Lucky Star
  • 2. Treasure
  • 3. Please Mr. Sun
  • 4. That's All I Want From You
  • 5. Tennessee Waltz
  • 6. We Belong Together
  • 7. Son Of The Moon
  • 8. Your Love Is Growing Cold
  • 9. Donna
  • 10. Patti Ann
  • 11. Daydreams
  • 12. Vaya Con Dios
 
HPB condition ratings
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
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  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
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  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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