Ricky (album)

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Ricky
Studio album by Ricky Nelson
Released November 1957
Genre Pop rock, Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly,
Label Imperial
Ricky Nelson chronology
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Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Ricky is the solo debut album by actor and singer Ricky Nelson, released in November 1957. Much of the album is in the pop-rock genre, focusing mostly on standards. It has since been re-issued on iTunes.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Honeycomb" (Bob Merrill) 2:54
  2. "Boppin' the Blues" (Carl Perkins, Howard Griffin) 1:56
  3. "Be-Bop Baby" (Pearl Lendhurst) 2:00
  4. "Have I Told You Lately that I Love You?" (Scotty Wiseman) 1:58
  5. "Teenage Doll" (George Lendhurst, Pearl Lendhurst) 1:40
  6. "If You Can't Rock Me" (Willie Jacobs) 1:53
  7. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" (Sunny David, Dave Williams) 2:11
  8. "Baby I'm Sorry" (Freddie Scott) 2:21
  9. "Am I Blue?" (Harry Akst, Grant Clarke) 1:39
  10. "I'm Confessin'" (Doc Daugherty, Al Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds) 2:16
  11. "Your True Love" (Carl Perkins) 1:58
  12. "True Love" (Cole Porter) 2:17

Reception[edit]

Reception at the time of release is unknown. A recent review by Allmusic said that it is "derivative" but that "he also sang rhythmically in his smooth voice, negotiating the rock & roll beat with far greater ease than Pat Boone" and that "the 17-year-old continued to display the combination of natural pop instincts and genuine rock & roll feel that set him apart from the burgeoning pack of Elvis Presley imitators"

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