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|Genre||Pop rock, rock and roll, rockabilly|
|Ricky Nelson chronology|
Ricky is the debut album by American actor and rock and roll musician Ricky Nelson, released in November 1957. Much of the album is in the pop-rock genre, focusing mostly on standards. The album topped the Billboard's Top LP's.
- "Honeycomb" (Bob Merrill) 2:54
- "Boppin' the Blues" (Carl Perkins, Howard Griffin) 1:56
- "Be-Bop Baby" (Pearl Lendhurst) 2:00
- "Have I Told You Lately that I Love You?" (Scotty Wiseman) 1:58
- "Teenage Doll" (George Lendhurst, Pearl Lendhurst) 1:40
- "If You Can't Rock Me" (Willie Jacobs) 1:53
- "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" (Sunny David, Dave Williams) 2:11
- "Baby I'm Sorry" (Freddie Scott) 2:21
- "Am I Blue?" (Harry Akst, Grant Clarke) 1:39
- "I'm Confessin'" (Doc Daugherty, Al Neiburg, Ellis Reynolds) 2:16
- "Your True Love" (Carl Perkins) 1:58
- "True Love" (Cole Porter) 2:17
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"
|US Billboard Top Selling LP's||1|
- Mojo staff 2007, p. 30.