Hayden Thompson, the legendary Sun Records rockabilly artist from the 50's, has made a new country
recording to be released in March 2007. "Cutting a country album does not mean that I am turning my
back to my rockabilly fans", states Hayden. The songs with a country flavor suit this Southern
gentleman beautifully and when Bluelight Records from Finland offered a chance to record a country
CD he accepted it without hesitation. Actually, the 1966 Kapp Records LP "Here's Hayden Thompson"
can be regarded as a paragon for this new CD.
Hayden's own favorites of these 15 songs are the energetic "Midnight Blues" written by Charlie Rich
and Waylon Jennings seductive "Just To Satisfy You". The list of the pieces cut is long and
impressive, among them the Johnny Cash classic "Big River" and Ed Bruce's "Ninety Seven More To Go".
You can also find two Hayden Thompson country originals "Sixteen Dollars Eighty Eight Cents" and "I
Wanna Get Home"; according to Hayden himself, these new fabulous versions proudly contest the
The Haden Thompson rockabilly fans will be pleased to discover the new version of "Drive Me Out Of
My Mind" (originally penned by Hayden for Charlie Louvin) as well as the eight-minute-long
exhilarating and enterprising interpretation of the Elvis number "Mystery Train". This train got
going so fast that the first take proved the quotation "One-Take Thompson": no need for subsequent
All in all, the recording turned out a great success and the outcome is an uplifting experience even
for the case-hardened ear. The listener is simply captivated by Hayden Thompson's powerful yet
effortlessly agile baritone voice and the deep musical insight of this charismatic performer
enjoying every second of the way. The best proof of the excellence of this new release - titled
simply and handsomely "Hayden Thomson" - is that even for the artist himself, this CD stands out as
the all-time favorite among all of his works.
Record company and media contact:
Mr. Mika Myyrylainen / Bluelight Records
Tel: +358-40-543 2776
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