Billy Joe Royal
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||Down In the Boondocks||Billy Joe Royal||2:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Knew You When||Billy Joe Royal||2:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||King of Fools||Billy Joe Royal||2:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I've Got to Be Somebody||Billy Joe Royal||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Heartaches and Teardrops||Billy Joe Royal||2:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cherry Hill Park||Billy Joe Royal||3:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Steal Away||Billy Joe Royal||2:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hush||Billy Joe Royal||2:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Save the Last Dance for Me||Billy Joe Royal||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Yo-Yo||Billy Joe Royal||3:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
This is the first official Billy Joe Royal greatest-hits package, released by Columbia in 1989. All of his early soul/country/pop hits are included: "Down in the Boondocks," "Cherry Hill Park," "Yo-Yo," "Hush," and his final hit for the label, a cover of the Drifters' classic "Under the Boardwalk." As a companion piece, pick up Royal's Greatest Hits [Atlantic], covering his country hits from the '90s.
The Only Billy Joe Royal ORIGINAL Versions!
There are a lot of Billy Joe Royal CDs out there, but this is the ONLY one on itunes that gives you the ORIGINAL Columbia-label hits from 1965-1969, so don't let the generic cover art scare you away. I'm giving this CD only four stars because it leaves out the minor hits "Heart's Desire," "Campfire Girls" and "Tulsa." Otherwise, EVERY Billy Joe Royal Top 40 POP hit is here! Look elsewhere for his later, Country-only hits.
I couldn't believe I found Billy Joe Royal on ITunes. I grew up listening to Down in the Boondocks. Loved it in the 60's and still love it now.
Cherry Hill Park, Down In The Boondocks, I've Got to Be Somebody, I Knew You When: i might call "Royal Hits"(itunes doesn't carry that album, hummm). Strong vocal qualities & many other tunes that catch my interest even after all these years, i still love to hear them.
Born: April 3, 1942 in Valdosta, GA
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s