You're the Reason I'm Living

You're the Reason I'm Living

by Bobby DarinBobby Darin

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Reissue)



The title track of You're the Reason I'm Living was a number three hit single, generating an album that, like that hit, mined the soul-tinged country-pop that Ray Charles had plumbed successfully on his massive 1962 album Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music. Indeed, for some of the tracks Darin even used arranger Gerald Wilson, who had also arranged some of the songs on that Charles album. Darin was not as good at the approach as Charles was, though, and the result is a merely fair album that reflected a trend of the day. As on numerous Ray Charles country-pop cuts, the orchestration and backup vocals got a little overbearingly sappy sometimes. Swing jazz-like arrangements were applied to country material sometimes as well, as on the cover of Don Gibson's classic "Oh, Lonesome Me." It's not all country-pop; some numbers get much closer to swing jazz, like "Sally Was a Good Old Girl" and "Under Your Spell Again," even if the songs had country origins. Aside from "You're the Reason I'm Living," there was just one Darin original, "Now You're Gone" ("You're the Reason I'm Living"'s B-side), which was the highlight with its unusual moody melody and heartfelt pained vocal.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/13/2017
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602557697438
catalogNumber: 002692201
Rank: 50484


  1. Sally Was a Good Old Girl
  2. Be Honest With Me
  3. Oh, Lonesome Me
  4. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
  5. It Keeps Right on a-Hurtin'
  6. You're the Reason I'm Living
  7. Please Help Me, I'm Falling
  8. Under Your Spell Again
  9. Here I Am
  10. Who Can I Count On
  11. Now You're Gone
  12. Release Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Darin   Primary Artist,Vocals

Technical Credits

Gene Autry   Composer
Glen Campbell   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Johnny Tillotson   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Hal Blair   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Dusty Rhodes   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Sammy Masters   Composer
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Marc Douglas   Composer

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