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Barbara Pittman
Getting Better All The Time

Getting Better All The Time

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27 Classic cuts by the first lady of Sun rock’n’roll.

Unique among the female artists who recorded for Sun in that she was given a contract, husky-voiced Barbara Pittman began her career performing with a local Memphis band before touring with Western star Lash Larue.  Returning to Memphis, she worked as a demo singer, coming to the attention of songwriter Stan Kesler who hoped Pittman's high school friendship with Elvis Presley might help him place the copyright.  Her rendition of 'Playing For Keeps' led to the star recording the song and brought the singer to Sam Phillips' attention (Sun had previously turned down the pre-teen Pittman).  

Ranging from slushy teen pop to bluesy ballads, her Sun singles were commercially unsuccessful and it was only in the 70s that rockin' cuts such as 'I Need A Man' and 'Getting Better All The Time' began to garner interest among revivalists, prompting a reevaluation of her work and several reissues. Pittman continued to record for Phillips and tour on Sun packages before quitting the label for West Coast-based Del-Fi, and later sang on the soundtracks to the mid-60s motorcycle flick Wild Wheels (1966) and Wild Wheels (1969).

  1. I Need A Man
  2. No Matter Who’s To Blame
  3. Sentimental Fool [1]
  4. Voice Of A Fool
  5. Two Young Fools In Love
  6. I’m Getting Better All The Time
  7. Take My Sympathy [1]
  8. Cold, Cold, Heart
  9. Everlasting Love
  10. Eleventh Commandment
  11. Handsome Man
  12. Just One Day
  13. Love Is A Stranger [with the Sunrays]
  14. The Lonely Hours [with the Sunrays]
  15. Sentimental Fool [2]
  16. Cold, Cold, Heart [1]
  17. Everlasting Love [1]
  18. No Matter Who’s To Blame [1]
  19. I’m Getting Better All The Time [1]
  20. Take My Sympathy [Demo]
  21. Two Young Fools In Love [Demo]
  22. I’m Getting Better All The Time [Demo]
  23. No Matter Who’s To Blame [2]
  24. I’m Getting Better All The Time [2]
  25. Sentimental Fool [3]
  26. I Forgot To Remember To Forget
  27. I’m Getting Better All The Time

 

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