Snapper's Hello Mary Lou spotlights Ricky Nelson's hits recorded in the '50s and '60s including "Travelin' Man," "Stood Up," "Poor Little Fool," and " Hello Mary Lou." While this set isn't bad for casual listeners, the better choice is Greatest Hits on Capitol, as it includes "Garden Party" and other favorites not included on this compilation.
This DVD includes 21 performances of his biggest hits in the complete PS TV documentary with an additional 30 minutes of bonus content. Included are interviews with his kids Gunnar, Matthew, Sam, and Tracy, as well as Kirs Kristofferson and guitarist James Burton. Also included are never-before-seen perforamnces by Burton with Matthew and Gunnar Nelson. Arguably the prototype for reality television, Ricky Nelson and his parents, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, spent the years of Ricky's youth on a TV show closely based on their real lives and personalities.
This is one of the more difficult Bear Family sets to take on simply because it is such an intimidating package. Never mind that Nelson is an American myth, having eked his way into that terrain by dying in a plane crash while still in his forties, and despite being managed by Colonel Tom Parker, he still looked fantastic despite the unsubstantiated rumors of drugs, alcoholism, and twisted sex that poured forth from the tabloids after his passing.