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NEWSLETTER #136
Country, Bluegrass & Old Timey
Jethro Burns & Tiny Moore ->
Skeets Yaney
 

 

 

NEW DVDS

 
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted all DVDs offered are in NTSC format which means that they will not play on a European DVD players unless you have a multiple format player.
 

JENKS "TEX" CARMAN Bear Family DVD 20006 At Town Hall Party ● CD $26.98
The idiosyncratic singer and steel guitarist performing 16 songs and tunes live on Town Hall Party in the late 50s including four versions of his popular Hillbilly Hula - two with vocals by the delightfully nameD Quincy Snodgrass.
JENKS "TEX" CARMAN: Beach Of Waikiki/ Build A Highway To Your Heart/ Dixie Cannonball (1)/ Dixie Cannonball (2)/ Don't Feel Sorry For Me/ El Rancho Grande/ Geisha Girl/ Highway To Your Heart/ Hillbilly Hula (& Quincy Snodgrass: Vocal -1)/ Hillbilly Hula (& Quincy Snodgrass: Vocal -2)/ Hillbilly Hula (1)/ Hillbilly Hula (2)/ My Pretty Snow Dear/ Tijuana Rose (1)/ Tijuana Rose (2)/ Wabash Cannonball (1)/ Wabash Cannonball (2)/ Wildwood Flower

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Bear Family 20027 Town Hall Party - November 6, 1954 ● CD $26.98
First in a series of DVDs from Bear Family featuring a complete Town Hall Party Show. This one is devoted to the show of November 6, 1954 where you can see live performances by Tommy Duncan, Merle Travis, Joe Maphis, Wesley Tuttle, Tex Ritter, The Rangers Quartet, Dick Stubbs, Wesley Tuttle, Judy Hayden, Les "Carrot Top" Anderson, Johnny Bond, Fiddlin' Kate and Larry Collins & Joe Maphis.
LES "CARROT TOP" ANDERSON: The Bunny Hop/ JOHNNY BOND: It Makes No Difference Now/ LARRY COLLINS & JOE MAPHIS: Mutt And Jeff Boogie/ TOMMY DUNCAN: Medley Of Country Songs/ JUDY HAYDEN, ROSE LEE MAPHIS, MARYLIN TUTTLE: Rock-a-bye-boogie/ JOE MAPHIS & QUINCY SNODGRASS: The Audience Song/ JOE MAPHIS & ROSE LEE MAPHIS: Half As Much/ JOE MAPHIS, FIDDLIN’ KATE, MERLE TRAVIS: Turkey In The Straw/ THE RANGERS QUARTET: Rock Of Ages/ TEX RITTER: There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder/ DICK STUBBS, FIDDLIN' KATE, BILLY HILL: Instrumental/ MERLE TRAVIS & JOE MAPHIS: Cannon Ball Rag/ MERLE TRAVIS & JUDY HAYDEN: John Bolin/ WESLEY TUTTLE: Footprints In The Snow/ Tennessee Waltz/ That Little Boy Of Mine

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Bear Family 20028 Town Hall Party - November 29, 1958 ● CD $26.98
WANDA JACKSON: Alone With You/ Hard Headed Woman/ Mean, Mean, Man/ Pick Me Up On Your Way Down/ Queen For A Day/ Rock Your Baby/ BOB LUMAN: A Lover's Question/ Rockin' Robin/ JOE & ROSE LEE MAPHIS: Tell Her Lies And Feed Her Candy/ JOE MAPHIS AND THE ENTIRE CAST: Goin' Down That Road Feelin' Bad/ Rainin' On The Mountain/ SKEETS MCDONALD: What Am I Doing Here/ BILLY MIZE & CLIFF CROFFORD: Gotta Travel On/ Gotta Travel On (2)/ NORMA & LINDA: Lookin' Back To See/ JOHNNY O'NEILL: Wagon Train/ Tom Dooley/ JIMMY PRUETT: St. Louis Boogie/ Sweet Georgia Brown/ TEX RITTER: Jealous Heart/ Rye Whiskey/ The Wayward Wind/ JEANNIE STERLING: The Day The Rains Came/ MERLE TRAVIS: Way Down Yonder In New Orleans/ FIDDLIN' KATE WARREN: Fiddle Instrumental/ Maiden's Prayer

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Bear Family 20030 Town Hall Party - February 14, 1959 ● CD $26.98
JOHNNY BOND: Broken Doll/ You Ain't Gonna Bring No Trouble Anymore/ Take Me Back To Tulsa/ CLIFF CROFFORD AND BILLY MIZE: Which One Of Us Is To Blame/ TOMMY DUNCAN: Birth Of The Blues/ Ida Red/ My Adobe Hacienda/ Roly Poly/ THE FLAIRS: Johnny B. Goode/ Mean Mean Woman/ Rebel's Inn/ ROSE LEE MAPHIS: Every Step Of The Way/ SKEETS MCDONALD: Baby Wait/ What A Lonesome Life It's Been/ BILLY MIZE, CLIFF CROFFORD & QUINCY SNODGRASS: Charlie Brown/ JOHNNY O'NEILL: Marianne/ That Lucky Old Sun/ White Silver Sands/ JIMMY PRUETT: Guitar Instrumental/ JIM REEVES: Am I Losing You/ Anna Marie/ Billy Bayou/ Bimbo/ Blue Boy/ Medley of waltzes/ QUINCY SNODGRASS: Guitar Instrumental/ JEANNIE STERLING: Stupid Cupid/ There Goes My Heart

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Bear Family 20035 Town Hall Party - July 18, 1959 ● CD $26.98
JOHNNY BOND: The Long Tall Shadow/ We're Diggin' For Gold/ Lil' Liza Jane/ MARTHA CARSON: Do Lord Remember Me/ Let The Light Shine On Me/ GEORGE JONES: I'm Ragged But I'm Right/ Medley/ Seasons Of My Heart/ The Girl I Love/ Treasure Of Love/ White Lightnin'/ Who Shot Sam/ You Gotta Be My Baby/ ROSE LEE MAPHIS: Bury Me Beneath The Willow Tree/ I Don't Want It On My Conscience/ SKEETS MCDONALD: Hawaiian Sea Breeze/ Mona Lisa/ BILLY MIZE: Blue Boy/ Steel Guitar Rag/ Waterloo/ JOHNNY O'NEILL: Jambalaya/ She's My Truly Fair/ JIMMY PRUETT: Boogie Woogie/ Casey Jones/ LEON 'QUINCY SNODGRASS' SILBY: Bile'em Cabbage Down/ JEANNIE STERLING: Lonesome Road/ What A Difference A Day Makes/ GORDON TERRY: Johnson's Old Grey Mule/ Old Joe Clark/ CHARLIE WILLIAMS: I Got Stripes

 

NEW COMPACT DISCS

 

JETHRO BURNS & TINY MOORE Acoustic Disc 060 Back To Back ● CD $19.98
CD debut of long out of print Kaleidoscope album originally issued in 1979 featuring a stellar line-up of Tiny Moore, Eldon Shamblin, Ray Brown and Shelly Manne on a selection of hot instrumentals. Not so much a Western Swing effort but a straight-ahead jazz album featuring two of the finest jazz mandolinists of all time. Particularly worthwhile is Bock to Bock, a remake of the old Wes Montgomery classic. This is a two CD reissue with one bonus tune (Maiden's Prayer and a whole CDs worth of alternate takes.

 
JOHNNY CASH Varese 66369 With His Hot And Blue Guitar ● CD $13.98
17 tracks, highly recommended Reissue on CD of Johnny's first Sun album #1220 issued in 1957 with five bonus cuts. This album has some of his early hits like Cry! Cry! Cry!/ So Doggone Lonesome/ Folsom Prison Blues and his first country number one and pop crossover I Walk The Line. The original album included other great sides like Rock Island Line/ Country Boy/ Remember Me/ I Was There When It Happened/ The Wreck Of The Old '97 and more. The bonus cuts include two flip sides of songs that were on the original LP and three alternate takes of songs on the album. With original cover art and new notes by the knowledgeable Bill Dahl this rounds the reissue of a classic album. (FS)

 
BETTY CODY Cattle 306 The Succesful Hillbilly Era ● CD $18.98
28 tracks recorded between 1952 and 1954 by this fine singer from Canada who settled in the USA and married Hal "Lone" Pine. This CD includes recordings made in Canada and the USA including sides with Pine and his band plus some with Chet Atkins on guitar.
BETTY CODY: A Letter I Should Never Have Mailed/ Always A Bridesmaid/ Can You Live With Yourself/ Columbus Stockade Blues/ Dear Sister/ Don't Believe Everything That You Read About Love/ Don't Stop - I Like It/ Heart To Heart Talk (let's Talk It Over)/ How To Get Married/ I Found Out More Than You Ever Knew/ I Hate Myself For Loving You So Much/ I Really Want You To Know/ I'm Talkin', Start Walkin'/ In Sunny Tennessee/ Jealous Love/ Keep Your Promise, Willie Thomas/ Keep Your Shirt On John/ O Mama Come Home/ Of All The Songs We Ever Sang/ Pale Moon/ Phonograph Record/ Please Throw Away The Glass/ Tear Down The Mountains/ The Kiss That Made A Fool Of Me/ Tom-tom Yodel/ You Broke My Heart In 15 Million Pieces/ You Can't Feel The Way I Do/ You Want More Of Me (than I Can Give To You)

 
DOUGLAS DILLARD Rural Rhythm 1022 The Banjo Album ● CD $12.98
11 tracks, 42 min, recommended
CD reissue of an album originally recorded in 1970, this disc features the decidedly progressive treatment of a mostly traditional repertoire of banjo tunes performed by Doug Dillard, banjo player for the Dillards, and a host of other talented bluegrassers including John Hartford (f), Don Beck (dobro), Red Mitchell or Roger Bush (b), Byron Berline (f & g), and Billy Raty Lathum (g). Tunes include Train 4500/ Turkey Knob/ Hard Times/ Home Sweet Home/ Foggy Mountain Breakdown/ Clinch Mountain Backstep, and others. (RP)

 
THE DOWN HOMERS B.A.C.M. 092 Uncle Noah's Ark ● CD $13.98
30 tracks from radio transcriptions in the 40s by this East Coast group who were considered the East Coast equivalent of The Sons Of The Pioneers. The group started in the 30s and were active through the 40s and at various times included among its members Kenny Roberts & Bill Haley though I don't believe that Haley is on any of these tracks.
THE DOWN HOMERS: An Old Dusty Saddle For Sale/ Are You Tired Of Me Darling/ Blue Days/ Cowpuncher‘s Blues/ Dear It‘s A Crying Shame/ Four Walls Around Me/ Goodbye To The Old Empty Ranch House/ How Many Miles To Heaven/ I Want To Be Loved By You/ I Wish I Was Single Again/ I‘ll Die Before I Tell You Goodbye/ I‘m Happy-go-lucky And Free/ I‘m Hitchin‘ My Wagon To A Star/ Lane County Bachelor/ Let‘s Pretend We‘re Sweethearts Again/ Little Sweetheart Of The Saddle/ Me And My Burro/ My Mother/ My Rocky Mountain Sweetheart/ Prairie Moonlight And You/ They Laid Him In The Ground/ Those Boots That I Wore On The Range/ Trail Of Tears/ Uncle Noah‘s Ark/ Were You Sincere/ When The Cactus Is Blooming At Home/ When The Golden Rods Are Blooming/ When The Roundup Days Are Over/ When You Wake Up In The Morning I‘ll Be Gone/ White Waterfall

 
BOOTS FAYE & IDAHO CALL Cattle 303 You Tried To Ruin My Name ● CD $18.98
18 tracks from late 40s and early 50s by California based husband and wife duo including sides by Speedy West on steel guitar and Harold Hensley on fiddle.
BOOTS FAYE & IDAHO CALL: Asleep At The Switch/ Baby Sitter's Blues/ Cry, Cry, Cry/ Cryin' My Heart Out/ Grinnin' Like A Possum (bawlin' Like A Hound)/ I Can't Fool My Heart/ I'll Step Aside/ I'm Losing Your Love/ I'm Sinkin' In A Hole/ I'm Tired Of Living A Lie/ Shifting Sands/ Stranded (on The Sea Of Life)/ That's My Heart Talkin'/ The Sinful Song/ The Waltz Of The Wind/ You Tried To Ruin My Name

 
THE INTERNATIONAL SUBMARINE BAND Sundazed 6206 Safe At Home ● CD $12.98
10 tracks, highly recommended
"Safe At Home" is often credited as the first true country rock album, and while that distinction may produce arguments, it is not without merit. Gram Parsons spent more of his short career combining rock with country, recording briefly with The Byrds after the breakup of I.S.B., and with The Flying Burrito Bros. for a longer time. This, their only album, (LHI 12001) was a flop when it was released in 1968, but has been booted many times since. The way Folsom Prison slides into That's All Right leaves little doubt about Parsons' approach; the strongest songs however are his Luxury Liner/ Blue Eyes/ Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome. Not as good as "Grevious Angel", but full of bright moments and historical importance. This new Sundazed release has been mastered from recently unearthed stereo LHI-label master tapes and include the previously unissued Knee Deep In the Blues. The set includes reproductions of the original artwork, rare photos and a new essay by Sid Griffin. (JC/ FS)

 
THE LOUVIN BROTHERS Capitol (UK) 99028-2 Country Love Ballads/ Tribute To The Delmore Brothers ● CD $13.98
24 tracks, 70 mins, highly recommended
Back in stock. Two classic LPs from 1959 and '60 on one CD. "Ballads" features 12 great songs including Are You Wasting My Time?/ If I Could Only Win Your Love/ I Wonder If You Knew/ On My Way To The Show/ She Will Get Lonesome/ Blue and others. "Delmore" features a tribute from the last great brother duet in country music to their counterparts from the 30s and 40s. The Louvins, like the Delmores natives of Alabama, here acknowledge their musical debt to their musical forebears, with heartfelt renderings of 12 classics from the Delmore's repertoire. Ira Louvin, he of the trademark achingly pure and wild tenor voice, normally played mandolin on the Louvin's records, but here he plays Rabon Delmore's tenor guitar, loaned by surviving Delmore brother Alton. The haunting melancholy melodies and syncopated guitar rhythms lend themselves particularly well to the Louvin sound. Their instrumental work here is augmented by guitarist Jimmy Capps, and every track is a delight. Songs included are Weary Lonesome Blues/ Blues Stay Away From Me/ Southern Moon/ Brown's Ferry Blues/ Freight Train Boogie/ The Last Old Shovel, etc. (RP/FS)

 
 
JUDY MARTIN B.A.C.M. 096 Straight Shootin' Cowgirl ● CD $13.98
25 tracks recorded for radio transcriptions in the mid 40s, often with a Western flavor, by Eva Overstake aka Judy Martin accompanied by The Mountain Rangers which included her husband Red Foley - Keep A Little Sunshine In Your Smile/ Love That Wasn't Mean To Be/ Put Me To Sleep With A Western Lullaby/ I Want To Be A Real Cowboy Girl (her reworking of Patsy Montana's I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart)/ God Bless You Sweetheart/ She Buckaroo/ Sandy Headed Love/ She's Somebody's Old Fashioned Sweetheart/ Letter Sealed With A Kiss, etc.
JUDY MARTIN: Down In My Cabin Home/ East Bound Train/ God Bless You Sweetheart/ Hand In Hand We'll Walk Together Again/ I Hate To Say Goodbye To The Prairie/ I Want To Be A Real Cowboy Girl/ I'll Never Be The Same Again/ I'll Never Cry Again Over You/ I'll Never Love Again/ I'm Getting A Moon's Eye View Of The World/ Keep A Little Sunshine In Your Smile/ Letter Sealed With A Kiss/ Little Rag Doll/ Love That Wasn't Meant To Be/ Me And My Cowboy Sweetheart/ My Little One/ Put Me Sleep With A Western Lullaby/ Sandy Headed Lad/ She Buckaroo/ She's Somebody's Old Fashioned Sweetheart/ Shine On My Boots/ Straight Shootin' Cowgirl/ Texas Plains/ There's A Wreath On The Door/ When The Sun Goes Down In Laredo

 
BILL MONROE & THE BLUEGRASS BOYS Acoustic Disc 59 Live At Mechanics Hall ● CD $16.98
The king of bluegrass and his group (Del McCoury, Bill Keith, Joe Sturat and Bessie Lee) recorded live in 1963 at The Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass. - one of America's finest pre-Civil War concert halls. Features 19 songs and tunes and includes two songs featuring Bill's daughter Melissa and the only recorded duet with Bea Lilly Of The Lilly Brothers. Includes Watermelon Hangin' On That Vine/ Panhandle Country/ On And On/ Love's Gonna Live Here/ Muleskinner Blues/ Blue Moon Of kentucky/ John Henry/ Waiting For Bea/ Uncle Pen/ Y'All Come and others. Features 24 page booklet with extensive notes by bluegrass historian Neil Rosenberg and previously unpublished photos.

 
TEX MORTON B.A.C.M. 101 Across The Great Divide ● CD $13.98
22 tracks recorded between 1936 and 1943 by one of the great pioneers of country music in Australia and New Zealand. Originally performing American and American influenced songs he started incorporating more original songs about Australia into his repertoire and helped develop the bush-ballad genre of Australian country music. Most of the tracks here feature Tex accompanied only by his own guitar with occasional added fiddle and bass and many tracks feature some fine yodeling. Includes Story Of Parson Joe/ Good Old Droving Days/ Freight Train Yodel/ Ned Kelly Song/ When The Cactus Is In Bloom/ Wyomin' Willie/ Oregon Trail/Rocky Ned The Outlaw, etc. Interesting notes by Paul Hazell mention that for a period of time in the 50s and early 60s Morton traveled the world with a hypnosis and mind-reading act as "The Great Morton!"
TEX MORTON: Across The Great Divide/ All Set And Saddled/ At The End Of A Hobo's Trail/ Black Sheep/ Crime Does Not Pay/ Drover's Wife/ Freight Train Yodel/ Good Old Droving Days/ I Left My Heart In Red River Valley/ Move Along Baldy/ Ned Kelly Song/ Old Man Duff/ Old Pal Of My Boyhood Days/ On The Gundagai Line/ Oregon Trail/ Rocky Ned The Outlaw/ She Came Rolling Down The Mountain/ Story Of Parson Joe/ Texas In The Spring/ The Martins And The Coys/ When The Cactus Is In Bloom/ Wyomin' Willie

 
RED MURRELL Jasmine 3544 Sittin' On Top Of The World ● CD $11.98
24 tracks, recommended
Excellent collection of California Western Swing from the 40s featuring band led by vocalist Joyce "Red" Murell which included sidemen like Porky Freeman, Cliffie Stone, Wade Ray and others. Includes both originals and covers including a fine version of the traditional blues title song. Includes songs recorded for a number of different labels including Sittin' Here Alone And Feeling Blue/ Steel Guitar Rag/ I Learned My Lesson Too Late Git Fiddle Boogie/ I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart (with an unidentified female vocalist)/ I've Got A New Baby/ Hide Your Face and others. Excellent sound and brief notes by Al Turner. (FS)

 
THE NITE OWLS Cattle 302 The Swingin' Western Style Of The Nite Owls ● CD $18.98
24 tracks from 1937/ 38 by western swing trio (guitar, steel guitar, bass) from Texas who backed up Al Dexter at the beginning of his career. Includes vocals by Luke Ownes, Jack True, Helen Hunt and steel guitarist Bob Symons.
THE NITE OWLS: Ain't That Too Bad/ Blue Hawaiian Moonlight/ Cielito Lindo (beautiful Heaven)/ Coquette/ Do You Ever Think Of Me/ Egyptian Ella/ Get Hot (for Your Lovin' Daddy)/ I Lost My Gal Again/ I Saw Your Face In The Moon/ I Wish You Were Jealous Of Me/ I'm Getting Absent Minded Over You/ I've Lost You So Why Should I Care/ If I Had My Way/ In The Royal Hawaiian Hotel/ It's A Lonesome Old Town (when You're Not Around)/ Jealous/ Ma! (she's Making Eyes At Me)/ Married Man Blues/ Mistakes/ Please Don't Do That/ Rancho Grande (my Ranch)/ Think It Over/ You Fooled Around And Waited Too Long/ Yum-yum Blues

 
THE OVERSTAKE SISTERS B.A.C.M. 098 Volume 1 - I'm Riding On A Rainbow ● CD $13.98
28 tracks from mid 40s radio transcriptions by Evelyn, Lucille and Eva Overstake originally known as "The Three Little Maids" and later, when they recorded these transcriptions, as "The Little Country Girls". Eva married Red Foley and adopted the name Judy Martin, Lucille recorded some risque material with The Sweet Violet Boys (The Prairie Ramblers) as Lucille Lee and later changed her name to Jenny Lou Carson and became a succesful songwriter. They perform a collection of popular country songs with sweet harmonies accompanied by guitar, accordion, fiddle and bass.
THE OVERSTAKE SISTERS: Don't Let Me Know/ Down By The River/ Empty Mail Box Blues/ Hold On/ I Am Lonely Too/ I Dreamed Of Mother Last Night/ I Wish I'd Never Learned To Love You/ I'm Headin' For The Rockies/ I'm Riding On A Rainbow/ In My Dreams There's An Old Fashioned Garden/ It's Never Too Late/ Just Tell Them That You Saw Me/ Let Me Sleep Beneath A Rose/ Little Cowboy/ Little Darlin' Let Me Pin A Rose On You/ Little Old Hillbilly Town/ Little Shoes Laid Away/ Lonesome Road/ Long, Long Ago/ Mission Bells Are Calling Me/ My Old Kentucky Home In The Sky/ Silver Stars, Silver Spurs/ Someday You'll Be Sorry/ Underneath The Willow On The Hill/ What Will Cheer My Weary Soul/ When It's Springtime In The Hills/ You Tell Me Your Dream & I'll Tell You Mine/ Your Picture In The Sky

 
THE OVERSTAKE SISTERS B.A.C.M. 099 Volume 2 - End Of The Trail ● CD $13.98
28 more sides from radio transcriptions.
THE OVERSTAKE SISTERS: Answer To Prisoner's Dream/ Birmingham Jail/ Convict's Dream/ Dear God Watch Over Joe/ End Of The Trail/ Girl Of The Hills/ Goodbye To Old Mexico/ Gosh, I Miss You All The Time/ Hold On Little Dogies, Hold On/ I Found My Straight Shootin' Cowboy/ I Hate To Say Goodbye To The Prairie/ I Left My Heart In Texas/ I Never Wanted A Sweetheart/ I'd Love A Home In The Mountains/ Last Letter/ Little Old Locket Of Gold/ Lullaby Lady In Slumbertime Town/ Music Mountain/ My Daddy Was A Cowboy/ Old Wooden Rocker/ Red River Valley/ Roundup In Cheyenne/ Someday, Somewhere Sweetheart/ That Dear Little Sister Of Mine/ Ti Yippi Ty Ee/ When The Sun Goes Down In Laredo/ When The Tumbleweeds Come Tumbling Down Again/ Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet

 
DOLLY PARTON Raven 121 Mission Chapel Memories, 1971-1975 ● CD $17.98
24 track collection of sides drawn from recordings made by Dolly for RCA between 1971 and 1975 which is usually considered her most productive and creative period. In addition to some of her hits it includes obscure but fine LP sides - some not previously on CD. Includes Coat Of Many Colors/ She Never Met A Man (She Didn't Like)/ Loneliness Found Me/ Oh, He's Everywhere/ My Kind Of Man/ When Someone Wants To Leave/ Highway Headin' South/ The Bargain Store, etc.

 
JOHNNY PAYCHECK Koch 9835 On His Way ● CD $12.98
Koch's second volume of the Little Darlin' recordings of this maverick country star includes I'd Rather Be Your Fool/ Where In The World/ Help Me Hank, I'm Falling/ Don't Tell My Wife/ Pride Covered Ears/ He's In A Hurry/

 
PIE PLANT PETE & BASHFUL HARMO Cattle 305 NICA JOE: Sing And Play Their Hillbilly Favorites ● CD $18.98
Pie Plant Pete (Claude Moye) started his musical career in the late 20s and teamed up with Bashful Harmonica Joe (Joe Troynan) in the mid 30s. The 20 tracks here are from rare recordings made for the Process label in 1947.
PIE PLANT PETE & BASHFUL HARMONICA JOE: Boy Am I Glad/ Bury Me Beneath The Willow/ Come Back To My Heart/ Down By The Railroad Tracks/ Gonna Have A Big Time Tonight/ Goodbye My Lover Goodbye/ I Miss You Sweetheart/ I'm Gonna Ride That Train To Heaven/ I'm Gonna Take My Linda Home To Stay/ My Blue Skies Have Turned To Grey Skies Now/ Over Yonder Over There/ Railroad Blues-barnyard Blues/ Shadows Of Night/ That Mother-in-law/ The Rooster Serenade/ The Story Has Ended/ Tritzem Yodel/ Winding/ You Go To Your Church And I'll Go To Mine/ You Wouldn't Know The Whitewashed Stable Now

 
JIMMY REVARD & THE OKLAHOMA PLAYBOYS B.A.C.M. 100 Naughty, Naughty ● CD $13.98
Collection of 24 tracks recorded between 1936 and 1940 by this excellent and popular Texas Western Swing band led by singer/ bassist Jimmie Revard and that included, at various times during this period, Adolph Hofner/ guitar & vocal, Emil "Bash" Hofner/steel guitar, Joe Malloy/ guitar & vocal, Ben McKay/ fiddle & vical, Leon Seago/ fiddle and others.
JIMMIE REVARD & HIS OKLAHOMA PLAYBOYS: A Bundle Of Old Southern Sunshine/ Am I Blue/ Cats Are Bad Luck/ Come Up And See Me Some Day/ Don't Waste Your Tears Over Me, Little Girl/ Fox And The Hounds (instr.)/ Gee! But It's Great Walking Back Home/ Hill Billy Swing/ I'll Take Her Back/ I'm Waitin' Mabel/ It's All So Sweet/ Just A Good Time Gal/ Let Me Live And Love You/ My Ozark Mountain Home/ Naughty Naughty/ Old Waterfall/ Playboy's Breakdown (instr.)/ Smiles/ There's A Picture In My Heart/ There's A Picture In My Heart/ Tulsa Waltz (instr.)/ Under The Moon/ You're As Pretty As A Picture/ You're Mean To Me

 
DAVID GRISMAN, PETER ROWAN, CLARENCE WHITE, RICHARD GREENE DBK Works 503 GREENE : Muleskinner ● CD $15.98
11 tracks, highly recommended Available again. Originally released on Warner Bros. in '74 "Muleskinner" documents some of Clarence White's (Byrds, Kentucky Colonels) last session work. Subtitled "A Potpourri Of Bluegrass Jam," this collection of talented musicians blows the bluegrass tag to smithereens. There's Grisman's Opus 57 In G Minor, some chilling lead electric guitar by maestro White on the opening Mule Skinner Blues as well as Richard Greene's jazzy left-of-center violin excursions. Peter Rowan can play it & sing it either way, the traditional - Blue & Lonesome, Dark Hollow, Footprints In The Snow or the cosmic cowboy - Runways Of The Moon , at which he's very adept. The four part harmony, stellar musicianship, infectious brotherly spirit, and Rowan's vocal chops combine to make this album one joyous, swinging affair from the get-go. (SG)

 
HANK THOMPSON Proper Intro 2074 The Wild Side Of Life - A Proper Introduction To Hank Thompson ● CD $9.98
Hank Thompson had lots of hits for Capitol in the 40s and 50's, selling many records with his clear tenor vocalizings, solid songwriting, and rootsy Texas style and the top notch blend of honky tonk and western swing instrumental stylings from his band The Brazos Valley Boys. This fine collection features 30 of his early recordings recorded between 1946 and 1953 including California Women from his very first session for Globe in 1946 as well as many of his early hits like Humpty Dumpty Heart/ Green Light/ Whoa Sailor/ The Grass Looks Greener/ The Wild Side Of Life/ The New Wears Off Too Fast/ Rub-A-Dub his answer to Goodnight Irene called Wake Up Irene and others as well flipsides and other non hits. Includes notes by Adam Komorowski and discographical information, all in Proper's usual appealing packaging.

 
HANK THOMPSON Sundazed 9005 A Six Pack To Go ● CD $12.98
Reissue of Hank's classic 1966 album devoted to drinkin' songs including Honky Tonk Town/ Beer Barrel Polka/ Bubbles In My Beer/ The Wild Side Of Life/ Anybody's Girl/ A Broken Heart And A Glass Of Beer. Most of the tracks feature Merle Travis on guitar.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS And More Bears 25013 Greeting From Oklahoma ● CD $19.98
This volume in series devoted to specific states is devoted to Oklahoma with three versions of Oklahoma Hills (by its writer Jack Guthrie plus Hank Thompson and Marvin Rainwater) plus other lesser known songs from Bobby Barnett, The Sons Of The Pioneers, Bob Wills, Ella Mae Morse, Johnny Bond, Shb Wooley, Luke Wills, Wilf Carter, Merle Haggard, Leon McAuliffe and others.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS B.A.C.M. 093 A Taste Of King ● CD $13.98
An excellent selection of sides recorded for the King label between 1946 and 1954 - most of them making their first appearance on CD. Includes sides by Cliff Carlisle, The Carlisle Brothers (the goofy Maggie Get The Hammer), Charlie Lindville & The Fiddlin' Linvilles, Jimmy Widener (hot Western Swing), Minnie Pearl, Bill Carlisle (the original 1946 recording of Rockin' Chair Money with Lonnie Glosson on harmonica that was later covered by Hank Williams), Billy Hughes, Fiddlin' Red Herron, Curley Fox, Red Perkins, Ann Jones, Howdy Kemp, Johnny Grimes, Redd Stewart, Carolina Cotton and others.
BILL CARLISLE: Rockin' Chair Money/ CLIFF CARLISLE: Stay Away Don't Bother Me/ THE CARLISLE BROTHERS: Maggie Get The Hammer/ CAROLINA COTTON ACC. HANK PENNY ORCH.: Singing On The Trail/ THE COUNTRY CATS: Hot Strings (instr.)/ CURLY FOX: Black Mountain Rag (instr.)/ CHARLIE GORE: Who's Been Draggin' Your Little Red Wagon/ JOHNNY GRIMES: Who Will You Cry To Then/ HAWKSHAW HAWKINS: Blue Skies In Your Eyes/ HERB & KAY: This Ole House/ FIDDLIN’ RED HERRON: Sally Gooden (instr.)/ FAIRLEY HOLDEN: Sweet Mama Put Him In Low/ PAUL HOWARD ACC. RED PERKINS: Hora Sta Cotton Picker (instr.)/ BILLY HUGHES: My Adobe Hacienda/ ANN JONES: Love Is A Losing Game/ HOWDY KEMP: So Blue/ CHARLE LINDVILLE & THE FIDDLIN’ LINDVILLES: You're Gonna Be Sorry/ J.E. MAINER: John Henry/ BOB NEWMAN: Left Over Hash/ MINNIE PEARL: On Top Of Old Smokey/ HANK PENNY: Wouldn't It Be "Pun"/ RED PERKINS: Crocodile Tears/ WAYNE RANEY: I Love My Little Yo Yo/ REDD STEWART ACC. KENTUCKY COLONELS: Drop Dead Boogie/ JOE WHEELER: Do I Love Her Deed I Do/ JIMMIE WIDENER: What A Line/ BOOTS WOODALL'S RADIO WRANGLERS V. BOB STODDAR: Since You've Been Gone

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Dualtone 1137 Lonesome, On'ry And Mean - A Tribute To Waylon Jennings ● CD $13.98
15 artists pay tribute to the late great country outlaw singer with Guy Clark doing Good Hearted Woman, Dave Alvin doing Amanda, John Doe doing Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line, Robert Earl Keen with Are Your Sure Hank Done It This Way? and more from Radney Foster with Roger Creager, Kris Kistofferson, The Crickets, Nanci Griffith and others.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS King 0952 Best Of King & Starday Bluegrass ● CD $44.98
Four CDs, 100 tracks, highly recommended
A terrific collection of bluegrass (and occasional old timey) drawn from the vaults of King and Starday featuring recordings made between 1946 and 1973. It includes recordings by J.E. Mainer and his brother Wade whose music was basically old time but pointed the way to the music that became known as bluegrass. There are recordings by some of the all time legends of traditional bluegrass of the 50s and 60s like Jimmy Martin, The Stanley Brothers, Reno & Smiley, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain, Jim & Jesse, Carl Storey and others as well as fine lesser known artists like Tommy Magness & His Tennessee Buddies (featuring the first recordings of Don Reno & Red Smiley), Shannon Grayson & The Golden Valley Boys, Mac O'Dell, The Green Valley Quartet (aka The Easter Brothers), Bill Duncan, The Wright Brothers and others. Also included are some of the fine artists who emerged in the late 50s and 60s to continue the tradition like Charlie Moore, Vern & Ray, The Country Gentlemen and Larry Sparks and ends up with recordings from the early 70s by groups like 11 Generation and New Grass Revival who were to change the direction of bluegrass (for better or worse). Sound quality is superb and the set includes a few previously unissued cuts including the beautiful <You Could Have Called by Larry Sparks. Set includes 30 page 5 1/2" x 11" full color booklet with informative notes by bluegrass expert Gary Reid, profiles and photos of all the performers and full discographical information. (FS)
RED ALLEN: Trouble Round My Door/ Will The Circle Be Unbroken/ EASTER BROTHERS: Bible On The Table/ John Saw The Kingdom/ Singing With The Angels/ There's Rest Just Ahead/ HYLO BROWN: Hills Of Georgia/ Sad Prison Song/ BUZZ BUSBY: Cold and Windy Night/ Reno Bound/ BILL CLIFTON: Give Me Your Love/ Mid The Green Fields Of Virginia/ CONNIE & JOE: Home Is Where The Heart Is/ Toil, Tears, and Trouble/ THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN: Down Where The Still Waters Flow/ Silence Or Tears/ J.D. CROWE: Leaves That Are Green/ You Can Have Her/ BILL DUNCAN: Country Home/ Daisies Never Tell/ Just Being You/ Slippin' Banjo/ JIM EANES: I Wouldn't Change If I Could/ Orchids of Love/ THE FLATT MOUNTAIN BOYS: Choo Choo/ I Could Love You/ SHANNON GRAYSON: I Like The Old-Time Way/ I'm Gonna Walk On/ Let Me Travel Alone/ Since His Sweet Love Rescued Me/ BILL HARRELL: A Heart Never Knows/ Eatin' Out Of Your Hand/ II GENERATION: Let's/ Miss You Mississippi/ LEON JACKSON: Go Find Another Man/ Love Please Come Home/ So Goes My Heart/ This Heart's Been Broken Before/ JIM AND JESSE: I'll Love Nobody But You/ I'm Changing The Words To My Love Song Of You/ THE KENTUCKY TRAVELERS: Dreaming/ When You're Out Of My Arms/ THE LEWIS FAMILY: He Knew Just What To Do/ Over In Gloryland/ THE LONESOME PINE FIDDLERS: Why Do You Treat Me The Way You Do/ Windy Mountain/ TAMMY MAGNESS: Jesus Will Save Your Soul/ Little Country Preacher/ When I Safely Reach That Other Shore/ Wings Of Faith/ J.E. MAINER: Big Ball's In Town/ Gathering Flowers From The Hillside/ WADE MAINER: Little Birdie/ The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee/ JIMMY MARTIN & BOB OSBORNE: Blue Eyed Darling/ My Lonely Heart/ She's Just A Cute Thing/ You'll Never Be The Same/ CHARLIE MOORE: No Grave's Gonna Keep This Soul Of Mine/ Why Is Mother Buried/ MOORE & NAPIER: Barbara Allen/ Goodbye And So Long To You/ I'm Giving You Your Freedom/ Whitrock/ NEW GRASS REVIVAL: Door Into Summer/ Norwegian Wood/ MAC O'DELL: Be On Time/ Let's Pray/ When The Hand Of God Comes Down/ Wolves In Sheeps' Clothing/ BILL & MARY REID: Down In The Valley/ I Want To Be Wanted/ RENO & HARRELL: Big Train/ Just A Phone Call Will Do/ Welcome Home/ RENO & SMILEY: Bringin' In The Georgia Mail/ Down On The Farm/ Love Please Come Home/ LARRY SPARKS: Goodbye Little Darlin/ You Could Have Called/ RALPH STANLEY: Clinch Mountain Backstep/ Coosey/ Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures/ How Mountain Girls Can Love/ I Only Exist/ Over The Sunset Hill/ Think Of What You've Done/ Train 45/ THE STANLEY BROTHERS: A Little At A Time/ Highway Of Regret/ THE STONEMAN FAMILY: Talking Fiddle Blues/ That Pal Of Mine/ CARL STORY: Cabin In Glory/ Hiding Place/ VERN & RAY: Cabin On A Mountain/ Carroll County Breakdown/ JIMMIE WILLIAMS: I Saw The Angels In Heaven/ Backslider/ THE WRIGHT BROTHERS: Carolina Mountain Home/ What Can I Do

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Proper BOX 83 Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers ● CD $24.98
Complementing Proper BOX 6 ("Doughboys, Playboys & Cowboys" - $24.98) this four CD set features another 100 tracks of that blend of country, jazz, blues and pop that we know as western swing. It includes familiar names like Adolph Hofner, Bob Wills, Hank Penny, Bill Boyd, Johnnie Lee Wills and The Light Crust Doughboys alongside obscure performers like The Bar X Cowboys, Boots Woodall, Dickie McBride & The Village Boys, Jimmy Revard, Leon Rusk, The Port Arthur Jubileers, Rusty McDonald and others. Includes many tracks making their first appearance on CD.
SHELLY LEE ALLEY: Try It Once Again/ BAR X COWBOYS: Underneath The Sun/ BILL BOYD: Drink The Barrell Dry/ Mama Don't Like No Music/ She's Doggin' Me/ JIM BOYD: Mule Boogie/ BILLY BRIGGS: Amarillo Rose/ Dip Snuff Stomp/ Panhandle Shuffle/ CLIFF BRUNER & THE TEXAS WANDERERS: I Was A Gambler In Texas/ LEON CHAPPELEAR: I'm A Do Right Papa/ White River Stomp/ AL CLAUSER & HIS OKLAHOMANS: My Sweet Papa/ TED DAFFAN'S TEXANS: Because/ Deep Down Inside/ Worried Mind/ AL DEXTER: Darling It's All Over Now/ Hi-de-ho Boogie On A Saturday Night/ Hot Foot Shuffle/ There'll Come A Time/ Who's Gonna Love You When I'm Gone/ TOMMY DUNCAN: Nancy Jane/ Tomato Can/ THE HI-FLYERS: Reno Street Blues/ BUD HOBBS: Honey There Ain't No Pleasin' You/ ADOLPH HOFNER: It's Best To Behave/ JERRY IRBY & HIS TEXAS RANGERS: Great Long Pistol/ JESSE JAMES & ALL THE BOYS: Joaquin Special/ BUDDY JONES: Honey Don't Turn Me Down/ I'm Going Back To Sadie/ Red Wagon/ BENNY LEADERS: Clean Town Blues/ THE LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS: Alice Blue Gown/ Bear Creek Hop/ Little Hillbilly Heart Throb/ Oh Susannah/ LEON MCAULIFFE: Blue Guitar Stomp/ This Side Of Town/ DICKIE MCBRIDE & THE VILLAGE BOYS: Tulsa Twist/ WALT MCCOY & THE WESTERN WONDERS: I'm A Lover Not A Fighter/ RUSTY MCDONALD: You Got The Right Number/ CHARLES MITCHELL: Mean Mama Blues/ MODERN MOUNTAINEERS: Getting That Lowdown Swing/ NETTLES BROTHERS STRING BAND: Dan The Banana Man/ ROY NEWMAN: I Can't Dance (i've Got Ants In My Pants)/ Mary Lou/ HOYLE NIX: Comin' Down The Pecos/ Darling Why Are You So Mean To Me/ HANK PENNY: You Can't Pull The Wool Over My Eyes/ That's My Weakness Now/ PORT ARTHUR JUBILEERS: Jeep's Blues/ PRAIRIE RAMBLERS: The Lady In Red/ WADE RAY: It's All Your Fault/ DICK REINHART: Hey Toots/ Rooky Toody/ Wooly Booger/ JIMMIE REVARD: Crafton Blues/ Triflin' Gal/ SMOKEY ROGERS: Catch Me Cheatin'/ Drinkin' And A-thinkin'/ I Can't Help The Way You Feel/ LEON RUSK: Air Mail Special On The Fly/ TEX RUSSELL: What It Means To Be Blue/ SONS OF THE WEST: Oh Monah/ There's Evil In You Chillun/ OCIE STOCKARD: There'll Be Some Changes Made/ THE SUNSHINE BOYS: She's A Rounder/ THE SWEET VIOLET BOYS: Round And Round (yas Yas Yas)/ THE TEXAS WANDERERS: Rackin' It Back/ Sundown Blues/ JIMMY THOMASON: The Spider And The Fly/ THE TUNE WRANGLERS: Up Jumped The Devil/ JOHNNY TYLER: Behind The Eight Ball/ It Ain't Far To The Bar/ THE UNIVERSAL COWBOYS: Hot Mama Stomp/ THE WANDERERS: Tiger Rag/ JIMMIE WIDENER: That's My Linda Lou/ JIMMY WIDENER: I'm All Through Trusting You/ CURLEY WILLIAMS: Georgia Boogie/ Saturday Night Rag/ TEX WILLIAMS: Never Trust A Woman/ That's What I Like About The West/ Wild Card/ BILLY JACK WILLS: Roped And Tied/ BOB WILLS: B. Bowman Hop/ Bob Wills Boogie/ Hubbin' It/ Mean Mama Blues/ Mississippi Delta Blues/ Rosetta/ Silver Dew On The Bluegrass/ Snatchin' And Grabbin'/ The Devil Ain't Lazy/ JOHNNIE LEE WILLS: I Wonder What I'm Going To Do/ Milk Cow Blues/ What'cha Know Joe/ LUKE WILLS RHYTHM BUSTERS: High Voltage Gal/ Shut Up And Drink Your Beer/ SMOKEY WOOD & THE WOOD CHIPS: Woodchip Blue/ BOOTS WOODALL: Rattle Snakin' Daddy

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS RPM 283 Double Up & Catch Up ● CD $17.98
25 tracks, 60 mins, highly recommended Terrific collection of up-tempo country, some with a rockabilly feel, recorded for Capitol between 1950 and 1958. It includes well known artists like Faron Young, Jean Shepard, Tommy Collins, Ferlin Huskey, The Louvin Brothers and others as well as more obscure performers like Tabby West, Roy Hogsed, Owen Parry, The Milo Twins and others. Music is consistently fine and many of the tracks have been rarely reissued except on comprehensive single artist sets. Sound quality is superb and 12 page fold out booklet has informative notes by Mark Lamarr. (FS)
JIMMY BRYANT: Bryant's Boogie/ LEON CHAPPEL: Double Up And Catch Up/ TOMMY COLLINS: I'll Be Gone/ That's The Way Love Is/ DICK CURLESS: Travellin Man/ COUSIN HERB HENSON: How Come Y'all Come/ ROY HOGSED: Its More Fun That Way/ FERLIN HUSKY: I Feel Better All Over/ I'll Baby Sit With You/ THE LOUVIN BROS: I Wonder Where You Are Tonight/ Plenty Of Everything But You/ SKEETS MCDONALD: Look Who's Crying Now/ Smoke Comes Out My Chimney/ OWEN PERRY: All Dressed Up With No Place To Go/ JERRY REED: Honey Chile/ I'm A Lover Not A Fighter/ DEL REEVES & CHESTER SMITH: Love Love Love/ JEAN SHEPPARD: Sad Singing And Slow Ridin'/ WYN STEWART: That Just Kills Me/ HANK THOMPSON: How Cold Hearted Can You Get/ MERLE TRAVIS: Turn My Picture Upside Down/ MILO TWINS: Pretty Mama Boogie/ TABBY WEST: I Can't Stop Loving You/ FARON YOUNG: Go Back You Fool/ I'm Gonna Live Some

 
BILLY WALKER Koch 9837 Columbia Hits ● CD $15.98
Fine collection of 20 tracks recorded by this outstanding honky tonk singer for Columbia between 1954 and 1965 -the first appearance on a U.S. Cd for many of these cuts. It includes all his early hits like Thank You For Calling/ I Wish You Love/ Funny How Time Slips Away/ Charlie's Shoes/ Heart Be Careful/ Circumstances/ Cross The Brazos At Waco/ I'm So Miserable Without You and more.

 
SKEETS YANEY Cattle 304 Train Track Shuffle ● CD $18.98
Singer, yodeler, songwriter, guitar and harmonica player from Indiana who started his musical career in the 1930s and was National Yodeling Champion seven times. The 22 tracks here were recorded between 1949 and 1952 with Chet Atkins, Jerry Byrd, Don Helms and others.
SKEETS YANEY: Alone Again/ Another World Ago/ Candy Coated Lies/ Don't Bring Your Broken Heart To Me/ Don't Tell A Lie About Me Dear (and I Won't Tell The Truth About You)/ Feelin' Sorry (won't Mend A Broken Heart)/ Forever And Always/ Go On Little Girl, Have A Cry/ I'm In Love With Someone/ I'm Not Alone (just Lonesome)/ I'm Sealing This Letter With Tears/ Miss Me Just A Little/ Ozark Valley Waltz/ Paper To Burn/ So Disheartened/ Sweet Talk/ The Flower Of My Heart/ Throwing Our Love To The Four Winds/ Time And Time Again/ Train Track Shuffle/ Who's Taking Over/ You Count All My Mistakes

 

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