Sunday, June 22, 2014

R.I.P. JIMMY C. NEWMAN


TRACKLISTING:
A Fallen Star/Artificial Rose/Blue Darlin'/Colinda/
Cry, Cry Darlin'/Alligator Man/D.J. For A Day/
Day Dreaming/Diggy Liggy Lo/Night Time Is Cry Time/Sugar Bee/Hippie Ti Yo/Basile Waltz
Alons A Lafayette/Grand Chenier/The Happy Cajun/Big Texas, Grand Texas/A Cajun Man Can/Corine Corina/Big Bayou/Sweet Suzannah/The More Happy Cajun.








Thursday, June 12, 2014

TWO-FER THURSDAY: THE HISTORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC PART TWO

It's TWO-FER THURSDAY here at MR. MEADOWLARK'S MUSIC AND MEMORIES and, as promised, we have another installment in THE HISTORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC series.

This album features Porter Wagoner, Jim Reeves, Jimmy Dean, Dottie West, Red Sovine, Leroy VanDyke, Tom T. Hall, Johnny Cash, and many others, along with narration by country music D.J. Lee Cash and interviews with the stars.

In the interest of preserving the continuity of the original albums, I am presenting them here as 4 Mp3 files, each representing one side of the 2 albums.

Hope y'all enjoy it!

TRACKLISTING:

PART ONE (Record Three, Side One): Satisfied Mind (Porter Wagoner)/Oh Lonesome Me (Don Gibson)/The Three Bells (The Browns)/Mexican Joe (Jim Reeves)/He'll Have To Go (Jim Reeves)/Big John (Jimmy Dean)/Detroit City (Bobby Bare).

PART TWO (Record Three, Side Two): The End Of The World (Skeeter Davis)/Let's Go All The Way (Norma Jean)/Once A Day (Connie Smith)/Little Star (Roger Miller)/Careless Hands (Dottie West)/Joshua (Dolly Parton)/Ashes Of Love (Dickey Lee)/Amos Moses (Jerry Reed).

PART THREE (Record Four, Side One): If You Ain't Lovin (Faron Young)/Auctioneer (Leroy Van Dyke)/Gone (Ferlin Husky)/Young Love (Sonny James)/All I Have To Do Is Dream (Everly Brothers)/The Window Up Above (George Jones)/Walk On By (Leroy Van Dyke).

PART FOUR (Record Four, Side Two): Talk Back Trembling Lips (Ernest Ashworth)/The Minute You're Gone (Sonny James)/King Of The Road (Roger Miller)/Giddy Up Go (Red Sovine)/The Ballad Of Forty Dollars (Tom T. Hall)/One Has My Name (Jerry Lee Lewis)/Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)/I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash).

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

TWO-FER THURSDAY: THE HISTORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC - PART ONE

It's TWO-FER THURSDAY here at MR. MEADOWLARK'S MUSIC AND MEMORIES and have we ever got a treat for you!

It's THE HISTORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC - PART ONE, featuring such legends as Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, The Carter Family, Pee Wee King, Chet Atkins, Cowboy Copas, and many many more.

A bit of background info. In 1973, a disc jockey by the name of Lee Cash (No relation to Johnny) produced a radio series for the Country Music Foundation called "The History of Country Music", which featured many classic Country recordings, plus interviews with the stars, and those who knew them. It was a originally a 52 hour program, and selected portions of this program were later incorporated into a 6 LP set that was marketed over Television. Today's posting is the first 2 LPs of that 6 LP set. I am posting the other albums soon.

These albums are a lot like a "Live" album, with songs and interviews flowing along one right after the other. In the interest of preserving the continuity of the original albums, this posting is presented as 4 Mp3 Files, each one representing one side of the two LPs this was drawn from. Hope y'all enjoy it!

TRACKLISTING:

PART ONE - (Record One, Side One): "T" For Texas (Jimmie Rodgers)/The Last Thoughts of Jimmie Rodgers (Ernest Tubb)/Jimmie the Kid (Gene Autry)/Worried Man Blues (The Carter Family)/Slow Poke (Pee Wee King)/Cool Water (Sons Of The Pioneers)/Hound Dog In The Window (Homer & Jethro).

PART TWO - (Record One, Side Two): There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere (Elton Britt)/Ghost Riders In The Sky (Vaughn Monroe)/I'm Movin' On (Hank Snow)/Country Gentleman (Chet Atkins)/Down Yonder (Del Wood)/There's A Rainbow In Every Teardrop (Slim Whitman)/I Forgot More Than You'll Every Know (Davis Sisters)/This Ole House (Stuart Hamblen).

PART THREE - (Record Two, Side One):Wabash Cannon Ball (Roy Acuff)/Filipino Baby (Cowboy Copas)/I'll Sail My Ship Alone (Moon Mullican)/Lovesick Blues (Hank Williams, Sr.)/I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams, Sr.)/Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams, Sr.)/I Saw The Light (Hank Williams, Sr.).

PART FOUR - (Record Two, Side Two): Cry Of The Wild Goose (Tennessee Ernie Ford)/Tennessee Waltz (Patti Page)/No Help Wanted (The Carlisles)/Humpty Dumpty Heart (Hank Thompson)/High Noon (Tex Ritter)/Sixteen Tons (Tennessee Ernie Ford)/Hey Porter (Johnny Cash)/Why Baby Why (George Jones).

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

EVERLOVIN' DIXIELAND

Today at MR. MEADOWLARK'S MUSIC AND MEMORIES we present another gem of an album, "OPRY TIME IN TENNESSEE". Released in 1962 on Starday Records, this was the first of several "Fake Live" Grand Ole Opry albums that Starday would do. This album features Starday Artists who were also Stars of the Grand Ole Opry (Such as Cowboy Copas, Justin Tubb, Red Sovine, Stringbean, etc.) exchanging banter with Opry announcers Grant Turner, Ralph Emery, and T. Tommy Cutrer, mixed in with 20 hit Starday recordings by Stars and Guests of the Opry at that time, to Thunderous (albeit, canned) applause. Hope y'all enjoy it!

SPECIAL NOTE: In the interest of preserving the continuity of this "Live" album, it is presented here in two Mp3 files, representing Side One and Side Two of the original album in sequence.

TRACKLISTING:

PART ONE:
BARN DANCE JUBILEE - Benny Martin & The Boys/FLAT TOP GUITAR - Cowboy Copas/YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY - Justin Tubb/CACKLIN' HEN - The Rainbow Ranch Boys/MOLLY DARLIN' - The Old Hickory Singers/GOOD TIMES GONNA ROLL AGAIN - Moon Mullican/WHEN THEY BAPTIZED SISTER LUCY LEE - Lew Childre/ONE IS A LONELY NUMBER - George Jones/KENTUCKY AND TENNESSEE - Stringbean/FIDDLIN' HOME - Benny Martin & The Boys.

PART TWO:
STRIKE UP THE BOW - Benny Martin & The Boys/BLACK EYED SUSAN BROWN - Cowboy Copas/FOR PETE'S SAKE - Pete Drake/THAT'S GOOD - THAT'S BAD (Comedy) - Archie Campbell/GRAB A LITTLE SUNSHINE - Archie Campbell/EVERLOVIN' DIXIELAND - The Willis Brothers/SALTY DOG BLUES - Flatt & Scruggs/HOUND DOG RAMBLE - Uncle Josh/MORE HABIT THAN DESIRE - Red Sovine/COUNTRY MUSIC TIME - Lonzo & Oscar.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

HONKY TONK TOYS

Today at MR. MEADOWLARK'S MUSIC AND MEMORIES, we are proud to present this compilation, "TRIPLE PLAY" by Red Sovine.

This compilation, is actually a combination of 3 compilation albums put out in the wake of Red Sovine's death in an automobile accident in 1980.

I came up with the hot idea of combining these 3 long out-of-print albums into one "Triple Play" package, containing some of Red Sovine's finest work, and I want to share it with all y'all...... Hope you enjoy it!




TRACKLISTING: GIDDY-UP-GO/HITCH HIKING GIRL/BRINGING MARY HOME/I'D LOVE TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU/FLESH AND BLOOD/WILDCAT RUN/I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE/DADDY/LONELY ARMS OF MINE/PHANTOM 309/HONKY TONK TOYS/OLD PIPELINER/PAY LOAD DADDY/MR. F.C.C./SAD VIOLINS/DOES STEPPIN' OUT MEAN DADDY TOOK A WALK?/1460 ELDER STREET/BIG BEN DORSEY THE THIRD/TEN DAYS OUT, TWO DAYS IN/TEDDY BEAR/WOMAN BEHIND THE MAN BEHIND THE WHEEL/WHERE COULD I GO BUT TO HER?/THE PRETTIEST DRESS/MONEY, MARBLES, AND CHALK/LITTLE JOE/EIGHTEEN WHEELS A HUMMIN' HOME SWEET HOME/LAST MILE OF THE WAY/LOVE IS/LONG NIGHT.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

TENNESSEE WIG WALK


Here we have a Double Helping of King Sized Country. "All Time Country and Western Hits", Volume 1 and 2, on the classic King Label. Contains two dozen recordings by Cowboy Copas, Grandpa Jones, Jimmy Dean, Reno and Smiley, and many others. Originally Issued on Vinyl Lps in the 1950s, these are taken from two long out of print CDs which have not been available in nearly 20 years. Hope y'all enjoy it!

TRACKLISTING:

VOLUME ONE:
Kentucky Waltz - Cowboy Copas
I'll Sail My Ship Alone - Moon Mullican
Tennessee Tango - York Brothers
Signed, Sealed and Delivered - Cowboy Copas
Tennessee Wig-Walk - Bonnie Lou
Old Rattler - Grandpa Jones
Tennessee Waltz - Cowboy Copas
Blues Stay Away from Me - Delmore Brothers
New Pretty Blonde (New Jole Blon) - Moon Mullican
Filipino Baby - Cowboy Copas
I'm the Talk of the Town - Reno & Smiley
Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me - Wayne Raney.

VOLUME TWO:
Bumming Around - Jimmy Dean
Next Sunday Darling Is My Birthday - Stanley Brothers
High Geared Daddy - Webb Pierce
Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) - Stewart Family
On Top of Old Smoky - Minnie Pearl
Shenandoah Waltz - Clyde Moody
Money, Marbles and Chalk - Reno & Smiley
Wise Guys - Ferlin Husky
Slow Poke - Hawkshaw Hawkins
Sweeter Than the Flowers - Moon Mullican
The Death of Little Kathy Fiscus - Jimmy Osborne
Lonesome Wind Blues - Wayne Raney.

GET IT HERE

Thursday, January 23, 2014

THAT'S ONCE

Today at MR. MEADOWLARK'S MUSIC AND MEMORIES, we present this superb album from 1956 "American Folk Tales and Songs" with Jean Ritchie and Paul Clayton Singing, and Richard Chase Telling Tales.

On this album, The New England Yankee (Clayton) and the Southern Mountain Woman (Ritchie), each champions of the folk movement in their own right - paired for this unique recording of folk tales and songs. Heard here in duet and solo, the songs are tied together with folk tales recited by Richard Chase.

Hope y'all enjoy it!

TRACKLISTING: The Gambling Suitor (Jean Ritchie & Paul Clayton)/That's Once (Richard Chase)/The Bashful Courtship (Jean Ritchie)/The Split Dog (Richard Chase)/Locks And Bolts (Paul Clayton)/The Snakebit Hoehandle (Richard Chase)/The Old Grey Goose Is Dead (Jean Ritchie)/The Big Toe (Richard Chase)/The Deaf Woman's Courtship (Jean Ritchie & Paul Clayton)/Wondrous Love (Jean Ritchie)/The Devil's Questions (Jean Ritchie & Paul Clayton)/The Man in the Kraut Tub (Richard Chase)/The Swapping Song (Paul Clayton)/The Hickory Toothpick (Richard Chase)/The Riddle Song (Jean Ritchie & Paul Clayton).

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

THE SNAKES CRAWL AT NIGHT

Today at MR. MEADOWLARK'S MUSIC AND MEMORIES, it's another TWO-FER TUESDAY.

This time, we present THE BEST OF CHARLEY PRIDE, Volumes 1 and 2. Gathered here are 22 of the very best cuts from the first 6 years (1965-1971) of his recording career. I feel this is some of the best and most compelling Traditional Country Music recorded during this particular era, and I hope y'all enjoy these as I do!







TRACKLISTING:
Just Between You And Me/Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger?/Kaw-Liga/The Snakes Crawl At Night/All I Have To Offer You Is Me/The Easy Part's Over/The Day The World Stood Still/I Know One/Gone, On The Other Hand/Before I Met You/Too Hard To Say I'm Sorry/Let The Chips Fall/A Place For The Lonesome/I'd Rather Love You/Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone?/Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'(In My World) You Don't Belong/(There's Still) Someone I Can't Forget/I'm Just Me/Let Me Live/(I'm So) Afraid Of Losing You Again/You'll Still Be The One.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

TENNESSEE BORDER

Today at MR. MEADOWLARK'S MUSIC AND MEMORIES, we present this superb album by the great RED FOLEY.

Red was already firmly established as one of the all-time Country greats by the time this album was released in 1961. I have always enjoyed this album and I hope y'all will enjoy it too!

TRACKLISTING
Methodist Pie/Two Different Worlds/Georgia Town Blues/Trouble In Mind/Brother Bill/Foggy River/Company's Comin/Bothered By The Blues/Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me/You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You/Tennessee Border/The End of the World.


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

RUBY

Here we have a gem of an album from the mid-1960s for the Rural Rhythm label. Ernie & Mack with the Bluegrass Cut-Ups, featuring the legendary Clarence Jackson on Dobro Guitar. I have no information on any of these musicians except for Clarence Jackson. Clarence Jackson was a Dobro Player, D.J., Record Producer, and part owner of radio station WBER in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. He produced a number of albums for Rural Rhythm in the 1960s, and these were recorded in the studios of the Radio Station he was part owner of. The sessions took place at night after the station had gone off the air. In any case, I know that I really enjoy the renditions of the bluegrass standards that are on this album, and hope you enjoy them too.


TRACKLISTING:
Uncle Pen/When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again/East Virginia Blues/Ruby/Broken Vows/Cindy Worried Man's Blues/Knoxville Girl/Careless Love/I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home/I'll Go Stepping Too/I've Gotta Travel On/The Weeping Willow/Gonna Raise A Ruckus Tonight/You Left Me Alone/Mule Skinner Blues/Nine Pound Hammer/Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms/Carolina Mountain Home/Take My Ring From Your Finger/Stepping Stones/Why Do You Wonder/Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ABILENE


Today at MR. MEADOWLARK'S MUSIC AND MEMORIES, we present "COUNTRY SUNRISE" and "COUNTRY SUNSET", a superb, 40-song compilation that was put out by Ronco in 1981 and sold over Television.

40 Country Classics from the likes of Willie Nelson, Jim Reeves, Don Williams, Tom T. Hall, Patsy Cline, and Loretta Lynn, just to name a few. Hope y'all enjoy this album as I have.

TRACKLISTING:

I Love A Rainy Night (Eddie Rabbitt)/Blue Bayou (Linda Ronstadt)/There Ain't No Good Chain Gang (Waylon Jennings & Johnny Cash)/Applejack (Dolly Parton)/I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Boxcar Willie)/Girls, Women, and Ladies (Ed Bruce)/Enough Of Each Other (Janie Fricke)/Kaw-Liga (Hank Williams, Jr.)/Dear John (Jean Shepard)/Something's Burning (Kenny Rogers)/The Boxer (Emmylou Harris)/Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Jerry Lee Lewis)/Any Which Way You Can (Glen Campbell)/What The World Needs Now (Billie Jo Spears)/You Light Up My Life (Roy Drusky)/Sometimes When We Touch (Marty Robbins)/True Love Ways (Mickey Gilley)/He's Out Of My Life (Barbara Mandrell)/Just Good Old Boys (Ronnie Prophet)/Help Yourself To Me (Larry Gatlin)/Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys (Willie Nelson)/She Never Knew Me (Don Williams)/Miss The Mississippi (Crystal Gayle)/Mr. Bojangles (Tom T. Hall)/He'll Have To Go (Jim Reeves)/Sweet Dreams (Patsy Cline)/Lay Lady Lay (Pete Drake)/I Wouldn't Want To Live If You Didn't Love Me (Earl Powers)/Dallas (Joe Ely)/Do I Have To Draw A Picture (Billy Swan)/The Last Time (Bobby Bare)/Maybelline (George Jones & Johnny PayCheck)/Drivin' My Life Away (Eddie Rabbitt)/Coal Miner's Daughter (Loretta Lynn)/Abilene (George Hamilton IV)/Teddy Bear (Merle Kilgore)/I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water (Stonewall Jackson)/Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys)/Faded Love (Blair Kennedy)/Blue, Blue Day (Don Gibson).

Get it HERE