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RED FOLEY: Old Shep - The Red Foley Recordings 1933 - 1950
Old Shep - The Red Foley Recordings 1933 - 1950
6-CD-Box (LP-size) with 96-page hardcover book
BCD 16759 FL
Label: Bear Family Records
Playing time: 469:50
The set contains the complete Country Recordings (1933 – 1950).
18 previously unissued performances.
The hardcover book contains many rare and previously unpublished pictures.
The set contains the ARC, Decca and the commercially never available World Transcriptions.
During his long career, which spanned more than three decades, few artists have blazed as many trails as Red Foley. He became country music's first 'crossover' artist. He was also the first country singer to be featured on network radio and television programs. Foley was hugely popular wherever he went, beginning with his years as 'Rambling Red' on WLS Chicago's 'National Barn Dance,' and continuing with the 'Renfro Valley Barn Dance,' and finally as the genial host of the famed 'Grand Ole Opry' and the landmark television show, 'Ozark Jubilee.'
Foley's life was a tragic one. In retrospect, his personal problems seem insurmountable, yet Foley's charisma and talent saw him through these troubled times; his many recordings are his finest legacy. Nearly every Nashville-based star of his stature has had his or her story told by now, everyone except Red Foley. This box set and hardcover book document Foley's remarkable recording career. Included is every commercial recording made by Foley up to 1950, with the exception of his sacred and children's recordings. Featured are his recordings with the Cumberland Ridge Runners, duets with Lulu Belle and Ernest Tubb, and of course, his greatest hits, such as Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy, Smoke On The Water, Old Shep, New Jolie Blonde, Tennessee Saturday Night and Sugarfot Rag.
With the 164 songs on this 6 CD box, Bear Family Records brings together all of his recordings from 1933 – 1950 for the first time. Most of these songs have never been on CD, and many have not been available in any form since their original release 75 years ago, including 18 songs that are issued here for the first time.
The hardcover book contains an essay by Cary Ginell, a discography by Cary Ginell, Dave Sax & Richard Weize and many rare pictures and illustrations.
The Lone Cowboy - Single Life Is Good Enough For Me - Blonde Headed Girl - The Dying Rustler - I Traced Her Little Footsteps In The Snow - Seven Long Years - Just One Little Kiss - Echoes Of My Old Plantation Home - I Got The Freight Train Blues - In My Childhood Days - Hi Rinkum, Inktum Doodle (& Lulu Belle) - Going Out West This Fall (& Lulu Belle) - Going Out West This Fall (2) (& Lulu Belle) - Daffy Over Taffy (Lulu Belle: vocal) - Little Black Moustache (Lulu Belle: vocal) - Old Shep - Yodeling Radio Joe - Headin' Back To Texas - Sing Me A Hill-Billy Ballad - The 1936 Floods - My Renfro Valley Home - An Old Fashioned Shack - The Mailman's Warning - Old Shep - A Rose And A Prayer
Ridin' On A Rainbow - Montana Moon - It Makes No Never Mind - Nobody - I Don't Care Anymore - Ridin' Home - Be Honest With Me - I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreamin' - I'll Be Back In A Year (Little Darlin') - Where The Mountains Meet The Moon - Chiquita - Pals Of The Saddle - Is It True - I'm Looking For A Sweetheart - Someday Somewhere Sweetheart - Will You Wait For Me, Little Darlin' - Night Train to Memphis - I Walk Alone - When I Marry, I'll Marry For Love - Have I Stayed Away Too Long - You Nearly Lose Your Mind - Don't Make Me Go To Bed And I'll Be Good - The End Of The World - Rosalie - Old Shep - Smoke On The Water - There's A Blue Star Shining Bright (In A Window Tonight) - Hang Your Head In Shame - You Sang My Love Song To Somebody Else
That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine - Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo - Cowboy’s Dream - They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree - Little Rosewood Casket - I'll Never Let You Worry My Mind Anymore - One Little Lie Too Many - Open Up That Door And Let Me In - A Pillow Of Sighs And Tears - At Mail Call Today (& Lawrence Welk) - Shame On You (& Lawrence Welk) - Harriet - Love To You Is Just A Game - Honey, Be My Honey Bee - My Poor Little Heart Is Broken - Till The End Of Time - Atomic Power - Foggy River - Lay Down Your Soul - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Old Shep - That's How Much I Love You - Rye Whiskey - New Pretty Blonde - Freight Train Boogie - Rockin' Chair Money - Too Many Blues
Tennessee Saturday Night - Blues In My Heart - Never Trust A Woman - Easy To Please (& Betty Wade) - Blue And Mighty Lonesome - Back To Tennessee - A Smile Will Chase Away A Tear - Tit For Tat - Square Dance Tennessee - I'm Waltzing With A Broken Heart - Stranded In Deep Water - Rudy Red Lips - Don't Make Me Go To Bed And I'll Be Good - Never Mind About Me - You're Just In Time To Be Too Late - Through A Thousand Tears - Television - I Found A Brand New Sweetheart (In That Old Sweetheart Of Mine) - I Won And I Lost - The Last Thing I Want Is Your Pity - My Broken Heart And I - I'm Picking Up The Pieces Of A Broken Heart - That Little Boy Of Mine - Television (stutter version) - Just A Man And His Dog - Television (straight version) - Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There
Tennessee Border - Candy Kisses - I'm Throwing Rice (At The Girl I Love) - Tennessee Polka - Two Cents, Three Eggs And A Post Card - I Wish I Had A Nickel - Sunday Down In Tennessee - Every Step Of The Way (& Judy Martin) - I Gotta Have My Baby Back - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Careless Kisses - Church Music - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (& Judy Martin) - Tennessee Border #2 (& Ernest Tubb) - Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age (& Ernest Tubb) - Sugarfoot Rag (& Hank Garland) - M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I (& The Dixie Dons) - Choc'late Ice Cream Cone (& The Dixie Dons) - Birmingham Bounce - Let's Go To Church (& Judy Martin) - Old Kentucky Fox Chase - Remember Me (When The Candle Lights Are Gleaming) (& Judy Martin) - Cincinnati Dancing Pig - Hominy Grits - Hillbilly Fever #2 (& Ernest Tubb) - Texas Vs. Kentucky (& Ernest Tubb) - Somebody's Cryin' - Hobo Boogie
Goodnight Irene (& Ernest Tubb) - Heska-Holka (Pretty Girl) (& The Sunshine Trio) - Someone Else Not Me (& The Sunshine Trio) - Two Pals - Dear Little Girls - Good Morning Irene (& Ernest Tubb & Minnie Pearl) - The Lovebug Itch (& Ernest Tubb & Minnie Pearl) - Sugarfoot Rag Square Dance - Smoke On The Water #2 - Idle Rumors (& Evelyn Knight) - My Heart Cries For You (& Evelyn Knight) - Tater Pie (& Evelyn Knight) - Crawdad Song (& Evelyn Knight) - Paging Mister Jackson (& Cecil Gant) - Hot Rod Race - Montana Moon (alt) - It Makes No Never Mind (alt) - I'll Be Back In A Year (Little Darlin') (alt) - Blues In My Heart (alt) - Back To Tennessee (alt) - A Smile Will Chase Away A Tear (alt) - Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy (alt) - Our Christmas Waltz (& Judy Martin) - Here Comes Santa Claus - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Frosty The Snowman - White Christmas - I Won't Be Home For Christmas