Monday, October 25, 2021

J.R. Hall ~ Utah Sings Again, Album Number One (1966)

Thanks so much to Jess Norrick for this one!
 
Title: Utah Sings Again, Album Number One
Year: 1966
Label: Bluebonnet Recording Studios
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 13

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Walter Brennan ~ Dutchman's Gold (1960)

Tribute to a Dog is a treasure, in my opinion, and my favorite track on this album.
 
Title: Dutchman's Gold
Year: 1960
Label: Dot Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 10

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Walter Brennan ~ 'Twas the Night Before Christmas ... Back Home (1962)


Title: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas ... Back Home
Year: 1962
Label: Liberty Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 11

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Walter Brennan ~ Old Rivers (1962)

Despite Walter Brennan's questionable (to say the VERY least) political views, I love the stuff he did for Liberty. I believe the single "Old Rivers" was a #1 for him.
 
Title: Old Rivers
Year: 1962
Label: Liberty Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 10

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Patsy Cline ~ The Patsy Cline Story (1963)

This is from the 1989 CD reissue from MCA, I just used the original cover art.
 
Title: The Patsy Cline Story
Year: 1963
Label: Decca Records (MCA Records)
Source: CD
# of tracks: 24

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Jeannie C. Riley ~ Just Jeannie (1973)

Her final album for MGM. I included the B-side of o "Mother America" as a bonus track.
 
Title: Just Jeannie
Year: 1973
Label: MGM Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 11 (Bonus track: Another Football Year)
 
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Loretta Lynn ~ Coal Miner's Daughter (1970)


Title: Coal Miner's Daughter
Year: 1970
Label: Decca Records (MCA CD reissue)
Source: CD
# of tracks: 11

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Jeannie C. Riley ~ When Love Has Gone Away (1973)

Her third album for MGM. For some reason, the last two tracks were recycled from what were her two previous albums.
 
Title: When Love Has Gone Away
Year: 1973
Label: MGM Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 10

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Jeannie C. Riley ~ Down to Earth (1972)

One of my favorites of her MGM albums. Features her final top 40 hit, "Good Morning Country Rain" ...
 
Title: Down to Earth
Year: 1972
Label: MGM Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 10

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Kitty Wells ~ The Queen of Country Music (1993)

Her complete recordings, 1949-1958. It's sad that besides what's in this set and the exception of a few later tracks on compilations, MCA has never put out anything more of hers on CD or digital.
 
Title: The Queen of Country Music
Year: 1993
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 114 (4 CD's)

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Kitty Wells ~ Sincerely (1972)


Title: Sincerely
Year: 1972
Label: Decca Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my own personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 11

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Glenn Ohrlin ~ The Hell-Bound Train (1971)

Most of this album was recorded live at a concert he gave for the University of Illinois Campus Folksong Club on December 14, 1963. This was pressed poorly on cheap vinyl and this is the cause of the less than stellar sound quality.
 
Title: The Hell-Bound Train
Year: 1971
Label: University of Illinois Campus Folksong Club Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B-.)
# of tracks: 19

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Jeannie C. Riley ~ Sock Soul (1968)

This album was rush released to cash in on Jeannie's overnight success with "Harper Valley PTA" and consists of recordings she made with Little Darlin' and Aubrey Mayhew prior to signing with Plantation Records.
 
Title: Sock Soul
Year: 1968
Label: Little Darlin'
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 12

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Mary Kay Place ~ Tonite! At The Capri Lounge: Loretta Haggers / Aimin' To Please (2011)

Both of her albums released in 1976 and 1977. The first one features her hit single "Baby Boy" that she made famous on the satirical soap opera Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman as Loretta Haggers, the aspiring country singer. The second album features a duet with Willie Nelson. Both are great albums.
 
Title: Tonite! At The Capri Lounge: Loretta Haggers / Aimin' To Please
Year: 2011 (1976/1977)
Label: Wounded Bird Records (Sony Music)
Source: CD
# of tracks: 22 (2 bonus tracks)
 
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Eddie Noack ~ Ain't the Reaping Ever Done (2015)

Rare recordings from various points in his career.
 
Title: Ain't the Reaping Ever Done
Year: 2015
Label: The Omni Recording Corporation
Source: CD
# of tracks: 30

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Eddie Noack - Psycho: The K-Ark and Allstar Recordings, 1962-1969 (2013)

The title track is probably one of the oddest and creepiest country songs I've ever heard, but it's a favorite of mine.
 
Title: Psycho: The K-Ark and Allstar Recordings, 1962-1969
Year: 2013
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 24
 
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Eddie Noack ~ Remembering Jimmie Rodgers (1970)

The only album (aside from compilations put together on him in recent years) that Eddie Noack ever recorded, to my knowledge.
 
Title: Remembering Jimmie Rodgers
Year: 1970
Label: Wide World Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 12
 
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The Stonemans ~ Stonemans' Country (1967)


Title: Stonemans' Country
Year: 1967
Label: MGM Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 11

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Doc & Chickie Williams ~ Collectors Series #2 (2021)

As promised, here's the second collection of them that I put together. The majority of these are sourced from vinyl 45's and a few from shellac and restored by yours truly. Please enjoy.
 
Track List:
1.  My Old Brown Coat and Me (78RPM Version)
2. Red Wing (78 RPM Version)
3. Night Wind Waltz (78 RPM Version)
4. Weary, Tired and Blue (78 RPM Version)
5. Whisper Thru the Stars - Chickie Williams
6. We'd Better Say Goodbye - Chickie Williams
7. Why Should I Cry
8. Firefly Waltz (Single Version)
9. Rainbow
10. The Cat Came Back
11. Two Little Orphans
12. Prisoner at the Bar
13. Old Ladies Home
14. The End of the Trail
15. The Last Mile of the Way
16. A Petal from a Faded Rose
17. One Heart, One Life
18. There's a Mother Always Waiting for You at Home Sweet Home
19. I Know It's Too Late to Cry
20. You Tiptoed Into My Heart
21. Don't Break Her Heart, Boy
22. Tonawanda Rose - Doc Williams
23. Thank You for My New Dad - Doc Williams
24. Silver Bell (Live at the 4th Annual Fan Fair Reunion Show, 1975)

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Rose Maddox ~ Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass (1962)

This rip is of my copy of the original CD reissue from the late 90's. Great album.
 
Title: Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass
Year: 1962
Label: Capitol Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 12

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