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ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN B.A.C.M. 036 Texas Belle ● CD $14.98
27 tracks - mostly drawn from radio transcriptions from this cowboy harmony group that included Charlie Morgan on lead guitar, George Bamby on accordion and Joaquin Murphey on steel. Mostly fairly familiar songs along with a couple of originals like the title song.
ANDY PARKER & THE PLAINSMEN: A Calico Apron And A Gingham Gown/ A Dollar Down (and A Dollar A Day)/ Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie/ Call Of The Rollin' Plains/ Colorado Blues/ Cowboy's Meditation/ Deep In The Heart Of Texas/ Dude Cowboy/ Goodbye Old Paint/ I Ride An Old Paint (i Lead An Old Dan)/ I Was Born Ten Thousand Years Ago/ I Wish I Was Single Again/ I'm An Old Cowhand/ Little Ah Sid/ Me And My Burro/ Night Herding Song/ Press Along To The Big Corral/ Red Ruby Lip/ Roamin' In Wyoming/ Rooty Toot Galoot/ Take Me Back To Renfro Valley/ Texas Belle/ The Dreary Black Hills/ The Old Chisholm Trail/ The Santa Fe Trail/ There's A Blue Sky Over The Hill/ Yellow Rose Of Texas

CHUBBY PARKER B.A.C.M. 244 And His Old Time Banjo - Classic Recordings, 1927-1931 ● CD $14.98
21 tracks, 64 mins, highly recommended
A truly delightful collection of songs from Indiana born performer Frederick R. "Chubby" Parker who was one of the first old time performers to become regionally famous through the power of radio. Parker was a fine singer with a high, clear voice and acccompanied himself with deft tenor banjo playing to which he sometimes added harp rack harmonica. Much of his material was from an earlier era - some from the 19th century and included old-time comic songs, minstrel songs and some that sound like they originated in the British music hall. Apart from his version of Froggy Went A Courtin' which he called King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O which achieved legendary status through its appearance on Harry Smith's "Anthology Of American Folk Music', very few of his other recordings have been reissued so this release is particularly welcome and includes songs like The Year Of Jubilo/ Bingo Was His name? Drill Ye Tarriers Drill/ The Old Wooden Rocker/ You'll Hear The Bells In The Morning/ Davey Crockett (no relation to the song made famous by Fess Parker)/And That Was Irish Too/ Oh Susanna, etc. Excellent sound and informative notes by Tony Russell. (FS)
CHUBBY PARKER: A Rovin Little Darkey/ And That Was Irish Too/ Bib A Lollie Boo/ Bingo Was His Name/ Davey Crockett/ Drill Ye Tarriers Drill/ Get Away Old Maids Get Away/ Grandfather's Clock/ I'm A Stern Old Bachelor/ In Kansas/ King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki Me O/ Kissing Song/ Nickerty Knackerty Now Now Now/ Oh Dem Golden Slippers/ Oh Susanna/ See The Black Clouds A Breakin' Over Yonder/ The Irish Christening/ The Old Wooden Rocker/ The Year Of Jubilo/ Whoa Mule, Whoa/ You'll Hear The Bells In The Morning

FESS PARKER Bear Family BCD 16113 Great American Heroes ● CD $21.98
Reissue of 1964 RCA album with 48 booklet with background information on all the heroes Fess sings about - Daniel Boone/ Jim Bowie/ George Washington/ Ballad Of Davy Crockett/ ben Franklin/ Johnny Clem and others.

GRAM PARSONS Sundazed 11092 Another Side Of This Life- The Lost Recordings, 1965-66 ● CD $18.98
18 previously unissued demos from this country-rock pioneer.

GRAM PARSONS & THE FALLEN ANGELS Rhino 72726 Live 1973 ● CD $12.98
12 tracks, 63 min., recommended Previously available on Sierra. Gram took this outfit on the road in support of his classic "Gram Parsons" LP. The songs included were recorded live in '73 in New York and broadcast live on WLIR-FM. The band includes Emmylou Harris, who provides harmony vocals and takes the lead on Country Baptizing. Pedal steel wiz Neil Flanz tears it up pretty well on Drug Store Truck Driving Man & the obligatory highway ode Six Days On The Road. Other Angels include guitarist Jock Bartley, bassist Kyle Tullis & drummer N.D. Smart II. Gram, Emmylou & company play their asses off on what is now considered to be the meat & potatoes of Gram's recorded legacy. We'll Sweep Out The Ashes/ Big Mouth Blues/ The New Soft Shoe/ Love Hurts/ That's All It Took all qualify Gram & Emmylou for the country duet hall of fame, plus an R&B medley of Bony Moronie/ Forty Days/ Almost Grown. These were to be Gram's last recordings. A definitive showstopper! ( SG)

DOLLY PARTON Columbia 44384 White Limozeen ● CD $9.98
Much was made of Dolly's alleged return to her hard country roots on this one, the result of Ricky Skaggs' selection as producer. Well, if you're expecting the instinctively brilliant songwriting and singing she did 20 years ago when she worked with Porter Wagoner, forget it. This is more of the artificial country-flavored pop she's done for years, and it proves beyond question Ms. Parton's Hollywood (not Dollywood) consciousness called the shots. Her own What Is It My Love and Yellow Roses clumsily blend country and pop elements while Why'd You Come In Here Lookin' Like That is brash, empty country-rock posturing, which explains why it's such a big hit. The title track's country girl in Tinseltown falls flat, as does Wait 'Till I Get You Home, her dreadful duet with Mac Davis. All Skaggs proved was that he could produce Dolly as badly as any of the pop-schlock producers before him. (RK)

DOLLY PARTON RCA 8505 Greatest Hits ● CD $11.98

DOLLY PARTON RCA 66933 The Essential Dolly Parton, Vol. 2 ● CD $15.98
20 songs - Mule Skinner Blues/ The Bargain Store/ My Tennessee Mountain Home/ Just Because I'm A Woman/ I Will Always Love You/ here You Come Again/ We used To/ It's All Wrong, But It's All Right/ Heartbreaker/ The Seeker, etc.

DOLLY PARTON Sugar Hill 3927 Little Sparrow ● CD $14.98
The latest from Dolly is another bluegrass oriented album featuring her with Bryan Sutton/ guitar, Jerry Douglas/ resophonic guitar, Sturat Duncan/ fiddle and others. Songs are a mix of original and covers - some great performances along with some self indulgent things. Highlight is a terrific version of the Louvin Brothers' I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby.

JOHNNY PAYCHECK Epic EK 38322 Biggest Hits ● CD $9.98

JIMMY PAYNE Jasmine 380 Pieces Of Life ● CD $14.98

LEON PAYNE Bear Family BCD 16195 I Love You Because ● CD $21.98
30 fine tracks from this performer who is best known as a songwriter - renowned for the albums title song, Lost Highway and others. Though Payne's greatest strength is his writing he is certainly an appealing singer as is heard on these songs - all original compositions Poke Salad Greens/ I Hate To Leave You/ You've Still Got A Place In My Heart/ If I Could Only Live My Life Over/ Mailman/ Did I Forget To Tell You/ I Just Said Goodbye To My Dreams and others. Most of the tracks feature fine steel guitar by Frank Juricek or Speedy West and other fine musicians like Ernest Hunter/ fiddle, Zeb Turner/ guitar, Jimmy Bryant/ guitar and Cliffie Stone/ bass also make an appearance. There are three previously unissued but pretty forgettable tracks. The 36 page booklet has extensive notes by kevin Coffey, photos and discographical info.

MINNIE PEARL Starday 3509 The Starday Years ● CD $23.98
HOW-DEE-EE! Yep, it's the much beloved Grand Ole Opry personality with a 3 CD set of her Starday recordings from the early/mid 60s. Mostly live humor with the occasional song. Guest appearances by Ray Price, Ernest Tubb and others.

HANK PENNY Krazy Kat 31 Flamin' Mamie ● CD $16.98
28 tracks, essential
When Hank Penny died in 1992, three LP reissues of his work had appeared: a Radio Cowboys collection on Rambler, a collection of King recordings on Cattle and an anthology of his early 1950s RCA material on Bear Family. That's changed today, with Rich Kienzle's pioneering research and reissues of his King material on Country Routes and Westside, a Proper collection and now a superb CD compilation of the best 1938-41 Radio Cowboys material. Penny was working in Birmingham when he organized the group with fiddler Sheldon Bennett, banjoist Louis Dumont, steel player Sammy Forsmark and bass player Carl Stewart, a result of Penny being captivated by the "Texas fiddle band" music of Milton Brown and the Light Crust Doughboys. The band had problems catching on in Birmingham and Chattanooga, but grew and dramatically improved once they got to Atlanta through the addition of Noel Boggs's steel guitar and Boudleaux Bryant's fiddle. The most rudimentary moments are the selections from the 1938 sessions, though performances like I Got The Right Key Baby and the title song are entertaining. The bulk of the selections come from the group's 1939 sessions with Boggs and Bryant featuring such enjoyable romps as Take It Slow and Easy/ Black Eyed Susie and the pop tune Tonight You Belong to Me. The group was history after their 1940 session with Eddie Duncan's steel guitar gracing such great tunes as Steel Guitar Hula and Looking For Somebody To Love but Penny managed one more session with pickup musicians in 1941, that produced six of the songs included here: among them Why Did I Cry and Army Blues . The material is outstanding, featuring his first version of the title track (he'd re-record it for King), It includes Steel Guitar Hula, featuring Eddie Duncan, but unfortunately not the original version of Penny's theme song, the Rex Griffin composition Won't You Ride in My Little Red Wagon. Excellent notes and compilation by Kevin Coffey. (AK)
HANK PENNY: Army Blues/ Black Eyed Susie/ Blue Melody/ Cheatin' On You Baby/ Flamin' Mamie/ I Don't Love Anybody But You/ I Hate To Lose You/ I Told Them All About You/ I've Got The Right Key Baby/ Just A Message/ Just For Old Time's Sake/ Just Forget/ Looking For Someone To Love/ Midnight Blues/ Off To Honolulu/ One Of Us Was Wrong/ She's Just That Kind/ Somebody/ Standing 'neath The Old Pine Tree/ Steel Guitar Hula/ Take It Slow And Easy/ The Last Goodbye/ They're All Just The Same To Me/ Tonight You Belong To Me/ Walking Home From An Old Country School/ Why Did I Cry/ Yankee Doodle/ You're So Different


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