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Monday, June 22, 2009

Country Gold Vol 17 - Part One

Howdy folks, here we have again some great country stuff. I bought this one four years or so ago at a flea market. Today, I post the first of two CDs from this set, which includes great tunes. Highlights on CD 1 are real rare gems, for example Carl Perkins' later version of "All Shook Up", Bill Monroe's "Mule Skinner Blues" or Waylon Jennings' early 1964 cajun outing "Big Mamou". Note that track six is sung only by Merle Haggard according to the back cover, but there's also a woman singing. I'm not sure who this woman is, if anybody has info on it, pass it along. I'm not sure about track 15, too. Is this really Mickey Gilley? Info is appreciated!

Update: The woman singing is Bonnie Owens. Thanks to an anonymous person for the info!


track list:
1. Carl Perkins - All Shook Up
2. Bill Monroe - Mule Skinner Blues
3. Dolly Parton - It Wasn't God Who Made Honkey [!] Tonk Angels
4. Jimmy Dean - It'll Be Easy
5. Johnny Paycheck - Come Home to My Heart
6. Merle Haggard [& poss. Lynn Anderson) - Faded Love (live)
7. Patsy Cline - Hungry for Love
8. Ferlin Husky - Baby For You
9. David Frizzell - I Love You a Thousand Ways (live)
10. Burl Ives - Another Day, Another Year
11. Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm
12. Johnny Lee - Congratulations
13. Kenny Rogers - Always Leaving, Always Gone
14. Lee Greenwood - It Turns Me Inside Out (live)
15. Mickey Gilley - Caught in the Middle
16. Patsy Cline - Honky-Tonk Merry Go Around
17. Razzy Baeley [!] - I Keep Coming Back (live)
18. Waylon Jennings - Big Mamou
19. Jim Reeves - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
20. Kenny Rogers - Camptown Ladies


Anonymous said...

The merle haggard duet, is bonnie owens

Rocky Lane said...

The Mickey Gilley track was originally released on the Princess label #4006 in 1962. It was reissued on Sparkletone SP-CD 99006 in Denmark in 1995. See the Rockin' Country Style web site for more details.