JOHNNIE & JACK 'and the Tennessee Mountain Boys'  (6CDs) BCD-15553-CD

JOHNNIE & JACK 'and the Tennessee Mountain Boys' (6CDs) BCD-15553-CD

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Another almost overwhelming Boxed CD set from the German Bear Family label, this 6 CD package contains every one of the 182 recordings made by this highly distinctive duo that made a significant mark on country music in the 1950s, from their 1st Apollo side in 1947 to their last cuts for Decca in 1962 (Jack Anglin was killed in a car wreck soon after, on the way to Patsy Cline's funeral, bringing an end to the group). Make no mistake, there are some real dogs among the songs included here, especially on the last two of the 6 discs, but there is more than enough fine music to make this a must for most who remember the peak years of post-war country music. The first two CDs are filled with fine performances: included are all the rare Apollo cuts and the superb 6-song gospel session they cut for King in 1947 with Ray Atkins and Clyde Moody (as King's Sacred Quartet). Then you get into the finest of their early RCA sides, many with Kitty Wells -- cuts like TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS, TOO FAR FROM GOD, I HEARD MY SAVIOUR CALL, SHE WENT WITH A SMILE and the lovely classics WHAT ABOUT YOU and FOR OLD TIMES SAKE. The amazing set continues with hits like ASHES OF LOVE, POISON LOVE, YOU TRIED TO RUIN MY NAME, TAKE MY RING FROM YOUR FINGER, many other fine gospel songs and even a few unissued pieces like WHY NOT CONFESS and PRECIOUS MEMORIES. Despite a good number of later duds like LOVE LOVE LOVE, CAMEL WALK STROLL, MISTER CLOCK and other abominations, there are some good cuts scattered throughout, like CALLED FROM POTTERS FIELD, WILD & WICKED WORLD, S.O.S. , I LOVED YOU BETTER THAN YOU KNEW and the sessions for their first RCA Victor LP (1587). A fabulous 68-page large format booklet is nothing short of spectacular, loaded with nice photos, a full discography, and terrific notes on the sessions, artists, songs & sidemen by Eddie Stubbs and Walt Trott. A fantastic collection!

Track Listing:

  • Disc 1:
  • LORD, WATCH O'ER MY DADDY
  • THERE'S NO HOUSING SHORTAGE IN HEAVEN
  • LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE
  • TOO MANY BLUES
  • THIS IS THE END
  • PAPER BOY
  • SING TOM KITTY
  • JOLE BLON
  • I'LL BE LISTENING
  • THIS WORLD CAN'T STAND LONG
  • THE OLD COUNTRY CHURCH
  • I HEARD MY NAME ON THE RADIO
  • TURN YOUR RADIO ON
  • HE WILL SET YOUR FIELDS ON FIRE
  • WHAT ABOUT YOU?
  • FOR OLD TIMES SAKE
  • JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU
  • SHE WENT WITH A SMILE
  • TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS
  • BURIED ALIVE
  • I HEARD MY SAVIOR CALL
  • PRAY TOGETHER AND WE'LL STAY TOGETHER
  • SHOUT
  • YOU BETTER GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AND PRAY
  • TOO MUCH SINNING
  • JESUS HITS LIKE AN ATOM BOMB
  • TOO FAR FROM GOD
  • Disc 2:
  • JESUS REMEMBERED ME
  • POISON LOVE
  • LONESOME
  • I'M GONNA LOVE YOU ONE MORE TIME
  • A SMILE ON MY LIPS
  • TAKE MY RING FROM YOUR FINGER
  • I CAN'T TELL MY HEART THAT
  • CRYIN' HEART BLUES
  • LET YOUR CONSCIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE
  • HUMMINGBIRD
  • HOW CAN I BELIEVE IN YOU
  • YOU TRIED TO RUIN MY NAME
  • ASHES OF LOVE
  • THREE WAYS OF KNOWING
  • WHEN YOU WANT A LITTLE LOVIN'
  • YOU CAN'T FOOL GOD
  • PRECIOUS MEMORIES
  • SHAKE MY MOTHER'S HAND FOR ME
  • WHEN THE SAVIOR REACHED DOWN FOR ME
  • SLOW POISON
  • BUT I LOVE YOU JUST THE SAME
  • JUST FOR TONIGHT
  • DON'T SHOW OFF
  • HEART TROUBLE
  • TWO TIMING BLUES
  • I'VE GONE AND DONE IT AGAIN
  • DON'T LET THE STARS GET IN YOUR EYES
  • THE ONLY ONE I EVER LOVED I LOST
  • BORROWED DIAMONDS
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY
  • Disc 3:
  • CALLED FROM POTTER'S FIELD
  • I'LL LIVE WITH GOD (TO DIE NO MORE)
  • ANGELS ROCK ME TO SLEEP
  • THE EASTERN GATE
  • HANK WILLIAMS WILL LIVE FOREVER
  • SOUTH OF NEW ORLEANS
  • YOU'RE MY DOWNFALL
  • THE WINNER OF YOUR HEART
  • DON'T SAY GOODBYE IF YOU LOVE ME
  • THE PIG LATIN SERENADE
  • LOVE TRAP
  • CHEATED OUT OF LOVE
  • FROM THE MANGER TO THE CROSS
  • I'M READY TO GO
  • GOD PUT A RAINBOW IN THE CLOUDS
  • DON'T GIVE AWAY YOUR BIBLE
  • CRAZY WORRIED MIND
  • LOVE'S A PLEASURE NOT A HABIT IN MEXICO
  • YOU'VE GOT ME IN YOUR POWER
  • DYNAMITE KISSES
  • I LOVED YOU BETTER THAN EVER YOU KNEW
  • PICKUP DATE
  • BORROWED DIAMONDS
  • PRIVATE PROPERTY
  • S.O.S.
  • (OH BABY MINE) I GET SO LONELY
  • YOU'RE JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED
  • I AIN'T GOT TIME
  • ALL THE TIME
  • GOODNIGHT, SWEETHEART, GOODNIGHT
  • HONEY, I NEED YOU
  • Disc 4:
  • BEWARE OF IT
  • SINCERELY
  • CARRY ON
  • NO ONE DEAR BUT YOU
  • WE LIVE IN TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS
  • SO LOVELY BABY
  • LOOK OUT
  • DON'T WASTE YOUR TEARS
  • WEARY MOMENTS
  • DREAM WHEN YOU'RE LONELY
  • TOM CAT'S KITTEN
  • FEET OF CLAY
  • I WANT TO BE LOVED
  • YOU CAN'T DIVORCE MY HEART
  • BABY, IT'S IN THE MAKING
  • I LOVED YOU BETTER THAN YOU KNEW
  • I WONDER WHY YOU SAY GOODBYE
  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE
  • WHAT'S THE REASON, I'M NOT PLEASING YOU
  • LOVE FEVER
  • LIVE AND LET LIVE
  • WHEN MY BLUE MOON TURNS TO GOLD AGAIN
  • WHY NOT CONFESS
  • THE BANANA BOAT SONG
  • MISTER CLOCK
  • LOVE ME NOW
  • IF TEARS WOULD BRING YOU BACK
  • THAT'S WHY I'M LEAVIN'
  • OH BOY, I LOVE HER
  • Disc 5:
  • NOTHING BUT SWEET LIES
  • MOVE IT ON OVER
  • NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW
  • I DON'T MEAN TO CRY
  • I WONDER WHERE YOU ARE TONIGHT
  • SLOWLY
  • WEDDING BELLS
  • I NEVER CAN COME BACK TO YOU
  • YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
  • STOP THE WORLD (AND LET ME OFF)
  • CAMEL WALK STROLL
  • I'VE SEEN THIS MOVIE BEFORE
  • YEAH
  • POISON LOVE
  • LEAVE OUR MOON ALONE
  • LONELY ISLAND PEARL
  • THAT'S THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLES
  • ASHES OF LOVE
  • WHAT ABOUT YOU
  • CRYIN' HEART BLUES
  • SOUTH IN NEW ORLEANS
  • JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU
  • I CAN'T TELL MY HEART THAT
  • LONESOME
  • THREE WAYS OF KNOWING
  • NO ONE DEAR BUT YOU
  • (OH BABY MINE) I GET SO LONELY
  • GOODNIGHT, SWEETHEART, GOODNIGHT
  • WITH A SMILE ON MY LIPS
  • Disc 6:
  • I WONDER IF YOU KNOW
  • IT'S JUST THE IDEA
  • SAILOR MAN
  • WILD AND WICKED WORLD
  • SWEETIE PIE
  • HAPPY, LUCKY LOVE
  • JUST LIKE YOU
  • DREAMS COME TRUE
  • SHE LOVE SME NO MORE
  • COUNTRY MUSIC HAS GONE TO TOWN
  • TALKIN' EYES
  • LONESOME NIGHT WIND
  • LOVE PROBLEMS
  • I'M ALWAYS BY MYSELF WHEN I'M ALONE
  • SMILES AND TEARS
  • UNCLE JOHN'S BONGOS
  • LET MY HEART BE BROKEN
  • SWEET BABY
  • THE MOON IS HIGH AND SO AM I
  • THIRTY SIX, TWENTY TWO, THIRTY SIX
  • WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HER NOW
  • POISON LOVE
  • BYE BYE LOVE
  • SLOW POISON
  • FOOLIN' AROUND
  • WATERLOO
  • A LITTLE BITTY TEAR
  • I OVERLOOKED AN ORCHID
  • YOU'LL NEVER GET A BETTER CHANCE THAN THIS