Proper Introduction to Webb Pierce: Groovie Boogie Woogie Boy

A Proper Introduction to Webb Pierce: Groovie Boogie Woogie Boy

by Webb Pierce
     
 
Dig it: this may be the first single-disc Webb Pierce retrospective that really gets it. There are 28 cuts here, recorded in the 1940s and '50s, that chart Pierce's development from a country boogie proto-rockabilly wildman to being one of the greatest honky tonk blues and country ballad singers ever. The selections range from his classic "High Geared Daddy," which

Overview

Dig it: this may be the first single-disc Webb Pierce retrospective that really gets it. There are 28 cuts here, recorded in the 1940s and '50s, that chart Pierce's development from a country boogie proto-rockabilly wildman to being one of the greatest honky tonk blues and country ballad singers ever. The selections range from his classic "High Geared Daddy," which literally stomps and swaggers, to his deep hillbilly reading of "I'm Sittin' on Top of the World," his signature reading of Jimmie Rodgers' "In the Jailhouse Now," the weeping beer hall anthem "Back Street Affair," and the revelatory closer, "There Stands the Glass." Pierce was one of the most expressive singers ever to front a country band. This collection is most of what everyone interested needs. And the Proper price is right to boot. Just get it.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
Proper Introduction
UPC:
0805520060622
catalogNumber:
2062

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Groovie Boogie Woogie Boy
  2. High Geared Daddy
  3. New Panhandle Rag
  4. Heebie Jeebie Blues
  5. Sweetheart You Know I Love You So
  6. A Million Years from Now
  7. I Heard Her Call My Name
  8. I'm Happy You Hurt Me
  9. English Sweetheart
  10. I've Loved You Forever It Seems
  11. Hawaiian Echoes
  12. Georgia Rag
  13. Lucy Lee
  14. Jilted Love
  15. Driftin' Texas Sand
  16. I Need You Like a Hole in the Head
  17. I'm Sittin' on Top of the World
  18. Freight Train Blues
  19. California Blues
  20. Hayride Boogie
  21. I Got Religion on Saturday Night
  22. Have You Ever Had the Feeling
  23. In the Jailhouse
  24. The Last Waltz
  25. Wondering
  26. Back Street Affair
  27. It's Been So Long
  28. There Stands the Glass

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Webb Pierce   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Chet Atkins   Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Hank Garland   Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar
Shot Jackson   Steel Guitar
Owen Bradley   Piano
Ray Edenton   Rhythm Guitar
Bob Foster   Steel Guitar
Tommy Jackson   Fiddle
Ernie Newton   Bass
Farris Coursey   Drums
Dale Potter   Fiddle
Tillman Franks   Bass
Tex Grimsley   Fiddle
Jack Kay   Fiddle
Buddy Attaway   Guitar
Billy Robinson   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Roy Acuff   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
A. Greisham   Composer
Webb Pierce   Composer
M. Pierce   Composer
Ted Daffan   Composer
John "Buster" Coward   Composer
Adam Komorowski   Liner Notes,Annotation
Billy Wallace   Composer
Harry C. MacAuliffe   Composer
Myra Freeman   Composer
Joe Warner   Composer
Russ Hull   Composer

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