Classic Scott

Classic Scott

by Jack Scott

With the exception of Roy Orbison and Elvis, no white rock & roller of the time ever developed a finer voice with a better range than Jack Scott, or cut a more convincing body of work in rockabilly, rock & roll, country-soul, gospel, country-pop, or blues. And it's all here on this five-CD set, which probably seems at first like more Jack…  See more details below


With the exception of Roy Orbison and Elvis, no white rock & roller of the time ever developed a finer voice with a better range than Jack Scott, or cut a more convincing body of work in rockabilly, rock & roll, country-soul, gospel, country-pop, or blues. And it's all here on this five-CD set, which probably seems at first like more Jack Scott than most of us need. Its 134 tracks include very, very few songs that aren't worth hearing at least twice (and most a lot more) and have more than their share of surprises. Anyone who laments Scott's failure to remain a rockabilly artist will be surprised at just how much he brought to country ballads and gospel, as well as the convincingly bluesy approach to rock & roll that he maintained years into his recording career. The handful of rockabilly tracks here, confined to the first half of the first disc (with their stereo mixes appearing on the last one), show Scott as a potential rival to Elvis Presley and Gene Vincent. He found success as more of a ballad singer, however, and never returned to his rock & roll roots for more than a song at a time. At the end of the 1950s, he moved back into the haven of country music, where he'd started in his teen years. The fit wasn't an ideal one, although Scott was good enough to make an album's worth of Hank Williams songs a worthwhile venture. This box has it all, mastered about as well as it's ever likely to be. Moreover, good as everything else is, the producers of this box have saved the best for last -- unissued, undated demos a few of which are worth the price of a CD themselves.

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Disc 1

  1. Greaseball
  2. Baby She's Gone
  3. You Can Bet Your Bottom Dollar
  4. Two Timin' Woman
  5. I Need Your Love
  6. My True Love
  7. Leroy
  8. With Your Love
  9. Indiana Waltz
  10. No One Will Ever Know
  11. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)
  12. I'm Dreaming of You
  13. Midgie
  14. Save My Soul
  15. Geraldine
  16. Goodbye Baby
  17. The Way I Walk
  18. I Never Felt Like This
  19. Bella
  20. Go Wild Little Sadie
  21. What Am I Living For
  22. There'll Come a Time
  23. Baby Marie
  24. Baby, Baby
  25. What's in the World Come Over You
  26. Good Deal Lucille
  27. Oh, Little One
  28. So Used to Loving You
  29. Cruel World
  30. Window Shopping

Disc 2

  1. Burning Bridger
  2. Your Cheatin' Heart
  3. I Can't Escape from You
  4. Cold, Cold Heart
  5. I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
  6. They'll Never Take Her Love from Me
  7. Crazy Heart
  8. You Win Again
  9. Half as Much
  10. I'm Sorry for You, My Friend
  11. Take These Chains from My Heart
  12. My Heart Would Know
  13. May You Never Be Alone
  14. It's My Way of Loving You
  15. My King
  16. I'm Satisfield With You
  17. Am I the One
  18. It Only Happened Yesterday
  19. True Love Is Blind
  20. Fancy Meeting You Again
  21. Cool Water
  22. Take My Hand Precious
  23. When the Saints Go Marching In
  24. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  25. Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
  26. Joshua Saw the Battle of Jericho
  27. Little David Play Your Harp
  28. Roll Jordan Roll
  29. Down by the Riverside
  30. Old Time Religion

Disc 3

  1. The Gospel Train
  2. I Want to Be Ready
  3. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
  4. He'll Understand and Say Well Done
  5. Lonesome Mary
  6. Patsy
  7. Is There Something on Your Mind
  8. Found a Woman
  9. A Little Feeling ( Called Love)
  10. Now That I
  11. A Little Feeling (Called Love)
  12. True True Love
  13. One of These Days
  14. Strange Desire
  15. True, True Love
  16. My Dream Come True
  17. Steps One and Two
  18. Fancy Meeting You Again
  19. Sad Story
  20. You Only See What You Wanna See
  21. I Can't Hold Your Letters (In My Arms)
  22. Cry Cry Cry
  23. Grizzily Bear
  24. The Part Where I Cried
  25. If Only
  26. Green Green Valley
  27. Strangers
  28. Laugh and the World Laughs With You
  29. Meo Myo
  30. All I See Is Blue

Disc 4

  1. There's Trouble Brewin'
  2. Jingle Bell Slide
  3. I Knew You First
  4. Blue Skies (Moving in on Me)
  5. I Prayed for an Angel
  6. Thou Shalt Not Steal
  7. Wiggle on Out
  8. What a Wonderful Night Out
  9. Flakey John
  10. Separation's Now Granted
  11. Tall Tales
  12. I Don't Believe in Tea Leaves
  13. The Road Keeps Winding
  14. Looking for Linda
  15. Gone Again
  16. Don't Hush the Laughter
  17. Standing on the Outside Looking In
  18. I Hope, I Think, I Wish
  19. Let's Learn to Live and Love Again
  20. This Is Where I Came In

Disc 5

  1. Save My Soul
  2. With Your Love
  3. No One Will Ever Know
  4. Geraldine
  5. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)
  6. Midgie
  7. Indiana Waltz
  8. The Way I Walk
  9. I'm Dreaming of You
  10. Goodbye Baby
  11. Go Away from Here (Cryin' in My Beer)
  12. When the Saints Go Marching In
  13. If Only
  14. Before the Bird Flies
  15. Insane
  16. My Special Angel
  17. I Keep Changing My Mind
  18. Hard Luck Joe
  19. Billy Jack
  20. Mary, Marry Me
  21. May You Never Be Alone
  22. Face the Wall
  23. I Still Love You Enough
  24. As You Take a Walk Through My Mind
  25. You Make It Hard Not to Love You
  26. You're Just Gettin Better
  27. Apple Blossom Time
  28. Blues Stay Away from Me/Stones
  29. Bo's Going to Jail
  30. Country Witch

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Scott   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle
Teenage Fanclub   Track Performer
Stan Getz   Bass
Tommy Allsup   Guitar
Stan Applebaum   Conductor
Byron Bach   Viola
Brenton Banks   Violin
George Binkley   Violin
Clay Caire   Drums
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Jerry Crutchfield   Background Vocals
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Dolores Edgin   Background Vocals
Buddy Harman   Drums
Belford Hendricks   Conductor
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Hugh Jarrett   Background Vocals
Jerry Kennedy   Guitar
Neal Matthews   Background Vocals
Jeff Newman   Steel Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Background Vocals
Ron Oates   Piano
Boots Randolph   Saxophone
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Jerry Stembridge   Guitar
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Marijohn Wilkin   Background Vocals
Cecil Brower   Violin
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Background Vocals
Bill Sanford   Conductor
Allen   Guitar
Francesca Bard   Background Vocals
Chantones   Vocals
Priscilla Ann Hubbard   Background Vocals
Charlie McCoy   Organ,Harmonica
John W. Ragsdale   Tambourine
Dave Rohillier   Guitar
Booker Rowe   Cello
Dominic Scafone   Drums
Jeffrey M. Tweel   Piano
Lillian Vannhunt   Violin
William Guilford Wright   Background Vocals
David Briggs   Piano

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Jack Scott   Composer,Producer
Art Harris   Composer
Henry Levine   Contributor
Fred Carter   Producer
Leon Payne   Composer
Manny Kellem   Producer
Joe Carlton   Producer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Biographical Information
Mel Foree   Composer
Hy Heath   Composer
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Sonny Lester   Producer
J.D. Miller   Composer
Gary S. "Flip" Paxton   Producer
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Charles Theriot   Composer
Nick Venet   Producer
Artie Wayne   Composer
Mark Wilder   Disc Dub
Hank Williams   Composer
Curley Williams   Composer
Brad Benedict   Illustrations
Lee Gillette   Producer
Bill Sanford   Producer
Tommy Alsup   Producer
Merle Kilgore   Composer
Bob Nolan   Composer
Terry   Composer
Dave Booth   Biographical Information
Hoffman Nienburg   Artwork
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Producer
Traditional   Composer
P. Hampton   Composer
Maurice Murray   Composer
Fred Jay   Composer

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