From the Vaults: Decca Country Classics

From the Vaults: Decca Country Classics

     
 
Another fine production of The Country Music Foundation, From the Vaults: Decca Country Classics compiles classic and rare country recordings originally released on the Decca label between 1934-1972. Not all of the songs really qualify as country music -- Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry" is a pop hit composed by a rock & roll artist that

Overview

Another fine production of The Country Music Foundation, From the Vaults: Decca Country Classics compiles classic and rare country recordings originally released on the Decca label between 1934-1972. Not all of the songs really qualify as country music -- Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry" is a pop hit composed by a rock & roll artist that never appeared on the country charts, and Buddy Holly's "Blue Days, Black Nights" is straight-up rockabilly. The richness and breadth of the music contained herein is remarkable, encompassing cowboy songs, Western swing, brother duos, instrumental music, recitations, country-pop, honky tonk, bluegrass, Cajun, and Texas shuffles. The wide chronology helps illustrate the transition from the raw, rural styles of the '30s to the polished, pop-oriented crossover sounds of the '60s, but -- because of country music's adherence to tradition -- the recordings have much in common despite their diversity and origins across five decades. Collectors of chart hits will be delighted with hard to find selections like Lewis Pruitt's "Crazy Bullfrog," Wilma Burgess' "Misty Blue," and Rex Allen's "Crying in the Chapel," and enthusiasts of early country music will appreciate the beautiful remasters of rare tracks from the '30s and '40s. The booklet provides artist biographies and an overview of Decca's contribution to country music, as well as many photos. Decca was a major force in commercial country music during this period, so From the Vaults serves not only as an effective label sampler but as a historical retrospective of country music itself.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/1994
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811106928
catalogNumber:
11069

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Texas Plains
  2. Cattle Call
  3. Just Because
  4. Listen To The Mockingbird
  5. The Eyes of Texas
  6. My Dixie Darling
  7. La Bonne Valse
  8. The Last Letter
  9. Bile 'Em Cabbage Down
  10. Short Life Of Trouble
  11. Singin' in the Saddle
  12. I'll Get Mine Bye and Bye No. 2
  13. Sparkling Blue Eyes
  14. Truck Driver's Blues
  15. You Are My Sunshine
  16. Cool Water
  17. Walking The Floor Over You
  18. Milk Cow Blues
  19. They Took The Stars Out Of Heaven
  20. Gospel Cannonball

Disc 2

  1. Ruby
  2. Sugar Foot Rag
  3. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
  4. Uncle Pen
  5. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
  6. I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes
  7. Crying In The Chapel
  8. Pork Chop Stomp
  9. I Gotta Go Get My Baby
  10. Why Baby WHy
  11. If Jesus Came to Your House
  12. Blue Days, Black Nights
  13. Fraulein
  14. When
  15. On This Mountain Top
  16. I Ain't Never
  17. Another (Just Like Me)
  18. I'm Sorry
  19. Crazy Bullfrog
  20. A Little Bitty Tear

Disc 3

  1. Trouble's Back In Town
  2. Tennessee
  3. Still
  4. Sweet Dreams
  5. The Bridge Washed Out
  6. Hello Vietnam
  7. Put It Off Until Tomorrow
  8. Evil On Your Mind
  9. Misty Blue
  10. There Goes My Everything
  11. I Never Had the One I Wanted
  12. Louisiana Saturday Night
  13. Rocky Top
  14. Coal Miner's Daughter
  15. Hello Darlin'
  16. (You've Been Quite a Doll) Raggedy Ann
  17. After the Fire Is Gone
  18. If you Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry
  19. The Lord Knows I'm Drinking
  20. This Much A Man

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Osborne Brothers   Track Performer
Bill Anderson   Track Performer
Carter Family   Track Performer
Jimmie Davis   Track Performer
Delmore Brothers   Track Performer
Little Jimmy Dickens   Track Performer
Red Foley   Track Performer
Hank Garland   Track Performer
Jack Greene   Track Performer
Loretta Lynn   Track Performer
Marty Robbins   Vocals,Track Performer
Cal Smith   Track Performer
Sons of the Pioneers   Track Performer
Red Sovine   Track Performer
Floyd Tillman   Track Performer
Conway Twitty   Track Performer
Kitty Wells   Track Performer
Wilburn Brothers   Track Performer
Johnnie Lee Wills   Track Performer
Burl Ives   Track Performer
Buddy Jones   Track Performer
Rex Allen   Track Performer
Roger Miller   Track Performer
Roy Drusky   Track Performer
Kalin Twins   Track Performer
Warner Mack   Track Performer
Bobby Helms   Track Performer
Jan Howard   Track Performer
Bill Carlisle   Track Performer
Bill Phillips   Track Performer
Ernest Tubb   Track Performer
Curly Fox   Track Performer
Riley Puckett   Track Performer
Johnnie Wright   Track Performer
Patsy Cline   Track Performer
Brenda Lee   Track Performer
Jimmy C. Newman   Track Performer
Webb Pierce   Track Performer
Tex Owens   Track Performer
Wilma Burgess   Track Performer
Rex Griffin   Track Performer
Shelton Brothers   Track Performer
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys   Track Performer
Tex Ritter & His Texans   Track Performer
Lewis Pruitt   Track Performer
Donny Young   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ronnie Self   Composer
Glenn Rieuf   Remixing
Alan Stoker   Engineer,Remixing
Ronnie Pugh   Liner Notes
Virginia Team   Art Direction
Dub Albritton   Composer
Bill Sprouse   Composer
Davis   Composer
Country Music Foundation   Producer

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