Juke Box Pearls: Meet the Pearls

Juke Box Pearls: Meet the Pearls

     
 
Bear Family's 2012 compilation Meet the Pearls kicks off with "Two Hoops and a Holler," where Jean Shepard rightly complains "if a woman does one little thing, she's not worth two hoops and a holler," that "if she's drink or smokes or tells a joke, she's the lowest thing in town," thereby giving a theme not just to this 25-track

Overview

Bear Family's 2012 compilation Meet the Pearls kicks off with "Two Hoops and a Holler," where Jean Shepard rightly complains "if a woman does one little thing, she's not worth two hoops and a holler," that "if she's drink or smokes or tells a joke, she's the lowest thing in town," thereby giving a theme not just to this 25-track disc but to the label's Juke Box Pearls series, of which this is a sampler. Here, Bear Family round up the wild, wild women of the '50s and early '60s, the country singers and rockabilly queens who acted tough and strong long before the revolution Loretta Lynn ushered in in the late '60s. Loretta is heard here with her early single "Heartaches Meet Mr. Blues," but nothing here sounds like "Fist City" or "The Pill," it's all country boogie, ballads in the style of Patsy Cline, a bit of rockabilly and straight-up honky tonk, delivered either as barroom weepers or shuffles. The intent is to re-create a roadhouse jukebox from the '50s, one filled with familiar sounds but new tunes, and Bear Family succeeds: Meet the Pearls overspills with rocking little tunes, songs that prove that a woman can drink, smoke, tell a joke, and sing just as well as any man can.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2012
Label:
Bear Family Germany
UPC:
4000127171177
catalogNumber:
2717117
Rank:
330191

Tracks

  1. Two Hoops and a Holler
  2. Come On In
  3. I'm Ready If You're Willing
  4. You Bet I Kissed Him
  5. Oo-Ba La Baby
  6. Your Wild Life's Gonna Get You Down
  7. Daddy-O
  8. Cry Guitar
  9. You're Gone
  10. That's What Makes the Juke Box Play
  11. Hello Baby
  12. (He Said Yeah) Baby You're the One
  13. The DJ With a Broken Heart
  14. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  15. Kiss Me Baby
  16. Heartaches Meet Mr. Blues
  17. A Tear Fell
  18. I'm Goin' Huntin' Tonight
  19. According To Law
  20. Take Me Back Again
  21. Better Than Walkin' Home
  22. Learning To Love
  23. I Won't Be Rockin' Tonight
  24. One Step Nearer To You
  25. When Jimmy Comes Home

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chet Atkins   Electric Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Loretta Lynn   Vocals
Joe Maphis   Guitar
Skeets McDonald   Bass
Janis Martin   Vocals
Bonnie Lou   Vocals
Speedy West   Steel Guitar
Charline Arthur   Guitar,Vocals
Anita Carter   Vocals
Bill Woods   Piano
Jean Shepard   Vocals
Chester B. Atkins   Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Leader
Owen Bradley   Piano
Skeeter Davis   Vocals
Ray Edenton   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Don Ferris   Piano
Jimmie Haskell   Leader
Howard Roberts   Guitar
Ferlin Husky   Guitar,Leader
Rose Maddox   Vocals
Ralph Mooney   Steel Guitar
Gene A. Mullins   Trombone
Ernest Ernie Newton   Bass
Roy Nichols   Guitar
Jim Pierce   Piano
Lewis Talley   Guitar
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Cecil Brower   Violin
Jerry Byrd   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Farris Coursey   Drums
William Whitney Pursell   Organ
Henry Newton "Tommy" Vaden   Fiddle
Harold Hensley   Fiddle
George McCoy   Electric Guitar
Betty Jack Davis   Vocals
Carol Jarvis   Vocals
Roy Lanham   Guitar
Myrna Lorrie   Vocals
Margie Singleton   Vocals
Thomas Lee Jackson   Fiddle
Loren Otis Shook   Rhythm Guitar
Marvin H. Hughes   Piano
"Papa" John Gordy   Piano
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams   Drums
Roberta Sherwood   Vocals
Jack Arthur   Bass
Clarence L. Gordon   Trombone
Ruby Wells   Vocals
Casey Clark   Fiddle
Walter L. "Hank Sugarfoot" Garland   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Leader
Ritchie Frost   Drums
Rebecca Bowman   Bass
Robert P. Myers   Guitar
Laura Lee Perkins   Piano,Vocals
Howard Ralph Carpenter   Violin
Donald S. Davis   Steel Guitar,Leader
Rita Robbins   Vocals
Carol Johnson   Vocals
John Maddox   Guitar,Leader
Joyce Moore   Vocals
Sandie Selsie   Vocals
Mimi Roman   Vocals
Thomas Grady Martin   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Leader
Homer Louis Randolph   Saxophone
Otis William Maphis   Fiddle,Guitar
Charles Lee "Fuzzy" Owen   Guitar
Jud DeNaut   Bass
Bob L. Moore   Bass
Lillian Vann Hunt   Violin
Chuck Hatfield   Steel Guitar
Donald H. "Don" Helms   Steel Guitar
Charles R. "Charlie" McCoy   Harmonica
Harold Ray Bradley   Guitar
Otto Bash   Drums
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman   Drums
Allen J. "Al" Williams   Bass
William Jackason "Jack" Evins   Steel Guitar
Edward "Eddie" Hill   Guitar
Raymond Crutsinger   Snare Drums
Opal Jean Holmes-Chapel   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Martha Lynn   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer
Chet Atkins   Producer
Loretta Lynn   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Charline Arthur   Producer
Shorty Long   Composer
Chester B. Atkins   Producer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Dorian Burton   Composer
Jerry Capehart   Composer
Pappy Daily   Producer
Skeeter Davis   Composer
Frank Jones   Producer
Don Law   Producer
Murray Nash   Producer
Ken Nelson   Producer
John Rotella   Composer
John Harper   Composer
Stephen H. Sholes   Producer
Mae Boren Axton   Composer
Betty Jack Davis   Composer
Bob Gallion   Composer
Charlie Gore   Composer
Jimmy Work   Composer
Louis Innis   Composer
Martin Hawkins   Liner Notes
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer
Stefan Kohne   Reissue Producer
Bobby Sykes   Composer
Joe Franklin   Composer
Dee Marais   Composer
Eugene Randolph   Composer
Jimmy Rule   Composer
Earl Shuman   Composer
Blasingame   Composer
Leon Carr   Composer
Vernon Claud   Composer
Jack Arthur   Producer
Jerry Organ   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Susan Heather   Composer
Don Grashey   Composer
Thomas Grady Martin   Tic Tac
Buford Abner   Composer
Jack Starns   Producer
Art Lock   Composer
David Petrunka   Composer
Jeff Kluger   Producer
Jack Nordin   Composer
Tommy Burden   Composer
Maurice Hall   Composer
Martha Lynn   Composer

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