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Juke Joint Boogie
     

Juke Joint Boogie

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by Freddie Hart
 
Many fans of Freddie Hart's sexy '70s love songs may not realize that his recording career began way back in 1953 when he was an aspiring honky-tonker and songwriter. Juke Joint Boogie is a 33-track anthology that looks at the early years of Hart's career when he recorded with producers Ken Nelson and Don Law

Overview

Many fans of Freddie Hart's sexy '70s love songs may not realize that his recording career began way back in 1953 when he was an aspiring honky-tonker and songwriter. Juke Joint Boogie is a 33-track anthology that looks at the early years of Hart's career when he recorded with producers Ken Nelson and Don Law at Capitol and Columbia Records, cutting straight country as well as hybridized songs intended to catch some of the pop market. Juke Joint Boogie offers an extended but incomplete survey of Hart's recordings from 1953-61, omitting dozens of tracks in spite of its generous program. The selections that are included seem to favor previously unreleased recordings and rock & roll-influenced cuts, although some of Hart's rock-oriented recordings from the era were omitted. One of his Top 40 Columbia hits ("What a Laugh!") was also left off. What remains are boogies (the title track), Ray Price-style shuffles ("The Key's in the Mailbox"), pop-oriented experiments ("Dance and Sing"), and straight-up rockabilly. Hart made a lonely pair of rockabilly recordings -- "Snatch It and Grab It" and "Dig Boy Dig" -- that he disavows despite their excellence. The prison songs "Chain Gang" and "The Wall" were Hart's first hits, and his recording of "Loose Talk," which he wrote, was covered by Carl Smith to become a number one country hit. Ken Nelson and Don Law let Hart try out a range of styles, which means that there is plenty of variety on this long set of music. Hart's early recordings have been out of print for decades, so Juke Joint Boogie is an overdue look at the formative years of one of the biggest country stars of the '70s.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/2004
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
4000127167279
catalogNumber:
16727

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Freddie Hart   Primary Artist,Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Skeets McDonald   Bass
Merle Travis   Guitar
Jimmy Day   Steel Guitar
Billy Gray   Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar,Leader
Cliffie Stone   Bass
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Bobby Bruce   Fiddle,Leader
Lightnin' Chance   Bass
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Buddy Harman   Drums
Douglas Kirkham   Drums
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Organ,Piano
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Gil Baca   Piano
Harold Hensley   Fiddle
Wayne Burdick   Steel Guitar
James Rogers   Guitar
Wesley Tuttle   Guitar
Thomas Lee Jackson   Fiddle
Marvin H. Hughes   Piano
Ivy J. "Jimmy" Bryant   Guitar
Joyce "Red" Murrell   Bass
Johnny Sibert   Steel Guitar
Wayma "Pee Wee" Whitewing   Steel Guitar
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams   Drums
Milton Curtis "Muddy" Berry   Drums
Edwin Carver   Piano
Walter L. "Hank Sugarfoot" Garland   Guitar
Neil Kenneth Levang   Guitar
John Bert Dodson   Bass
Charles Eugene ONeal   Steel Guitar
Kenneth R Baker   Guitar
William A. Wardle   Piano

Technical Credits

Freddie Hart   Composer,Illustrations
Tommy Collins   Composer
Tommy Hancock   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Don Law   Producer
Ann Lucas   Composer
Dick Reynolds   Composer
Deke Dickerson   Liner Notes,Biographical Information
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Thelma Blackmon   Composer
Vern Stovall   Composer
Bobby George   Composer
Chuck Mills   Composer
Russ Wapensky   Discographical Annotation
Erich Hülsenbeck   Photo Restoration,Photo Scanning
Ira Taubenauer   Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning

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Juke Joint Boogie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
avatarTM More than 1 year ago
This is a very great chance to see the early Freddi Hart. I first met him in Oceanside California at Rose Madox's bar/night club. He was singing "Valentino" He and I sat until about 2 A.M. eating sandwiches and drinking coffee. (I was a young corporal in the Marines.) He is an extremely nice person and one hell of a singer. I'll always treasure his records and my memory of our brief friendship. God bless Freddie Hart. Terry (Ted) Mooney