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Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life

by Sleepy LaBeef
All of Sleepy LaBeef's most important records -- from his early singles for Starday to his latter-day sides for Sun -- are included on the mammoth, six-disc box set Larger Than Life. LaBeef recorded for a number of different labels during his career, and during that time, he explored a variety of roots music, from rockabilly and country to blues and soul.


All of Sleepy LaBeef's most important records -- from his early singles for Starday to his latter-day sides for Sun -- are included on the mammoth, six-disc box set Larger Than Life. LaBeef recorded for a number of different labels during his career, and during that time, he explored a variety of roots music, from rockabilly and country to blues and soul. Spanning three full decades, Larger Than Life contains 158 tracks, including all of his recordings for Starday, Dixie, Columbia, and Sun. The box begins in the '50s and ends in the '70s, hitting all of LaBeef's best moments in the interim. A set of this size is designed for hardcore fans, and they are the ones who will treasure it -- for less-dedicated listeners, the music may become rather monotonous, since the sheer length of the box is overwhelming. However, Larger Than Life is a treasure for devoted followers, since it collects many rare items -- LaBeef's records have never been very easy to track down -- adding an excellent booklet and many demos and outtakes in the measure. For those fans, it's a necessary addition to their collection.

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Disc 1

  1. Baby Let's Play House
  2. Don't Make Me Go
  3. All Alone
  4. I'm Through
  5. Lonely
  6. All the Time
  7. All the Time
  8. Lonely
  9. I Ain't Gonna Take It
  10. Little Bit More
  11. Ballad of a Teenage Queen
  12. You're So Easy to Love
  13. I Wish I Was the Moon
  14. The Ways of a Woman in Love
  15. Home of the Blues
  16. You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven
  17. Guess Things Happen That Way
  18. Can't Get You off of My Mind
  19. I Found Out
  20. Turn Me Loose
  21. Ridin' Fence
  22. Ride on Josephine
  23. Walkin' Slowly
  24. Tore Up
  25. Lonely
  26. Ride on Josephine
  27. Lonely
  28. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
  29. I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone
  30. Drink up and Go Home
  31. Teardrop on a Rose
  32. A Long Time to Forget

Disc 2

  1. Goodnight Irene
  2. Leave Me Alone with the Blues
  3. Oh So Many Years
  4. Somebody's Been Beatin' My Time
  5. Bring Around Rosie
  6. Completly Destroyed
  7. Another Mile to Go
  8. This New Love
  9. You Can't Catch Me
  10. Everybody's Got to Have Somebody (To Love)
  11. Shame, Shame, Shame
  12. Ain't Got No Home
  13. I Feel a Lot More Like I Do Now
  14. I'm Too Broke (To Pay Attention)
  15. Drinking Again
  16. A Man in My Position
  17. Go Ahead On
  18. Schneider
  19. Sure Beats the Heck Outta' Settlin' Down
  20. Too Young to Die
  21. Two Hundred Pounds of Hurt
  22. If I Go Right, I'm Wrong
  23. Every Day
  24. Man Alone
  25. Too Much Monkey Business
  26. Sixteen Tons
  27. Got You on My Mind
  28. Birds of All Nations
  29. The Back of His Hand
  30. Asphalt Cowboy
  31. Blackland Farmer

Disc 3

  1. She's Bringin' Me Down
  2. Buying a Book
  3. Me and Bobby McGee
  4. Boom, Boom, Boom
  5. It Ain't Sanitary
  6. Honey Hush
  7. A Hundred Pounds of Lovin'
  8. Ballad of Thunder Road
  9. I'm Ragged But I'm Right
  10. Tender Years
  11. The Other Side of You
  12. Stormy Monday
  13. Cool Water
  14. Mule Train
  15. The Streets of Laredo
  16. (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
  17. Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
  18. Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  19. Strawberry Roan
  20. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)
  21. Wagon Wheels
  22. Home on the Range
  23. There Ain't Much After Taxes
  24. Good Rockin' Boogie
  25. Roll over Beethoven
  26. Party Doll
  27. I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday

Disc 4

  1. You Can Have Her
  2. Mathilda
  3. Faded Love
  4. From a Jack to a King
  5. Send Me Some Lovin'
  6. You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover
  7. Young Fashioned Ways
  8. Sitting on Top of the World
  9. Matchbox
  10. Corrina, Corrina
  11. Let's Turn Back the Years
  12. What Am I Living For?
  13. Reconsider Baby
  14. Raining in My Heart
  15. Put Your Arms Around Me
  16. Elvira
  17. Polk Salad Annie
  18. I'm the Man
  19. Queen of the Silver Dollar
  20. Long Tall Texan
  21. Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer)
  22. Baby Let's Play House
  23. Tall Oak Tree
  24. Take Me Back to Tulsa
  25. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  26. I'll Keep on Loving You

Disc 5

  1. I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone
  2. Just a Closer Walk with Thee
  3. Satisfied
  4. Ezekiel's Boneyard
  5. I Saw the Light
  6. I'll Never Let the Devil Win
  7. This Train
  8. I'll Be Somewhere Listening
  9. I Feel Like Traveling On
  10. The Old Country Church
  11. Standing in the Shadows
  12. Walk and Talk with My Lord
  13. Rock & Roll Ruby
  14. Big Boss Man
  15. I'm Ready If You're Willing
  16. I'm Coming Home
  17. I'm a One Woman Man
  18. Shotgun Boogie
  19. Boogie Woogie Country Girl
  20. Mystery Train
  21. There Is Something on Your Mind
  22. Jack and Jill Boogie
  23. Blues Stay Away from Me
  24. Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor
  25. Tore Up
  26. Flying Saucers Rock & Roll
  27. Red Hot

Disc 6

  1. Honky Tonk Man
  2. My Sweet Love Ain't Around
  3. If You Don't Love Me, Someone Else Will
  4. Milk Cow Blues
  5. Ride, Ride, Ride
  6. Are You Teasing Me
  7. LaBoeuf's Cajun Boogie (Home Country Blues)
  8. Go Ahead on Baby
  9. Sick and Tired
  10. Mind Your Own Business
  11. Lonesome for a Letter
  12. Detour
  13. Shame, Shame, Shame
  14. Cigarettes and Coffee Blues
  15. Cut Across Shorty
  16. I'm Feelin' Sorry

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sleepy LaBeef   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Rufus Thibodeaux   Fiddle
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Lloyd Green   Steel Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar,Leader
Gordon Terry   Fiddle
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Kenny Buttrey   Drums
Clete Chapman   Drums
Terry Duncan   Piano
Gene Dunlap   Piano
Bobby Dyson   Bass
Ray Edenton   Guitar,Leader
D.J. Fontana   Drums
Joe Gillingham   Piano
Buddy Harman   Drums
Karl Himmel   Drums
Bucky Meadows   Organ,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Roger Morris   Piano
Cliff Parker   Guitar
John Probst   Piano
Bill Quinn   Organ
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Jack Ross   Bass
Larry Sasser   Steel Guitar
Lonnie Seabolt   Bass
Jerry Shook   Guitar
Howard Tibble   Drums,Vocal Harmony
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Hal Harris   Guitar
Bob Moore   Bass
Kenny Krumbholtz   Electric Bass
Terry Nicholson   Bass,Vocal Harmony
James L. Wilkerson   Guitar
Dave Travis   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Steve S. Singleton   Guitar
Charles Gardner   Vocal Harmony
George Edward "Leo" Jackson   Electric Guitar
Virgil E. Hammer   Drums
Hal Higgins   Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Charles Garner   Vocal Harmony
Earl Aycock   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Clete Chapman Berg   Drums
Charlie Busby   Guitar
Wendall Clayton   Bass
Mike Schellachi   Drums

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Charlie Rich   Composer
Sleepy LaBeef   Producer,Illustrations
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Bill Justis   Composer
Walter Vinson   Composer
Lonnie Chatmon   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Bill Finegan   Producer
Henry Glover   Composer
Roy Hayes   Composer
Don Law   Producer
John A. Lomax   Composer
Bill Quinn   Producer
Wayne Raney   Composer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
Ray Topping   Illustrations
Alton Delmore   Composer
Rabon Delmore   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Producer
Richard Flohil   Liner Notes
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
Tom Ramsey   Composer
Dave Travis   Producer,Illustrations
Charles E. Durham   Composer
Fran Jones   Producer

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