Pick Me Up on Your Way Down

Pick Me Up on Your Way Down

by Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker is remembered for his 1958 hit "Pick Me Up on Your Way Down," but he charted over two dozen hits in his long career that included stints with Imperial, Decca, Columbia, Epic, RCA, and Capitol. Pick Me Up on Your Way Down is a five-disc box set that collects Walker's complete recordings from his earliest, tentative efforts for Imperial through the…  See more details below


Charlie Walker is remembered for his 1958 hit "Pick Me Up on Your Way Down," but he charted over two dozen hits in his long career that included stints with Imperial, Decca, Columbia, Epic, RCA, and Capitol. Pick Me Up on Your Way Down is a five-disc box set that collects Walker's complete recordings from his earliest, tentative efforts for Imperial through the end of his tenure with Epic in the late '60s. Walker was a honky-tonker in the Texas dancehall tradition second only to Ray Price in his use of the shuffle beat, but he varied his approach enough so that a set of this length doesn't become tedious. His early recordings were sometimes sung uncertainly, but Walker improved with age to the point where the last recordings on this box set are some of the best. Walker's late-'60s efforts were surprisingly adventurous (including an incredible hard-rocking cover of the Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women") and much better than his declining fortunes on the charts would suggest.

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Disc 1

  1. I'm Looking for Another You
  2. Stolen Kisses
  3. Flaming Jewels
  4. Two Red Lips
  5. By Rights You Belong to Me
  6. Out of My Arms
  7. Flock of Memories
  8. What You Sayin' Your Lovin' For
  9. I've Never Been Out of Texas (But I've Seen Everything)
  10. Stay Away from My Heart
  11. You Don't Need No Other Daddy But Me
  12. Tell Her Lies and Feed Her Candy
  13. When You Know What You Have Lost (And You Know You Still Care)
  14. It Takes That to Satisfy Me
  15. The Chocolate Song
  16. Hurry Back Home
  17. Only You, Only You
  18. You Can't There from Here
  19. Remembering
  20. Stepping Stones
  21. Stand Still
  22. Cheaters Never Win
  23. I'm Not Mixed Up Anymore
  24. Gentle Love
  25. No Sorrow Tonight
  26. Dancing Mexican Boy
  27. I'll Never Let It Show
  28. Take My Hand (I'll Understand)
  29. Two Empty Arms
  30. Pick Me Up on Your Way Down
  31. Do You Care for Me
  32. Who's Giving Who Heartaches Now

Disc 2

  1. I'll Catch You When You Fall
  2. I Don't Mind Saying
  3. Broken Hearts Will Haunt Your Soul
  4. Bow Down Your Head and Cry
  5. When My Conscience Hurts the Most
  6. Who Will Buy the Wine
  7. I Go Anywhere (To Forget You)
  8. Take Back Your Old Love Letters
  9. A Way to Free Myself
  10. Right Back at Your Door
  11. Facing the Wall
  12. I Walked Out of Heaven (When I Walked Out of You)
  13. Good Deal, Lucille
  14. Louisiana Belle
  15. Life Goes On (I Wonder Why)
  16. I Only Meant to Borrow (Not to Steal)
  17. Running Back to You
  18. One in Every Crowd
  19. What's Wrong With Me
  20. There's Where Katie Waits
  21. Truck Driving Man
  22. Close All the Honky Tonks
  23. The Bad Things I Do
  24. I Am Nothing
  25. Last Call for Alcohol
  26. Wild Side of Life
  27. Honky Tonk Blues
  28. Fraulein
  29. Pick Me Up on Your Way Down

Disc 3

  1. Honky Tonk Song
  2. The Band Keeps Playin' On
  3. Every Good Reason
  4. Shoes of a Fool
  5. Walking the Floor Over You
  6. Foggy River
  7. Born to Lose
  8. You're Still on My Mind
  9. My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
  10. I'll Go Down Swinging
  11. Drivin' Nails in My Coffin
  12. Gonna Buy Me a Jukebox
  13. I Can Take Anything
  14. I'd Rather Switch Than Fight
  15. Fast Way of Livin'
  16. Hello, Bill
  17. Bubbles in My Beer
  18. Crazy Arms
  19. Little Old Heartache Maker Me
  20. Wild as a Wildcat
  21. Out of a Honky Tonk
  22. Try Me One More Time
  23. The Man in the Little White Suit
  24. Memory Killer
  25. He's a Jolly Good Fellow
  26. A Dozen More Like You
  27. Back in My Baby's Arms Again
  28. I'm Gonna Live (As Long as I Can)
  29. Little Ol' Wine Drinker Me
  30. Think of Me
  31. Daddy's Coming Home (Next Week)
  32. I'm Ashamed of You
  33. I'm Gonna Hang Up My Gloves
  34. You Lied to Me
  35. The Town That Never Sleeps

Disc 4

  1. The Way to Say Goodbye
  2. Mr. Cool
  3. Don't Squeeze My Sharmon
  4. Moffett, Oklahoma
  5. The Tail's Been Waggin' the Dog Too Long
  6. Tonight, We're Calling It a Day
  7. Pistol Packin' Mama
  8. Fast Women, Slow Horses and Wine
  9. Here's to the Girls
  10. I Wouldn't Take Her to a Dogfight
  11. Sweetheart of the Year
  12. The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)
  13. A Bad Girl
  14. When My Conscience Hurts the Most
  15. Truck Drivin' Cat With Nine Wives
  16. A Honky Tonk in Dallas
  17. San Diego
  18. There Is a Fountain
  19. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  20. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  21. Softly and Tenderly
  22. This World Is Not My Home
  23. Precious Memories
  24. I'll Fly Away
  25. Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet
  26. Great Speckled Bird
  27. On the Wings of a Dove
  28. He Is My Everything
  29. Honky Tonk Season
  30. Till Something Better Comes Along
  31. Too Many Nights in Too Many Arms

Disc 5

  1. You're from Texas
  2. Don't Put Down the Honky Tonks
  3. Rosie Bokay
  4. Honky Tonk Women
  5. I Owe the World to You
  6. Let's Go Fishin' Boys (The Girls Are Bitin')
  7. You're All Dressed Up (With Somewhere to Go)
  8. Ode to Stella
  9. God Save the Queen (Of the Honky Tonks)
  10. Becky Who
  11. My Baby Used to Be That Way
  12. Before I Found the Wire
  13. Good Old Mountain Dew
  14. She's Much More of a Woman
  15. Wild Women
  16. Got My Mind of the Border of Mexico
  17. Pick Me Up on Your Way Down
  18. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  19. Almost Persuaded
  20. Moffett, Oklahoma
  21. My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
  22. Don't Squeeze My Sharmon
  23. Honky Tonk Season
  24. San Antonio Rose
  25. El Ranchero Grande
  26. The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)
  27. You're from Texas

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Walker   Primary Artist
Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Johnny Gimble   Mandolin
Jordanaires   Vocals
Mac Gayden   Guitar
Jimmy Day   Steel Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar
Anita Kerr Singers   Vocals
Harold Bradley   Guitar
Owen Bradley   Piano
Larry Butler   Piano
Lightnin' Chance   Bass
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Buddy Harman   Drums
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Billy Sanford   Guitar
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Joe Zinkan   Bass,Leader
Herman Wade   Guitar
Farris Coursey   Drums
Dale Potter   Fiddle
Jack Pruett   Guitar
Sam Pruett   Guitar
Jack Shook   Guitar
Thomas Lee Jackson   Fiddle
Jerry Glenn Kennedy   Guitar,Leader
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
Jack Jackson & His Band   Fiddle
Frank Juricek   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Roy Acuff   Contributor
Bill Anderson   Composer
Bill Boyd   Contributor
Johnny Cash   Contributor
Merle Haggard   Composer
Johnny Horton   Contributor
Doug Jernigan   Contributor
Claude King   Contributor
George Morgan   Contributor
Buck Owens   Contributor
Ray Price   Composer,Contributor
Carl Smith   Contributor
Mel Tillis   Composer
Kitty Wells   Contributor
Slim Whitman   Contributor
Mick Jagger   Composer
Frankie Miller   Contributor
Johnny Russell   Composer
Frankie Brown   Composer
Roger Miller   Contributor
Larry Collins   Contributor
Bobby Helms   Contributor
Carmol Taylor   Composer
Jimmy Day   Composer
Curtis Leach   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Bill Phillips   Contributor
Ernest Tubb   Composer,Contributor
Charlie Walker   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Wilma Lee Cooper   Contributor
Tommy Cash   Composer
Carl Belew   Composer
Dexter   Composer
Johnny Carver   Composer
Art Satherley   Contributor
Jim Ed Brown   Contributor
Arlie Carter   Composer
Roy Carter   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Bill Cox   Contributor
Pappy Daily   Producer
Dale Davis   Composer
Tommy Duncan   Composer
Terry Fell   Composer
Bob Ferguson   Composer
Dallas Frazier   Composer
Pat Grogan   Contributor
Harlan Howard   Composer
Ferlin Husky   Contributor
Don Law   Producer
Billy Linneman   Contributor
Lani McIntire   Composer
J.D. Miller   Composer
Norman Miller   Contributor
Ralph Mooney   Composer
A.L. Owens   Composer
Webb Pierce   Composer,Contributor
Bill Rice   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Don Rollins   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Lee Ross   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Composer,Producer
Harry Silverstein   Contributor
Guy Smith   Composer
Glenn Sutton   Composer
Charles Theriot   Composer
Jim Vienneau   Producer
Wayne Walker   Composer
William Warren   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Joe Hayes   Composer,Contributor
Ted Daffan   Composer
B.J. Cook Foster   Composer
Pee Wee Stewart   Contributor
C. Walker   Composer
Woody Woodward   Contributor
Billy Mize   Composer
Fuzzy Owen   Composer
Lawton Williams   Composer
Autry Inman   Composer,Contributor
Bob Jennings   Contributor
Jelly Sanders   Composer
Chris Skinker   Liner Notes,Biographical Notes
Bonnie Brown   Contributor
Albert E. Brumley   Composer
Lorrie Collins   Contributor
Jerry Foster   Composer
Ray Griff   Composer
Rex Griffin   Composer
Jerry Irby   Composer
Wayne Kemp   Composer
Merle Kilgore   Composer
Hubert Long   Contributor
Jim Nesbitt   Composer
Terry   Composer
Mack Vickery   Composer
Wiley Walker   Composer
Teddy Wilburn   Composer
Slim Willet   Composer
Hal Willis   Composer
Jack Newman   Composer
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork
Chuck Seals   Composer
Del Lyon   Composer
Vic McAlpin   Composer
Luke McDaniel   Composer
Carrie Rodgers   Contributor
Joseph Scriven   Composer
Joe Simpson   Composer
Vern Stovall   Composer
Billy Arr   Composer
Roy Baham   Composer
Charles C. Converse   Composer
Gene Crysler   Composer
Bobby George   Composer
Pat Twitty   Composer
Lester Vanadore   Composer
Lou Wayne   Composer,Contributor
D. Christopher "Q-Pid" Jennings   Composer
B.J. Anderson   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Larry Kingston   Composer
Jerry Byrd & the String Dusters   Contributor
Eddie Hazelwood   Composer
Hank Mills   Composer
Bobby Bond   Composer
Lew Chudd   Producer
Maxine Brown   Contributor
Bill Callahan   Contributor
Bob Tanner   Composer
Clyde Pitts   Composer
Buck Peddy   Composer
Van Givens   Composer
Paul Cohen   Producer
Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers   Contributor
Jim Coleman   Composer

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