Real McCall

Real McCall

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by Darrell McCall
Darrell McCall was a hardcore traditional country singer, keeping the flame of pure, gritty honky tonk alive during the country-pop crazes of the '60s and '70s. Though he never had many hits -- only his debut single, "A Stranger Was Here," broke the Top 20 -- he gained a dedicated cult following among fans of traditional country, which translated into a string of


Darrell McCall was a hardcore traditional country singer, keeping the flame of pure, gritty honky tonk alive during the country-pop crazes of the '60s and '70s. Though he never had many hits -- only his debut single, "A Stranger Was Here," broke the Top 20 -- he gained a dedicated cult following among fans of traditional country, which translated into a string of moderate hits that ran from the early '60s until 1980. The five-disc box set The Real McCall collects all of the recordings he made during that time, including every song he cut for Starday, Wayside, Atlantic, American Heritage, Columbia, and RCA, among others. In addition to the released recordings, The Real McCall also features a handful of demos (including some he made for Jimmy Reed), radio transcriptions, and radio commercials -- everything a dedicated fan could ever want from McCall. Of course, such an exhaustive approach means that listening to the box is a daunting task for anyone but the most devoted fan, yet it will satisfy all of his hardcore followers with its excellent sound and lavish, detailed packaging.

Product Details

Release Date:
Bear Family

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Disc 1

  1. This Old Heart
  2. Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache)
  3. Lonely River Rhine
  4. Heart to Heart Talk
  5. Polka on the Banjo
  6. Fallen Angel
  7. Five Brothers
  8. North to Alaska
  9. My Kind of Lovin'
  10. My Girl
  11. Beyond Imagination
  12. What'll I Do (Call the Zoo)
  13. Loneliness
  14. I Gotta Have You
  15. Dear One
  16. Up to My Ears in Tears
  17. I've Been Known
  18. For Your Sweet Love
  19. A Stranger Was Here
  20. I'm a Little Bit Lonely
  21. I Can Take His Baby Away
  22. Bad Mouthin'
  23. This I Gotta See
  24. More Than Likely
  25. Hud
  26. No Place to Hide

Disc 2

  1. Keeping My Feet on the Ground
  2. Got My Baby on My Mind
  3. Step by Step
  4. Hello World
  5. The Marionette
  6. I Love You Baby
  7. I'd Love to Live with You Again
  8. I'd Die to See You Smile
  9. Wrong Kind of Man
  10. Blame Me
  11. Hurry Up
  12. Wall of Pictures
  13. Tiny Ribbons
  14. Big Oak Tree
  15. Bury the Bottle with Me
  16. A Stranger Was Here
  17. Wedding Band
  18. Hide and Go Cheat
  19. New Rich Friend
  20. The First Year
  21. Likes of Polly
  22. Yours and His
  23. Don't Tell My Wife
  24. The Right to Do Wrong
  25. Sally Bryson
  26. The Arms of My Weakness
  27. Heart of Dixie
  28. The Loser
  29. The Fiddlin' of Jacque Pierre Bordeaux
  30. I'll Break out Again Tonight

Disc 3

  1. It's the Water
  2. Rainbow at Midnight
  3. Eleven Roses
  4. Goodbye of the Year
  5. I Still Want You
  6. Warm Red Wine (You're My Sunshine)
  7. The Man You're Most Likely to Forget
  8. This Time I Won't Cheat on Her Again
  9. Loser Never Had a Better Friend
  10. Here We Go Again
  11. There's Still a Lot of Love in San Antone
  12. A Texas Honky Tonk
  13. Yours and His
  14. I Am Love
  15. Where Is All That Love You Talked About
  16. If You Don't Know Your Roses
  17. The Genuine Healer of Time
  18. It's the Water
  19. Never Some Night
  20. Eleven Roses
  21. Champagne Ladies and Blue Ribbon Babies
  22. Letting Her Be Free
  23. Face to the Wall
  24. Cold Beer Signs and Country Songs
  25. If You Don't Believe I Love You
  26. She'll Keep Bringin' All Her Love to Me

Disc 4

  1. Helpless
  2. Pins and Needles (In My Heart)
  3. Every Girl I See
  4. Waltz of the Angels
  5. I Just Destroyed the World
  6. Tennessee
  7. I Come Home to Face the Music
  8. Are You Teasing Me
  9. Sad Songs and Waltzes
  10. The Days When You Were Still in Love With Me
  11. Dreams of a Dreamer
  12. It's My Lazy Day
  13. It's Been So Long Darlin'
  14. Lily Dale
  15. Please Don't Leave Me
  16. Half Beered Up and Drinkin'
  17. The Weeds Outlived the Roses
  18. An Old Memory's Arms
  19. Down the Roads of Daddy's Dreams
  20. Love Didn't Drive My Good Woman Wild
  21. Willie-B.
  22. It Took Us All Night Long to Say Goodbye
  23. Long Line of Empties
  24. I Wonder Which One of Us Is to Blame
  25. Married Woman
  26. Afternoon Rendezvous
  27. Just Ridin' Through

Disc 5

  1. Sourwood Mountain
  2. Don't Wait Till Tomorrow
  3. Strange Little Melody
  4. Picture on the Wall
  5. Cindy
  6. Rosewwod Casket
  7. I'll Cry Again Tomorrow
  8. If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time
  9. Oh, Lonesome Me
  10. Heartbreak Avenue
  11. Peace in the Valley
  12. Release Me
  13. Answer to "Anymore"
  14. Ages and Ages Ago
  15. Under Your Spell Again
  16. Sweet Dreams
  17. Accidentally on Purpose
  18. Dear One
  19. I Can Take His Baby Away
  20. Another Day, Another Dollar
  21. A Stranger Was Here
  22. There's Still a Lot of Love in San Antone
  23. Helpless
  24. It's the Water
  25. Eleven Roses
  26. Lone Star Beer Commercial
  27. Coors Beer Commercial, 1
  28. Coors Beer Commercial, 2
  29. Coors Beer Commercial, 3
  30. Coors Beer Commercial, 4
  31. Coors Beer Commercial, 5
  32. Bad Mouthin'
  33. This I Gotta See
  34. Mixing Memories

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Darrell McCall   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar,Leader
Hank Garland   Guitar
Johnny Gimble   Fiddle
Benny Martin   Fiddle
Willie Nelson   Vocals,Track Performer
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Steven Curtis Chapman   Acoustic Guitar
Jordanaires   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Tommy Allsup   Guitar
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Roy Drusky   Vocals,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Steve Gibson   Guitar
Lloyd Green   Dobro,Rhythm Guitar,Steel Guitar,Leader
Jerry Smith   Piano
Ritchie Albright   Drums
Anita Kerr Singers   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Joe Babcock   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Lea Jane Berinati   Choir, Chorus
Pete Bordonali   Guitar
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Floyd Chance   Bass
Lightnin' Chance   Bass
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Ray Edenton   Rhythm Guitar
Dolores Edgin   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Philip Forest   Choir, Chorus
Ralph Gallant   Drums
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
John Gross   Guitar
Buddy Harman   Drums
Kelso Herston   Guitar
Karl Himmel   Drums
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Jim Isbell   Drums
Thomas "Bunky" Keels   Piano
Larry Keith   Choir, Chorus
Dave Kirby   Guitar
Ken Laxton   Jew's Harp
Carol Montgomery   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Laverna Moore   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Wayne Moss   Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Choir, Chorus
Ron Oates   Piano
Bobby Ogdin   Electric Piano
June Page   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ernest Redd   Fiddle
Earnest Reed   Fiddle
Leon Rhodes   Guitar
Temple Riser   Choir, Chorus
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Don Roth   Acoustic Guitar
Harold Rugg   Steel Guitar
Billy Sanford   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Leader
Dale Sellers   Guitar
Jerry Shook   Guitar
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Glenn Sutton   Guitar
Bobby Thompson   Banjo,Guitar
C. Robert Thompson   Banjo,Guitar
Jeanine Walker   Choir, Chorus
Tommy Williams   Fiddle
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Joe Hayes   Fiddle,Viola
Roy Huskey   Bass
James Skipper   Piano
Herman Wade   Acoustic Guitar
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Bob Moore   Bass
Hank Hunsinger   Fiddle
Kelton Herston   Guitar
James Capps   Electric Guitar
Thomas Lee Jackson   Fiddle
Charles McCoy   Harmonica
Walter Garland   Guitar
Jerry Glenn Kennedy   Guitar,Leader
Marvin H. Hughes   Organ,Piano
Gerald Bruce Dees   Mandolin,Choir, Chorus
Donna Jean Digby   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jerry Hunley   Drums
Harold Weakley   Drums,Vocals,Track Performer
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
Mona McCall   Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Track Performer
Odell Martin   Guitar
Diane McCall   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ralph Davis   Rhythm Guitar
Larry Patton   Bass
Robert C. Thompson   Guitar
Joe Osborn   Bass
Merry Melody Singers   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Tommy Williams   Fiddle
David Briggs   Piano,Leader
Jimmy Elrod   Banjo
Dicky Overbey   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Buddy Emmons   Producer
Lefty Frizzell   Composer
George Jones   Composer
Ronnie Milsap   Producer
Billy Williams   Contributor
Rob Galbraith   Producer
Jimmy Beck   Composer
Bob Jones   Disc Dub
Jerry Kennedy   Producer
Ken Laxton   Producer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
Alan Stoker   Disc Dub
Glenn Sutton   Producer
Richard Ihnaton Wiez   Reissue Producer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey   Composer
Tommy Hill   Producer
Marvin Hughes   Producer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes,Biographical Notes
Otto Kitsinger   Liner Notes
Darrell McCall   Producer,Illustrations
Jim McGuire   Illustrations
Marc Kirkeby   Tape Research
Jerry Glenn Kennedy   Producer
Marvin H. Hughes   Producer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork,Illustrations
Lars Lundgren   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Illustrations,Tape Comparison,Tape Research
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
Sam Bardin   Tape Research
Joe Bielinski   Illustrations
Harold Weakley   Engineer
Gerd Weilder   Illustrations
Bo Berglind   Illustrations
Mona McCall   Illustrations,Tape Research
Darrell Edwards   Composer
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Kyle Cantrell   Disc Dub
Eddie Miller   Composer

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Real McCall 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
darrell mccall always has been one of the most underrated country singers around! but this box set let's everyone see what a true country singer he was. from his early rock covers to my favorite down the roads of daddys dreams. this is great music. i don't know why he's not a member of the grand ole opry?