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Send Me the Pillow You Dream On [Box Set]
     

Send Me the Pillow You Dream On [Box Set]

by Hank Locklin
 
This triple-CD set is fascinating as well as priceless -- 66 sides cut by Hank Locklin between 1948 and 1954 for Gold Star, Four Star, and Decca. The majority of the tracks here will be new to most listeners, never having been reissued in any form (or in redubbed form) from their original 78 rpm appearances. They present Locklin doing a rougher, harder honky-tonk

Overview

This triple-CD set is fascinating as well as priceless -- 66 sides cut by Hank Locklin between 1948 and 1954 for Gold Star, Four Star, and Decca. The majority of the tracks here will be new to most listeners, never having been reissued in any form (or in redubbed form) from their original 78 rpm appearances. They present Locklin doing a rougher, harder honky-tonk brand of music, derived from Texas dance-band roots, but different from the Nashville countrypolitan sound with which he achieved lasting fame -- compared to his later, softer material, this stuff rocks. The early Gold Star and Royalty sides come from decent masters, with a certain amount of noise (the bass tends to boom) that is unavoidable, but otherwise they're pretty impressive. Of his early Four Star releases, the most unexpected treats are "Knocking at Your Door," Locklin's theme song in his Texas period, and the heavily Hank Williams-influenced "Born to Ramble." The latter is a revelation, showing Locklin to be a talented yodeler, among other surprises. "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On" is also here in its original version, a lot less slick than the 1957 hit version off of RCA. Even at this point, Locklin's music was weighted toward ballads, although he interjected bright dance numbers. Disc Two is still honky-tonk-based but slicker, with better players all around. Disc Three opens with Locklin's move to Nashville in 1952, under the aegis of Owen Bradley -- the sound on those first sessions is smooth, almost elegant compared with the Texas-based stuff, and shows Locklin hitting his stride as a singer and bandleader, predating the full bloom of his Nashville period. The music on this disc flows seamlessly into the RCA period covered by the next Bear Family box, and Locklin's better-known RCA sides.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/1997
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
4000127159533
catalogNumber:
15953
Rank:
314772

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Rio Grande Waltz
  2. You've Been Talking in Your Sleep
  3. Please Come Back and Stay
  4. I've Got a Feeling Somebody's Falling
  5. I Worship You
  6. You've Been Talking in Your Sleep
  7. The Same Sweet Girl
  8. The Last Look at Mother
  9. One More Mistake
  10. Knocking at Your Door
  11. Born to Ramble
  12. I'm Lonely Darling
  13. Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
  14. Are You Treating Your Neighbor as Yourself
  15. Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
  16. Crazy over You
  17. Our Love Will Show the Way
  18. Tho I've Lost
  19. Midnight Tears
  20. It's So Hard to Say I Love You
  21. The Place and the Time
  22. You Burned a Hole in My Heart

Disc 2

  1. Pinball Millionaire
  2. Paper Face
  3. Come Share the Sunshine with Me
  4. No One Is Sweeter Than You
  5. A Year of Time
  6. To Whom It May Concern
  7. The Song of the Whispering Leaves
  8. Won't You Change Your Mind
  9. The Holy Train
  10. Is There Room for Me
  11. Who Is Knocking at My Heart
  12. The Harvest Is Ripe (The Laborers Are Few)
  13. I Could Love You Darling
  14. Rio Grande Waltz
  15. Your House of Love Won't Stand
  16. Who Do You Think You're Fooling
  17. Send Me the Pillow You Dream On, No. 2
  18. I Always Lose
  19. Stumpy Joe
  20. I'm Going to Copyright Your Kisses
  21. Down Texas Way
  22. Tomorrow's Just Another Day to Cry
  23. Tell Me You Love Me
  24. Could You

Disc 3

  1. Picking Sweethearts
  2. I Like to Play with Your Kisses
  3. Golden Wristwatch
  4. (Sittin') Alone at a Table for Two
  5. I Can't Run Away
  6. Shadows
  7. The Red Rose
  8. Lessons in Love
  9. Let Me Be the One
  10. I'm Tired of Bummin' Around
  11. I'll Be Blue Till Then
  12. In the House of the Lord
  13. Mysteries of Life
  14. Queen of Hearts
  15. Empty Bottles, Empty Heart
  16. Who Will Be It
  17. Whispering Scandal
  18. Baby You Can Count Me In
  19. Let Me Confess
  20. I'll Always Be Standing By

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Locklin   Primary Artist,Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Chet Atkins   Guitar
Clint Holmes   Rhythm Guitar
Owen Bradley   Piano
Homer "Bill" Callahan   Bass
Doug Myers   Fiddle
Jerry Rivers   Fiddle
Ralph Stewart   Steel Guitar
Howard Watts   Bass,String Bass
John C. Williams   Fiddle
J.D. Standlee   Steel Guitar
Sam Pruett   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Paul Blunt   Steel Guitar
E.A. "Highpockets" Busse   Accordion
William A. "Bill" Gautney   Guitar
Gerald F. "Jerry" Irby   Rhythm Guitar
Anthony F. "Tony" Sepolio   Fiddle
Jimmy Snow   Rhythm Guitar
Nolan "Buddy" Young   Rhythm Guitar
Hyman Hampton "Hamp" Stephens   Guitar
Collie Sturrock   Bass,String Bass
Don Poole   Bass
J.T. "Tiny" Smith   Bass,String Bass
Ernest "Deacon" Evans   Steel Guitar
Eddie Martin   Steel Guitar
Felton Pruett   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Hank Locklin   Composer,Author,Illustrations
Jimmy Beck   Engineer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Clyde Brewer   Illustrations
Billy Freeman   Illustrations
Bill Holford   Engineer
Doug Myers   Illustrations
Bill Quinn   Engineer
Alan Stoker   Metal Transfers
Turner   Liner Notes
Mark Wilder   Metal Transfers
Bruce Bastin   Illustrations
Otto Kitsinger   Liner Notes
Lawton Williams   Composer
Slim Willet   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork,Illustrations
Dave Sax   Liner Notes,Tape Comparison
Birgit Schneider   Artwork,Illustrations
Tom Sims   Illustrations
Phillip J. Tricker   Liner Notes,Illustrations
Kevin Coffey   Liner Notes,Biographical Editor,Biographical Information
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Ollie Watts   Illustrations
Nolan "Buddy" Young   Illustrations
Hyman Hampton "Hamp" Stephens   Illustrations
Jim Leisy   Composer
Andrew Brown   Liner Notes,Illustrations
Frank Juricek   Illustrations
Ian Saddler   Illustrations
Jim Beck   Engineer

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