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Guys of the Big
     

The Guys of the Big "D" Jamboree

 
The Guys of the Big D Jamboree is another praiseworthy installment in Dragon Street's reissue series centered around the Big "D" Jamboree, Dallas' equivalent of the Grand Ole Opry and Louisiana Hayride. The compilation presents 30 rare studio recordings, radio transcriptions, live recordings, and demos from roughly 20 acts, many of whom were regional performers

Overview

The Guys of the Big D Jamboree is another praiseworthy installment in Dragon Street's reissue series centered around the Big "D" Jamboree, Dallas' equivalent of the Grand Ole Opry and Louisiana Hayride. The compilation presents 30 rare studio recordings, radio transcriptions, live recordings, and demos from roughly 20 acts, many of whom were regional performers and regulars on the Jamboree, including Riley Crabtree, Sid King, Gene O'Quin, and Orville Couch. As the title says, this package is devoted to male performers, since an earlier disc, The Gals of the Big D Jamboree, dealt with the ladies. One highlight is the inclusion of two rare early recordings by Lefty Frizzell, featuring songs that were allegedly co-written by Hank Williams. Most of the material is straight country, although a few tracks lean strongly toward rockabilly. The sound quality and presentation are excellent, and nearly all of the recordings are making their commercial debut. Collectors of '50s country music have become increasingly reliant upon European labels for reissues that focus on this period, so it's an uncommon event for an American label to release such a historical package.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2002
Label:
Dragon Street
UPC:
0009047010225
catalogNumber:
70102

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lefty Frizzell   Guitar,Vocals
Dean Martin   Bass
Leroy Jenkins   Guitar,Vocals
Billy Strange   Electric Guitar
Speedy West   Steel Guitar
Sid King   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Johnny "Country" Mathis   Vocals
Jimmy Belkin   Fiddle
Billy Briggs   Tenor Saxophone
Lester Chambers   Vocals
James Eller   Banjo,Guitar
Bob Keller   Bass
Joe Price   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Dusty Rhodes   Bass
Leon Rhodes   Guitar
Ronnie Dawson   Guitar
Harold Carmack   Piano
Marvin Montgomery   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Bobby Williamson   Bass
Boots & His Buddies   Track Performer
Paul Blunt   Piano,Steel Guitar
Buddy Brady   Fiddle
Artie Glenn   Bass
Slim Harbert   Bass
Harold Hensley   Fiddle
Jimmy Kelly   Pedal Steel Guitar
Billy Liebert   Piano
George McCoy   Pedal Steel Guitar
Orville Couch   Guitar,Vocals
Tony Douglas   Guitar,Vocals
Roy Lanham   Guitar
Mitchell Torok   Vocals
Eddie McDuff   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Merle Shelton   Guitar
Billy King   Guitar
Melissa Robinson   Pedal Steel Guitar
Gene O'Quin   Guitar,Vocals
Ken Massey   Bass
Ted Hodges   Fiddle
Bernie Harkness   Piano
Jimmy Bryant Singers   Electric Guitar
Clay Allen   Vocals
Doug Dalton   Mandolin
Jimmy Collie   Vocals
Buster White   Guitar
Riley Crabtree   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Billy Jack Hale   Guitar,Vocals
Hugh Blair   Steel Guitar
Burton Harris   Electric Guitar
Jim Boyd   Guitar
Madge Suttee   Piano

Technical Credits

George Jones   Composer
Bill Neely   Composer
David Dennard   Photo Restoration
Kevin Coffey   Liner Notes
Darrell Edwards   Composer

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