One Rose: The Capitol Years

The One Rose: The Capitol Years

by Rose Maddox

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All 111 tracks -- and not a weak one among them -- that Rose Maddox cut for Capitol Records between 1959-1965, including seven numbers (one live) with Buck Owens, spread among four CDs and topped off with a 16-page booklet. As usual, the quality is excellent, in addition to the material being exceptionally attractive. Maddox's singing (sometimes joined by her brother,…  See more details below


All 111 tracks -- and not a weak one among them -- that Rose Maddox cut for Capitol Records between 1959-1965, including seven numbers (one live) with Buck Owens, spread among four CDs and topped off with a 16-page booklet. As usual, the quality is excellent, in addition to the material being exceptionally attractive. Maddox's singing (sometimes joined by her brother, John, or Buck Owens) is powerful throughout, whether she's introducing new numbers like "Custer's Last Stand" or "Lies and Alibis," or covering familiar territory like Hank Williams' "Whoa Sailor" or "Honky Tonkin'," or Woody Guthrie's "Philadelphia Lawyer." Her honky tonk numbers are in a class by themselves, among the boldest material in this vein ever cut by a woman, and hearing it, it's easy to understand why her influence crosses generational lines in country music -- she was well ahead of her time. But it's also filled with surprises: her wonderfully robust and raspy rendition of "Honky Tonkin'," which could melt a lumberjack's chain saw, but also features a jewel of a mandolin break that would be a blessing on any bluegrass record; a frantic, rockabilly-flavored version of Williams' "Move It On Over" that ought to be part of any serious rock & roll collection; an enticing (and rocking) version of Tommy Collins' "Down Down Down" (never on any album); a stunningly moving version of "Please Help Me I'm Falling," which was later buried by Hank Locklin's version, recorded after but issued just a few weeks ahead of Maddox's; a dozen gospel numbers (most notably "That Glory Bound Train") that are among the most sincere, exuberant, upbeat, and rousing songs of their kind ever assembled in one place; and a killer live rendition of Buck Owens' "Down to the River" cut at an Owens concert in Bakersfield in September 1963. The complete contents of her albums -- including The One Rose, Glorybound Train, and Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass -- are here, along with the dozens of tracks that the label never found room on its roster to release. The booklet is also fascinating, explaining how Maddox came to record so much and release so little during her years with Capitol (more than a third of the contents here have never been heard before), and how she came to be dropped from the label along with other country legends like Hank Thompson.

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Disc 1

  1. What Makes Me Hang Around
  2. Bill Cline
  3. Gambler's Love
  4. Lies and Alibis
  5. Custer's Last Stand
  6. I Lost Today
  7. Live and Let Live
  8. My Little Baby
  9. Philadelphia Lawyer
  10. Tramp on the Street
  11. Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet
  12. I'm Happy Every Day I Live
  13. Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down
  14. Whoa, Sailor
  15. On the Banks of the Old Ponchartrain
  16. Honky Tonkin'
  17. At the First Fall of Snow
  18. Why Don't You Haul off and Love Me
  19. Chocolate Ice Cream Cone
  20. Move It on Over
  21. Shining Silver Gleaming Gold
  22. Down, Down, Down
  23. Please Help Me, I'm Falling
  24. Johnny's Last Kiss
  25. Philadelphia Lawyer
  26. Wait a Little Longer, Please Jesus
  27. An Empty Mansion
  28. Great Speckled Bird
  29. This World Is Not My Home

Disc 2

  1. That Glory Bound Train
  2. Drifting Too Far from the Shore
  3. When I Take My Vacation in Heaven
  4. How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
  5. I'll Reap My Harvest in Heaven
  6. Smoke, Fire and Brimstone
  7. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  8. Kneel at the Cross
  9. There's a Better Times a Comin'
  10. I Want to Live Again
  11. Kissing My Pillow
  12. Dime a Dozen
  13. Loose Talk
  14. Mental Cruelty
  15. Conscience I'm Guilty
  16. Read My Letter Once Again
  17. Tall Men
  18. Early in the Morning
  19. There Ain't No Love
  20. What Am I Living For?
  21. Stop the World (And Let Me Off)
  22. Jim Dandy
  23. North to Alaska
  24. Lonely Street
  25. Gotta Travel On
  26. Just One More Time
  27. Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
  28. There Ain't No Love
  29. Your Kind of Lovin' Won't Do

Disc 3

  1. Take Me Back Again
  2. Fool Me Again
  3. Long Journey Home
  4. From a Beggar to a Queen
  5. Let's Pretend We're Strangers
  6. If You See My Baby
  7. Let Those Brown Eyes Smile at Me
  8. When the Sun Goes Down
  9. Alone with You
  10. My Life Has Been a Pleasure
  11. Curly Joe
  12. Here We Go Again
  13. Long Black Limousine
  14. White Lightnin'
  15. Uncle Pen
  16. Footprints in the Snow
  17. Blue Moon of Kentucky
  18. My Rose of Old Kentucky
  19. Molly and Tenbrooks
  20. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  21. Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song)
  22. Each Season Changes You
  23. The Old Crossroads Is Waitin'
  24. I'll Meet You in Church Sunday Morning
  25. Down, Down, Down
  26. Ole Slew Foot
  27. Lonely Teardrops
  28. Sing a Little Song of Heartache
  29. Tie a Ribbon in the Apple Tree
  30. George Carter

Disc 4

  1. Let Me Kiss You for Old Times
  2. I Don't Hear You
  3. Down to the River
  4. SomeBody Told Somebody
  5. Sweethearts in Heaven
  6. We're the Talk of the Town
  7. Back Street Affair
  8. No Fool Like an Old Fool
  9. I Won't Come in While He's There
  10. Silver Threads and Golden Needles
  11. Bluebird Let Me Tag Along
  12. That's a Mighty Long Way to Fall
  13. Stand up Fool
  14. Silver Threads and Golden Needles
  15. The Great Pretender
  16. Tia Lisa Lynn
  17. Lonely One
  18. The Big Ball's in Cowtown
  19. Wabash Cannonball
  20. I'll Always Be Loving You
  21. Mad at the World
  22. Big, Big Day Tomorrow
  23. Cottonwood Road
  24. Down to the River

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rose Maddox   Primary Artist,Vocals
Buck Owens   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Bill Monroe   Composer
Roy Acuff   Composer
Bobby Bare   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Johnny Horton   Composer
Skeets McDonald   Composer
Hank Thompson   Composer
Faron Young   Composer
Paul Clayton   Composer
Woody Guthrie   Composer
Chuck Wayne   Composer
Art Harris   Composer
Lincoln Chase   Composer
Roy Drusky   Composer
Del Reeves   Composer
Phil Baugh   Composer
Tommy Collins   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Charlie Monroe   Composer
Carl Belew   Composer
Hal Blair   Composer
Roy Carter   Composer
Billy Cox   Composer
Ken Darby   Composer
D. Davis   Composer
L. Davis   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Ann Lucas   Composer
Cal Maddox   Composer
Henry Maddox   Composer
Rose Maddox   Composer,Illustrations
Eddie Miller   Composer
Bob Morris   Composer
Jim Pierce   Composer
Wayne Raney   Composer
Dick Reynolds   Composer
Dusty Rhodes   Composer
J.P. Richardson   Composer
Lee Ross   Composer
Guy Smith   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Brad Benedict   Illustrations
Gene Sullivan   Composer
R.E. Winsett   Composer
Fuzzy Owen   Composer
Lawton Williams   Composer
Tillman Franks   Composer
Lonnie Glosson   Composer
Wiley Walker   Composer
Jim Schumacher   Tape Research
Charlie Seemann   Author,Illustrations,Biographical Information
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Eddie Manney   Composer
Jack Rhodes   Composer
Lorene Ross   Composer
Chester Smith   Composer
Kenny Sowder   Composer
Ruth Talley   Composer
Herbert Buffum   Composer
Grady Cole   Composer
Hazel Cole   Composer
Bobby George   Composer
Lester Vanadore   Composer
Ramona Vincent   Composer
Don Wayne   Composer
Rollie Weber   Composer
Billy Hodges   Composer
Young   Composer
Howard Hausey   Composer
Albert Goree   Composer
George Riddle   Composer

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