Truck Stop Sweethearts & C.B. Savages: The Plantation Records Story 1968-1981

Truck Stop Sweethearts & C.B. Savages: The Plantation Records Story 1968-1981

     
 

Shelby Singleton, the former head of Mercury Records and Smash Records, and firmly established as a record industry maverick, started Plantation Records in 1968, with the idea of making it a dedicated country label, but given Singleton's idiosyncratic nature, it ended up featuring plenty of pure novelty releases, too. Plantation had four million-selling singles during… See more details below

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Shelby Singleton, the former head of Mercury Records and Smash Records, and firmly established as a record industry maverick, started Plantation Records in 1968, with the idea of making it a dedicated country label, but given Singleton's idiosyncratic nature, it ended up featuring plenty of pure novelty releases, too. Plantation had four million-selling singles during its run between 1968 and 1981, Jeannie C. Riley's feisty and sassy "Harper Valley P.T.A.," Harlow Wilcox's guitar instrumental "Groovy Grubworm," Terry Nelson and C Company's controversial "Battle Hymn of Lt. Calley," and Rod Hart's odd gay truckers' anthem "C.B. Savage," all of which are included in this fascinating two-disc, 50-track set, along with dozens of other rare gems that combine to tell the Plantation Records story. It amounts to a sort of goofy alternative universe to the one that was operating in Nashville during this time, a sort of lost history, if you will, and a fun and endearing testament to the delightfully skewed vision of Shelby Singleton.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2013
Label:
Snapper Uk
UPC:
0803415765720
catalogNumber:
657
Rank:
128699

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Big Fanny  - Neil Ray
  2. Harper Valley P.T.A.  - Jeannie C. Riley
  3. (I Wanta Be) A Truck Driver's Sweetheart  - Marcie Dickerson
  4. (Just) Blow In His Ear  - David Wilkins
  5. There Never Was a Time  - Jeannie C. Riley
  6. The Big Man  - Dee Mullins
  7. Color Him Father  - Linda Martell
  8. Groovy Grubworm  -  Harlow Wilcox & the Oakies
  9. Guilt Box  - Dee Mullins
  10. Before the Next Teardrop Falls  - Linda Martell
  11. It Takes All Kinds of People  - Ray Pillow
  12. The Ballad of Archie Who?  - Clark Bentley
  13. Country Girl  - Jeannie C. Riley
  14. Bad Case of the Blues  - Linda Martell
  15. Put a Little Loving On Me  - David Wilkins
  16. The Service  - Robbie Harden
  17. Cripple Cricket  -  Harlow Wilcox & the Oakies
  18. Sold To the Highest Bidder  - "Colonel" Tex Herring
  19. Remember Bethlehem  - Dee Mullins
  20. Oh, Singer  - Jeannie C. Riley
  21. Battle Hymn of Lt. Calley  - Terry Nelson
  22. Blackland Farmer  - Sleepy LaBeef
  23. Hello, I'm Johnny Credit  - Johnny Credit
  24. Roses and Thorns  - Jeannie C. Riley
  25. Reconsider Me  - John Wesley Ryles

Disc 2

  1. I Honky Tonked All the Way Back Home  - Rex Allen
  2. Dallas  -  Flatlanders
  3. Sweetheart  - Sandy Cooper
  4. I've Never Been This Far Before  - Rita Remington
  5. Hippie From Mississippi  - Rusty Adams
  6. Thinkin' On You  - Lois Ann Struck
  7. The God Lord Giveth (and Uncle Sam Taketh Away)  - Webb Pierce
  8. Border City Call Girl  - Ben Davidson-Hewitt
  9. These Arms You Push Away  - Hank Locklin
  10. I've Got Leaving On My Mind  - Webb Pierce
  11. One Night Gone  - James O'Gwynn
  12. C.B. Savage  - Rod Hart
  13. Orange Blossom Special  -  Gordon Terry & the Tennessee Guitars
  14. Alligator Man  - Jimmy C. Newman
  15. Blueberry Hill  -  Rufus Thibodeaux Cajun Brass
  16. "T" For Texas  - Charlie Walker
  17. Come On In  - Bobby Hood
  18. Memphis Sun  - Murray Kellum
  19. Widow Jones  - Barbara Eden
  20. Sugar Bee  - Jimmy C. Newman
  21. The Last Farewell  - Roy Drusky
  22. Don't Bite the Hand That's Feeding You  - Leroy Van Dyke
  23. No Aces  - Patti Page
  24. On the Inside  - Patti Page
  25. Don't We Belong In Love?  -  Smokey Valley Symphony

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Roger Dopson   Liner Notes,Annotation
Jean Luc Young   Reissue Executive Producer
J. Thackray   Composer
R. Webster   Composer
Neil Ray   Composer
L. Stock   Composer
J. Newman   Composer
C. Carroll   Composer
A. Lewis   Composer
S. Fisher   Composer
N. Martin   Composer
W. Cunningham   Composer
M. Kellum   Composer
W. Walker   Composer
D. Wilkins   Composer
L. Wilson   Composer
J. Reynolds   Composer
J. Foster   Composer
J. Rodgers   Composer
B. Peters   Composer
T. Shapiro   Composer
M. Garvin   Composer
B. House   Composer

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