The Wondering Boy (1951-1958)

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All Music Guide - Mark A. Humphrey
For the devout, Germany's Bear Family offers a 4-CD boxed set of Pierce's primal honky tonk, a total of 113 songs by one of the seminal post-war country artists, including duets with Kitty Wells, Red Sovine, and the Wilburn Brothers. This is the best sound quality and presentation available of this influential music.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark A. Humphrey
For the devout, Germany's Bear Family offers a 4-CD boxed set of Pierce's primal honky tonk, a total of 113 songs by one of the seminal post-war country artists, including duets with Kitty Wells, Red Sovine, and the Wilburn Brothers. This is the best sound quality and presentation available of this influential music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127155221
  • Catalog Number: 15522
  • Sales rank: 89,797

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Drifting Texas Sand (2:45)
  2. 2 If Crying Would Make You Care (2:44)
  3. 3 California Blues (3:04)
  4. 4 You Scared the Love Right out of Me (2:32)
  5. 5 New Silver Bells (2:38)
  6. 6 Wondering (3:01)
  7. 7 You Know I'm Still in Love With You (2:26)
  8. 8 I'm Gonna See My Baby Tonight (2:32)
  9. 9 That Heart Belongs to Me (2:55)
  10. 10 I Just Can't Be True (2:22)
  11. 11 So Used to Loving You (2:31)
  12. 12 I Haven't Got the Heart (2:27)
  13. 13 Slowly (2:24)
  14. 14 The Last Waltz (2:43)
  15. 15 Bow Thy Head (2:42)
  16. 16 Country Church (3:16)
  17. 17 I Haven't Got the Heart (2:07)
  18. 18 I'll Always Take Care of You (2:23)
  19. 19 Back Street Affair (2:46)
  20. 20 I'm Only Wishin' (2:22)
  21. 21 I'll Go on Alone (2:43)
  22. 22 That's Me Without You (2:20)
  23. 23 Broken Engagement (2:58)
  24. 24 We'll Find a Way (2:37)
  25. 25 It's Been So Long (2:20)
  26. 26 Don't Throw Your Life Away (2:37)
  27. 27 Too Late to Worry Now (2:06)
  28. 28 There Stands the Glass (2:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 There's a Better Home (2:36)
  2. 2 Mother Call My Name in Prayer (2:29)
  3. 3 I'm Walking the Dog (2:26)
  4. 4 You Just Can't Be True (2:10)
  5. 5 Slowly (2:20)
  6. 6 Broken Engagement (2:55)
  7. 7 Slowly (2:32)
  8. 8 Even Tho' (2:47)
  9. 9 Sparkling Brown Eyes (2:54)
  10. 10 Bugle Call from Heaven (2:34)
  11. 11 Thank You, Dear Lord (2:11)
  12. 12 Kneel at the Cross (2:35)
  13. 13 Leaning on the Everlasting Arms (2:38)
  14. 14 You're Not Mine Anymore (2:37)
  15. 15 I'm Gonna Fall out of Love with You (2:08)
  16. 16 Your Good for Nothing Heart (2:24)
  17. 17 Just Imagination (2:56)
  18. 18 I Love You Dear (2:26)
  19. 19 More and More (2:22)
  20. 20 I Found Someone That's True (I'm Really Glad You Hurt Me) (2:16)
  21. 21 The Waltz You Saved for Me (2:36)
  22. 22 One Day Later (2:32)
  23. 23 In the Jailhouse Now (2:05)
  24. 24 Sneakin' All Around (2:16)
  25. 25 I Don't Care (2:28)
  26. 26 Just How Long (2:41)
  27. 27 Yes, I Know Why (I Want to Cry) (2:43)
  28. 28 Little Rosa (3:09)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Call Me Your Sweetheart (3:09)
  2. 2 If You Were Me (And I Were You) (2:54)
  3. 3 Love, Love, Love (2:52)
  4. 4 Why Baby Why (2:33)
  5. 5 Yes, I Know Why (I Want to Cry) (2:29)
  6. 6 I Found a True Love (2:12)
  7. 7 'Cause I Love You (2:04)
  8. 8 Little Rosa (3:04)
  9. 9 Let Forgiveness In (2:24)
  10. 10 Any Old Time (2:07)
  11. 11 You Make Love to Everyone (2:20)
  12. 12 We'll Find a Way (2:14)
  13. 13 Teenage Boogie (2:22)
  14. 14 I'm Really Glad You Hurt Me (I Found Someone That's True) (2:38)
  15. 15 Teenage Boogie (2:18)
  16. 16 Oh, So Many Years (2:43)
  17. 17 One Week Later (2:26)
  18. 18 When I'm with You (2:34)
  19. 19 Can You Find It in Your Heart (2:10)
  20. 20 Cryin' over You (2:24)
  21. 21 I'm Tired (1:58)
  22. 22 It's My Way (2:39)
  23. 23 Someday (2:14)
  24. 24 Honky Tonk Song (2:05)
  25. 25 I Care No More (2:15)
  26. 26 Don't Be the One (2:11)
  27. 27 Bye Bye Love (2:12)
  28. 28 Missing You (2:22)
  29. 29 Let Forgiveness In (2:23)
  30. 30 Who Wouldn't Love You? (2:23)
Disc 4
  1. 1 New Panhandle Rag (1:59)
  2. 2 I Know It Was You (2:36)
  3. 3 Don't Do It Darlin' (3:01)
  4. 4 Holiday for Love (2:18)
  5. 5 How Long (2:36)
  6. 6 The New Raunchy (2:00)
  7. 7 I'll Get by Somehow (2:51)
  8. 8 English Sweetheart (2:06)
  9. 9 Down Panama Way (2:12)
  10. 10 Foreign Love (2:28)
  11. 11 You'll Come Back (2:06)
  12. 12 A New Love Affair (2:44)
  13. 13 Falling Back to You (2:33)
  14. 14 Sittin' Alone (2:07)
  15. 15 I'm Letting You Go (2:17)
  16. 16 Tupelo County Jail (2:04)
  17. 17 Waiting a Lifetime (2:02)
  18. 18 True Love Never Dies (2:25)
  19. 19 I Think of You (2:27)
  20. 20 I Won't Be Crying Anymore (2:03)
  21. 21 I Owe It to My Heart (2:33)
  22. 22 The Violet and the Rose (2:41)
  23. 23 After the Boy Gets the Girl (2:20)
  24. 24 You Make Me Live Again (1:48)
  25. 25 Crazy Arms (2:42)
  26. 26 Pick Me up on Your Way Down (2:39)
  27. 27 Life to Go (2:38)
  28. 28 My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You (2:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Webb Pierce Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Chet Atkins Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Floyd Cramer Piano
Jimmie Davis Steel Guitar
Hank Garland Guitar, Electric Guitar
Red Sovine Vocals
Mel Tillis Guitar
Kitty Wells Vocals
The Jordanaires Choir, Chorus, Track Performer
Jimmy Day Steel Guitar
Don Helms Steel Guitar
Grady Martin Guitar, Electric Guitar
Bill Phillips Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Shot Jackson Steel Guitar
Johnnie Wright Guitar
Harold Bradley Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Owen Bradley Organ, Piano, Leader
Billy Byrd Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Lightnin' Chance Bass
Ray Edenton Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Bob Foster Steel Guitar
Buddy Harman Drums, Wood Block
Hoyt Hawkins Choir, Chorus
John Hill Fiddle, Rhythm Guitar
Hugh Jarrett Choir, Chorus
Millard Kelso Piano
Millie Kirkham Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Grover Lavender Fiddle
Neal Matthews Choir, Chorus
Ernest Ernie Newton Bass, Slap Bass
Bob Wills Fiddle
Luke Wills Bass
John Bailes Vocals
Farris Coursey Drums
Bob Moore Bass, Steel Guitar
Hugh Gordon Stoker Choir, Chorus
Henry Newton "Tommy" Vaden Fiddle
Billy Bowman Steel Guitar
Thomas Jackson Fiddle
Morris Palmer Drums
James "Jimmie" Selph Guitar
Jimmy Benjamin Drums
Bud Isaacs Pedal Steel Guitar
Lew Walker Electric Guitar
Lloyd Wheeler Fiddle
Doyle Wilburn Bass, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slap Bass, Vocal Harmony
Teddy Wilburn Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Slap Bass, Vocal Harmony
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Fiddle
Neal Matthews Jr. Choir, Chorus
Elbert R. "Dutch" McMillan Saxophone
Ray Crisp Fiddle
Sonny Burnette Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Allen Dale Potter Fiddle
Donald D. Davis Steel Guitar
Jack Kay Fiddle
Don Davis Steel Guitar
Wondering Boys Track Performer
Buddy Attaway Electric Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Tex Ray Guitar
Billy Robinson Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Hank Garland Contributor
George Jones Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Carl Smith Contributor
Red Sovine Composer
Mel Tillis Composer
Faron Young Contributor
Bill Justis Composer
Ben Keith Contributor
Johnny "Country" Mathis Composer
Owen Bradley Producer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Colin Escott Illustrations
A. Greisham Composer
Webb Pierce Composer
Wayne Walker Composer
John Bailes Composer
Tommy Hill Composer
Sid Manker Composer
Otto Kitsinger Liner Notes, Story
Merle Kilgore Composer, Contributor
Hubert Long Contributor
Joe Werner Composer
Doyle Wilburn Sound Effects
Ekkehard Schumann Illustrations
Hoffmann Nienburg Artwork
Rebecca Everett Mastering
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
Tex Grimsley Composer
Jurgen Koop Illustrations
Walt Trott Illustrations
Billy Wallace Composer
Darrell Edwards Composer
Jimmy Rule Contributor
Mary Jean Shurtz Composer
Happy Wilson Composer
Franks Tillman Contributor
Traditional Composer
James Low Contributor
Mark Dee Composer
Carl Peoples Composer
Hilda Young Contributor
Charlie Fitch Contributor
Audrey Turner Contributor
Jimmy Burrage Contributor
Audrey Pierce Contributor
Ike Inman Contributor
Willie Jones Composer
Russ Hull Composer
Buck Peddy Composer
Paul Cohen Producer
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