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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2013
Label:
Snapper Uk
UPC:
0803415765720
catalogNumber:
657
Rank:
197362

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Big Fanny
  2. Harper Valley P.T.A.
  3. (I Wanta Be) A Truck Driver's Sweetheart
  4. (Just) Blow In His Ear
  5. There Never Was a Time
  6. The Big Man
  7. Color Him Father
  8. Groovy Grubworm
  9. Guilt Box
  10. Before the Next Teardrop Falls
  11. It Takes All Kinds of People
  12. The Ballad of Archie Who?
  13. Country Girl
  14. Bad Case of the Blues
  15. Put a Little Loving On Me
  16. The Service
  17. Cripple Cricket
  18. Sold To the Highest Bidder
  19. Remember Bethlehem
  20. Oh, Singer
  21. Battle Hymn of Lt. Calley
  22. Blackland Farmer
  23. Hello, I'm Johnny Credit
  24. Roses and Thorns
  25. Reconsider Me

Disc 2

  1. I Honky Tonked All the Way Back Home
  2. Dallas
  3. Sweetheart
  4. I've Never Been This Far Before
  5. Hippie From Mississippi
  6. Thinkin' On You
  7. The God Lord Giveth (and Uncle Sam Taketh Away)
  8. Border City Call Girl
  9. These Arms You Push Away
  10. I've Got Leaving On My Mind
  11. One Night Gone
  12. C.B. Savage
  13. Orange Blossom Special
  14. Alligator Man
  15. Blueberry Hill
  16. "T" For Texas
  17. Come On In
  18. Memphis Sun
  19. Widow Jones
  20. Sugar Bee
  21. The Last Farewell
  22. Don't Bite the Hand That's Feeding You
  23. No Aces
  24. On the Inside
  25. Don't We Belong In Love?

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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