Western Swing Chronicles, Vol. 3

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Ocie Stockard was the banjoist with Milton Brown's Brownies, a pioneering Western swing band. After Brown died in a car accident, the remains of his band fell apart. Some of the members regrouped under Stockard's leadership, and in 1937 they had a marathon recording session that resulted in 14 titles. The music was quite jazz and swing-oriented, without neglecting its country roots. A part-time trumpeter, Harry Palmer, who worked normally as a grocer at the time, is one of the solo stars on what would be his only recording date. Also quite prominent are the fiddles of Johnny Borowski and Buck Buchanan. While Stockard takes the majority of the vocals, four other musicians ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Ocie Stockard was the banjoist with Milton Brown's Brownies, a pioneering Western swing band. After Brown died in a car accident, the remains of his band fell apart. Some of the members regrouped under Stockard's leadership, and in 1937 they had a marathon recording session that resulted in 14 titles. The music was quite jazz and swing-oriented, without neglecting its country roots. A part-time trumpeter, Harry Palmer, who worked normally as a grocer at the time, is one of the solo stars on what would be his only recording date. Also quite prominent are the fiddles of Johnny Borowski and Buck Buchanan. While Stockard takes the majority of the vocals, four other musicians also have their chances to sing. The tunes, which include "There'll Be Some Changes Made," "How Come You Do Me Like You Do," "Just Blues," and "Bring It On Down to My House" among the high points, are joyful and swinging, with the fiddles sometimes purposely taking ideas from Joe Venuti. Also on this definitive CD are Stockard's two other sessions as a leader: six titles from 1941 and four from 1946. These are more country-oriented the trumpet is gone but still strongly influenced by swing. The lengthy and informative liner notes by producer Cary Ginell add to the value of this perfectly conceived reissue. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2004
  • Label: Origin Jazz
  • UPC: 784554100224
  • Catalog Number: 1002
  • Sales rank: 161,631

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 There'll Be Some Changes Made - The Wanderers (2:47)
  2. 2 Turn Your Lights Down Low - The Wanderers (2:39)
  3. 3 Why Shouldn't I? - The Wanderers (2:53)
  4. 4 How Come? - The Wanderers (3:17)
  5. 5 Black and Blues - The Wanderers (3:30)
  6. 6 Ain't Nobody Truck Like You - The Wanderers (3:13)
  7. 7 What's the Matter? - The Wanderers (2:45)
  8. 8 Just Blues - The Wanderers (3:02)
  9. 9 Long Ago - The Wanderers (2:46)
  10. 10 Same Thing All the Time - The Wanderers (2:38)
  11. 11 One of Us Was Wrong - The Wanderers (2:35)
  12. 12 To My House - The Wanderers (2:53)
  13. 13 Wabash Blues - The Wanderers (2:54)
  14. 14 Please Sing for Me - The Wanderers (2:54)
  15. 15 Bass Man Jive - The Wanderers (2:33)
  16. 16 Darling Little Memories - The Wanderers (2:23)
  17. 17 Jitterbug Katy - The Wanderers (2:44)
  18. 18 You've Got Me There - The Wanderers (2:34)
  19. 19 Nickel in the Kitty - The Wanderers (2:27)
  20. 20 You Are My Sunshine - The Wanderers (2:37)
  21. 21 Twin Guitar Polka - The Wanderers (2:51)
  22. 22 O.P.A. Blues - The Wanderers (3:00)
  23. 23 Cowtown Boogie - The Wanderers (2:52)
  24. 24 Nobody Cares - The Wanderers (2:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ocie Stockard Primary Artist, Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Violin, Vocals, Tenor Banjo, Guitar (Tenor), Interviewee
George Bell Piano
J.B. Brinkley Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Cecil Brower Fiddle, Violin
Joe Holley Fiddle
Fred "Papa" Calhoun Interviewee
Wanna Coffman Bass, Interviewee
Homer Kinnaird Drums
Bill Buckanan Fiddle, Vocals
Buck Buchanan Violin, Vocals
Buster Ferguson Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Interviewee
Frank Reneau Piano
Andy Schroder Steel Guitar
Johnny Borowski Clarinet, Fiddle
Wilson "Lefty" Perkins Electric Guitar
Roy Lee Brown Interviewee
Cecil Mullins Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
The Wanderers Track Performer
Roscoe Pierce Interviewee
Jack Hinson Piano
Technical Credits
Jimmie Davis Composer
Moon Mullican Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Art Kassel Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Gene Austin Composer
Arthur Freed Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Joe McCoy Composer
Charles Mitchell Composer
Georgia White Composer
J.B. Brinkley Composer
Ocie Stockard Composer
Minnie Douglas Composer
Mel Stitzel Composer
Harry Brooks Composer
Cary Ginell Producer, Liner Notes
Dave Ringle Composer
Roy Bergere Composer
Al Goering Composer
Robert Perkins Composer
Bill Givens Liner Notes
W. Benton Overstreet Composer
Fred Meinken Composer
Billy Higgins Composer
Cecil Mullins Composer
Thomas Haynes Bayly Composer
Jack Hinson Composer
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