Country Boy

Country Boy

by Little Jimmy Dickens

CD(Box Set)


Country Boy is a four-disc import box set that collects Little Jimmy Dickens' complete Columbia recordings from 1949-1957 including most of his biggest hits, several sacred recordings, a handful of instrumentals, and much more. Dickens' music from this era vacillated between silly hillbilly novelties and maudlin weepers, which might sound like a jarring mix but actually makes for a more engaging listening experience when digesting a huge set of this sort. Dickens was an adept ballad singer but, because of his physical appearance, wasn't taken as seriously as he might have been. On the novelties, with his trademark twin electric guitar sound and humorous rural sensibility, Dickens made some of the most fun and funny music of the '50s. Country Boy unearths a number of excellent unreleased performances and stands as a well-deserved tribute to a beloved figure of country music.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/24/1997
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127158482
catalogNumber: 15848


Disc 1

  1. Take an Old Cold Tater (And Wait)
  2. Pennies for Papa
  3. Crazy Worried Mind
  4. Golden Haired Darlin'
  5. Country Boy
  6. I'm Fading Fast with the Time
  7. I'll Be Back A-Sunday
  8. My Heart's Bouquet
  9. I'm in Love up to My Ears
  10. A Rose from the Bride's Bouquet
  11. Beautiful Morning Glory
  12. Lovin' Lies
  13. A Rose from the Bride's Bouquet
  14. Lovin' Lies
  15. A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed
  16. Sign by the Highway
  17. Be Careful of Stones That You Throw
  18. I'm in Love up to My Ears
  19. Then I Had to Turn Around and Get Married
  20. If It Ain't One Thing It's Another
  21. F-O-O-L-I-S-H M-E
  22. Hillbilly Fever
  23. Walk, Chicken, Walk ('Cause You're Too Fat to Fly)
  24. Just When I Needed You

Disc 2

  1. When That Love Bug Bites You
  2. Waitin' for the Tide to Change
  3. Cold Feet
  4. Out of Business
  5. Bessie the Heifer
  6. Lola Lee
  7. I'm Little But I'm Loud
  8. The Bible on the Table (And the Flag upon the Wall)
  9. What About You?
  10. The Galvanized Washing Tub
  11. He Turned up His Nose
  12. It May Be Silly (But Ain't It Fun)
  13. I Wish You Didn't Love Me So Much
  14. Bring Your Broken Heart to Me
  15. I Sure Would Like to Set a Spell with You
  16. On the Sea of Broken Dreams
  17. Poor Little Darlin'
  18. They Don't Know Nothin' at All
  19. I've Just Got to See You Once More
  20. They Locked God Outside the Iron Curtain
  21. Brother, Do You Take Time to Pray
  22. Hot Diggity Dog
  23. Waitress, Waitress
  24. On the Sea of Broken Dreams

Disc 3

  1. No Tears in Heaven
  2. He Spoke Not a Word
  3. That Little Old Country Church House
  4. Take up Thy Cross
  5. Just a Closer Walk With Thee
  6. The Old Country Preacher
  7. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
  8. I Shall Not Be Moved
  9. Wedding Bell Waltz
  10. You Don't Have Love at All
  11. I'm Gettin' Nowhere Fast
  12. Love Must Be Catching
  13. Thick and Thin
  14. Teardrops (Fell Like Raindrops)
  15. Sidemeat and Cabbage
  16. Forever Is Too Long to Be Alone
  17. Would You Mind?
  18. I'll Dance at Your Wedding (If You'll Marry Me)
  19. I'm Making Love to a Stranger
  20. Barefooted Little Cowboy
  21. No Place Like Home on Christmas
  22. Rockin' with Red
  23. Y'all Come
  24. Out Behind the Barn
  25. Love Song of the Bayou
  26. You Better Not Do That
  27. Closing Time

Disc 4

  1. Slow Suicide
  2. Take Me as I Am (Or Let Me Go)
  3. Where's Willie
  4. Blackeyed Joe's
  5. A Ribbon and a Rose
  6. Stinky Passed the Hat Around
  7. Salty Boogie
  8. Conscience (Set Me Free)
  9. We Could
  10. Hey Worm! (You Wanna Wiggle)
  11. Where Did the Sunshine Go?
  12. I'm Braver Now
  13. Are You Insured Beyond the Grave
  14. When They Get Too Rough (They're Just Right for Me)
  15. I Feel Right for You (But I Can't Quite Reach You)
  16. Big Sandy
  17. It Scares Me Half to Death
  18. You Gotta Have a Heartbreak
  19. Red Wing
  20. Country Boy Bounce
  21. Buddy's Boogie
  22. Raisin' the Dickens
  23. I Never Thought It Would Happen to Me
  24. Say It Now
  25. I'm Coming over Tonight
  26. Cornbread and Buttermilk
  27. I Don't Love You Anymore
  28. Happy Heartaches
  29. The Last Time
  30. Let's Quit Before We Start

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Little Jimmy Dickens   Primary Artist,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar
Grady Martin   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Douglas Kirkham   Drums
Jerry Rivers   Fiddle,Baritone (Vocal)
Billy Stewart   Fiddle
Lonnie Wilson   Guitar
Joe Zinkan   Bass
Farris Coursey   Drums
Dale Potter   Fiddle
Tommy Magness   Fiddle
Bob Moore   Bass
Jack Shook   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Hugh Gordon Stoker   Piano
Pete "Oswald" Kirby   Steel Guitar
Bud Isaacs   Steel Guitar
Earl Dean Porter   Electric Guitar
Floyd Robinson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Tenor (Vocal),Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
William Edward "Zeb Turner" Grishaw   Electric Guitar
Velma E. Williams Smith   Guitar
Rusty Gabbard   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Hal Smith   Bass
Lonnie "Pap" Wilson   Guitar,Rhythm
Coy Crank   Steel Guitar
John "Jimmy" Gossett   Drums
Adelaide "DelWood" Hazelwood   Piano
Forest "Bud" Isaacs   Steel Guitar
Howard Glover "Johnny" Johnson   Guitar
Alfie Joe "Jody" McCauley   Steel Guitar
Joel Tyrus Price   Bass
Howard Everett Rhoton   Electric Guitar
Aubrey Leon Richardson   Electric Guitar
James "Jimmy" Riddle   Harmonica
Betty Lorene Riley   Piano

Technical Credits

Buddy Guy   Composer
Marty Stuart   Artwork,Illustrations
Johnny Cash   Composer
Little Jimmy Dickens   Composer,Artwork,Illustrations
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Matt Kelly   Tape Research
Freddie Hart   Composer
Don Helms   Artwork,Illustrations
Johnnie Wright   Composer
Art Satherley   Producer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Joe Davis   Composer
Bobby Emmons   Composer
Colin Escott   Artwork,Illustrations
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Albert King   Composer
Don Law   Producer
Eddie Stubbs   Liner Notes,Tape Comparison,Biographical Information
C. Taylor   Composer
Jack Anglin   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
Otto Kitsinger   Artwork,Illustrations
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Johnnie Masters   Composer
Jerry Strobel   Artwork,Illustrations
Leverett   Artwork,Illustrations
R.A. Andreas   Artwork,Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Eugene Bartlett   Composer
Clark VanNess   Composer
George Vaughn   Composer
Happy Wilson   Composer
Wolfgang Taubenauer   Artwork
Felice & Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Eugene B. Wilson   Composer
J.G. Hall   Composer
Spider Wilson   Illustrations
Willie Perryman   Composer

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