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Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys (1946-1964) [Box]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Swing Wide Your Gate of Love
    2. Whoa Sailor
    3. California Women
    4. What Are We Gonna Do About the Moonlight
    5. Lonely Heart Knows, A
    6. Starry Eyed Texas Gal
    7. Humpty Dumpty Heart
    8. Today
    9. Don't Flirt With Me
    10. Rock in the Ocean
    11. My Heart Is a Jigsaw Puzzle
    12. Yesterday's Mail - (with chat & false start)
    13. Yesterday's Mail
    14. I Find You Cheatin' on Me
    15. Second Hand Gal
    16. You Broke My Heart (In Little Bitty Pieces) - (with chat & false start)
    17. You Broke My Heart (In Little Bitty Pieces)
    18. Mary Had a Little Lamb (His Love Was Pure as Snow)
    19. You Remembered Me
    20. California Women
    21. Green Light, The
    22. What Are We Gonna Do About the Moonlight
    23. All That Goes up Must Come Down
    24. Standing on the Outside Looking in Now
    25. Tomorrow Night
    26. My Front Door Is Open
    27. Soft Lips
    28. Swing Wide Your Gate of Love
    29. Whoa Sailor
    30. Grass Looks Greener Over Yonder, The
    31. She's a Girl Without Any Sweetheart
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Take a Look at This Broken Heart of Mine
    2. Give a Little, Take a Little
    3. Cat Has Nine Lives, A
    4. Beautiful Texas
    5. Daddy Blues
    6. How Do You Feel
    7. New Rovin' Gambler
    8. Humpty Dumpty Boogie
    9. Can't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
    10. When God Calls His Children Home
    11. If I Cry
    12. Broken Heart and a Glass of Beer, A
    13. Devil in My Angels Eyes, The
    14. Playin' Possum
    15. Where Is Your Heart Tonight
    16. Those Things Money Can't Buy
    17. Hangover Heart
    18. I Ain't Cryin' Over You
    19. You Were the Cause (Of It All)
    20. I'll Be Your Sweetheart For a Day
    21. Love Thief
    22. Teardrops on the Tea Leaves
    23. Wild Side of Life, The
    24. Waiting in the Lobby of Your Heart
    25. Don't Make Me Cry Again
    26. Cryin' in the Deep Blue Sea
    27. New Wears Off Too Fast, The
    28. You're Walking on My Heart
    29. It's Better to Have Loved a Little
    30. How Cold Hearted Can You Get
    0. DISC 3:
    1. How Cold Hearted Can You Get
    2. Rub-a-Dub-Dub
    3. I'd Have Never Found Somebody New
    4. Where My Sweet Baby Used to Walk
    5. I'll Sign My Heart Away
    6. Yesterday's Girl
    7. John Henry
    8. Letter Edged in Black, The
    9. Mother the Queen of My Heart
    10. At the Rainbow's End
    11. When You're Lovin', You're Livin'
    12. You Don't Have the Nerve
    13. I Saw My Mother's Name
    14. No Help Wanted
    15. Go Cry Your Heart Out
    16. Wake up, Irene
    17. Fooler, A Faker, A
    18. Breakin' the Rules
    19. We've Gone Too Far
    20. If Lovin' You Is Wrong
    21. Tears Are Only Rain
    22. Annie Over
    23. This Train
    24. Little Rosewood Casket, The
    25. Gloria
    26. Honky-Tonk Girl
    27. Jersey Bounce
    28. Sunrise Serenade
    29. Johnson Rag
    30. Dardanella
    0. DISC 4:
    1. When Your Love Burns Low
    2. New Deal of Love, A
    3. Baby I Need Lovin'
    4. I'd Do It Again
    5. Dusty Skies
    6. Lonely Heart Knows, A
    7. New Green Light, The
    8. Tomorrow Night
    9. Today
    10. Simple Simon
    11. Most of All
    12. Breakin' in Another Heart
    13. Too in Love
    14. String of Pearls
    15. Big Beaver
    16. Panhandle Rag
    17. Wildwood Flower
    18. Honey, Honey Bee Ball
    19. Quicksand
    20. You Can Give Me Back My Heart
    21. Don't Take It Out on Me
    22. Red Skin Girl
    23. Westphalia Waltz
    24. Don't Be That Way
    25. It Makes No Difference Now
    26. Anybody's Girl
    27. Taking My Chances
    28. I'm Not Mad, Just Hurt
    29. Blackboard of My Heart, The
    30. Across the Valley From the Alamo
    31. Weeping Willow
    0. DISC 5:
    1. Prosperity Special
    2. I'll Be Your Sweetheart For a Day
    3. Under the Double Eagle
    4. Don't Flirt With Me
    5. Standing on the Outside Looking in Now
    6. My Front Door Is Open
    7. Swing Wide Your Gate of Love
    8. Humpty Dumpty Heart
    9. Whoa Sailor
    10. I Find You Cheatin' on Me
    11. Grass Looks Greener Over Yonder, The
    12. You Remembered Me
    13. You'll Be the One
    14. I Don't Want to Know
    15. Someone Can Steal Your Love From Me
    16. Old Napoleon
    17. I Was the First One
    18. Rockin' in the Congo
    19. Hang Your Head in Shame
    20. Gypsy, The
    21. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    22. I Didn't Mean to Fall in Love
    23. Girl in the Night, A
    24. Don't Look Now (But Your Broken Heart Is Showing)
    25. Bubbles in My Beer
    26. Headin' Down the Wrong Highway
    27. Drivin' Nails in My Coffin
    28. Lawdy, What a Gal
    29. After All the Things I've Done
    30. Make Room in Your Heart (For a Memory)
    0. DISC 6:
    1. I Wouldn't Miss It For the World
    2. Klishama Klingo
    3. Li'l Liza Jane
    4. If I'm Not Too Late
    5. Just an Old Flame
    6. How Do You Hold a Memory
    7. Beaumont Rag
    8. Summit Ridge Drive
    9. Woodchopper's Ball, The
    10. Bartender's Polka
    11. Wednesday Waltz
    12. Gold and Silver Waltz
    13. Skater's Waltz
    14. Fifty Year Ago Waltz
    15. La Zinda Waltz
    16. Anniversary Waltz, The
    17. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
    18. What Will I Do on Monday
    19. You're Going Back to Your Old Ways Again
    20. I've Run Out of Tomorrows
    21. Shenandoah Waltz
    22. Signed, Sealed and Delivered
    23. In the Valley of the Moon
    24. Warm Red Wine, The
    25. Squaws Along the Yukon
    26. Two Hearts Deep in the Blues
    27. Gathering Flowers
    0. DISC 7:
    1. Little Blossom
    2. Deep Elem
    3. Rovin' Gambler
    4. Cocaine Blues
    5. May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister?
    6. I'll Be a Bachelor till I Die
    7. Three Times Seven
    8. Bumming Around
    9. I Left My Gal in the Mountains
    10. Teach 'Em How to Swim
    11. Drunkard's Blues
    12. Dry Bread
    13. Lost John
    14. I Guess I'm Getting Over You
    15. What Made Her Change
    16. Total Strangers
    17. Just One Step Away
    18. Coconut Grove
    19. Tuxedo Junction
    20. Give the World a Smile
    21. Love Thief
    22. Gypsy and the Tealeaves, The
    23. Soft Lips
    24. Cryin' in the Deep Blue Sea
    25. Hangover Heart
    26. How Do You Feel
    27. Those Things Money Can't Buy
    28. Give a Little, Take a Little
    29. Rock in the Ocean
    0. DISC 8:
    1. Take a Look at This Broken Heart of Mine
    2. She's a Girl Without Any Sweetheart
    3. Fooler, A Faker, A
    4. Six Pack to Go, A
    5. Will We Start It All Over Again
    6. She's Just a Whole Lot Like You
    7. There My Future Goes
    8. Too in Love
    9. Teach Me How to Lie
    10. It's Got to Be a Habit
    11. It's My Fault
    12. I'd Like to Tell You
    13. I'll Be Around
    14. Just an Old Faded Photograph
    15. I Dreamed of an Old Love Affair
    16. Sing Me Something Sentimental
    17. Paying Off the Interest With My Tears
    18. I Keep Meeting Girls Like You
    19. My Old Flame
    20. Just a Little While
    21. I've Convinced Everybody But Myself
    22. I Gotta Have My Baby Back
    23. Oklahoma Hills
    24. Hangover Tavern
    25. Honky Tonk Town
    26. I'd Look Forward to Tomorrow (If It Wasn't For Yesterday)
    27. How Many Teardrops Will It Take
    28. Drop Me Gently (So Many Heart Won't Break)
    0. DISC 9: SEE NOTES...:
    1. That's the Recipe For a Heartache
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 15904

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Hank Thompson (vocals, guitar).
    Producers: Lee Gillette, Dee Kilpatrick, Ken Nelson.
    Reissue producer: Richard Weize.
    This LP sized box set contains 12 CDs and a hardcover book including liner notes by Rich Kienzle, photos, album cover art, and session notes.
    DISC 9 (con't):
    Blue Skirt Waltz
    I Cast A Lonesome Shadow
    San Antonio Rose
    I Don't Hurt Anyone
    Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
    Beer Barrel Polka
    Wild Side Of Life, The
    Yesterday's Girl
    Wabash Cannon Ball
    Then I'll Keep On Loving You
    Shot-Gun Boogie
    Back Street Affair
    You Nearly Lose Your Mind
    The More In Love Your Heart Is
    I Wasn't Even In The Running
    Luckiest Heartache In Town, The
    Whatever Happened To Mary
    Twice As Much
    Just To Ease The Pain
    Reaching For The Moon
    Stirring Up The Ashes
    DISC 10:
    Paper Doll
    There's No You
    You Always Hurt The One You Love
    September In The Rain
    Till Then
    That's All There Is To That
    Breakin' In Another Heart
    How Do You Hold A Memory
    Don't Take It Out On Me
    I'd Never Have Found Somebody New
    It's Better To Have Loved A Little
    Just An Old Flame
    Life's Sweetest Moment
    I'm Gonna Practice Freedom
    Then I'll Start Believing In You
    In The Back Of Your Mind
    Here Comes Santa Claus
    Gonna Wrap My Heart In Ribbons
    It's Christmas Every Day In Alaska
    Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
    Blue Christmas
    Silver Bells
    It's Christmas Time
    I'd Like To Have An Elephant For Christmas
    White Christmas
    Little Christmas Angel
    Mr. & Mrs. Snowman
    Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
    We Wish You A Merry Christmas
    DISC 11:
    Honky-Tonk Girl
    I Guess I'm Getting Over You
    I'll Step Aside
    Orange Blossom Special
    I Didn't Mean To Fall In Love
    John Henry
    Nine Pound Hammer
    She's Just A Whole Lot Like You
    Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
    Steel Guitar Rag
    Just One Step Away
    Lost Highway
    Six Pack To Go, A
    Annie Over
    Drop Me Gently (So Many Heart Won't Break)
    Forgive Me
    Rose City Chimes
    You're Walking On My Heart
    Oklahoma Hills
    That's The Recipe For A Heartache
    Darling What More Can I Say
    Hangover Tavern
    I'll Sign My Heart Away
    Teach Me How To Lie
    Cincinnati Lou
    DISC 12:
    Deep In The Heart Of Texas
    My Heart Is A Playground
    How Many Teardrops Will It Take
    New Wears Off Too Fast, The
    Beautiful Texas
    Will We Start It All Over Again
    River Road Two Step
    I Cast A Lonesome Shadow
    Simple Simon
    There's A Little Bit Of Everything In Texas
    Eyes Of Texas, The
    It's 12 CDs, 321 tracks, and lists for over $300, but for those with the budget or the discipline to save up for it, this box set is it -- not only every record that Hank Thompson cut for Capitol between 1947 and 1964, but also his ultra-rare, never-before-reissued sides for Globe and Blue Bonnet from 1946 and 1947. Disc One opens with those early jewels -- there's not a less-than-first-rate recording on this 30-song CD, and the playing, while a little crude compared to Thompson's later work, is a match for anything being recorded at the time. Disc Three begins Thompson's history as an album artist, and the character and quality of the material changes somewhat -- there are a few more slow numbers, and some slight sameness begins to intrude into the music, but the quality of the performances is undiminished. Disc Four has the major part of his second album along with a ton of singles, and the latter are generally more brisk and upbeat than the LP material. Disc Five includes the first extensive re-records of Thompson's older stuff, and also includes Thompson's brief foray into rock & roll, as well as lots of Western swing standards. Disc Seven opens real hot, with the stuff off of Songs for Rounders, and a bunch of instrumentals that round out the 1958 material, then jumps ahead a year to his next session. Discs Nine and Ten jump ahead a bit to Thompson's last studio work for Capitol, released through 1965. Discs Eleven and Twelve are devoted to Thompson's live albums from the early 1960s. And to top it off, this set comes with an oversized hardcover book, featuring not only a biography and sessionography, but recollections by Thompson about every recording session. ~ Bruce Eder

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