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Wizards of Country Guitar: Selected Sides 1935-1955 [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1: FEATURING: BOB DUNN:
    1. Chinatown My Chinatown
    2. Some of These Days
    3. Sheik of Araby, The - (featuring Bob Dunn)
    4. St. Louis Blues
    5. Somebody's Been Using That Thing
    6. Cheesy Breeze
    7. Fan It
    8. Taking Off
    9. Kangaroo Blues
    10. Draggin' the Bow
    11. Little White Lies
    12. Ease My Worried Mind
    13. Truck Driver's Blues
    14. I'll Get Mine By and Bye, No 2
    15. Out Where West Winds Blow
    16. Jitterbug Jive
    17. Mary Jane
    18. Takin' Off
    19. Mama's Gone, Goodbye
    20. Blue Skies
    21. What Difference Does It Make
    22. Texas Hambone Blues
    23. Washington and Lee Swing
    24. Easy Ridin' Papa
    25. When I Take My Sugar to Tea
    0. DISC 2: FEATURING: LEFTY PERKINS:
    1. Bring It on Down to My House Honey - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    2. How Come You Do Me Like You Do - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    3. High Geared Daddy - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    4. Honky Tonk Blues - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    5. I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    6. Confessin' (That I Love You) - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    7. There'll Be Some Changes Made - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    8. One Rose, The - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    9. Long Long Ago - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    10. Everybody Loves My Marguerite - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    11. I Just Want Your Stingaree - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    12. Rose Room - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    13. Louise, Louise Blues - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    14. Cross Patch - Derwood Brown & His Musical Brownies - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    15. Boyd's Tin Roof Blues - Billy Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    16. Frosty Mornin' - Billy Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    17. Goofus - Billy Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    18. Beale Street Blues - Billy Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    19. I've Got Those Oklahoma Blues - Billy Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    20. Must I Hesitate? - Billy Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    21. Lone Star - Billy Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    22. River Blues - Billy Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    23. Wah Hoo - Billy Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    24. Cross Eyed Gal on the Hill - Billy Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    25. Eyes of Texas - Billy Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers - (featuring Lefty Perkins)
    0. DISC 3: FEATURING: BILLY BRIGGS:
    1. Hi Flyer Stomp - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    2. Joe Turner Blues - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    3. Under the Double Eagle - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    4. Old Tobacco Mill - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    5. Static Stomp - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    6. You're the One I Care For - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    7. There's a Little Green Mill (By a Little Green Hill) - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    8. Five Piece Band, The - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    9. There's Evil in You Chillun' - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    10. Visions of the Past - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    11. Mama Inez - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    12. Am I Blue - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    13. Spanish Cavalier - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    14. Oh Monah! - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    15. I'll Always Be in Love with You - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    16. My Gal Don't Love Me Anymore - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    17. Following You Around - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    18. Thinking of You - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    19. I Live in Memory of You - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    20. My Prairie Queen - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    21. Make a Wreath for Mary - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    22. Panhandle Shuffle - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    23. Sally's Got a Wooden Leg - (featuring Billy Briggs)
    24. Pretty Baby Boogie
    25. Down in New Orleans
    0. DISC 4: FEATURING: SPEEDY WEST & JIMMY BRYANT:
    1. Cracker Jack - (featuring Speedy West)
    2. Georgia Steel Guitar - (featuring Speedy West)
    3. Midnight Ramble - (featuring Speedy West)
    4. Serenade to a Frog - (featuring Speedy West)
    5. Roadside Rag - (featuring Speedy West)
    6. Truck Driver's Ride - (featuring Speedy West)
    7. Hub Cap Roll - (featuring Speedy West)
    8. Bryant's Bounce - (featuring Speedy West)
    9. Hop Skip and Jump - (featuring Speedy West)
    10. Old Joe Clark - (featuring Speedy West)
    11. Blue Bonnet Rag - (featuring Speedy West)
    12. Low Man on a Totem Pole - (featuring Speedy West)
    13. Country Capers - (featuring Speedy West)
    14. This Is Southland - (featuring Speedy West)
    15. Arkansas Traveller - (featuring Speedy West)
    16. Swingin' on the Strings - (featuring Speedy West)
    17. Speedin' West - (featuring Speedy West)
    18. Railroadin' - (featuring Speedy West)
    19. West of Samoa - (featuring Speedy West)
    20. Caffeine Patrol - (featuring Speedy West)
    21. Flippin' the Lid - (featuring Speedy West)
    22. This Ain't the Blues - (featuring Speedy West)
    23. Stainless Steel - (featuring Speedy West)
    24. Stealin' Moonlight - (featuring Speedy West)
    25. Stratosphere Boogie - (featuring Speedy West)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): JSPCD 77144

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Liner Note Author: Pat Harrison.
    Recording information: Amarillo, TX (01/06/1954); Chicago, IL (01/06/1954); Dallas, TX (01/06/1954); Fort Worth, TX (01/06/1954); Hollywood, CA (01/06/1954); Houston, TX (01/06/1954); New Orleans, LA (01/06/1954); San Antonio, TX (01/06/1954); Amarillo, TX (01/27/1935); Chicago, IL (01/27/1935); Dallas, TX (01/27/1935); Fort Worth, TX (01/27/1935); Hollywood, CA (01/27/1935); Houston, TX (01/27/1935); New Orleans, LA (01/27/1935); San Antonio, TX (01/27/1935); Amarillo, TX (01/28/1935); Chicago, IL (01/28/1935); Dallas, TX (01/28/1935); Fort Worth, TX (01/28/1935); Hollywood, CA (01/28/1935); Houston, TX (01/28/1935); New Orleans, LA (01/28/1935); San Antonio, TX (01/28/1935); Amarillo, TX (01/28/1952); Chicago, IL (01/28/1952); Dallas, TX (01/28/1952); Fort Worth, TX (01/28/1952); Hollywood, CA (01/28/1952); Houston, TX (01/28/1952); New Orleans, LA (01/28/1952); San Antonio, TX (01/28/1952); Amarillo, TX (02/08/1951); Chicago, IL (02/08/1951); Dallas, TX (02/08/1951); Fort Worth, TX (02/08/1951); Hollywood, CA (02/08/1951); Houston, TX (02/08/1951); New Orleans, LA (02/08/1951); San Antonio, TX (02/08/1951); Amarillo, TX (02/19/1937); Chicago, IL (02/19/1937); Dallas, TX (02/19/1937); Fort Worth, TX (02/19/1937); Hollywood, CA (02/19/1937); Houston, TX (02/19/1937); New Orleans, LA (02/19/1937); San Antonio, TX (02/19/1937); Amarillo, TX (02/24/1936); Chicago, IL (02/24/1936); Dallas, TX (02/24/1936); Fort Worth, TX (02/24/1936); Hollywood, CA (02/24/1936); Houston, TX (02/24/1936); New Orleans, LA (02/24/1936); San Antonio, TX (02/24/1936); Amarillo, TX (03/02/1939); Chicago, IL (03/02/1939); Dallas, TX (03/02/1939); Fort Worth, TX (03/02/1939); Hollywood, CA (03/02/1939); Houston, TX (03/02/1939); New Orleans, LA (03/02/1939); San Antonio, TX (03/02/1939); Amarillo, TX (03/03/1936); Chicago, IL (03/03/1936); Dallas, TX (03/03/1936); Fort Worth, TX (03/03/1936); Hollywood, CA (03/03/1936); Houston, TX (03/03/1936); New Orleans, LA (03/03/1936); San Antonio, TX (03/03/1936); Amarillo, TX (03/04/1936); Chicago, IL (03/04/1936); Dallas, TX (03/04/1936); Fort Worth, TX (03/04/1936); Hollywood, CA (03/04/1936); Houston, TX (03/04/1936); New Orleans, LA (03/04/1936); San Antonio, TX (03/04/1936); Amarillo, TX (03/04/1939); Chicago, IL (03/04/1939); Dallas, TX (03/04/1939); Fort Worth, TX (03/04/1939); Hollywood, CA (03/04/1939); Houston, TX (03/04/1939); New Orleans, LA (03/04/1939); San Antonio, TX (03/04/1939); Amarillo, TX (03/05/1936); Chicago, IL (03/05/1936); Dallas, TX (03/05/1936); Fort Worth, TX (03/05/1936); Hollywood, CA (03/05/1936); Houston, TX (03/05/1936); New Orleans, LA (03/05/1936); San Antonio, TX (03/05/1936); Amarillo, TX (03/06/1939); Chicago, IL (03/06/1939); Dallas, TX (03/06/1939).
    The invention and introduction of electrically amplified instruments -- most notably the guitar and steel guitar -- began slowly transforming every branch of pop music beginning in the mid- to late '30s, shifting emphasis in bands from an ensemble approach to one that allowed for sharper sound definition and easily heard instrumental solos, all of which made the world, at least the recorded version of it, more defined and, well, louder. For the Western swing, honky tonk, and country genres, the change came when steel player Bob Dunn went electric with his group Musical Brownies in 1935. This fascinating four-disc, 100-track set attempts to put Dunn and his followers in perspective as the move to amplified instruments began to sweep through pop and country, and devotes a disc each to classic tracks by Dunn, Billy Briggs, and Lefty Perkins and closes out with a disc featuring electric guitarist Jimmy Bryant and steel guitarist Speedy West searing through studio sessions. It's an illuminating collection full of stinging guitar lines and gracefully skewed arrangements that shows once and for all that rock & roll didn't invent the electric guitar. ~ Steve Leggett

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