CD Let Me Be Your Side Track: The Influence of Jimmy Rogers [Box] (CD 1236281), Audio Other
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Let Me Be Your Side Track: The Influence of Jimmy Rogers [Box]

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Sweet Mama Hurry Home - Rex Griffin
    2. Yodeling Ranger - W. Lee O'Daniel & his Hillbilly Boys
    3. Hobo Bill's Last Ride - Gene Autry
    4. Wind Swept Desert, The (Desert Blues) - Bill Boyd
    5. Any Old Time - Buddy Jones
    6. T.B. Blues No. 2 (T.B. Blues) - The Callahan Brothers
    7. In My Dear Old Southern Home (Dear Old Sunny South by the Sea) - The Monroe Brothers
    8. Daddy and Home - Red River Dave McEnery
    9. Blue Yodel No. 6 - Cliff Carlisle
    10. Never No More Hard Times Blues (No Hard Times) - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
    11. Blue Yodel No. 5 - Gene Autry
    12. Yodeling Cowboy, The - The Sons of the Pioneers
    13. Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel #8) - Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys
    14. Once I Had a Sweetheart (Soldier's Sweetheart) - Darby & Tarlton
    15. Frankie and Johnny (You'll Miss Me in the Days to Come) - The Nite Owls
    16. Polka Dot Blues (Gambling Polka Dot Blues)
    17. She Was Happy Till She Met You - The Shelton Brothers
    18. Nobody Knows But Me - Dwight Butcher
    19. Mississippi Delta Blues - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
    20. Mother the Queen of My Heart - Doc Hopkins
    21. One Rose, The (That's Left in My Heart) - Brown's Musical Bronies
    22. California Blues (Blue Yodel No. 4) - Bill Cox
    23. High Powered Mama - Gene Autry
    24. Travelin' Blues - Lummie Lewis & His Merrymakers
    25. I'm Looking for a Brand New Mama (Looking for a New Mama) - Harry Hillard
    0. DISC 2:
    1. She's in the Jailhouse Now - Roy Bledsoe
    2. My Carolina Sunshine Girl - Rice Brothers Gang
    3. Pistol Packin' Papa - Gene Autry
    4. Sweetest Girl in the World (My Blue Eyed Jane) - The Tune Wranglers
    5. Waiting for the Railroad Train (Waiting for a Train) - Pie Plant Pete
    6. Blue Yodel No. 7 - Bill Monroe
    7. Prairie Lullaby - The Light Crust Doughboys
    8. Hadie Brown (My Little Lady) - Roy Rogers
    9. Old Man's Story, The (Why There's a Tear in My Eye) - The Monroe Brothers
    10. My Rough and Rowdy Ways - Bill Cox
    11. Prohibition Blues (Prohibition Has Done Me Wrong) - Clayton McMichen
    12. Tuck Away My Lonesome Blues - Ross' Rhythm Rascals
    13. Memphis Yodel - Cliff Carlisle
    14. Ben Dewberry's Final Run - Joe Steen
    15. Mean Mama Blues (Jimmie's Mean Mama Blues) - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
    16. No Hard Times - Dwight Butcher
    17. Roll Along Kentucky Moon - Charles Mitchell Orchestra/Jimmie Davis
    18. In the Jailhouse Now, No. 2 - Gene Autry
    19. Mississippi River Blues - Jack & Leslie
    20. Blue Yodel No. 9 - Harry Hillard
    21. Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas) - Texas Ruby
    22. Away out on the Mountain - Frankie "Frankie Wallace" Marvin
    23. Gambling Blues (Those Gambler's Blues) - Buell Kazee
    24. My Little Old Home Down in New Orleans - Howard Keesee
    25. Blue Yodel No. 10 (Ground Hog Rootin' in My Back Yard) - Jess Hillard & His West Virginia Hillbillies
    26. Soldier's Sweetheart, The - Beverly Long
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas) - Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra
    2. Away out on the Mountain - Nat Shilkret and the Victor Orchestra
    3. My Little Old Home Down in New Orleans - Tal Henry
    4. Everybody Does It in Hawaii - King Oliver
    5. In the Jailhouse Now - Memphis Sheiks
    6. In the Jailhouse Now - Gene Kardos
    7. One Rose, The (That's Left in My Heart) - George Hall
    8. Never No Mo' Blues - The Rhythm Wreckers
    9. Let Me Be Your Business - John Sellers
    10. Muleskinner (Blue Yodel No. 8-Muleskinner Blues) - Harry Belafonte
    11. T.B. Blues - John Jackson
    12. Blue Yodel No. 6 - Harmonica Frank Floyd
    13. Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas) - Brenda Boykin
    14. Anuiant et Blue - Roy Gonzalez
    15. Dor, Baby, Dor - Rayne-Bo Ramblers
    16. Dreaming with Tears in My Eyes - Tex Morton
    17. Let Me Be Your Sidetrack - Glenn Davis
    18. Ol Pal of My Heart - Hawking Brothers
    19. She Was Happy Till She Met You - Rick & Thel Carey
    20. Dear Old Sunny South by the Sea - Buddy Williams
    21. Any Old Time - Slim Dusty
    22. Jimmie the Kid - Reg Lindsay
    23. Missouri Cowboy (Blue Yodel No. 8-Muleskinner Blues) - Bill Ramsey/Peter Alexander
    24. Land Meines Kindheitstraums, Das - Roland Heinrich
    25. Ich Such Mir eine Neue Frau - Roland Heinrich
    26. Jetzt Ist Er im Knast [in the Jailhouse Now, Und - Roland Heinrich
    0. DISC 4:
    1. In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce
    2. I've Ranged, I've Roamed, I've Travelled - Hank Snow
    3. I'm Free (From the Chain Gang Now) - Ernest Tubb
    4. Sleep, Baby, Sleep - Lefty Frizzell
    5. For the Sake of Days Gone By - Slim Rinehart
    6. Blue Yodel No. 3 (Evening Sun Yodel) - Jack Guthrie
    7. Hobo's Meditation - Gary Williams
    8. Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel - Jimmie Skinner
    9. Mystery of Number Five, The - Johnny Cash
    10. Sailor's Plea, The - Bill Monroe
    11. My Good Gal's Gone Blues - Hank Snow
    12. Blue Yodel No. 2 (My Lovin' Gal Lucille) - Lefty Frizzell
    13. Cowhand's Last Ride - Wilf Carter
    14. Treasures Untold - Patsy Montana
    15. Blue Yodel # 1 (T for Texas) - Merle Travis
    16. Jimmie's Texas Blues - Gary Williams
    17. Waiting for a Train - Jim Reeves
    18. Never No Mo' Blues - Tommy Duncan
    19. I'm Sorry We Met - Red Foley
    20. Ninety Nine Year Blues - Hank Snow
    21. Why Should I Be Lonely? - Lefty Frizzell
    22. Miss the Mississippi and You - Jimmie Skinner
    23. Old Love Letters (Bring Memories of You) - Dwight Butcher
    24. Rock All the Babies to Sleep - Jimmy Hinchee
    25. Gambling Bar Room Blues - Gary Williams
    26. Wonderful City, The - Ernest Tubb
    27. Mississippi Moon - Cowboy Slim Rinehart
    28. Blue Yodel #8 (Mule Skinner Blues) - Lonnie Donegan
    29. Whippin' That Old T.B. - Jack Elliott
    30. Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas) - Pete Seeger
    0. DISC 5:
    1. Down the Old Road to Home - Merle Haggard
    2. Land of My Boyhood Dreams - Hank Snow
    3. Lullaby Yodel - Grandpa Jones
    4. Waiting for a Train - Jerry Lee Lewis
    5. Blue Yodel #8 (Mule Skinner Blues) - The Fendermen
    6. Everybody Does It in Hawwaii - Hank Snow
    7. Long Tall Mama - Jessie Clifton
    8. (When It's) Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia - Elton Britt
    9. You and My Old Guitar - Bob King
    10. Fifteen Years Ago - Molly O'Day
    11. Home Call - Hank Snow
    12. When the Cactus Is in Bloom - Jack Guthrie
    13. My Mother Was a Lady - Marty Robbins
    14. Moonlight and Skies - Jimmie Skinner
    15. Drunkard's Child, The - Ernest Tubb
    16. Southern Cannon Ball - Hank Snow
    17. In the Hills of Tennessee - Gary Williams
    18. I'm Lonely and Blue - Lefty Frizzell
    19. Train Whistle Blues - Merle Haggard
    20. Blue Yodel #8 (Mule Skinner Blues) - Dolly Parton
    21. Whisper Your Mother's Name - Wilf Carter
    22. Big Chief Buffalo Nickel (The Desert Blues) - Rick Nelson
    23. My Time Ain't Long - Gary Williams
    24. Pistol Packing Papa - Claude King
    25. Waiting for a Train - Dick Curless
    26. Somehwere Down Below the Mason Dixon Line - Jimmy Skinner
    27. Blue Yodel #12 (Daybreak Blues) - Hank Snow
    28. Why Did You Give Me Your Love? - Ernest Tubb
    29. My Old Pal - Eddie Noack
    30. Brakeman's Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away) - Grandpa Jones
    31. Blue Yodel #8 (Mule Skinner Blues) - Connie Francis/Hank Williams, Jr.
    0. DISC 6:
    1. Blue Yodel #11 - Dean Mitchell
    2. I'm Lonesome, Too - Dean Mitchell
    3. I've Only Loved Three Women - Dean Mitchell
    4. Take Me Back Again - Dean Mitchell
    5. That's Why I'm Blue - Dean Mitchell
    6. What Is It? - Dean Mitchell
    7. Yodeling My Way Back Home - Dean Mitchell
    8. Dreaming with Tears in My Eyes - Bono
    9. Any Old Time - Alison Krauss & Union Station
    10. Waiting for a Train - Dickey Betts
    11. Somewhere Down Below the Mason Dixon Line - Mary Chapin Carpenter
    12. Miss the Mississippi and You - David Ball
    13. My Blue Eyed Jane - Bob Dylan
    14. Peach Pickin' Time Down in Georgia - Willie Nelson
    15. In the Jailhouse Now - Steve Earle and the V-Roys
    16. Blue Yodel #9 (Standin' on the Corner) - David Grisman/Jerry Garcia/John Kahn
    17. Hobo Bill's Last Ride - Iris DeMent
    18. Gambling Bar Room Blues - John Mellencamp
    19. Mule Skinner Blues - Van Morrison
    20. Why Should I Be Lonely - Aaron Neville
    21. T for Texas - Dwight Yoakam
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 16863

  • Credits
    ProducerChet Atkins; Chris Strachwitz; Daniel Lanois; Danny Davis; David Grisman; David Kapp; Dickey Betts; Jerry Glenn Kennedy; Don Law; Don Was; Roland Heinrich; Amos Heilicher; Thomas Block; Eli Oberstein; Frank Jones; Gene Rosenthal; George Richey; Frank Walker; Buddy Baxter; Kurt Feltz; Mario Casetta; James Stroud; Jeff Rosen; Jerry Garcia; Jim Rooney; Jim Vienneau; John Jennings; John Kahn; John Mellencamp; Lee Gillette; Alison Krauss; Mary Chapin Carpenter; Mike Wanchic; Paul Barrett; Pete Anderson; Ralph Peer; Ray Kennedy; Shelby Singleton Jr.; Steve Buckingham; Van Morrison; Paul Cohen; Bud Dant; Bud Snyder; Richard Weize (Reissue)
    EngineerMichael Sumas; Dave Dennisen; Louise McCormick; Gary Paczosa; Mort Thomasson; Jess Sutcliffe; Jim Robeson; Julian King; Kevin Beamish; Lou Bradley; Mark Hood; Paul Barrett; Ray Kennedy; Walter Samuel; Bud Snyder

    Personnel: Bill Monroe (vocals, tenor, mandolin); Molly O'Day (vocals, guitar, banjo); Roland Heinrich (vocals, guitar, harmonica, kazoo); Gary "Warehouse" Williams, Lefty Frizzell (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Jim Reeves, Dickey Betts, Dickie Bishop, Jack Hilliard, Durwood Brown, Leon Huff , Whitey McPherson, Walter "Joe" Callahan, Mike Harrison , Charlie Blake, Clarence E. "Hank" Snow, John Burton , Columbus Lewis, Homer "Bill" Callahan, Luke Owens, Scott Miller, Leroy "Happy Fats" LeBlanc, Leonard Slye, Jack Guthrie, Paul Rice, John "Buster" Coward, Jerry Garcia, Jimmie Skinner, Johnny Cash, Lonnie Donegan, Lynn Davis , Phil Humphrey , Red Foley, Tom Darby, Wilf Carter, Willie Nelson, Bill Boyd, Merle Travis, Bob Dylan, Buddy Jones, Charlie Monroe (vocals, guitar); Dwight Yoakam, Iris DeMent, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Earle (vocals, acoustic guitar); Jimmie Tarlton (vocals, steel guitar); Grandpa Jones (vocals, banjo); Roy Acuff, Hugh Farr (vocals, fiddle); Van Morrison (vocals, harmonica); Jerry Lee Lewis (vocals, piano); Jeff Bills (vocals, drums); Dolores Edgin, June Page, Dick Curless, Dick Robertson, Dolly Parton, Ruby Owens, Thomas Elmer "Tommy" Duncan, John Sellers, Jimmy Hinchee, Harry Hillard, Bill Ramsey , Peter Alexander, Elton Britt, Ernest Tubb, Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, Amos Greene, Jessie Clifton, Rick Belson, Slim Oakdale, Harry Belafonte, Paxton Sellers, Jimmie Davis, Jack Logan , Aaron Neville, John Mellencamp, Alison Krauss, Merle Haggard, Roy Rogers , Tim Spencer, Webb Pierce, Bob Nolan, Millie Kirkham, Joe Babcock, Brenda Boykin, Charlie "Bozo" Nickerson (vocals); Ron Block (tenor, guitar); Dan Tyminski (baritone, guitar); Barry Bales (bass voice, acoustic bass); Mack Magaha (whistling, fiddle); Grady Martin, Roy Nichols (guitar, electric guitar); Roy Smeck (guitar, steel guitar); Clarence White, Denny Wright (guitar, mandolin); Harold Bradley (guitar, electric bass); Lonnie Wilson (guitar, drums); John Jennings, Mike Wanchic (guitar, background vocals); Joyce "Red" Murrell, Russ Hawking, Gerald Tomlinson, Jerry "Chip Young" Stembridge, Jerry Glenn Kennedy, Warnest Schexnyder, Horace Edmondson, Jimmy Rollins, Lloyd Perryman, Curly Perrin, Gene Sullivan, William Cox, Wilbur Ball, Kenneth R Baker, Millard Thomas, James Burton, Jerry Reed Hubbard, Jimmy Long, John Jackson, Leon Chappelear, Leonard Caston, Lewis Talley, Lou Millet, Mark Goldenberg, Pete Pyle, Ray Edenton, Anthony Paule, Smokey Rogers, Zeke Clements, Billy Sanford, Karl Farr, Charlie Burse, Dale Sellers, Ernie Calabria (guitar); Dann Huff (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Mark Casstevens (acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica); Duane Betts, Joseph Hale III Talbot, Abe Manuel, Jr., Rusty York (acoustic guitar); Bob Symons (electric guitar, steel guitar); Duke Levine (electric guitar, background vocals); Chet Atkins, David Carroll Kirby, Quilla Hugh Freeman, George Edward "Leo" Jackson, Hoke Rice, Billy Byrd, Joe Manuel, Pete Anderson, Jerry Shook, Brent Mason (electric guitar); Norman D. Hamlett, Danny Stewart, Ned Gail Davis, Pete Rodis Drake, Wilson "Lefty" Perkins, A.J. McNew, Lloyd Wright, Ernie Harvey, Pete "Oswald" Kirby, James "Jimmie" Selph, Joaquin Murphy, Dickie Harris, Jimmy Day, Paul Franklin , Sherwood Ball, Buster B. Jones, Charles Mitchell (steel guitar); George Xanthos, Norm Hamlet (resonator guitar); Don Beck, Jerry Douglas , Sally Van Meter (dobro); Vol Stevens (banjo, mandolin); Ocie Stockard (tenor banjo, fiddle); Aldan "Wimpy" Hutson, Red Brown, Pat O'Daniel (tenor banjo); Buck Trent (electric banjo); Mother Maybelle Carter (autoharp); David Grisman, Rudie Blazer, Adam Steffey (mandolin); Oldrick Scholz (ukulele); Miriam Sturm (violin, background vocals); Sheldon Kurland, Martin Katahn, Lillian Hunt, Elizabeth McNally, Mircea Petcu, Solie Fott, George Binkley III, Brenton Banks (violin); James "Slim" Martin (fiddle, harmonica); Cliff Bruner, Mike O'Daniel, Carroll Hubard, James "Hal" Smith , Benjamin McCay, Lonnie Hall, Johnny Borowski, Warren "Sweet Face" Harrison, George Uttinger, Art Davis , James Holley, Cecil "Skeets" Williamson, Jerry Rowley, Kenneth Lovelace, Henry Newton "Tommy" Vaden, Nout Grupstra, Jack Hamma Johnson, Norris Savoy, J.R. Chatwell, Jack Youngblood, Art Wooten, Robert Chubby Wise, Johnny Gimble, Max Fidler, Rufus Thibodeaux, William Armstrong, Billy Hughes, Hank Singer, Joe Spivey, Bobby Bruce, Buddy Spicher, Byron Berline (fiddle); Tommy Kane, Marvin Chantry (viola); Speck Bradley (cello, tenor saxophone); David James Jr, Byron Bach (cello); Charlie McCoy (harmonica, vibraphone); Will Shade, Wayne Raney, Mickey Raphael (harmonica); Harry Sorenson (accordion); Carl Highsmith, Ben Kanter, Jerry Jerome, Jim Rothermel, Sandy Brown (clarinet); Leo Green, Martin Fierro (tenor saxophone); Manny Klein, Don Markham, Al Fairweather , Peter Walker (trumpet); Kevin Potter (trombone); Marcus Krieger (tuba); Owen Bradley, Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano, organ); Paul Barrett (piano, synthesizer); Jonathan Carroll (piano, background vocals); Slomie Creel, James T. Clark, Mac Register, Don West, George French, Jr., Floyd Cramer, Eddie Whitley, Beegie Cruzer, Fred "Papa" Calhoun, Evelyn Rowley, Glen D. Hardin, Jack Hinson, John Hobbs, Jim Pugh , Matt Rollings, Moon Mullican, Norris Wilson, Bobby Wood (piano); Robin Aspland (grand piano); Alec Dankworth (acoustic bass); Roy Huskey Jr. (upright bass); Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums, tambourine); Robbie Magruder (drums, background vocals); Ralph Gallant, Don Lamond, Percy Bride, Danny Barrajanos, George Mash, M.C. Berry, James Carlisle Isbell, Harry Stinson, Tyler Eng, Tommy Perkins, Mike Dupke, Jim Keltner, Kenny Buttrey, Larry Atamanuik, Roy Edward Burris, Winston Watson, Ben Pollack, Biff Adam, Ralph Salmins, Farris Coursey, Jerry Carrigan, Charles Sanders, Buddy Harman (drums); Curtis Young, J.T. Brown (background vocals).
    Audio Mixers: Michael Sumas; Mark "Guitar" Miller; Louise McCormick; Gary Paczosa; Jim Robeson; Mark Hood; Paul Barrett; Ray Kennedy; Walter Samuel.
    Liner Note Authors: Dave Samuelson; Tony Russell; Cary Ginell.
    Editor: Don Cobb.
    Illustrators: Chris Thomas King; Frank Mare; Richard K. Spottswood; David Crisp; R.A. Andreas; Jrgen Feu; Mohns Mohnssen; Sherwin Dunner; Jeff Rosen; Larry Cohn; Tony Russell; Cary Ginell.
    Photographers: Chris Thomas King; Frank Mare; Richard K. Spottswood; David Crisp; R.A. Andreas; Jrgen Feu; Mohns Mohnssen; Sherwin Dunner; Jeff Rosen; Larry Cohn; Tony Russell; Cary Ginell.
    Arrangers: D. Bergen White; Jimmie Rodgers ; Alison Krauss; Pete Anderson.
    An extraordinarily thorough box from Bear Family, a label known for its completism with all things country-related, LET ME BE YOUR SIDETRACK: THE INFLUENCE OF JIMMIE RODGERS takes on the decade-spanning influence of Jimmie Rodgers, aka "the man who started it all." As argued in the liner notes of the accompanying 188-page booklet, Jimmie Rodgers forever changed American hillbilly and folk music by taking the focus off the song and putting it on the performer. The power of his personality drove many artists to pick up guitars and imitate his simultaneously warm and heartworn style, thereby codifying what was to become country music. Of the 110 songs Rodgers recorded in his short but legendary career, 108 have been covered by other artists. This jawdropping ratio inspired LET ME BE YOUR SIDETRACK, which across six discs compiles 159 cover versions by Rodgers-aping contemporaries, early cowboy legends like Gene Autry, honky-tonk giants such as Lefty Frizzell and Ernest Tubb, country music stalwarts such as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, and even rockers such as Bob Dylan and Jerry Garcia. Many of them even take on Rodgers' evocative yodel. It speaks to the breadth of Rodger's influence that LET ME BE YOUR SIDETRACK is an affecting listen, start to finish. The richness and variety of these performances collectively sound less like a wonky tribute and more like an engrossing history of country music itself.

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (p.56) - "[A] thoughtfully compiled and informative trip through the world of Rodgers covers that emphasizes the widespread influence he had on 20th-century American music."
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