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

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/06/1996
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127159045
catalogNumber: 15904
Rank: 162698

Tracks

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. A Lonely Heart Knows
  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
  13. Yesterday's Mail
  14. I Find You Cheatin' on Me
  15. Second Hand Gal
  16. You Broke My Heart (In Little Bitty Pieces)
  17. You Broke My Heart (In Little Bitty Pieces)
  18. Mary Had a Little Lamb (His Love Was Pure as Snow)
  19. You Rememered Me
  20. California Women
  21. The Green Light
  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. The Grass Looks Greener over Yonder
  31. She's a Girl Without Any Sweetheart

Disc 2

  1. Take a Look at This Broken Heart of Mine
  2. Give a Little, Take a Little
  3. A Cat Has Nine Lives
  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. A Broken Heart and a Glass of Beer
  13. The Devil in My Angels Eyes
  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. The Wild Side of Life
  24. Waiting in the Lobby of Your Heart
  25. Don't Make Me Cry Again
  26. Cryin' in the Deep Blue Sea
  27. The New Wears off Too Fast
  28. You're Walking on My Heart
  29. It's Better to Have Loved a Little
  30. How Cold Hearted Can You Get

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. The Letter Edged in Black
  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. A Fooler, A Faker
  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. The Little Rosewood Casket
  25. Gloria
  26. Honky Tonk Girl
  27. Jersey Bounce
  28. Sunrise Serenade
  29. Johnson Rag
  30. Dardanella

Disc 4

  1. When Your Love Burns Low
  2. A New Deal of Love
  3. Baby I Need Lovin'
  4. I'd Do It Again
  5. Dusty Skies
  6. A Lonely Heart Knows
  7. The New Green Light
  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. Redskin Gal
  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. The Blackboard of My Heart
  30. Across the Alley from the Alamo
  31. Weeping Willow

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. The Grass Looks Greener over Yonder
  12. You Rememered Me
  13. You'll Be the One
  14. I Don't Want to Know
  15. Someone Can Steal Your Love from Me
  16. Old Napoleaon
  17. I Was the First One
  18. Rockin' in the Congo
  19. Hang Your Head in Shame
  20. The Gypsy
  21. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  22. I Didn't Mean to Fall in Love
  23. A Girl in the Night
  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)

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
  10. Bartender's Polka
  11. Wednesday Waltz
  12. Gold and Silver Waltz
  13. The Skater's Waltz
  14. Fifty Year Ago Waltz
  15. La Zinda Waltz
  16. The Anniversary Waltz
  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. The Warm Red Wine
  25. Squaws Along the Yukon
  26. Two Hearts Deep in the Blues
  27. Gathering Flowers

Disc 7

  1. Little Blossom
  2. Deep Elm
  3. Roving 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. Bummin' 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 Stranger
  17. Just One Step Away
  18. Coconut Grove
  19. Tuxedo Junction
  20. Give the World a Smile
  21. Love Thief
  22. Teardrops on the Tea Leaves
  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

Disc 8

  1. Take a Look at This Broken Heart of Mine
  2. She's a Girl Without Any Sweetheart
  3. A Fooler, a Faker
  4. A Six Pack to Go
  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)

Disc 9

  1. That's the Recipe for a Heartache
  2. Blue Skirt Waltz
  3. I Cast a Lonesome Shadow
  4. San Antonio Rose
  5. Detour
  6. I Don't Hurt Anymore
  7. Pick Me up on Your Way Down
  8. Beer Barrel Polka
  9. The Wild Side of Life
  10. Yesterday's Girl
  11. Wabash Cannonball
  12. Then I'll Keep on Loving You
  13. Shotgun Boogie
  14. Back Street Affair
  15. You Nearly Lose Your Mind
  16. The More in Love Your Heart Is
  17. I Wasn't Even in the Running
  18. The Luckiest Heartache in Town
  19. Whatever Happened to Mary
  20. Twice as Much
  21. Just to Ease the Pain
  22. Reaching for the Moon
  23. Stirring up the Ashes

Disc 10

  1. Paper Doll
  2. There's No You
  3. You Always Hurt the One You Love
  4. September in the Rain
  5. Till Then
  6. That's All There Is to That
  7. Breakin' in Another Heart
  8. How Do You Hold a Memory
  9. Don't Take It out on Me
  10. I'd Have Never Found Somebody New
  11. It's Better to Have Loved a Little
  12. Just an Old Flame
  13. Life's Sweetest Moment
  14. I'm Gonna Practice Freedom
  15. Then I'll Start Believing in You
  16. In the Back of Your Mind
  17. Here Comes Santa Claus
  18. Gonna Wrap My Heart in Ribbons
  19. It's Christmas Every Day in Alaska
  20. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  21. Blue Christmas
  22. Silver Bells
  23. It's Christmas Time
  24. I'd Like to Have an Elephant for Christmas
  25. White Christmas
  26. Little Christmas Angel
  27. Mr. & Mrs. Snowman
  28. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  29. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Disc 11

  1. Intro
  2. Honky Tonk Girl
  3. I Guess I'm Getting over You
  4. I'll Step Aside
  5. Orange Blossom Special
  6. I Didn't Mean to Fall in Love
  7. John Henry
  8. Nine Pound Hammer
  9. She's Just a Whole Lot Like You
  10. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  11. Steel Guitar Rag
  12. Just One Step Away
  13. Lost Highway
  14. A Six Pack to Go
  15. Intro
  16. Annie Over
  17. Drop Me Gently (So Many Heart Won't Break)
  18. Forgive Me
  19. Rose City Chimes
  20. You're Walking on My Heart
  21. Oklahoma Hills
  22. That's the Recipe for a Heartache
  23. Darling, What More Can I Do?
  24. Hangover Tavern
  25. I'll Sign My Heart Away
  26. Teach Me How to Lie
  27. Cincinnati Lou

Disc 12

  1. Intro
  2. Deep in the Heart of Texas
  3. My Heart Is a Playground
  4. Charmaine
  5. How Many Teardrops Will It Take
  6. The New Wears off Too Fast
  7. Rub-A-Dub-Dub
  8. Intro
  9. Beautiful Texas
  10. Will We Start It All over Again
  11. River Road Two-Step
  12. I Cast a Lonesome Shadow
  13. Simple Simon
  14. There's a Little Bit of Everything in Texas
  15. The Eyes of Texas

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Thompson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Roy Clark   Guitar
Merle Travis   Guitar
Billy Gray   Guitar,Leader,Bandleader
Stamps Quartet   Vocals,Group
Roy Harte   Drums
Johnnie Manson   Fiddle
Jack Rivers   Guitar

Technical Credits

Tiny Bradshaw   Composer
Joe Burke   Composer
Gene Autry   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Tennessee Ernie Ford   Composer
Benny Martin   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Hank Thompson   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Illustrations
Floyd Tillman   Composer
Merle Travis   Arranger,Composer
Woody Guthrie   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Woody Herman   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Frankie Carle   Composer
Ray Peterson   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Leon McAuliffe   Composer
Carson Robison   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Bill Carlisle   Composer
Billy Gray   Composer
Jack Guthrie   Composer
Clyde Moody   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Cliffie Stone   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Johnny Bond   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Cowboy Copas   Composer
Edward Johnson   Composer
Milton Ager   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Arlie Carter   Composer
Dash   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Tommy Duncan   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Jerry Gray   Composer
Dick Hart   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Charles Mitchell   Composer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Jet Penix   Composer
Bobby Plater   Composer
Billy Reid   Composer
Bob Robinson   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
William Warren   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Lee Gillette   Producer
Ted Daffan   Composer
Rich Kienzle   Liner Notes,Author,Biographical Editor
W. Lee O'Daniel   Composer
Kelly Owens   Composer
Hal Hopper   Composer
Shug Fisher   Composer
Rex Griffin   Composer
Jerry Irby   Composer
Bob Nolan   Composer
Nat Stuckey   Composer
Joe Bishop   Composer
Ray Williams   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Producer,Tape Research
Birgit Schneider   Artwork
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
Willard Robison   Composer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Kevin Coffey   Illustrations
Tom Adair   Composer
Buddy Feyne   Composer
Fred Fisher   Composer
Sol Marcus   Composer
Harry Owens   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Mary Lowe   Composer
Lois Mann   Composer
Vic McAlpin   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Eddie Seller   Composer
Don Swander   Composer
Scotty Wiseman   Composer
Bud Auge   Composer
Blasingame   Composer
Don Clay   Composer
Ned Fairchild   Composer
Paul Westmoreland   Composer
Beth Slater Whitson   Composer
Jay Johnson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Joe Greene   Composer
Slim Bryant   Composer
Charlie Mills   Composer
Allan Roberts   Composer
Joe Burke   Composer
Allen Flatt   Composer
Johnny Black   Composer
Guy Hall   Composer
Henry Kleinkauf   Composer
Orville Proctor   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
June Hershey   Composer
Robert Wright   Composer
Bill Hayes   Composer

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