Dick Curless A Tombstone Every Mile [Bear Family] (7-CD Box Set)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Released: February 22, 1996
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Coast Of Maine
  • 2.Ida Dance (Instrumental)
  • 3.Jelly Doughnuts
  • 4.Fiddler's Dance (Instrumental)
  • 5.Cottage In The Pines
  • 6.Cupid's Arrow (1)
  • 7.Baby Darling
  • 8.Naponee
  • 9.Rocky Mountain Queen
  • 10.Streets Of Laredo (1)
  • 11.Foggy Foggy Dew
  • 12.China Nights (3)
  • 13.Blues In My Mind (2)
  • 14.Lovin' Dan- Sixty Minute Man
  • 15.Blues Yodel #6 (Midnight Turning Day Blues)
  • 16.Bright Lights And Blonde Haired Woman (I'm Getting Tired)
  • 17.Travelin' Man
  • 18.I'm Ragged But I'm Right
  • 19.St. James Infirmary
  • 20.You Never Miss The Water (Till The Well Runs Dry)
  • 21.Rosalita
  • 22.Just A Closer Walk With Thee
  • 23.Please Don't Pass Me By
  • 24.Nine Pound Hammer (1)
  • 25.Rocky Mountain Queen (With Overdub)
  • 26.Dick Curless / Al Hawkes On The First Event Release

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Nine Pound Hammer (1)(With Recitation)
  • 2.I Am A Pilgrim
  • 3.Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old Kentucky Home
  • 4.I Ain't Got Nobody
  • 5.Rainbow In My Heart
  • 6.Something's Wrong With You
  • 7.Evil Hearted Man Blues
  • 8.I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven
  • 9.Deck Of Cards
  • 10.High Noon
  • 11.Strawberry Roan
  • 12.Red River Valley
  • 13.Cowboy Jack
  • 14.On Top Of Old Smokey
  • 15.Home On The Range
  • 16.Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie
  • 17.The Old Chisholm Trail
  • 18.I Ride An Old Paint
  • 19.Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
  • 20.Green Grow The Lilacs
  • 21.The Last Roundup
  • 22.The Crawdad Song
  • 23.The Rock Island Line
  • 24.Don't Fence Me In
  • 25.The Big Rock Candy Mountain
  • 26.Rovin' Gambler
  • 27.Molly Darlin'

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.The Yellow Rose Of Texas
  • 2.Liza Jane
  • 3.Careless Love
  • 4.Buffalo Gal
  • 5.San Antonio Rose
  • 6.Little Brown Jug
  • 7.I've Been Working On The Railroad
  • 8.Silver Threads Among The Gold
  • 9.You Tell Me Your Dream, I'll Tell You Mine
  • 10.I Was Seeing Nellie Home
  • 11.Beautiful Dreamer
  • 12.My Old Kentucky Home
  • 13.Whispering Hope
  • 14.What A Friend We Have In Jesus
  • 15.Rock Of Ages
  • 16.The Church In The Wildwood
  • 17.Bring Them In
  • 18.Onward, Christian Soldiers
  • 19.Nearer My God To Thee
  • 20.In The Garden
  • 21.Jesus Loves Me
  • 22.I Love To Tell The Story
  • 23.The Old Rugged Cross

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.A Tombstone Every Mile (1)
  • 2.Heart Talk (1)
  • 3.Streets Of Laredo (2)
  • 4.King Of The Road
  • 5.Uncle Tom
  • 6.China Nights (4)
  • 7.Six Times A Day
  • 8.Cupid's Arrow (2)
  • 9.Down By The Old River
  • 10.Teardrops In My Heart
  • 11.Nine Pound Hammer (3)
  • 12.Sunny Side Of The Mountain
  • 13.'Tater Raisin' Man
  • 14.The Friend That Makes It Four
  • 15.Mama's Hands
  • 16.Mom And Dad's Waltz
  • 17.Daddy And Home
  • 18.I'm Going Home
  • 19.Buckaroo
  • 20.Little Terry
  • 21.Please Don't Make Me Go
  • 22.You, You, Only You
  • 23.Terrible Tangled Web
  • 24.A Devil Like Me Needs An Angel Like You
  • 25.No Fool Like An Old Fool
  • 26.Old Standby
  • 27.Too Late
  • 28.I Can't Stop (My Lovin' You)
  • 29.For Ever And Ever
  • 30.Congratulations, You're Absolutely Right
  • 31.Heart Talk (2)

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Highwayman
  • 2.The Baron
  • 3.Memories, And Old Picture And A Ring
  • 4.A Good Job Hunting And Fishing
  • 5.How Do I Say Goodbye
  • 6.I Didn't Know Love Was This Way
  • 7.House Of Memories
  • 8.All Of Me Belongs To You
  • 9.My Side Of The Night
  • 10.The Game Of Love And Poker
  • 11.Try And Leave Me
  • 12.(Standing) On The Outside Looking In
  • 13.Hello Honey
  • 14.Nobody
  • 15.Hobo
  • 16.Tears Of Saint Ann
  • 17.I Went Bad For A Pretty Girl
  • 18.Tornado Tillie
  • 19.Life Goes On
  • 20.Big Foot
  • 21.Mumble Boogy
  • 22.You Can't Go Back Again
  • 23.Shoes
  • 24.When Dad Was Around
  • 25.End Of The Road
  • 26.Bury The Bottle With Me
  • 27.Wrinkled, Crinkled, Wadded Dollar Bill
  • 28.Just For The Record
  • 29.I'm Worried About Me

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.The Heartline Special
  • 2.Secret Of Your Heart
  • 3.I Ain't Got Nobody
  • 4.Bummin' On Track E
  • 5.Secret Of Your Heart
  • 6.The Wild Side Of Town
  • 7.Nobody Knows You, When You're Down And Out
  • 8.Things
  • 9.Easy Woman
  • 10.Down The Corner At Kelly's
  • 11.Tonight's The Night My Angel's Halo Fell
  • 12.Maybe I'll Cry Over You
  • 13.It's Nothing To Me
  • 14.The Good Old Days
  • 15.Over The Edge
  • 16.Blue Is A Beautiful Color
  • 17.A Good Year For The Wine
  • 18.Tears Instead Of Cheers
  • 19.All I Need Is You
  • 20.A Brand New Bed Of Roses
  • 21.Be Here To Love Me
  • 22.Kentucky Boy
  • 23.Fanning The Flame
  • 24.The Sun
  • 25.Somebody Else
  • 26.Jamaica Farewell

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.China Nights (1)
  • 2.The Golden Rocket
  • 3.Just A Closer Walk With Thee
  • 4.I'm In Love Again
  • 5.I Walk The Line
  • 6.Something's Wrong With You
  • 7.China Nights (2)
  • 8.Evil Hearted Man Blues
  • 9.Marianne
  • 10.Blues In My Mind (1)
  • 11.Down By The Riverside
  • 12.Oh Lonesome Me
  • 13.Where Is Your Heart Tonight
  • 14.I Can Get Along Without You Now
  • 15.Nine Pound Hammer (2)
  • 16.What Do I Care
  • 17.There's Been A Change In Me
  • 18.After All I Ain't Got Much To Loose
  • 19.Sunny Side Of The Mountain
  • 20.Monday Night
  • 21.Nine Pound Hammer
  • 22.China Nights
  • 23.Just A Little Lovin'
  • 24.I Am A Pilgrim
  • 25.Tuck Me To Sleep In My Old Kentucky Home
  • 26.Montreal Express (Commercial)
  • 27.Station Breaks
  • 28.Billy D. Hunter: The Tumbleweed Kid (Tribute To Dick Curless)

Product Description:

Recorded between 1950 and 1969.
For a man who was regarded as a cult artist for most of his career, Dick Curless was certainly able to surround himself with the cream of the crop when it came to producers and sidemen, among whom are listed Buck Owens, Tommy Collins, James Burton, Ralph Mooney, Harold Bradley, Pete Drake, David Duke (not that one), and a slew of others. Tombstone Every Mile, the name of Curless' first bona fide hit in 1964, is a Bear Family collection that compiles 191 tracks over seven CDs. It is an exhaustive collection of everything Curless recorded for Tower, Event, Alagash, Standard, and Tiffany from 1950 through 1969. He signed with Capitol in 1970, and there's another box covering that period. Curless recorded until finishing his last album literally days before his death in 1995. While this set documents the singer/songwriter's first forays into Ernest Tubb-style honky tonk, it spends a great deal of time displaying his roots in the Bakersfield sound pioneered by Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and others and his transition into making "truck driver's music" -- mostly because his cult was made of truckers, not because he wrote for them exclusively. Virtually every kind of country music is documented here, from honky tonk barnburners to gospel tunes to love ballads to novelty tunes to cowboy songs and classic ballads. There are train songs and pain songs, truck songs and mama songs. His readings of tunes by Lefty Frizzell, Red Simpson, Merle Travis, Don Gibson, Billy Mize, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Haggard, Collins, public domain tunes such as "Streets of Laredo," and his own early efforts established him as a great stylist and singer as well as a keen interpreter -- his version of Cash's "I Walk the Line" is only eclipsed by the master's. Curless' repertoire covered the entire history of the music as it came down from the Carter Family. There are over a dozen complementary unreleased masters here, making this a must for the country collector, and to have the material organized in such painstaking chronologically recorded fashion adds depth and dimension to Curless' development as an artist. Ultimately, if you are at all a fan, this set and his final album, Traveling Through on the Rounder label, are the things to have. The Capitol period is good, it's just not revelatory like this stuff is. ~ Thom Jurek
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