- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Dixiebelles hailed Memphis. This black female trio (Shirley Thomas, Mary Hunt and Mildred Pratcher) had two Top 20 hits - "(Down at) Papa Joe's" and "Southtown, U.S.A.", both of which are standouts in this collection of their most popular songs.
- 1.(Down At) Papa Joe's
- 2.Bo Weevil
- 3.Telling Lies
- 4.Why Don't You Set Me Free
- 5.Good Night Irene
- 6.Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
- 7.Bourbon Street Parade
- 8.Forever, Forever
- 9.Swanee River (Where They Rock All Night)
- 10.Rock, Rock, Rock
- 11.I Told You So
- 12.Southtown U.S.A.
- 13.New York Town
- 14.The Beale Street Dog
The Dixiebelles: Shirley Thomas, Mary Hunt, Mildred Pratcher.
Personnel: Mildred Pratcher, Shirley Thomas, Mary Hunt (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Recording information: Phillips Recording Studio.
As part of Collectables' Golden Classics series, the Dixie Belles are spotlighted on previously released material originally recorded for Savage in the early '60s. The 14 tracks include "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," "Swanee River (Where They Rock All Night)," "The Beale Street Dog," and their biggest hit, "(Down At) Papa Joe's." Considering the obscurity of CDs available by the girl group, this affordable disc should please both casual fans and collectors. ~ Al Campbell