Ray Price The Honky Tonk Years (1950-1966) (10-CD Box Set)

The Honky Tonk Years (1950-1966) (10-CD Box Set)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Jealous Lies
  • 2.Your Wedding Corsage
  • 3.If You're Ever Lonely Darling
  • 4.I Saw My Castle Fall Today
  • 5.You've Got My Troubles Now
  • 6.I Get the Short End Everytime
  • 7.Hey la La
  • 8.The Answer to 'The Last Letter'
  • 9.Till Death Do Us Part
  • 10.Beyond the Last Mile
  • 11.Heartaching Blues
  • 12.Weary Blues (From Waiting)
  • 13.I Made a Mistake and I'm Sorry
  • 14.We Crossed Our Heart
  • 15.Your Heart Is Too Crowded
  • 16.I Lost the Only Love I Knew
  • 17.I've Got to Hurry, Hurry, Hurry
  • 18.Talk to Your Heart
  • 19.I Know I'll Never Win Your Love Again
  • 20.The Road of No Return
  • 21.You're Under Arrest (For Stealin' My Heart)
  • 22.Move on in and Stay
  • 23.I Can't Escape From You
  • 24.Won't You Please Be Mine
  • 25.Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
  • 26.My Old Scrapbook

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.The Price For Loving You
  • 2.That's What I Get For Loving You
  • 3.Cold Shoulder
  • 4.You Weren't Ashamed to Kiss Me Last Night
  • 5.The Wrong Side of Town
  • 6.Time
  • 7.Start the Music
  • 8.Gone Again
  • 9.The Way You've Treated Me
  • 10.Time
  • 11.The Wrong Side of Town
  • 12.Who Stole That Train
  • 13.Let Your Heart Decide
  • 14.You Always Get By
  • 15.Leave Her Alone
  • 16.The Wall Around Your Heart
  • 17.Release Me
  • 18.I'll Be There (If Ever You Want Me)
  • 19.The Last Letter
  • 20.Much Too Young to Die
  • 21.I Love You So Much, I Let You Go
  • 22.I Could Love You More
  • 23.What If He Don't Love You
  • 24.If You Don't, Somebody Else Will
  • 25.I'm Alone Because I Love You
  • 26.Oh Yes, Darling
  • 27.One Broken Heart (Don't Mean a Thing)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes
  • 2.The Way She Got Away
  • 3.Let Me Talk to You
  • 4.Call the Lord and He'll Be There
  • 5.A Man Called Peter
  • 6.As Strange as It Seems (I Still Love You)
  • 7.I Can't Go Home Like This
  • 8.Don't You Know Me Anymore
  • 9.I Don't Want That on My Conscience
  • 10.Run Boy
  • 11.You Will Never Be True
  • 12.Don't Tempt Me
  • 13.Slowly Dying
  • 14.Crazy Arms
  • 15.You Done Me Wrong (And That Ain't Right)
  • 16.Wild and Wicked World
  • 17.Crazy
  • 18.Are You Wasting My Time
  • 19.Fallin', Fallin', Fallin'
  • 20.Wasted Words
  • 21.Fallin', Fallin', Fallin'
  • 22.Wasted Words
  • 23.I've Got a New Heartache
  • 24.Don't Do This to Me

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Letters Have No Arms
  • 2.I'll Sail My Ship Alone
  • 3.A Mansion on the Hill
  • 4.I Can't Help It
  • 5.Remember Me (I'm the One Who Loves You)
  • 6.I Saw My Castle Fall Today
  • 7.Let Me Talk to You
  • 8.Please Don't Leave Me
  • 9.Blues Stay Away From Me
  • 10.Pins and Needles (In My Heart)
  • 11.I Love You Because
  • 12.Many Years Ago
  • 13.I'll Be There (When You Get Lonely)
  • 14.It's All Your Fault
  • 15.My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
  • 16.Faded Love
  • 17.Gone
  • 18.Bye Bye Love
  • 19.Four Walls
  • 20.A Fallen Star
  • 21.It's All Your Fault
  • 22.My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
  • 23.Don't Do This to Me
  • 24.Wall of Tears
  • 25.Curtain in the Window
  • 26.Talk to Your Conscience

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
  • 2.Driftwood on the River
  • 3.Deep Water
  • 4.I'll Keep Loving You
  • 5.I Love You So Much, It Hurts
  • 6.I Told You So
  • 7.Ice Cold Heart
  • 8.I've Gotta Have My Baby Back
  • 9.Please Don't Leave Me
  • 10.Talk to Your Heart
  • 11.I'm Tired
  • 12.Wondering
  • 13.Walkin' the Floor
  • 14.Invitation to the Blues
  • 15.I've Got to Know
  • 16.Heartaches Must Be Your Name
  • 17.City Lights - (take 3)
  • 18.Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)
  • 19.That's What It's Like to Be Lonesome
  • 20.Punish Me Tomorrow
  • 21.Heartaches by the Number
  • 22.Wild and Wicked World
  • 23.Beyond the Last Mile
  • 24.The Same Old Me
  • 25.Under Your Spell Again
  • 26.Broken Hearts Will Haunt Your Soul
  • 27.One More Time
  • 28.Who'll Be the First
  • 29.City Lights - (alternate take)

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.The Old Rugged Cross
  • 2.In the Garden
  • 3.How Big Is God
  • 4.Until Then
  • 5.Help Though My Unbelief
  • 6.When I Take My Vacation in Heaven
  • 7.Faith
  • 8.Rock of Ages
  • 9.Softly and Tenderly
  • 10.When the Roll Is Called up Yonder
  • 11.Just as I Am
  • 12.Where He Leads Me (I Will Follow)
  • 13.Now the Day Is Over
  • 14.I Can't Run Away From Myself
  • 15.I Wish I Could Fall in Love Today
  • 16.Heart Over Mind
  • 17.The Twenty-Fourth Hour
  • 18.Walkin' Slow (And Thinking 'Bout Her)
  • 19.Soft Rain
  • 20.Here We Are Again
  • 21.You're Stronger Than Me
  • 22.This Cold War With You
  • 23.Soft Rain
  • 24.Imagination's a Wonderful Thing
  • 25.Walkin' Slow (And Thinking 'Bout Her)
  • 26.Soft Rain - (overdub)

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Introduction / San Antonio Rose
  • 2.A Maiden's Prayer
  • 3.My Confession
  • 4.Who's Heart Are You Breaking Now?
  • 5.Roly Poly
  • 6.Bubbles in My Beer
  • 7.Home in San Antone
  • 8.You Don't Love Me (But I'll Always Care)
  • 9.You Don't Care What Happens to Me
  • 10.Time Changes Everything
  • 11.The Kind of Love I Can't Forget
  • 12.Hang Your Head In Shame / Outro
  • 13.Night Life
  • 14.Lonely Street
  • 15.The Wild Side of Life
  • 16.Sittin' and Thinkin'
  • 17.A Girl in the Night
  • 18.There's No Fool Like an Old Fool
  • 19.If She Could See Me Now
  • 20.Bright Lights and Blonde Haired Women
  • 21.Are You Sure
  • 22.Let Me Talk to You
  • 23.This Cold War With You
  • 24.I've Just Destroyed the World (I'm Living in)
  • 25.Walkin' Slow (And Thinking 'Bout Her)
  • 26.Pride

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Big Shoes
  • 2.Walk Me to the Door
  • 3.You Took Her Off My Hands
  • 4.Be a Good Girl
  • 5.Make the World Go Away
  • 6.I'll Find a Way (To Free Myself of You)
  • 7.Make the World Go Away
  • 8.Let Me Talk to You
  • 9.I'll Find a Way (To Free Myself of You)
  • 10.I've Still Got Room (For One More Heartache)
  • 11.That's All That Matters
  • 12.Burning Memories
  • 13.Each Time
  • 14.A Way to Free Myself
  • 15.How Long Is Forever
  • 16.This Cold War With You
  • 17.Take Me as I Am (Or Let Me Go)
  • 18.All Right (I'll Sign the Papers)
  • 19.I Fall to Pieces
  • 20.Please Talk to My Heart
  • 21.Cold, Cold Heart
  • 22.Still
  • 23.I Don't Know Why (I Keep Loving You)
  • 24.Same Old Memories
  • 25.Here Comes My Baby Back Again
  • 26.Together Again
  • 27.A Thing Called Sadness
  • 28.Soft Rain
  • 29.Release Me

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.Devil's Dream
  • 2.Linda's Lou
  • 3.Crazy Arms
  • 4.Lil' Liza Jane
  • 5.Rubber Dolly
  • 6.Burnt Fingers
  • 7.Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • 8.Maiden's Prayer
  • 9.Your Old Loveletters
  • 10.Spanish Two Step
  • 11.Liberty Bells
  • 12.Sing a Sad Song
  • 13.The Other Woman
  • 14.Tearful Earful
  • 15.The Last Letter
  • 16.Born to Lose
  • 17.Just Call Me Lonesome
  • 18.Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me
  • 19.Funny How Time Slips Away
  • 20.Rose Colored Glasses
  • 21.Unloved, Unwanted
  • 22.Eye For an Eye, An
  • 23.Too Much Love Is Spoiling You
  • 24.After Effects (From Loving You)
  • 25.Let Me Talk to You - (alternate take)
  • 26.I'm Not Crazy Yet
  • 27.A Way to Survive

Tracks on Disc 10:

  • 1.Another Bridge to Burn

Product Description:

Personnel: Ray Price (vocals, guitar); Buddy Griffin (vocals, guitar); Grady Martin (guitar, nylon-string guitar); Thomas Williams , Benny Martin (guitar, fiddle); Jack Shook, Velma E. Williams Smith, Loren Otis Shook, Jerry Glenn Kennedy, Sherman Collins, Jimmy Rollins, Herman Wade, Jack Pruett, Hank Cochran, Hank Garland, Harold Bradley, Art Bishop, James "Jimmie" Selph, Johnny Bond, Leon Rhodes, Ray Edenton, Roger Miller , Roger Miller , Rusty Gabbard, Walter Haynes, Wayne Moss, Willie Nelson, Charlie Harris (guitar); Chet Atkins (electric guitar); Eddie Martin , James "Jim" Biggar, Jack Evins, James Day, Jimmy Day, Pete Drake, Buddy Emmons (steel guitar); Earl Scruggs (banjo); Paul Buskirk (mandolin); Byron Bach (violin, cello); Howard Carpenter, Wilda Tinsley, Roby I. Story, Vernal E. Richardson, Martin Kathan, Lillian Vannhunt, Solie Fott, George Binkley III, Brenton Banks (violin); Thomas Lee Jackson Jr., Dale Potter, Francis Keith Coleman, Gene Gasaway, Gordon Terry, Jim Belken, Johnnie Manson, Jerry Rivers, Johnny Gimble, Wade Ray, Grover Lavender, Cecil Brower, Buddy Spicher (fiddle); W.O. Collins (viola); E.A. "Highpockets" Busse (accordion); Milburn Winston "Bernie" Annett, "Papa" John Gordy, Floyd Cramer, William Whitney Pursell, Marvin H. Hughes, Harold Carmack, Owen Bradley, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Gordon Stoker (piano); Farrell Morris (vibraphone, percussion, background vocals); Joe Zinkan (acoustic bass); Douglas Kirkham, Jimmy Dennis, Len "Snuffy" Miller, Robert E. Preston, William Paul Ackerman, T. Tommy Cutrer, Stephen F. Bess, Jan Kurtis Skugstad, Farris Coursey, Buddy Harman (drums).
Audio Mixer: Mark Wilder.
Recording information: Bradley Studios, Nashville, TN (03/15/1951-11/08/1966); Castle Studio, at The Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN (03/15/1951-11/08/1966); Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN (03/15/1951-11/08/1966); Jim Beck Studio, Dallas, TX (03/15/1951-11/08/1966).
Illustrators: Lars Lundgren; Herman Wade; Darrell McCall & Johnny Bush; R.A. Andreas.
Photographers: Darrell McCall; Lars Lundgren; Herman Wade; Darrell McCall & Johnny Bush; R.A. Andreas.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Mark Wilder; Bob Jones .
Arranger: Ray Price.
The Honky Tonk Years (1950-1966) is an accurate title for this mammoth ten-disc set. Tracing Ray Price's career through his heyday in the '50s and stopping in the late '60s, just as he abandoned honky tonk for country-pop, the set documents one of the finest singers and bandleaders in country music. During this era, Price had a long, impressive string of Top Ten singles -- including "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes," "I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)," "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You," "City Lights," and the massive hit "Crazy Arms" -- and led a band that featured, at various times, such musicians as Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, and Roger Miller. Price and his band were talented enough to make weak material, which helps make this exhaustive set interesting; after all, there's bound to be a few lesser cuts in a box that runs over 260 tracks. Though the strict chronological session order is occasionally tedious, the quality of the music far outweighs the flaws in presentation. For serious listeners and musicologists, The Honky Tonk Years is an essential purchase, since it offers a complete picture of one of the biggest figures in country music. Neophytes and casual listeners, however, are advised to stick with the single-disc collection The Essential Ray Price, simply because it is far easier to digest. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Bear Family Records

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