The Browns The Three Bells (8-CD Box Set)

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Format:  CD  (8 Discs)
item number:  Y552
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 8
  • Released: December 14, 1993
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Rio de Janeiro
  • 2.Looking Back to See
  • 3.Itsy Witsy Bitsy Me
  • 4.Why Am I Falling
  • 5.Draggin' Main Street
  • 6.Your Love Is as Wild as the West Wind
  • 7.Cool Green
  • 8.Do Memories Haunt Me
  • 9.It's Love I Guess
  • 10.I'm Your Man, I'm Your Gal
  • 11.Set the Dawgs on 'Em
  • 12.Jungle Magic
  • 13.You Thought, I Thought
  • 14.Here Today and Gone Tomorrow
  • 15.The Grass Is Green
  • 16.Lookin' On
  • 17.I Take the Chance
  • 18.I Can't See For Lookin'
  • 19.I'm in Heaven
  • 20.Goo Goo Dada
  • 21.Just as Long as You Love Me
  • 22.Getting Used to Being Lonely
  • 23.A Man With a Plan
  • 24.Sweet Talk, (Just as Lot of)
  • 25.Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
  • 26.The Last Thing That I Want
  • 27.Preview of the Blues
  • 28.My Isle of Golden Dreams
  • 29.I'm in Heaven
  • 30.I Guess I'm Crazy
  • 31.Sky Princess
  • 32.I'll Hold You in My Heart

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.How Can It Be Imagination Heard the Bluebirds Sing
  • 2.It Takes a Long, Long Train With a Red Caboose
  • 3.Don't Use the Lightly
  • 4.Waltz of the Angels
  • 5.The Table Next to Me
  • 6.Money
  • 7.You'll Always Be in My Heart
  • 8.Behave Yourself, Jose
  • 9.Just in Time
  • 10.The Man in the Moon
  • 11.Ain't No Way in This World
  • 12.Crazy Dreams
  • 13.True Love Goes Far Beyond
  • 14.Only One Way to Love You
  • 15.Be My Love
  • 16.Land of Golden Dreams
  • 17.Love Is in Season
  • 18.Would You Care?
  • 19.The Trot
  • 20.Beyond the Shadow
  • 21.This Time I Would Know
  • 22.The Three Bells
  • 23.Wake up Jonah
  • 24.Be My Love
  • 25.Heaven Fell Last Night
  • 26.Your Pretty Blue Eyes
  • 27.Unchained Meldoy
  • 28.Indian Love Call
  • 29.Blues Stay Away From Me
  • 30.Dream on (She'll Break You Heart)
  • 31.Where Did the Sunshine Go?
  • 32.We Should Be Together

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Bye Bye Love
  • 2.I Still Do
  • 3.Only the Lonely
  • 4.Hi de Ank Tum
  • 5.Love Me Tender
  • 6.Put on an Old Pair of Shoes
  • 7.Blue Bells Ring
  • 8.Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
  • 9.Red Sails in the Sunset
  • 10.That's My Desire
  • 11.That Little Boy of Mine
  • 12.Halfway to Heaven
  • 13.Teen-Ex
  • 14.Oh! My Papa
  • 15.Margo (The Ninth of May)
  • 16.Cool Water
  • 17.True Love
  • 18.The Enchanted Sea
  • 19.The Old Lamplighter
  • 20.Oh! My Papa
  • 21.Billy McCoy
  • 22.Am I That Easy to Forget?
  • 23.The Whiffenpoof Song
  • 24.Streamlined Cannonball
  • 25.My Adobe Hacienda
  • 26.Pledge of Love
  • 27.Wabash Blues
  • 28.Who' Gonna Buy You Ribbons (When I'm Gone)
  • 29.Margo (The Ninth of May)
  • 30.Chandelier of Stars
  • 31.Eternally
  • 32.Brighten the Corner Where You Are
  • 33.The Blue Skirt Waltz
  • 34.Have You Ever Been Lonely

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Lonely Little Robin the Wayward Wind
  • 2.The Old Village Choir
  • 3.High Noon
  • 4.Lavender Blue
  • 5.Blues in My Heart
  • 6.Chandlier of Stars
  • 7.The Whiffenpoof Song
  • 8.Blue Christmas
  • 9.This Land Is Your Land
  • 10.In the Pines
  • 11.Brighten the Corner Where You Are
  • 12.Greenwillow Christmas
  • 13.Remember Me
  • 14.The Twelfth of Never
  • 15.Nevada
  • 16.Where I Was (When We Became Strangers)
  • 17.You're So Much a Part of Me
  • 18.Revenge
  • 19.The Bandit
  • 20.Send Me the Pillow You Dream On
  • 21.Down in the Valley
  • 22.Shenandoah
  • 23.Columbus Stockade Blues
  • 24.Clementine
  • 25.Poor Wayfaring Stranger
  • 26.Ground Hog
  • 27.Poor Wildwood Flower
  • 28.Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet
  • 29.John B. Sails
  • 30.My Pretty Quadroon
  • 31.Down on the Old Plantation

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.My Baby's Gone Alpha and Omega
  • 2.Foolish Pride
  • 3.Angel's Dolly
  • 4.Alpha and Omega
  • 5.My Baby's Gone
  • 6.Whispering Wine
  • 7.Remember Me
  • 8.Lord I'm Coming Home
  • 9.How Great Thou Art
  • 10.Child of the King
  • 11.Just as I Am
  • 12.The Church in the Wildwood
  • 13.Evening Prayer, An
  • 14.In the Garden
  • 15.Whispering Hope
  • 16.When They Ring Those Golden Bells
  • 17.Where No One Stands Alone
  • 18.My Latest Sun Is Sinking Fast
  • 19.Faith Unlocks the Door
  • 20.It's Just a Little Heartache
  • 21.No Love at All
  • 22.Buttons and Bows
  • 23.The Old Master Painter
  • 24.They Call the Wind Maria
  • 25.Forty Shades of Green
  • 26.Is It Make Believe
  • 27.Everlasting
  • 28.The Twelfth Rose
  • 29.Watching My World Fall Apart
  • 30.Oh, No!
  • 31.Dear Teresa

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.The Rhumba Boogie
  • 2.The Great Speckled Bird
  • 3.Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes
  • 4.Sugarfoot Rag
  • 5.Fair and Tender Ladies
  • 6.Tragic Romance
  • 7.Four Walls
  • 8.You Nearly Lose Your Mind
  • 9.Mansion on the Hill
  • 10.Wondering
  • 11.Mommy Please Stay Home With Me
  • 12.Looking Back to See
  • 13.Anna
  • 14.Pirogue
  • 15.The Happy Fool
  • 16.The Grass Is Red
  • 17.Circuit Ridin' Preacher
  • 18.Halfbreed
  • 19.The Young Land
  • 20.The Gun Gold Girl
  • 21.Mister and Mississippi
  • 22.Blowin' in the Wind
  • 23.Tobacco Road
  • 24.Then I'll Stop Loving You
  • 25.You're Easy to Remember
  • 26.I Know My Place
  • 27.My Baby Doesn't Love Me Anymore
  • 28.Love Didn't Pass Me By
  • 29.The Outskirts of Town
  • 30.Tangled Web
  • 31.My Destiny
  • 32.Johnny, I Hardly Knew You

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Three Hearts in a Tangle
  • 2.I Take the Chance
  • 3.Everybody's Darlin' Plus Mine
  • 4.Meadowgreen
  • 5.One Take Away One
  • 6.No Sad Songs For Me
  • 7.I Feel Like Crying
  • 8.The Big Bizzard
  • 9.Watch the Roses Grow
  • 10.A Little Too Much to Dream
  • 11.Little Boy Blue
  • 12.Maybe Tomorrow
  • 13.I Can Stand It (As Long as You Can)
  • 14.Gone
  • 15.This Heart of Mine (Can Never Say Goodbye)
  • 16.I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 17.Yesterday's Gone
  • 18.You Can't Grow Peaches on a Cherry Tree
  • 19.Two of a Kind
  • 20.Springtime
  • 21.When I Stop Dreaming
  • 22.Too Soon to Know
  • 23.Now I Can Live Again
  • 24.I Will Bring You Water
  • 25.June Is as Cold as December
  • 26.I'd Just Be Fool Enough
  • 27.Maker of Raindrops and Roses
  • 28.Making Plans
  • 29.Born to Be With You
  • 30.A Million Miles From Nowhere
  • 31.Bid Daddy

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Where Does a Little Tear Come From
  • 2.Coming Back to You
  • 3.Do Not Ask For Love, (I Prithee)
  • 4.Gigawackem
  • 5.Rhythm of the Rain
  • 6.Greener Pastures
  • 7.After Losing You
  • 8.The Tip of My Fingers
  • 9.Four Strong Winds
  • 10.Sorry I Never Knew You
  • 11.The Old Country Church
  • 12.They Tore the Old Country Church Down
  • 13.Though Your Sins Be as Scarlet
  • 14.He Will Set Your Fields on Fire
  • 15.The Night Watch
  • 16.When I Lift up My Head
  • 17.Taller Than Trees
  • 18.The Mocking Bird
  • 19.Jezebel
  • 20.A Rusty Old Halo
  • 21.The Weapon of Prayer
  • 22.I Hear It Now
  • 23.Ride, Ride, Ride
  • 24.Country Boy's Dream
  • 25.All of Me Belongs to You
  • 26.Where Does the Good Times Go
  • 27.I'm a Lonesome Fugitive
  • 28.Once
  • 29.Walk Through This World With Me
  • 30.Happy Tracks
  • 31.Misty Blue
  • 32.If the Whole World Stopped Lovin'

Product Description:

This 8-CD set contains the complete recordings of the Browns from 1954 through 1967. It also includes a 40-page book with detailed session info, pictures and biographies.
Eight CDs and over 240 songs is overkill, except that there's a lot worth hearing here. Disc One opens in 1954 with Jim Ed and Maxine Brown's debut recordings for the Fabor label, including "Looking Back to See," which was successful enough to get them a touring slot with a young Elvis Presley. The sound, while primitive in comparison to their subsequent RCA recordings is very pleasing, with bright harmonies and simple, straightforward accompaniment. As soon as they got to RCA , their sound bloomed -- the textures of the instruments became more vivid, with the "voices" of the guitars nearly as crisp as those of the singers themselves. By this time, they were one of country music's great mixed harmony groups, and were applying those vocal talents to bluesy numbers, as well as softer country and bluegrass material. "The Three Bells" was the massive hit that turned the trio toward pop material in 1959. Their repertory on Disc Three was broadening to include more overt folk material and pop standards. By the time of Disc Four, Hank Garland and John D. Loudermilk were playing most of the guitar, though Atkins was still producing, and the results remained impressive. Disc Five is dominated by a brace of inspirational tunes cut for their Little Brown Church Hymnal album, and also includes their cover of "They Call the Wind Maria," one of Jim Ed Brown's best performances. Disc Six is probably the only 1964-vintage archive to feature songs by Hank Snow and Bob Dylan coming from the same outfit. Discs Seven and Eight leave the group at the end of their time as a trio, prior to Bonnie's retirement late in 1967 -- highlights include a ton of beautifully sung country, pop, and folk numbers. ~ Bruce Eder
Bear Family Records

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  • UPC: 4000127156655
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