Jean Shepard The Melody Ranch Girl [Box Set] (5-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: November 12, 1996
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Twice the Lovin' (In Half the Time)
  • 2.Crying Steel Guitar Waltz
  • 3.Keep It a Secret
  • 4.Nobody Else Can Love You Like I Do
  • 5.I'd Rather Die Young
  • 6.A Dear John Letter
  • 7.My Wedding Ring
  • 8.With All These Memories
  • 9.Forgive Me, John
  • 10.Why Did You Wait
  • 11.Why Did You Wait
  • 12.You'll Come Crawlin'
  • 13.The Mysteries of Life
  • 14.Let's Kiss and Try Again
  • 15.The Glass That Stands Beside You
  • 16.Two Whoops and a Holler
  • 17.Don't Fall in Love With a Married Man
  • 18.What'll You Have
  • 19.It Tickles
  • 20.Please Don't Divorce Me
  • 21.Did You Tell Her About Me
  • 22.Don't Rush Me
  • 23.You Sent Her an Orchid (You Sent Me a Rose)
  • 24.Take Possession
  • 25.A Satisfied Mind
  • 26.Beautiful Lies
  • 27.I Thought of You

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.You're Calling Me Sweetheart Again
  • 2.He Loved Me Once and He'll Love Me Again
  • 3.Girls in Disgrace
  • 4.This Has Been Your Life
  • 5.Just Give Me Love
  • 6.Thank You Just the Same
  • 7.Over and Over
  • 8.Tell Me What I Want to Hear
  • 9.Shadows on the Wall
  • 10.I'll Thank You All My Life
  • 11.I Learned It All from You
  • 12.Hello Old Broken Heart
  • 13.Sad Singin' and Slow Ridin'
  • 14.It's Hard to Tell the Married from the Free
  • 15.Did I Turn Down a Better Deal
  • 16.A Passing Love Affair
  • 17.I Married You for Love
  • 18.I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
  • 19.Be Honest With Me
  • 20.Under Suspicion
  • 21.I Want to Go Where No One Knows Me
  • 22.Tomorrow I'll Be Gone
  • 23.If You Can Walk Away
  • 24.Go on, Go On
  • 25.I Lost You After All
  • 26.It Scares Me Half to Death
  • 27.You're Just the Kind of Guy
  • 28.Too Late With the Roses
  • 29.The Other Woman
  • 30.Act Like a Married Man
  • 31.I Used to Love You

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.The Weak and the Strong
  • 2.You'd Better Go
  • 3.A Thief in the Night
  • 4.Memory
  • 5.I Love You Because
  • 6.You Win Again
  • 7.You Can't Break the Chains of Love
  • 8.Secret of Life
  • 9.Jealous Heart
  • 10.Sweet Temptation
  • 11.I'll Take the Blame
  • 12.I'll Never Be Free
  • 13.I'll Hold You in My Heart
  • 14.I Hate Myself
  • 15.You're Telling Me Sweet Lies Again
  • 16.He's My Baby
  • 17.Just Another Girl
  • 18.Jeopardy
  • 19.Are You Certain?
  • 20.Better Love Next Time
  • 21.Have Heart, Will Love
  • 22.Heartaches, Teardrops and Sorrow
  • 23.I Didn't Mean to Make You Cry
  • 24.Sweetheart Don't Come Back
  • 25.How Do I Tell It to a Child
  • 26.The One You Slip Around With
  • 27.The Mysteries of Life
  • 28.Did I Turn Down a Better Deal
  • 29.Root of All Evil, The (Is a Man)
  • 30.I'd Like to Know (Where People Can Go)
  • 31.Lonely Little World

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.I Don't Apologize for Loving You
  • 2.Mockin' Bird Hill
  • 3.Another
  • 4.Blues Stay Away from Me
  • 5.If You Haven't, You Can't Feel the Way I Do
  • 6.Under Your Spell Again
  • 7.The Waltz of the Angels
  • 8.One White Rose
  • 9.Big Midnight Special
  • 10.Your're the Only Good Thing (That's Happened to Me)
  • 11.Color Song, The (I Lost My Love)
  • 12.Got You on My Mind
  • 13.For the Children's Sake
  • 14.Nobody But Myself
  • 15.No One Knows
  • 16.Would You Be Satisfied?
  • 17.If You Were Losing Him to Me
  • 18.Second Best
  • 19.Two Voices, Two Shadows, Two Faces
  • 20.Go on With Your Dancing
  • 21.I Can't Seem to Say Goodbye
  • 22.So Wrong, So Fast
  • 23.How Long Does It Hurt (When a Heart Breaks)
  • 24.I Don't Remember
  • 25.Leave Me Alone
  • 26.The Biggest Cry
  • 27.I've Got to Talk to Mary
  • 28.It's Torture
  • 29.Your Conscience or Your Heart
  • 30.I Turned Right Around and Went Home

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.I've Learned to Live With You (And Be Alone)
  • 2.Nobody Like You
  • 3.Lake Lonely
  • 4.It's Never Too Late
  • 5.One Less Heartache
  • 6.A Tear Dropped By
  • 7.When Your House Is Not a Home
  • 8.I Can't Cry Him Away
  • 9.That's What Lonesome Is
  • 10.Foggy River
  • 11.When Two Worlds Collide
  • 12.Loose Talk
  • 13.I Can't Stop Loving You
  • 14.The Big Wheel
  • 15.Born to Lose
  • 16.If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)
  • 17.Half a Mind
  • 18.Cigarettes and Coffee Blues
  • 19.That's What It's Like to Be Lonesome
  • 20.The Violet and the Rose
  • 21.Just Call Me Lonesome
  • 22.Two Little Boys
  • 23.He Plays the Bongo (I Play the Banjo)
  • 24.Second Fiddle (To an Old Guitar)
  • 25.Nobody's Business
  • 26.It Was Too Late
  • 27.Someone's Gotta Cry
  • 28.Ain't You Ashamed
  • 29.Don't Take Advantage of Me
  • 30.Let Me Be the Judge
  • 31.More to Love Than This
  • 32.Franklin County Moonshine

Product Description:

Personnel: Jean Shepard (vocals); Ferlin Husky (vocals, guitar); Simon Crum, Cal Smith (vocals); Grady Martin, Hank Garland, Harold Bradley, Ivy J. "Jimmy" Bryant, Jackie Phelps, Lewis Talley, Roy Nichols, Billy Strange, Buck Owens (guitar); Herman Wade, Martin Eugene "Gene" Breeden, Speedy West, Walter Haynes, Hal Rugg (steel guitar); Jelly Sanders (fiddle); Floyd Cramer, William Edward "Billy" Liebert, Jerry Smith, Bill Woods (piano); Alfred E. Kern, Johnny Cuviello, Roy Harte, Buddy Harman (drums).
Audio Mixer: Jay Ranellucci.
Liner Note Authors: Larry Zwisohn; Chris Skinker; Richard Weize.
Recording information: Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (09/30/1952-10/15/1964); Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA (09/30/1952-10/15/1964); Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (09/30/1952-10/15/1964); Nashville, TN (09/30/1952-10/15/1964).
Illustrators: Colin Escott; Les Leverett; R.A. Andreas; Steve Hathaway; Sylke Holtrop; Gerd Weilder; Brad Benedict.
Photographers: Colin Escott; Les Leverett; R.A. Andreas; Steve Hathaway; Brad Benedict.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Chet Atkins; Earl Scruggs; Ralph Davis; Faron Young; Frankie Starr ; Benny Birchfield; Hawkshaw Hawkins; Lester Flatt; Little Roy Wiggins ; Ray Price ; Skeeter Davis; Slim Whitman; Tennessee Ernie Ford; Bill Cody.
The five-disc box set The Melody Ranch Girl collects all 151 tracks that Jean Shepard recorded for Capitol Records between 1952 and 1964. Shepard's recordings for Capitol were undeniably her best -- by and large, this is fiery, passionate honky tonk. All of her hits from this era, from "A Dear John Letter" and "A Satisfied Mind" to "Beautiful Lies" and "Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar)," are included, as are several rarities, outtakes, and complete albums, including Songs of a Love Affair, one of the first country concept albums. The set also includes a thorough discography and biography, as well as many rare photos. For casual fans, The Melody Ranch Girl is far too lengthy and detailed to be pleasurable listening, yet for dedicated followers, it's an essential purchase. ~ Thom Owens
Bear Family Records

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