Cliffie Stone – The Legendary Bassist And More!
Cliffie Stone, was a connoisseur of the Double Bass, sang, and he was one of Capitol Records most essential personnel for recording sessions and musical arrangements. To many the multi- award-winning Stone is unknown, and this album explores the impact he had upon music and his legacy. Atomicat concentrates on the up-tempo recordings and offers a broad overview of his career with our album Cliffie Stone the Legendary Capitol Records Double Bassist and more! The album looks at Stone's contribution to Country and Western music and his main involvement with Capitol Records. The album's sound is predominantly in the Country Boogie style with a smattering of Rock 'n' Roll and some electrifying instrumentals. Stone's roots were in Country and Western and his musical skills have embellished countless recordings throughout his career, and this album concentrates on the up-tempo recordings he is associated with. The presence of the 300 pounds in weight Stone in the studio or on recordings is immeasurable. He was the leader of five bands, formed his own record and publishing companies, appeared on networked televised music shows and his gregarious personality brought out the best of every musician he performed alongside. The album covers the years 1947 through to 1958 and concentrates on the up-tempo titles and omits the corny hayseed songs he often performed. Eight of the titles feature Stone as the named artist and the remaining twenty two have him involved in the recordings and additionally the publishing through his music company. The crème de la crème of artistry based on the west coast utilised his skill and the array of artists is mouth-watering and includes; Merrill Moore, Jimmy Bryant, Speedy West, Tex Ritter, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Merle Travis aka Shug Fisher. The lesser known who can give the famous a run for their money comprise of; Jeanne Gayle, Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan, Bob Roubian, Helen O'Connell and The Farmer Boys.
Cliffie Stone and His Hepcats: 1. Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Cliffie Stone and His Hometown Jamboree Gang: 2. Jump Rope Boogie - Cliffie Stone: 3. Sugar Rock 'n' Roll - Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra: 4. Domino - Cliffie Stone and His Hometown Jamboree Gang: 5. Dirty Dishes - Cliffie Stone and His Hometown Hepcats: 6. The Last Round-Up - Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra: 7. Tennnessee Central (Number 9) - Cliffie Stone and His Barn Dance Band: 8. Roly Poly - Merrill Moore with Cliffie Stone’s Orchestra: 9. King Porter Stomp - Speedy West With Cliffie Stone and His Hometown Hepcats: 10. Steel Guitar Rag - Jeanne Gayle with Cliffie Stone's Music: 11. Bim Bam Baby - Tex Ritter: 12. I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan: 13. Wine, Women And Pink Elephants - Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys: 14. Whoa Sailor - Tennessee Ernie Ford with Cliffie Stone's Music: 15. Love Makes The World Go 'Round - Bob Roubian with Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra: 16. Blue Suede Shoes - Merle Travis: 17. I Like My Chicken Fryin’ Size - Helen O'Connell with Cliffie Stone's Music: 18. Baby, We’re Really In Love - Tex Ritter: 19. Boogie Woogie Cowboy - Spike Jones and His Country Cousins: 20. I've Turned A Gadabout - Jeanne Gayle with Cliffie Stone's Music: 21. Mr. Fly-By-Night - Bob Roubian with Cliffie Stone's Orchestra: 22. I’m Gonna Marry That Girl - Skeets McDonald: 23. Scoot, Git And Begone - The Farmer Boys: 24. You're A Humdinger - Sheb Wooley with His Calumet Indians: 25. Hoot Owl Boogie - Jeanne Gayle with Cliffie Stone's Music: 26. I’m Movin’ On - Jimmy Bryant with Speedy West: 27. Frettin’ Fingers - Tennessee Ernie Ford with Cliffie Stone’s Orchestra: 28. I Don’t Know - Helen O'Connell with Cliffie Stone's Music: 29. I Wanna Play House With You - Shug Fisher and His Ranchmen Trio: 30. Ridin’ Down To Santa Fe -