Cliffie Stone – Hollywood Hillbilly: The Singles Collection 1945-55 – 2CD


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Cliffie Stone was a pivotal figure in the development of the country scene in California in the post-war years as a singer, musician, A&R man, record producer, music publisher, radio and TV personality and TV producer – a man with his finger on the pulse of everything that was going on in country music on the west coast. As a radio and TV producer, he was involved in the influential programmes Hollywood Barn Dance and Hometown Jamboree, and as a talent scout and producer at Capitol Records was involved in the career of Tennessee Ernie Ford, becoming his manager. He was also a recording artist with Capitol, a singer, songwriter and bandleader with a light-hearted approach to country music, with bands that included his Barn Dance Orchestra, Hometown Jamboree Gang and Hometown Hepcats. This great-value 2-CD collection comprises selected A & B sides from his releases on the Capitol label during these years with those bands and other incarnations of his line-ups, and features all his career pop and country hits - “Silver Stars, Purple Sage, Eyes Of Blue”, “Peepin’ Through The Keyhole (Watching Jole Blon)”, “When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again” and “The Popcorn Song”. He was an influential mover and shaker in West Coast country, but he also made some excellent records, and this collection is an entertaining showcase for his talents as a performer.

Track Listing:

Cliffie Stonehead & His Band: 1. Knock On Wood -   Cliffie Stone's Band: 2. Soldier’s Joy -   3. Cripple Creek -   Cliffie Stone & His Orchestra: 4. If You Knew Suzie -   5. Silver Stars, Purple Sage, Eyes Of Blue -   6. Tiger Rag - Cliffie Stone and His Barn Dance Orchestra: 7. Sugar Hill -   8. T-N-Teasing Me -   9. Don’t Do It, Darlin’ -   10. B-One Baby -   11. Red White And Blue (Over You) -   12. Peepin’ Thru The Keyhole (Watching Jole Blon) -   13. Wabash Blues -   14. Spanish Bells -   15. Sugar Pie -   16. Roly Poly -   17. The Waltz You Saved For Me -   18. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles -   19. Beautiful Ohio -   Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra: 20. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again -   21. Take It Any Way You Can Get It -   22. He’s A Real Gone Oakie -   23. So Long To The Red River Valley -   24. The Crawdad Song -   25. I Don't Know Why (I Love You) -   26. There’s A Gold Moon Shining -   27. Cream Of Kentucky -

Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra: 1. After You’ve Gone -   Cliffie Stone: 2. Domino -   Cliffie Stone's Orch: 3. My Little Girl -   Cliffie Stone & His Square Dance Band: 4. Put Your Little Foot Right Out -   Cliffie Stone and His Band: 5. Can I Canoe You Up The River -   Cliffie Stone: 6. Twilight Time In Texas -   Cliffie Stone And His Hometown Jamboree Gang: 7. The Dipsy Doodle -   8. Westphalia Waltz -   9. Fire Ball Mail -   10. Blue Canadian Rockies -   11. Tater Pie -   12. Amen, Brother Ben -   13. Jump Rope Boogie -   Cliffie Stone and His Barn Dance Orchestra: 14. Bored Of Education -   15. The Grunt Song -   Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra: 16. Tennessee Central (Number 9) -   Cliffie Stone And His Hometown Jamboree Gang: 17. Dirty Dishes -   Cliffie Stone and His Hometown Hepcats: 18. Listen To The Mocking Bird -   19. When The Bloom Is On The Sage -   20. The Last Roundup -   21. Pretend -   22. Bunny Hop -   23. Rocky Mountain Express -   Speedy West with Cliffie Stone and His Hometown Hepcats: 24. Steel Guitar Rag -   Cliffie Stone and His Hometown Hepcats: 25. Blue Moon Of Kentucky -   Cliffie Stone & His Hepcats: 26. Melody Of Love -   Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra: 27. The Popcorn Song -   28. Gonna Marry That Girl -   29. Copenhagen -