Eddie Dean – I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven – The Singles Collection 1934-57 – 2CD
Eddie Dean was a singer and movie actor, who specialised in cowboy songs, and was regarded by luminaries of the genre like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry as absolutely the finest of all the cowboy singers, famed for the purity of his baritone voice and his individual way with a song. Starting as a country singer on radio in the ‘30s he went to Hollywood and made his screen debut in 1934, making his most popular films during the 1940s. This great-value 50-track 2 CD collection comprises selected A & B sides from his releases during these years on the Decca, Banner, Conqueror, Bel-Tone, Majestic, Crystal, Mercury, Capitol and Sage & Sand labels. It features his country hits ‘One Has My Name The Other Has My Heart’ and ‘I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven’. It’s a varied and entertaining showcase for his talent both as a singer and songwriter, and underlines why he is regarded as perhaps the greatest singing cowboy of them all.
CD1: Jimmy & Eddie Dean: 1. Tell Mother I'll Be There - 2. No Disappointment In Heaven - 3. When I Move To That New Range - 4. My Mother's Dead And Gone - Dean Bros: 5. There's An Old Family Album In The Parloer - Eddie Dean: 6. When It's Harvest Time In Peaceful Valley - 7. Little Grey Home In The West - 8. Where The Silvery Colorado Wends Its Way - 9. Careless Darlin - 10. This Lonely World - 11. Born To Be Blue - 12. The Low Road's Good Enough For Me - 13. Cry, Cry, Cry - Eddie Dean with Cliffie Stone and His Western Stars: 14. For Better Or Worse - Eddie Dean: 15. 1501 Miles Of Heaven - 16. No Vacancy - 17. Missouri - 18. There's A Rose That Grows In The Ozarks - 19. I Was Wrong - 20. Kentucky Waltz - 21. Rainbow At Midnight - 22. I'll Cry On My Pillow Tonight - 23. Ain't It A Shame, Love? - Eddie Dean And His Boys: 24. Toodle-Oo My Darling -
CD2: Eddie Dean And His Boys: 1. Spring Has Come To Old Missouri - Eddie Dean: 2. On The Banks Of The Sunny San Juan - 3. Let's Go Sparkin' - Eddie Dean & His Boys: 4. I'm A Kansas Man - 5. It's A Boy - 6. The Midnight Train (Of Lonesome Valley) - 7. Roseanne Of San Jose - Eddie Dean: 8. One Has My Name The Other Has My Heart - 9. Baby You Should Live So Long - 10. California Waltz - 11. Gravedigger’s Lament - 12. One You Must Choose - 13. Neath Texas Skies - Eddie Dean & His Boys: 14. I Wish I Knew - 15. Fool’s Gold - Eddie Dean: 16. All That I'm Asking Is Sympathy - 17. If I Should Come Back - 18. Let Me Hold You When You're Blue - 19. I Married The Girl - 20. Beloved Enemy - 21. I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven - 22. Stealing - 23. Blessed Are They - Eddie Dean & Joanie Hall: 24. Sign On The Door - Eddie Dean: 25. Banks Of The Old Rio Grande - 26. Taos -