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Although Billy Strange is perhaps best remembered as an integral member of The Wrecking Crew, his name synonymous with men like Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, there was more to him than his guitar-for-hire heroics of the 60s and 70s. An established recording artist in his own right, with a discography which stretched back to the early 1950s, he was also a highly regarded Country singer with a distinctive baritone voice and a bona-fidé Rockabilly legend, an inductee into the "Rockabilly Hall Of Fame". This compilation traces Billy's story from his early Hillbilly and Honky-Tonk recordings, through to his emergence in the early 60s in The Wrecking Crew. Disc One comprises virtually all his singles between 1952-62. Disc Two features a number of sessionman/sideman appearances, alongside a killer 45rpm issued under a pseudonym, and a pair of almost unfeasibly rare and collectable LPs, included herein in their entirety.
Although Billy Strange is perhaps best remembered as an integral member of The Wrecking Crew, his name synonymous with men like Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, there was more to him than his guitar-for-hire heroics of the 60s and 70s. An established recording artist in his own right, with a discography which stretched back to the early 1950s, he was also a highly regarded Country singer with a distinctive baritone voice and a bona-fidé Rockabilly legend, an inductee into the "Rockabilly Hall Of Fame". This compilation traces Billy's story from his early Hillbilly and Honky-Tonk recordings, through to his emergence in the early 60s in The Wrecking Crew. Disc One comprises virtually all his singles between 1952-62. Disc Two features a number of sessionman/sideman appearances, alongside a killer 45rpm issued under a pseudonym, and a pair of almost unfeasibly rare and collectable LPs, included herein in their entirety.
604988089226
Guitar For Hire 1952-1962
Artist: Strange, Billy
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves
2. Almanac Song
3. I Love You 24 Hours a Day
4. Hell Train
5. Kiss, Kiss, Kiss
6. Crazy Quilt Rag
7. New Carroll County Blues
8. Just Bummin' Around
9. Red
10. Half a Photograph
11. Let Me Be the One
12. I'm Still a Prisoner
13. Catsup and Honey
14. A Lonesome Lover's Lie
15. Am I Seeing Things
16. The Devil in Me
17. You're the Only Good Thing (That's Happened to Me)
18. I Gotta Be Gittin' Home
19. Let Me in There, Baby
20. My Buddy's Girl
21. Say You're Mine, Porcupine
22. Big Man
23. It Wasn't Much of a Town
24. Sadness Done Come
25. Where Your Arms Used to Be
26. Long Steel Road
27. Soft Chains of Love
28. Life of Pretend
29. I'll Remember April
30. Mooncussers
31. Johnny Shiloh
32. Day By Day
33. Tennessee Ernie Ford ; Ella Mae Morse - I'm Hog-Tied Over You
34. Moon Mullican - Ooglie Ooglie Oogie (The Tokyo Boogie)
35. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - When Payday Rolls Around
36. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - Ridin' Down the Canyon
37. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - Pistol Packin' Mama
38. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - Cool Water
39. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - Tumbling Tumbleweeds
40. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - Deep in the Heart of Texas
41. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle
42. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - Home on the Range
43. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - Beside the Rio Grande
44. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - a Cowboy Has to Sing
45. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - Red River Valley
46. Jim Malloy ; His Range Riders - El Rancho Grande
47. Sweetpea Johnson - Crawdad Scene
48. Sweetpea Johnson - How Come My Dog Don't Growl at You
49. Jeanne ; Janie - Long Week-End
50. Barbara Dane - Mama Don't Allow No Twistin'
51. The Fencemen - Sunday Stranger
52. The Fencemen - Sour Grapes
53. The Avalanches - Avalanche
54. The Avalanches - Baby It's Cold Outside
55. Billy Strange - Walk Right in
56. Billy Strange - Blowin' in the Wind
57. Billy Strange - Wabash Cannonball
58. Billy Strange - 16 Tons
59. Billy Strange - Silver Threads and Golden Needles
60. Billy Strange - Battle of New Orleans
61. Billy Strange - Green Green
62. Billy Strange - Tom Dooley
63. Billy Strange - Wildwood Flower
64. Billy Strange - If I Had a Hammer
65. Billy Strange - Stranger in Your Town
66. Billy Strange - Cotton Fields

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Although Billy Strange is perhaps best remembered as an integral member of The Wrecking Crew, his name synonymous with men like Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, there was more to him than his guitar-for-hire heroics of the 60s and 70s. An established recording artist in his own right, with a discography which stretched back to the early 1950s, he was also a highly regarded Country singer with a distinctive baritone voice and a bona-fidé Rockabilly legend, an inductee into the "Rockabilly Hall Of Fame". This compilation traces Billy's story from his early Hillbilly and Honky-Tonk recordings, through to his emergence in the early 60s in The Wrecking Crew. Disc One comprises virtually all his singles between 1952-62. Disc Two features a number of sessionman/sideman appearances, alongside a killer 45rpm issued under a pseudonym, and a pair of almost unfeasibly rare and collectable LPs, included herein in their entirety.
        
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