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Foy Willing And The Riders of The Purple Sage - Texas Blues: The Classic Years 1944-50

Foy Willing And The Riders of The Purple Sage - Texas Blues: The Classic Years 1944-50

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Taking their name from the landmark 1912 western novel by Zane Grey Riders Of The Purple Sage, Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage were a country group who combined recording and performing with appearing in a string of Western movies in the later heyday of the genre in the ‘40s and early ‘50s. Foy Willing, who hailed from Texas, landed up in California in the early ‘40s and became popular on radio, forming the band around the same time. Founded with Iowa musician Al Sloey, the band included Patti Page on vocals, fiddler Johnny Paul, and accordionist Ken Coopern. With their screen commitments they did not record prolifically, but had five country hits through the second half of the 1940s.

This 48-track set comprises most of the A- and B-sides of their releases on the Capitol, Decca, Majestic, Varsity and Columbia labels during this era, including a release with the orchestra of Louis Prima. It features all their career chart entries including the No.3 country hit Texas Blues, the No.4 hit Have I Told You Lately That I Love You and the No.6 hit “Detour” along with the Top 20 hits Anytime and Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes. Noted for their vocal harmonies, their style reflected their Hollywood outlook, with more then a hint of western swing about it, even though they recorded numerous numbers by top Nashville writers. This collection offers a solid and representative overview of the key era of the collective’s career .

Although the group disbanded in 1952, they clearly had a significant influence on the west coast and their name was borrowed in the ‘60s psychedelic era by The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, a west coast country-rock band that was part of the genesis of Grateful Dead.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Hang Your Head In Shame Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage

2

Texas Blues Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
3 No One To Cry To Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
4 160 Acres Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
5 Address Unknown Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
6 Detour Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
7 Someone Won Your Heart Little Darlin' Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
8 Vout Cowboy Louis Prima & His Orchestra with Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
9 Mary Lou Louis Prima & His Orchestra with Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
10 Cool Water Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
11 Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You) Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
12 Live And Learn Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
13 Chained To A Memory Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
14 Darling What More Can I Do Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
15 Divorce Me C.O.D. Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
16 So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
17 No One To Cry To Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
18 I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
19 Wait'll I Get My Sunshine In The Moonlight Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
20 Tumbling Tumbleweeds Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
21 Twilight On The Trail Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
22 Holiday For The Blues Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
23 Where The Cool Clear Water Spills Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
24 Be My Darlin' Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 When The Sun Goes Down Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
2 That's What I Like About The West Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
3 Never Trust A Woman Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
4 Blue Shadows On The Trail Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
5 Little White House Foy Willing & His Trio
6 I Couldn't Believe It Was True Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
7 Sometimes Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
8 Kentucky Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
9 I'm Waltzing With A Broken Heart Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
10 Any Time Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
11 I Had My Heart Set On You Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
12 You Told A Lie Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
13 Sometime Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
14 I’ll Have Somebody Else Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
15 Lay Your Little Head On My Shoulder Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
16 Just A Little Lovin’ Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
17 Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
18 Rose Of Old Pawnee Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
19 I Care No More Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
20 Goodbye And Good Luck Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
21 Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend) Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
22 I Cried Myself To Sleep Over You Foy Willing And His Riders Of The Purple Sage
23 Stampede Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
24 Someone In Tennessee Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage
  • Artist:
    Foy Willing And The Riders of The Purple Sage
  • EAN:
    824046343729
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    July 2022
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3437
  • Weight:
    0.12kg