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Sheb Wooley - The Collection 1946-62

Sheb Wooley - The Collection 1946-62

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Sheb Wooley was a cowboy-styled country singer and character actor in western movies and TV series, who is best-known for his unique landmark No.1 novelty rock ‘n’ roll and pop hit Purple People Eater from 1958.

It was such a distinctive and memorable record that it made an impact on people who had no interest in pop and entered the annals of the greatest novelty hits in pop history.

Born in 1921, he started making country records in the late 1940s, often in a distinctive humorous style, and made his first movie appearances in the early '50s, including a role in the 1952 classic High Noon - his biggest screen success came after the success of  Purple People Eater when he was cast as Pete Nolan in the western series Rawhide... He is also credited as the voice actor who produced the legendary Wilhelm scream sound effect.

His early music was characterised by hillbilly and western swing styles, but he readily embraced rockabilly and rock 'n’ roll styles as the market changed in the 1950s. This 60-track collection comprises selected A- and B-sides of his singles, from his recording debut in 1946 on the Bullet and Blue Bonnet labels and his career on the MGM label through to 1962. The Purple People Eater is naturally the centrepiece, but the set also includes other chart entries, notably his 1961 country No.1 That’s My Pa, and another off-the-wall novelty Don't Go Near The Eskimos in his TV guise of Ben Colder.

It’s an highly entertaining and varied collection of excellent country and country/pop performances, often with a humorous novelty twist, and underlining what a versatile and unusual talent he was.


Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Oklahoma Honky Tonk Gal Sheb Wooley
2 I Can't Live (On) Without You Sheb Wooley
3 Lazy Mazy Sheb Wooley
4 Wooley's Polka Sheb Wooley
5 Peeping Thru The Keyhole Sheb Wooley and The Calumet Indians
6 Time Won't Heal An Achin' Heart Sheb Wooley and The Calumet Indians
7 Too Long With The Wrong Woman Sheb Wooley
8 Indian Maiden Sheb Wooley And His Calumet Indians
9 Texas Rose Sheb Wooley And His Calumet Indians
10 Cherokee Waltz Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
11 Rover Scoot Over Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
12 Mule Boogie Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
13 (Now You Are) Changing Your Name Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
14 Country Kisses Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
15 Over The Barrel Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
16 Down In The Toolies Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
17 You're The Cat's Meow Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
18 Wha' Happened To Me Baby Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
19 A Cowboy Had Ought To Be Single Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
20 You Never Can Tell Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
21 A Heart Bound In Chains Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
22 Freight Train Cinders In My Eyes Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
23 Love Is Just Another Merry-Go-Round Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
24 Texas Tango Sheb Wooley With His Calumet Indians
25 Goodbye Texas, Hello Tennessee Sheb Wooley
26 Knew I Had Lost Sheb Wooley
27 Don't Stop Kissing Me Goodnight Sheb Wooley
28 Panama Pete Sheb Wooley
29 White Lightnin' Sheb Wooley
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 I Go Outa My Mind Sheb Wooley
2 Hill Billy Mambo Sheb Wooley
3 I Flipped Sheb Wooley
4 Speak Of The Devil Sheb Wooley
5 Love At First Sight Sheb Wooley
6 It Takes A Heap Of Livin' Sheb Wooley
7 Humdinger Sheb Wooley
8 Are You Satisfied? Sheb Wooley
9 The Birth Of Rock 'N' Roll Sheb Wooley
10 You Can Do It Sheb Wooley
11 First Day Of School Sheb Wooley
12 Let The Big Wind Blow Sheb Wooley
13 Honey, I'm Lonesome (Telegraph Song) Sheb Wooley
14 Recipe Of Love Sheb Wooley
15 I Found Me An Angel Sheb Wooley
16 The Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley
17 I Can't Believe You're Mine Sheb Wooley
18 The Chase Sheb Wooley
19 Santa And The Purple People Eater Sheb Wooley
20 Sweet Chile Sheb Wooley
21 Josie Sheb Wooley
22 Roughneck Sheb Wooley
23 Luke The Spook Sheb Wooley
24 Taste Of Ashes Sheb Wooley
25 Skin Tight, Pin Striped, Purple Pedal Pushers Sheb Wooley
26 That's My Pa Sheb Wooley
27 Laughin' The Blues Sheb Wooley
28 Somebody, Please (Say Something Funny) Sheb Wooley
29 Land Of No Love Sheb Wooley
30 The Legend Of Echo Mountain Sheb Wooley
31 Don't Go Near The Eskimos Ben Colder
  • Artist:
    Sheb Wooley
  • EAN:
    08240463330273
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    March 2020
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3330
  • Weight:
    0.1kg