Title: The Tiffany Transcriptions
Label: CCM US
Catalog Number: 9912
Pressing: Original 10-CD slipcase box set with booklet
Condition: Brand new, factory sealed
The story behind the Tiffany Transcriptions is this: in 1945, Bob Wills, Oakland, California disc jockey Cactus Jack and businessman-songwriter Clifford Sundin founded Tiffany Music, Inc. to create a series of transcriptions, pre-packaged radio shows featuring Wills and his Texas Playboys. A steady series of programs, of course, required that Wills and the band record scores of tunes, and not just their hits and their bandstand repertoire. And the extra space afforded by the 16-inch transcription discs as opposed to 78s meant that the band had infinitely more jamming space, and this was a band (most notably vocalist Tommy Duncan, steel guitarists Noel Boggs, Roy Honeycutt and Herb Remington, guitarists Eldon Shamblin and Lester "Junior" Bernard, fiddler/mandolinist Tiny Moore, fiddlers Joe Holley and Louis Tierney, pianist Millard Kelso, banjoist Ocie Stockard, bassist Luke Wills and drummer Johnny Cuviello) that, more than arguably any other outfit in the history of country music, KNEW how to jam! The result was, as Wills expert Rich Kienzle puts it in his liner notes, "For all the great records Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys made in 1946-47 for Columbia and MGM, and t were plenty, the Tiffany sessions captured something deeper, intangible and vibrant, music that even the occasional miscue or missed note can't diminish. It represents the very soul, spirit and musical passion of Bob and the band as they really were on those Western and Southwestern bandstands. 60 years later, it still sounds like yesterday. Play it loud and listen. The magic is still t" These 150 remastered tracks include the debut of the Wills classic 'Faded Love', torrid versions of jazz classics like 'St. Louis Blues; C-Jam Blues', and 'Jumpin' at the Woodside'; early, pre-rock and roll knee-knockers like 'Okie Boogie' and 'A Little Bit of Boogie', and Western Swing favorites like 'Shame on You' and 'Oklahoma Hills' among their highlights. The accompanying booklet not only includes Kienzle's essay, which boasts quotes from many of the Playboys, but rare pix and artist testimonials from Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Ranger Doug from Riders in the Sky and Ashley Kingman from Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys (hey, it's our first boxed set, we wanted to do it right)!
1 Nancy Jane 2 Mission To Moscow 3 Dinah 4 Lone Star Rag 5 Cotton Patch Blues 6 Sweet Jennie Lee 7 I Hear You Talkin' 8 The Girl I Left Behind Me 9 Straighten Up And Fly Right 10 Little Betty Brown 11 Nobody's Sweetheart Now 12 Blackout Blues 13 What's The Matter With The Mill 14 Jumpin' At The Woodside 15 Take Me Back To Tulsa 16 Faded Love 17 Right Or Wrong 18 Bring It On Down To My House 19 Cherokee Maiden 20 Steel Guitar Rag 21 Stay A Little Longer 22 Roly Poly 23 Cotton Eyed Joe 24 Time Changes Everything 25 Corrine, Corrina 26 Ida Red 27 Maiden's Prayer 28 San Antonio Rose 29 Basin Street Blues 30 I'm A Ding Dong Daddy 31 Crazy Rhythm 32 Milk Cow Blues 33 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone 34 Four Or Five Times 35 Frankie Jean 36 It's Your Red Wagon 37 A Good Man Is Hard To Find 38 You Just Take Her 39 Barnard Blues 40 I Never Knew 41 Baby Won't You Please Come Home 42 Take The "A" Train 43 Texas Playboy Theme (Opening) 44 You're From Texas 45 Beaumont Rag 46 Lum & Abner Special (San Antonio Rose) 47 Texarkana Baby (Take 1) 48 Little Joe The Wrangler 49 New Spanish Two-Step 50 Texas Plains 51 Home In San Antone 52 Blue Bonnet Lane 53 Across The Alley From The Alamo 54 Along The Navajo Trail 55 Spanish Fandango 56 My Brown Eyed Texas Rose 57 Red River Valley 58 Texas Playboy Theme (Closing) 59 My Window Faces The South 60 Swing Blues 61 I Had Someone Else Before I Had You 62 A Smooth One 63 Don't Cry Baby 64 Three Guitar Special 65 China Town 66 Fat Boy Rag 67 Lazy R...