Originally hailing from New Zealand before finding fame in Australia, Tex Morton was a vaudeville and touring show entertainer whose early recordings outsold Bing Crosby on the local market.
This set contains unique versions of classic country hits sung with just Tex or his guitar with his distinctive Jimmie Rodgers styled runs and also with his band, The Roughriders.
A singer, yodeller, poet, hypnotist, sharpshooter, mind-reader and actor - Tex could, and did, do it all! His musical and showbiz career spanned across six decades and saw him perform around the world.
All the material on this set is freshly remastered from original discs and the booklet features comprehensive notes from writer and DJ, Paul Hazell.
1. WABASH CANNONBALL
2. I'VE GOT YOU RIGHT OUT OF MY MIND
a) Hallelujah I'm A Bum
b) The Great American Bum 'We Are Three Bums'
c) I Don't Work For A Living
4. DON'T MAKE ME GO TO BED AND I'LL BE GOOD
5. SHE WAS HAPPY TIL SHE MET YOU
6. ONE GOLDEN CURL
7. WRAP ME UP WITH MY STOCKWHIP AND BLANKET
8. SLIPPING AROUND
9. HE HOLDS THE LANTERN (While His Mother Chops The Wood)
10. FRANKIE AND JOHNNY
11. MY DADDY IS ONLY A PICTURE
12. IN ELEVEN MORE MONTHS AND TEN MORE DAYS
13. YOU AND MY OLD GUITAR
14. THE CAT CAME BACK
15. OLD MAN DUFF
16. I'VE KNOWN THE TRUTH
17. THE STORY OF PARSON JOE
18. JUST BECAUSE
19. MAY I SLEEP IN YOUR BARN TONIGHT MISTER?
20. ROSE OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY
21. THEY CUT DOWN THE OLD PINE TREE
22. WAITING FOR A TRAIN
23. WHEN YOU HAVE NO-ONE TO LOVE YOU
24. TREASURE UNTOLD
25. THE LETTER EDGED IN BLACK
26. I'LL NEVER SLIP AROUND AGAIN
27. RAILROAD BOOMER
|Release Date||April 12th, 2019|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 37142 0|
The Legendary Tex MORTON - Sings the Hits of Country Music's Yesteryear
- Product Code: JASMCD 3714
- Availability: In Stock