Various - Rhythm & Western Vol. 2 – Your Cheatin’ Heart (CD)

Various - Rhythm & Western Vol. 2 – Your Cheatin’ Heart (CD)


We’re kicking off with a fabulous version of Hank Snow’s ”I’m Moving On” by Clyde McPhatter, right before getting to ”Whiskey, Women & Loaded Dice” by Joe Liggins. Damita Jo gives us an up-tempo version of Hank Williams’s classic ”Jambalaya” and Ike Turner goes back to his Country & Western roots in ”Going Home.” Bobby Hebb delivers a cool version of the C&W standard ”Night Train To Memphis” penned and first recorded by Roy Acuff but also recorded by Red Foley, Grandpa Jones, Webb Pierce, Floyd Cramer, and a myriad of other artists. Low Rawls & The Pilgrim Travelers with ”If He Holds Your Hand” are the perfect example of how much Country & Western was influenced by Black Gospel. The infamous Hank Penny Western Swing tune ”Catch Em Young, Treat Em Rough, Tell Em Nothin’” is cleverly revisited here by Mabel Scott. I think Cecil Gant’s version of ”Goodnight, Irene” is one of my favourites. More bronze hillbilly ditties by Billy Bland and Little Mac followed by an incredible version of ”Got You On My Mind” by Brook Benton (a song also recorded by Webb Pierce, Jim Reeves, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kitty Wells, Buck Owens and a buttload of other singers). More greatness from Ray Charles with his take of ”It Makes No Difference Now” (Gene Autry, Merle Haggard, Ernest Tubb etc.) and Ivory Joe Hunter with his ”I Almost Lost My Mind”. A change of pace with the Lovers (”I Wanna Be Loved”) and a nice R&B rendition of Jimmie Davies’s classic ”You Are My Sunshine”. Lazy Lester gives a swamp blues treatment to ”I Hear You Knocking” (originally written as a C&W song by his producer JD Miller) and Little Esther magically turns Jim Reeve’s Country hit “Am I Easy To Forget” into R&B without really changing much. Arthur Alexander is next with an excellent version of Johnny Bond’s ”I Wonder Where You Are Tonight” a song also recorded by Hank Snow, The Louvin Brothers, Porter Wagoner, Flatt & Scruggs, Ernest Tubb, Bill Monroe, and many, many more. I believe ”Long Gone” is the only Western song Eartha Kitt ever recorded but I may be wrong, the great King Curtis gives an unexpected ”Stand By Me” treatment to ”Your Cheatin’ Heart” and it really works. I’m convinced that ”Don’t Break This Heart Of Mine” by Jimmy Beasley and ”Farewell” by Willy & Ruth would have been C&W hits done by Country artists. More ”Country & Western-sounding” Black Gospel with ”Wade In The Water” by The Soul Stirrers. Hank Ballard & The Midnighters go C&W trying their hand at Buck Owens’ hit song ”Excuse Me (I’ve Got A Heartache)” and I must confess I like what they have done with it. A second helping of Little Esther this time doing Hank Williams’ ”Why Should We Try Anymore” followed by a boss version of Hank Thompson’s ”Humpty Dumpty Heart” by Elton Anderson. I always thought ”I Burned Your Letter” by Ruth Brown was a C&W tune that got labeled as ”R&B” because of Ruth’s skin color. I’m glad I could include the song in this volume. It was actually one of the very first ones I thought of when I started to work on this series. The closing number is the classic Western tune ”Cigarettes, Whusky, and Wild, Wild Women” by The Big Three Trio. The Nashville songwriter Tim Spencer penned this song in 1947 and first recorded it with his group Sons of the Pioneers. the song is titled either Cigareets, Whuskey, and Wild, Wild Women or Cigarettes, Whiskey, and Wild, Wild Women. and has been recorded by numerous artists. Country & Western fans probably remember the version recorded by Buck Owens.

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01. Clyde McPhatter – I’m Movin’ On (Snow) Mercury SR-619-C 1962
02. Joe Liggins And His “Honeydrippers” – Whiskey, Women & Loaded Dice (McGhee) Speciality SP-529-45 1954
03. Damita Jo – Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (Williams) Mercury MG 20734 1962
04. Ike & Tina Turner’s Kings Of Rhythm – Going Home (Turner) Sue 2003 1961
05. Bobby Hebb – Night Train To Memphis (Bradley, Smith) Rich 1001 1960
06. Lou Rawls – If He Holds Your Hand (Samuels, Alexander) Capitol T 1768 1962
07. Mabel Scott – Catch Em Young, Treat Em Rough, Tell Em Nothin’ (Krantz, Colby) Coral 65057 1951
08. Cecil Gant – Goodnight Irene (Ledbetter, Lomax) Decca 48167 1950
09. Billy Bland – Uncle Bud (Terry) Old Town 1109 1961
10. Little Mack – Let Hootenanny Blues (Out Of Jail) (Oliver, Scott) Bea & Baby 118 1963
11. Brook Benton – Got You On My Mind (Biggs, Thomas) Mercury MG-20740 1962
12. Ray Charles – It Makes No Difference Now (Davis, Tillmann) ABC Paramount ABCS 410 1962
13. Ivory Joe Hunter – I Almost Lost My Mind (Hunter) MGM 10578 1949
14. The Lovers – I Wanna’ Be Loved (Bunn) Lamp 45-2013 1958
15. Richard Berry and The Pharaohs – You Are My Sunshine (Davis, Mitchell) Flip 45-321 1957
16. Lazy Lester – I Hear You Knockin’ (Miller) Excello 45-2155 1959
17. Esther Phillips – Am I That Easy To Forget (Belew, Stevenson)
18. Arthur Alexander – I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (Bond) Dot 45-16454 1963
19. Eartha Kitt – Long Gone (Handy, Smith) RCA SRC 7009 1959
20. King Curtis – Your Cheatin’ Heart (Williams) Capitol 4841 1962
21. Jimmy Beasley – Don’t Break This Heart Of Mine (Beasley) Crown CLP 5247 1962
22. Willy & Ruth – Farewell (Stoller, Lieber) Spark 101 1954
23. The Soul Stirrers – Wade In The Water (Cooke, Alexander) SAR-103 1960
24. Hank Ballard & The Midnighters – Excuse Me (I’ve Got A Heartache) (Howard, Owens) King 45-5655 1962
25. “Little” Esther Phillips – Why Should We Try Anymore (Williams) Lenox NX-5570 1963
26. Elton Anderson – Humpty Dumpty Heart (Thompson) Lanor 507 1962
27. Ruth Brown – I Burned Your Letter (McCoy) Atlantic 45-2052 1960
28. The Big Three Trio – Cigareets, Whuskey & Wild Women (Spencer) Delta 6531 1949

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