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THE RCA NASHVILLE SOUND OF COUNTRY

THE RCA NASHVILLE SOUND OF COUNTRY
Historic Box Sets From Bear Family Records
“Nashville Stars On Tour” + Dolly & Porter Complete Duets

Fifty years ago in April 1964 a group of RCA’s
major country music artists toured Europe, performing concerts in
Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Hannover, Essen, Berlin, Copenhagen,
Stockholm, Oslo and Brussels. The troupe was headlined by Jim Reeves, arguably the hottest act on the country scene with 25 top ten hits in the Billboard charts (including the number one’s Four Walls, Billy Bayou, He’ll Have To Go); Bobby Bare, about to conquer his European fans with Detroit City; and Chet Atkins, celebrated guitar virtuoso and successful RCA producer; along with the Anita Kerr Singers who supplied the modern vocal background to the Nashville sound.
Almost
a counter-blow to the British invasion, triggered off by the arrival of
the Beatles in New York in February 1964, this was a bold venture by
RCA to increase the popularity of country music with European audiences.
TELDEC, RCA’s outlet in Germany, welcomed their guests as “the sound
of tomorrow … everybody that has made a name for himself as a Western
artist in Nashville, the musical center of the USA.” 
Several of the shows were recorded and the Oslo concert filmed. Tragically, three months later, Jim Reeves died in a plane crash on July 31, 1964.

To commemorate the 1964 tour and Jim Reeves’ untimely death, Bear Family Records is re-promoting Nashville Stars On Tour, the four cd and one DVD box set that was originally released in 2007. Full track details below.
Looking ahead a couple of months, more historic RCA recordings are set for May when, coinciding with her latest European tour, Bear Family will release Dolly Parton’s complete duet recordings with Porter Wagoner,
regarded by many as the great duet team in country music history. When
Porter and Dolly began recording in 1967, Porter was the bigger star and
newcomer Dolly was a regular on his weekly TV show. By the time of
their last duets in 1976, Dolly was one of the biggest stars that
country music had ever seen – and Porter’s biggest hits were his
recordings with Dolly.
Just Between You And Me is a six cd box set and will contain will contain 160 recordings which – besides such hits as Holding On To Nothin’, Just Someone I Used To Know, Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man, Making Plans and Please Don’t Stop Loving Me
– will also including rarities and live recordings. The accompanying 80
page hardcover book will feature an in-depth biography by noted
journalist and Dolly Parton biographer, Alanna Nash. More details to follow – track listing below.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – NASHVILLE STARS ON TOUR (Bear Family BCD 16821 EL)
CD 1 – The Stockholm Concert (Part 1): JIM
REEVES’ BLUE BOYS: Steel Guitar Rag / Introduction • ANITA KERR
SINGERS: Oh Lonesome Me • I’ll Hold You In My Heart • Georgia On My Mind
• BLUE BOYS: Wheels • BOBBY BARE: Shame On Me • 500 Miles Away From
Home • Medley Of Impersonations • Detroit City • Jambalaya • BLUE BOYS:
San Antonio Rose • CHET ATKINS: Alabama Jubilee • Windy And Warm • Drown
In My Own Tears • Wildwood Flower • Yes Ma’am • My Town • Medley:
Greensleeves / Streets Of Laredo • Chets chats • Show Me The Way To Go
Home • Yankee Doodle Dixie • The Peanut Vendor • Tiger Rag • Gravy
Waltz.
CD 2 – The Stockholm Concert (Part 2): JIM
REEVES: Billy Bayou • I Love You Because • Bimbo • Four Walls • Yonder
Comes A Sucker • He’ll Have To Go • Adios Amigo • I Can’t Stop Loving
You • Mexican Joe • Danny Boy.
CD 3 – The German Concert: THE
ANITA KERR SINGERS: Night Train To Memphis • BOBBY BARE: 500 Miles Away
From Home • CHET ATKINS: Windy And Warm • JIM REEVES: Billy Bayou • THE
ANITA KERR SINGERS: Georgia On My Mind • BOBBY BARE: Shame On Me • CHET
ATKINS: Java • The Peanut Vendor • JIM REEVES: Welcome To My World •
THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Oh Lonesome Me • BOBBY BARE: Detroit City • CHET
ATKINS: Wildwood Flower • JIM REEVES: Four Walls • He’ll Have To Go •
CHET ATKINS: Greensleeves • Streets Of Laredo • GROUP: Auf Wiedersehn; Broadcast, October 10, 1964: THE
ANITA KERR SINGERS: Night Train To Memphis • CHET ATKINS: Steel Guitar
Rag • JIM REEVES: Adios Amigo • GROUP with GUS BACKUS: Deep In The Heart
Of Texas; Broadcast, November 21, 1964: CHET ATKINS: Oh Susanna •
BOBBY BARE: 500 Miles Away From Home • Tennesse Waltz • THE ANITA KERR
SINGERS: Singing The Blues • BILL RAMSEY: Cigarettes And Whiskey And
Wild, Wild Woman (German) • CHET ATKINS: High Noon • JIM REEVES: Mexican
Joe • THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Tumbling Tumbleweeds • GROUP with BILL
RAMSEY: Deep In The Heart Of Texas; Broadcast, December 19, 1964: BOBBY
BARE: Detroit City • THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Oh Lonesome Me • CHET
ATKINS: Alabama Jubilee (Leevee Walking) • Oh Susanna Square Dance • JIM
REEVES: San Antonio Rose • THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: On Top Of Old Smokey
• GROUP with VICO TORRIANI: Deep In The Heart Of Texas • Interview by
Kitty Prins with Jim Reeves.
CD 4 – The German Language Recordings: ANITA
KERR SINGERS: Jenny Darling • Singapur (La-Di-Da-Songs) • Bye, Bye Baby
(Bye Bye Blackbird) • Cowboy’s Heimweh (Home On The Range) • BOBBY
BARE: Rosalie • Alle glauben daß ich glücklich bin • WILLIE NELSON:
Whisky Walzer • Little Darling (Pretty Paper) • JIM ED BROWN: I Heard
From A Memory Last Night • BOBBY BARE: Good Old Tennessee • Das Haus auf
der Sierra • Wilder Wolf und Brauner Bär (So ist das Leben) • Molly
Brown • ANITA KERR SINGERS: Sentimental Cowboy • I’m Happy Baby • JIM ED
BROWN: Mickey • Renate und Karin • Golden Girl • Schöne Mädchen, die
können nicht treu sein • STU PHILLIPS: Irgendwann sagt man Goodbye • Ol’
Kentucky • SKEETER DAVIS: G. I. Johnny.
DVD – The Oslo Concert at The Njardhallen Sportshall, Oslo, Norway, Wednesday April 15, 1964: BLUE
BOYS: Steel Guitar Rag • ANITA KERR SINGERS: Oh Lonesome Me • I’ll Hold
You In My Heart • Georgia On My Mind • BOBBY BARE: Shame On Me • 500
Miles Away From Home • Jambalaya • Detroit City • CHET ATKINS: Alabama
Jubilee • Wildwood Flower • Yes Ma’am • Malaguena • Greensleeves / The
Streets Of Laredo • CHET ATKINS & BLUE BOYS: Peanut Vendor • Tiger
Rag • JIM REEVES: I Love You Because • Bimbo • Four Walls / The Blue
Canadian Rockies / Four Walls • Yonder Comes A Sucker • Adios Amigo. In
addition, this DVD also includes footage of the group’s arrival at
Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Holland, on Friday April 17, 1964 and Jim
Reeves sings I Love You Because in the airport lounge with his guitar
DOLLY PARTON & PORTER WAGONER – Just Between You And Me: Complete Recordings 1967-76 (Bear Family BCD16889 FK)
CD 1 –
Just Between You And Me • Before I Met You • Two Sides To Every Story •
Mommie, Ain’t That Daddy • Four O Thirty Three • Love Is Worth Living •
The Last Thing On My Mind • Sorrow’s Tearing Down The House (That
Happiness Once Built) • Home Is Where The Hurt Is • This Time Has Gotta
Be Our Last Time • Put It Off Until Tomorrow • Because One Of Us Was
Wrong • Slip Away Today • Holding On To Nothin’ • Just The Two Of Us •
Closer By The Hour • Afraid To Love Again • I Washed My Face In The
Morning Dew • Jeannie’s Afraid Of The Dark • The Party • I Can • We’ll
Get Ahead Someday • The Dark End Of The Street • Somewhere Between •
Making Plans • Malena • Good As Gold • One By One • Good As Gold • Yours
Love
CD 2 – Just Someone I Used To Know No Reason To Hurry Home  Milwaukee, Here I Come  The House Where Love Lives Why Don’t You Haul Off And Love Me Mendy Never Sleeps I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby Anything’s Better Than Nothing Always, Always • My Hands Are Tied There Never Was A Time Forty Miles From Poplar Bluff Each Season Changes You Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man Tangled Vines We Can’t Let This Happen To Us Tomorrow Is Forever Silver Sandals No Love Left I’m Wasting Your Time And You’re Wasting Mine Run That By Me One More Time It Might As Well Be Me I Know You’re Married But I Love You Still Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man   Fight And Scratch A Good Understanding
CD 3 – Once More Ragged Angel Before Our Weakness Gets Too Strong Let’s Live For Tonight One Day At A Time Thoughtfulness There’ll Be Love Daddy Did His Best Possum Holler The Fighting Kind All I Need Is You Curse Of The Wild Weed Flower Today, Tomorrow And Forever The Flame Her And The Car And The Mobile Home Is It Real Two Of A Kind The Pain Of Loving You Better Move It On Home The Right Combination Burning The Midnight Oil Love’s All Over Take Away •  You And Me, Her And HimHow Close They Must Be On And On More Than Words Can Tell In Each Love Some Pain Must Fall
CD 4 – Anyplace You Want To Go Somewhere Along The Way The Fog Has Lifted Looking Down If You Go, I’ll Follow You Waldo The Weirdo I’ve Been This Way Too Long Lost Forever In Your Kiss Sounds Of Nature Through Thick And Thin We Found It Poor Folks Town Together You And I Christina Together Always Ten Four-Over And Out There’s Singing On The Mountain • Say Forever You’ll Be Mine That’s When Love Will Mean Most Love Have Mercy On Us Sweet Rachel Ann Satan’s River I Am Always Waiting I’ve Been Married (Just As Long As You Have) Little David’s Harp Between Us Love City In The Presence Of You
CD 5 – How Can I (Help You Forgive Me) Come To Me Laugh The Years Away There’ll Always Be Music I Have No Right To Care Come To Me Beneath The Sweet Magnolia Tree   Love Is Out Tonight If Teardrops Were Pennies You There’ll Always Be Music • I Get Lonesome By Myself Sounds Of Night • I Wasting Love All Aboard America Here Comes The Freedom Train Too Far Gone Again Something To Reach For The Fire That Keeps You Warm • Without You Sixteen Years Carolina Moonshiner If You Say I Can The Power Of Love The Beginning Please Don’t Stop Loving Me
CD 6 – Life Rides The Train •  Two Hide Me Away We’d Have To Be Crazy Love To See Us Through If You Were Mine Our Love Is Forever Longer Than Always I Learned It Well Touching Memories In The Morning About Susanne, About Your Man  A Fool Like Me Someone Just Like You Golden Streets Of Glory Twin Mounds Of Clay Don Howser makes Presentation Intro by Porter Run That By Me One More Time (live) Jeannie’s Afraid Of The Dark (live) Tomorrow Is Forever (live) Two Sides To Every Story (live)

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