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CD D 592

PETE PYLE + CHUCK HARDING BACM CD 592


A long overdue collection of recordings by the great Pete Pyle, one time member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys and lead vocalist with Pee Wee King’s band (Pyle replaced the legendary Eddy Arnold in the mid 1940s). Not just a fine guitarist, he had a strong and distinctive country voice and could do a fine yodel (Home Sweet Home On The Rockies!); but he was also a prolific songwriter and over the years his songs were recorded by the likes of Bill Monroe, George Jones, Porter Wagoner, Willie Nelson and Little Jimmie Dickens. On several tracks he is joined by fellow musician and songwriter Chuck Harding. This CD celebrates the legacy of one of country music’s great talents, nowadays undeservedly forgotten.

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Track listing:

- Home Sweet Home In The Rockies
- I Made A Mistake
- Ill Be Gone For A While
- Please Dont Fool Me
- Wasted Tears
- Its So Hard To Be Just A Pal To You
- I Guess Youll Soon Forget
- I Just Cant Say Goodbye
- Dont You Worry Bout Me When Im Gone
- Loves A Game That Two Can Play
- Living In Sorrow
- Talking The Blues
- Love Turned To Hate
- I Know That I Have Lost Your Love
- Think Twice
- Why Dont You Haul Off And Love Me
- Little Blue Eyed Blond
- Mark Me Off Your List
- Are You Making A Fool Of Me
- You All Come
- Ricochet
- Release Me
- Satisfaction Guaranteed
- Cheatin’s A Sin
- I’m Living In A Lonely World
- Stop Crying On My Shoulder '

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Listen to sample tracks:

01-Home-Sweet-Home-In-The-Rockies (Vocal Pete Pyle - 1940)

26-Stop-Crying-On-My-Shoulder (Vocal Chuck-Harding)


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CD D 663

ERNIE LEE – Easy To Please. BACM CD 663

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CD D 664

BILL & NORMAN NETTLES. The Early Years 1937-1941 – BACM CD 664

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CD D 659

CARSON ROBISON-Radio Shows Vol 2-BACM 659

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CD D 660

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CD D 661

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CD D 024

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CD D 023

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CD D 022

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CD D 021

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