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CD D 651

REX GRIFFIN-The Lovesick Blues. BACM CD 651


Rex Griffin was one of the most talented singer/songwriter/guitarists of his era and a fine yodeller whose career was tragically cut short by ill health. Several of his compositions became country standards including Just Call Me Lonesome (Jim Reeves, Ernest Tubb,Elvis Presley), Everybody’s Tryin’ To Be My Baby (Carl Perkins, The Beatles both of who bizarrely gave Perkins the songwriting credit) and the extensively covered The Last Letter, recorded by everyone from Jimmie Davis to Willie Nelson. A few years back Bear Family put out a superb box set with all his studio recordings plus bonus tracks from son Buddy, also a fine musician. For our compilation we are focussing on his Decca recordings from the 1930s as we have them all here in the BACM archive on 78 rpm. They include a couple of tracks from his very first session (1935) as well as his original cut of The Last Letter and a fine version of Rodgers’ Sweet Mama Hurry Home. Ernest Tubb’s liner notes on his album of Griffin songs included these words: “Not only did Rex write many great songs but in my opinion his singing was second only to Jimmie Rodgers” – we agree!

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Track listing:

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Everybody’s Tryin’ To Be My Baby
- I’m Ready To Reform
- If You Call That Gone Goodbye
- I Love You Nellie
- An Old Faded Photograph
- Last Love Call Yodel
- Would You Leave Me Alone Little Darlin’
- Walkin’ Blues
- An Old Rose And A Curl
- Beyond The Last Mile
- My Hill Billy Baby
- The Lovesick Blues
- Just Partners
- The Last Letter
- Answer To The Last Letter
- Over The River
- Sweet Mama Hurry Home
- Yodeling Cowboy’s Last Song
- I Love You As Before
- I Think I’ll Give Up It’s All Over
- You Got To Go To Work
- Maybe You’ll Think About Me
- I’m Just Passin’ Through
- Sittin’ On The Old Settee
- Love Call Yodel
- Trail To Home Sweet Home.


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CDs by Rex Griffin


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7 Oct. Rex Griffin. Death

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12 Aug. Rex Griffin (Birth)

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CD D 651

REX GRIFFIN-The Lovesick Blues. BACM CD 651

Rex Griffin was one of the most talented singer/songwriter/guitarists of his era and a fine yodeller whose career was tragically cut short by ill health. Several of his compositions became country standards including Just Call Me Lonesome (Jim Reeves, Ernest Tubb,Elvis Presley), Everybody’s Tryin’ To Be My Baby (Carl Perkins, The Beatles both of who bizarrely gave Perkins the songwriting credit) and the extensively covered The Last Letter, recorded by everyone from Jimmie Davis to Willie Nelson. A few years back Bear Family put out a superb box set with all his studio recordings plus bonus tracks from son Buddy, also a fine musician. For our compilation we are focussing on his Decca recordings from the 1930s as we have them all here in the BACM archive on 78 rpm. They include a couple of tracks from his very first session (1935) as well as his original cut of The Last Letter and a fine version of Rodgers’ Sweet Mama Hurry Home. Ernest Tubb’s liner notes on his album of Griffin songs included these words: “Not only did Rex write many great songs but in my opinion his singing was second only to Jimmie Rodgers” – we agree!


More details            Price: USD $19.00