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Wagons West (BCD 15 640 DI, 1993)

 

· Audio CD (1996)

· Original Release Date: 1996

· Format: 4-disc boxed set

· Label: Bear Family

· ASIN: B0000282VH

 

This boxed 4-CD set contains the RCA Victor recordings of the Sons of the Pioneers from 1945 – 1954. There is also an 11 ½" x 11 ½" booklet filled with photographs, discography and the history of the recordings and the Sons of the Pioneers by Laurence Zwisohn. Some of these tracks were unissued until now. The photos are from the personal collections of R A Andreas, Fred Goodwin, Hal Spencer, Grace Thompson and Laurence Zwisohn. Artwork is by Sylke Lohmeyer and Ger Weiler. The following track lists include recording information.

 

 

Track List:

 

CD1

1945 08 08 (Bob/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Shug/Deuce)

 1. Forgive and Forget (George Fisher) vocal: Ken Carson

 2. Cool Water (Bob Nolan) vocal: Bob Nolan

 3. The Timber Trail (Tim Spencer) vocal: Bob Nolan

 4. Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima (Bob Wills/Cliff Johnson) vocal: Ken Carson

 

1946 01 07 (Bob/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Shug)

 5. You’re Getting Tired of Me (Fred Rose) vocal: Tim Spencer

 6. Gold Star Mother with Silvery Hair (Tim Spencer) vocal: Ken Carson

 7. You’ll Be Sorry When I’m Gone (Fred Rose) vocal: Tim Spencer

 8. I Wear Your Memory in my Heart (Fred Rose) vocal: Ken Carson

 

1946 03 15 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

 9. Cowboy Camp Meetin’ (Tim Spencer) vocal: Ken Carson with Hugh Farr

10. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (Bob Nolan) trio

11. Out California Way (Meakin/Carling) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

12. Grievin’ My Heart Out for You (Jimmie Davis) vocal: Tim Spencer

13. No One to Cry To (Foy Willing/Sid Robin) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 

1946 08 15 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

14. The Everlasting Hills of Oklahoma (Tim Spencer) vocal: Lloyd Perryman whistle: Ken Carson

15. Chant of the Wanderer (Bob Nolan) vocal: Bob Nolan

16. Blue Prairie (Tim Spencer/Bob Nolan) trio

 

1946 08 21 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

17. Trees (Joyce Kilmer/Oscar Rasbach) trio

 

1946 09 02 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

18. The Letter Marked Unclaimed (Bob Nolan) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

19. Baby Doll (Bob Newman) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

20. A Penny for Your Thoughts (Jenny Lou Carson) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

21. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You (Scott Wiseman) trio

 

1947 01 05 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

22. Let’s Pretend (Bob Nolan) vocal: Bob Nolan

23. Cigareetes and Whusky and Women (Tim Spencer) vocal: Tim Spencer

 

1947 01 27 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

24. Teardrops in My Heart (Vaughn Horton) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

25. My Best to You (Jones/Willaden) duet: Bob (lead) Ken Carson (tenor)

26. Will There Be Sagebrush in Heaven (Pearl Walla) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

27. You Don’t Know What Lonesome Is (Carling/Wasburne) vocal: Bob Nolan

 

 

CD2

1947 06 20 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

 1. You Never Miss the Water Till the Well Runs Dry (Kent/Secon) Hugh vocal, Bob recitation

 2. Lead Me Gently Home, Father (Thompson) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 3. Too High, Too Wide, Too Low (Tim Spencer) vocal: Bob

 4. Out in Pioneertown (Tim Spencer) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 

1947 10 15 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

 5. A Hundred and Sixty Acres (Kapp) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 6. The Sea Walker (Tim Spencer) vocal: Tim Spencer

 7. Read the Bible Every Day (Tim Spencer) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 

1947 10 16 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

 8. The Last Round-up (Billy Hill) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 9. Two Eyes, Two Lips But No Heart (Browne/O’Dell/Sullivan)vocal: Lloyd Perryman

10. Cowboy Country (Tim Spencer) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

11. The Bar-None Ranch (In the Sky) (Melsher/Coben) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

12. Where Are You (Tim Spencer) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 

1947 10 17 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

13. Calico Apron and a Gingham Gown (Parker/Everett) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

14. Happy Birthday Polka (Bergman/Segal) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

15. Let Me Share Your Name (Bob Nolan) recitation: Bob Nolan

16. Wind (Bob Nolan) trio

 

1947 11 10 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

17. The Whiffenpoof Song (Minnegerode/Pomeroy/Galloway) vocal: Bob Nolan

18. The Old Rugged Cross (Bennard) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

19. Power in the Blood (Jones) vocal: Bob Nolan

20. The Touch of God’s Hand (Bob Nolan) solo: Bob Nolan

21. Rounded Up in Glory (Fox) vocal: Bob Nolan

 

1947 11 24 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

22. Santa Fe, New Mexico (Glenn Spencer) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

23. Down Where the Rio Flows (Jenny Lou Carson) vocal: Lloyd Perryman, Spanish recitation by Ken Carson.

24. Down Where the Rio Flows (Jenny Lou Carson) Lloyd Perryman, Spanish recitation by Ken Carson.

25. My Feet Takes Me Away (Brooks/Russell) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 

1947 11 25 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

26. Red River Valley (traditional) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

27. Serenade to a Coyote (Andy Parker) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 

1947 12 22 (Bob/Lloyd/Tim/Ken Carson/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

28. The Missouri is a Devil of a Woman (Brooks/Norwood) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

29. No Rodeo Dough (Loeb/Harris/Coben) vocal: Bob Nolan

 

 

CD3

 1. Sentimental, Worried and Blue (Tim Spencer) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 2. Little Gray Home in the West (Lohr/Eardley) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 3. I Still Do (Bob Nolan) vocal: Bob Nolan

 

1949 04 28 (Bob/Lloyd/Ken Curtis/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Pat Brady)

 4. Riders in the Sky (Stan Jones) vocal: Bob Nolan

 5. Room Full of Roses (Tim Spencer) vocal: Ken Curtis

 6. No One Here But You (Stan Jones) trio

 7. Lie Low, Little Dogies, Lie Low (The Cowboy’s Prayer) (Tim Spencer) vocal: Lloyd Perryman, recitation: Bob Nolan

 

1949 12 14 (Bob/Lloyd/Ken Curtis/Karl Farr/Hugh Farr/Shug)

 8. Let’s Go West Again (Irving Berlin) vocal: Ken Curtis

 9. Wind (Bob Nolan) “voice”: Lloyd Perryman

10. Love at the County Fair (Tim & Glenn Spencer) duet: Lloyd Perryman and Dale Evans

11. Wedding Dolls (From Your Wedding Cake) vocal: Ken Curtis

12. Outlaws (Bob Nolan) vocal: Tommy Doss

 

1950 02 04 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

13. Roses (Tim & Glenn Spencer) vocal: Ken Curtis

14. The Eagle’s Heart (Cindy Walker) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

15. Land Beyond the Sun (Cal DeVoll) vocal: Ken Curtis, verse by Hugh Farr.

16. I Told Them All About You (Cliff Friend) vocal: Hugh Farr

 

1950 03 10 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

17. Wagons West (Stan Jones) trio, Lloyd sings the “wagons west”.

 

1950 03 13 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

18. Rollin’ Dust (Stan Jones) Hugh sings the “rollin’ dust” vocal: Perryman, then Doss

19. Song of the Wagonmaster (Stan Jones) vocal: Ken Curtis

20. Chuckawalla Swing (Stan Jones) trio

 

1950 07 17 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

21. Old Man Atom (Irving Bibo-Vern Partlow) Hugh Farr solo recitation

22. What This Country Needs (Tim Spencer / Red Rowe) vocal: Tommy Doss

 

1950 10 16 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug) plus Thurl Ravenscroft, Norma Zimmer and Max Smith.

23. Baby, I Ain’t Gonna Cry No More (Tim Spencer / Glenn Spencer) vocal: Ken Curtis

24. Little White Cross (Tim Spencer / Glenn Spencer / Ivan Ditmars) Ken Curtis solo

25. America Forever (Tim Spencer / Glenn Spencer) vocal: Ken Curtis

26. Daddy’s Little Cowboy (Tim Spencer / Glenn Spencer / Red Rowe) Ken Curtis

 

1950 12 01 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

27. Baby, I Ain’t Gonna Cry No More (Tim Spencer/Glenn Spencer) vocal: Ken Curtis

28. Moonlight and Roses (Ben Black/Neil Moret/Edwin H. Lemare) trio

 

 

CD4

 1. San Antonio Rose (Bob Wills) vocal: Tommy Doss

 2. Bring Your Roses to Her Now (John Ennis/Lem Giles/Freddie Large) Ken Curtis

 3. Mexicali Rose (Helen Stone/Jack B. Tenney) vocal: Ken Curtis

 

1951 06 11 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

 4. Lonesome (Verne Fiedler) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 5. The Wondrous Word (Ken Carson)  vocals: Hugh and Ken Curtis

 6. Resurrectus (Stan Jones) vocal: Ken Curtis

 

1951 06 20 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

 7. Wind (Bob Nolan) wind sound, Lloyd’s voice in-a-tunnel sound.

 8. Waltz of the Roses (Tim Spencer) vocal: Ken Curtis

 9. The Lord’s Prayer (Albert Hay Malotte) trio

 

1951 07 16 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

10. Heartbreak Hill (Kay Twomey/Fred Wise/Ben Weisman) vocal: Tommy Doss

11. Ho Le O (Benny deWeille-Jack Rollins) vocal: Tommy, Ken, Lloyd in turn.

 

1951 11 09 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

12. I Still Do (Bob Nolan) vocal: Ken Curtis

13. Waltz of the Roses (Tim Spencer) vocal: Ken Curtis

 

1952 02 08 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

14. I Still Do (Bob Nolan) vocal: Ken Curtis

15. Outlaws (Bob Nolan) vocal: Tommy Doss (Lobo, wild wolf)

 

1952 03 14 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

16. Diesel Smoke (Cal Martin) lots of noise, vocal: Tommy

17. Almost (Vic McAlpin/Jack Toombs) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 

1952 03 17 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

18. Diesel Smoke (Cal Martin) vocal: Tommy Doss

 

1952 11 19 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

19. Empty Saddles (Billy Hill) trio

20. There’s a Goldmine in the Sky (Charles & Nick Kenny) vocal: Ken Curtis

21. Old Pioneer (Tim Spencer) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 

1952 11 20 (Lloyd, Ken Curtis, Doss, Karl, Hugh, Shug)

22. Home on the Range (Dan Kelley/Dr. Brewster Higley) vocal: Ken then Lloyd

 

1954 01 04 (Lloyd, Doss, Warren, Karl, Hugh, Deuce)

23. If You Would Only be Mine (Jack Rivers) vocal: Tommy Doss

24. Sierra Nevada (Joel Herron) Tommy yodel, vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 

1954 04 19 (Lloyd, Doss, Warren, Karl, Hugh, Deuce)

25. The River of No Return (Ken Darby-Lionel Newman) vocal: Tommy Doss

26. The Lilies Grow High (Stan Jones) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

 

1954 11 22 (Lloyd, Doss, Warren, Karl, Hugh, Deuce)

27. Lonely Little Room (Bob Nolan) vocal: Lloyd Perryman

28. Montana (Bob Nolan) vocal: Tommy Doss

 

1954 12 07 (Lloyd, Doss, Warren, Karl, Hugh, Deuce)

29. Somebody Bigger Than You and I (Johnny Lange/Hy Heath/Sonny Burke) vocals: Dale Warren with Hugh Farr

30. The Mystery of His Way (Bob Nolan) vocal: Dale Warren