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Sheb Wooley was a cowboy-styled country singer and character actor in western movies and TV series, who is best-known for his unique landmark No. 1 novelty rock 'n' roll and pop hit "Purple People Eater" from 1958. It was such a distinctive and memorable record that it made an impact on people who had no interest in pop and entered the annals of the greatest novelty hits in pop history. Born in 1921, he started making country records in the late 1940s, often in a distinctive humorous style, and made his first movie appearances in the early '50s, including a role in the 1952 classic "High Noon" - his biggest screen success came after the success of "Purple People Eater" when he was cast as Pete Nolan in the western series "Rawhide". His early music was characterised by hillbilly and western swing styles, but he readily embraced rockabilly and rock 'n' roll styles as the market changed in the 1950s. This excellent-value 60-track 2-CD collection comprises selected A and B sides of his singles, from his recording debut in 1946 on the Bullet and Blue Bonnet labels and his career on the MGM label through to 1962. "The Purple People Eater" is naturally the centrepiece, but the set also includes other chart entries, notably his 1961 country No. 1 "That's My Pa", and another off-the-wall novelty "Don't Go Near The Eskimos" in his TV guise of Ben Colder. It's an highly entertaining and varied collection of excellent country and country/pop performances, often with a humorous novelty twist, and underlining what a versatile and unusual talent he was.
Sheb Wooley was a cowboy-styled country singer and character actor in western movies and TV series, who is best-known for his unique landmark No. 1 novelty rock 'n' roll and pop hit "Purple People Eater" from 1958. It was such a distinctive and memorable record that it made an impact on people who had no interest in pop and entered the annals of the greatest novelty hits in pop history. Born in 1921, he started making country records in the late 1940s, often in a distinctive humorous style, and made his first movie appearances in the early '50s, including a role in the 1952 classic "High Noon" - his biggest screen success came after the success of "Purple People Eater" when he was cast as Pete Nolan in the western series "Rawhide". His early music was characterised by hillbilly and western swing styles, but he readily embraced rockabilly and rock 'n' roll styles as the market changed in the 1950s. This excellent-value 60-track 2-CD collection comprises selected A and B sides of his singles, from his recording debut in 1946 on the Bullet and Blue Bonnet labels and his career on the MGM label through to 1962. "The Purple People Eater" is naturally the centrepiece, but the set also includes other chart entries, notably his 1961 country No. 1 "That's My Pa", and another off-the-wall novelty "Don't Go Near The Eskimos" in his TV guise of Ben Colder. It's an highly entertaining and varied collection of excellent country and country/pop performances, often with a humorous novelty twist, and underlining what a versatile and unusual talent he was.
824046333027

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Format: CD
Label: ACBT
Rel. Date: 04/10/2020
UPC: 824046333027

Collection 1946-62
Artist: Sheb Wooley
Format: CD
New: Available In Store $16.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Oklahoma Honky Tonk Gal
2. I Can't Live (On) Without You
3. Lazy Mazy
4. Wooley's Polka
5. Peeping Thru the Keyhole
6. Time Won't Heal An Achin' Heart
7. Too Long with the Wrong Woman
8. Indian Maiden
9. Texas Rose 1
10. Cherokee Waltz 1
11. Rover Scoot Over 1
12. Mule Boogie 1
13. (Now You Are) Changing Your Name 1
14. Country Kisses 1
15. Over the Barrel 1
16. Down in the Toolies 1
17. You're the Cat's Meow 1
18. Wha' Happened to Me Baby 1
19. A Cowboy Had Ought to Be Single 2
20. You Never Can Tell 2
21. A Heart Bound in Chains 2
22. Freight Train Cinders in My Eyes 2
23. Love Is Just Another Merry-Go-Round 2
24. Texas Tango 2
25. Goodbye Texas, Hello Tennessee 2
26. Knew I Had Lost 2
27. Don't Stop Kissing Me Goodnight 2
28. Panama Pete 2
29. White Lightnin' 3
30. I Go Outa My Mind 3
31. Hill Billy Mambo 3
32. I Flipped 3
33. Speak of the Devil 3
34. Love at First Sight 3
35. It Takes a Heap of Livin' 3
36. Humdinger 3
37. Are You Satisfied' 3
38. The Birth of Rock 'N' Roll 3
39. You Can Do It 4
40. First Day of School 4
41. Let the Big Wind Blow 4
42. Honey, I'm Lonesome (Telegraph Song) 4
43. Recipe of Love 4
44. I Found Me An Angel 4
45. The Purple People Eater 4
46. I Can't Believe You're Mine 4
47. The Chase 4
48. Santa and the Purple People Eater 4
49. Sweet Chile 5
50. Josie 5
51. Roughneck 5
52. Luke the Spook 5
53. Taste of Ashes 5
54. Skin Tight, Pin Striped, Purple Pedal Pushers 5
55. That's My Pa 5
56. Laughin' the Blues 5
57. Somebody, Please (Say Something Funny) 5
58. Land of No Love 5
59. The Legend of Echo Mountain 6
60. Don't Go Near the Eskimos

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Sheb Wooley was a cowboy-styled country singer and character actor in western movies and TV series, who is best-known for his unique landmark No. 1 novelty rock 'n' roll and pop hit "Purple People Eater" from 1958. It was such a distinctive and memorable record that it made an impact on people who had no interest in pop and entered the annals of the greatest novelty hits in pop history. Born in 1921, he started making country records in the late 1940s, often in a distinctive humorous style, and made his first movie appearances in the early '50s, including a role in the 1952 classic "High Noon" - his biggest screen success came after the success of "Purple People Eater" when he was cast as Pete Nolan in the western series "Rawhide". His early music was characterised by hillbilly and western swing styles, but he readily embraced rockabilly and rock 'n' roll styles as the market changed in the 1950s. This excellent-value 60-track 2-CD collection comprises selected A and B sides of his singles, from his recording debut in 1946 on the Bullet and Blue Bonnet labels and his career on the MGM label through to 1962. "The Purple People Eater" is naturally the centrepiece, but the set also includes other chart entries, notably his 1961 country No. 1 "That's My Pa", and another off-the-wall novelty "Don't Go Near The Eskimos" in his TV guise of Ben Colder. It's an highly entertaining and varied collection of excellent country and country/pop performances, often with a humorous novelty twist, and underlining what a versatile and unusual talent he was.
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