Mel Tillis Gets Remastered

Brody Vercher | April 3rd, 2008

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  1. [...] of the roundups at the beginning of the month included the news that founding member and lead singer of the Hacienda Brothers Chris Gaffney was [...]
  1. Chris N.
    April 3, 2008 at 9:42 am

    I hate to be a stickler (just kidding, I love it), but the recording of “When I’ve Sang My Last Hillbilly Song” is listed in the Willie box set as being from 1954 or 1955.

  2. mikeky
    April 3, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    so what is the 9513 netsite going to do for willie nelson’s 75th birthday? something big, i hope. i’d encourage everyone to indulge in that box set (it’s pricey, but it’s worth it).

  3. Hollerin' Ben
    April 3, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Chris Gaffney is a great musician, and by all accounts a great guy.

    I’m glad to see that the9513 posted this link and I’d encourage everyone to check out The Hacienda Brothers’ music, as well as donating money to help Chris.

  4. Paul W Dennis
    April 3, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Too bad it’s the Electra stuff on Mel Tillis that’s being reissued – his best recordings were from the pre-Jimmy Bown era, probably the MGM recordings. Actually Tillis deserves a boxed set covering the entire span of his impressive career including the very scarce material from the Kapp label

  5. Rick
    April 3, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    I really like Laura Cantrell’s list and hope she keeps doing more of the same. When it was pointed out here that Country Universe was listing their Top 100 Female Country Artists, I posted that the list better include Rose Maddox! Well Laura has honored Rose in a way that is more than satisfactory in this regard:

    “4. Rose Maddox: Her family group, the Maddox Brothers and Rose, dominated California’s airwaves in the 1940s and ’50s, with Rose emerging as the group’s supertalent. She schooled Buck Owens and Merle Haggard in how to sing honky-tonk music with soul, and deserves a place of honor wherever jukeboxes are playing.”

    Amen to that.

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