The Complete "D" Singles Collection, Volume 2: The Sounds of Houston, Texas (4-CD)
by Various Artists

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  • Released: March 23, 1999
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Because I Trusted You - Utah Carl
  • 2.I Still Miss You - Utah Carl
  • 3.Counterfeit Heart - Utah Carl
  • 4.Meanwhile - Merl Lindsay
  • 5.I'm Tired of Writing Letters - Merl Lindsay
  • 6.We've Got a Lot to Be Thankful For - Ted Doyle
  • 7.I'll Be Thinking of You Dear - Ted Doyle
  • 8.Don't Do That Again - Doug Bragg (Take 2)
  • 9.One More Mistake - Doug Bragg
  • 10.You'll Have to Give (Just a Little) - Doug Bragg
  • 11.If You Don't Love Me (Let Me Go) - Billy Martin
  • 12.Tears I Couldn't Hide - Billy Martin
  • 13.Angel - Billy Martin
  • 14.Too Many Tears - Eddie Burke
  • 15.Rock Mop - Eddie Burke
  • 16.Sauce Piquant - Rufus Thibodeaux
  • 17.Louisiana Festival - Rufus Thibodeaux
  • 18.Frisco Waltz - Ward Allen
  • 19.Two Step Polka - Ward Allen
  • 20.I've Really Got a Right to Cry - Dee Mullin
  • 21.World's a Lie, The - Dee Mullin
  • 22.Whisper Your Name - H. L. Sewell
  • 23.She's Mad at Me - H. L. Sewell
  • 24.Falso-Querer - Gaston Ponc, Castellanos
  • 25.Paloma-Mentirosa - Gaston Ponc, Castellanos
  • 26.Most Beautiful - Glenn Barber
  • 27.Your Heart Don't Love - Glenn Barber
  • 28.Ramble - Jim Alexander
  • 29.Who Knows - Jim Alexander

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.If You Were Mine - Jack Rivers
  • 2.Should Have Known - Jack Rivers
  • 3.Worried Over You - The Velvetones
  • 4.Space Men - The Velvetones
  • 5.Hey Girl - The Velvetones
  • 6.Time Gives Me Pleasure - The Velvetones
  • 7.Swanee River Gal - Tommy Hudson
  • 8.Band Stand Stomp - Tommy Hudson
  • 9.My Blues - Johnny Forrer
  • 10.Real Thing, The - Johnny Forrer
  • 11.Geronimo - Tony Douglas
  • 12.End of the Evening - Tony Douglas
  • 13.Deep in the Heart of a Fool - Tommy Durden
  • 14.Bee, The - Tommy Durden
  • 15.Song of Blue Love - Travelin' Texans
  • 16.Beating on the Bars - Travelin' Texans
  • 17.I Don't Know How I Can Live - Country Johnny Mathis
  • 18.Run Please Run - Country Johnny Mathis
  • 19.Answer to Life to Go - Patsy Timmons
  • 20.I've Got It - Patsy Timmons
  • 21.I Can't Ever Free My Mind - William Tell Taylor
  • 22.Uh Huh - William Tell Taylor
  • 23.Memory of a Lie - Tibby Edwards
  • 24.One More Night - Tibby Edwards
  • 25.Calender in Blue - Jean & Glenn Smith
  • 26.Real Thing, The - Jean & Glenn Smith
  • 27.Time Lock - Joe Carson
  • 28.Careless Words - Joe Carson

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Man with the Blues - Willie Nelson
  • 2.Storm Has Just Begun, The - Willie Nelson
  • 3.Cotton - Cecil Bowman
  • 4.Curse of Wine - Cecil Bowman
  • 5.Don't Tell Me, Show Me - Gloria Henson
  • 6.Sad Girl - Gloria Henson
  • 7.When the Blues Comes Walking In - Doug Bragg
  • 8.Unfinished Castle - Doug Bragg
  • 9.Out of Town Joe - Billy Jack Hale
  • 10.Danger Moved West - Billy Jack Hale
  • 11.Good Luck Billy - Billy Jack Hale
  • 12.I Take My Hat off to the Blues - Billy Jack Hale
  • 13.My Little Baby - Jimmy & Johnny
  • 14.All I Need Is Time - Jimmy & Johnny
  • 15.Takes a Lot of Heartaches - Margie Words
  • 16.I Shot Sam - Margie Words
  • 17.There Goes My Baby - Charles Drake
  • 18.Having Fun with Another - Charles Drake
  • 19.Your Wicked Love - Bill Morgan
  • 20.At Home with Mom - Bill Morgan
  • 21.Loneliness - Claude Gray
  • 22.Best Part of Me - Claude Gray
  • 23.Man on the Wall - Eddie Noack
  • 24.Relief Is Just a Swallow Away - Eddie Noack
  • 25.One Step Ahead of Sorrow - Ted Doyle
  • 26.Just One More Glass - Ted Doyle
  • 27.Last Town I Painted, The - Danny Ross
  • 28.You Finally Walked Out - Danny Ross

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Wham Bam - Dave Edge
  • 2.Night of Lonliness - Dave Edge
  • 3.New Girl in School - Glenn Barber
  • 4.Go Home Letter (I Wish I Were You) - Glenn Barber
  • 5.You Take More Than I Can - Shirley Rucker
  • 6.I Hear Your Footsteps - Shirley Rucker
  • 7.What Difference Does It Make - Durwood Daily
  • 8.East Dallas Dagger - Durwood Daily
  • 9.When When Polka - Ernie Kucera
  • 10.Ernies Polka - Ernie Kucera
  • 11.That's All I Need - Red Fowler
  • 12.You'll Have to Pay - Red Fowler
  • 13.Old Man Love - Tony Douglas
  • 14.Too Much to Lose - Tony Douglas
  • 15.Your Wedding Day - Johnny Conoly
  • 16.I'm Gonna Hang Around You Baby - Johnny Conoly
  • 17.Angel of Love - William Tell Taylor
  • 18.Love Is Everywhere - William Tell Taylor
  • 19.Stolen Kisses - Merl Lindsay
  • 20.Is It Too Late - Merl Lindsay
  • 21.Country Boys Dream - Vern Pullen / B.J. Johnson
  • 22.What Am I to Do - Vern Pullen / B.J. Johnson
  • 23.Brothers of a Bottle - Leon Payne
  • 24.Mitzie McGraw - Leon Payne
  • 25.Branded for Life - Patsy Timmons
  • 26.My Philosophy - Patsy Timmons
  • 27.Sweet Cake & Kisses - Cecil Bowman
  • 28.Tea Leaves Don't Lie - Cecil Bowman

Product Description:

Performers include: Willie Nelson, Leon Payne, Johnny Mathis, Claude Gray, Tony Douglas, Tibby Edwards.
Pappy Dailey's homegrown, Houston, Texas label that rose from the ashes of his Starday tie-in was D, a label that issued everything from rockabilly, to Mexican dance music, to the stray doo-wop side. What it generally excelled at was top-notch local hillbilly and country bands and singers, sometimes leasing home grown masters from places as far away as Canada. These are records full of raw, visceral power, unvarnished beauty and often glimpses of talent that could-have-been alongside the local heroes and run-of-the-mill Joes hoping for a break. As such, it's a marvelous document of primarily Texas country and western music in the marketplace in the late '50s. This four-disc Bear Family set is the second entry into a multi-volume complete run of all the singles that were issued on Dailey's D label, with the added bonus on this volume of some unissued material that's as good or better than the singles that were issued. Kicking off Disc One are three perfect examples of that emanating from the Utah Carl session that produced his single from Volume One. Here, he and his regular working band deliver heartfelt and straightforward and welcome additions to the man's scant discography. Almost a third of the 29 tracks are previously unissued items from Merl Lindsay, Ted Doyle, Doug Bragg and Detroit hillbilly, Billy Martin. Of course, just when you think you have the label pegged as strictly one thing or another, up pops successive single runs by Eddie Burke (Black boogie woogie piano man), Rufus Thibodeaux (Cajun fiddler), Ward Allen (Canadian old-time fiddler), Dee Mullin (country pop-rock), Homer Lee Sewell (old time cowboy singing) and Gaston Ponce Castellanos (Mexican dance band)! Disc Two yields treasures from Jack Rivers, doo woppers the Velvetones, Billy Walker moonlighting as the Traveling Texans, Country Johnny Mathis, William Tell Taylor, and Little Joe Carson. High in the oddity department are Tommy Durden's baseball novelty "The Bee," and pop sludge from Jean and Glenn Smith's "Calendar in Blue." Disc Three kicks off with Willie Nelson's first commercial recording, then delivers fine entries from, among others, Cecil Bowman, Billy Jack Hale, Jimmy & Johnny and Danny Ross (the original version of "The Last Town I Painted"). The final disc in the set features a real mixed bag with a distinct regional feel. Everything from Dave Edge's rocker "Wham Bam," to pleasing pop from Glenn, bouncy country pop from Shirley Rucker, Johnny Cash-style country from Durwood Daily, polkas from Ernie Kucera, hardcore honky tonk from Tony Douglas and Merl Lindsay, teen balladry from William Tell Taylor, to Leon Payne's sobering "Brothers of a Bottle" makes this disc just as strong as the preceding three. D was a label that stayed individual and independent right to the end and this second volume is a welcome addition to any country and American music collection. ~ Cub Koda
Bear Family Records

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