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Eddie Noack: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [Box]

Audio Samples

>Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
>Trifflin' Mama Blues
>Pyramid Club
>Simulated Diamonds
>Hungry But Happy
>Raindrops in the River
>Frown on the Moon
>Unlucky Me
>Green Back Dollar
>Tragic Love
>I Can't Run Away
>I'd Still Want You
>Music Makin' Mama from Memphis
>Please Mr. Postman
>There's a Place in My Heart
>I'm Going to See My Baby
>Too Hot to Handle
>How Does It Feel to Be a Winner
>Nothing
>First and Last Thing
>(As the Band Played) Paul Jones
>Pride
>Spoken Message to Don Pierce
>Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby
>As Long as You Call
>Forlorn, Forgotten, And Forsaken
>Walking the Street
>Simulated Diamonds
>Moonlight on the Water
>Hungry But Happy
>Raindrops in the River
>Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
>Unlucky Me
>Fair Today, Cold Tomorrow
>Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
>Take It Away Lucky
>Don't Trade
>Left Over Lovin'
>Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby
>I'll Be So Good to You
>Think of Her Now
>Wind Me Up
>If It Ain't on the Menu
>Me and My New Baby
>Life You've Lived, The
>You Done Got Me
>Life You've Lived, The
>If Hearts Could Talk
>When the Bright Lights Grow Dim
>Think of Her Now
>It Ain't Much But It's Home
>For You I Weep
>You Done Got Me
>Worm Has Turned, The
>She Can't Stand the Light of Day
>Think of Her Now
>Scarecrow
>Dust on the River
>What's the Matter Joe?
>Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - (alternate take)
>For You I Weep - (alternate take)
>Can You Answer to God?
>Lucky in Cards
>Mister Nice Guy
>Six Feet Down
>Relief Is Just a Swallow Away
>Are You Really Here
>It's Hard to Tell an Old Love Goodbye
>That Certain You Know What
>Can't Play Hookey
>My Steady Dream
>Wonderin' Oakie
>Have Blues, Will Travel
>Price of Love, The
>Relief Is Just a Swallow Away
>It's Hard to Tell an Old Love Goodbye
>Love's Other Face
>I Don't Live There Any More
>Walk 'Em Off
>Man on the Wall, The
>Shake Hands wth the Blues
>Million Friends But No Sweetheart, A
>Don't Look Behind
>Thinkin' Man's Woman, A (A Lovin' Man's Girl)
>Shake Hands with the Blues
>Sunflower Song
>Too Weak to Go
>Firewater Luke
>Price of Love, The - (alternate take)
>Same Old Mistakes, The
>Invisible Stripes
>So Funny I Could Cry
>Shotgun House
>I Slipped Out of Heaven
>Firewater Luke
>Invisible Stripes
>Same Old Mistakes, The
>Shotgun House
>Where Do You Go (When You Say Goodnight)
>Love Is For Fools
>Life You've Lived, The
>I Speak Your Name
>Same Old Mistakes, The
>You've Got a Woman

Track List

>Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
>Trifflin' Mama Blues
>Pyramid Club
>Simulated Diamonds
>Hungry But Happy
>Raindrops in the River
>Frown on the Moon
>Unlucky Me
>Green Back Dollar
>Tragic Love
>I Can't Run Away
>I'd Still Want You
>Music Makin' Mama from Memphis
>Please Mr. Postman
>There's a Place in My Heart
>I'm Going to See My Baby
>Too Hot to Handle
>How Does It Feel to Be a Winner
>Nothing
>First and Last Thing
>(As the Band Played) Paul Jones
>Pride
>Spoken Message to Don Pierce
>Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby
>As Long as You Call
>Forlorn, Forgotten, And Forsaken
>Walking the Street
>Simulated Diamonds
>Moonlight on the Water
>Hungry But Happy
>Raindrops in the River
>Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
>Unlucky Me
>Fair Today, Cold Tomorrow
>Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
>Take It Away Lucky
>Don't Trade
>Left Over Lovin'
>Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby
>I'll Be So Good to You
>Think of Her Now
>Wind Me Up
>If It Ain't on the Menu
>Me and My New Baby
>Life You've Lived, The
>You Done Got Me
>Life You've Lived, The
>If Hearts Could Talk
>When the Bright Lights Grow Dim
>Think of Her Now
>It Ain't Much But It's Home
>For You I Weep
>You Done Got Me
>Worm Has Turned, The
>She Can't Stand the Light of Day
>Think of Her Now
>Scarecrow
>Dust on the River
>What's the Matter Joe?
>Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - (alternate take)
>For You I Weep - (alternate take)
>Can You Answer to God?
>Lucky in Cards
>Mister Nice Guy
>Six Feet Down
>Relief Is Just a Swallow Away
>Are You Really Here
>It's Hard to Tell an Old Love Goodbye
>That Certain You Know What
>Can't Play Hookey
>My Steady Dream
>Wonderin' Oakie
>Have Blues, Will Travel
>Price of Love, The
>Relief Is Just a Swallow Away
>It's Hard to Tell an Old Love Goodbye
>Love's Other Face
>I Don't Live There Any More
>Walk 'Em Off
>Man on the Wall, The
>Shake Hands wth the Blues
>Million Friends But No Sweetheart, A
>Don't Look Behind
>Thinkin' Man's Woman, A (A Lovin' Man's Girl)
>Shake Hands with the Blues
>Sunflower Song
>Too Weak to Go
>Firewater Luke
>Price of Love, The - (alternate take)
>Same Old Mistakes, The
>Invisible Stripes
>So Funny I Could Cry
>Shotgun House
>I Slipped Out of Heaven
>Firewater Luke
>Invisible Stripes
>Same Old Mistakes, The
>Shotgun House
>Where Do You Go (When You Say Goodnight)
>Love Is For Fools
>Life You've Lived, The
>I Speak Your Name
>Same Old Mistakes, The
>You've Got a Woman

Album Notes

Liner Note Authors: Dave Sax; Andrew Brown .

Recording information: Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, T N (09/??/1960-02/23/1961); Floyd Tillman Studio, Houston, TX (09/??/1960-02/23/1961); Goldstar Recording Studio, Houston, TX (09/??/1960-02/23/1961); Quinn Recording Co., Houston, TX (09/??/1960-02/23/1961); Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, T N (10/1951); Floyd Tillman Studio, Houston, TX (10/1951); Goldstar Recording Studio, Houston, TX (10/1951); Quinn Recording Co., Houston, TX (10/1951); Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, T N (12/1954-06/1960); Floyd Tillman Studio, Houston, TX (12/1954-06/1960); Goldstar Recording Studio, Houston, TX (12/1954-06/1960); Quinn Recording Co., Houston, TX (12/1954-06/1960); Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, T N (1948-1951); Floyd Tillman Studio, Houston, TX (1948-1951); Goldstar Recording Studio, Houston, TX (1948-1951); Quinn Recording Co., Houston, TX (1948-1951); Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, T N (1954-1961); Floyd Tillman Studio, Houston, TX (1954-1961); Goldstar Recording Studio, Houston, TX (1954-1961); Quinn Recording Co., Houston, TX (1954-1961).

Illustrators: Dave Sax; Al Turner ; Herb Remington; Andrew Brown ; Joe Brewer; Maralyn McKinney; Andy Bradley; Kevin Coffey; James Silver.

Photographers: Dave Sax; Al Turner ; Herb Remington; Andrew Brown ; Joe Brewer; Maralyn McKinney; Andy Bradley; Kevin Coffey; James Silver.

The first of two comprehensive Bear Family sets chronicling the recordings of unheralded hard country singer Eddie Noack, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes covers the years from 1949 and 1961. He started out on Gold Star and stayed there until 1951, when he went over to Four Star, with his big break arriving in 1954, when he fell under the wing of Pappy Daily, who brought him over to Starday and then had him follow Pappy to both D and Mercury. Daily didn't just sign Noack, he was an advocate, getting his superstar George Jones to record many different Noack songs, including "Relief Is Just a Swallow Away" which, when combined with Hank Snow's hit version of Eddie's "These Hands," helped establish Noack as a country songwriter. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes shows that, in addition to being a good Nashville craftsman, he was also a solid singer in his own right, working in the vein of Hank Williams, singing hard country that sounded very much like that of George Jones. Where Jones was a dynamic, expressive singer, Noack was plain-spoken and stoic -- an attribute that is admirable, sometimes alluring, but rarely makes a singer a star. Noack was never a star, though it wasn't for lack of trying. All those attempts, along with several unreleased demos which capture his folkier side, are collected here, and although there is a slight saminess to this collection, the sturdiness of Noack's writing and singing cannot be denied. He sounds like an important cog in the machine: a reliable songwriter and good performer who unfortunately just couldn't catch a break. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine



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