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T. Texas Tyler

Charismatic singer/songwriter T. Texas Tyler was a successful figure from the late '40s through the mid-'50s, often credited with helping to popularize the sentimental country "recitation" -- a storytelling composition partly or completely spoken by the performer -- with his massive 1948 hit "Deck of Cards." He was born David Luke Myrick in Mena, AR, and from childhood aspired to become a country performer. As a young man, Tyler moved to Rhode Island to live with his brother, who was stationed there while serving in the Navy. He got his start working in radio in the early '30s and then spent much of the decade touring and performing on the radio, creating his stage name by combining the names of cowboy crooners Tex Ritter and Tom Tyler. His travels took him as far as Newport, RI, and Los Angeles. While performing in Charleston, WV, in 1939, Tyler teamed up with fiddler Clarence Clere to form Slim and Tex. They remained together playing radio stations in West Virginia until 1942, when Tyler landed a spot on the Shreveport, LA, radio station and consistent talent incubator KWKH. Tyler served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Following his discharge in 1946, Tyler went to Southern California and began appearing daily on the radio in Long Beach and Los Angeles. His proximity to the new record labels that were springing up in Southern California helped his career along, and he signed with the small but growing Pasadena label Four Star. Soon he had moderate hits with several covers of widely performed country songs of the day: "Filipino Baby" (1946), followed by "Remember Me" and Jack Guthrie's "Oklahoma Hills." Tyler had his biggest single in 1948 with the enormously popular "Deck of Cards," which peaked in the Top Three, continued to sell for years, and spawned numerous imitations. The piece had perhaps an older pedigree than any other in the country repertoire; similar poems in which a soldier uses a deck of cards as a set of religious symbols have been found dating back to the medieval era.

Tyler followed up that smash with another recitation: the tear-wrenchingly sentimental Mary Jean Shurtz composition "Dad Gave My Dog Away." His popularity resulted in a booking at New York City's Carnegie Hall, and in 1949 he sang a song in the Western Horsemen of the Sierras. Later that year, he had a Top Five hit with a cover of Hank Williams' "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It." Tyler was given his own television show, Range Round Up, in Los Angeles, and in the early '50s he favored an upbeat, folksy style in which sung phrases were frequently introduced by a hearty, guttural swoop. He had two more major hits in 1953, "Courtin' in the Rain," and then went into a personal and professional slump with the advent of rock & roll. A marijuana possession arrest in Texas slowed his career, but many of his recordings were collected in the newly popular format of the LP album. He signed with the Starday label and performed several times on the Grand Ole Opry. In the '50s he became a gospel singer and Assembly of God minister, recording the all-gospel album, The Great Texan, for King in 1960. Tyler spent the bulk of the 1960s touring and preaching; he also recorded a gospel album for Capitol, a secular country album for Starday (Sensational New Hits of T. Texas Tyler, 1964), and three independently produced gospel albums that he sold at his revivals. Following the death of his first wife, Claudia, in 1968, Tyler remarried and settled down in Springfield, MO, where he preached to a local congregation and also performed occasionally. "The man with a million friends" died in early 1972 of stomach cancer. ~ James Manheim
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Track List: Hillbilly Boogie

Disc 1

1. Travelling Boogie

2. Freight Train Boogie

3. Streamliner Boogie

4. Pan American Boogie

5. Louisiana Boogie

6. Tennessee Boogie

7. Tennessee Boogie

8. Georgia Boogie

9. Texas Boogie

10. Mississippi Boogie

11. Oakie Boogie

12. Dixieland Boogie

13. Kentucky Waltz Boogie

14. Mobile Boogie

15. Colorado Boogie

16. Fort Worth Boogie

17. Waxahachie Boogie Woogie Dishwasher Boy

18. Del Rio Boogie

19. Downtown Boogie

21. North Pole Boogie

22. Three Way Boogie

23. Smokey Mountain Boogie

24. Humble Road Boogie

25. Peach Tree Street Boogie

Disc 2

1. I've Got The Boogie Blues

2. Pretty Baby Boogie

3. Slick Chick Boogie

4. Mother-In-Law Boogie

5. Mean Mama Boogie

6. Jesse James Boogie

7. Old MacDonald Boogie

8. Baby Buggie Boogie

9. George's Playhouse Boogie

10. Long Tom Boogie

11. Jack & Jill Boogie

12. Boogie Woogie Lou

14. Boogie Woogie Blues

15. Rip Ramsey Boogie

16. Richey Boogie

17. Porky's Boogie Woogie On Strings

18. T. Texas Boogie

19. Paper Boy Boogie

20. Cowboy Boogie

21. Lost John Boogie

22. Merle's Boogie Woogie

23. Bennie Hess Boogie

24. G.I. Boogie

Disc 3

1. Boogie Man Boogie

2. Boogie Woogie

3. Boog-Boog Boogie

4. Super Boogie Woogie

5. Boogie Woogie In The Village

6. Doin' The Boogie Woogie

7. Hillbilly Boogie

8. Boogie Barn Dance

9. Dream Band Boogie

10. Hayride Boogie

11. Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night

13. Hillbilly Boogie

14. Green Tree Boogie

15. No Shoes Boogie

16. Shufflin' Shoes Boogie

17. Juke Box Boogie

18. Juke Box Boogie

19. Boogie Woogie Baby

20. Boogie Woogie Gal

21. Cornbread Boogie

22. Catfish Boogie

23. Goatburger Boogie

24. Sundown Boogie

25. Alarm Clock Boogie

Disc 4

1. Crazy About The Boogie

2. Crazy Boogie

3. Crazy Baby Boogie

4. Guitar Boogie

5. Mandolin Boogie

7. Piano Pete's Boogie

8. Banjo Boogie

9. Be Bop Boogie

10. Real Hot Boogie

11. Red Hot Boogie

12. Hula Boogie

13. The Shotgun Boogie

14. Hot Rod Shotgun Boogie #2

15. Doghouse Boogie

16. Dirty Boogie

17. Snake Dance Boogie

18. Rhumba Boogie

19. Hadacol Boogie

20. Playboy Boogie

21. Hesitation Boogie

22. New Broom Boogie

23. Hangman Boogie

24. Mule Boogie

25. I'm Too Old To Boogie Anymore

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Track List: Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys: #1 The West Coast Indies

1. Hot Rod Race

2. Hound Dog

3. Take Your Hands Off It

4. Juke Box Boogie

5. High Geared Daddy

6. Who Broke The Lock On The Henhouse Door

7. Ranger Boogie

8. Hard Top Race

9. Detour

10. Jelly Beans Daddy

11. Steelin' The Blues

12. And I Shook

13. Four Or Five Times

14. Boogie Woogie Boy

15. Get That Chip Off Your Shoulder

16. Git Fiddle Boogie

17. Divorce Me C.O.D.

18. Hominy Grits

19. I Used To Work In Chicago

20. Tennessee Baby

21. Rougue River Boogie

22. Oklahoma Blues

24. Who Drank The Beer (While I Was In The Rear)

25. You Ain't Got My Number Anymore

26. Knock On Wood

27. Shimmy Shakin' Daddy

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Track List: That'll Flat Git It Vol.26

1. Pink Cadillac

2. I Just Learned To Rock

3. Play Boy

4. Hot Rod Race

5. Some Like It Hot

6. 24 Hour Night

7. Loco Choo Choo

8. Cat Music

9. New Step It Up And Go

10. Whop-T-Bop

11. Pick Pick Pickin' (My Guitar)

12. Sugar Plum Boogie

14. Dig Me Little Mama

15. 2 Rock-A-4

16. Teeny Weeny Man

17. Two Red Ruby Lips

18. Little Lover

19. I'm A Poor Oakie

20. Flat Feet

21. No Love Tonight

22. Hey Pretty Baby

23. Dance With Her Henry

24. Patty Cake Man

25. Big Door

27. Shake 'em Up Rock

28. Hot Rod Lincoln

29. Jumpin' From 6 To 6

30. My Name Is Jimmy

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Track List: The Kings Of Western Swing

1. Take Me Back To Tulsa

2. Panhandle Shuffle

3. Fort Worth Stomp

4. Bugle Call Rag

5. Hot As I Am

6. Brown Bottle Blues

7. San Antonio Rose

8. Cheatin' On You Baby

9. Keep A Knockin' But You Can't Come In

10. Milk Cow Blues

11. Little Willie Green (From New Orleans)

12. Tennessee Hound Dog

14. I Can't Trust You Now

15. Nails In My Coffin

16. Talking Boogie

17. Oklahoma Stomp

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