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Wayne Raney

Known above all for his 1949 number one single "Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me," Wayne Raney had a durable career in country music that reflected many of the tradition's most important influences at mid-century. In addition to his singing, Raney was well known for his harmonica playing. He and his longtime stage partner Lonnie Glosson sold millions of harmonicas through the mail and did much to establish the harmonica as an instrument accessible and popular everywhere. Born on a farm near Wolf Bayou, AR, he suffered from a foot deformity that prevented him from doing heavy farm work. He heard a street person "choke" a harmonica and was inspired to learn the instrument himself. By the time he was 13, he had headed for Piedras Negras, Mexico, across the river from Eagle Pass, TX, to perform on the powerful "border radio" station XEPN. In 1936 he met Glosson, and the two teamed up in 1938 to play on a radio station in Little Rock. They moved on to Cincinnati's WCKY and later to wide syndication; perhaps the heavy mail-order emphasis of the border radio enterprises, which sold everything from piano lessons to monkey-gland-implant impotence treatments, inspired Raney to think in terms of marketing the harmonica to listeners who enjoyed what he and Glosson played on the air.

After World War II Raney played briefly on the radio in Memphis and then teamed up with the Delmore Brothers, whose wry boogie numbers, punctuated with jovial blasts from Raney's harmonica, became national hits. In 1948, he went solo and hit the charts with two Top 15 singles, "Lost John Boogie" and "Jack and Jill Boogie." In 1949 he topped country charts with "Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me," which also featured Glosson. The song crossed over to the pop Top 25 and was his biggest hit. Raney subsequently recorded novelty songs in the Little Jimmy Dickens vein, such as "Pardon My Whiskers" and "I Love My Little Yo Yo." He played on the Grand Ole Opry for one year, spent a few months touring with Lefty Frizzell in 1953, and performed on the California Hayride and WWVA Jamboree radio programs. In the late '50s he worked as a DJ, opened a recording studio, and started the bluegrass-oriented Rimrock label, on which he released several albums of his own; the King label collected many of his singles on the rather inaccurately named Songs of the Hills LP in 1958, and that record had a long life in the countless reissues that repackaged the King catalog. He recorded a few singles in the late '50s and early '60s and continued to sell harmonicas until 1960, when the craze passed. Raney then returned to Arkansas and recorded a gospel album, Don't Try to Be What You Ain't. He also ran a chicken farm for a time, and he appeared occasionally on Hee Haw in the '70s. Eventually his health began to fail; he lost his voicebox in the late '80s and in 1990 published a brief autobiography, Life Has Not Been a Bed of Roses. He died of cancer in 1993 and was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame. ~ James Manheim
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Selected Discography

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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: Roughneck Blues 1949-1956

2. My Window Faces The South

3. A-Sleeping At The Foot Of The Bed

4. Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy

5. Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves

7. Hillbilly Fever

8. Birmingham Bounce

9. Don't You Worry

10. It Ain't Gonna Be Like That

11. I'm A Big Boy Now

13. Roughneck Blues

15. Juke Joint Johnny

16. I'm A One Woman Man

18. Shake Baby Shake

19. All I Can Do Is Cry

22. Three Alley Cats

23. Rock Billy Boogie

27. Everybody's Rockin' But Me

28. I'm Coming Home

29. Rock Around With Ollie Vee

30. Modern Don Juan

31. The Train Kept A-Rollin'

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This is my grandpa, Wayne Raney!!! :)

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