4-CD box (LP-size) with 44-page book, 113 tracks. Playing time approx. 292 mns.
Sheb Wooley has done it all: singer, songwriter, comedian and actor. In a career that spans over a half century he has scored major hits as performer and songwriter, like Purple People Eater and That's My Pa, and acted in such important films as 'High Noon' and 'Giant'. This set contains most of his Country recordings. 4 CDs, over 110 tracks, including many sides never before issued and many never reissued on LP or CD trace the singer-songwriter-actor-comedian's multi-faceted career from his first sides for Bullet in 1945, followed by his short but important stop at Dallas' Bluebonnet label, to his long stint at MGM that began in 1948 and continued into the 1970s.
From Wooley's earliest western swing-influenced recordings to his more mainstream country sessions of the fifties and, finally, his deftly produced Nashville sessions of the sixties and early seventies, two things remained constant: Wooley's own determined adaptability and versatility and the top-notch work of the sessionmen who backed him, men like Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant on the West Coast and
Zeb Turner, Grady Martin and Harold Bradley in Nashville, not to mention Wooley's own Calumet Indians in Texas. Included here are hits like Wooley's first, Peepin Through The Keyho’nd subsequent charters likeThat's My Pa, Blue Guitar, Tie A Tiger Down and many others.