1-CD with 32-page booklet, 32 tracks. Playing time approx. 80 mns.
Multi label collection (Imperial/Capitol/Decca/Tower/Todd/Sims) of finest Hillbilly, Country Boogie & Rockabilly from 1950-1962.
Dub Dickerson made his name as a songwriter, penning such country standards as Lefty Frizzell's Look What Thoughts Will Do and co-writing Ricky Nelson's rock 'n' roll classic Stood Up. Rockabilly fans also know him through Dub Dickersons proto-rock hillbilly jump recordings like My Gal Gertie and for penning Dennis Herrold's Hip, Hip Baby and Make With The Lovin'. A versatile writer and performer, Dub Dickerson cut almost everything in his career: western songs, honky-tonk, hillbilly boogie, rock 'n' roll, country-pop.
Bear Family has here collected all of the Dallas-based singer's early output, including his 1950 debut for Imperial, his 1951 Decca sides - both cut at Jim Beck's famed Dallas studio - through to his 1953-55 Nashville sessions for Capitol, and later recordings for Sims, Imperial (again), Todd and Tower - everything except Dub Dickerson
s final album for Sims in 1962. Included are such excellent sides as My Gal Gertie
, Mama Laid The Law Down
, Must've Drove My Mules Too Hard
, Shotgun Wedding
, several unissued recordings, and an excellent rocking demo from 1957, 'Boppin' In The Dark'.