Old Shep-Red Foley Recordings 1933-50
The fact that most of these 164 songs have never been on CD tells you just how overdue this 6-CD set is. It includes all of Red’s recordings from 1933 to 1950, everything from the Arc, Decca and World Transcription labels with 18 unissued tunes, his sides with the Cumberland Ridge Runners, duets with Lulu Belle and Ernest Tubb and, of course, his hits Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy; Smoke on the Water; New Jolie Blonde; Tennessee Saturday Night, and more. A hardcover book completes this portrait of one of country music’s giants. Bear Family.