Gentleman Prefer Blondes
(Germany - Import, 3PC)
EU three CD set accompanied by a revelatory, newly researched 73-page biography of Noack by country music historian Andrew Brown. Fans of hard-core Honky Tonk, Hillbilly, and Rockabilly have requested this set for years! It took US THAT long to get it right. Contains every 1950 's single by Texas Honky Tonk legend Eddie Noack, including alternate takes, from the master tapes where they still exist. Contains 27 demos, false-starts, and original session chatter, most issued for the first time, plus many other songs never available on CD. Includes a wealth of vintage photographs and clippings, newly researched biography, and complete discography. Many lifelong country singers who had made a Rockabilly single or two during it's brief commercial reign were only too happy to later accept this rebranding if it translated to a critical acclaim or recognition they had otherwise never experienced. Eddie Noack forcefully resisted the temptation. 'No, I'm pure country,' he insisted. He wrote the Honky Tonk anthem 'Too Hot to Handle', Hank Snow's hit 'These Hands', and many more songs that endeared him to Dylan and lovers of unadulterated Texas Honky Tonk music.