Old Shep-Red Foley Recordings 1933-50
(With Book, Boxed Set, 6PC)
Foley was country music's first "crossover" artist. He was also the 1st country singer featured on network radio & TV programs, like his stint as "Rambling Red" on WLS Chicago's "National Barn Dance", "Renfro Valley Barn Dance", and as the host of the famed "Grand Ole Opry" and "Ozark Jubilee". This box set & hardcover book document includes every commercial recording he made up to 1950, with the exception of his sacred and children's recordings. Features his recordings with the Cumberland Ridge Runners, duets with Lulu Belle and Ernest Tubb, and of course, his greatest hits like Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy, Smoke on the Water, Old Shep, New Jolie Blonde, Tennessee Saturday Night and Sugarfot Rag. With the 164 songs on this 6 CD box, Bear Family Records compiles all of his recordings from 1933 - 1950 for the first time. Most of these songs have never been on CD and many have not been available in any form since their original release, 18 having never been issued before.