LOUISIANA HAYRIDE
 
     
       

The Louisiana Hayride radio show was second only to the Grand Ole Opry in terms of popularity and significance in the annuals of country music history. The show was broadcast on KWKH, a 50,000-watt station in Shreveport, Louisiana. The cast of the Hayride included artists that not only became revered figures in country music, but also became legends far beyond those confines. Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Johnny cash, George Jones and Kitty Wells were among those who graced the stage at the Hayride.

Scena Records is proud to launch a series of live recordings from those historic radio programs, starting with the releases from Johnny Cash and June Carter. Look for more Hayride releases in 2004.

 

               
       
               

 

 

       

  JUNE CARTER
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June Carter is famous for not only being a member of country music's most important family, but also for having been married to Johnny to Johnny Cash. True devotees of country entertainment know that she deserved acclaim beyond her family associations. She was a dynamic live performer that was equally adept with musical and comedic material. She was a trained actress who credits ranged from television appearances on Gunsmoke and Jim Bowie to her celebrated role in the 1998 film, The Apostle. She was a great songwriter, penning classics such as "Ring Of Fire" and "Jackson". She undoubtedly considered her greatest role as that of matriarch to her family and devoted wife to Johnny Cash. The world lost a great woman on May 16 2003, and it is with deep respect that Scena offers this collection of her 1060-1962 recordings from the Louisiana Hayride that shows her talent as a singer and comedienne.
 
     

1. Big Iron
2. He Don't Love Me Anymore
3. It Takes A Worried Man To Sing A Worried Song
4. Gotta Travel On
5. Tall Lover Man
6. Thirty Days
7. Under The Weeping Willow Tree
8. Wildwood Floor
9. Poor 'Ol Heartsick Me
10. Heel
11. John Henry
12. It Ain't Me Babe (with Johnny Cash)
13. Teenage Queen (with Johnny Cash)
14. (Poems)
15. (Comedy)

 

  JOHNNY CASH
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For the first time ever, Johnny Cash's legendary Louisiana Hayride performances are being released.This CD spans from his first ever Hayride performance ("Hey Porter") in 1955 through 1962, and even features Johnny Cash participating in an ad for a local doughnut shop. From the liner notes, here is Hayride announcer Frank Page's remembrance of the Johnny Cash's first Hayride performance - Johnny Cash strolled out onto stage of the Louisiana Hayride for the first time in November of 1955. He was fresh from a gig in Amory, Mississippi, with fellow Sun Records artists Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins and was enjoying some success with the release of his first record, "Cry, Cry, Cry" and "Hey Porter". Johnny was accompanied by two mechanic friends who would later be billed the Tennessee Two, Marshall Grant on bass and Luther Perkins on electric guitar.
 
     

1. Hey Porter
2. Luther Played The Boogie
3. So Doggone Lonesome
4. I Walked the Line
5. Big River
6. Give My Love To Rose
7. Goodbye Little Darlin'
8. Rock Island Line
9. Five Feet High & Rising
10. Folsom Prison Blues
11. Rebel Johnny Yuma
12. Ballad of Harp Weaver
13. I Got Stripes
14. Orange Blossom Special
15. Guess Thing Happen That Way
16. Bonus: Southern Maids Doughnut commercial

 

 

COUNTRY CROONERS
suggested retail price $12.98

All of the performances in this collection are live recordings from the historic Louisiana Hayride radio and stage show. Most of the artist featured here including Slim Whitman, Jim Reeves, Faron Young, Johnny Horton, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Jim Ed Brown, Billy Walker, David Houston and Nat Stuckey got their start on the Hayride, and the rest developed their unique style in frequent guest appearances.

Beginning in 1948 and continuing on into the 60's, the Louisiana Hayride was the place to be for an up and coming talent. Enjoy once more the smooth sounds of these legendary Country Crooners.

 
     

1. Am I Losing You, Jim Reeves
2. Candy Kisses, George Morgan
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. Crystal Chandeliers, Jim Ed Brown
4. Sweet Dreams Of You, Nat Stuckey
5. Walk Through This World With Me, George Jones
6. I Remember You, Slim Whitman
7. She Still Thinks I Still Care, George Jones
8. Whispering Pines, Johnny Horton
9. I Can't Stop Loving You, Don Gibson
10. The Shrine of St. Cecilia, Faron Young
11. The Twelfth of Never, Slim Whitman
12. Jimmy BrownJim, Ed Brown
13. Indian Love Call,
Slim Whitman
14. Have I Told You Lately, Jim Reeves
15. Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair), Jim Ed Brown