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Maddox Brothers & Rose: The Most Colorful... (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)

4-CD box (LP-size) with 28-page book, 96 tracks. Playing time approx. 238 mns.

This 4 CD set contains the complete Columbia recordings by the Maddox Bros. & Rose, Rosie & Rhetta, and Rose Maddox. The Maddoxes signed with Columbia in 1952, and for the next six years picked up where they had left off on 4-Star. This is rowdy, boisterous, good time country music, soulful gospel, and some of the best tradition-based music ever to find its way onto wax. The 96 titles Ugly And Slouchy, I'll Make Sweet Love To You, Cocquita Of Laredo, No Help Wanted, I Won't Stand In Your Way, A Wooin' We Will Go, Kiss Me Like Crazy, Hasty Baby, I Wonder If I Can Lose The Blues This Way, Wild Wild Young Men, Burrito Joe, The Death Of Rock 'n' Roll'und'Old Man Blues. No hits, but a whole lotta fun! This set also includes a lavishly illustrated 28-page book with a biographical essay by Robert K. Oerman and notes on the music by Deke Dickerson.

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  • Interpret: Maddox Brothers & Rose

  • Album titlle: The Most Colorful... (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)

  • Genre Country

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Preiscode DI
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart Box set

  • EAN: 4000127158505

  • weight in Kg 1.1
Maddox Brothers & Rose - The Most Colorful... (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 1
01I'll Make Sweet Love To YouMaddox Brothers & Rose
02Take These Shackles From My HeartMaddox Brothers & Rose
03Cocquita Of LaredoMaddox Brothers & Rose
04Wedding BluesMaddox Brothers & Rose
05Empty MansionsMaddox Brothers & Rose
06Little Willie WaltzMaddox Brothers & Rose
07The Hiccough SongMaddox Brothers & Rose
08Green Grow The LilacsMaddox Brothers & Rose
09No Help WantedMaddox Brothers & Rose
10Hearts And FlowersMaddox Brothers & Rose
11Will There Be Any Stars In My CrownMaddox Brothers & Rose
12Just Over The StarsMaddox Brothers & Rose
13I'm A Little Red Caboose (On The Choo Choo..)Maddox Brothers & Rose
14These Wasted YearsMaddox Brothers & Rose
15The Nightingale SongMaddox Brothers & Rose
16I'd Rather Die Young (Than Grow Old...)Maddox Brothers & Rose
17Kiss Me Quick And GoMaddox Brothers & Rose
18On Mexico's Beautiful ShoresMaddox Brothers & Rose
19I Won't Stand In Your WayMaddox Brothers & Rose
20A Wooin' We Will GoMaddox Brothers & Rose
21The Life That You've LedMaddox Brothers & Rose
22Kiss Me Like CrazyMaddox Brothers & Rose
23Just One More TimeMaddox Brothers & Rose
24Second ChoiceMaddox Brothers & Rose
Maddox Brothers & Rose - The Most Colorful... (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 2
01Beautiful BouquetMaddox Brothers & Rose
02A Kiss From Your LipsMaddox Brothers & Rose
03My Child Has A Billy GoatMaddox Brothers & Rose
04The Time Is SpringMaddox Brothers & Rose
05Breathless LoveMaddox Brothers & Rose
06Hasty BabyMaddox Brothers & Rose
07There's No Right Way To Do Me WrongMaddox Brothers & Rose
08The Birthday Card SongMaddox Brothers & Rose
09You Won't Believe ThisMaddox Brothers & Rose
10Forever YoursMaddox Brothers & Rose
11I Could Never Stop Loving YouMaddox Brothers & Rose
12Fountain Of YouthMaddox Brothers & Rose
13Marry Me AgainMaddox Brothers & Rose
14Poor Little Heartbroken RoseMaddox Brothers & Rose
15I Wonder If I Can Lose The Blues This WayMaddox Brothers & Rose
16Waltz Of The PinesMaddox Brothers & Rose
17I've Got Four Big Brothers (To Look After Me)Maddox Brothers & Rose
18I Gotta Go Get My BabyMaddox Brothers & Rose
19A Rusty Old HaloMaddox Brothers & Rose
20No More TimeMaddox Brothers & Rose
21Wild Wild Young MenMaddox Brothers & Rose
22The Hoot-Owl MelodyMaddox Brothers & Rose
23Was There A TeardropMaddox Brothers & Rose
24I'm Gonna Be Loved TonightMaddox Brothers & Rose
Maddox Brothers & Rose - The Most Colorful... (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 3
01Words Are So Easy To SayMaddox Brothers & Rose
02Wild WindMaddox Brothers & Rose
03HummingbirdMaddox Brothers & Rose
04When The Sun Goes DownMaddox Brothers & Rose
05I'll Find HerMaddox Brothers & Rose
06It's A Dark, Dark PlaceMaddox Brothers & Rose
07Away This Side Of HeavenMaddox Brothers & Rose
08I Wish You WouldMaddox Brothers & Rose
09Let This Be The Last TimeMaddox Brothers & Rose
10Old Black Choo-ChooMaddox Brothers & Rose
11Tall ManMaddox Brothers & Rose
12Hey Little DreamboatMaddox Brothers & Rose
13Burrito JoeMaddox Brothers & Rose
14False HeartedMaddox Brothers & Rose
15By The Sweat Of My BrowMaddox Brothers & Rose
16Ugly And SlouchyMaddox Brothers & Rose
17Paul Bunyan LoveMaddox Brothers & Rose
18The Death Of Rock And RollMaddox Brothers & Rose
19Your Sweet, Mean HeartMaddox Brothers & Rose
20I'll Go Steppin' TooMaddox Brothers & Rose
21Did You Ever Come HomeMaddox Brothers & Rose
22Looky There Over ThereMaddox Brothers & Rose
23Let Those Brown Eyess Smile At MeMaddox Brothers & Rose
Maddox Brothers & Rose - The Most Colorful... (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 4
01Take A Gamble On MeMaddox Brothers & Rose
02Tomorrow LandMaddox Brothers & Rose
03Old Man BluesMaddox Brothers & Rose
041-2-3-4 Anyplace Road (Somewhere U.S.A.)Maddox Brothers & Rose
05Love Is StrangeMaddox Brothers & Rose
06A Short Life And Its TroublesMaddox Brothers & Rose
07My Life With YouMaddox Brothers & Rose
08Dig A HoleMaddox Brothers & Rose
09Let Me Love YouMaddox Brothers & Rose
10The Donkey SongMaddox Brothers & Rose
11Stop Whistlin' WolfMaddox Brothers & Rose
12The Way With God Is So BeautifulMaddox Brothers & Rose
13Keep On Talking (Tell Him Everything)(1)Maddox Brothers & Rose
14Precious MemoriesMaddox Brothers & Rose
15I Saw The LightMaddox Brothers & Rose
16Someone To CareMaddox Brothers & Rose
17Dear Lord Take My HandMaddox Brothers & Rose
18He Leadeth MeMaddox Brothers & Rose
19Keep On Talking (Tell Him Everything)(2)Maddox Brothers & Rose
20How Can You Refuse Him NowMaddox Brothers & Rose
21No One Knows (What Faith Can Do)Maddox Brothers & Rose
22Take My Hand, Precious LordMaddox Brothers & Rose
23Swing Low, Sweet ChariotMaddox Brothers & Rose
24Just Over The StarsMaddox Brothers & Rose
25Bringing In The SheavesMaddox Brothers & Rose
The Maddox Bros & Rose Loved by Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, it would... more
"Maddox Brothers & Rose"

The Maddox Bros & Rose

Loved by Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, it would be hard to come up with a musical group more influential than the Maddox Bros & Rose in the bawdy birthing of rock 'n' roll music in the 1950s.

What is true about the Maddox Bros & Rose is that their music, a rough and rowdy blend of hillbilly boogie, western songs and medicine show hokum, was a powerful spark of inspiration to the first wave of rockabillies and rock 'n' rollers—from their wild stage costumes to their fleet of Cadillacs, the Maddox Bros & Rose were rock stars before there was such a thing.

In what has become a most ironic twist of fate, their record of The Death Of Rock And Roll (included here), meant to parody Elvis, has become their most revered recording in rockabilly circles, rightly given credit as an excellent example of the genre!

The compilation presented here is a selection of the Maddox Bros & Rose hottest recordings for Columbia Records, from their very first Columbia session in January of 1952 to the last secular recording the group ever did in August of 1957 before Rose went solo and the family assemblage disbanded.

For rockabilly and hillbilly boogie fans, this is the ultimate collection to have. If you want a more complete representation of what the Maddox Bros & Rose were really about, it is recommended that you check out the Bear Family box set 'The Most Colorful Hillbilly Band In America' (BCD 15850), a 4 CD collection that contains their entire Columbia recorded legacy. If you are the type of fan who wants to hear absolutely everything, it's also recommended that you check out their earlier recordings from the 4-Star label (which many fans consider their best recordings), and their live radio transcriptions, which have been expertly reissued by the Arhoolie label. Lastly, Bear Family has also released an excellent box set, 'The One Rose' (BCD 15743), which contains Rose Maddox's entire solo output from the Capitol years of the late 1950s and 1960s.

The Maddox family saga is one that has been told and retold many times, and is the stuff of legend. As writer Robert K. Oermann wrote, "They didn't have to read John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes Of Wrath,' they lived it."

The Maddox clan (and indeed, they were more a clan than family) hailed from the scrubby mountain area of Northeast Alabama, where their father Charlie and mother Lula sharecropped and set up camp near the small town of Boaz (only 39 miles away from Section, Alabama, birthplace of the Louvin Brothers, and only 70 miles away from Hank Williams' birthplace of Mount Olive West, Alabama).

Cliff was the eldest son, born in 1912, followed by the senior sister, Alta, in 1914, Calvin followed in 1915, Fred in 1919, Don in 1922, littlest  sister Rose in 1925, and finally baby brother Henry in 1928. The family lived in the poorest of conditions imaginable, though not atypical for the still economically depressed area. They led a hand to mouth existence of working the land, without the benefit of running water or electricity.

What differentiated this family from the tens of thousands of similar poor, southern families of the era, was the matriarch of the Maddox household. Lula Maddox was quite simply unique among her peers, ruling the household with a dominance that extended not only to handling financial aspects of the family business, but also to discouraging her children from marrying or leaving the fold.

Lula came up with the idea, mostly from reading dime store novels, that the family should move to a mythic place called California, where gold literally grew on trees, and she held fast to this notion for years, until she finally convinced the family to venture west in 1933.

Predating the enormous 'Okie' migration by several years, the Maddox family headed west with $35 they made from selling the few possessions they owned. Hitching rides, walking, and chiefly riding in boxcars with hobos and drifters, the Maddoxes made it to Los Angeles in a few weeks time, with days off spent working odd jobs to feed the family sufficiently for the next section of the journey. From Los Angeles, the family headed north to satisfy Lula's dream of working what she called "the gold fields of Sonora."

What they found instead were more impoverished families like themselves, all looking for the promise of a better life. The Maddoxes soon found themselves living in a depression-era phenomenon known as the Pipe City of Oakland, a construction area with many large drainage culvert pipes, where families set up living quarters within the curved sections of unused pipe.

A famous picture from this time was published in the 'Oakland Tribune' on April 11, 1933. The family's plight was published with a characteristic Dust Bowl sepiatone photograph of the five children with Charlie and Lula, and a caption that read "Family roams U.S. for Work."

From here the family settled into a migrant farming lifestyle around their next adopted hometown of Modesto. Now known as 'fruit tramps' and wrongly called 'Okies,' (a derogatory designation on a par with the term 'nigger' at that time), they slept in tents on the cold ground while following the fruit picking harvests around central California's San Joaquin Valley.

While music had always played a role in their lives (being one of the few free forms of entertainment available to dirt-poor laborers like the Maddoxes), it took the wily mind of middle son Fred Maddox to envision the family as a professional music outfit.

They had little more than a single guitar amongst them, with no experience playing as a band, when Fred decided the way to escape manual labor was to go professional as a music group. With Mama Lula's help, Fred approached the Rice Furniture Company in Modesto about sponsoring the Maddox Brothers to perform on local station KTRB radio.

Fred was always able to charm his way into any situation, and he sold the owner on sponsoring the group—with one hitch. The owner insisted that the group have a female singer. Without missing a lick, Fred promised the owner that their younger sister Rose was the greatest female singer in the history of music, and they got the job. What he had neglected to mention was that Rose was only eleven years old and had done little singing besides some hollering out in the fields and around the campfires!

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Maddox Brothers & Rose - The Most Colorful... (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 1
01 I'll Make Sweet Love To You
02 Take These Shackles From My Heart
03 Cocquita Of Laredo
04 Wedding Blues
05 Empty Mansions
06 Little Willie Waltz
07 The Hiccough Song
08 Green Grow The Lilacs
09 No Help Wanted
10 Hearts And Flowers
11 Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown
12 Just Over The Stars
13 I'm A Little Red Caboose (On The Choo Choo..)
14 These Wasted Years
15 The Nightingale Song
16 I'd Rather Die Young (Than Grow Old...)
17 Kiss Me Quick And Go
18 On Mexico's Beautiful Shores
19 I Won't Stand In Your Way
20 A Wooin' We Will Go
21 The Life That You've Led
22 Kiss Me Like Crazy
23 Just One More Time
24 Second Choice
Maddox Brothers & Rose - The Most Colorful... (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 2
01 Beautiful Bouquet
02 A Kiss From Your Lips
03 My Child Has A Billy Goat
04 The Time Is Spring
05 Breathless Love
06 Hasty Baby
07 There's No Right Way To Do Me Wrong
08 The Birthday Card Song
09 You Won't Believe This
10 Forever Yours
11 I Could Never Stop Loving You
12 Fountain Of Youth
13 Marry Me Again
14 Poor Little Heartbroken Rose
15 I Wonder If I Can Lose The Blues This Way
16 Waltz Of The Pines
17 I've Got Four Big Brothers (To Look After Me)
18 I Gotta Go Get My Baby
19 A Rusty Old Halo
20 No More Time
21 Wild Wild Young Men
22 The Hoot-Owl Melody
23 Was There A Teardrop
24 I'm Gonna Be Loved Tonight
Maddox Brothers & Rose - The Most Colorful... (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 3
01 Words Are So Easy To Say
02 Wild Wind
03 Hummingbird
04 When The Sun Goes Down
05 I'll Find Her
06 It's A Dark, Dark Place
07 Away This Side Of Heaven
08 I Wish You Would
09 Let This Be The Last Time
10 Old Black Choo-Choo
11 Tall Man
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13 Burrito Joe
14 False Hearted
15 By The Sweat Of My Brow
16 Ugly And Slouchy
17 Paul Bunyan Love
18 The Death Of Rock And Roll
19 Your Sweet, Mean Heart
20 I'll Go Steppin' Too
21 Did You Ever Come Home
22 Looky There Over There
23 Let Those Brown Eyess Smile At Me
Maddox Brothers & Rose - The Most Colorful... (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 4
01 Take A Gamble On Me
02 Tomorrow Land
03 Old Man Blues
04 1-2-3-4 Anyplace Road (Somewhere U.S.A.)
05 Love Is Strange
06 A Short Life And Its Troubles
07 My Life With You
08 Dig A Hole
09 Let Me Love You
10 The Donkey Song
11 Stop Whistlin' Wolf
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22 Take My Hand, Precious Lord
23 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
24 Just Over The Stars
25 Bringing In The Sheaves