- catalog number: BCD15743
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Rose Maddox: The One Rose (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Petite and grandmotherly, Rose Maddox can still belt it out with the best of them. Between 1959 and 1965 she recorded a series of albums for Capitol that are reissued complete here with many rare singles and 15 previously unissued recordings. This is country music that makes no apology for being country. A couple of the Maddox brothers were still on-hand to give these records the same fire as the old Maddox Brothers and Rose records, and Bill Monroe and Reno & Smiley were on-hand for Rose's 'Sings Bluegrass' LP. Altogether there are 112 sides here that capture the riproaring sound of Rose Maddox at her very best. She died April 15, 1998.
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|Maddox, Rose - The One Rose (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 1|
|01||Bill Cline||Rose Maddox|| |
|02||Gambler's Love||Rose Maddox|| |
|03||Lies And Alibis||Rose Maddox|| |
|04||Custer's Last Stand||Rose Maddox|| |
|05||I Lost Today||Rose Maddox|| |
|06||Live And Let Live||Rose Maddox|| |
|07||My Little Baby||Rose Maddox|| |
|08||Philadelphia Lawyer (master)||Rose Maddox|| |
|09||Tramp On The Street||Rose Maddox|| |
|10||Gathering Flower's For The Masters Bouquet||Rose Maddox|| |
|11||I'm Happy Every Day I Live||Rose Maddox|| |
|12||Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down||Rose Maddox|| |
|13||Whoa Sailor||Rose Maddox|| |
|14||On The Banks Of The Old Ponchartrain||Rose Maddox|| |
|15||Honky Tonkin'||Rose Maddox|| |
|16||At The First Fall Of Snow||Rose Maddox|| |
|17||Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me||Rose Maddox|| |
|18||Chocolate Ice Cream Cone||Rose Maddox|| |
|19||Move It On Over||Rose Maddox|| |
|20||Shining Silver Gleaming Gold||Rose Maddox|| |
|21||Down, Down, Down||Rose Maddox|| |
|22||Please Help Me, I'm Falling||Rose Maddox|| |
|23||Johnny's Last Kiss||Rose Maddox|| |
|24||Philadelphia Lawyer (alt. take 5)||Rose Maddox|| |
|25||Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus||Rose Maddox|| |
|26||An Empty Mansion||Rose Maddox|| |
|27||The Great Speckled Bird||Rose Maddox|| |
|28||This World Is Not My Home||Rose Maddox|| |
|Maddox, Rose - The One Rose (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 2|
|01||Drifting Too Far From The Shore||Rose Maddox|| |
|02||When I Take My Vacation In Heaven||Rose Maddox|| |
|03||How Beautiful Heaven Must Be||Rose Maddox|| |
|04||I'll Reap My Harvest In Heaven||Rose Maddox|| |
|05||Smoke, Fire And Brimstone||Rose Maddox|| |
|06||Will The Circle Be Unbroken||Rose Maddox|| |
|07||Kneel At The Cross||Rose Maddox|| |
|08||There's A Better Times A Comin'||Rose Maddox|| |
|09||I Want To Live Again||Rose Maddox|| |
|10||Kissing My Pillow||Rose Maddox|| |
|11||Dime A Dozen||Rose Maddox|| |
|12||Loose Talk (& BUCK OWENS)||Rose Maddox|| |
|13||Mental Cruelty (& BUCK OWENS)||Rose Maddox|| |
|14||Conscience I'm Guilty||Rose Maddox|| |
|15||Read My Letter Once Again||Rose Maddox|| |
|16||Tall Men||Rose Maddox|| |
|17||Early In The Morning||Rose Maddox|| |
|18||There Ain't No Love||Rose Maddox|| |
|19||What Am I Living For||Rose Maddox|| |
|20||Stop The World (And Let Me Off)||Rose Maddox|| |
|21||Jim Dandy||Rose Maddox|| |
|22||North To Alaska||Rose Maddox|| |
|23||Lonely Street||Rose Maddox|| |
|24||Gotta Travel On||Rose Maddox|| |
|25||Just One More Time||Rose Maddox|| |
|26||Don't Tell Me Your Troubles||Rose Maddox|| |
|27||There Ain't No Love||Rose Maddox|| |
|28||Your Kind Of Lovin' Won't Do||Rose Maddox|| |
|Maddox, Rose - The One Rose (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 3|
|01||Fool Me Again||Rose Maddox|| |
|02||Long Journey Home||Rose Maddox|| |
|03||From A Beggar To A Queen||Rose Maddox|| |
|04||Let's Pretend We're Strangers||Rose Maddox|| |
|05||If You See My Baby||Rose Maddox|| |
|06||Let Those Brown Eyes Smile At Me||Rose Maddox|| |
|07||When The Sun Goes Down||Rose Maddox|| |
|08||Alone With You||Rose Maddox|| |
|09||My Life Has Been A Pleasure||Rose Maddox|| |
|10||Curly Joe||Rose Maddox|| |
|11||Here We Go Again||Rose Maddox|| |
|12||Long Black Limousine||Rose Maddox|| |
|13||White Lightnin'||Rose Maddox|| |
|14||Uncle Pen||Rose Maddox|| |
|15||Footprints In The Snow||Rose Maddox|| |
|16||Blue Moon Of Kentucky||Rose Maddox|| |
|17||My Rose Of Old Kentucky||Rose Maddox|| |
|18||Molly And Tenbrooks||Rose Maddox|| |
|19||Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms||Rose Maddox|| |
|20||Cottonfields||Rose Maddox|| |
|21||Each Season Changes You||Rose Maddox|| |
|22||The Old Crossroad Is Waitin'||Rose Maddox|| |
|23||I'll Met You In Church Sunday Morning||Rose Maddox|| |
|24||Down, Down, Down||Rose Maddox|| |
|25||Lonely Teardrops||Rose Maddox|| |
|26||Sing A Little Song Of Heartache||Rose Maddox|| |
|27||Tie A Ribbon In The Apple Tree||Rose Maddox|| |
|28||George Carter||Rose Maddox|| |
|Maddox, Rose - The One Rose (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Box set 4|
|01||I Don't Hear You||Rose Maddox|| |
|02||Down To The River||Rose Maddox|| |
|03||Somebody Told Somebody||Rose Maddox|| |
|04||Sweethearts In Heaven (& BUCK OWENS)||Rose Maddox|| |
|05||We're The Talk Of The Town (& BUCK OWENS)||Rose Maddox|| |
|06||Back Street Affair (& BUCK OWENS)||Rose Maddox|| |
|07||No Fool Like An Old Fool (& BUCK OWENS)||Rose Maddox|| |
|08||I Won't Come In While He's There||Rose Maddox|| |
|09||Silver Threads And Golden Needles||Rose Maddox|| |
|10||Bluebird Let Me Tag Along||Rose Maddox|| |
|11||That's A Mighty Long Way To Fall||Rose Maddox|| |
|12||Stand Up Fool||Rose Maddox|| |
|13||Silver Threads And Golden Needles (master)||Rose Maddox|| |
|14||The Great Pretender||Rose Maddox|| |
|15||Tia Lisa Lynn||Rose Maddox|| |
|16||Lonely One||Rose Maddox|| |
|17||The Big Balls In Cowtown||Rose Maddox|| |
|18||Wabash Cannon Ball||Rose Maddox|| |
|19||I'll Always Be Loving You||Rose Maddox|| |
|20||Mad At The World||Rose Maddox|| |
|21||Big, Big Day Tomorrow||Rose Maddox|| |
|22||Cottonwood Road||Rose Maddox|| |
|23||Down To The River (live)||Rose Maddox|| |
The Maddox Brothers & 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!
MADDOX BROTHERS & Rose Ugly And Slouchy - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
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