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Porter Wagoner

Geb. 12. 8. 1927 in der Nähe von West Plains - Missouri 
Record Labels: RCA, Warner Brothers, MCA 
Erster Top Ten Hit: A Satisfied Mind (1955) 
Erster No. 1 Hit: Misery Loves Company (1962) 

Porter Wagoner, ein sehr authentisch und urwüchsig klingender Sänger. Seine große Zeit waren die 50er und 60er Jahre, aber auch in den 70ern war er noch immer in den Charts präsent, auch wenn die Platzierungen nicht mehr so hoch ausfielen. 1980 kam er noch einmal mit einer älteren Aufnahme aus dem Archiv, mit Makin' Plans, auf Platz 1 der Charts. Dann wechselte er von RCA zur Warner Brothers, seither halten sich die Erfolge in Grenzen. 

Porter Wagoner begann seine glanzvolle Karriere 1951 bei der RadiostationKWTO in Springfield - Missouri. Mitte der 50er Jahre kam er zur Ozark Jamboree Show und unterzeichnete einen Schallplattenvertrag bei RCA, wo er auch sofort bei der ersten Hitparadenplazierung unter die Top Ten kam. 1957 wurde Porter Wagoner Mitglied der Grand Ole Opry und ab 1960 folgte seine eigene Fernsehshow mit den Gesangspartnerinnen Norma Jean und später Dolly Parton, die im Duett mit Wagoner ihre ersten großen Erfolge feierte. Genauso erfolgreich wie als Sänger war Porter Wagoner als Songwriter. Viele seiner großen Hits hat er selbst geschrieben und auch Dolly Parton hat immer wieder auf das Liedmaterial von Porter Wagoner zurückgegriffen."

Porter Wagoner
The Cold Hard Facts Of Life

When he died on October 28, 2007, Porter Wagoner was still savoring his career resurgence. Once derided as a relic of 'Old Nashville,' the singer unexpectedly discovered an appreciative new audience weaned on his bizarre, slice-of-life concept albums recorded forty years earlier. Critics were hailing his most recent album, as edgy 'alt-country' acts invited him to open their shows at major urban venues.

This acclaim was a long time coming. For decades, Wagoner had been an indelible icon of Nashville kitsch, a pompadoured, rhinestone-suited hero among the aging, uncritical motor coach set that made pilgrimages to Opryland, USA and 'The Grand Ole Opry.' Many still associated him with Dolly Parton, who rose to stardom under his tutelage.

Respected by his peers and always gracious among his fans, Wagoner generally took a high road, both personally and professionally. He seldom drank and usually avoided bookings in places where alcohol was served. He never staked any claims to songs written by others, an unsavory but common industry practice. Instead of paying his sidemen a union minimum per show, he gave them a share of an evening's proceeds.

Professionally, Wagoner was the standard bearer for traditional country music at a time when rock 'n' roll and the Nashville Sound kicked pure honky tonk into the dustbin of history. His television show reached an audience far beyond the American South and Midwest. Musicians as diverse as Marty Stuart and Jerry Garcia cut their country music teeth watching Wagoner's weekly program.

The singer's personal life was hardly exemplary. His romantic entanglement with Norma Jean fueled gossip mills. Besides effectively ending his marriage, it ultimately led to Norma Jean's departure from Wagoner's syndicated television show. Seven years later Parton's decision to leave Wagoner to explore broader, more lucrative opportunities led to acrimony and litigation. Like many other entertainers, Wagoner fell prey to amphetamines, although he never plunged to the depths of his more notorious contemporaries.

Artistically, no one ranked the singer's unadorned baritone delivery alongside such celebrated postwar country stylists as Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Johnny Horton and George Jones. But appreciation for Wagoner's sincere, straightforward approach has grown steadily in recent years. Marty Stuart, who produced Wagoner's 2007 valedictory album 'Wagonmaster,'hailed him as an "American master and a cornerstone of our music."



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Porter Wagoner: The Cold Hard Facts Of Life (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: BCD16537
 

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3-CD Digipac with 60-page booklet, 70 tracks, playing time 177 minutes. First CD release of six best-selling concept albums that gave the late country music superstar Porter Wagoner a cult following (please see German review for album titles). Features a...

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Porter Wagoner: What Ain't To Be, Just Might Happen...plus
Art-Nr.: CDOMNI137
 

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(2010/OMNI) 30 tracks 1970-79 with 20 page booklet. Two original albums from the King of 'Psychotric Country' plus bonus tracks.

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Porter Wagoner: The Rubber Room - Haunting Poetic Songs
Art-Nr.: CDOMNI103
 

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(2006/OMNI) 29 tracks RCA Stereo/Mono 1966-77 with 16 page booklet

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Porter Wagoner: Gospel 2006
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0749
 

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CD on TEEVEE RECORDS by Porter Wagoner - Gospel 2006

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Porter Wagoner: A Rare Slice Of Country
Art-Nr.: CDJAS3507
 

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CD on JASMINE RECORDS by Porter Wagoner - A Rare Slice Of Country

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Porter Wagoner: The Silent Kind (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCAD2588
 

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​(1996/RCA Special Music) 9 tracks

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Porter Wagoner: Super Hits - Gospel
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(2009/GUSTO) 18 tracks

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Porter Wagoner: 18 Grand Old Gospel 2005
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0730
 

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CD on TEEVEE RECORDS by Porter Wagoner - 18 Grand Old Gospel 2005

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Porter Wagoner: 22 Grand Old Gospel 2004
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CD on TEEVEE RECORDS by Porter Wagoner - 22 Grand Old Gospel 2004

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Porter Wagoner: & Blackwood Bros Quartett - Grand Ole Gospel
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CD on GUSTO RECORDS by - & Blackwood Bros Quartett - Grand Ole Gospel

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Porter Wagoner: 20 All Time Greatest Hits
Art-Nr.: CDTVC0729
 

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CD on TEEVEE RECORDS by Porter Wagoner - 20 All Time Greatest Hits

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.2, & Blackwood Bros Quartett - Gospel
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(1999/BMG/KING) 12 tracks

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Porter Wagoner: Gospel 2007
Art-Nr.: CDGT0621
 

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(2006/GUSTO) 12 tracks

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Porter Wagoner: Super Hits
Art-Nr.: CDGT2110
 

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(2009/GUSTO) 14 tracks

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Porter Wagoner: Big Rock Candy Mountain - Favorites
Art-Nr.: CDGT0860
 

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(2008/GUSTO) 20 tracks

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Porter Wagoner: The Versatile
Art-Nr.: CDGT7709
 

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(2006/GUSTO) 14 tracks

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.03, Porter Wagoner Show (1961-67)
Art-Nr.: DVDCCPW003
 

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​​​​​​​(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, b/w, ca.130 Mins. ClassicCountryDVD is proud to present this very special volume of The Porter Wagoner Show. Volume 3 starts out at the very beginning of the show and takes us to the wonderful invention of color television. In...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.20, Porter Wagoner Show - Kendalls a.o.
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​​​​​​​​(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, Color, ca.130 Mins. The Porter Wagoner Show Volume 20 features programs recorded in the summer of 1980 at Opryland Theme Park. There was a number of locations used around the park for the taping of the shows. The Acuff...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.18, Porter Wagoner Show - Jim Ed Brown a.o
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​ ​​​​​(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, Color, ca.130 Mins. The Porter Wagoner Show Volume 18 features programs recorded in the summer of 1979 at Opryland Park. The featured artists include Ronnie McDowell, Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius, Razzy Bailey, David...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.21, Porter Wagoner Show
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(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, Color, ca.130 Mins. The latest release from ClassicCountry DVD. Here is a list of the programs and the preformances:                       The Porter Wagoner Show, Volume 21...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.22, Porter Wagoner Show
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(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, Color, 134 Mins. Pop Goes the Country – Volume 22 This volume features programs from 1977 and 1978. Volume 22 features Jerry Reed, Johnny Rodriguez, Bill Anderson, Charlie Rich, The Oak Ridge Boys and Eddie Rabbitt. Joining these...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.24, Porter Wagoner Show
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(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, Color, 128 Mins. This DVD features Six Porter Wagoner shows recorded at various locations in the old Opryland Theme Park.  Special guests include Wendy Holcombe, Tommy Cash, Don King along with Porter, the Wagonmasters, and...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.23, Porter Wagoner Show
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(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, Color, 128 Mins. More great country music featuring Porter Wagoner, the Wagonmasters, Specks Rhodes and special guests. These programs were recorded in various locations inside Opryland Park. Here is a list of the song and performers...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.17, Porter Wagoner Show - Billy Joe Spears a.o.
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​​​​​(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, Color, ca.130 Mins. The Porter Wagoner Show Volume 17 features six programs recorded in 1979 at various locations in Opryland Park. The guest stars appearing on these programs include Mickey Gilley, Billie Jo Spears, Rex...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.16, Porter Wagoner Show - Connie Smith a.o
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​​​​(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, Color, ca.130 Mins. The Porter Wagoner Show Volume 16 features programs recorded at Opryland Park in 1977 and 1978. The shows were tapes at various locations in the park and feature great entertainment. The featured performers...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.08, Porter Wagoner Show Lefty - Hank Snow a.o.
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​​​​​​​​​​(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, b/w, ca.130 Mins. The Porter Wagoner Show Volume 8 continues with the fascinating shows from the early sixties. The features artists include Hank Snow, Stonewall Jackson, The Anita Kerr Singers, Stringbean, Little Jimmy...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.07, Porter Wagoner Show - June Carter a.o.
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​​​​​​​​(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, b/w, ca.130 Mins. This volume of the Porter Wagoner Show features many entertainers that made country music famous. The guest artist include Rex Allen, Minnie Pearl, Stringbean, Lonzo and Oscar, Grandpa Jones and June Carter....

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.12, Porter Wagoner Show - Dolly Parton a.o
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​​​​​​​​​​(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, color, ca.130 Mins. Volume 12 features a yound Marty Stuart when he was a member of Lester Flatt's band. Other artists included in this volume are Nat Stuckey, Sonny Throckmorton, Chet Atkins, Oak Ridge Boys and a special...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.13, Porter Wagoner Show - Don Williams a.o
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(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, Color, ca.130 Mins. ​This volume features six great names in country music. Dave Dudley, Cal Smith, Mac Wiseman, Don Williams, Ronnie Milsap and Nat Stuckey. You will want to watch this one over and over. Dolly, Speck Rhodes and the...

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Porter Wagoner: Vol.15, Porter Wagoner Show (Bob Luman a.o.)
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​(CLASSIC COUNTRY) NTSC, Code 0, Color, ca.130 Mins. The Porter Wagoner Show Volume 15 takes the program from the studio out into the Opryland Theme Park including the Showboat, the Roy Acuff Theatre, the television studio in the Opry House, and the Country Music...

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Porter Wagoner: The Definitive Collection (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRGM0497
 

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(2016/Real Gone) 40 tracks (RCA) - 20 page booklet with rare photos and liner notes by Colin Escott!

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