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5-CD box (LP-size) with 40-page book, 154 tracks. Playing time approx. 384 mns. The hillbilly... more

Charlie Walker: Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD)

5-CD box (LP-size) with 40-page book, 154 tracks. Playing time approx. 384 mns.

The hillbilly shuffle and the honky tonk song are still the cornerstones of real country music. Some pioneers, like Ray Price, are getting their due these days, but others, like Charlie Walker, tend to be overlooked.
The facts are these: Charlie Walker's early hits, like Who Will Buy The Wine, Pick Me Up On Your Way Down, Wild As A Wildcat, and Little Ol' Winedrinker Me are simply as good as it gets when it comes to heartbreakin', cheatin', beerhall country music and state-of-the-art hillbilly shuffles. The 154 sides represented in this five-CD collection chronicle the development of Charlie Walker's style from his earliest recordings in 1952 for Imperial Records to his classic sides for Columbia and Epic Records. The enclosed 40-page book includes a newly researched biography by Chris Skinker and many unpublished photos from Charlie's personal collection.

Article properties: Charlie Walker: Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD)

  • Interpret: Charlie Walker

  • Album titlle: Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Price code EI
  • Artikelart Box set

  • EAN: 4000127158529

  • weight in Kg 1.6
Walker, Charlie - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD) Box set 1
01 I'm Looking For Another You
02 Stolen Kisses
03 Flaming Jewels
04 Two Red Lips
05 By Rights You Belong To Me
06 Out Of My Arms
07 Flock Of Memories
08 What You Savin' Your Lovin' For
09 I've Never Been Out Of Texas
10 Stay Away From My Heart
11 You Don't Need No Other Daddy But Me
12 Tell Her Lies And Feed Her Candy
13 When You Know What You Have Lost
14 It Takes That To Satisfy Me
15 The Chocolate Song
16 Hurry Back Home
17 Only You, Only You
18 You Can't Get There From Here
19 Remembering
20 Stepping Stones
21 Stand Still
22 Cheaters Never Win
23 I'm Not Mixed Up Anymore
24 Gentle Love
25 No Sorrow Tonight
26 Dancing Mexican Boy
27 I'll Never Let It Show
28 Take My Hand (I'll Understand)
29 Two Empty Arms
30 Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
31 Do You Care For Me
32 Who's Giving Who The Heartaches Now
Walker, Charlie - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD) Box set 2
01 I'll Catch You When You Fall
02 I Don't Mind Saying
03 Broken Hearts Will Haunt Your Soul
04 Bow Down Your Head And Cry
05 When My Conscience Hurts The Most
06 Who Will Buy The Wine
07 I Go Anywhere
08 Take Back Your Old Love Letters
09 A Way To Free Myself
10 Right Back At Your Door
11 Facing The Wall
12 I Walked Out Of Heaven
13 Good Deal, Lucille
14 Louisiana Belle
15 Life Goes On (I Wonder Why)
16 I Only Meant To Borrow (Not To Steal)
17 Running Back To You
18 One In Every Crowd
19 What's Wrong With Me
20 There's Where Katie Waits
21 Truck Driving Man
22 Close All The Honky Tonks
23 The Bad Things I Do
24 I Am Nothing
25 Last Call For Alcohol
26 Wild Side Of Life
27 Honky Tonk Blues
28 Fraulein
29 Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
Walker, Charlie - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD) Box set 3
01 Honky Tonk Song
02 The Band Keeps Playing On
03 Every Good Reason
04 Shoes Of A Fool
05 Walking The Floor Over You
06 Foggy River
07 Born To Lose
08 You're Still On My Mind
09 My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
10 I'll Go Down Swinging
11 Drivin' Nails In My Coffin
12 Gonna Buy Me A Jukebox
13 I Can Take Anything
14 I'd Rather Switch Than Fight
15 Fast Way Of Livin'
16 Hello, Bill
17 Bubbles In My Beer
18 Crazy Arms
19 Little Old Heartache Maker Me
20 Wild As A Wildcat
21 Out Of A Honky Tonk
22 Try Me One More Time
23 The Man In The Little White Suit
24 Memory Killer
25 He's A Jolly Good Fellow
26 A Dozen More Like You
27 Back In My Baby's Arms Again
28 I'm Gonna Live (As Long As I Can)
29 Little Old Winedrinker Me
30 Think Of Me
31 Daddy's Coming Home (Next Week)
32 I'm Ashamed Of You
33 I'm Gonna Hang Up My Gloves
34 You Lied To Me
35 The Town That Never Sleeps
Walker, Charlie - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD) Box set 4
01 The Way To Say Goodbye
02 Mr. Cool
03 Don't Squeeze My Sharmon
04 Moffett, Oklahoma
05 The Tail's Been Waggin' The Dog Too Long
06 Tonight, We're Calling It A Day
07 Pistol Packin' Mama
08 Fast Women, Slow Horses And Wine
09 Here's To The Girls
10 I Wouldn't Take Her To A Dogfight
11 Sweetheart Of The Year
12 The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart)
13 A Bad Girl
14 When My Conscience Hurts The Most
15 Truck Drivin' Cat With Nine Wives
16 A Honky Tonk In Dallas
17 San Diego
18 There Is A Fountain
19 What A Friend We Have In Jesus
20 Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
21 Softly And Tenderly
22 This World Is Not My Home
23 Precious Memories
24 I'll Fly Away
25 Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet
26 The Great Speckled Bird
27 On The Wings Of A Dove
28 He Is My Everything
29 Honky Tonk Season
30 Till Something Better Comes Along
31 Too Many Nights In Too Many Arms
Walker, Charlie - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD) Box set 5
01 You're From Texas
02 Don't Put Down The Honky Tonks
03 Rosie Bokay
04 Honky Tonk Women
05 I Owe The World To You
06 Let's Go Fishin' Boys (The Girls Are Bitin')
07 You're All Dressed Up (With Somewhere To Go)
08 Ode To Stella
09 God Save The Queen (Of The Honky Tonks)
10 Becky Who
11 My Baby Used To Be That Way
12 Before I Found The Wire
13 Good Old Mountain Dew
14 She's Much More Of A Woman
15 Wild Woman
16 Got My Mind On The Border Of Mexico
17 Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
18 Jambalaya
19 Almost Persuaded
20 Moffett, Oklahoma
21 My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
22 Don't Squeeze My Sharmon
23 Honky Tonk Season
24 San Antonio Rose
25 El Rancho Grande
26 The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart)
27 You're From Texas
CHARLIE WALKER : PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN " I had aspirations to do almost anything to... more
"Charlie Walker"

CHARLIE WALKER : PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN

"I had aspirations to do almost anything to get off that farm," says Grand Ole Opry veteran Charlie Walker. Growing up on a small cotton farm in Nevada, Texas, Walker was determined to leave the farm life and the cotton sack behind. Fortunately for fans of country music, Walker was able to get off that small farm to become one of country music’s most influential disc jockeys who helped to break country music in such far-away places as the Orient.

If that alone weren’t enough to secure Walker’s place in country music history, beginning in 1952, he became a major recording artist, who, along with long-time friend and fellow Texan Ray Price, helped to introduce the popular 4/4 shuffle beat, which is characteristic of so many of the recordings represented in this CD set. Along the way, he helped to break several influential country songwriters such as Harlan Howard and Merle Haggard and gave songwriter-producer Billy Sherrill his first big seller in 1965 with Close All The Honky Tonks.

 

COTTON FIELDS

The eldest of two boys, Charles Levi Walker, Jr. was born on November 2, 1926 in Copeville, Texas, about 35 miles northeast of Dallas. The family relocated to Nevada, Texas when he was still a baby. Walker recently reflected on those early years, "I was picking cotton before I could remember. When we were babies they’d put us up on a pallet under the wagon so the sun wouldn’t get us. Mother would pick on rows fairly close to the cotton wagon where she could keep an eye on us. As I got older and could walk and get around, I’d walk with them. I’d pick a handful of cotton and put in it Mama’s sack. Finally, at about age three or four, I graduated to a 12-pound sack. She took a 12 pound flour sack and put a little strap on the end so it would hang on my shoulder." Adds Walker, "We’d get there to the field about sunup and pick ‘til dark. Sometimes we’d have to strike a match to weigh our last sack of cotton."

When World War II hit, the family moved to Dallas where his mother, Lillie Mae, worked at a defense plant and his father earned a living working in a detective agency. Even though the family shared many of the woes of the Depression, Walker’s life had many bright moments such as that first guitar bought for him by a neighbor and the music of Jimmie Rodgers, Milton Brown, Bob Wills and Ernest Tubb, who would become not only a mentor but help him land a recording contract with Decca Records some years later. Recollects Walker of his first encounter, at age 12, with the Texas Troubadour, "He was the first country star I ever saw in person. I even got an autograph from him. I’d heard Jimmie Rodgers and was greatly influenced by him. One of my aunts was dating a boy and he had bought 'Moonlight And Skies' but I never had a chance to see him. Ernest was traveling around in a bread truck for the Gold Chain Flour Company. They’d pull into a little town and sing for about 15 minutes and get back in the truck and drive on to the next town. Ernest Tubb was an inspiration to me, no doubt."

Excerpt from booklet BCD15852 - Charlie Walker Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD)
Read more at: https://www.bear-family.de/walker-charlie-pick-me-up-on-your-way-down-5-cd.html
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Tracklist
Walker, Charlie - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD) Box set 1
01 I'm Looking For Another You
02 Stolen Kisses
03 Flaming Jewels
04 Two Red Lips
05 By Rights You Belong To Me
06 Out Of My Arms
07 Flock Of Memories
08 What You Savin' Your Lovin' For
09 I've Never Been Out Of Texas
10 Stay Away From My Heart
11 You Don't Need No Other Daddy But Me
12 Tell Her Lies And Feed Her Candy
13 When You Know What You Have Lost
14 It Takes That To Satisfy Me
15 The Chocolate Song
16 Hurry Back Home
17 Only You, Only You
18 You Can't Get There From Here
19 Remembering
20 Stepping Stones
21 Stand Still
22 Cheaters Never Win
23 I'm Not Mixed Up Anymore
24 Gentle Love
25 No Sorrow Tonight
26 Dancing Mexican Boy
27 I'll Never Let It Show
28 Take My Hand (I'll Understand)
29 Two Empty Arms
30 Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
31 Do You Care For Me
32 Who's Giving Who The Heartaches Now
Walker, Charlie - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD) Box set 2
01 I'll Catch You When You Fall
02 I Don't Mind Saying
03 Broken Hearts Will Haunt Your Soul
04 Bow Down Your Head And Cry
05 When My Conscience Hurts The Most
06 Who Will Buy The Wine
07 I Go Anywhere
08 Take Back Your Old Love Letters
09 A Way To Free Myself
10 Right Back At Your Door
11 Facing The Wall
12 I Walked Out Of Heaven
13 Good Deal, Lucille
14 Louisiana Belle
15 Life Goes On (I Wonder Why)
16 I Only Meant To Borrow (Not To Steal)
17 Running Back To You
18 One In Every Crowd
19 What's Wrong With Me
20 There's Where Katie Waits
21 Truck Driving Man
22 Close All The Honky Tonks
23 The Bad Things I Do
24 I Am Nothing
25 Last Call For Alcohol
26 Wild Side Of Life
27 Honky Tonk Blues
28 Fraulein
29 Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
Walker, Charlie - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD) Box set 3
01 Honky Tonk Song
02 The Band Keeps Playing On
03 Every Good Reason
04 Shoes Of A Fool
05 Walking The Floor Over You
06 Foggy River
07 Born To Lose
08 You're Still On My Mind
09 My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
10 I'll Go Down Swinging
11 Drivin' Nails In My Coffin
12 Gonna Buy Me A Jukebox
13 I Can Take Anything
14 I'd Rather Switch Than Fight
15 Fast Way Of Livin'
16 Hello, Bill
17 Bubbles In My Beer
18 Crazy Arms
19 Little Old Heartache Maker Me
20 Wild As A Wildcat
21 Out Of A Honky Tonk
22 Try Me One More Time
23 The Man In The Little White Suit
24 Memory Killer
25 He's A Jolly Good Fellow
26 A Dozen More Like You
27 Back In My Baby's Arms Again
28 I'm Gonna Live (As Long As I Can)
29 Little Old Winedrinker Me
30 Think Of Me
31 Daddy's Coming Home (Next Week)
32 I'm Ashamed Of You
33 I'm Gonna Hang Up My Gloves
34 You Lied To Me
35 The Town That Never Sleeps
Walker, Charlie - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD) Box set 4
01 The Way To Say Goodbye
02 Mr. Cool
03 Don't Squeeze My Sharmon
04 Moffett, Oklahoma
05 The Tail's Been Waggin' The Dog Too Long
06 Tonight, We're Calling It A Day
07 Pistol Packin' Mama
08 Fast Women, Slow Horses And Wine
09 Here's To The Girls
10 I Wouldn't Take Her To A Dogfight
11 Sweetheart Of The Year
12 The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart)
13 A Bad Girl
14 When My Conscience Hurts The Most
15 Truck Drivin' Cat With Nine Wives
16 A Honky Tonk In Dallas
17 San Diego
18 There Is A Fountain
19 What A Friend We Have In Jesus
20 Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
21 Softly And Tenderly
22 This World Is Not My Home
23 Precious Memories
24 I'll Fly Away
25 Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet
26 The Great Speckled Bird
27 On The Wings Of A Dove
28 He Is My Everything
29 Honky Tonk Season
30 Till Something Better Comes Along
31 Too Many Nights In Too Many Arms
Walker, Charlie - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (5-CD) Box set 5
01 You're From Texas
02 Don't Put Down The Honky Tonks
03 Rosie Bokay
04 Honky Tonk Women
05 I Owe The World To You
06 Let's Go Fishin' Boys (The Girls Are Bitin')
07 You're All Dressed Up (With Somewhere To Go)
08 Ode To Stella
09 God Save The Queen (Of The Honky Tonks)
10 Becky Who
11 My Baby Used To Be That Way
12 Before I Found The Wire
13 Good Old Mountain Dew
14 She's Much More Of A Woman
15 Wild Woman
16 Got My Mind On The Border Of Mexico
17 Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
18 Jambalaya
19 Almost Persuaded
20 Moffett, Oklahoma
21 My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
22 Don't Squeeze My Sharmon
23 Honky Tonk Season
24 San Antonio Rose
25 El Rancho Grande
26 The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart)
27 You're From Texas