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Leona Williams: Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk (3-CD)

3-CD digipac (8-plated) with 48-page booklet, 82 tracks. Total playing time approx. 217 mns.
  • Contains 82 classic country tracks, including her top ten hit duet with Merle Haggard, The Bull And The Beaver!
  • Includes many previously unreleased recordings and a 'lost' album produced by Tompall Glaser!
  • Contains a biography based on extensive personal interviews!
  • 48-page booklet with many rare photos from Leona Williams' personal collection and a detailed discography!

Some colleagues and friends about Leona Williams:

"Leona Williams is a great singer.  She sings with a lot of soul.  I know her family must be very proud of this Bear Family box set.  I wish her a lot of happiness and success." - Willie Nelson

"When I listen to Leona Williams sing it goes right to my heart; I can feel every emotion that she puts in a song.  In my opinion Leona Williams is one of the greatest songwriters of our time.  My only regret is that I don't get to see her enough, but when I do it's an honor to be in her presence.  I am so excited because I'd like to do a whole damn album of her songs, even though I am a little scared I couldn't do them justice, but guess what?.....I'm gonna try!"  - Tanya Tucker

"Leona Williams.....the purest voice this side of the Mississippi and beyond!  Skillfully crafts songs from a woman who has lived through the lyrics she writes.  My heart-felt thanks for creating this traditional country music collection!  I love your music and the honesty it brings." - Rhonda Vincent

"Leona Williams is the greatest female country singer that has ever stepped up to a microphone.  She can make a grown man cry with her sad songs.  I love the lady and her music.  What a nice lady!" - George Jones

"Leona will always be one of my very favorite people in the world.  She was the first artist that ever thought enough of one of my songs to record it.  And that feeling of having one of your own songs recorded by someone else has lasted a lifetime." - Vince Gill

If ever in the annals of country music there was a 'singer's singer' it would have to be Leona Williams. She is regarded as one of the finest 'pure country' vocalists and continues to tour the world entertaining her loyal fans. Her personal singing hero, George Jones, has referred to her as "one of the greatest country singers that has ever stepped up to the microphone."And Merle Haggard was so taken with her vocal abilities that he married her (a union they would both come to regret.)
Williams began her career as a teenager in her home state of Missouri with her own local radio show, before moving to Nashville and signing with Hickory Records in 1968. She recorded such classics as Once More, Yes Ma'm (He Found Me In A Honky Tonk) and Country Girl With Hot Pants On. She moved on to RCA Records and then MCA, where she worked with future husband Merle Haggard, and top-notch producers like Porter Wagoner. This set features 82 classic tracks – all of her studio recordings, including several previously unreleased tracks, for Hickory, and a complete unreleased LP produced in 1986 by Tompall Glaser. A detailed discography and liner notes by Randy Fox, drawn from extensive interviews with Williams, tell the story of her incredible life and career.

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  • Interpret: Leona Williams

  • Album titlle: Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk (3-CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Year of publication 2013
  • Price code CP
  • Label Bear Family Productions

  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5397102172465

  • weight in Kg 0.1
Williams, Leona - Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk (3-CD) CD 1
01 A Woman's Man
02 Ten Minutes Till Heartaches
03 Broadminded
04 I Just Wanted You To Be Proud Of Me
05 I Narrowed This Triangle (Down To Two)
06 Papa's Medicine Show
07 I Want Some More Of This
08 Once More
09 If I'd Only Listened To Mama And Dad
10 This Ain't A Home No More
11 They'll Never Take His Love From Me
12 Just Because Of You
13 The Circle Of Friends
14 When I Stop Dreaming
15 Baby, We're Really In Love
16 Watch Her Go
17 Yes, Ma'm (He Found Me In A Honky Tonk)
18 Babe, Just For You
19 So Goes My World
20 Somewhere Inside
21 The Old Place Is Gone
22 Listen Spot
23 He's Just You Made Over
24 Country Girl With Hot Pants On
25 Country Music In My Soul
26 Since I'm Not With The One I Love (I'll Love The One I'm With)
27 The Boys And Lucy Brown
28 A Gentleman On My Mind
29 Tom Lucus
30 A Woman's Life Is More Than Just A Man
31 Happy Anniversary, Baby
Williams, Leona - Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk (3-CD) CD 2
01 Out Of Hand
02 Ain't That Fine
03 How Great Thou Art
04 Cheese Cake And Apple Pie
05 Your Shoeshine Girl
06 I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore
07 I'd Rather Die (Loving Him)
08 I Can't Tell My Heart That
09 I Spent A Week There Last Night
10 Anything Goes (Til Everything's Gone)
11 It's Tearing This Ole Heart Right Out Of Me
12 Everybody Loves Me But You
13 A Lifetime To Forget
14 You Don't Love Me Like You Mean It
15 Just Like A Prayer
16 Hey I'm Somebody (Not Just A Body)
17 For All I Know
18 There's More Love In The Arms You'll Be Leavin'
19 Shape Up Or Ship Out
20 I Wonder Where I'll Find You At Tonight
21 If Anyone Ought To Know
22 I Want To Live Again
23 That Lonely Unloved Wife Look
24 Mama, I've Got To Go To Memphis
25 Window Up Above
26 Rockin' Rollin' Stoned
27 Bright Morning Light
28 The Bull And The Beaver
29 I'm Getting' High
Williams, Leona - Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk (3-CD) CD 3
01 The Baby Song
02 Call Me Crazy Lady
03 Good Nights Make Good Mornings
04 He Took Care Of Me
05 Yes Ma'am
06 Any Port In A Storm
07 Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
08 Touch And Go
09 I Can't Break The Habit
10 I Barely Am Getting By
11 Catching Crawfish
12 Aberdeen
13 Why Be A Dreamer
14 Midnight Blue
15 The Good Times Are Ready To Come
16 My Heart Has Finally Said Goodbye
17 Guitar Pickin' Song
18 You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night
19 We've Had Some Good Times
20 North Alabama
21 Too Close To Home
22 The Bridge That Got Me Over Him
Leona Williams Shortly after Leona Williams signed with Hickory Records in 1968, label head... more
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Leona Williams

Shortly after Leona Williams signed with Hickory Records in 1968, label head Wesley Rose explained his philosophy of nurturing new artists to her. As Leona recalls, "Wesley said, 'It doesn't make a difference if it's a big hit record. We're building a foundation. You can work the rest of your life once you do that. Otherwise you're just gonna have a hit record that will jump out there and that'll be it.'"

It's a philosophy very far removed from today's standard in Nashville – artists are best advised to grab what they can, while they can, before the short expiration date runs out on their career. Leona Williams never achieved a number one hit single, and only one of her albums ever placed on the 'Billboard' Country charts, but 45 years later Wesley Rose's advice stills hold true. Leona Williams still plays live for adoring country music fans almost every weekend, her new records still sell in respectable numbers and most of all, she's still regarded as one of the all-time great pure country vocalists by her fans and peers.

It's been a long and rocky road for the Missouri farm girl who began singing along with the country music idols she heard on the radio. But it's been a road that led to some classic country music.

Music had long been a central part of the Helton household when Leona Belle Helton entered the world. Leona's parents, Vernon A. Helton and Dorothy Green Helton first met through their mutual love of music.

"My dad had six kids with his first wife," Leona said, "and she was pregnant again. She wound up having twins. The first week the little boy twin died, the second week the momma died, and the third week the little girl twin died. Daddy said he had a funeral every week for three weeks and didn't hardly know what to do with himself."

Vernon Helton cared for his children the best he could with help from neighbors and relatives. Then he met Dorothy Green at a local dance. "Daddy was playing the fiddle at the dance where he met momma," Leona said. "Momma played piano, organ and the four-string banjo. They got to liking each other and got married not long after. He was 34 and she was 17. She raised his six kids and started having us six. I don't like to say half-brothers or sisters because we were all real close."

The Heltons were living on a small farm in the community of Argyle, in Maries County, Missouri when Leona was born on January 7, 1943 – the ninth of what eventually would be twelve Helton children. Three months after her birth, Vernon Helton moved his family to a house in the county seat of Vienna. Vernon A. Helton secured a job as an equipment operator for county road maintenance, but continued to play the fiddle in whatever spare time he could find.

With seven brothers and four sisters there was little time for being alone, as Leona jokingly recalls, "We lived in a little bitty house, and I didn't know what it was like to sleep alone until I got married."

By the age of five, Leona was learning to play the mandolin, and by the age of nine, she graduated to the guitar. Although neither of her parents pursued music professionally, her father and other siblings would often perform at local fiddling contests, fairs, church suppers and school functions 

The Helton family couldn't afford a phonograph or records, but they did have a radio, even before they had electricity. "We had a battery radio," Leona said. "Daddy would let us listen to the 'Grand Ole Opry.' I knew exactly what time of day it was on. I even wrote Roy Acuff a letter once."

Even though the King of Country Music never replied, Leona was not discouraged in her love for country music. A love that only grew greater when she first heard Kitty Wells.

from booklet BCD17246 - Leona Williams Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk (3-CD)
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Tracklist
Williams, Leona - Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk (3-CD) CD 1
01 A Woman's Man
02 Ten Minutes Till Heartaches
03 Broadminded
04 I Just Wanted You To Be Proud Of Me
05 I Narrowed This Triangle (Down To Two)
06 Papa's Medicine Show
07 I Want Some More Of This
08 Once More
09 If I'd Only Listened To Mama And Dad
10 This Ain't A Home No More
11 They'll Never Take His Love From Me
12 Just Because Of You
13 The Circle Of Friends
14 When I Stop Dreaming
15 Baby, We're Really In Love
16 Watch Her Go
17 Yes, Ma'm (He Found Me In A Honky Tonk)
18 Babe, Just For You
19 So Goes My World
20 Somewhere Inside
21 The Old Place Is Gone
22 Listen Spot
23 He's Just You Made Over
24 Country Girl With Hot Pants On
25 Country Music In My Soul
26 Since I'm Not With The One I Love (I'll Love The One I'm With)
27 The Boys And Lucy Brown
28 A Gentleman On My Mind
29 Tom Lucus
30 A Woman's Life Is More Than Just A Man
31 Happy Anniversary, Baby
Williams, Leona - Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk (3-CD) CD 2
01 Out Of Hand
02 Ain't That Fine
03 How Great Thou Art
04 Cheese Cake And Apple Pie
05 Your Shoeshine Girl
06 I'm Not Supposed To Love You Anymore
07 I'd Rather Die (Loving Him)
08 I Can't Tell My Heart That
09 I Spent A Week There Last Night
10 Anything Goes (Til Everything's Gone)
11 It's Tearing This Ole Heart Right Out Of Me
12 Everybody Loves Me But You
13 A Lifetime To Forget
14 You Don't Love Me Like You Mean It
15 Just Like A Prayer
16 Hey I'm Somebody (Not Just A Body)
17 For All I Know
18 There's More Love In The Arms You'll Be Leavin'
19 Shape Up Or Ship Out
20 I Wonder Where I'll Find You At Tonight
21 If Anyone Ought To Know
22 I Want To Live Again
23 That Lonely Unloved Wife Look
24 Mama, I've Got To Go To Memphis
25 Window Up Above
26 Rockin' Rollin' Stoned
27 Bright Morning Light
28 The Bull And The Beaver
29 I'm Getting' High
Williams, Leona - Yes, Ma'm, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk (3-CD) CD 3
01 The Baby Song
02 Call Me Crazy Lady
03 Good Nights Make Good Mornings
04 He Took Care Of Me
05 Yes Ma'am
06 Any Port In A Storm
07 Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
08 Touch And Go
09 I Can't Break The Habit
10 I Barely Am Getting By
11 Catching Crawfish
12 Aberdeen
13 Why Be A Dreamer
14 Midnight Blue
15 The Good Times Are Ready To Come
16 My Heart Has Finally Said Goodbye
17 Guitar Pickin' Song
18 You Put Out An Old Flame Last Night
19 We've Had Some Good Times
20 North Alabama
21 Too Close To Home
22 The Bridge That Got Me Over Him