The talk of the town : the definitive 50s masters

Don Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups

Label:Westside 808
Release Date:1999-08-24
Format:CD
Country:United Kingdom

Song Information:

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1. I'm using my Bible for a roadmap2:33
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Reno-Shroeder; Lonat, BMI
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3334
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Jay Haney-sb
Vocals:R. Smiley-LV/BSC; D. Reno-TC; J. Haney-BC; C. Haney-LC
2. Maybe you will change your mind2:35
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno-Red Smiley
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3344
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
3. Crazy finger blues2:48
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3348
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
4. There's another baby waiting for me down the line2:30
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno-Red Smiley
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3343
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
5. I'm the talk of the town2:45
Recording Date:1953-01-30
Composer:Don Reno
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3544
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Red Rector-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Tommy Faile-bs; Nelson Benton-drums
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
6. Choking the strings
Recording Date:1953-01-30
Composer:Don Reno
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3541
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Red Rector-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Tommy Faile-bs; Nelson Benton-drums
7. Since I've used my Bible for a roadmap2:40
Recording Date:1954-04-06
Composer:Reno-Schroeder
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3774
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Bill Haney-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Tommy Faile-bs; Nelson Benton-drums
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T; Harvey Rabon-BS
8. Tally ho2:35
Recording Date:1954-04-06
Composer:Reno-Smiley
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3779
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Bill Haney-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Tommy Faile-bs; Nelson Benton-drums
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
9. Someone will love me in Heaven2:53
Recording Date:1954-04-06
Composer:Reno-Ward
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3783
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Bill Haney-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Tommy Faile-bs; Nelson Benton-drums
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T; Harvey Rabon-BS
10. Charlotte breakdown
Composer:Don Reno; Lois, BMI
11. Barefoot Nellie
Composer:Reno-Davis
12. I'm the biggest liar in town2:12
Recording Date:1954-11-08
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3893
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Smiley Hobbs-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
13. Double banjo blues2:44
Recording Date:1954-11-08
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3904
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Smiley Hobbs-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
14. Get behind me Satan2:13
Recording Date:1954-11-08
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3910
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Smiley Hobbs-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:D. Reno-L; M. Magaha-B; R. Smiley-BS
15. Home sweet home2:22
Recording Date:1955-04-25
Composer:Bishop-Payne
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3965
Instruments:Don Reno-g/bj/bs/drums
Vocals:D. Reno-L/T/B
16. Green Mountain hop2:16
Recording Date:1955-04-25
Composer:Don Reno
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3966
Instruments:Don Reno-g/bj/bs/drums
17. I know you're married2:39
Recording Date:1956-08-27
Composer:Reno-Magaha; Lois, BMI
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4094
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Horace 'Benny' Williams-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
18. Country boy rock 'n' roll2:31
Recording Date:1956-08-27
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4093
Instruments:Don Reno-g; Red Smiley-g; Benny Williams-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:D. Reno-HL; R. Smiley-LT
19. Never get to hold you in my arms anymore2:14
Recording Date:1956-08-27
Composer:Carlton Haney
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4097
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Benny Williams-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
20. No longer a sweetheart of mine2:14
Recording Date:1956-08-27
Composer:Reno, Smiley, Swift
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:4095
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Benny Williams-f; Mack Magaha-f; John Palmer-bs
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T