ONIE WHEELER 'Onie's Bop'

ONIE WHEELER 'Onie's Bop'

  • $17.00


Onie Wheeler was a somewhat obscure & much-traveled country musician with a fine voice: some may remember him from his brief touring with Flatt & Scruggs, his stint playing harmonica with Roy Acuff, or as as the author of some interesting songs like MOTHER PRAYS LOUD IN HER SLEEP and RUN'EM OFF. Others will recall that he died on stage at the Opry in 1984. This well researched and nicely presented CD contains 31 songs that he cut for Columbia and Sun (we never realized that he did that many) from 1953 to 1957. While some are of little account, some of the rockabilly items & novelties are interesting, and the gospel cuts are quite lovely, featuring nice harmonies and the fiddling of Benny Martin or Jerry Rivers. There are a few cuts in the style of Johnnie & Jack which are also good listening. A fine tribute to a very distinctive & interesting country artist, with good notes by Colin Escott (and some photos).

Artists:

  • ONIE WHEELER
  • ROLAND JANES
  • STAN KESLER
  • J.M. VAN EATON
  • JIMMY WILSON
  • SMOKEY JOE BAUGH
  • ALDEN J. NELSON
  • DOYAL NELSON
  • JERRY RIVERS
  • ERNEST G. THOMPSON
  • BENNY MARTIN
  • DELBERT HALE
  • THOMAS GRADY MARTIN
  • RAY EDENTON
  • BOB FOSTER
  • MURRAY HARMAN
  • ROY HUSKEY, JR.
  • FLOYD T. CHANCE
  • FARRIS COURSEY
  • FLOYD CRAMER

Track Listing:

  • JUMP RIGHT OUT OF THIS JUKEBOX
  • TELL'EM OFF
  • I WANNA HOLD MY BABY
  • ONIE'S BOP
  • A BOOGER GONNA GETCHA
  • GOING BACK TO THE CITY
  • LONG GONE
  • STEPPIN' OUT
  • I'LL LOVE YOU FOR A LIFETIME
  • A BEGGAR FOR YOUR LOVE
  • WALKIN' SHOES
  • THAT'S ALL
  • CUT IT OUT
  • THAT'S WHAT I LIKE
  • SHE WIGGLED & GIGGLED
  • I'M SATISFIED WITH MY DREAMS
  • NO I DON'T GUESS I WILL
  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO WEAR A CROWN
  • I SAW MOTHER WITH GOD LAST NIGHT
  • MY HOME IS NOT A HOME AT ALL
  • LITTLE MAMA
  • HAZEL
  • CLOSING TIME
  • I TRIED & I TRIED
  • I'LL SWEAR YOU DON'T LOVE ME
  • LOVE ME LIKE YOU USED TO DO
  • WHEN WE ALL GET THERE
  • MOTHER PRAYS LOUD IN HER SLEEP
  • A MILLON YEARS IN GLORY
  • RUN'EM OFF
  • BONAPARTE'S RETREAT