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The Jeremiah Records Collection

Hoyt Axton

The Jeremiah Records Collection

Hoyt Axton

The Jeremiah Records Collection

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 27/04/2018 Cat#: EDSL0023 • Barcode: 740155722333 • Genre: Country

Track Listing

  1. A Rusty Old Halo
  2. Della And The Dealer
  3. The Hotel Ritz
  4. So Hard To Give It All Up
  5. Evangelina
  6. Torpedo
  7. Viva Pancho Villa
  8. Wild Bull Rider
  9. In A Young Girl’s Mind
  10. Gotta Keep Rollin’
  1. Everybody’s Goin’ On The Road
  2. Betty La Rue
  3. Boozers Are Losers
  4. Politicians
  5. (When You Dance) You Do Not Tango
  6. Smile As You Go By
  7. Where Did The Money Go?
  8. Some People Ride
  9. Midnight In Memphis
  10. Ease Your Pain
  11. The Battle Of New Orleans
  12. The House Song
  1. Roanoke
  2. Wild Bull Rider
  3. Flash Of Fire
  4. Boney Fingers
  5. Della And The Dealer
  6. When The Morning Comes
  7. Evangelina
  8. No No Song
  9. Mel Tillis / Roger Miller Story
  10. Lion In The Winter
  11. Jealous Man
  12. The Devil
  13. A Rusty Old Halo
  14. Bus Story
  15. An Old Greyhound
  16. Orange Blossom Special
  17. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  18. Maybelline
  19. Never Been To Spain
  20. Joy To The World
  1. She’s Too Lazy To Be Crazy
  2. Pistol Packin’ Mama
  3. I Walk The Line
  4. Don’t Fence Me In
  5. There Stands The Glass
  6. Warm Storms And Wild Flowers
  7. He Played Real Good For Free
  8. James Dean And The Junkman
  9. Indian Song
  10. Fearless The Wonder Dog
  1. Spin Of The Wheel
  2. Heartbreak Hotel
  3. We Could’ve Been Sweethearts
  4. Young Man
  5. Mr Winchester’s Gun
  6. If You’re A Cowboy
  7. American Dreams
  8. Mountain Right
  9. Cowboys On Horses With Wings
  10. I Collect Hearts
  11. We Were Buccaneers
  12. The Weight
  13. Thank You, Lord
  14. Blue Prelude
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About this release

Few composers could list an array of artists as diverse as BB King, Steppenwolf, Elvis Presley, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, John Denver, Waylon Jennings, The Crusaders, The Kingston Trio and Ringo Starr who have covered their songs. Hoyt Axton’s best-known song ‘Joy To The World’, a # 1 hit for the American vocal band Three Dog Night in 1971, starts with the line “Jeremiah was a bullfrog, was a good friend of mine”. Hence, after many albums with the Vee-Jay, Capitol, A&M and MCA labels through the 60s and 70s, when Axton started his own record label in 1979 he named it Jeremiah Records.

This 5 CD clamshell box set features all five Jeremiah Records albums in facsimile wallets, and along with a 32 page booklet featuring the lyrics, musician credits, and annotation.

The first album “Rusty Old Halo” features ‘Della And The Dealer’, a hit in both the US and the UK, as well as three more US country hits. Follow-up album “Where Did The Money Go?” (1980) featured more hits, while 1981’s “Live” featured renditions of his songs made famous by others, like ‘No No Song’, ‘Lion In The Winter’, ‘Never Been To Spain’ and ‘Joy To The World’. Released in 1982 and 1990, “Pistol Packin’ Mama” and “Spin Of The Wheel” bookended Axton’s TV and film career in the 80s, most notably in “Gremlins”.

Axton’s music al guests across the albums include Dr John, Stephen Stills, James Burton, Glenn D. Hardin, Jeff Baxter, Garth Hudson, Paul Butterfield, Bill Kirchen, and Byron Berline.