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England-based Hux Records was launched in 1998 and, since then, has built an enviable reputation as specialists in releasing classic archive recordings. All of their titles include material which has never been available on CD before now; in fact, most Hux Records recordings have never been available before in any form.
Several albums are comprised of previously unreleased BBC recordings, such as John Peel Sessions and BBC Radio 1 Concerts. Hux Records have reissued many classic albums and added bonus tracks where available.
Brian O'Reilly and those enterprising folks at Hux Records work directly with each featured artist wherever possible and they often assist with the studio mastering, artwork and packaging.
Hux Records' CD booklets include informative liner notes and full recording details, along with artist photographs.
If your suggestion results in the release of an album, Hux Records will be happy to send you a bunch of CDs from their extensive catalogue.
Since 2002, Hux Records have served the music career of Gene Watson extremely well; they have released four outstanding '2-for-1' albums, with a fifth outstanding release due in 2012:
Hux Records have also celebrated other major country music artists, with fine re-issues of their material, including Billie Jo Spears (Friday 14 January 1938 - Wednesday 14 December 2011), Stoney Edwards (Tuesday 24 December 1929 - Saturday 5 April 1997), Tom T. Hall, Connie Smith, Clint Black, Charlie Louvin (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011), Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996), Ed Bruce and Cal Smith.
On Monday 29 September 2003, Hux Records released Billie Jo Spears' 'Mr. Walker, It's All Over and Just Singing' as HUX 044.
'Billie Jo Spears (Friday 14 January 1938 - Wednesday 14 December 2011) achieved several big country hits during the 1970s, including 'Blanket On The Ground' and 'What I've Got In Mind', thanks to a sultry, bluesy voice that made her a perfect torch balladeer.
She also enjoyed great success in the States with songs like 'Mr. Walker, It's All Over', which gave her a Billboard No.4 hit and is now revived in this packaging of her two early LPs. These two albums, originally released in 1969 and 1972, represent the birth of Billie Jo's career. Both titles have been digitally re-mastered and are now released on CD for the first time.
The accompanying 8-page booklet features extensive liner notes, including the sleeve notes from the original LPs and rare photographs'.
On Monday 25 July 2005, Hux Records released Stoney Edwards' 'Stoney Edwards and She's My Rock' as HUX 069.
'Stoney Edwards' soulful honky-tonk sound has always had a devoted following and he is rightly revered as one of the great country artists. After his early chart success in 1971, he continued his recording career right up to 1990.
In 1971, Stoney's debut single, the heart-wrenching true life tale, ‘Two Dollar Toy', became the first of fifteen chart entries for the singer. Stoney's fourth single a year later, ‘She's My Rock', was his biggest ever chart success, breaching the Top 20.
Both of these tracks are included on this CD, which is chock full of superb country music, including the heartfelt ‘Daddy Did His Best', later cut by Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 - Sunday 28 October 2007) and Dolly Parton. Also featured here are the much recorded breezy shuffle ‘I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today', as well as Stoney's own material such as the whimsical ‘Fishin' Song' and the tell-it-like-it-is ‘You Can't Call Yourself Country'.
This CD brings together two of the finest albums by Stoney Edwards (Tuesday 24 December 1929 - Saturday 5 April 1997), originally released in 1971 and 1973 on the Capitol Records label. Both titles have now been digitally re-mastered and are released on CD for the first time. The accompanying 8-page booklet includes extensive liner notes and rare photographs'.
'Tom T. Hall became known as ‘The Storyteller' for his brilliantly realised tales of small-town America. His songs are three-minute snapshots of ordinary people's lives, written with exceptional wit, insight and humanity.
Many musicians have covered his songs, most notably Jeannie C. Riley with the 1968 hit ‘Harper Valley P.T.A.', and he also has racked up several solo hits.
Between 1971 and 1976, he had six No.1 country hits, including his classic, ‘The Year That Clayton Delaney Died', which is included.
This CD pairs two of his best albums: 1971's 'In Search Of A Song' (rightly regarded as his masterpiece) and 'The Rhymer & Other Five & Dimers' from 1973.
Both of these LPs are now released here on CD for the first time'.
'Connie Smith's first two LPs were originally released in 1965 and are now reissued together on one CD for the first time. Her debut album, included on this CD, was recently given a 5-Star rating by ‘All Music Guide', who said the LP 'features her blowing through the Nashville Sound production like a down-home Streisand fronting The Lennon Sisters'.
This new CD includes Connie's debut single, ‘Once A Day', which hit the top of the country charts, reigning as No.1 for eight weeks. Smith's follow-up, ‘Then And Only Then', also featured, reached No.4 in the charts.
Connie Smith became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1965. She continues to perform with the Opry and in 1998 returned with her first album in many years.
This ‘2-on-1' CD includes the original artwork and sleeve notes from both original LPs, along with rare photographs and new, updated liner notes'.
'Clint Black is a country music traditionalist from Texas and was one of the first artists to kick-start the mass-market popularity of country in the 1990s.
This CD pairs Clint Black's classic debut LP, 'Killin' Time', with its impressive follow-up, 'Put Yourself In My Shoes'.
'Tom T. Hall is known as a classic country music singer/songwriter, with a keen eye for detail and a knack for narrative. The composer of eleven No.1 hits, he has written songs for dozens of country stars, including Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003), George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) and Alan Jackson.
Very early on in his career, Hall picked up the sobriquet of 'The Storyteller', and the title 'The Storyteller' was used for one of two albums that Mercury released in 1972, the other being 'We All Got Together And…'. Both of these albums registered on the upper reaches of the country music chart in 1972.
Over the following decades, Tom T. Hall went on to release several more great albums. But it is his work in the 1970s for which Hall will always be remembered, and it doesn't come any better than the two albums presented on this CD.
Now digitally re-mastered, these two exemplary albums are now reissued together on one CD for the first time. Included here is the country No.1 song, ‘Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine', considered by many fans to be Hall's finest recording'.
On Monday 26 January 2009, Hux Records released Charlie Louvin's 'Less and Less & I Don't Love You Anymore and Lonesome is Me' (Hux Records, 2009) as HUX 099.
'From the mid-1950s until the early 1960s, The Louvin Brothers, comprising Charlie (Thursday 7 July 1927 - Wednesday 26 January 2011) and his brother Ira (Monday 21 April 1924 - Sunday 20 June 1965), became one of the most prestigious and influential bluegrass acts of all time. They developed a sound that was to later influence and inspire many others including (especially) The Everly Brothers and such seminal country rock performers as The Byrds and Gram Parsons. The duo separated in 1963 and both went on to pursue solo careers.
In 1964, Charlie Louvin released his first solo album. As was the fashion of the day, the album was named after two chart successes, 'Less And Less' and 'I Don't Love You Anymore'. Charlie's second album, 'Lonesome Is Me', followed in 1966.
Louvin's music had now become smoother and more 'mainstream Nashville' than his erstwhile raw 'mountainy' style, although a plaintive bluegrass undertone is never too far from the surface in his vocal delivery.
Both albums have now been digitally re-mastered and are released on CD for the first time. The accompanying 12-page booklet includes extensive liner notes, photographs and full lyrics to all of the featured tracks.
Today, Louvin continues to be involved in recording projects, often in esteemed company which has included George Jones, Tanya Tucker, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) and Charlie Daniels. 2007 saw the release of his latest new album, which reprised his classic material and was recorded with rock and country stars such as Tom T. Hall, Elvis Costello and Marty Stuart as well as members from alt-country ensembles such as Wilco and Lambchop'.
On Monday 27 April 2009, Hux Records released Faron Young's 'Here's Faron Young and Occasional Wife' (Hux Records, 2009) as HUX 105.
'Two original Faron Young LPs, first released in 1968 and 1970, now digitally re-mastered and reissued on CD for the first time.
Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996) had one of the longest-running and most popular careers in country music history. Emerging in the early 1950s, Young continued making great music through until the early 1990s.
This CD is comprised of two first rate albums; 'Here's Faron Young' from 1968 and 'Occasional Wife' from 1970. Both LPs showcase Faron's recordings from a time when he was at the very height of his career, where his individual trademark tremulous tenor vocals were never better.
The album 'Here's Faron Young' includes two country music hits - 'She Went A Little Bit Farther' and 'I Just Came To Get My Baby'. The 'Occasional Wife' LP also produced two hit singles - 'If I Ever Fall In Love (With A Honky Tonk Girl)' and the title track, 'Occasional wife'.
Both albums on this disc have now been digitally re-mastered and are reissued here together on CD for the first time. The accompanying 12-page booklet includes photographs, liner notes and full lyrics to all of the featured tracks'.
'Two stunning LPs from one of the original Sun Records artists, and the composer of the classic country hit, 'Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys'.
Ed Bruce was one of the original Sun Records artists, and released his first records at the age of just seventeen. He subsequently enjoyed a long and successful musical career, and his résumé contains no less than eight BMI Award winning songs.
His legendary composition, 'Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys', became an enormous success for Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) and Willie Nelson, when they recorded it as a duo in 1977.
The two Ed Bruce albums on this CD were originally released in 1977 and 1978. They have now been digitally re-mastered and are reissued together on CD for the first time. These two LPs contain some truly outstanding and memorable country music, performed in Ed's rich and resonant baritone, supported by the cream of Nashville musicians and with first rate production from Buddy Killen.
Included here is Ed's signature tune, 'When I Die, Just Let Me Go To Texas'. This song was later a huge hit for Tanya Tucker, who re-titled it, 'Texas (When I Die)'.
The accompanying 12-page booklet includes photographs, liner notes and full lyrics to all of the featured tracks'.
On Monday 7 December 2009, Hux Records released Cal Smith's 'The Best of Cal Smith' (Hux Records, 2009) as HUX 110.
'Singer Cal Smith is the possessor of a warm, comforting baritone who had a significant presence in the US country music market, especially during the 1970s. This sixteen track compilation covers his MCA years from 1973 to 1978, his best and most successful period.
As a member of Ernest Tubb's band during the 1960s, Smith's big break came when Tubb helped to get him a solo record deal of his own in 1966, with Kapp Records. From 1967 to 1970, Smith had eight chart singles on the Kapp label.
In 1970, Smith signed with MCA Records, and embarked on his most successful period, which included his first No.1 hit: 'The Lord Knows I'm Drinking'.
Smith's next No.1 single, 'Country Bumpkin', became his career record and signature song, and was a perennial favourite for years to come. It was also voted the Country Music Association's 'Song Of The Year' in 1974.
His third No.1, 'It's Time To Pay The Fiddler', established Smith as a firm favourite amongst fans of pure country music.
All three of these No.1 hits are included here on this 'Best of' compilation. Many of these songs are now released on CD for the first time.
This CD compilation has been digitally re-mastered by Ron Geesin. The booklet includes extensive liner notes, photographs and full lyrics to every track'.
On Tuesday 9 March 2010, Hux Records released Marty Robbins' 'Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? and I've Got a Woman's Love' (Hux Records, 2010) as HUX 112.
'In the history of country music, no artist has ever had a more stylistically diverse career than Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982). Robbins was never content to remain just a country singer, and performed successfully in a dazzling array of styles during more than thirty years in the business.
In 1959, he became the first country music star to be awarded a Grammy, for his classic country hit 'El Paso', and the success of this song established Robbins once and for all. In 1970, the Academy Of Country Music voted him their 'Man of the Decade'.
This CD features two of Marty's LPs which were originally released on Columbia Records in 1972 and 1974. They are now reissued on CD for the first time. Included are several Robbins' originals, as well as some of his exquisite interpretations of standards.
The accompanying booklet includes extensive liner notes, rare photographs and full lyrics to every featured track'.
On Monday 25 October 2010, Hux Records released Marty Robbins' 'I'm Walk Alone and It's A Sin' (Hux Records, 2010) as HUX 116.
'Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982) was a consummate all-round entertainer. Cowboy singer, rock 'n' roller, pop balladeer; he featured elements of bluegrass, Mexican, Hawaiian, Caribbean, jazzy pop standards and country tearjerkers into his varied repertoire. A prolific songwriter, he was one of country music's first successful album artists and maintained a prolific presence in this area.
In 1959, he became the first country music star to be awarded a Grammy, for his classic country hit ‘El Paso', and the success of this song established Robbins once and for all. In 1970, the Academy Of Country Music voted him their ‘Man of the Decade'.
In 1982, just two months before he died, Marty Robbins was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was a huge favourite of rockers from the Grateful Dead to The Clash, and Elvis Presley (Tuesday 8 January 1935 - Tuesday 16 August 1977) made Marty's 'You Gave Me A Mountain' a 1970s standard.
In 2006, The Who's 'Endless Wire' album included the song, 'God Speaks of Marty Robbins'. Merle Haggard has often talked of his wish to record his own tribute album to Marty Robbins.
The two LPs featured were originally released on the Columbia label in 1968 and 1969. The title song, 'I Walk Alone', became Marty's 13th No.1 country hit and led to him recording his follow up album in the same style, and again featuring him playing piano.
These two original LPs have now been digitally re-mastered from the original production tapes and are reissued on CD for the first time. The accompanying 12-page booklet includes extensive liner notes by Maverick Magazine editor Alan Cackett, plus full lyrics to all of the featured tracks'.
On Monday 25 October 2010, Hux Records released Johnny Paycheck's 'Someone To Give My Love To and Somebody Loves Me' (Hux Records, 2010) as HUX 117.
'In a recent article for Country Music People magazine, the editor Craig Baguley called Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003) 'the greatest singer country music has ever produced', and went on to opine that George Jones owes his vocal styling to Paycheck.
Born in 1938, Paycheck showed an early interest in country music and took up the guitar at the age of six. As a teenager, he hitchhiked around the country, singing in bars. Eventually, he enlisted in the navy where, after a fight with a senior officer, he landed up to two years in the brig.
This was typical of Paycheck's anti-authority attitude which stayed with him throughout a notorious roller-coaster lifetime of highs and lows involving drink, drugs, barroom brawls and prison sentences (in 1977, Paycheck's career single and blue collar anthem, 'Take This Job And Shove It', inspired one-man wildcat strikes all over America).
After travelling to Nashville in 1958, Paycheck performed in the bands of Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 - Sunday 28 October 2007), Faron Young (Thursday 25 February 1932 - Tuesday 10 December 1996), Ray Price and George Jones, before launching his own solo career.
In 1972, at the height of his success, Epic Records released two Paycheck albums - 'Someone To Give My Love To' and 'Somebody Loves Me'. Both titles have now been digitally re-mastered and are reissued on CD now for the first time.
The accompanying 12-page booklet includes extensive liner notes, photographs and full lyrics to every featured track'.
On Monday 25 October 2010, Hux Records released Johnny Rodriguez's 'Introducing and All I Ever Meant To Do Was Sing' (Hux Records, 2010) as HUX 118.
'In the 1970s, Johnny Rodriguez brought a sudden and unexpected exotic Hispanic dash and sexiness to country music. Rodriguez would introduce whole verses sung completely in Spanish to his records, to a completely unprepared yet delighted country music audience.
Rodriguez was discovered by Tom T. Hall in 1971. Hall was looking for a replacement guitarist for his road band The Storytellers, and gave Rodriguez the job, as well as his own solo spot. Eventually, Rodriguez' success began to eclipse that of Tom T. Hall's.
In 1972, Johnny Rodriguez debuted on the country chart with the superlative 'Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through)', making him the first Hispanic artist to make Billboard's Top 40 country listings. The single climbed into the Top Ten and turned out to be the first of fourteen consecutive Rodriguez singles to do so. His next two singles, 'Ridin' My Thumb To Mexico' and 'You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)', both hit No.1.
'You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me)', which was also his first foray on to the Billboard pop charts, was a Rodriguez co-write with his boss and mentor Tom T. Hall.
Rodriguez' debut album, 'Introducing Johnny Rodriguez', was released in 1973. This was quickly followed in the same year by 'All I Ever Meant To Do Was Sing'. Both titles have now been digitally re-mastered and are reissued on CD now for the first time.
The accompanying 12-page booklet includes extensive liner notes, photographs and full lyrics to every featured track'.
On Monday 25 October 2010, Hux Records released Cal Smith's 'My Kind of Country and I Just Came Home To Count The Memories' (Hux Records, 2010) as HUX 120.
'Country singer Cal Smith originally emerged from Ernest Tubbs' band and later went on to enjoy several hits of his own from the late 1960s and on into the 1970s.
Cal Smith's warm, comforting baritone ensured he had a significant presence in the US country music market, especially during the 1970s.
Now reissued for the first time on CD, this '2-on-1' features two of his greatest LPs, which were originally released on the MCA label in 1975 and 1977.
Cal Smith's last hit on the US country chart was 'I Just Came Home To Count The Memories', in 1977, which is the title track of the second album featured.
This Hux compilation has been digitally re-mastered by Ron Geesin. The booklet includes extensive liner notes, photographs and full lyrics to every track'.
The two albums on this CD were originally released on Epic Records in 1985 and 1986. They have now been re-mastered and are reissued on CD for the first time.
Upon their original release, each one of these LPs yielded 3 hit singles. 'Cold Summer Day In Georgia', 'Memories To Burn' and 'Carmen' were all hits from the first LP.
The second LP produced hit singles in 'Bottle Of Tears', 'Everything I Used To Do' and 'Starting New Memories Today'.
The accompanying 12-page booklet includes extensive liner notes, photographs and complete lyrics to every featured track'.
On Monday 27 June 2011, Hux Records released Kitty Wells' 'Country Hit Parade/Winner of Your Heart' (Hux Records, 2011) as HUX 125.
'Kitty Wells broke down the doors for female country singers, paving the way for artists like Patsy Cline (Thursday 8 September 1932 - Tuesday 5 March 1963), Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) and Loretta Lynn. After a string of hits from the 1950s to the early 1970s, earning her the title 'Queen of Country Music', Kitty Wells was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1974. She later won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, in 1991.
This '2-on-1' compilation combines Kitty's first two Decca LPs, originally released in 1956 and 1957 and now reissued on CD together for the first time. Featured are eight Top 10 country hit singles, including the classic 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels'.
The accompanying booklet includes photographs, liner notes & full lyrics to every featured track.
This timely reissue coincided with the release of Laura Cantrell's new album of Kitty Wells cover versions, 'Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music' (Diesel Only Records, US and Spit & Polish Records, UK)'.
On Monday 27 June 2011, Hux Records released Webb Pierce's 'Fallen Angel and Cross Country' (Hux Records, 2011) as HUX 126.
'Webb Pierce was one of the most popular honky tonk vocalists of the 1950s, racking up more No.1 hits than similar artists like Hank Williams (Monday 17 September 1923 - Thursday 1 January 1953), Eddy Arnold, Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) and Ernest Tubb (Monday 9 February 1914 - Thursday 6 September 1984).
In the early 1950s, every single he released hit the Top 10, with a total of ten reaching the No.1 spot. In fact, Webb's career stands as one of the most successful in the history of country music.
Now reissued on CD for the first time, these two LPs were originally released in the early 1960s, when Pierce was a potent chart force in country music. Included here is 'Drifting Texas Sands', which Bob Dylan selected for the 'Texas' theme of his radio show.
The accompanying booklet includes photographs, liner notes and full lyrics to every featured track'.
On Monday 30 January 2012, Hux Records released Don Williams' 'Don Williams: Volume 1 and Volume 2' (Hux Records, 2012) as HUX 128.
'Don Williams is one of the most original and gifted talents in the annals of American country music. During the 1970s, throughout the 1980s, and into the early 1990s, Williams had one of the longest hit streaks ever in country music, including 17 No.1s, and 28 others in the top 10.
For over twenty years, Don Williams was a near fixture on the American country charts, with such songs as 'You're My Best Friend', 'Some Broken Hearts Never Mend', 'Tulsa Time', 'Good Ole Boys Like Me' and the pop-crossover 'I Believe In You'.
But the real starting point of the Don Williams legend was the creation of these two solo albums in 1972 and 1973.
Now digitally remastered, these two LPs are reissued here on one CD. The accompanying 12-page booklet includes photos, extensive liner notes and full lyrics to every featured track.
It is Williams' ability to write, perform and record songs which have a universal appeal that has made him such a true international star. And in 2010 he was deservedly inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Several of today's Nashville newcomers, such as Josh Turner, Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson, have all cited Don Williams as being a big influence on their own music'.
On Monday 21 May 2012, Hux Records released Tompall and The Glaser Brothers' 'The Award Winners and Rings & Things' (Hux Records, 2012) as HUX 129.
'As one of country music's top vocal groups of the 1960s and early 1970s, Tompall and The Glaser Brothers were true mavericks and formed part of the so-called 'Outlaw' scene, along with Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) and Willie Nelson.
The Tompalls were heavily championed by Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) and Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982) and sang harmonies on Robbins' epic 'Gunfighter Ballads' LPs.
Their hallmark sound was a masterpiece of country-pop production, possessing a rich blend of folk storytelling, country melody and superb three-part harmonies.
Their two classic albums, 'The Award Winners' and 'Rings and Things', were originally released in 1971 and 1972. They have now been digitally re-mastered from the original production tapes and are now reissued here together on CD for the first time.
The accompanying 16-page booklet includes photos, extensive liner notes and full lyrics to every featured track'.
On Monday 21 May 2012, Hux Records released Bill Anderson's 'From This Pen and Get While The Gettin's Good' (Hux Records, 2012) as HUX 130.
'Bill Anderson is one of the most remarkable artists in country music history. In the 1960s, he scored nineteen top ten chart entries which included five number one singles, most of which were Anderson originals. Four of these number ones also featured on the American pop charts, notably Anderson's signature song 'Still' (featured here) which peaked at 8 on the Hot 100.
Particularly noted for his hit songwriting, almost every song on this CD was a chart entry either for Anderson or another act. The opening track, 'Saginaw, Michigan', was a No.1 hit for country icon Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975).
Anderson has had his songs successfully covered by countless artists, including Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Jim Reeves (Monday 20 August 1923 – Friday 31 July 1964), Connie Smith and, perhaps surprisingly, Ken Dodd ('Happiness').
These two LPs, originally released in 1965 and '67, are now reissued here together on CD for the first time. The accompanying booklet includes extensive liner notes, photos and full lyrics to every track'.
On Tuesday 25 September 2012, Hux Records released The Kendalls' 'Two Heart Harmony and Thank God For The Radio' (Hux Records, 2012) as HUX131.
'The father and daughter duo of The Kendalls created a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary country music, sparked by Jeannie' s soaring, sensuous vocals.
Her voice, a high lonesome honky-tonk, has a beautiful range that drips pure emotion. The time is now ripe for the rediscovery of The Kendalls' distinctive sound, with the reissue of these two albums.
Jeannie's voice is given full-throttle on such classic cheating songs as 'Teach Me To Cheat' and the sensual 'Take Me To Heaven (Before You Take Me Home)'.
There' s a fine revival of the country-soul classic 'The Dark End Of The Street', full of dark irony, heartache and winsome charm. And they take a positive stab at Arthur Crudup's 'My Baby Left Me', which is quite different to the Elvis Presley version. And Merle Haggard's 'Somewhere Between' turns out to be a perfect fit for Jeannie's voice.
These long forgotten and often overlooked recordings are a stellar example of pure true-to-the-roots country music.
These two LPs, originally released in 1985, have now been re-mastered and are reissued here together on CD for the first time'.
On Tuesday 25 September 2012, Hux Records released Alabama's 'My Home’s In Alabama and Feels So Right' (Hux Records, 2012) as HUX132.
'Alabama was the first country music supergroup. Their total album sales topped 70 million, placing them among the top-five best-selling country music acts of all time, and among the twenty best-selling recording acts of all time in the United States.
These two albums, originally released in 1980 and 1981, have now been digitally remastered. The 12-page booklet includes extensive liner notes, band photographs and full lyrics to every song.
Two tracks featured here - 'Tennessee River' and 'Why Lady Why' - were the band's first two number one hits and laid the foundation for what became one of the most impressive popularity runs in country music history.
Alabama retired from the road after a sold-out 2003/2004 Farewell Tour. For more than twenty-five years, the four-man band had stood tall as the pre-eminent American country-rock band. Alabama's sales history and list of awards and accomplishments in its twenty-five year history are staggering.
In 2005, they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, a much deserved accolade for Alabama's unmatched longevity in the country music marketplace'.
On Tuesday 25 February 2013, Hux Records released Roy Drusky's 'In A New Dimension and If The Whole World Stopped Loving' (Hux Records, 2013) as HUX134.
'As a crooner with a smooth, mellow baritone that led to him being dubbed 'The Perry Como of Country Music', Roy Drusky (Sunday 22 June 1930 - Thursday 23 September 2004) enjoyed a lengthy recording career, releasing more than thirty albums, mainly in a smooth pop-country style. As a fantastic international ambassador for country music, he touched listeners with his smoothly executed vocals.
Roy Drusky (Sunday 22 June 1930 - Thursday 23 September 2004) was at his peak, vocally, in the mid-1960s when these two albums were originally recorded and released. Now digitally re-mastered, these two LPs are reissued here on CD together for the first time.
The LP, 'In A New Dimension' found him mixing country songs old and new with current pop favourites, like a dramatic rendition of the Cilla Black hit 'You're My World' and the much-recorded 'Try To Remember', both of which fit him like a glove. He'd made the country Top 10 with 'The World Is Round', whilst 'Rainbows And Roses' was also a hit.
The title track to 'If The Whole World Stopped Lovin' was of course a massive UK pop hit for Irish balladeer Val Doonican.
The accompanying 16-page booklet features full recording details, extensive liner notes and photographs, plus full lyrics to every featured track'.
On Monday 8 April 2013, Hux Records releassed Mac Davis' 'Hard To Be Humble: The Best Of' (Hux Records, 2013) as HUX135.
'At his commercial peak in the mid 1970s, Mac Davis was one of America's most popular entertainers. As a superb singer and actor, he found considerable success in both fields.
Throughout the late 1960s and into the 1970s, Mac Davis enjoyed massive success both as a singer and as a songwriter. In 1968, Elvis Presley recorded Davis' 'A Little Less Conversation' and, soon after, the King was requesting more of his work. After notching a Top 40 hit with Davis' 'Memories', Presley reached the Top Five in 1969 with the songwriter's 'In The Ghetto'. Mac sings the latter two of these hits on this compilation.
As a singer in the 1970s, Mac Davis had a number 1 hit himself in the US singles chart with 'Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me'. He also spent 16 weeks in the UK charts with his witty hit single, 'It's Hard To Be Humble'.
Aside from Elvis Presley, Davis' songs have also been covered by Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Anthony Newley, Bobby Goldsboro and OC Smith. In 2006, Mac Davis was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
This 'Best Of' compilation has been digitally re-mastered. The accompanying 16-page booklet includes photographs, liner notes and full lyrics to every song.
Hux Records are always looking for good ideas for possible album re-issues, so if you have any interesting (Gene Watson re-issue) suggestions, please get in touch with the ever enterprising Hux Records.