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Little Songs Of Heartache - Singles As & Bs: 1959-1962

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Little Songs Of Heartache - Singles As & Bs: 1959-1962
Little Songs Of Heartache - Singles As & Bs: 1959-1962


This Jasmine collection features many of the most popular numbers that Rose Maddox recorded in the first three years of her solo career, including the majority of her chart hits from 1959's 'Gambler's Love' onwards. Presented in the best possible sound, and from the best possible sources, it is a collection that no fan of late 50s/early 60s female country can afford to do without.

As Lefty Frizzell is deemed to be to be the father of modern country singing, the same thing can be said about Rose Maddox's abiding influence on women in country. From the age of 12, Rose and her brothers Cal, Fred and Henry were 'America's Most Colourful Hillbilly Band', with sister Rose's sometimes plaintive, sometimes sassy voice establishing a template that would be followed by many of the biggest female stars of the 1950s and beyond - among them Wanda Jackson, Skeeter Davis and Jean Shepard.

When the family act disbanded in 1957 Rose carried on as a solo in much the same vein, and exuded much the same influence over a next generation of country women. Her solo 45s also helped to usher in a new era of the Bakersfield Sound as exemplified by the records of Buck Owens (with who Rose performs in this collection) Wynn Stewart and, slightly later on, Merle Haggard.

Rose had been performing for almost a quarter of a century when she made these recordings but they were her first hits and they conclusively helped to usher in a new era for female country recordings.


  1. Name
  2. Gamblers Love
  3. What Makes Me Hang Around
  4. Custer's Last Stand
  5. My Little Baby
  6. I'm Happy Every Day I Live
  7. I Lost Today
  8. Please Help Me I'm Falling
  9. Down, Down, Down
  10. Billy Cline
  11. Shining Silver, Gleaming Gold
  12. Kissing My Pillow
  13. I Want To Live Again
  14. Loose Talk - Buck Owens & Rose Maddox
  15. Mental Cruelty - Buck Owens & Rose Maddox
  16. Conscience I'm Guilty
  17. Lonely Street
  18. There Ain't No Love
  19. Your Kind Of Lovin' Won't Do
  20. Here We Go Again
  21. Fool Me Again
  22. Let's Pretend We're Strangers
  23. Take Me Back Again
  24. Sing A Little Song Of Heartache
  25. Ribbon In The Apple Tree
  26. Lonely Teardrops
  27. George Carter
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