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Don't Fence Me In - The Early Recordings 1956-1960

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Don't Fence Me In - The Early Recordings 1956-1960
Don't Fence Me In - The Early Recordings 1956-1960


Widely known in country music circles for his distinctive look (an eye patch covered his right eye after an accident) and a string of hits that began in the mid-1960s with the truck driving classic 'A Tombstone Every Mile' and that took him into the Billboard charts a total of 22 times between 1965 and 1973, Maine-born Dick Curless packed a lot of recording into his five decades as an active country artist.

Although he became associated with the truckin' sub-genre after the success of 'Tombstone'. Dick started out as a singer of both country and, specifically, western music. The material featured in this Jasmine collection focuses on Dick's early recordings from the mid-50s to the early 60s. His warm baritone makes traditional cowboy songs come to life in the same way that his later hits did for trucking music.

After he became famous later on, the company he recorded for bought these up and essentially buried them so they would not form the basis of 'cash in' budget releases. Seldom if ever reissued, this may well be the first time that they have all been brought together on a single CD. As always, this collection is remastered from the best possible sources and features a comprehensive biography of this prolific singer-songwriter in the booklet.

Dick was extremely popular in Europe, touring and even recording albums throughout the EU in the later part of his career. Those who caught his act will be very pleased to add this appealing anthology of 'early Curless' to their collections of his recordings.


  1. Name
  2. The Crawdad Song
  3. Rock Island Line
  4. Dont Fence Me In
  5. The Big Rock Candy Mountain
  6. Rovin Gambler
  7. Molly Darling
  8. The Yellow Rose Of Texas
  9. Little Liza Jane
  10. Careless Love
  11. Buffalo Gal
  12. New San Antonio Rose
  13. Little Brown Jug
  14. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)
  15. The Strawberry Roan
  16. Red River Valley
  17. Cowboy Jack
  18. On Top Of Old Smokey
  19. Home On The Range
  20. Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie
  21. The Old Chisholm Trail
  22. I Ride An Old Paint
  23. Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo
  24. Green Grow The Lilacs
  25. The Last Round Up
  26. The Streets Of Laredo
  27. The Foggy, Foggy Dew
  28. China Nights
  29. Blues In My Mind
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