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Close All The Honky Tonks / Wine, Women & Walker / Don't Squeeze My Sharmon / Honky Tonkin' With Charlie Walker

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Close All The Honky Tonks / Wine, Women & Walker / Don't Squeeze My Sharmon / Honky Tonkin' With Charlie Walker
Close All The Honky Tonks / Wine, Women & Walker / Don't Squeeze My Sharmon / Honky Tonkin' With Charlie Walker


.Like so many country entertainers of his era, Charles Levi Walker (born in Copeville, Texas on November 2nd 1926) grew up in rural surroundings, spending his early years picking cotton and being inspired by the sounds of country music. After short spells with Imperial, Decca and Mercury Records he secured a deal with Columbia in mid-1958 and on his first session, June 5th 1958, recorded a new song from the up-and-coming songwriter Harlan Howard, then a fork-lift driver in California. Produced by Don Law, 'Pick Me Up On Your Way Down' brought success for both singer and writer. The record climbed to #2 in the US country charts during a 22 week chart run. It also set Charlie Walker's direction in the many recordings that followed. A honky-tonk hero was born! .He gained particular popularity in Las Vegas having played at the Golden Nugget Casino for 25 weeks from 1965 to 1967..The four albums in this collection dating from 1965 to 1971 bring together many of the singer's chart successes, not only of the honky tonk variety but also several with novelty and comic ingredients like the good-time 'He's A Jolly Good Fellow', 'Let's Go Fishin' Boys (The Girls Are Bitin')', 'The Man In The Little White Suit' and 'I Wouldn't Take Her To A Dogfight' ending with the climactic line 'not even if she had the chance to win'!.Among his many other notable recordings are 'Close All The Honky Tonks' (which reportedly was producer Billy Sherrill's first single to sell over 50,000 copies) and the original version of 'Little Old Wine Drinker Me' that later scored success for both Dean Martin and Robert Mitchum. Charlie also recorded an unlikely cover of the Rolling Stones' 'Honky Tonk Women' which the singer thought was "kind of dirty" but was recorded upon the urging of a record label executive who wanted to reverse the usual pop artists covering country songs situation. .The albums also include fresh renderings of several country classics and, of course, a variety of honky tonk and beer-drinking songs.


  1. Name
  2. Close All The Honky Tonks
  3. Honky Tonk Blues
  4. The Band Keeps Playin' On
  5. The Wild Side Of Life
  6. Last Call For Alcohol
  7. Truck Driving Man
  8. Honky Tonk Song
  9. Shoes Of A Fool
  10. Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
  11. The Bad Things I Do
  12. Every Good Reason
  13. Fraulein
  14. Back In My Baby's Arms Again
  15. I'm Gonna Live (As Long As I Can)
  16. Little Old Wine Drinker Me
  17. Think Of Me
  18. Little Old Heartache Maker Me
  19. The Man In The Little White Suit
  20. Memory Killer
  21. He's A Jolly Good Fellow
  22. A Dozen More Like You
  23. Out Of A Honky Tonk
  24. Don't Squeeze My Sharmon
  25. The Tail's Been Waggin' The Dog Too Long
  26. I Wouldn't Take Her To A Dogfight
  27. Moffett, Oklahoma
  28. Mr Cool
  29. Pistol Packin' Mama
  30. Here's To The Girls
  31. You Lied To Me
  32. Tonight We're Calling It A Day
  33. Fast Women, Slow Horses And Wine
  34. My Baby Used To Be That Way
  35. Honky-Tonk Season
  36. Rosie Bokay
  37. Before I Found The Wine
  38. God Save The Queen (Of The Honky Tonks)
  39. Let's Go Fishin' Boys (The Girls Are Bitin')
  40. A Honky Tonk In Dallas
  41. Honky Tonk Women
  42. A Bad Girl
  43. Don't Put Down The Honky Tonks
  44. Good Ole Mountain Dew
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