Cliffie Stone – Barracuda – Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight – CDD

Band: Cliffie Stone

Label: Bear Family Records

Format: CDD


1‐CD (Digipak) with 36‐page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 78 min.

Without compromises: Bear Family finally delivers the most comprehensive and competent
review of the career of the country musician, rockabilly pioneer, songwriter, session
musician and high‐ranking A&R representative at Capitol Records in L.A..
Beginning in the late ’40s, he discovered Tennessee Ernie Ford and Hank Thompson, among others.
At the same time, as a musician, he was involved in the development of rockabilly.
He himself recorded a large number of records for Capitol!

This CD provides the best selection of his recordings from 1947 to 1955, Western Swing,
Hillbilly Boogie and Rock ‘n’ Roll with singers like Billy Strange, Stan Freberg, Speedy West
and Ferlin Husky.
With his bands and orchestras he accompanied a lot of colleagues like Tennessee Ernie Ford or Bob Roubian ‐ also a discovery of Cliffie Stone ‐ whose best Rock ‘n’ Roll numbers we present as well.

Extensive booklet with many photos and a carefully researched biography by Roland

He was instrumental in the development of country music and rockabilly on the U.S. West Coast in
the years after World War II: Cliffie Stone, born in California in 1917, toured as a country
musician with his own bands and orchestras and left significant footprints in music history as a
high‐ranking A&R representative with a keen sense for talented fellow musicians. As host of
various radio shows beginning in the early 1940s and later of his own TV show, Hometown Jamboree,
which aired until 1960, he furthered the careers of such peers as Lefty Frizzell, Jim Reeves, Tex
Ritter, Johnny Cash, Eddy Arnold, Johnny Horton, Ferlin Husky, Merle Travis and many others who
performed on the air.

As an A&R man at the young, up‐and‐coming Capitol Records in Los Angeles, starting in 1947, he
discovered Hank Thompson and Tennessee Ernie Ford, among others, whom he also managed until
1957, and recorded a host of great records for Capitol himself!
Stone wrote such hits as Divorce Me C.O.D., So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed and Silver Stars,
Purple Sage and Eyes of Blue, among others, and landed his biggest hit in 1947 with Popcorn,
which made it to position No. 14 on the Billboard pop charts.
With our latest album in the successful CD series ‘Gonna Shake This Shack’ we honor the merits of
one of the most important personalities in the history of country music and a rockabilly pioneer.
His legacy: great recordings from 1947 to 1955, which we summarize here. In 1989, nine years
before his death, he was rightfully inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame!

Track listing (all songs performed as by Cliffie Stone, except where otherwise noted):
01 Barracuda
02 Roly Poly
03 Domino
04 Blue Moon Of Kentucky
05 He’s A Real Gone Oakie
06 Cream Of Kentucky
07 Gonna Marry That Gal ‐ Bob Roubian with Cliffie Stone’s Orchestra
08 Sugar Hill
09 Tennessee Central (Number 9)
10 Country Junction ‐ Tennessee Ernie Ford
11 Square Dance Boogie ‐ Les Gotcher with Cliffie Stone’s Square Dance Band
12 The Board Of Education
13 Everyone’s Sweetheart And Nobody’s Gal
14 B‐One Baby
15 I Don’t Know ‐ Tennessee Ernie with Cliffie Stone’s Orchestra
16 Tater Pie
17 Please, Please
18 Dirty Dishes
19 Peepin’ Through The Keyhole (Watching Jole Blon)
20 Jump Rope Boogie
21 Philosophy
22 The Shot Gun Boogie ‐ Tennessee Ernie
23 T‐N‐Teasin’ Me
24 Blue Suede Shoes ‐ Bob Roubian with Cliffie Stone And His Orchestra
25 Here Comes The Train
26 Sugar Pie
27 Catfish Boogie ‐ Tennessee Ernie with Cliffie Stone’s Band
28 Watch It, Neighbour
29 The Popcorn Song
30 Bim Bam Baby ‐ Jeanne Gayle with Cliffie Stone’s Music
31 The Grunt Song
09 James Dean Talking – James Dean
10 Rebel At Work (from ‘The James Dean Story‘)
Chet Baker & Bud Shank with Orchestra dir. by Johnny Mandel & Bill Holman
11 Interview with James Dean – James Dean
12 Planetarium (from ‘Rebel Without A Cause‘) – Leonard Rosenman
13 Plato’s Death & Closing Theme (from ‘Rebel Without A Cause‘)
– Leonard Rosenman
14 Dean’s Lament – James Dean & Bob Romeo
15 Jungle Rhythm – James Dean, Bob Romeo & Duke Mitchell
16 Main Title From ‘Giant’ – Dimitri Tiomkin & The Warner Bros. Orchestra
17 Fight Scene (The Yellow Rose Of Texas) (from ‘Giant‘)
– Ray Heindorf & The The Warner Bros. Orchestra
18 Jett Rink Theme (from ‘Giant) – Dimitri Tiomkin & The Warner Bros. Orchestra
19 End Title (The Eyes Of Texas Are Upon You) (From ‘Giant’)
– Ray Heindorf & The The Warner Bros. Orchestra
20 Safe Driving PSA (Public Service Announcement) – James Dean & Gig Young
21 The Ballad Of James Dean – The Four Tunes
22 A Boy Named Jimmy Dean – Dick Jacobs & His Orchestra
23 Rebel – Carol Jarvis
24 Jimmy’s Theme (from ‘The James Dean Story‘)
Chet Baker & Bud Shank with Orchestra dir. by Johnny Mandel & Bill Holman
25 The Movie Star (from ‘The James Dean Story‘)
Chet Baker & Bud Shank with Orchestra dir. by Johnny Mandel & Bill Holman
26 James Dean Blues – Walter Peter
27 James Dean – Bonnie Tyler
28 James Dean – The Jets


GENRE: Country/Rockabilly
BARCODE: 5397102175602