MARVIN RAINWATER
Bear Family Records


"Rock Me"
The Westwood Recordings
05/02/2001



During his 1976 concert tour to Europe, Marvin took time to record 22 songs for Westwood Records in Wales. Eleven of these songs were released in an album entitled "Some Old, Some New "Especially for You". The other eleven were never released.

Bear Family records has compiled all 22 great cuts on a new album "Rock Me". You'll hear gorgeous country ballads, stomping rockabilly, and even a recitation or two. Here's an opportunity for Marvin's fans to hear some tunes for the first time. And it's a Bear Family Cd, so you know the sound will be first class.

Track Listing:

1 Indian Momma
2 I Saw A Bluebird Today
3 I Miss You Already
4 I Dig You Baby
 5 Darling Where Are You
 6 Whole Lotta Woman
7 Looking Good
8 Happiness For Me
 9 Cold Woman
10 Lonesomest Guy In Town
 11 Proud Mary
12 One More Heartache
 13 Blue Valley
 14 Rock Me
 15 The Grass Grows High
16 Talk To Me
17 Everytime It Rains
18 Living My Life
 19 I'll Take Good Care Of Her
20 The House We Never Built
21 Teddy Bear
22 Old Rivers




Classic Recordings

Bear Family Records of Germany has released a 4 cd box set of Marvin's recordings. Included are his earlies recorded works on 4Star as well a his recordings on MGM, United Artists, Brave, Warwick and Warner Brothers. Also included is a beautiful full size book  by Colin Escot, with a many pictures and a very complete discography. This collection includes much of  Marvin's work through 1969. It is rumored that a new box set of Marvin's later recordings is in the works.





Original Release Date:1995

Bear Family - (import)
BCD 15600
Number of Discs:4

Included in this box set are:

Track
Title




DISC 1:
01
I Gotta Go Get My Baby
02
Daddys Glad You Came Home
03
Albino (Pink Eyed) Stallion
04
Sticks And Stones
05
Tea Bag Romeo
06
Tennessee Houn Dog Yodel
07
Dem Low Down Blues
08
Where Do We Go From Here
09
Hot And Cold
10
Mr. Blues
11
Get Off The Stool
12
What Am I Supposed To Do
13
I Feel Like Leaving Town, (Sometimes)
14
Why Did You Have To Go And Leave Me
15
Gonna Find Me A Bluebird
16
Cause Im A Dreamer
17
So You Think Youve Got Troubles
18
Look For Me (Ill Be Waiting For You)
19
Wayward Angel
20
My Brand Of Blues
21
My Love Is Real
22
Lucky Star
23
Majesty Of Love, The - (with Connie Francis)
24
You, My Darling You - (with Connie Francis)
25
Whole Lotta Woman - (undubbed version)
26
Whole Lotta Woman
27
Thats The Way I Feel
28
Baby, Dont Go
29
Two Fools In Love - (with Patty Rainwater)
30
Because Im A Dreamer - (with Patty Rainwater)
31
Down In The Cellar



DISC 2:
01
Crazy Love - (with Patty Rainwater)
02
Moanin The Blues
03
Gamblin Man (Roving Gambler)
04
I Dig You Baby
05
Dance Me Daddy
06
Nothin Needs Nothin (Like I Need You)
07
Need For Love, (Theres Always) A
08
No Good Runaround
09
Late For Love, (Dont Be)
10
Last Time, The
11
Can I Count On Your Love - (with Patty Rainwater)
12
Let Me Live Again - (with Patty Rainwater)
13
Lonely Island
14
Born To Be Lonesome
15
Love Me Baby (Like Theres No Tomorrow)
16
Thats When Ill Stop Loving You
17
Song Of New Love, A
18
Halfbreed
19
Valley Of The Moon, The
20
Young Girls
21
Pale Faced Indian (Lament Of The Cherokee Nation), The
22
Wayward Angel
23
Hard Luck Blues
24
Shes Gone
25
Yesterdays Kisses
26
Youre Not Happy
27
I Cant Forget
28
Boo Hoo
29
Tough Top Cat
30
Honky Tonk In Your Heart, (Theres A)



DISC 3:
01
Hey Good Lookin
02
Do It Now
03
It Wasnt Enough
04
That Little House
05
Part Time Lover - (with Bill Guess)
06
That Aching Heart - (with Bill Guess)
07
Loves Prison - (with Bill Guess)
08
These Thoughts Of You - (with Bill Guess)
09
Bad Girl - (with Bill Guess)
10
I Saw Your New Love Today - (with Bill Guess)
11
My Old Home Town
12
Branded
13
It Wasnt Enough
14
Sing The Girls A Song
15
Indian Burial Ground
16
Black Sheep, The
17
Troubles My Little Boy Had
18
Sorrow Brings A Good Man Down
19
I Want Your Heart
20
Talk To Me
21
Run For Your Life Boy
22
Old Gangs Gone, The - (with Bill Guess)
23
Cold Woman
24
Oklahoma Hills
25
Wedding Rings - (with Patty Rainwater)
26
Let Me Live Again
27
I Love My Country
28
Burning Bridges
29
Black Jack McClain



DISC 4:
01
Hearts Hall Of Fame
02
Hit And Run Lover
03
Koreas Mountain Northland
04
Tainted Gold
05
Dont Tell My Boy (In Prison Living A Lie)
06
Dont Try To Change Your Little Woman
07
Do You Want To Know
08
Engineers Song (The Boy And The Engineer)
09
Freight Train Blues
10
Key, The
11
Lets Go On A Picnic
12
Moments Of Love
13
So Long
14
Teardrops
15
Wanderer In Me, The
16
What You Got, You Dont Want
17
Would Your Mother Be Proud Of You
18
You Cant Keep A Secret
19
Love Me Baby (Like Theres No Tomorrow)
20
Honky Tonk In Your Heart, (Theres A)
21
My Old Home Town
22
Old Gangs Gone, The - (with Bill Guess)
23
Cold Woman - (slow version)
24
Wedding Rings - (with Patty Rainwater)
25
Live At Wheeling, West Virginia
26
Introduction
27
So You Think Youve Got Troubles
28
Halfbreed
29
Whole Lotta Woman
30
Ill Always Be Lonely - (with Patty Rainwater
31
Wishful Thinking


Here's a review from
 AMAZON.COM

 One of the true legends of Country music, Marvin Rainwater is kept in front of the fans with this fabulous and exciting box set from Bear Family! The sound is great and the music is better! Every rockabilly and country hit of Marvin's as well as virtually his whole recorded legacy prior to 1970 is included in this box set! Marvin's unique way with a song has brought joy to millions over the years. It is really teriffic to be able to listen to so many songs again that were out of print. Marvin is the artist credited with helping Patsy Cline, Roy Clark, Brenda Lee, and Connie Francis get started. In this box are duets with Connie, backup and lead by Roy, and Rockabilly guest appearances by Link Wray!Also included are duets with Marvin's sister Patty Rainwater and with Bill Guess. Four long playing cds and a fullsize book with lots of pictures and discography add to the value of this Marvin Rainwater collection. If you love real country music, if rockabilly gets to your soul, then for sure get yourself a copy of "Marvin Rainwater Classsic Recordings" .  Now, if only Bear Family would put out a box of 1970 to the present....the saga would continue. Pop for this one friends, you will not be disappointed.

Spectacular!

reviewer: Lynda Cothran

 I was 8 years old when I first heard "My Love Is Real" and that was many years ago.The song gave me goose bumps and ever since I've wanted to hear more. My husband purchased the entire CD collection for my birthday and I couldn't be more pleased. Marvin sings such sweet sentimental tunes, endearing ballads and foot stompin' rockabilly. For those who don't remember Marvin's unique and beautiful voice I can compare it to alittle Hank Williams Sr., alittle Roy Orbison and for the younger set, alittle like Chris Isaak. I encourage all to buy this set: it is spectacular..!

one more!

Appeals to Classic Country fans, as well as Rock-a-billy, January 5, 1999
Reviewer: A music fan from WA, USA

I have this album set in my home. The chart topper on this 4-album set is "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird", that sold over a million copies circa 1959. There are several songs on this album set that are in the category of 'Bluebird', that are mostly unfamiliar to the radio listening audiences, such as 'Yesterday's kisses', '(Sometimes) I feel like leavin' town', 'A Song of new Love (On golden wings)', and 'Look for me (I'll be waiting for you)'. Also, there are a couple songs that include Marvin singing duets with Connie Frances. There are several songs written by Marvin's sister, Pattie Rainwater, done by Marvin, as well as duets with Pattie. The 4th album set closes with live performances by both Marvin and Pattie on Wheeling, WV, Jubilee. There is a considerable variety of entertainment on the 4-album set of over 125 songs. Anyone who remembers Marvin from such TV shows as Arthur Gofrey's talent scouts, Ed Sullivan show, Dick Clark show, as well as his being a 'regular' on Red Foley's Ozark Jubilee, from Springfield, MO, for about 2 years, would appreciate getting to again hear his homespun songs, as well as songs of the heart, that find their way into most of our lives.

I feel certain that anyone who gets this album set will enjoy long hours listening pleasure, as there is something here for just about everyone. If you have parents who loved Country music from the 50's and 60's, you could not find a better gift to bring hours of entertainment for them.



"Whole Lotta Woman"



A number one hit in Europe and Africa, "Whole Lotta Woman" is the title song for a superb Bear Family CD of marvin's best rock-a-billy numbers. You'll find most of Marvin's classics here like:

"Hot and Cold"
"BOO HOO"
"I Dig You Baby"
and lots more!

The American Music Guide calls this CD .. "Best of artist...a must have Cd."
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An informative booklet is included and a discography.

Tracks include:
1. I Dig You Baby Rainwater/Stevenson

2. Whole Lotta Woman Rainwater

3. Baby, Don't Go Rainwater

4. Moanin'The Blues Williams

5. Crazy Love (& Patty Rainwater)

6. Mr. Blues Davis/G/R

7. Hot And Cold Rainwater

8. Get Off The Stool Rainwater

9. Down In The Cellar Cole/Rainwater

10. That's The Way I Feel Jones

11. Dance Me Daddy Davis Dale

12. Love Me Baby (Like There's No Tomorrow) Rainwater

13. (There's Always) A Need For Love Gray/R/S

14. (Don't Be) Late For Love Rainwater

15. The Last Time

16. Young Girls Isle

17. Boo Hoo Rainwater

18. Tough Top Cat B & J Rainwater

19. (There's A) Honky Tonk In Your Heart Rainwater

20. I Can't Forget Rainwater

21. Gamblin' Man (Roving Gambler) Rainwater

22. My Brand Of Blues Rainwater

23. The Valley Of The Moon Rainwater

24. Hard Luck Blues Honadel/Rainwater
25. Oklahoma Hills Guthrie

26. Henryetta, Oklahoma Rainwater/Siegenhal


Review : Cub Coda

All Music Guide
A superb single disc of Rainwater's most rocking sides, 26 in all, although inexplicably leaving off his biggest hit, "Gonna Find Me A Bluebird." But there's much here to love, including the chugging "Mr. Blues" and "Hot and Cold" featuring explosive guitar from Roy Clark and "Boo Hoo," "Tough Top Cat," and "There's A Honky Tonk In Your Heart," which features backing from Link Wray and the Raymen. Marvin at his quirkiest and if you can live without his big hit, this is the package to grab. ~ Cub Koda, All Music Guide




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