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tombrumleyTOM BRUMLEY: THE LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS SESSIONS VOL. 1-INSTRUMENTALS

Art Greenhaw’s friend and collaborator and Rick Nelson’s and Buck Owen’s steel guitar master TOM BRUMLEY is featured in this “best of steel guitar sessions” from the great and rootsy Greenhaw Records catalog. Steel guitar fans will appreciate this “all-instrumental” collection of Tom-Art productions and arrangements. As a special bonus for collectors, the 8-page booklet from the very first Tom-Doughboys album (released in Feb. 2000) is included with this CD. First edition pressing here is autographed by Art Greenhaw for this website only. Produced by Art and also including the artistry of The Light Crust Doughboys and Nokie Edwards, famous lead guitarist of The Ventures.

Songs:
1. The Star-Spangled Banner
2. America (My Country Tis Of Thee)
3. America The Beautiful
4. I’m Walkin’
5. Lonesome Town
6. Panhandle Rag
7. I Love You Because
8. How Great Thou Art
9. Cross Medley
10. Silver Bells
11. I Got A Woman 12. Silent Night

favoritepianoFAVORITE PIANO AND GUITAR CLASSICS VOL. 1

This special, commemorative album celebrates the production of the 7-instrument line of THE LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS MODEL guitars, bass, banjo and mandolin and was featured at the National Association of Music Merchants’ Anaheim, California convention. Some of the greatest guitar and piano selections you’ll ever hear are on this release–in western swing, pop, gospel, country and classical stylings.

Songs:
1. Ode To Joy
2. Variations On Chopin’s Melody Of Love
3. Promise-Keeping Man
4. Spaghetti Rag
5. Eyes On The Prize
6. Variations On Gershwin’s Prelude
7. Give The World A Smile
8. Life’s Railway To Heaven
9. 12th Street Rag
10. Is It Raining?
11. Farther Along
12. The Bill Simmon’s Boogie
13. Gospel Women
14. Orange Blossom Special
15. House Of The Rising Sun

75anniversary75th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM

This Light Crust Doughboys’ album is historic in many ways: 75th Anniversary Album, final sessions of legendary pianist/songwriter/Doughboy Bill Simmons, last recording sessions to date of John Walden/Jerry Elliott/Art Greenhaw together, last Doughboys’ session to be recorded “live” with no overdubs in classic analog recording style. Even though these are his “final sessions”, keyboardist Bill Simmons has never sounded better or never danced on the keys with more flair. All the ‘Boys are giving it their “live” all, sensing that they’ll never be together again in this recording environment, re-creating sounds that have thrilled fans of their stage shows for years. No Doughboys’ fan should be without this 75th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM: BILL SIMMONS TRIBUTE.

Songs:
1. Last Date
2. Pennies From Heaven
3. Cool Water
4. My Adobe Hacienda
5. Jesse Polka
6. Medley: For The Good Times/Why Me, Lord
7. Love Letters In The Sand
8. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
9. This Ole House
10. Release Me
11. King Of The Road
12. The Tennessee Waltz
13. Once Ev’ry So Often (I Get The Blues)
14. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
15. The Bill Simmons Boogie (The B. S. Boogie)

aroundtheworldAROUND THE WORLD: TUNES WE PLAYED IN EUROPE

In the winter of 1995, The Light Crust Doughboys accomplished their first-ever European Tour, performing concerts and stage shows in Austria. In Vienna, Art had a chance to renew friendships with his pals featured on the DOUGHBOY ROCK CD, The Salty Dogs of Austria. This collector’s item, commemorative CD celebrates much of the concert repertoire of that tour in a much-requested, studio recorded format. 22–count ’em!–22 big singles are included on this one CD album! This is Doughboy Jerry Elliott’s favorite CD and includes some of the greatest and most requested songs ever sung by The Light Crust Doughboys.

Songs:
1. Cattle Call
2. Just Because
3. Kelly Waltz
4. Sugar Moon
5. Careless Hands
6. Take Me Back To Tulsa
7. 12th Street Rag
8. Milk Cow Blues
9. Miss Molly
10. You Don’t Love Me, But I’ll Always Care
11. Old Joe Clark
12. Yellow Rose Of Texas
13. Red Wing Medley
14. Red Roses For A Blue Lady
15. Jailhouse Rock
16. Bye Bye Blues
17. Welcome To My World
18. Skyball Paint
19. Listen To The Mockingbird
20. It Is No Secret
21. Big Ball In Cowtown 22. Lone Star Rag

folkandbluesFOLK AND BLUES OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

Once every so often an essential album comes along that epitomizes an era, a sound, a style of music and a geographical area. Such is the case with this Doughboys’ gem, FOLK AND BLUES OF THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST. Here, The Light Crust Doughboys deliver some ultimate interpretations of country blues, western swing, “old-timey” and even gospel. Chosen by Baylor University as the classic album to represent Texas music, this is the band on disc that Smokey Montgomery called “the greatest Doughboy stage show band of all time”. The band sings, the band swings, Art plays his Mosrite Ventures Model bass and guitars, Jerry plays his Fender guitars, and wham! you’re front-row center at a Doughboys’ classic concert. Possibly the most requested Doughboy album collection of all time, Smokey Montgomery is throughout, with special guest artists Big John Hall, the SMU Mustang Band, Walter Hailey, the Dallas Banjo Band, Gayla Dawn and Janet McBride.

Songs:
1. Deep Ellum Blues
2. Cattle Serenade
3. Talkin’ Too Much Taxes Blues
4. Chili and Beans Blues
5. Happy John’s Waltz
6. Amarillo, Where the Wind Blows Free
7. Once Ev’ry So Often (I Get The Blues)
8. Sending Me You (with Big John Hall)
9. Hangin’ ‘Round Deep Ellum (with the SMU Mustang Band)
10. The Entertainer
11. No Home, Motor Home RV Blues
12. Hallelujah Yodel Lady (with Janet McBride)
13. Brother, Can You Spare A Dime (with the Dallas Banjo Band)
14. 12th Street Rag
15. Red River Valley
16. Toy Yodeler (with Gayla Dawn)
17. Last Night Waltz
18. Sittin’ On Top of the World
19. The Bells of St. Mary’s
20. The Light Crust Doughboys Theme (with Walter Hailey)
21. Old Folks At Home (vintage 1940s record of The Light Crust Doughboys)

guitarfest1GUITAR FESTIVAL VOL. 1

Nokie Edwards, The Light Crust Doughboys, Art Greenhaw, Robert Shumy, Vatsal Dave & Neel Bhatt, The Salty Dogs
By relishing this limited-edition, collectors disc, you’ll get a generous sampling of the flavor and sounds of Art’s international guitar celebrations held in Texas. You’ll hear “live” rarities by The Light Crust Doughboys, rehearsals starring Nokie Edwards and his combo, and studio recordings featuring Austria’s rockabilly greats, Robert Shumy & The Salty Dogs and Indian music masters, Vatsal Dave and Neel Bhatt on sitar and tabla. And just wait until you hear some fabulous world music “fusion” sounds when several of the “stars-on-guitars” get together and jam! A total of 18 recorded performances in an “all-star” guitar bonanza!

Songs:
1. Tears In Heaven
2. Alabama Jubilee
3. Tumbling Tumbleweeds
4. Guitar Rag
5. Faded Love
6. Right or Wrong
7. Beautiful Texas
8. San Antonio Rose
9. Funny How Time Slips Away
10. Amazing Grace
11. Norwegian Wood
12. Paint It Black
13. That’s All Right, Mama
14. Miss Molly

godblessamarilloGOD BLESS AMARILLO

This commemorative album celebrates the songs and music featured on the stage production joining The Light Crust Doughboys and the Lone Star Ballet. This album is also known by fans as “The Best of The Light Crust Doughboys”.

Songs:
1. Beautiful Texas
2. Sugar Moon
3. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
4. Sky Ball Paint
5. The Yellow Rose Of Texas
6. Texas In My Soul
7. Smokey’s Smoke
8. Texas Women
9. San Antonio Rose
10. Silver Stars
11. Red Wing Medley
12. Happy Trails
13. Send The Light / Wildwood Flower
14. Sugar Blues
15. Careless Hands
16. Spaghetti Rag
17. God Bless Amarillo Suite

guitarsovertxGUITARS OVER TEXAS

The third album in a series of critically-acclaimed musical adventures between this king of combo guitar and the leading historical band of western swing, Guitars Over Texas is essential for the instrumental pop and country fan and guitar player. Fresh off the heels of their successful stand together at The Mesquite Guitar Festival, Nokie (former lead guitarist of The Ventures) and Grammy winners The Light Crust Doughboys have brilliantly created an album featuring many of the instrumental giants in the pop field while sprinkling the collection with roots country gems such as “The Great Speckled Bird”. There’s even a rocking guitar-violin version of a Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony theme which is destined to become a classic.  Features Steel Guitar Hall of Famer on the cut “I GOT A WOMAN”.

Songs:
1. Walk Don’t Run
2. Pipeline
3. America The Beautiful
4. The House Of The Rising Sun
5. In The Mood
6. Telstar
7. Secret Agent Man
8. Song Of Joy
9. Big Beaver
10. Caravan
11. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
12. Wipe-Out
13. The Great Speckled Bird
14. Under The Double Eagle
15. I Got A Woman
16. Bonus: Session Talk and Rehearsal

mrgospelWE CALLED HIM MR. GOSPEL MUSIC

Grammy Award Winning

Expressive, spiritually-charged album of songs loved by and identified with James Blackwood, gospel singer of the century. This album, featuring James’ friends and associates The Jordanaires, Gordon Stoker, Larry Ford, Art Greenhaw and The Light Crust Doughboys, also features new, original tribute songs composed for James and his legacy. Emotional performances by James himself and The James Blackwood Quartet make this album a collectors’ classic and a country gospel/southern gospel singing and playing jubilee. Includes never-before-released James Blackwood performances!

Songs:
1. James Blackwood Speaks
2. Your First Day In Heaven
3. Precious Memories
4. You’ll Never Walk Alone
5. Give The World A Smile
6. Always Hear The Harmony
7. He’ll Understand And Say “Well-Done”
8. Climb Ev’ry Mountain
9. Tell It To Jesus (Medley For All The Junior Blackwoods)
10. James Blackwood’s Vision
11. He
12. A Closer Walk
13. On The Jericho Road
14. I Believe
15. When All God’s Singers Get Home
16. James Blackwood Speaks
17. Art Greenhaw Speaks
18. (Bonus Song) Music Man, Play On

highroadhilltopTHE HIGH ROAD ON THE HILLTOP: Light Crust Doughboys & SMU Mustang Band

Daily Campus Album Rating: A

BAND COLLABORATION BRINGS BLAST FROM THE PAST

. . .jazzy jukebox tunes of THE HIGH ROAD CD. The album consists of a wide range of influences, including those of jazz, swing, and country and western styles. The 19 track CD is great mood music, perfect . . .

For instance, “Hangin? ?Round Deep Ellum”, a song written by The Doughboys singer/guitarist/electric bassist, Art Greenhaw, is about Dallas? downtown nightspot, a place prominent in the music and art scenes today. THE HIGH ROAD ON THE HILLTOP is the sound of our heritage, a connection between the past and the present.

Excerpts from THE DAILY CAMPUS NEWSPAPER
Southern Methodist University, September 11, 1997

Songs:
1. Introduction: Western Peruna & The Light Crust Doughboys Theme
2. Doughboy Parade
3. The High Road
4. Smokey’s Smoke
5. Texas Women
6. Johnny’s Stomp
7. Bonaparte’s Retreat
8. Spaghetti Rag
9. Pussy, Pussy, Pussy
10. You Are My Sunshine
12. Sugar Blues
13. Hangin’ ‘Round Deep Ellum
14. The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
15. Texas In My Soul
16. That’s All Brother, Sit Down
17. Western Medley: Movie & TV Cowboy Themes
18. Varsity
19. Bill Melton & Light Crust Doughboy Closing Theme

yesterdaytodayYESTERDAY & TODAY

One of the rarest, silver-age collections of The Light Crust Doughboys, this album also features the popular brass and reed horn ensemble of The Light Crust Doughboys which has been such a crowd-pleasing component of the band’s Pocket Sandwich Theatre and select Texas stage shows for many years.

Songs:
1. Opening Theme Song
2. You Are My Sunshine
3. Bonaparte’s Retreat
4. Sugar Blues
5. Sixteen Tons
6. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
7. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
8. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
9. Lord, Take All Of Me
10. South
11. I Really Don’t Want To Know
12. Send The Light-Wildflower
13. Yesterday
14. Spaghetti Rag
15. Hallelujah Yodel Lady
16. Old Rivers
17. Bells Of Saint Mary’s
18. Toy Yodeler
19 Closing Theme

doughboyrockDOUGHBOY ROCK

Produced in celebration of The Light Crust Doughboys’ induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, this historic album is all up-tempo and rockin’! Not even one pretty ballad is on this collection, all cuts are lively western swing, boogie and rockabilly! Special guest stars are Europe’s and Austria’s famous rockabilly ensemble, The Salty Dogs.

Songs:
It’s No Sin To Rock
Take Me Back To Tulsa
She Bops A Lot
Teenage Boogie
Milk Cow Blues
The B.S. Boogie
Jailhouse Rock
Miss Molly
That’s All Right
Just Because
Hello Mary Lou
Pussy Pussy Pussy (The Pussycat Song)
Hey Good Lookin’

txswingdoughboywayTEXAS SWING: THE LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOY WAY

This is the ground-breaking CD album that ushered in the silver-age renaissance of The Light Crust Doughboys in the 1990s. This extra-length CD marks several “firsts”: first album production of Smokey Montgomery and Art Greenhaw together, first album by The Light Crust Doughboys to feature brass and reeds, and more. Album contains Doughboys’ stage show fan favorites for decades including “San Antonio Rose”, “Time Changes Everything”, others. More of a pop album than some of the group’s and Art’s later, rootsier, funkier, bluesier projects, this work has long been an essential pick for fans of dixieland, variety and big band. Both this and its follow-up album, YESTERDAY AND TODAY by The Light Crust Doughboys, were Best-Of-Show at the 1996 State Fair of Texas-Hall Of State-The Light Crust Doughboys exhibit.

Songs:
1. San Antonio Rose
2. Blue Moon of Kentucky
3. Secret Love
4. Silver Bell
5. Your Cheatin’ Heart
6. Just A Closer Walk
7. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!
8. Maiden’s Prayer
9. God Must Be A Cowboy
10. Pine Top Boogie
11. Crying In The Chapel
12. I Betcha My Heart
13. Cool Water
14. Time Changes Everything
15. Sweet Dreams
16. No Vacancy
17. The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
18. When It’s Round-Up Time In Heaven
19. Happy Trails

keeplookinupKEEP LOOKIN’ UP with James Blackwood

Grammy Award Nominated

James Blackwood is perhaps the most honored gospel singer in history, and The Light Crust Doughboys are the world’s longest-running country band and the first inductees in the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. BAND MEMBERS: James Blackwood, Art Greenhaw, Smokey Montgomery, Bill Simmons, Jerry Elliott, John Walden, and Jim Baker.

This Grammy-Nominated “best southern, country, or bluegrass gospel album” for 1997 showcases the majestic voice of gospel legend James Blackwood of The Blackwood Brothers soaring throughout the string band swing of the original Texas Swing Band, The Light Crust Doughboys.

Songs:
1. This Ole House
2. The Unclouded Day
3. Wayfaring Stranger
4. The Big Boss
5. Trouble In The Amen Choir
6. This World Is Not My Home
7. The Chair That Never Got Mended
8. I Am A Pilgrim
9. That’s The Way It Used To Be
10. Riding The Range For Jesus
11. When All God’s Children Go Marching In
12. Sheltered In The Arms Of God
13. Six Days
14. Life’s Railway To Heaven
15. Beautiful Texas
16. Lord, Take All Of Me
17. Washed In The Blood Medley
18. Keep Lookin’ Up

Adventure in Country SwingADVENTURE IN COUNTRY SWING

Being a musician myself, I have always loved all styles of music. I have to admit that many of the songs on this CD are memories my father played when I was a boy growing up in the ’50s.

This CD is very special to me because it blends the talents of my favorite guitarist, Nokie Edwards, with the finest in Texas Country Swing talent… The Light Crust Doughboys and Tom Brumley. The Doughboys provide the unique and smooth rhythm foundation for the experienced soloing of Nokie Edwards and Tom Brumley. Tom’s steel guitar gives a haunting liquid beauty to these classic songs. His immense talent and precision is perfectly obvious throughout. Art Greenhaw, this CD’s producer/engineer and bassist/vocalist for the Doughboys, has waited a long time to finally perform with his guitar hero, Nokie Edwards — A treat leaving guitarists everywhere envious.

Nokie (former lead guitarist of The Ventures) comes to this CD bringing his strong, early roots in country music. With obvious bias from Art and myself, Nokie has the fingers, style, tone and precision that launched a million guitarists. His technique continues to inspire young guitarists around the world and earns him the eternal, well-deserved title “King of Guitar”.

“Adventure in County Swing” is the only and perfect title for this CD. The blended talents and styles of these fine musicians are an adventure in listening. The cover of this CD gives us a delightful allusion to Nokie’s historical past and a stroll down memory lane. Run, Don’t Walk to your CD player!

– Bob Sickler, Nokie Edwards Fan Club

Songs:
1. I’m Walkin’
2. Welcome To My World
3. Tumbling Tumbleweed
4. I Love You Because
5. Beer Barrel Polka
6. Amarillo By Morning
7. Lonesome Town
8. Faded Love
9. Panhandle Rag
10. A Fool Such As I
11. Fraulein
12. Your Cheatin’ Heart
13. Orange Blossom Special

A SURF N SWING-FRET N STRING CHRISTMASA SURF N SWING-FRET N STRING CHRISTMAS

An eclectic romp through traditional Christmas Carols, Folk Spirituals, and even a little bit of Yuletide Surf music by Ventures Guitar Great—Nokie Edwards and The Original Texas Swing Band—The Light Crust Doughboys.

Thanks to my idol in guitar, Nokie Edwards, my fondest Christmas memories include not only the family and spiritual things, but also the playing over and over again of THE VENTURES’ CHRISTMAS ALBUM with Nokie on lead guitar. We have sincerely tried to capture a lot of the “good times-Americana” sounds associated with guitars, girls, dancing and swing music, and we’ve seasoned it all with the folk, country and gospel sounds of The Light Crust Doughboys and our southwestern musical heritage. I still play THE VENTURES’ CHRISTMAS ALBUM over and over again starting each November, but now I have another one to place in heavy rotation by its side…. A SURF ‘N’ SWING/FRET ‘N’ STRING CHRISTMAS!
— Art Greenhaw
bass guitar/electric guitar/vocals/producer
The Light Crust Doughboys, est. 1931 and still running strong!

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, November 18, 2000, says of this CD: “…producer Art Greenhaw brought his bandmates in The Doughboys together with Nokie Edwards, …of surf super-group The Ventures, and other performers… original tunes ‘Swan Lake Christmas’ and ‘Christmas Carol Rock’ are a kick… the first Christmas project in The Doughboys’ 70-year history is THIS SEASON’S COOLEST!”

Songs:
1. Deck The Halls
2. Silver Bells
3. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
4. The Gift Of Love
5. Peace In The Valley
6. Swan Lake Christmas
7. O Holy Night
8. Silent Night
9. Christmas Carol Rock
10. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
11. The Toy Yodeler
12. A Closer Walk
13. The Bells Of St.Mary’s
14. New Years’ Rendevous

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20TH CENTURY GOSPEL: FROM HYMNS TO BLACKWOOD BROTHERS TRIBUTE TO CHRISTIAN COUNTRY
20TH CENTURY GOSPEL: FROM HYMNS TO BLACKWOOD BROTHERS TRIBUTE TO CHRISTIAN COUNTRY

Grammy Award Nominated

Editor’s Review, CD UNIVERSE

Recording information: 2004. Among music fans, the phrase “they just don’t make records like they used to…” ranks with the most commonly heard complaints. 20th CENTURY GOSPEL is a record exactly like they used to make, and may be just the thing for nostalgia-buffs looking for a touch of the old in the 21st century. Masterminded by Art Greenhaw, latter-day leader of Western-swing pioneers the Light Crust Doughboys, the album is a good-vibe-packed mix of Southern gospel, Nashville Sound-style country, and instrumental guitar rock. Often sounding like the jukebox playlist from some mythical Southwestern 1950s coffee shop, the album features a rich, reverb-drenched production style reminiscent of Chet Atkins’s best work. Greenhaw’s manly baritone is warm and inviting, and when backed by vocal-group legends the Jordanaires (“Gospel Woman,” “Welcome to My World”), the resultant sound suggests the glory days of Elvis Presley and Jim Reeves. Guitar god and former Ventures member Nokie Edwards guests on several tracks (“Ode to Joy,” “The Great Speckled Bird”) and his sound has never been twangier. A pristinely recorded and expertly played slice of truly American music, 20th CENTURY GOSPEL is an uplifting work that resonates with the participants’ obvious love of making music.

Songs:
1. Gospel Woman
2. Ode To Joy
3. I’m Ashamed If I Forget Calvary
4. Welcome To My World
5. The Great Speckled Bird
6. Lord, Take All Of Me
7. Life’s A Railway To Heaven
8. America The Beautiful
9. The Chair That Never Got Mended
10. Over The Sunset Mountains
11. Crying In The Chapel
12. America (My Country Tis Of Thee)
13. Higher Ground
14. (Bonus Song) I’d Rather Have Jesus

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