NASHVILLE STARS AUF EUROPA - TOUR

 

RELEASED ON APRIL 02, 2007

 

Bear Family Records  # BCD 16821

 ISBN-CODE 978-3-89916-281-3

FORMAT 4-CD/1 DVD boxed set with a 118 page hardcover book 

87 TRACKS -  PLAYING TIME 247:30

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An incredible document of a ground-breaking tour!

 Undiscovered for more than 40 years! Audio and video of RCA Nashville’s bold attempt

to introduce country music to Europe!

Bonus follow-up recordings of RCA’s Nashville stars singing in German!

 

In April 1964, at the beginning of Beatlemania, RCA Nashville took the bold step of sending its biggest stars to Europe.

 

Those making the trip were Jim Reeves, Bobby Bare, The Anita Kerr Singers, and Chet Atkins. Fortunately, several of the concerts were recorded and even filmed. After the tour, RCA in Nashville encouraged all of its major stars, including Jim Ed Brown, Willie Nelson, Skeeter Davis, and Stu Phillips, to record in German, and those German-language recordings are included complete for the first time!

 

TRACK LISTING: 

CD 1: THE STOCKHOLM CONCERT, PART 1

1. JIM REEVES’ BLUE BOYS: Steel Guitar Rag / Introduction

2. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Oh Lonesome Me

3. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: I'll Hold You In My Heart

4. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Georgia On My Mind

5.  THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Night Train To Mempis

6. THE BLUE BOYS: Wheels

7. BOBBY BARE: Shame On Me

8. BOBBY BARE: 500 Miles Away From Home

9. BOBBY BARE: Medley Of Impersonations

10. BOBBY BARE: Detroit City

11. BOBBY BARE: Jambalaya

12. THE BLUE BOYS: San Antonio Rose

13. CHET ATKINS: Alabama Jubilee (Levee Walking)

14. CHET ATKINS: Windy And Warm

15. CHET ATKINS: Drown In My Own Tears

16. CHET ATKINS: Wildwood Flower

17. CHET ATKINS: Yes Ma'am

18. CHET ATKINS: My Town

19. CHET ATKINS: Medley: Greensleeves / Streets Of Laredo

20. CHET ATKINS:  Chats

21. CHET ATKINS: Show Me The Way To Go Home

22. CHET ATKINS: Yankee Doodle Dixie

23. CHET ATKINS: The Peanut Vendor

24. CHET ATKINS: Tiger Rag

25. CHET ATKINS: Gravy Waltz

Playing time: 77:58  

 

CD 2: THE STOCKHOLM CONCERT, PART 2

1. INTRODUCTION - J REEVES: Billy Bayou

2. JIM REEVES: I Love You Because

3. JIM REEVES: Bimbo

4. JIM REEVES: Four Walls

5. JIM REEVES: Yonder Comes A Sucker

6. JIM REEVES: He'll Have To Go

7. JIM REEVES: Adios Amigo

8. JIM REEVES: I Can’t Stop Loving You

9. JIM REEVES: Mexican Joe

10. JIM REEVES: Danny Boy

Playing time: 34:46

CD 3: THE GERMAN CONCERT

 

1. INTRODUCTION

2. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Night Train To Memphis

3. BOBBY BARE: 500 Miles Away From Home

4. CHET ATKINS: Windy And Warm

5. JIM REEVES: Billy Bayou

6. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Georgia On My Mind

7. BOBBY BARE: Shame On Me

8. CHET ATKINS: Java

9. CHET ATKINS: The Peanut Vendor

10. JIM REEVES: Welcome To My World

11. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Oh Lonesome Me

12. BOBBY BARE: Detroit City

13. CHET ATKINS: Wildwood Flower

14. JIM REEVES: Four Walls

15. JIM REEVES: He'll Have To Go

16. CHET ATKINS: Greensleeves

17. CHET ATKINS: Streets Of Laredo

18. GROUP: Auf Wiedersehn

 

BROADCAST: OCTOBER 10, 1964

19. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Night Train To Memphis

20. CHET ATKINS: Steel Guitar Rag

21. JIM REEVES: Adios Amigo

22. GROUP with GUS BACHUS : Deep In The Heart Of Texas

 

BROADCAST: NOVEMBER 21, 1964

23. CHET ATKINS: Oh Suzanna

24. BOBBY BARE: 500 Miles Away From Home

25. BOBBY BARE: Tennessee Waltz

26. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Singing The Blues

27. BILL RAMSEY: Cigarettes And Whiskey And Wind, Wild Woman

  28. CHET ATKINS: High Noon

29. JIM REEVES: Mexican Joe

30. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Tumbling Tumble Weeds

31. GROUP with GUS BACHUS: Deep In The Heart Of Texas

 

BROADCAST: DECEMBER 19, 1964

32. BOBBY BARE: Detroit City

33. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Oh Lonesome Me

34. CHET ATKINS: Alabama Jubilee  (Leevee Walking)

35. OH SUZANNE SQUARE DANCE

36. JIM REEVES: San Antonio Rose

37. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: On Top Of Old Smokey

38. GROUP with VICO TORRIANI: Deep In The Heart Of Texas

 

39. INTERVIEW by Kitty Prins with JIM REEVES

Playing time: 87:36

 

 

CD 4: THE GERMAN LANGUAGE RECORDINGS

1. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Jenny Darling

2. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Singapur (La-Di-Da-Songs)

3. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Bye, Bye Baby (Bye Bye Blackbird)

4. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Cowboy's Heimweh (Home On The Range)

5. BOBBY BARE: Rosalie

6. BOBBY BARE: Alle glauben dass ich glücklich bin

7. WILLIE NELSON: Whisky Walzer

8. WILLIE NELSON: Little Darling (Pretty Paper)

9. JIM ED BROWN: I Heard From A Memory Last Night

10. BOBBY BARE: Good Old Tennessee

11. BOBBY BARE: Das Haus auf der Sierra

12. BOBBY BARE: Wilder Wolf und Brauner Bär (So ist das Leben)

13. BOBBY BARE: Molly Brown

14. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Sentimental Cowboy

15. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: I'm Happy Baby

16. JIM ED BROWN: Mickey

17. JIM ED BROWN: Renate und Karin

18. JIM ED BROWN: Golden Girl

19. JIM ED BROWN: Schöne Mädchen, die können nicht treu sein

20. STU PHILLIPS: Irgendwann sagt man Goodbye

21. STU PHILLIPS: Ol' Kentucky

22. SKEETER DAVIS: G. I. Johnny

Playing time: 57:00

 

DVD: THE OSLO CONCERT; PLUS…

 

1. The arrival at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Holland on Friday April 17, 1964

2. Jim Reeves sings I Love You Because in the Airport Lounge with his guitar

 

The Njardhallen Sportshall, Oslo, Norway on Wednesday April 15, 1964:

3. Introduction

4. THE BLUE BOYS: Steel Guitar Rag

5. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Oh Lonesome Me

6. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: I'll Hold You In My Heart

7. THE ANITA KERR SINGERS: Georgia On My Mind

8. BOBBY BARE: Shame On Me

9. BOBBY BARE: 500 Miles Away From Home

10. BOBBY BARE: Jambalaya

11. BOBBY BARE: Detroit City

12. CHET ATKINS: Alabama Jubilee

13. CHET ATKINS: Wildwood Flower

14. CHET ATKINS: Yes Ma'am

15. CHET ATKINS: Malaguena

16. CHET ATKINS: Greensleeves / The Streets Of Laredo

17. CHET ATKINS & THE BLUE BOYS: Peanut Vendor

18. CHET ATKINS & THE BLUE BOYS: Tiger Rag

19. JIM REEVES: I Love You Because

20. JIM REEVES: Bimbo

21. JIM REEVES: Four Walls / The Blue Canadian Rockies / Four Walls

22. JIM REEVES: Yonder     Comes A Sucker

23. JIM REEVES: Adios Amigo

 

Playing time: 63:40

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