Easy Listening Country



8LP* 4 Cassette Set
Released 1982
Cat No.: RDS9991-8  (not RDC91095-8)
RD Code: ELC 116

*Was issued with the bonus LP "Country Harmony" (RDS9999) 



Disc 1       Easy Listening Gold

1 - Glen Campbell - Southern Nights
2 - Dolly Parton - Here You Come Again
3 - Charlie Rich - Behind Closed Doors
4 - Skeeter Davis - The End Of The World
5 - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show - Sylvia's Mother
6 - Ray Price - For The Good Times
7 - Bobby Goldsboro - Honey
8 - Tammy Wynette - D I V O R C E
9 - Eddy Arnold - Make The World Go Away
10 - Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
11 - Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire
12 - Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
13 - Marty Robbins - El Paso
14 - Floyd Cramer - On The Rebound
15 - Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
16 - Jim Reeves - I Love You Because

Disc 2       Country Guys

17 - Roy Drusky - Never Be Anyone Else But You
18 - Don Williams- You're My Best Friend
19 - Glen Campbell - Galveston
20 - Bobby Goldsboro - Love The One You're With
21 - Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
22 - Willie Nelson - Funny How Time Slips Away
23 - Slim Whitman - Paper Roses
24 - Eddy Arnold - Welcome To My World
25 - Don Gibson - I Can't Stop Loving You
26 - Charlie Rich - We Love Each Other
27 - George Hamilton IV - Early Morning Rain
28 - Hank Locklin - Send Me The Pillow (That You Dream On)
29 - Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special
30 - Jim Reeves - Just Out Of Reach
31 - Charley Pride - Me And Bobby McGee
32 - Marty Robbins - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

Disc 3       Country Gals

33 - Donna Fargo - The Happiest Girl In The Whole USA
34 - Rita Coolidge - I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love
35 - Linda Ronstadt - It Doesn't Matter Anymore
36 - Dolly Parton - Heartbreaker
37 - Crystal Gayle - Talking In Your Sleep
38 - Lynn Anderson - Let Me Be There
39 - Dottie West - Careless Hands
40 - Tammy Wynette - No Charge
41 - Billie Jo Spears - I Will Survive
42 - Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billy Jo
43 - Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley PTA
44 - Jody Miller - I Walk The Line
45 - Tanya Tucker - Delta Dawn
46 - Skeeter Davis - Never Ending Song Of Love
47 - Barbara Mandrell - (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right
48 - Wanda Jackson - Right Or Wrong (I'll Be With You)

Disc 4       Instrumentally Yours

49 - Floyd Cramer - Theme From 'Dallas'
50 - Chet Atkins - From Both Sides Now
51 - Jerry Reed, Hurshel Wiginton Singers - Yakety Axe
52 - Hank Snow - Spanish Eyes
53 - Del Wood - Down Yonder
54 - Floyd Cramer - Detroit City
55 - Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
56 - Glen Campbell - 500 Miles Away From Home
57 - Roy Clark - La Paloma
58 - Boots Randolph - Temptation
59 - Jerry Reed, The Nashville Sounds - King Of The Road
60 - Nashville String Band - Dixie
61 - Flatt & Scruggs - Pick Along
62 - Pee Wee King - Changing Partners
63 - Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys- San Antonio Rose
64 - Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed - Limehouse Blues

Disc 5       Country Lovin'

65 - Bobbie Gentry, Glen Campbell - All I Have To Do Is Dream
66 - Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
67 - Tammy Wynette - Help Me Make It Through The Night
68 - Marty Robbins - Maria Elena
69 - Billie Jo Spears - Just The Way You Are
70 - Eddy Arnold - Release Me
71 - Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You
72 - Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter- Suspicious Minds
73 - Skeeter Davis, Bobby Bare - Let It Be Me
74 - Glen Campbell - Honey Come Back
75 - Linda Ronstadt - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
76 - Slim Whitman - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
77 - Barbara Mandrell - You're All I Need To Get By
78 - Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius - You Don't Bring Me Flowers
79 - Billie Jo Spears - Misty Blue
80 - Connie Smith, Nat Stuckey - Young Love

Disc 6       Country Sunshine

81 - Hank Snow - Snowbird
82 - Dolly Parton - Love Is Like A Butterfly
83 - Roy Drusky - You Light Up My Life
84 - Lynn Anderson - Country Girl
85 - Ferlin Husky - Tumbling Tumbleweeds
86 - Billie Jo Spears - Blanket On The Ground
87 - Slim Whitman - You Are My Sunshine
88 - Charley Pride - Cottonfields
89 - Dottie West - Country Sunshine
90 - Eddy Arnold - Little Green Apples
91 - Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
92 - Tammy Wynette - Gentle On My Mind
93 - Jim Reeves - Bimbo
94 - Donna Fargo - Funny Face
95 - Charlie Rich - Peace On You
96 - Wanda Jackson - We'll Sing In The Sunshine

Disc 7       Inspirational Favourites

97 - Tennessee Ernie Ford - Everything Is Beautiful
98 - Eddy Arnold - Scarlet Ribbons
99 - Lynn Anderson - Put Your Hand In The Hand
100 - Red Foley - Peace In The Valley
101 - Slim Whitman - What A Friend We Have In Jesus
102 - Dolly Parton - How Great Thou Art
103 - George Hamilton IV - Keep On The Sunnyside
104 - Jim Reeves - Mary's Boy Child
105 - Marty Robbins - When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
106 - Tammy Wynette - Crying In The Chapel
107 - Charley Pride - Whispering Hope
108 - Wanda Jackson - He's Got The Whole Wordl In His Hands
109 - Jordanaires - Will The Circle Be Unbroken?
110 - Hank Snow - Old Shep
111 - Flatt & Scruggs - This Land Is Your Land
112 - George Hamilton IV - Amazing Grace

Disc 8       Ramblin' Easy

113 - Tennessee Ernie Ford - Take Me Home Country Roads
114 - Flatt & Scruggs - Where Have All The Flowers Gone
115 - Ferlin Husky - Ramblin' Rose
116 - Lynn Anderson - Down In The Boondocks
117 - Glen Campbell - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
118 - Slim Whitman - Mockin' Bird Hill
119 - Dolly Parton - My Tennessee Mountain Home
120 - Charley Pride - Banks Of The Ohio
121 - Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash - If I Were A Carpenter
122 - George Hamilton IV - Canadian Pacific
123 - Linda Ronstadt - Stoney End
124 - Don Williams- I Recall A Gypsy Woman
125 - Linda Ronstadt - Silver Threads And Golden Needles
126 - Eddy Arnold - I Want To Go With You
127 - Dottie West - Desperado
128 - Hank Snow - I'm Movin' On



Down Memory Lane



10LP* Set
Released 1966
Cat No.: RDS6150-60  (not RDS6151)
RD Code: ML 867

*Was issued with the bonus LP "In The Good Old Summertime" (RDS9409) 



1           Tunes That Sold A Million

1 - Poor Butterfly - Robert Mandell And His Orchestra
2 - Mack The Knife - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra
3 - Peg O' My Heart - Robert Mandell, His Orchestra And Chorus
4 - As Time Goes By - Wally Stott And His Orchestra Piano Robert Docker
5 - All My Loving - Ray Davis And His Button - Down Brass
6 - Yellow Rose Of Texas - John McCarthy Chorus, The
7 - Stardust - Wally Stott And His Orchestra Piano Robert Docker
8 - I"ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time - Clare Sisters
9 - Maria Elena - Robert Mandell And His Orchestra
10 - Boogie Woogie - Robert Mandell And His Orchestra
11 - I'm Looking Over A Four - Leaf Clover - Robert Mandell, His Orchestra And Chorus
12 - My Blue Heaven - Robert Mandell And His Orchestra

2           Memories (1910 - 1919)

13 - For Me And My Gal - Romantic Strings
14 - Smiles - Romantic Strings
15 - Waiting For The Robert E. Lee - Romantic Strings
16 - Three O'Clock In The Morning - Romantic Strings
17 - Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey - Romantic Strings
18 - Medley: It's A Long, Long Way To Tipperary; Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit - Bag - Romantic Strings
19 - Memories - Romantic Strings
20 - Moonlight Bay - Romantic Strings
21 - There's A Long, Long Trail - Romantic Strings
22 - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles - Romantic Strings
23 - Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi - Romantic Strings
24 - Roses Of Picardy - Romantic Strings

3           The Ragtime Years (1910 - 1919)

25 - Some Of These Days - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six
26 - St. Louis Blues - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six
27 - Hindustan - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six
28 - Alexander's Ragtime Band - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six
29 - Rock - A - Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six
30 - Indiana (Back Home Again In Indiana) - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six
31 - Darktown Strutters' Ball - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six
32 - Dardanella - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six
33 - Somebody Stole My Gal - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six
34 - My Melancholy Baby - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six
35 - You Made Me Love You, I Didn't Want To Do It - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six
36 - After You've Gone - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six

4           Souvenirs Of The '20s (1920 - 1929)

37 - Avalon - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six Piano Frankie Carle
38 - I'll See You In My Dreams - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six Piano Frankie Carle
39 - Singin' In The Rain  - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six Piano Frankie Carle
40 - Among My Souvenirs  - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six Piano Frankie Carle
41 - Drifting & Dreaming  - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six Piano Frankie Carle
42 - April Showers  - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six Piano Frankie Carle
43 - Memory Lane  - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six Piano Frankie Carle
44 - Garden In The Rain  - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six Piano Frankie Carle
45 - S'posin'  - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six Piano Frankie Carle
46 - You Were Meant For Me  - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six Piano Frankie Carle
47 - Swingin' Down The Lane  - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six Piano Frankie Carle
48 - My Heart Stood Still - Frankie Carle's Syncopatin' Six

5           The Flapper Years (1920 - 1929)

49 - Charleston - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys Vocals The Clare Sisters
50 - Who? - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys
51 - 'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans  - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys Vocals The Clare Sisters
52 - Honey - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys
53 - Medley: Margie; Louise  - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys Vocals The Clare Sisters
54 - Ma, He's Making Eyes At Me - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys
55 - Yes! We Have No Bananas  - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys Vocals The Clare Sisters
56 - I Used To Love You But It's All Over Now - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys
57 - Sleepy Time Gal  - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys Vocals The Clare Sisters
58 - I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys
59 - Medley: Ain't She Sweet; Sweet Lorraine; Sweet Sue  - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys Vocals The Clare Sisters
60 - Sunny Side Up - Bob Wilson And His Varsity Rhythm Boys

6           The Ballad Years (1930 - 1939)

61 - I'm In The Mood For Love - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra
62 - I Only Have Eyes For You - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra
63 - Green Eyes - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra
64 - Bei Mir Bist Du Schon - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra
65 - I Surrender, Dear - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra
66 - Red Sails In The Sunset - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra

7           The Swing Years (1930 - 1939)

67 - South Rampart Street Parade - Robert Mandell And His Swing Band
68 - Pennies From Heaven - Robert Mandell And His Swing Band
69 - Smoke Rings - Robert Mandell And His Swing Band
70 - Lazy River - Robert Mandell And His Swing Band
71 - I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm - Robert Mandell And His Swing Band
72 - Song Of The Volga Boatmen - Robert Mandell And His Swing Band Vocals Ken Barrie

8           We'll Meet Again (1940 - 1945)

73 - We'll Meet Again - Robert Mandell And His Orchestra
74 - I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen - Ken Barrie Vocals The Clare Sisters
75 - A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Ken Barrie
76 - Lili Marlene - John McCarthy Chorus Vocals The Mike Sammes Singers
77 - White Cliffs Of Dover - Ken Barrie
78 - Roll Out The Barrell - Clare Sisters

9           The Post - War Years (1945 - 1949)

79 - Mona Lisa - Ken Barrie And Chorus
80 - Paper Doll - Clare Sisters
81 - Beat Me Daddy, Eight To The Bar - Clare Sisters
82 - Day In -  - Day Out - Mike Sammes Singers
83 - Too Marvellous For Words - Rosemary Squires
84 - On A Slow Boat To China - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra, Mike Sammes Singers

10         Hits Of The '50s (1950 - 1959)

85 - Patricia - Alan Braden And His Orchestra
86 - Shangri - La - Wally Stott And His Orchestra
87 - Mister Sandman - Robert Mandell And His Orchestra, The Clare Sisters
88 - Jamaica Farewell - Wally Stott And His Orchestra
89 - Fever - Robert Mandell And His Orchestra
90 - Wonderland By Night - Robert Mandell And His Orchestra
91 - I Almost Lost My Mind - Douglas Gamley And His Orchestra
92 - Happy Wanderer - Berkshire Boys Choir
93 - Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White - Alan Braden And His Orchestra
94 - It's Not For Me To Say - Douglas Gamley And His Orchestra
95 - Because Of You - Alan Roper And His Orchestra
96 - Goodnight, Irene - Robert Mandell, His Orchestra And Chorus

11         Fly Me To The Moon  -  Hits Of The '60s (1960 - 1965)

97 - Spanish Flea - Ray Davis And His Button - Down Brass Vocals The Clare Sisters
98 - I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Golden Saxophones With The Romantic Strings
99 - What Kind Of Fool Am I? - Douglas Gamley And His Orchestra
100 - Never On Sunday - Robert Docker And His Orchestra
101 - Whipped Cream - Ray Davis And His Button - Down Brass Vocals Ken Barrie
102 - I Can't Stop Loving You - Golden Saxophones With The Romantic Strings
103 - A Taste Of Honey - Ray Davis And His Button - Down Brass
104 - Blue Velvet - Golden Saxophones With The Romantic Strings
105 - Fly Me To The Moon - Douglas Gamley And His Orchestra
106 - Red Roses For A Blue Lady - Golden Saxophones With The Romantic Strings
107 - Dear Heart - Douglas Gamley And His Orchestra
108 - Lollipops And Roses - Golden Saxophones With The Romantic Strings

12         Thanks For The Memory  -  Nostalgia From The Movies

109 - Thanks For The Memory (From Big Broadcast) - Ken Barrie
110 - Continental~The (From Gay Divorcee) - Ken Barrie
111 - Top Hat , White Tie And Tails (From Top Hat) - Ken Barrie
112 - Sweet Leilani (From Waikiki Wedding) - Ken Barrie
113 - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) (From The Man Who Knew Too Much)  - Rosemary Squires
114 - Swinging On A Star (From Going My Way) - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra
115 - Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines  - John McCarthy Chorus With The Banjo Rhythm Kings
116 - Ruby (From Ruby Gentry) - Wally Stott & His Orchestra
117 - Chim - Chim - Cheree (From Mary Poppins) - Robert Mandell And His Orchestra
118 - I Won't Dance (From Roberta) - Johnny Gibbs And His Orchestra
119 - Secret Love (From Calamity Jane) - Rosemary Squires
120 - Pink Panther - Robert Mandell And His Orchestra

The Ultimate Disco Collection



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5 CD / Cassette Set
Released February 1997
Cat No.: RDCD1521-5 (RDC93191-5)
RD Code: UDC 398
Compiled by J K Hall
Produced by P Marchant
Booklet Notes by S Barnard

This was the first of my 'Ultimate' series of releases. It became the most popular collection during my time with RD, not so much in sales (although it did sell very well) but in kudos from other staff and external contacts. I was quite shocked when many of my contacts in other music companies were requesting copies for themselves. It was rarely that these people would ask for 'blagged' copies of RD releases - normally followed by the caveat: "It's for my mum" / "...grandmother" / "...grandfather" etc. This was the first time they asked "Can I have a copy?", and it showed me that, with the right releases, RD had the potential to grow their market into a much younger age group. Unfortunetely it was a growth that RD management never quite understood...
It was a difficult collection to compile, as most 'classic' disco tracks were owned by the one company we couldn't deal with at the time, Warners (although I did eventually broker a deal with the company in my last year of employment at RD). So there were a lot of spaces that I filled with lesser known recordings that, actually, gave the collection it's unique feel and a sense that it wasn't the same as any other 'disco' sets that had been released previously.


Compact Disc 1                   The Classic Number Ones

1 - Village People - Y.M.C.A.
2 - Kelly Marie - Feels Like I'm In Love
3 - Jacksons - Show You the Way To Go
4 - Donna Summer - I Feel Love
5 - Tina Charles - I Love To Love (But My Baby Just Loves To Dance)
6 - Hot Chocolate - So You Win Again
7 - Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
8 - Barry White - You're The First My Last My Everything
9 - Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
10 - Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything
11 - Odyssey - Use It Up, Wear It Out
12 - Baccara - Yes Sir, I Can Boogie
13 - Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon
14 - Dr Hook - When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman
15 - Stylistics - Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)
16 - George MacCrae - Rock Your Baby
17 - Tymes - Ms Grace
18 - Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting

Compact Disc 2                   Disco Daze, Disco Nights

1 - Gibson Brothers - Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go)
2 - Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife (Disco 'Round)
3 - Boney M - Sunny
4 - Bill Withers - Lovely Day
5 - Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City
6 - La Belle - Lady Marmalade (Voulez - Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir?)
7 - Sweet Sensation - Sad Sweet Dreamer
8 - Shakatak - Night Birds
9 - Barry White - Just The Way You Are
10 - The Trammps - Hold Back The Night
11 - Carol Douglas - Night Fever
12 - KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
13 - Brothers Johnson - Stomp
14 - Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
15 - Osibisa - Sunshine Day
16 - Candido - Jingo

Compact Disc 3                   Classic Hits

1 - Ottawan - D I S C O
2 - Village People - Can't Stop The Music
3 - Melba Moore - This Is It
4 - The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
5 - Earth, Wind And Fire - Let's Groove
6 - Gibson Brothers - Mariana
7 - Ritchie Family - Brazil
8 - Light Of The World - I Shot The Sheriff
9 - Jean Carn - Let's Stay Together
10 - Tina Charles - Dr Love
11 - Candi Staton - Suspicious Minds
12 - Shirley & Company - Shame Shame Shame
13 - Ritchie Family - Best Disco In Town
14 - Edwin Starr - H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
15 - Donna Summer - Could It Be Magic
16 - A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
17 - Tina Charles - I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me
18 - Dan Hartman - Instant Replay

Compact Disc 4                   Great Stars, Great Hits

1 - Eruption - I Can't Stand The Rain
2 - Jacksons - Blame It On The Boogie
3 - Blondie - Heart Of Glass
4 - Donna Summer - Love's Unkind
5 - Herbie Hancock - Rockit
6 - 5000 Volts - Dr Kiss Kiss
7 - Kool & The Gang - Get Down On It
8 - Gladys Knight & The Pips - Baby Don't Change Your Mind
9 - Three Degrees  - My Simple Heart
10 - Gloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye
11 - Linda Lewis - It's In His Kiss
12 - Shalamar - There It Is
13 - Bonnie Tyler - Married Men
14 - The Whispers - My Girl
15 - Ottawan - Help Get Me Some Help
16 - Earth, Wind And Fire - Boogie Wonderland
17 - Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King - Love Come Down
18 - Village People - In The Navy

Compact Disc 5                   Disco Memories

1 - Van MacCoy - The Hustle
2 - Disco Tex & The Sex O Lettes - I Wanna Dance Wit' Choo
3 - Tavares - Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
4 - Tom Browne - Funkin' For Jamaica (NY)
5 - Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
6 - Herbie Hancock - I Thought It Was You
7 - Central Line - Nature Boy
8 - Lipps Inc. - Funky Town
9 - The Isley Brothers - That Lady
10 - Hot Chocolate - Put Your Love In Me
11 - Limmie And the Family Cookin' - A Walkin' Miracle
12 - Aretha Franklin - What A Fool Believes
13 - Gloria Gaynor - Reach Out I'll Be There
14 - The O'Jays - I Love Music
15 - Odyssey - Inside Out
16 - The Drifters - Can I Take You Home Little Girl?
17 - Stylistics - Can't Help Falling In Love
18 - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Don't Leave Me This Way