Release Date: 02/04/22
1-CD (Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 30 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.
-Long overdue: Bear Family RecordsÂ® is dedicating the early days of the career of a top Nashville musician, harmonica player and multi-instrumentalist Charlie McCoy!
-For the first time, his rock & roll, rhythm & blues and soul recordings, released between 1961 and 1969 on Cadence, Monument and Rising Sons, are collected together in a cross-label format.
-The original platters were released as by Charlie McCoy, Charlie McCoy & The Escorts, or The Gas Lantern.
-The Nashville A-Team represents the absolute pinnacle of Nashville's studio scene, rich in world-class musicians, including Charlie McCoy among its most prominent members.
-He has worked on sessions for Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Joan Baez, Steve Miller Band, Johnny Cash, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kris Kristofferson, Paul Simon, Ringo, Ann-Margret, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings and Loretta Lynn, among others.
-Foreword by Charlie McCoy himself, McCoy expert Daryl Sanders wrote the extensive liner notes.
-Mastered from digital copies of the original master tapes.
'Screamin', Shoutin', Beggin', Pleadin'' - the first CD compilation of early recordings by Charlie McCoy chronicles his musical evolution from a young rock 'n' roller who loved blues, original R&B and soul to a mature, incredibly accomplished studio musician in Nashville.
Charlie McCoy was born in Oak Hill, West Virginia in 1941 and grew up in Miami. His mother gave the boy a harmonica, and he later taught himself to play guitar, dabbled in trumpet, practiced bass guitar and formed his first combo, Charlie McCoy and the Agendas, while in high school.
In 1959, he was drawn to Nashville for the first time. Unsuccessfully, he applied for various jobs as a guitarist in bands of country musicians. Finally, he was hired as a drummer! Various demo recordings Charlie had made during this time ended up with Archie Bleyer, then head of Cadence Records. He signed Charlie and released a first rocking single, Cherry Berry Wine(#99 on the Billboard charts).
|Label: Bear Family Records|
|Genre: R & B|
|Run Time: 79:00 mins|
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