Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May It is not known if Pierce knew the political Wall or merely made up the name for the record and was unaware of the actual Shady Wall.
On February 19, , Pierce resigned from the Opry after he refused to pay commissions on bookings and for associated talent. As his music faded from the spotlight, Pierce became known for his excessive lifestyle. He had North Hollywood tailor Nudie Cohen , who had made flamboyant suits for Pierce, line two convertibles with silver dollars.
He remained with Decca and its successor, MCA, well into the s, but by he was recording for Plantation Records. Even though he had occasional minor hits, charting in a duet with Willie Nelson , a remake of "In the Jailhouse Now," he spent his final years tending to his businesses, and his legend became clouded due to his reputation as a hard drinker.
Pierce waged a long battle with pancreatic cancer, which he lost on February 24, , and was buried in the Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Password Forgot login? Discover Featured Music Videos People. Sign up Sign in. All rights reserved. Sparkling Brown Eyes. The Wilburn Brothers. Info Connections Comments Shares. Search Myspace Start typing To top it all off, he remained honky-tonk and he remained decked out in rhinestones long after people stopped wearing them.
He wasn't Porter Waggoner. Another reason for his lack of durability lay within his commercial out-put. After , he only had one single to make the Top out of dozens of singles released to radio. This, coupled with his flashy lifestyle, didn't win him any friends in the post '60s Nashville caught up in Billy Sherrill's countrypolitan songs and Owen Bradley's nashville sound.
This CD contains a boatload of Webb's important songs. All of them are here. The fact that 11 of his 13 1 hits are here and a few lesser-known Top hits and album tracks thrown in make this the best available single CD collection on Webb Pierce.
I would've added "Love, Love, Love" since it was a 13 week 1 hit and taken off "Broken Engagement", which is track 4, since it wasn't a hit. Well, the infectious "Sparkling Brown Eyes" is track Even though his honky-tonk fans dismiss them as rock-a-billy fluff, i enjoy them.
Among the others you get eleven of his thirteen 1 hits, and wonderfully comprehensive liner notes by Ronnie Pugh of the Country Music Foundation. There are also three nice pictures inside in which Webb displays his, er The only thing I find offensive about this compilation is the small note on the reverse of the liner notes urging me to visit the Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum.
Why offensive? Because, in a manner befitting Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Webb Pierce, who passed away from pancreatic cancer on February 24, , was denied entry to that shrine until According to the liner notes he had been a finalist just months before he died but was again overlooked at that time. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: The two business concerns helped launch the professional careers of talents including Sonny James , Jean Shepherd , the Osborne Brothers , and in particular Loretta Lynn , who toured with the Wilburns' road show and later landed a recording contract with Decca under their managerial wing.
Blues Classical Country.Sparkling Brown Eyes lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, this is a wonderful old song recorded by the Wilburn Brothers and Webb Pierce. It isn't hard to learn to play and sing.