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GUEST,remcolt@webtv.net 28 Mar 00 - 04:19 PM
Amos 28 Mar 00 - 04:25 PM
Dave (the ancient mariner) 28 Mar 00 - 05:28 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 28 Mar 00 - 05:45 PM
Mbo 28 Mar 00 - 06:03 PM
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Subject: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST,remcolt@webtv.net
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 04:19 PM

Hi I am looking for songs about or with Semi trucks or thier drivers or C.B. radios songs if you know of any please Send them to me or post them thanx..


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Amos
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 04:25 PM

The two best remembered in my recollection of the period (early 70s) when CB was a craze were "Convoy", an alltime classic, and "Teddy Bear". Earlier, Burl Ives did "Diesel Smoke".

Of these, Convoy and Diesel Smoke are certainly worth the trouble of finding and hearing. Teddy Bear belongs on the worst lines collection list in my opinion.

I am sure I am forgetting a number of gems, though...


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 05:28 PM

White Line Fever.("Beaver" my version) .Movin On Merle Haggard. Come on Biskit ol'buddy we need you in here mate... Red Sovine wrote some real good ones.. Teddy Bear..Phantom 309..18 Wheels a Hummin..Giddy Up and Go daddy..Colorado Cool Aid..etc..Red Simpson I'm a Truck.. Nitro Express.. Dick Curless..Tombstone Every Mile..Cledus Maggard & the Citizens band The White Knight...Dave Dudley Girl On The Billboard.. Give Me Forty Acres.. Freightliner Fever...Six Days on The Road.. and a whole bunch more... Biskit you can come and listen to my Old Gene Tracy Tapes and we can swap BS sometime.. Hammer Down...Catch you on the Flip Flop, I'm gone.....Aye. Dave (the ancient Trucker)


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 05:45 PM

Phantom 309, Six Days on the Road, Giddy-Up Go, many of Red Sovine and Dave Dudley stuff. Lots of them.


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 06:03 PM

You know Battlefield Band sang "Six Days On The Road"? Might be worth looking into! C.W. McCall did some other good ones too, like "The-Old-Home-Fill-'Er-Up-And-Keep-On Truckin'-Cafe". So other good truckin' songs:

Drivin' My Life Away--Eddie Rabbitt
Runnin' With The Wind--Eddie Rabbitt
She Keeps The Home Fires Burning--Ronnie Milsap
Momma Knows The Highway--Hal Ketchum
Peterbilt, a Truck For a Man to Drive--can't remember who...(this and the one above are good lady trucker songs!)
Papa Loved Mama--Garth Brooks (funny song!)
Roll On--Alabama (ahh...memories of my youth...)
Carolina--Alabama
Wheels--Restless Heart

Sorry, folks....I'm a huge country music fan, this is what I, NOTE: personally only, consider classic country. The songs of my childhood....but all of them good, believe me! Check 'em out!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST,Anthony
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 06:04 PM

Red Sovine is fine (really!), but check out Tom Waits' version of Pantom 309. It has slightly altered lyrics that enhance the general spookyness and some fine, spare sounding guitar work by Tom himself. I THINK it's on the "Nighthawks at the Diner" album from the 1970s.

Also the now-classic Truck Drivin' Man. Leon Russell has an especially fine version on Hank Wilson's Back Bo. 1 -- also a 70s recording.

G'luck Tony


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Margaret V
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 06:17 PM

Hey, don't ignore Richard Shindell's "Kenworth of my Dreams!" It's on his album "Sparrow's Point," a bit out of place vis-a-vis the rest of the songs but a good, good song nonetheless! Margaret


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Crowhugger
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 06:38 PM

Three I can think of, not yet mentioned:

Willin' by ??
Truckin' by (hmm, I'm not sure; recorded by Grateful Dead
Running on Empty by Jackson Down, er, I mean Browne.

"Willin" is sorta country, "Truckin" is bluesy and "Running on Empty" is, well, typical electric shallow-angst JB. IMO.

CH


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST,belter
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 07:55 PM

CW McCall - trucken on down the other side is good for a laugh, and so is the bannana truck song ?title? ?author? about loosing control of a hairpin road while delivering "Just about thirty thousand pounds of bannanas"


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Elektra
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 08:17 PM

I believe it's called "30,000 pounds of bananas" and was written and performed by the late Harry Chapin -- though most of you may know him by his "Cat's in the Cradle" song.

Got a CJ-4 with a 4-wheel drive, and a Smokey on my tail...

*elektra*
(whose REAL 10-20 is chillin at the crib)


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Amos
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 08:57 PM

Whoooooooooooo! A genuine convoy!


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST,Frankie
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 09:23 PM

"Semi Crazy" by Junior Brown from the CD of the same name is,IMO, a modern day truck driving classic. F


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 09:34 PM

Man, Junior Brown RULES! I gotta find that one!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: rangeroger
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 10:21 PM

White Freightliner by Townes Van Zandt


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Mbo
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 10:58 PM

The Lido Shuffle by Boz Scaggs!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Chocolate Pi
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 11:05 PM

Truck Drivin' Woman, Si Kahn


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: ddw
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 12:47 AM

The first song Belter referred to is C.W. McCall's "Wolf Creek Pass" — and he's right about funny.


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: ddw
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 01:03 AM

Another that just popped into my mind — if truckin' in the U.K. and Europe counts here — is Ewan McColl's "Champion At Keepin' 'Em Rollin'"


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Grab
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 07:58 AM

Not quite the same, but it does feature a trucker. Poppa Loved Momma by Garth Brooks.

And now I'm running and hiding from the C&W purists...

Grab.


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Willie-O
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 08:40 AM

Willin is by Lowell George. (Little Feat) Linda Ronstadt did a nice version but not very believable.

I like my country with lots of syrup, natch. So I nominate "Mama Hated Diesels" as done by... Asleep At The Wheel or Copmmander Cody, one of em anyway.

Mama hated diesels so bad
Guess I knew it was somethin to do with Dad
First time I seen her cry,
Was when one of them things rolled by,
Mama hated diesels, so bad.

(Of course this song includes a faded photograph and a graveyard scene with a sad old padre...sob)

On the Canadian side of things, the all-time classic is OF COURSE"Bud the Spud" by the inimitable Stompin Tom Connors.

Its Bud the Spud from the bright red mud
Rollin down the highway smilin.
The spuds are big on the back of Bud's rig,
They're from Prince Edward Island.

Well, I'd love to stay and chat good buds, but I gotta be rollin down the two-lane black top...
Sixes and eights everybody!

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: alison
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 09:06 AM

Pat Drummond (a great Aussie singer/ songwriter, and part time trucker) has written one... the chorus goes along the lines of ...

18 wheels, 24 gears, and a heart racing through the night

unfortunately the lyrics aren't at his site yet.......

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST,Anthony
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 09:16 AM

Oh good grief! I think we've all forgotten about "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses" by Kathy Mattea. What a sweet little song -- just made for Dobro and mandolin -- and all those natural harmonies.

Also -- on the novelty side -- "There Wouldn't Be No Truck Drivers if it wasn't for us Trucks." Recorded by Dave Dudley, I think.

Finally, though it's on the edge, "Me and Bobby NcGee." "... We sang every song that driver knew ..." etc etc.


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: alison
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 09:19 AM

Here's the site though in case someone else can find it PAt Drummond... included in the lyrics is a poem the colours of the Cross which he wrote after sleeping on top of his rig in the middle of Australia, and woke up to find the sky covered in stars. Many of the songs are written about the people he has met on his travels. The road to Damascus (includes a sound clip... )is an great song about a "hitch-hiker" he picked up.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: alison
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 09:21 AM

What about "I like trucking" from Not the Nine O'clock news?

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Mbo
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 10:40 AM

Dang, you know, I can't BELIEVE I forgot "18 Wheels & a Dozen Roses" (originally written by Nanci Griffith I believe) And Grab, I love "Papa Loved Mama"! You ain't offending me! You have good taste!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Mbo
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 12:42 PM

Another good one "Highway Junkie" by Randy Travis.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Willie-O
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 09:22 AM

Yeah, I kinda want you ta hang onta that dime.
Keep it as a souvenir...
Yeah, hang onta it as a souvenir
Of Big Joe and Phantom 309...


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Pontiac Joe
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 03:08 PM

I'm a trucker and never heard of half the songs mentioned. Maybe I here the real ones, the way the drivers whine and cry about everything. And how all the four wheelers are idiots and an 18 wheeler can't do wrong when 50% are just as bad as the cars.


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 05:59 PM

David Lynn Jones' 'Bonnie Jean (Little Sister)' on his 'Hard Times on Easy Street' is a great one about a woman truck driver. There's also a CD full of them: Various Artists 'Big Rig Deluxe: A Musical Salute to the American Truck Driver' Upstart 025. Tracks include Don Walser 'Truck Driving Man'/Shaver 'Mother Trucker'/Steve Earle 'White Freight Liner'/Buck Owens 'Will There Be Big Rigs in Heaven'/Kelly Willis 'Truckstop Girl' etc.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 07:30 PM

I just remembered. Driver McIvor!!! Local Maritime Cape Breton song.


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Harold W
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 10:03 PM

As a C. W. McCall fan, Bill Fries (aka C. W. McCall) has done some other songs of that genre. They are Night Rider, I've Trucked all Over this Land,'Round the World with the Rubber Duck (a follow-up to Convoy), Super Slab Showdown (featuring me and Earl from Wolf Creek Pass), Windshield Wipers in the Rain, and Ratchetjaw (CB Lingo). A side note: Chip Davis who worked with Fries on these does some folk songs as part of Manheim Steamroller.

Ken Johnson


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Apr 00 - 09:02 PM

Another good song--"Prisoner of the Highway" by Ronnie Milsap.
Here:

Driving My Life Away.
Home Fires Burning
Momma Knows The Highway
Poppa Loved Mama
Roll On
Carolina Mountain Dewe


--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 03:44 PM

For Biskit to read... Yours, Aye. Dave


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 08:54 PM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Apr 00 - 10:49 PM

I mentioned this one in the thread about speeding vehicles, Diesel Smoke and Dangerous Curves. I've yet to work this one into my set list but I'm workin' on it. It's a classic from the fifties. I have it on a 78rpm, it got broken but I saved what was left after the accident. It was that good.


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 01:18 PM

TRUCKIN' SONGS AND MORE TRUCKIN' SONGS...

[some repeats)

Various Artists (Rig Rock Deluxe)
A Music Salute to the American Truck Driver

Truck Driving Man (Don Walsher)
Will There Be Big Rigs In Heaven (Buck Owens)
Nitro Express -(Red Simpson and Junior Brown)
Miss Marie & The Bedford Blaze (Mary Stuart)
Truckstop Girl -(Kelly Willis)
Mother Trucker (Shaver)
Lookin' At The World Through A Windshield (Son Volt)
Diesel, Diesel, Diesel (Del Reeves and Jim Lauderdale)
Wagon Of Clay (Cheri Knight)
White Freight Liner Blues (Steve Earle)
Highway Junkie (The Yahoos)
Semi-truck (Bill kirchen and Too Much Fun)
Mama Was A Rock (Dady Was A Rolling Stone)-(Kay Adams and BR5-49)
I'm Coming Home (Nick Lowe and the Impossible Birds)
Truck Drivin' Man (Give It All I Can)- (Bottle Rockets)
Six Days On The Road (Various)

Various Artists
Trucker Songs 2

Six days on the road (Dave Dudley)
Truckdrivin' Outlaw (Dennis Olson)
Me and My Old Truck (Davy Kendall)
Roll, Truck, Roll (Red Simpson)
I Long to See the Places (Tommy Stevens)
Red Light Blues (Narvel Jenkins)
Hello and Good Morning Highway (neta Tom Astor)
The Only Life for Me (The Winston Brothers)
Truckdrivin' Son-of-a-Gun (Dave Dudley)
Ghost Truckers (Nick Shavers & The Winston Brothers)
42 in Chicago, 81 in L.A. (Merle Kilgore)
Dear Old Friend (The Winston Brothers)
I'm a Truck (Red Simpson)
Welfare Cadillac (Guy Drake)
Her Life That's The Highway (Meta Tom Teven & Country Stop)
Son-of-a-Truckdrivin' Son-of-a-Gun (Nick Shavers)

Various Artists
Six Days On The Road

Dave Dudley (Six Days On The Road)
Jerry Lee Lewis (C.C. Rider)
Tom Stanley (Truck Drivers Wife)
Paul Martin (Take Me Home Country Roads)
Rod Hart (Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun)
Gordon Terry (Forty Miles Of Bad Road)
Charlie Walker (Truck Drivin' Man)
Sleepy La Beef (Thunder Road)
Orion (Movin' On)
Johnny Cash (Wide Open Road)
Leroy Van Dyke (Moving Down The Canyon)
Rod Hart (Knight Of The Road)

Various Artists
Truck Driver Songs

Phantom 309 (Red Sovine)
Pinball machine (Lonnie Irving)
Give Me Fourty Acres (Willis Brothers)
Truck Drivin' Son-Of-A-Gun (Red Sovine)
Radar Blues (Coleman Wilson)
Giddy-Up Go (Red Sovine)
Giddy-Up Go Answer (Minnie Pearl)
Truck Driver's Queen (Moore & Napier)
Six Days On The Road (Dave Dudly)
Truck Driving Man (Hylo Brown)

Various Artists
One For The Road

Six Days On The Road (Dave Dudley)
Truck Drivin' Man (Red Steagall)
Truck Drivin' Outlaw (Denis Olson)
Truck Drivin' Man (Red Steagall)

Various Artists
Country Shots
Gear Jammin' Greats

Six Days On The Road
Roll On Big Mama
Convoy
Looking At The World Through A Windshield
A Tombstone Every Mile
Widow Maker
I'm A Truck
Truck Driving Man
Truck Drivin' Son-Of-A-Gun

Various Artists
Rig Rock Deluxe

Truck driving man
Will there be big rigs in heaven
Nitro express
Miss Marie and the Bedford Blaze
Truckstop girl
Mother trucker
Lookin' at the world through a windshield
Diesel, diesel, diesel
Wagon of clay
White freight train liner blues
Highway junkie
Semi-truck
Mama was a rock (daddy was a roling stone)
I'm comin' home
Truck drivin' man
Six days on the road

Various Artists
Truckin' On 52 Songs
Disc 1

Six Days On The Road (Dave Dudley)
Teddy Bear (Red Sovine)
Give Me Forty Acres (Willis Brothers)
King Of The Open Road (Red Sovine)
Truck Driver's Prayer (Red Sovine)
> Girl On The Billboard (Del Reeves)
Truck Driver's Queen (Moore & Napier)
The Gear Jammer And The Hobo (Red Sovine & Johnny Bond)
Looking At The World Through A Windshield (Del Reeves)
Movin' On (Mike Lunsford)
18 Wheels Hummin' Home Sweet Home (Mac Wiseman)
Tombstone Every Mile (Charlie Moore)
How Fast Them Trucks Can Go (Claude Gray)
Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun (Red Sovine)
Passing Zone Blues (Coleman Wilson)
40 Miles Of Bad Road (Duane Eddy)
Little Joe (Red Sovine)
Wheels A-Turning (Willis Brothers)

Various Artists
How Fast Them Trucks Can Go

How Fast Them Trucks Can Go
18 Wheels Hummin' Home Sweet Home
Truck Drivin' Son-of-A-gun
Movin' On
A Tombstone Every Mile
Six Days On The Road
Truck Drivin' Buddy
Little Joe


Various Artists
Country World Hits CD 1
Truck Driver Songs

Dave Duddley (Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun)
Charly Walker (Truck Driving Man)
Jimmy Dean (Gotta Travel on)
Billy Walker (Highway Man)
Del Reeves (Girl on the Billboard)
Joe Stampley (Roll on Big Mama)
Chuck Berry (Maybellene)
Charly Walker (Truck Driving Cat with Nine Wives)
Willie Brothers (Give Me Forty Acres (To Turn this Rig)
Dave Duddley (Six Days on the Road)
Charlie Rich (Big Boss Man)
Molly Bee (Big Daddy Gonna Bring it on Home to Mama)
Freddie Wheeler (Road Master)

RED SIMPSON

1. Truck Drivin' Fool
2. The Highway Patrol
3. Nitro Express
4. Roll, Truck, Roll
5. I'm A Truck
6. Motivatin' Man
7. Happy Go Lucky Truck Driver
8. Truck Drivin' Man
9. Six Days On The Road
10. Give Me 40 Acres
11. Truck Driver's Blues 12. Highway Man
13. Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves
14. Born To Be Trucker
15. Johnny Law
16. Jeannie With The Light Brown Cadillac
17. Mini Skirt Minnie
18. Country Western Truck Drivin' Singer
19. Awful Lot To Learn About Truck Drivin'
20. Truckin' Trees For Christmas

Various Artists)
20 Great Truck Drivin' Hits)
On The Road Again)

Six Days On The Road (Dave Dudley)
I'm A Truck (Red Simpson)
Give Me Forty Acres (Willis Brothers)
C.B. Savage (Rod Hart)
Endless Black Ribbon (Tiny Harris)
40 Miles Of Bad Road (Duane Eddy)
Man Behind The Wheel (George Morgan)
How Fast Them Trucks Can Go (Claude Gray)
Widow Maker (Jimmy Martin)
California Turn Arounds (Jack Greene)
Looking At The World Thru A Windshield (Del Reeves)
Gear Jammer & The Hobo (Johnny Bond & Red Sovine)
Roll, Truck, Roll (Red Simpson)
Truck Driver's Queen (Moore 7 Napier)
Passing Zone Blues (Coleman Wilson)
Truck Stop Cutie (Willis Brothers)
Wheres The Truck (Charlie Douglas & Dave Dudley)
Rolaids, Doan's Pills & Preparation H (Dave Dudley)
Jackson (Red Sovine & Jean Shepard)
Convoy (Tommy Hill Music Festival)

Various Artists
Country Hits 1965-78 (2CD)
Disc 2

David Houston (My exclusive dreams)
Dennis Olson (Truck drivin' outlaw)
Red Simpson (Roll truck roll)
Kenny Price (Sheriff of boone county)


Boxcar Willie
Country Greats

Freighline Feaver
Truck Drivn' Man
Phantom 309
Truck Drivn' Son-Of-A-Gun
Six Days On The Road
Teddy Bear
White Line Feaver
Girls On The Billboard
How Fast Them Truck Will Go
Trucker's Prayer
Give Me 40 Acres (To Turn This Rig Around)
Convoy


Commander Cody
Hot Licks, Cold Steel & Trucker's Favorites

Truck Stop Rock
Truck Drivin' Man
Semi-Truck
Looking at the World Through a Windshield
Mama Hated Diesels

Various Artists
Truckin' On 52 Songs

Giddy-Up-Go (Red Sovine)
Giddy-Up-Go Answer (Minnie Pearl)
Truck Drivin' Man (Jimmy Martin)
White Knight (T.H. Music Fest)
Woman Behind The Man Behind The Wheel (Red Sovine)
Endless Black Ribbon (Tiny Harris)
Over Loaded Diesel (Jimmy Griggs)
Phantom 309 (Red Sovine)
Widow Maker (Jimmy Martin)
Diesel Smoke On Danger Road (Willis Brothers)
Truck Driving Buddy (Frankie Miller)
Six Days On the Road (Red Sovine)
Sneakin' Things Across The Border (Harden Trio)
Convoy (T.H. Music Fest)
Pinball Machine (Lonnie Irving)
Freightliner Fever (Red Sovine)
Truck Drivin' Son Of A Gun (Dave Dudley)
Truck Driver's Queen (Willis Brothers)

Various Artists
Road Music
23 Truckin' Hits

Teddy Bear
Six Days on the Road
Girl on the Billboard
Passing Zone Blues
Truck Driving Son of a Gun
Convoy
Give Me Forty Acres
White Knight
Looking at the World Through a Windsheild
Giddyup Go Answer
Truck Drivin' Queen
Giddyup Go
Endless Black Ribbon
C.B. Savage
Truck Drivin Man
Overloaded Diesel
Pinball Machine
Phantom 309
Truck Drivers Prayer
How Fast Them Trucks Can Go
Widowmaker
Little Joe
Freightliner Fever

Various Artists
Trucker Hits

Six days on the road
Eighteen wheels
Girl on the billboard
Phantom 309
Me and old C.B.
Dixie Winds
Truck Driver's Prayer
Diesel smoke Sally
The waitress at Main Street Cafe
Giddy-Up go
The great South State Truck Stop Desaster
The lonesome Truck Driver's Waltz
Soft shoulders, Dangerous curves
Semi-Truck
Truck Drivin'Son of a Gun
Looking at the world through a windshield


Various Artists
(Country World Hits CD 1
(Truck Driver Songs)
Dave Duddley (Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun)
Charly Walker (Truck Driving Man)
Tommy Cash (The Truck Driver
Billy Walker (Highway Man)
Del Reeves (Girl on the Billboard Joe Stampley (Roll on Big Mama)
Chuck Berry (Maybellene)
Charly Walker (Truck Driving Cat with Nine Wives)
Willie Brothers (Give Me Forty Acres To Turn this Rig)
Dave Duddley (Six Days on the Road
Molly Bee (Big Daddy Gonna Bring it on Home to Mama)
Freddie Wheeler (Road Master)

Various Artists
Country World Hits CD 1
Truck Driver Songs

Dave Dudley (Truck Drivin' Son-of-a-Gun
Charly Walker -(Truck Driving Man-)
Billy Walker (Highway Man)

Del Reeves (Girl on the Billboard)

Joe Stampley (Roll on Big Mama)


Charley Walker (Truck Driving Cat with Nine Wives]

Willie Brothers (Give Me Forty Acres (To Turn this Rig Around)

Dave Duddley (Six Days on the Road)


Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
The Very Best of

Lost in the Ozone
Hot Rod Lincoln
Truck Stop Rock
Truck Drivin' Man
Mama Hated Diesels

Dave Dudley
Truck Drivin' Songs

Six Days On The Road
Truck Drivin' Man
A Trucker's Prayer
A Tombstone Every Mile
Roll, Truck, Roll
Give Me Forty Acres
Eastbound And Down
One More Mile
There Ain't No Easy Run
Keep On Truckin'
Asphalt Cowboy
The Last Run


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 01:59 PM

Holy smoking retreads, Gene! That was a comprehensive list. Nobody has mentioned Luxury Liner, done by the International Submarine Band on their Safe at Home album. Gram Parsons was the main figure in the Submarines, and he may have written it. I know there is a version on Emmy Loy Harris' album called Luxury Liner.

"The Luxury Liner, forty tons of steel
No one in the whole wide world gonna tell the way I feel
I've been a long lost soul, for a long long time"


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Subject: Lyr Add: Old Home Fill-'er-Up-An'-Keep-On-...^^
From: Dale Rose
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 02:51 PM

Yeah, COMPREHENSIVE, indeed! Now what is left for the rest of us??

Actually, I have been meaning to lay down a few things about one of my favorites, Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe. This is the song which quite by accident started the whole C. W. McCall thing. In 1972, ad writer Bill Fries created a series of television advertisements for Iowa's Old Home Bread Company. The commercials featured a trucker, C.W. McCall, a driver for Old Home. His girlfriend, Mavis, worked at the Old Home Filler-Up And Keep-On-A-Truckin' Cafe. Chip Davis, who went on to be the founder of Mannheim Steamroller wrote the music.

Since my parents used to live not too far from the Illinois/Iowa line, I got to see quite a few of the commercials which had a continuous story line, and were quite entertaining. They were so popular that people would actually call up the stations that carried them and REQUEST them! It was not until 1974 that Old Home, etc. became a minor hit for Fries, recording as C. W. McCall. Convoy came along as a single in 1976.

The Old Home Cafe is still there in Pisgah, Iowa, so far as I know. Sadly, I don't think there ever was a real Mavis, no more than there ever was a real C. W.

More about Fries/Davis/CW/Mavis/Sloane/Old Home, etc. on this page, including a picture of the lovely Mavis. I used to know the name of the actress who played her, but it is gone now. Maybe it is on the site somewhere.

Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe

Bill Fries, Chip Davis, 1972
From the album Wolf Creek Pass, 1975

Well, Interstate 80, we was cuttin' the fog
Just me an' old Sloan (Old Sloan's my dog)
We had an eighteen-wheeler with ten on the floor and stereo layin' a strip
Now we spied a sign, says "Eat Gas Now"
We decided to whip in and pick up some chow
At the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe

[Chorus]
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin'
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' (a-lookin' for Mavis)
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe

Now we've been every place between here and South Sioux
And we've seen us a truck-stop waitress or two
But this gal's built like a burlap bag full of bobcats:
She's got it to-gether

Well, she filled my tank; I said "Thank you, honey."
Her name was Mavis, I gave her the money
Old Sloan just set there, watchin' and waggin' and wishin'.
I says, "You wait in the truck, boy."

Then I went inside. She says, "What'll it be?"
I says "A cup of your best and a number three."
She come back with an order to go and a quart of hot C and a bone for Sloan.
I said, "Much obliged"; old Sloan gave a bark
I left her a buck and he left his heart
At the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe

[Chorus]
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin'
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin'
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe

Well, Saturday night we was truckin' along
Yeah, me and old Sloan was a-gettin' it on
I said, "Sloan, I've been thinkin' on a-gettin' up my courage, and tonight's the night"
Well, I popped the clutch, gave the tranny a spin
Took the Beebeetown ramp and slid on in
To the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe

[Chorus]
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin'
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' (it never closes)
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe

Well, I got me a stool, took a load off my shoes,
Made Mavis an offer that she couldn't refuse
I says, "How'd ya like to go for a ride with me and old Sloan? I just had my truck warshed."
She allowed as how it sounded like a whole lot of fun
But we was gonna have ta wait until the dishes was done
And was it all right with me if she brought along her mother as a chaperone?
I said, "Why not?"

Well, we geared that tranny into super-low
And the four of us went to see a picture show
Yeah, I took 'em to the drive-in the-a-tre over by Pisgah, to see True Grit
Saw the late, late show; old Sloan hit the sack
And then along about two o'clock I hauled 'em all back
To the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe

[Chorus]
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin'
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin'
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe (eight stools and a promise)
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin'
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin'
Oh, the Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe (they got a real nice place there)


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 03:17 PM

Well, I was at www.cddb.com awhile back
downloading track lists for CDs/LPs/CAS
[to save scanning] and found these
and thought I would pass them on!


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Dale Rose
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 03:30 PM

HEY! On the link I gave above, I just clicked on the picture of Mavis (no I didn't read the story first) expecting a larger version, but what came up was a 1:11 Real Video clip from an Omaha TV station's Saturday late night monster movie show, featuring Mavis between scenes! (Now back to our movie) Near as I can remember from the ads I saw roughly 25 years ago, she is the real thing, though the actual ads would have been a lot more entertaining. Long loading, but worth a look.


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: Harold W
Date: 08 Apr 00 - 11:21 PM

The C. W. McCall Fan site is very good, it reminded me of another project that he did in Ouray, CO that I saw while I was a student at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. Though I digress from the main body of this thread, thank you Dale Rose for the memory.

Ken Johnson


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 12:30 PM

I have been looking without success for two truck drivin' songs that I heard on the same record album in the sixties. The first is called Jacknife, lyric: "Rainy night, blindin' light...Jacknife!" and the second is called Deuce-and-a-Half, lyric:

"I won't forget the year of fifty-four I drove a truck in that Korean War Haulin' soldiers to the front and back In a rig they call the Deuce-and-a-Half".

Does either of these sound familiar to anyone?

TIA, Frank


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: JenEllen
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 06:49 PM

Not to step on any steel-toed boots here, but have you heard the "Driving A Truck" song by Weird Al?
~Elle


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 04 Jul 00 - 12:44 PM

I think Dave Dudley also rocorded JACK-KNIFE

Found this TRACK list at
[www.cddb.com]

Various Artists-Trucker Hits 2

Dave Dudley-Been Around The Horn
John O'Hara-Highway 40 Blues
Jack Livingstone-Trucker's Way Of Life
Ricky Williams-From A Rolls To The Rail
Dave Dudley-Rolling On Your Truck
Buddy Jefferson-King Of The Road
John 'Pete' Moore-Ode To 10-33
Don Michael-Two Car Garage
George Kent-Hardscuffle Road
John 'Pete' Moore-Bringing Little Mary Home
George Pride-Trucker's Lady
Hank Dorston-Gimme 40 Acres
Dave Dudley-Rooster Hill

***David Price-Jack Knife

John 'Pete' Moore-Freightliner Fever
Ricky Williams-Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 09 - 04:29 AM

no one said east bound and down or west bound and down by jerry reed good songs


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST,brdalton
Date: 25 Apr 11 - 03:59 PM

Lawrence Hammond's song "Trucker's Nightmare" from his album "Coyote's Dream" as these lines:
Them ole red veins o a trucker's eyeballs
that's the roadmap of his soul.
Drive a million miles you get a case of the piles
makes you feel like your sittin' on a cactus pole.
But when you been home a week and your ole lady squeeks
cuz your tryin' to downshift her arm in your sleep
you're rollin' down that run called Trucker's Nightmare!

the song also has the lines:

I pray to God and Jimmy Hoffa
"Please, fellas get me offa this rig's
brakes are goin' right down to the floor.

this might be one of the most unusual trucking songs


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: open mike
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 11:53 AM

there is a song called Feather River Turn Around..by Red Simpson or Red Sovine...


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: GUEST,Gene
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 06:49 PM

You can listen to many of the truckin' oldies at:


http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/andysgirl/


G


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: kendall
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 07:39 PM

It Sure as hell aint country. (Mine)


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Subject: RE: Help: Big Rigs, C.B.radios Songs
From: kendall
Date: 26 Apr 11 - 07:47 PM

It Sure as hell aint country is not in the dt, so if you want it pm me.


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