When I run across some of these media releases, and I choose to feature them, I include the actual press release and additionally I like to write my own thoughts on the subject at hand. Country Rewind Records have released some extraordinary albums in the past on many Country Legends, and Mr. leroy Van Dyke is certainly one of them. This album is equally integral because at 93 years old, he is one of the Legends we still have with us.

The song “Oklahoma Hills” was written by Mr. Woody Guthrie, and originally recorded by Mr. Jack Guthrie. However, due to the fact that Jack Guthrie lived such a short life of 33 years, it didn’t have a chance to gain so much commercial popularity until 1962 when Mr. Hank Thompson recorded the song on his album “Cheyenne Frontier Days”. However, in the 1990’s he released that song on an album called ‘Walk On By”. “If A Woman Answers (Hang Up The Phone) was one of his originally released songs in 1962, and this album also includes many old songs by people like Hank Williams (Jambalaya) and Bob Wills (San Antonio Rose).

A lot of people believe the some “Old Man Mose” was the very first song to implement the word “fuck” in it. It was originally done by Betty Hutton in 1940, and this version here, of course, does not have the cussing in it.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 15, 2022) – Leroy Van Dyke – True Treasures album has been released by Country Rewind Records. Many people remember the Leroy Van Dyke Show and his role as a co-host on the Country Crossroads with legendary DJ Bill Mack for 10 years which aired on WBAP radio syndicated to 800 stations and is a part of radio history.  The exposure brought to his name via the radio and TV shows were instrumental Leroy becoming a household name. Leroy is literally a living piece of country music history and as we all know there are very few of his generation left. 

The project was produced by Paul Martin with Executive Producers Rex Allen, Jr. and Thomas Gramuglia and recorded at Clubhouse Recording Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Additional electric and acoustic guitars, upright bass, keyboards, drums and background vocals were provided by Paul Martin who also served as Engineer and Remix Engineer. Mastering was done by Mick Conley. The project is being distributed by Select-O-Hits in both national and international markets and physical CD’s are available and music is available for streaming and download on all digital music platforms, including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Pandora and more at the Leroy Van Dyke website.

“I thank each and every person on the label, all of whom did masterful work in their respective aspects of this product’s development. The attention to detail and professionalism is superb, and I know our country music fans will treasure it,” expressed LeRoy Van Dyke

“These true unreleased treasures have been skillfully brought up to 21st century standards by producer Paul Martin, for a new generation of country fans and his longtime fans of the past. Leroy has had an amazing musical career that started in 1956 and is still going strong,” shared Executive Producer Thomas Gramuglia.

  1. Walk On By
  2. Oklahoma Hills
  3. Just A State Of Mind
  4. If A Woman Answers (Hang Up The Phone)
  5. San Antonio Rose
  6. You Couldn’t Get My Love Back (If You Tried)
  7. Anytime-Oh Lonesome Me (Medley)
  8. Be A Good Girl (Til I Get Back In Town)
  9. I’ve Never Been Loved
  10. Jambalaya
  11. The Other Boys Are Talking
  12. The Last Letter
  13. The Auctioneer
  14. Big, Wide Wonderful World Of Country Music
  15. Ol’ Man Mose

This unique album includes a stellar rendition of “The Auctioneer” and “Walk On By” along with many more great songs. These recordings were made exclusively for radio airplay and were never previously commercially available – until now. Long thought to be lost, the original master tapes were “rescued” by executive producer and president of Country Rewind Records, Thomas Gramuglia, and placed in the experienced hands of producer Paul Martin, who skillfully brought the recordings up to twenty-first century standards of audio quality.

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