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Artist:
Spade Cooley
Title:
Spade Cooley Collection 1945-52 (2CD)
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3308
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
Bandleader and fiddle player Spade Cooley, the self-styled “King Of Western Swing”, was a notoriously colourful character. Working in western movies before leading one of the biggest country orchestras of its kind, he became popular on radio and television, racking up a string of hits in the mid-40s until popular tastes changed. This 54-track 2CD set includes his most famous recording, the No.1 country hit Shame On You along with his other Top 10 country hits A Pair Of Broken Hearts, Iíve Taken All Iím Gonna Take From You, Detour, You Canít Break My Heart and Crazy Cause I Love You. Cooleyís career would end in 1961 when he was arrested and convicted for the brutal murder of his second wife, Ella Mae Evans.