Don't Fence Me In (Decca album)

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Don't Fence Me In:
Songs of the Wide Open Spaces
A-559 Don't Fence Me In.jpg
Compilation album by Bing Crosby,
The Andrews Sisters
Released 1946 (1946)
Recorded 1940–1943
Genre Popular, Country
Length 33:56 (original release)
Label Decca
Bing Crosby chronology
Selections from The Bells of St. Mary's
(1946)
Don't Fence Me In:
Songs of the Wide Open Spaces

(1946)
The Happy Prince
(1946)
Andrews Sisters chronology
Don't Fence Me In
(1946)
The Andrews Sisters
(1946)

Don't Fence Me In is a compilation album of phonograph records by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters released in 1946 featuring Country and Western songs. This album contained the enormously popular record "Pistol Packin' Mama", which sold over a million copies and became the first number one hit on the then-new Juke Box Folk Song Records Chart that was later renamed the Hot Country Songs Chart.[1]

Reception[edit]

The original 78rpm album quickly entered the Billboard best-selling popular record albums chart reaching the No. 2 position in April, 1946.[2]

Original track listing[edit]

These previously released songs were featured on a 6-disc, 78 rpm album set, Decca Album No. A-417.[3] The Andrews Sisters appear on Disc 1.

Side / Title Writers Recording date Performed with Time
Disc 1 (23484):
A. "Don't Fence Me In" Cole Porter July 25, 1944 Vic Schoen and His Orchestra 3:04
B. "Pistol Packin' Mama" Al Dexter September 27, 1943 Vic Schoen and His Orchestra 2:59
Disc 2 (18766):
A. "New San Antonio Rose" Bob Wills December 16, 1940 Bob Crosby and His Orchestra 3:14
B. "It Makes No Difference Now" Jimmie Davis, Floyd Tillman December 16, 1940 Bob Crosby and His Orchestra 2:38
Disc 3 (18767):
A. "Be Honest With Me" Gene Autry, Fred Rose May 23, 1941 The John Scott Trotter Eight 2:36
B. "Goodbye, Little Darlin', Goodbye" Johnny Marvin, Gene Autry May 23, 1941 The John Scott Trotter Eight 2:47
Disc 4 (18768):
A. "You Are My Sunshine" Jimmie Davis, Charles Mitchell July 8, 1941 Vic Schoen and His Orchestra 2:33
B. "Ridin' Down the Canyon" Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette July 8, 1941 Vic Schoen and His Orchestra 2:46
Disc 5 (18769):
A. "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" Alvin Pleasant Carter January 18, 1942 Woody Herman and His Woodchoppers 3:11
B. "I Only Want a Buddy, Not a Sweetheart" Eddie Jones December 30, 1940 Victor Young and His Orchestra 2:41
Disc 6 (18770):
A. "Walking the Floor Over You" Ernest Tubb May 27, 1942 Bob Crosby and His Bob Cats 3:08
B. "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine" Jimmie Davis January 26, 1942 Bob Crosby and His Bob Cats 2:19

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Re-issue track listing[edit]

In 1947, another set was released, it excluded two of the songs from the original album. The only design difference is that the text cylinder at the bottom was turned white. You can see the black one on the original album above, these previously released songs were featured on a 4-disc, 78 rpm album set, Decca Album No. A-559.

Disc 1 (23848): "Don't Fence Me In" / "Pistol Packin' Mama"
Disc 2 (23968): "New San Antonio Rose"/ "It Makes No Difference Now"
Disc 3 (23969): "You Are My Sunshine" / "Ridin' Down the Canyon"
Disc 4 (23970): "Walking the Floor Over You" / "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine"

LP track listing[edit]

The 1949 10" LP album issue Decca DL 5063 consisted of eight songs on one 33 1/3 rpm record. All were reissues of earlier recordings:

Side 1
  1. "Don't Fence Me In", recorded July 25, 1944 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
  2. "Pistol Packin' Mama", recorded September 27, 1943 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
  3. "New San Antonio Rose", recorded December 16, 1940 with Bob Crosby and His Orchestra
  4. "It Makes No Difference Now", recorded December 16, 1940 with Bob Crosby and His Orchestra
Side 2
  1. "You Are My Sunshine", recorded July 8, 1941 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
  2. "Ridin' Down the Canyon", recorded July 8, 1941 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
  3. "Walking the Floor Over You", recorded May 27, 1942 with Bob Crosby and His Bob Cats
  4. "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine", recorded January 26, 1942 with Bob Crosby and His Bob Cats

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