Stewart Box Set Feedback
others have said about the box set...
"The boxed set arrived today, okay. Thank you so
much. It seemed like forever from when I first heard
about the release a few years ago until today. I
can't wait to set down and listen to all of it. I can
still remember where I was when I first heard
"Keeper of the Key" on the radio."
"I got the 10-CD Box Set of WYNN STEWART
I put the first two CDs in my car, but couldn't get
past the sixth cut on the first CD. "You Took
Her Off My Hands" has been one of my all-time
favorite Country Songs ever and I just can't get
passed that cut. I keep hitting the replay button
(about 20 times so far) while on my way to work this
afternoon. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
When I think of all the GREAT songs he has recorded,
that song is one of my all-time favorites. When I met
him in Milwaukee in 1968, I told him that
"Another Day, Another Dollar" was my
favorite of his even though he had "Sha
Marie" and "It's Such a Pretty World
Today" as his big hits."
"Of the first five songs, I really like
"Throw a Little Wood on the Fire" and
"After All" especially. Hard to believe
they didn't think enough of it to release it. But
then I'm a little bit biased. After listening to it,
it had a little Hank Williams flavor to it. I could
imagine him singing some of Ol' Hank's songs. Even
back then, his style was so distinctive and all his
I can't thank you enough for sending it along and
Bear Family Records for putting the whole catalog
together. I thought I died and went to heaven with I
got the 2-LP set way back when. This beats
everything. Christmas came in July today. Thank You!
Thank You! Thank You!"
"I am letting you know we got the box set today,
we are so very pleased it finally got here. This will
make my husbands day!! We are overjoyed to be able to
have this and to be one of the first ten to order it.
Isn't the internet wonderful? We would probably never
known about this if we didn't have this computer. The
state of Maine is last to recieve anything new. I
hope the next step will be the Hall of Fame for Wynn,
it's long overdo. Thanks for being so prompt."
"Many thanks for your prompt attention. I have
received the set and am currently listening to CD3.
The biography is great - even though it is a hard
criticism of Wynn at times. I just ponder on the fate
that makes one singer very popular (Buck) and another
just doesn't quite get there. You are to be
congratulated on a great set, which I will much enjoy
for years to come."
"My Wynn Stewart box set arrived today and I'm
thrilled. I've been waiting years for this, even
though I have quite an extensive collection of his
"The boxed set came today and my husband
listened to disk one before he had to leave. He said,
"As far as I'm concerned, we've already got our
money's worth". I have to agree. I have
continued on without him, and disk two is great! I
can hear the development of his style through the
years. There are some beautiful songs on here, and we
haven't even gotten to the songs I can remember and
loved. Thanks for this labor of love."
"Hey, Wren, received the box set and am
listening to it NOW. Love it. Thank you, it was long
overdue. Now, hope for landslide sales."
"WE RECEIVED THE BOX SET AND IT IS JUST
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JOB WELL DONE. I JUST
ORDERED ANOTHER ONE FOR OUR DAUGHTER FOR A BIRTHDAY
"I received it yesterday and I have listened to
the first 3 disks. AWESOME is the word to use I
think. Your dad was a terrffic singer what a voice
"I received my boxed set on 08/04/00 and have
been duely impresed since I opened the package. I
must say that after hearing the second CD 40 years
just seemed to slip away and I was young kid again
living in California. So far the second CD is the one
that has really hit home with the songs that I
recall. I must admit that I have only listed to the
first 4 CD's and am taking my time to go through
them. They sure do bring back a lot of memories. It
is great to hear Ralph Mooney at his best and I knew
that it was Buck singing some backup even before I
read the book. Roy Nicholes was one of the greatest
guitar players ever , only a few artists ever get a
band such as your father had.
I feel very honored to have such a collection of
music and to hear the old "West Coast
Sound" is sure better that what comes out of
"Well, I've finally worked my way through all 10
CD's (I think!), and I have to tell you, it is just
marvelous - a collection to be treasured. Up til now
my Wynn Stewart collection consisted of the Challenge
and Wrangler LP's plus the first four Capitol LP's,
and, of course, the California Country CD. Except for
"Keeper Of The Key", I hadn't heard any of
Wynn's Intro or Capitol recordings from the 50's -
and wow, they sure are great. His 1957 version of
"Sweethearts In Heaven" is terrific - as
good, or better, than the one by Buck Owens and Rose
Maddox. Too bad it was never released - I'm sure it
would have been a big hit. I was also amazed at the
steel guitar on "Hungry Heart" - I didn't
think Ralph Mooney played that way as early as 1958.
And the instrumental of "Orange Blossom
Special" on Disc 4 is the best version I've ever
The booklet was very informative with all the
wonderful photos. I love the way Bear Family does the
discographies, with the session locations, musicians,
etc. I was surprised to learn that "It's Such A
Pretty World Today" was recorded in Nashville,
and that Jimmie Collins played steel rather than
Ralph Mooney. It sounded a lot like Ralph, but then I
guess a lot of steel players were imitating Ralph in
"I received the boxed set today. This is the
best money I've spent since I bought the Darrell
McCall boxed set a few years back. Thank you for your
efforts in this project."
"I got the package in this afternoon's mail and
have opened it and have played JUST CD 1. All I can
say as a loooong time Wynn Stewart fan is thank you,
thank you, thank you. I am sure the boxed set will
not only renew "old memorys" of songs, but
as I can already see, there is a wealth of stuff I
have never heard. This tribute to one of the
unrecognized greats is long overdue."
"I received the set today and I love it.
Consider me a happy fan and would willingly tell
anyone how wonderful this music is. "
"Thanks so much for the box set! I am a big west
coast honky tonk fan and this has exceeded my very
high expectations. I really appreciate the fact that
you have included EVERYTHING Wynn recorded. The West
Coast sound is not complete without this set. "
"Thanks very much! Received the box set last
Thursday and we're enjoying the music. Great voice,
great music and a great biography booklet, what else
can one ask for! We have most of Wynn's albums &
45's but didn't know that he had so many other songs
that we have not heard before. "
"I received my box set a couple of weeks ago and
have listened to all of it. The entire collection
shines throughout. It's been about fifteen years
since I first heard "Wishful Thinking" on a
Berkeley college radio station which prompted me to
hit the record stores in search of the tune. I
finally found the album in a used record shop
and continued to search for more of this man's
music whenever I had the chance. I really can't think
of a better singer than Wynn Stewart. His phrasing
was absolutely incredible. These sleeveless,
over digitally produced "hat acts" out in
Nashville would do well to take lessons, volumes 1-10
in this collection, so they can learn what country
music sounds like. Then maybe we can turn on our
radios again. Until then I guess it's just wishful
thinkin. Thanks so much!
Steve and Paula
Prescott, AZ. "
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