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    The Prisonaires
    Only Believe - Unissued and Rare Vocal Group Recordings CD

    This fascinating CD reveals an unknown chapter in the already implausible - though true - story of the Prisonaires, the prison inmates from Nashville who got onto Sun Records in Memphis in 1953 and whose best-known song, Just Walkin' In The Rain, became an international pop hit for Johnny Ray.
    You'll find eleven astonishing songs from an unissued concert recorded at the Tennessee State Penitentiary. There are also 6 alternative versions of songs recorded for Sun Records.
    Also included are all 11 vocal group tracks by The Solotones and the Marigolds - renamed versions of the Prisonaires led by Johnny Bragg.
    The detailed booklet contains new interviews and insights into the story of the Prisonaires, one of the first R&B vocal groups to record and have hits in the South. It explains the background to the unissued recordings, and contains many rare and fascinating photos and illustrations.


    • 1The Prisonaires : When The Saints Go Marching In
    • 2In The Garden
    • 3Bony Moronie
    • 4Suppertime
    • 5Caldonia
    • 6Gentle Hands
    • 7Just Walkin' In The Rain
    • 8The Boastin' Texan
    • 9Message From Prison Warden Lynn Bomar
    • 10A Prisoner's Prayer
    • 11Only Believe
    • 12Se?or Siskin. The Marigolds : Rollin' Stone
    • 13Why Don't You
    • 14Don't Say Tomorrow
    • 15Rollin' Stone
    • 16Front Page Blues. The Solotones : Pork and Beans
    • 17Two Strangers
    • 18Love You Love You Love You
    • 19Juke Box Rock 'n' Roll
    • 20It's You Darling It's You. The Prisonaires : Baby Please
    • 21What'll You Do Next?
    • 22There Is Love In You
    • 23Rockin' Horse
    • 24Two Strangers
    • 25Lucy You Know I Want You.


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