Meet Mr. Honky Tonk

by Charlie Ryan

Released 2012
Mission Control Records
Released 2012
Mission Control Records
More great songs from "Hot Rod Lincoln" author Charlie Ryan
NOTES
Charlie Ryan is not only famous for writing and having the first hit record with "Hot Rod Lincoln", but for writing many other great country and rockabilly songs over the years. Charlie worked with many great artists over the years including Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Johnny Bond, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Asleep at the Wheel and countless other great artists.

This album features a collection of 16 songs from Charlie's personal archives as well as the last songs that Charlie Recorded before his passing in 2008.

Track Notes:

"Meet Mr. Honky Tonk" - Restored from the original tape.

"Tryin' to Walk Away My Blues" - Restored from the original tape.

"Honky Tonk Baby" - Recorded during the fall of 2001 at Mission Control Studios. Charlie Ryan - Guitar/Vocals, Doug Clark - Electric guitar.

"Daddy Can I Night Herd in the Sky" - Restored from the original 78rpm vinely record featuring Charlie's son Joe Ryan, circa 1950.

"Spirit of the Lake" - Recording during the fall of 2001 at Mission Control Studios. Charlie Ryan - Vocals, Karl Bingle - guitars, percussion.

"My Old Home in Sunny Tennessee" - Recorded January 2002 at Mission Control Studios. Charlie Ryan - Guitar & Lead Vocal, Doug Clark - Electric guitar, Ed Myers - Piano, Warren Franz - Bass Guitar, Karl Bingle - Drums, Chris Collins - Backing Vocals.

"Stand Up and Be Counted" - Recorded during the fall of 2001 at Mission Control Studios. Charlie Ryan - Acoustic, Electric Guitars & Lead Vocals, Additional Electric Guitar by Doug Clark.

"Steel Rock" - Restored from the original tape with additional instruments added at Mission Control Studios in January, 2002. Karl Bingle - Drums, Warren Franz - Bass Guitar and Ed Myers - Piano.

"Mountains of Montana" - Restored from the original tape.

"Gypsy Queen" - Recorded during the fall of 2001 at Mission Control Studios. Charlie Ryan - Guitars/Vocals, Doug Clark - Additional Electric Guitar.

"Doggone Doghouse Blues" - Restored from the orginal tape with additional instruments added at Mission Control Studios during the fall of 2001. Karl Bingle - Drums, Warren Franz - Bass Guitar and Ed Myers - Piano.

"Through the Mill" - Restored from the original 45rpm vinyl.

"Glittering Steel" - Restored from the original tape.

"Hank Williams Goodbye" - Restored from the original tape.

"Hot Rod Lincoln" - Restored from the original tape.

"Side Car Cycle" - Restored from the original 45rpm vinyl.

Cover photo from Charlie & Ruthie Ryan's personal photo collection.

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