The Continuing Story...
The Incredible! Forgotten!! Nashville!!! First Time On CD!!
Possessing a fine set of tonsils and an ear for a great song, Dee Mullins should
have been a country music superstar. But it just never was.
Recording for Shelby Singleton’s Plantation and SSS labels during the twilight of
the 1960s Mullins cut an astounding catalogue of music that is presented here for
the first time on CD.
Perhaps just a little too philosophical and a little too dark for mass consumption “I Am The Grass” burns brightly as an incredible collision of Nashville and Psychedelia. “War Baby” hauntingly chronicles one man’s path to combat amid a century of strife and conflict. Other highlights include the effecting “Texas Tea”, the chilling “The Big Man”, the prisoner’s plea for redemption in “The Next Face I See” and perhaps one of the oddest of seasonal anthems, “Remember Bethlehem”. Mullins’ biggest chart hit was the engaging “answer” song “The Continuing Story Of Harper Valley PTA”, but beyond that lies a rich collection of superb country music.
Collected here are his sole LP, a swathe of rare 45 only cuts, exclusive liner notes and numerous unpublished photos. Welcome to the forgotten Nashville, the intriguing, arresting world of Dee Mullins.
*Imagine George Jones crossed with Henson Cargill! Psychedelic-Honky Tonk! With
liberal helpings of Jerry Kennedy’s “electric sitar” and Pete Drake’s “talking steel
*Remastered 2009 from the original master tapes!
*Deluxe packaging, 24 page full colour booklet with exclusive notes, rare photos etc.
*First release on CD for ALL tracks!
*27 track CD! All original recordings!
1. Texas Tea
2. I Am The Grass
3. Guilt Box
4. California, The Promise Land
5. War Baby
6. Run Willie Run
8. Remember Bethlehem
9. The Next Face I See
10. Parking For Cheaters
11. Irma Jackson (censored)
12. The Continuing Story Of Harper Valley P.T.A
13. Satisfied Old Man
14. The World I’m Living In
15. In A Small Town
16. The Big Man
17. Love Makes The World Go ‘Round (But Money Greases The Wheel)
18. Come On Back (And Be My Love Again)
19. The World’s A Lie
20. I’ve Really Got a Right To Cry
21. Prison Grey
22. Back Where I Began
23. Look Away Mama
24. There Lies The Difference
25. Circle Me
26. Friday's Wine
Tracks 1-16 Produced by Shelby S. Singleton Jr.
for Shelby Singleton International Productions, Inc.
Recorded at Singleton Sound Studios, Nashville, Tennessee 1967-1970 Joe Venneri, Recording Engineer
Licensed from Plantation Records/SSS International/Sun Entertainment Corp.
Tracks 1-16 (P) Sun Entertainment Corp. 1967-1970
Tracks17-18 Produced by Al Klein
Licensed from Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.
Track 23 Produced by Harrison Tyner
Tracks 24 and 26 Produced by Royce G. Clark
Track 25 Produced by Dee Mullins Arranged by Harold Bradley
Track 27 Produced by Gene Evans and Associates Inc.
Tracks 19-27 Licensed from Tony Mullinax and the Estate of Dee Mullins
Executive in charge of CD reissue: David Thrussell
Layout and design: Richard Grant/I+T=R
Remastered 2009 by Simon Polinski at Laundry Goat Studios