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Red Foley  Peace in the Valley  Steal Away
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ONE BY ONE by RED FOLEY & KITTY WELLS
ONE BY ONE by RED FOLEY & KITTY WELLS
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Red Foley   Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy
Red Foley Chattanoogie Shoeshine Boy
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Red Foley - Freight Train Boogie
Red Foley - Freight Train Boogie
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SMOKE ON THE WATER  by RED FOLEY (1944)
SMOKE ON THE WATER by RED FOLEY (1944)
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78s - Peace In The Valley - Red Foley
78s - Peace In The Valley - Red Foley
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Beyond The Sunset - Red Foley & The Anita Kerr Singers
Beyond The Sunset - Red Foley & The Anita Kerr Singers
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Old Shep by Red Foley with Lyrics
Old Shep by Red Foley with Lyrics
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Hot Rod Race - Red Foley
Hot Rod Race - Red Foley
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Red Foley   Peace In The Valley
Red Foley Peace In The Valley
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I Was With Red Foley The Night He Passed Away-Hank Williams Jr
I Was With Red Foley The Night He Passed Away-Hank Williams Jr
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Red Foley "Tennessee Border" with Thumbs Carlille on guitar!
Red Foley "Tennessee Border" with Thumbs Carlille on guitar!
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Red Foley - Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy
Red Foley - Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy
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Red Foley- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Red Foley- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
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Salty Dog Rag-Red Foley
Salty Dog Rag-Red Foley
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Red Foley- Tennessee Border
Red Foley- Tennessee Border
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Red Foley & Ernest Tubb : You
Red Foley & Ernest Tubb : You're a Real Good Friend.
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Ernest Tubb & Red Foley - Goodnight Irene
Ernest Tubb & Red Foley - Goodnight Irene
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Kitty Wells & Red Foley- You & Me
Kitty Wells & Red Foley- You & Me
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Steal Away-Red Foley
Steal Away-Red Foley
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1950 HITS ARCHIVE: Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley (a #1 record)
1950 HITS ARCHIVE: Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley (a #1 record)
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Red Foley and Kitty Wells, "As Long as I Live"
Red Foley and Kitty Wells, "As Long as I Live"
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JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE RED FOLEY
JUST A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE RED FOLEY
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RED FOLEY RELIGIOUS MUSIC
RED FOLEY RELIGIOUS MUSIC
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Red Foley --- The Church In The Wildwood
Red Foley --- The Church In The Wildwood
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PEACE IN THE VALLEY RED FOLEY
PEACE IN THE VALLEY RED FOLEY
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"Alabama Jubilee"- RED FOLEY
"Alabama Jubilee"- RED FOLEY
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Kitty Wells & Red Foley,A Stranger In My Own Home,1954
Kitty Wells & Red Foley,A Stranger In My Own Home,1954
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MIDNIGHT by Red Foley - 1951
MIDNIGHT by Red Foley - 1951
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SUGARFOOT RAG by Red Foley 1949
SUGARFOOT RAG by Red Foley 1949
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Red Foley Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy (with lyrics)
Red Foley Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy (with lyrics)
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Red Foley - Tennessee Saturday Night (Live)
Red Foley - Tennessee Saturday Night (Live)
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Red Foley - Hearts Of Stone
Red Foley - Hearts Of Stone
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Red Foley. Smoke On The Water (Decca 6102, 1944)
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1950 HITS ARCHIVE: M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I - Red Foley
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Red Foley -- Shake a Hand
Red Foley -- Shake a Hand
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1282 Red Foley - Peace In The Valley
1282 Red Foley - Peace In The Valley
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RED FOLEY OZARK JUBILEE PEACE IN THE VALLEY
RED FOLEY OZARK JUBILEE PEACE IN THE VALLEY
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Red Foley - Sugarfoot Rag (Ozark Jubilee)
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Red Foley Sugarfoot Rag
Red Foley Sugarfoot Rag
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Old Shep  - Red Foley
Old Shep - Red Foley
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Freight Train Boogie - Red Foley
Freight Train Boogie - Red Foley
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Cincinatti Dancing Pig by Red Foley c1950
Cincinatti Dancing Pig by Red Foley c1950
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Kitty Wells & Red Foley - One by One
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Red Foley - Midnight - Country Music Experience
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1264 Red Foley - Someone To Care
1264 Red Foley - Someone To Care
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Red Foley and Betty Foley Satisfied Mind
Red Foley and Betty Foley Satisfied Mind
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Red Foley -- Salty Dog Rag
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Red Foley
Clyde J Foley.jpg
Top Talent publicity photo ca. 1955
Background information
Birth name Clyde Julian Foley
Also known as Mr. Country Music
Born (1910-06-17)June 17, 1910
Origin Blue Lick, Kentucky, United States
Died September 19, 1968(1968-09-19) (aged 58)
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Genres country, gospel, rockabilly, boogie, rhythm and blues
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter, musician, radio and TV host, actor
Instruments guitar, banjo
Years active 1930–1968
Labels Conqueror, Melotone, Decca
Associated acts The Cumberland Valley Boys
The Sunshine Boys
Ernest Tubb
Kitty Wells
Website Red Foley's official website

Clyde Julian Foley (June 17, 1910 – September 19, 1968), known professionally as Red Foley, was an American singer, musician, and radio and TV personality who made a major contribution to the growth of country music after World War II.

For more than two decades, Foley was one of the biggest stars of the genre, selling more than 25 million records. His 1951 hit, "Peace in the Valley", was among the first million-selling gospel records. A Grand Ole Opry veteran until his death, Foley also hosted the first popular country music series on network television, Ozark Jubilee, from 1955 to 1960.

He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, which called him "one of the most versatile and moving performers of all time" and "a giant influence during the formative years of contemporary Country music."

Biography[edit]

Foley was born June 17, 1910 on a 24-acre (97,000 m2) farm in Blue Lick, Kentucky, grew up in nearby Berea, and gained the nickname Red for his hair color. He was born into a musical family; and by the time he was nine, was giving impromptu concerts at his father's general store, playing French harp, piano, banjo, trombone, harmonica and guitar. At 17, he won first prize in a statewide talent show. He graduated from Berea High School, and later worked as a $2-a-show usher and singer at a theater in Covington, Kentucky.

Early radio and recording career[edit]

In 1930, as a freshman at Georgetown College, Foley was chosen by a talent scout from Chicago's WLS-AM to sing with producer John Lair's Cumberland Ridge Runners, the house band on National Barn Dance. His first single, "Life is Good Enough for Me/Lonesome Cowboy", was released in June 1933 on the Melotone label. In 1937 he returned to Kentucky with Lair to help establish the Renfro Valley Barn Dance stage and radio show near Mt. Vernon in 1939, performing everything from ballads to boogie-woogie to blues.

Foley ca. 1942

In late 1939, Foley became the first country artist to host a network radio program, NBC's Avalon Time (co-hosted by Red Skelton), and he performed extensively at theaters, clubs and fairs. He then returned for another seven-year stint with National Barn Dance.

In 1941, the same year he made his first of only two film appearances (portraying himself) with Tex Ritter in the Western, The Pioneers, Foley signed a lifetime contract with Decca Records. He also released "Old Shep" in 1941, a song he wrote with Arthur Willis in 1933 about a dog he owned as a boy (in reality, his German shepherd, poisoned by a neighbor, was named Hoover). The song, later recorded by many artists including Hank Snow and Elvis Presley, became a country classic.[1] His controversial patriotic 1944 single, "Smoke on the Water", topped the folk records chart for 13 consecutive weeks, and on January 17, 1945, Foley was the first country performer to record in Nashville, Tennessee. During the session at WSM-AM's Studio B, he recorded "Tennessee Saturday Night", "Blues in the Heart" and "Tennessee Border". He soon became known for such songs as "The Death of Floyd Collins" and "The Sinking of the Titanic".[2] He moved to Nashville in 1946 and was briefly a member of the Brown's Ferry Four, recording "Jesus Hold My Hand" and "I'll Meet You in the Morning".

Mr. Country Music[edit]

In April 1946, Foley signed on to emcee and perform on The Prince Albert Show, the segment of the Grand Ole Opry carried on NBC Radio. During the next eight years he established himself as one of the most respected and versatile performers in country music. He acted as master of ceremonies, the straight man for Opry comedians Rod Brasfield and Minnie Pearl, and proved himself a vocalist who could handle all types of material.[1] His popularity was credited with establishing the Opry as America's top country music radio show. In 1949, Foley was part of the Opry's first European tour, visiting U.S. military bases in England, West Germany and the Azores, with Brasfield, Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Little Jimmy Dickens, Hank Williams and others.[3]

Foley began recording with his backing group, the Cumberland Valley Boys, in 1947. He recorded seven top five hits with the group between 1947 and 1949, including a No. 1 single, "New Jolie Blonde (New Pretty Blonde)" (a cover of a 1946 Moon Mullican hit), and the country boogie anthem "Tennessee Saturday Night", a chart-topper in 1948. In 1950, he had three million-sellers: "Just a Closer Walk with Thee", "Steal Away" (recorded by Hank Williams as "The Funeral"), and a solo version of the song that became his trademark, "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy". Featuring guitarist Grady Martin, it stayed at No. 1 on Billboard's country chart for 13 weeks and hit the pop chart as well.

In April 1951, Foley was pleased when the popular Andrews Sisters (Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne) flew from Hollywood to Nashville to join him for a two-day recording session, both acts hoping to repeat the previous successes that the sisters enjoyed when they teamed with Burl Ives in 1947 and Ernest Tubb in 1949, producing both folk and country hits. While the results proved to be less popular, the ten tunes recorded were vocally well-executed and received a good deal of play on the country radio stations. The songs included the rhythmic "Satins and Lace," the rockabilly-flavored novelty "Where Is Your Wandering Mother Tonight?," a very slow rendering of the forlorn hillbilly classic "Bury Me Beneath the Willow," two duets by Foley and Patty Andrews, and two country gospel favorites: "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)" and "He Bought My Soul at Calvary."[4]

In 1951, Foley's second wife, Judy Martin, took her own life. To devote more time to his family in Nashville, he cut back on performing but continued to release hits in a variety of styles, including rockabilly and rhythm and blues. His 1951 hit, "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (for Me)" backed by the Sunshine Boys quartet, was one of the first gospel music records to sell one million copies. He also released his first LP that year, Souvenir Album (Decca DL-5303).

Foley's manager was Jim McConnell and "Dub" Albritton was his personal appearances manager. Starting in 1951, he hosted The Red Foley Show on Saturday afternoons on NBC Radio from Nashville (moving to ABC Radio and Springfield, Missouri from 1956 to 1961) sponsored by Dow Chemical. On November 21, 1953, he was one of the first eight singers named to Billboard magazine's Honor Roll of Country and Western artists, "named by the disk jockeys of America as an all-time great of country & western music."[5]

Foley never lost his love for country music and, unlike Eddy Arnold, never sought success as a pop artist, even though many of his recordings made the pop charts.[1] Other hits included "Sugarfoot Rag", "Cincinnati Dancing Pig" and "Birmingham Bounce", which stayed at No. 1 for 14 weeks. Foley's success with the song prompted 21 cover versions. "One By One", a duet with Kitty Wells, hit No. 1 in 1954 and stayed on the charts for 41 weeks. He also recorded with Ernest Tubb (with whom he maintained a fictitious on-air "feud"), the Dixie Dons, the Anita Kerr Singers, Rosetta Tharpe, Evelyn Knight and the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. Known by then as Mr. Country Music and America's Favorite Country Gentleman, critics dubbed him the "barnyard Bing Crosby."[6]

Television career[edit]

Foley in Springfield, Missouri, ca. 1956

After several years in virtual retirement, Foley moved to Springfield, Missouri in July 1954 after music executive Si Siman convinced him to host Ozark Jubilee on ABC-TV and radio. The deal was made over a bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey at the Andrew Jackson Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.[7] Foley struggled with alcohol,[8] which according to Maxine Brown, "was a well-kept secret among all the entertainers because we loved him so much."[9]

In 1955, an official act of the Oklahoma Legislature honored him as the artist who has "contributed with humility and reverence more than any other person to perpetuate the music so deeply embedded in the hearts of the American people."[10] That same year, he was credited with discovering 11-year-old Brenda Lee, who became a Jubilee regular. On the October 4, 1956 program, Decca executives presented him with a gold record for "Peace in the Valley".[11] The Jubilee ran for nearly six years and further cemented Foley's fame, but was canceled partly because of federal income tax evasion charges pending against him in 1960. His first trial that fall ended with a hung jury, but on April 23, 1961, he was quickly acquitted.[12]

From 1954 to 1955, Foley recorded a number of transcriptions for RadiOzark Enterprises in Springfield with his band of Tommy Jackson on fiddle, Grady Martin on guitar, steel guitarist Bud Isaacs, guitarist Jimmie Selph, Bob Moore on bass and Billy Burke on accordion.

On April 25, 1956, he appeared on ABC's Masquerade Party as Little Red Riding Hood, and made a guest appearance the next day on CBS' Strike it Rich.[13] He appeared on ABC's The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom, a 1957–1960 program hosted by his son-in-law Pat Boone. On February 22, 1960, he appeared on Tonight Starring Jack Paar.[14] In the summer of 1961, Foley appeared twice on NBC-TV's Five Star Jubilee and made 58 appearances at 22 state fairs with Boob Brasfield.[15] He moved to Los Angeles, California, and from 1962 to 1963 played Fess Parker's Uncle Cooter on Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, an ABC-TV sitcom. In 1963, he returned to Nashville and performed and toured with the Grand Ole Opry. He appeared in the 1966 film musical, Sing a Song, for Heaven's Sake, and was a guest on The Joey Bishop Show on August 24, 1967.

Foley was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967 (the first Kentuckian and one of only six then-living inductees), which honored him as "one of the most versatile and moving performers of all time" and "a giant influence during the formative years of contemporary Country music and today a timeless legend."

Death[edit]

On September 19, 1968, Foley appeared in two Opry performances in Fort Wayne, Indiana sponsored by the local Sheriff's Posse[16] that included Billy Walker and 19-year-old Hank Williams, Jr., son of his long-time friend Hank Williams. Before the second show, according to Walker, Foley came to his dressing room and Walker shared his faith in Christ: Foley said, "Do you think God could ever forgive a sinner like me?" He began to tell me all the rotten things he had done in his life, and I looked him in the face and said, "Red, if God can forgive me, He can forgive you." I prayed with Red. He went out, and the last song he sang was "Peace in the Valley." He came over to side of the stage and said, 'Billy, I've never sung that song and feel the way I do tonight.'[17] Foley suffered respiratory failure that night and died in his sleep, prompting Hank Williams, Jr. to write and record (as Luke the Drifter, Jr.) I Was With Red Foley (The Night He Passed Away). According to the song, which charted that November, his last words were, "I’m awful tired now, Hank. I’ve got to go to bed." Foley had sung "Peace In The Valley" at Hank Sr.'s funeral. Foley was interred in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville.

Family[edit]

Foley had an older brother, Clarence "Cotton" Foley (1903–1988), who in 1939, along with brother Red, John Lair, and Whitey Ford, co-founded the Renfro Valley Barn Dance in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.

After his first wife Axie Pauline Cox died giving birth to their daughter Betty, he married Eva Alaine Overstake on August 9, 1933. Known during her solo career as Judy Martin, she was one of the Three Little Maids on National Barn Dance and a sister of country music songwriter Jenny Lou Carson. Their daughters were Shirley Lee (Boone), Julie Ann (Neely), and Jenny Lou (Pankratz), and they recorded with their parents on Decca as the Little Foleys. Shirley Lee Foley married actor-singer Pat Boone in 1953. Their daughters are Cheryl Lynn, Linda Lee, Laura Gene and country and Christian music singer Debby Boone. On November 17, 1951, Overstake committed suicide. On December 17, 1952, Foley announced in Nashville that he had secretly married his third wife, radio and TV entertainer Sally Sweet, on October 28 in Iuka, Mississippi.[18] That spring he had settled out-of-court with Sweet's former husband, Nashville music publisher Frank B. Kelton, who had sued him in April for $100,000 for alienation of affection.[19]

Betty Foley's son is country music performer Clyde Foley Cummins. Betty (1933–1990) was married to Bentley Cummins in 1948 and aside from their son Clyde, had two other children, Charlotte Jean and Patrick Bentley.

Legacy[edit]

Foley was an inspiration to rock 'n' roll, in particular Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, who both covered many of his songs. His country boogie material was a clear precursor of the style.

Foley has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for his recording career at, 6225 Hollywood Blvd. and one for his television career, at 6300 Hollywood Blvd. On June 10, 2003, a Kentucky State historical marker (No. 2114) was placed at Foley's boyhood home in Berea.

In 2002, he was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, where his corncob pipe is on display. In 2006, his 1951 version of "Peace in the Valley" was entered into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.[20]

In 1970, Berea College established the Red Foley Memorial Music Award. Initiated by his long-time friend and colleague Si Siman, the annual award is presented to talented Berea College students in recognition of their musical contributions to the campus community. It is intended to promote the music associated with Foley’s career, such as folk, country, bluegrass, gospel and popular music.

A dance to Foley's song, "The Salty Dog Rag", has been traditional at Dartmouth College since 1972, where it is taught to freshman during orientation.[21][22] Cumberland Falls State Park, in Corbin, Kentucky, near Foley's hometown of Berea, has been playing the song with an accompanying dance at its square dance nights since at least the mid-1970s.

The Rooks Van Dellen Residence Hall at Calvin College has an annual celebration of Red Foley Day in mid-November. The celebration began in 1968 when a few students from the hall heard a radio announcer say, "Red Foley was a great country music singer, too bad no one will ever remember him." The day has been celebrated (with a few lapses) to remember Foley ever since.[23][24]

Foley Middle School, located in Berea near Foley's boyhood home, opened in 1978 and educates students in southern Madison County in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The school retains a large collection of personal items once owned by Foley on display in the library. The collection was donated by members of his family.

Red Foley Court is among several streets in Nixa, Missouri named for performers on Ozark Jubilee, and Red Foley Road is in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, north of Renfro Valley.[25]

In 2009, singer/songwriter James Power released a song based on Foley's second wife, Eva Overstake (aka Judy Martin), entitled "A Cowgirl's Suicide" on YouTube.[26] The song was featured in the independent film Laid Off by director John Launchi.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US Country Label
1951 Red Foley Souvenir Album Decca
1953 A Tribute to Jimmie Rodgers
Sing a Song of Christmas
1954 Lift Up Your Voice
1955 Beyond the Sunset
1956 Red and Ernie, Vol. 1 (with Ernest Tubb)
Red and Ernie, Vol. 2 (with Ernest Tubb)
1958 Red Foley's Dickies Souvenir Album
I Believe
He Walks with Thee
Beyond the Sunset
My Keepsake Album
1959 Let's All Sing with Red Foley
1961 Rockin' Chair
Company's Comin'
Songs of Devotion
1962 Dear Hearts and Gentle People
Life's Railroad to Heaven
Hang Your Head in Shame
1963 The Red Foley Show
Rock of Ages
1964 The Red Foley Story
1965 I'm Bound for the Kingdom
Songs Everybody Knows
1967 Songs for the Soul
Together Again (with Kitty Wells) 24
1969 I Believe

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions
US Country US
1944 "Smoke on the Water" 1 7
"There's a Blue Star Shining Bright (In a Window Tonight)" 5
1945 "Hang Your Head in Shame" 4
"I'll Never Let You Worry My Mind" 5
"Shame on You" (with Lawrence Welk) 1 13
"At Mail Call Today" (with Lawrence Welk) 3
1946 "Harriet" (with Roy Ross & His Ramblers) 4
"Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?" (with Roy Ross & His Ramblers) 5
1947 "That's How Much I Love You" (Red Foley and The Cumberland Valley Boys) 4
"New Jolie Blonde (New Pretty Blonde)" (Red Foley and The Cumberland Valley Boys) 1
"Freight Train Boogie" (Red Foley and The Cumberland Valley Boys) 5
"Never Trust a Woman" (Red Foley and The Cumberland Valley Boys) 2
1948 "Tennessee Saturday Night" (Red Foley and The Cumberland Valley Boys) 1
1949 "Candy Kisses" 4
"Tennessee Border" 3
"Blues in My Heart" (with Cumberland Valley Boys) 15
"Tennessee Polka" 4
"I'm Throwing Rice (At the Girl I Love)" 11
"Two Cents, Three Eggs and a Postcard" 8
"Sunday Down in Tennessee" 3
"Tennessee Border No. 2" (with Ernest Tubb) 2
1950 "I Gotta Have My Baby Back" 10
"Careless Kisses" 8
"Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" 1 1
"Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age" (with Ernest Tubb) 7
"Sugarfoot Rag" 4 24
"Steal Away" 9
"Birmingham Bounce" 1 14
"Choc'late Ice Cream Cone" (with The Dixie Dons) 5
"Mississippi" (with The Dixie Dons) 1 22
"Just a Closer Walk with Thee" (with The Jordanaires) 9
"Goodnight Irene" (with Ernest Tubb) 1 10
"Hillbilly Fever No. 2" (with Ernest Tubb) 9
"Cincinnati Dancing Pig" 2 7
"Our Lady of Fatima" 8 16
1951 "My Heart Cries for You" (with Evelyn Knight) 6 28
"Hot Rod Race" 7
"Hobo Boogie" 8
"The Strange Little Girl" (with Ernest Tubb & Anita Kerr Singers) 9
"(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)" (with The Sunshine Boys Quartet) 5
"Alabama Jubilee" (with The Nashville Dixielanders) Yellen & Cobb 3 28
1952 "Too Old to Cut the Mustard" (with Ernest Tubb) 5
"Milk Bucket Boogie" 8
"Salty Dog Rag" 8
"Midnight" 1
1953 "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" 8 25
"Hot Toddy" 6
"No Help Wanted No. 2" (with Ernest Tubb) 7
"Slaves of a Hopeless Love Affair" 8
"Shake a Hand" (with Anita Kerr Singers) 6
"Put Christ Back Into Christmas" 23
1954 "As Far as I'm Concerned" (with Betty Foley) 8
"Jilted" 7
"One by One" (with Kitty Wells) 1
"I'm a Stranger in My Home" (with Kitty Wells) 12
1955 "Hearts of Stone" (with Anita Kerr Singers) 4
"As Long as I Live" (with Kitty Wells) 3
"Make Believe ('Til We Can Make It Come True)" (with Kitty Wells) 6
"A Satisfied Mind" (with Betty Foley) 3
1956 "You and Me" (with Kitty Wells) 3
"No One but You" (with Kitty Wells) flip
1959 "Travelin' Man" 29
1967 "Happiness Means You" (with Kitty Wells) 43
"Hello Number One" (with Kitty Wells) 60
"Living as Strangers" (with Kitty Wells) 63
1969 "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?" (with Kitty Wells) 74

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Red Foley Fans Tribute". myspace.com. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  2. ^ The Associated Press (September 21, 1968) "Red Foley Dead; Country Singer", The New York Times, p. 33
  3. ^ "History of the Opry". Grand Ole Opry. Gaylord Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  4. ^ Sforza, John: "Swing It! The Andrews Sisters Story;" University Press of Kentucky, 2000; 289 pages
  5. ^ "Honor Roll of C&W Artists" (December 5, 1953) The Billboard, p. 48
  6. ^ Dessauer, Phil "Springfield, Mo.-Radio City of Country Music" (April, 1957), Coronet, p. 154
  7. ^ Sylvester, Ron "100 Ozarkers: 'Si' Siman Impacted Country Music" (October 10, 1999), "Progress," Springfield News-Leader, p. 8H
  8. ^ Spears-Stewart, Rita (1993). Remembering the Ozark Jubilee. Stewart, Dillbeck & White Productions. ISBN 0-9638648-0-7. , p. 13
  9. ^ Brown, Maxine (2005). Looking Back to See: A Country Music Memoir. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1-55728-790-2. 
  10. ^ Sachs, Bill (May 21, 1955) The Billboard, p. 37
  11. ^ Sachs, Bill "Folk Talent & Tunes" (September 22, 1956) The Billboard, p. 71.
  12. ^ "Foley Acquitted Of Tax Evasion" (April 23, 1961), Springfield Leader & Press, p. A1
  13. ^ Sachs, Bill "Folk Talent & Tunes" (April 28, 1956) The Billboard, p. 58.
  14. ^ "Talent on the Road" (February 22, 1960), The Billboard, p. 53.
  15. ^ "Red Foley Set on 58 Fair Dates" (July 3, 1961), Billboard, p. 9
  16. ^ "Red Foley, a Country Great, is Found Dead" September 1968 Billboard
  17. ^ "In Memory of Billy Walker". The estate of Billy Walker. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  18. ^ AP Wirephoto pc406124tsn caption "Secretly Married", (December 17, 1952)
  19. ^ "'Red' Foley Weds" (December 17, 1952) Danville, Va. Bee, p. B9
  20. ^ The National Recording Registry 2006
  21. ^ Dartmouth Class of 2010: Traditions
  22. ^ Dartmouth Salty Dog Rag Video
  23. ^ Calvin College Red Foley Day
  24. ^ "Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  25. ^ "Google Maps". Google, Inc. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  26. ^ A Cowgirl's Suicide on YouTube dedicated to Red Foley's wife Eva Overstake.

References[edit]

  • The Associated Press (September 21, 1968) "Red Foley Dead; Country Singer", The New York Times, p. 33
  • Brown, Maxine (2005). Looking Back to See: A Country Music Memoir. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1-55728-790-2. 
  • "Foley Acquitted Of Tax Evasion" (April 23, 1961), Springfield Leader & Press, p. A1
  • "Honor Roll of C&W Artists" (December 5, 1953) The Billboard, p. 48
  • The Ozark Jubilee starring Red Foley (1956), RadiOzark Enterprises, Inc.
  • "Red Foley Set on 58 Fair Dates" (July 3, 1961), Billboard, p. 9
  • "The Red Foley Story" (March, 1955), Country & Western Jamboree
  • "Red Foley Fans Tribute". myspace.com. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  • Rumble, John (1998). "Red Foley". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 176.
  • Spears-Stewart, Rita (1993). Remembering the Ozark Jubilee. Stewart, Dillbeck & White Productions. ISBN 0-9638648-0-7. 

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