HAL "LONE PINE" Arc Recordings

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Here is a 37 track collection containing the complete solo recordings of Hal "Lone Pine" on Toronto's Arc label. Originally released as three Arc LPs in the early to mid 60's (Arc 535, 564 and 600) these tracks stand up well against much of his 1950's RCA Victor work. As well as tributes to his home state of Maine, there are tunes in praise of the Canadian maritimes, where Pine had a large following.
Harold Breau (famously, Lenny's dad) was based out of Regina, Saskatchewan when the first of the albums was released. By the time the third album was released he was back in Maine at WABI-TV, Bangor.
It is to be imagined Lenny was present for at least a few of these sessions. Fiddlin' Harold Carter is credited with a fiddle solo on "Devil's Dream", other than that there is no indication of who plays backup on these sides. They generally have a great feel, an interesting mix of traditional old time songs and the more worldly postwar brand of country music.

Originally released as:

Hal "Lone Pine" Sings His All-Time Favorites - Arc 535
More Show Stoppers - Arc 564
Coast of Maine and Other Favourites - Arc 600

Tracks:

1. Prince Edward Island Is Heaven To Me
2. Frankie And Johnny
3. Poor Ole Me
4. Who's Been Here Since I've Been Gone
5. Hannah
6. Lucky, Lucky Someone Else
7. Apple Blossom Time In Annapolis Valley
8. Call Me Up And I'll Come Calling On You
9. Hold Fast To The Right
10. Pretty Blue Eyes
11. One More Time
12. Oh Lonesome Me
13. Pretty As A Queen
14. Alabam
15. Come Back To This Heart Of Mine
16. Down By The Railroad Track
17. Softly And Tenderly
18. Barefoot Boy
19. Foolin' Around
20. Shotgun Boogie
21. Precious Little Baby
22. Down By The Riverside
23. The New Brunswick Song
24. Rattle-Snakin' Daddy
25. Devils Dream (featuring Fiddlin' Harold Carter)
26. A Winding Lane On The Coast Of Maine
27. Walk Me To The Door
28. I Joined The Navy
29. Cattle Call
30. Daddy Gave My Dog Away
31. Time Goes By
32. A Million Years Or So
33. Winter Time In Maine
34. Six Days On The Road
35. Talk Back Trembling Lips
36. Little Ole You
37. Jealous Lover

*download here*

3 comments:

Johnny Royal said...

Thanks for the Lone Pine!!

Regards,
Johnny Royal

J. Doggie Hughes said...

Thanks to Lefty for putting this album up on another site for me.[ I was having trouble downloading it and Lonesome Lefty sorted me out right.]
Great to hear Hal Lone Pine and some real country music from Canada and about The Maritimes.
Keep up the good work and thanks again.

Perley J. said...

The Maritimes?
Hal Lone Pine and his wife Betty Coty, the Prairie Sweetheart mean Bangor, Maine to to me!
Perley J. Thibodeau
New York, New York