Doug Kershaw ‎– Anthology: Rare Masters 1958-1969

Goldenlane Records ‎– CLO 0109
2 × CD, Album


Disc 1: Full Band Demos
1-1 Doug Kershaw Big Mighty Man
1-2 Doug Kershaw Didn't You Hear Me
1-3 Doug & Rusty* Fais Do Do
1-4 Doug & Rusty* Two Out Of Three
1-5 Doug & Rusty* Mary Lou
1-6 Doug Kershaw Among Other Things
1-7 Doug Kershaw Do Me Right Now
1-8 Doug Kershaw A Victim Of Love Gone Wrong
1-9 Doug Kershaw Hardly Anymore
1-10 Doug Kershaw Give Me Some Girl
1-11 Doug Kershaw Am I Lonely Tonight
1-12 Doug Kershaw Except
1-13 Doug & Rusty* Shake Hands & Come Out Crying
1-14 Doug & Rusty* Pride Versus Love
1-15 Doug & Rusty* I Can't Love That Way
1-16 Doug & Rusty* It Takes All Day To Get Over Night
1-17 Doug Kershaw I'm Just A Man Called Sam
1-18 Doug Kershaw Before I Start Over
1-19 Doug Kershaw Baby's Gone
1-20 Doug Kershaw Ain't Going To Get Me Down
1-21 Doug Kershaw Contract For Misery
1-22 Doug Kershaw Around & Around
1-23 Doug Kershaw Hollywood To Memphis
1-24 Doug Kershaw Future Of Love
1-25 Doug Kershaw I Can't See Myself
Disc 2: Guitar Demos
2-1 Doug & Rusty* Love's Enemy
2-2 Doug Kershaw I'm Going To Get Drunk
2-3 Doug Kershaw If You're Not Going To Love Me That's Alright
2-4 Doug Kershaw This Is Our Chance
2-5 Doug Kershaw Love Bird
2-6 Doug Kershaw There's A Wall Being Built
2-7 Doug Kershaw Mine Is A Lonely Heart
2-8 Doug Kershaw That's What Hurts The Most
2-9 Doug & Rusty* Misery's All Gone
2-10 Doug & Rusty* I Wish I Had Died As A Baby
2-11 Doug & Rusty* A Ring For My Darlin'
2-12 Doug Kershaw Our Love Affair Came Tumbling Down
2-13 Doug Kershaw Son Of A Gun
2-14 Doug & Rusty* My Mind's In A Fog
2-15 Doug & Rusty* Just Hurting Me
2-16 Doug & Rusty* My Memory Of You
2-17 Doug Kershaw That's Alright With Me
2-18 Doug Kershaw Mannequin Woman
2-19 Doug & Rusty* This Is The Strangest Love I've Ever Seen
2-20 Doug & Rusty* That Far Away Look In Your Eyes
2-21 Doug Kershaw Pay No Attention
2-22 Doug Kershaw This Is The House That I Live In
2-23 Doug & Rusty* That's Too Bad About The Summer Night
2-24 Doug Kershaw There's No Better Way
2-25 Doug Kershaw Louisiana Sun
2-26 Doug & Rusty* Little Bo Peep
2-27 Doug Kershaw Rosie Come Take Me Home

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This collection consists entirely of unreleased demos. There are no credits given concerning musicians and technical personnel.
The 'Anthology' portion of the title appears only on the cover; the title is given as "Rare Masters 1958-1959" on the spine and discs.
The packaging is a tri-fold digipak.

Recording dates listed on the back cover:
1958: 1-1 to 1-2, 2-1 to 2-5
1959: 1-3, 2-6 to 2-7
1960: 1-4 to 1-6, 2-8 to 2-20
1961: 2-21
1962: 1-7 to 1-11, 2-22 to 2-24
1963: 1-12
1964: 1-13 to 1-14
1965: 1-15 to 1-20, 2-25
1967: 1-21 to 1-27
1968: 2-26
1969: 2-27

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 89466 01092 7
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): 862 - CLO0109D1 100615
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI LT05
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI A605
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): 862 - CLO0109D2 100615
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI LT05
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI A605


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April 5, 2017

If you're a fan of Doug and/or Rusty Kershaw, I can't see how you'd not want this. The sound quality is fairly decent considering that the bulk of these recordings are home recordings or were recorded in some small studio on the cheap.

A lot of what is here are rough sketches, but nonetheless interesting. Although Doug would record a few properly over the years (and Rusty would use Do Me Right Now for his own solo album), several of the lesser known songs were recorded by other acts. It's cool to see what kind of foundation they had to build on.

The liner notes mention the song "Pour Out My Insides" but it is not here (oddly enough, it appeared in a Doug Kershaw songbook back in the day despite no recording of it being available. Hmmm.) The liner notes also mention that one of the included discs was dedicated to Rusty & Doug recordings, leaving one to assume the track listing changed at some point.

Track 1-6 is actually a song called "A Game Of Chance" which Doug co-wrote with Jimmy Jay who would record it for a single release on Hickory Records. Jay's recording is what is used here, not a demo. Rusty and Doug *did* write a song call "Two Out of Three" (which co-writer Bob Gallion recorded, also for Hickory) but that song is not on this set.

Although unlisted, track 2-1 has an acoustic version of "Didn't You Hear Me" following "Love's Enemy".

The packaging gives sole writing credit for all songs to Doug, but this is incorrect for many of the songs.