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DON’T FENCE ME IN – 1946

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Don’t Fence Me – Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

Don’t Fence Me In is a compilation album of phonograph records by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters released in 1946 featuring Country and Western songs. This album contained the enormously popular record “Pistol Packin’ Mama”, which sold over a million copies and became the first number one hit on the then-new Juke Box Folk Song Records Chart that was later renamed the Hot Country Songs Chart.

The original 78rpm album quickly entered the Billboard best-selling popular record albums chart reaching the No. 2 position in April, 1946.

Original track listing
These previously released songs were featured on a 6-disc, 78 rpm album set, Decca Album No. A-417. The Andrews Sisters appear on Disc 1.

Disc 1: (23484)

“Don’t Fence Me In”, recorded September 26, 1943 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
“Pistol Packin’ Mama”, recorded September 27, 1943 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
Disc 2: (18766)

“New San Antonio Rose”, recorded December 16, 1940 with Bob Crosby and His Orchestra
“It Makes No Difference Now”, recorded December 16, 1940 with Bob Crosby and His Orchestra
Disc 3: (18767)

“Be Honest With Me”, recorded May 23, 1941 with the John Scott Trotter Eight
“Goodbye, Little Darlin’, Goodbye”, recorded May 23, 1941 with the John Scott Trotter Eight
Disc 4: (18768)

“You Are My Sunshine”, recorded July 8, 1941 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
“Ridin’ Down the Canyon”, recorded July 8, 1941 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
Disc 5: (18769)

“I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes”, recorded January 18, 1942 with Woody Herman and His Woodchoppers
“I Only Want a Buddy, Not a Sweetheart”, recorded December 30, 1940 with Victor Young and His Orchestra
Disc 6: (18770)

“Walking the Floor Over You”, recorded May 27, 1942 with Bob Crosby and His Bob Cats
“Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine”, recorded January 26, 1942 with Bob Crosby and His Bob Cats

LP track listing

The 1949 10″ LP album issue Decca DL 5063 consisted of eight songs on one 33 1/3 rpm record. All were reissues of earlier recordings:

Side 1

“Don’t Fence Me In”, recorded September 26, 1943 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
“Pistol Packin’ Mama”, recorded September 27, 1943 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
“New San Antonio Rose”, recorded December 16, 1940 with Bob Crosby and His Orchestra
“It Makes No Difference Now”, recorded December 16, 1940 with Bob Crosby and His Orchestra
Side 2

“You Are My Sunshine”, recorded July 8, 1941 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
“Ridin’ Down the Canyon”, recorded July 8, 1941 with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra
“Walking the Floor Over You”, recorded May 27, 1942 with Bob Crosby and His Bob Cats
“Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine”, recorded January 26, 1942 with Bob Crosby and His Bob Cats