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All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit corrections or additional albums for this artist (also bios, sidemen, tracks, ratings, and reviews) at Internet Address: AMG@ALLMUSIC.FERRIS.EDU All-Music Guidelines in file: ALLMUSICHELP -------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist : Boxcar Willie Genres : Country, Gospel Style : Traditional country, Popular Instr. : Vocals Rating : importance (2) popularity (2) All-Music Guide Biography Born Lecil Martin, this Texan has done as much as anyone to keep the hobo tradition alive in country music. Though he never had a Top Ten song, his KING OF THE ROAD album sold over three million copies through TV advertising. Long a favorite in Europe, he received a standing ovation in his 1979 debut at the Opry, where he is now a regular. ~ David Vinopal, ---------- Roots & Influences ---------- Frizzell, Lefty Rodgers, Jimmie Williams, Hank Alternate Name : Lecil Travis Martin Birthdate & Place : Sep 1 , 1931 Sterret, Texas AMG Artist ID # : P000001531 Chronological Album List |Date| Label | Number |R S T|Rating --------------------------------+----+----------+--------+-----+------ Best Loved Favorites |1989|Vanguard |8235 |R | BestA Collection, The |1987|Castle |2002 | | Not the Man I Used to Be |1983|Mainstreet|9309 | | Last Train to Heaven |1982|Mainstreet|9307 | | BestA Boxcar Willie |1976|MCA |39052 |R | BestG Truck Driving Favorites |Z | |1410 |R | Super Hits |Z |Evergreen |9007 | | OK King of the Road |Z |Mainstreet|93501 | | King of the Freight Train |Z |MCA |20544 | | Jesus Makes Housecalls |Z | |1076 |R | Good Best of Boxcar Willie - Vol. 1 |Z |Mainstreet|9308 | | 20 Greatest Hits |Z |Big Countr|30025 | | All-Music Guide Album Details (Alphabetical Order) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : 20 Greatest Hits Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : not rated yet Genre : Country Type : compilation AMG ID : R000124326 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- Big Country 30025 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Best Loved Favorites Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : Best-of-Artist Genre : Country Type : compilation Date : 1989 (release) AMG ID : R000091819 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Vanguard 8235 Ranwood 8235 CD Ranwood 8235 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- This album contains 11 hits, including "Six Days on the Road," "Wings of a Dove," and "Pistol Packin' Mama." ~ All-Music Guide ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Best of Boxcar Willie - Vol. 1 Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : not rated yet Genre : Country Type : compilation AMG ID : R000091820 --------- Album Releases --------- LP Mainstreet MS-9308 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Boxcar Willie Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : Best-of-Genre Genre : Country Date : 1976 (release) AMG ID : R000091824 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- LP MCA 39052 MCA 39052 CS Dot MCAC-39052 LP Dot MCA-39052 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- The best-recorded and best-produced of his numerous albums. ~ Charles S. Wolfe ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Collection, The Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : not rated yet Genre : Country Type : compilation Date : 1987 (release) AMG ID : R000124328 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- Castle 2002 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Jesus Makes Housecalls Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : Good Genre : Gospel AMG ID : R000105032 --------- Album Releases --------- CS BDA 1076 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Contains such gospel favorites as "How Great Thou Art," "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," and "Somebody Touched Me." ~ All-Music Guide ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : King of the Freight Train Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : not rated yet Genre : Country AMG ID : R000115268 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD MCA MCAD-20544 CS MCA MCAC-20544 MCA 20544 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : King of the Road Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : not rated yet Genre : Country AMG ID : R000091821 --------- Album Releases --------- LP Mainstreet MS-93501 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Last Train to Heaven Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : Best-of-Artist Genre : Country Date : 1982 (release) AMG ID : R000091823 --------- Album Releases --------- LP Mainstreet MS-9307 CS Mainstreet MSC-9307 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Not the Man I Used to Be Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : not rated yet Genre : Country Date : 1983 (release) AMG ID : R000091822 --------- Album Releases --------- LP Mainstreet MS-9309 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Super Hits Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : OK Genre : Country Type : compilation AMG ID : R000124327 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- Evergreen 9007 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Truck Driving Favorites Artist : Boxcar Willie Rating : not rated yet Genre : Country AMG ID : R000104812 --------- Album Releases --------- CS BW 1410 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Features such hits as "Phantom 309," "Convoy," "Freightliner Fever," and "Whiteline Fever." ~ All-Music Guide <1994 1 23> Thank you for using All-Music Guide. .

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