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01 It's Been A Long Long Time
02 Sugar Creek Bottom
03 I Don't Care, Just As Long As You
04 The Heartaches That You Gave Me
05 From The Cup To The Lip
06 Headlines In My Heart
07 I'm Free From Your Love
08 Love's Gonna Live Here
09 You've Got To Love Her A Lot
10 Mary And Jane
11 Wanted One Mother
12 Such A Short Time
13 The Welfare Check
14 Ride Buddy Ride
15 The Way You've Treated Me For Yea
16 The Swingingest Thing In Town
17 I Walk Alone
18 She Even Woke Me Up To Say Good
19 I'm A Country Boy
20 I Haven't Got The Heart
21 Me And Bobby McGee
22 Promised Land
The Spar Record Company of Nashville, Tennessee was founded in 1961 by veteran record men William Beasley, Alan Bubis and Reynold Bubis.
Spar initially concentrated on middle of the road rhythm & blues and pop records, twist and other dance records. But with their incredible distribution network, they soon realized that they could also move their premier imprint (Spar) into rural areas where the majors couldn´t compete with them. Rural areas meant country music in the sixties and they soon expanded into that genre. This imprint was wildly successful, and by the mid 1960s Spar and its various other subsidiaries were selling well over a million records every month. An impressive figure then or now. Spar moved into the LP market fairly quickly, releasing both sound alike (at budget price) and individual artist releases on their various album imprints (Spar, Spar Premier, Sterling, Modern Sound, Hit, Nashville Sound, Plantation House). Some of the artists they recorded were country singers Urel Albert, Chase Webster, Moon Mullican, Ricky Page and Carl Story, and instrumentalists Bill Pursell, Jack Eubanks, Jimmy Wilkerson and William Beasley´s various orchestral recordings.

Spar was an amazing operation. They had their own offices, recording studio, publishing company and even their own pressing plant. They employed musicians, songwriters, arrangers, engineers and producers. The list of musicians alone is quite staggering, the absolute cream of the crop. These people played on everything from Roy Orbison to Elvis Presley to Bob Dylan and Charlie Rich records.
This collection is a fascinating window into a time when musical walls were being torn down and the rules were being broken, so enjoy some of the best music you never heard.
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