The Legend-News

Monday, 1999 October 4 : Volume 2, Number 39

C.W. On CD: The Continuing Saga
Last week, I gave the e-mail addresses for two companies that might be persuaded to do What The World Really Needs(tm): remaster the Original Six albums and release them on audio CD.

I have yet to hear from Rhino Records, but I did receive a reply from Bear Family Records.

From: "Nico Feuerbach " <>
Organization: Bear Family Records
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 12:54:34 +0200
Subject: Re: C.W. McCall

Dear Ed,
Thanks for your mail. At this time nothing is planned with C.W.McCall. We are sorry.

Yours sincerely,

Nicolai Feuerbach

Bear Family Records
P.O. Box 1154
27727 Hambergen

But, on the bright side, he said " this time...". We must remain optimistic beyond all hope. :)

Bill The Birthday Boy
Just a reminder: only six weeks until the anniversary of Bill Fries' birthday, which is 15 November. You can write to him at P.O. Box E, Ouray, CO 81427-0589; but anything sent to "C.W. McCall, Ouray, CO 81427" will find its way to Bill. He'll be 71 this year.

C.W. From A To Z
Sometimes, when I sit down to write this newsletter, I don't have a particular topic in mind. Maybe I'll summarize the recent messages in the Other Wild Places mailing list; maybe I'll tell of a road trip; or maybe I'll relate the adventures of other C.W. McCall fans. Unfortunately, this week I ran out of ideas. So, here's something that may be useful some day, when you're finally burning that audio DVD with all of C.W.'s songs: an alphabetical listing of all of the songs!

Aurora Borealis
The Battle Of New Orleans
Black Bear Road
Camp Bird Mine
City Of New Orleans
Comin' Back For More
The Cowboy
Crispy Critters
Flowers On The Wall
Four Wheel Cowboy
Four Wheel Drive
The Gallopin' Goose
Ghost Town
Glenwood Canyon
Green River
Hobo's Lullaby
I Don't Know (And I Don't Care)
I Wish There Was More That I Could Give
I've Trucked All Over This Land
Jackson Hole
Kidnap America
Lewis and Clark
The Little Brown Sparrow and Me
The Little Things In Life
Livin' Within My Means
Long Lonesome Road
Mountains On My Mind
Night Hawk
Night Rider
Old 30
Old Glory
Old Home Filler-Up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Café
The Only Light
Oregon Trail
Outlaws and Lone Star Beer
Riverside Slide
Rocky Mountain September
Roses For Mama
'Round The World With The Rubber Duck
Silver Cloud Breakdown
Silver Iodide Blues
The Silverton
Sing Silent Night
Super Slab Showdown
Take My Duds To The Junkman
Telluride Breakdown
There Won't Be No Country Music (There Won't Be No Rock 'N' Roll)
Two-Way Lovin'
Watch The Wildwood Flowers
Wheels Of Fortune
Windshield Wipers In The Rain
Wolf Creek Pass
Write Me A Song

Now you know. Next week: Reverse Alphabetical Order.

Surfin' With The Rubber Duck
Where in the world is C.W. McCall? [Hint: if the name isn't obvious, search the page for the word 'mccall'.]

Song A’ Th’ Week
Towards the "end" of C.W.'s recording career ("end" is in quotes, because as C.W. fans, we're always optimistic), he recorded fewer original songs, and began including cover versions of songs by other artists. The Statler Brothers are probably better known for this one.

Flowers On The Wall

(Lew DeWitt)

From the album C.W. McCall & Co.