Chanteur Country US n le 8 Juin 1941 Rogers (Arkansas).

Vernon Oxford was a hard honky tonk singer with unlucky timing, coming up during an era when traditional country simply wasn't counting for much on the charts. However, he was able to find a different route to success, touring the U.K. extensively to capitalize on his surprising popularity there. Oxford was born in Rogers, AR, in 1941 and grew up mostly in Wichita, KS. He discovered country music through his father, an old-time-style fiddler, and learned to play both fiddle and guitar as a youth. His first professional gig came in 1960 at a Utah club, and he spent the next several years playing clubs and dances around Kansas. In 1964, he moved to Nashville to try his luck in the business but found the going rough because of his more old-fashioned style. Fortunately, he also found an ally in the legendary songwriter Harlan Howard, who helped him get a contract with RCA Victor in 1965 and supplied some of his material. Oxford released seven singles over the next two years as well as an album, Woman, Let Me Sing You a Song. While traditional country fans applauded his work, he never managed to hit the charts, and RCA dropped him. He recorded briefly for the smaller Stop label but caught a break when British audiences discovered him as a fine traditional-style artist who'd slipped through the cracks of American popular taste. RCA issued a retrospective of his work in Britain in 1974, re-signed Oxford, and sent him on a tour. Oxford scored his first chart single in America with "Shadows of My Mind" and had his biggest hit with "Redneck (The Redneck National Anthem)"; a few more singles charted in America, and Oxford also scored some British hits with the likes of "I've Got to Get Peter off Your Mind" and "Field of Flowers." He toured actively through 1977, then took a few years off and re-emerged in 1981 as a born-again Christian dedicated to gospel music. He continued to record and tour Britain.

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Talents : Singer, Guitar, Fiddle, Songwriter

Style musical : Traditional Country, Honky Tonk

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Woman Let Me Sing You A Song (1966)

Watermelon Time In Georgia (1966)

Little Sister Throw Your Red Shoes Away (1967)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

02/1966 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8759 (US)

Woman Let Me Sing You A Song / Watermelon Time In Georgia

05/1966 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8843 (US) Hide / Let's Take A Shower
09/1966 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8943 (US) Goin' Home / Baby Sister
02/1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9117 (US) Field Of Floers / Stone By Stone
08/1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9306 (US) Little Sister Throw Your Red Shoes Away / Old Folks Home
11/1967 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9372 (US) That's The Way I Talk / Roll On Big Wheels
03/1968 SP RCA VICTOR 47-9467 (US) The Woman Is Mine / Touch Of God's Hands
08/1968 SP STOP ST-205 (US) Wine, Women And Song / I'd Rather See You Wave Good-Bye
01/1969 SP STOP ST-245 (US)

What Will I Live On Tomorrow / This Is Where I Case On

1970 SP OMNI OF-712 (US)

Hazard Can't Be Saturday / What Color Is The Wind

10/1974 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10098 (US) How High Does Cotton Grow / Out To Get Peter Off Your Back
02/1975 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10185 (US) I Wish You Would Leave Me Alone / Soft And Warm
07/1975 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10348 (US) Giving The Pill / A Country Singer
10/1975 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10442 (US) Shadows Of My Mind / She's Always There
02/1976 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10595 (US) Your Wanting Me Is Gone / Don't Be Late
05/1976 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10693 (US) Redneck! / Leave Me Alone With The Blues
09/1976 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10787 (US) Clean Your Own Tables / ?
01/1977 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10872 (US) A Good Old Fashioned Saturday Night Honky Tonk Barroom / One More Night To Spare
04/1977 SP RCA VICTOR PB-10852 (US) ou 10952 Only The Shadows Know / We Sure Danced Us Some Goodns
06/1977 SP RCA VICTOR PB-11020 (US) Redneck Roots / Images
10/1978 SP ROUNDER 4517 (US)

If There Was No Country Music / If I Had My Wife To Love Over

1981 SP ROUNDER 4527 (US) His & Hers / Lonesome Rainin' City
1981 SP ROUNDER 4535 (US) They'll Never Take Her Love From Me / Sad Situation
1983 SP Phonorama PR45-562 (CAN)

Midnight Memories / That Don't Mean I Love You Less



Unissued Tracks

1966 RCA unissued - (Bear Family BCD-15774 / Westside WESA-849) Goin' Home
1967 RCA unissued - (Bear Family BCD-15774) Come Back And See Us (alternate version)
1967 RCA unissued - (Bear Family BCD-15774) Touch Of God's Hands (undubbed)
1970 Unissued (Bear Family BCD-15774) The Rise Of Seymour Simmons
1972 Cartwheel unissued Country Pride
1972 Cartwheel unissued Mention My Name
1975 RCA unissued - (Bear Family BCD-15774)

Beautiful Junk

1975 RCA unissued - (Bear Family BCD-15774) God Keeps The Wild Flowers Blooming
1975 RCA unissued - (Bear Family BCD-15774) Surprise Birthday Party
1976 RCA unissued - (Bear Family BCD-15774)

Backslider's Wine

1976 RCA unissued - (Bear Family BCD-15774) Midnight Memories
1976 RCA unissued - (Bear Family BCD-15774) Red Hot Women (And Ice Cold Beer)
1977 RCA unissued - (Bear Family BCD-15774) Brother Jukebox
1977 RCA unissued - (Bear Family BCD-15774) Songs That Loosers Choose
1979 ROUNDER unissued Grandpa's Play Pen

Albums

03/1967 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LPM-3704 (mono) / LSP-3704 (stereo) (US) WOMAN, LET ME SING YOU A SONG - Watermelon Time In Georgia / Woman, Let Me Sing You A Song / Field Of Flowers / Stone By Stone / Let's Take A Cold Shower / Hide / Baby Sister / Goin' Home / Behind Every Good Man There's A Woman / Roll Big Wheels Roll / Babies, Stop Your Crying / Forgetfulness For Sale
1974 2 LP 12" RCA VICTOR DPS-2045 (UK)

Famous Country Music Makers :
DISC 1 : Watermelon Time In Georgia / Babies Stop Your Crying / Treat Yourself Right / This Woman Is Mine / Mansion On The Hill / Old Folks Home / Honky Tonk Girls / Woman, Let Me Sing You A Song / Nashville Women / Blue Comes In / You Win Again / Forgetfulness For Sale / Stone By Stone
DISC 2 : Baby Sister / Wedding Bells / Don't Let A Little Thing Like That Stand / Field Of Flowers / Move To Town In The Fall / Hide / Touch Of Gods Hand / Behind Every Good Man There's A Woman / Little Sister Throw Your Red Shoes Away / Roll Big Wheels Roll / Let's Take A Cold Shower / Goin' Home / That's The Way I Talk / Come Back And See Us

1975 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSA-3222 (UK)

By Public Demand - How Hig Does The Cotton Grow Mama / I've Got To Get Peter Off Your Mind / We Came Awfuly Close To In / Love And Pearls And Me / She's Always There / I Wish You Would Leave Me Alone / Woman You've Got A Hold On Me / Soft And Warm / We Sure Danced Us Some Goodn's / Anymore

1977 LP 12" RCA VICTOR LSA-3281 (UK)

I Just Want To Be A Country Singer - Redneck! (The Redneck National Anthem) / Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus / Clean Your Own Tables / Your Wanting Me Is Gone / Country Singer / Don't Be Late / Shadows Of My Mind / One More Night To Spare / Giving The Pill

1978 LP 12" Meteor SKYL-7002 (IRL)

A Tribute To Hank Williams- Kaw-Liga / Your Cheatin' Heart / Hey Good Lookin' / When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels / Baby We're Really In Love / Wedding Bells / Cold Cold Heart / I Saw The Light / Setting The Woods On Fire / I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) / You Win Again / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Mansion On The Hill / Funeral

1978 LP 12" Meteor BRL-4101 (IRL)

Nobody's Child - Nobody's Child / Maggie The Baby Is Crying / Who Were Ann And Louis Adams? / If I Had My Wife To Love Over / I'll Forgive You For The Last Time / There's A Better Place / State Of Depression / Woman; Joanna / If There Was No Country Music / Mommy Do You Think I'll Get To Heaven / Cattle Call

1979 LP 12" ROUNDER 0091 (US) IF I HAD MY WIFE TO LOVE OVER - Woman / If I Had My Wife To Love Over / Cattle Call / Joanna / Kaw-Liga / When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels / I'll Forgive You For The Last Time Once Again / If There Was No Country Music / Maggie The Baby Is Crying / Baby We're Really In Love / Who Where Ann And Louis Adams / State Of Depression
06/1980 LP 12" ROUNDER 0123 (US) HIS AND HERS - Bad Moon Rising / They'll Never Ever Take Her Love From Me / His And Hers / Always True / Veil Of White Lace / Letters Have No Arms / Lonesome Rainin' City / Have You Loved Your Woman Today / Daughter Of The Vine / This World Holds Nothing (Since You're Gone)
1980 LP 12" BEAR FAMILY BCD 15050 (GER) I LOVE TO SING - I Love To Sing / Walkin' My Blues Away / If Kisses Could Talk / Gonna Ease My Worried Mind / No One Is Listening / Turn The Record Over / I Think Living Is Sweet / A Blanket Of Stars / The Great Stoneface / Rainy Day / (I Just Want) Somebody To Love Me / Let Your Light Shine
1981 LP 12" ROUNDER 0138 (US) A BETTER WAY OF LIFE - Lord, I've Tried Everything But You / Dust On The Bible / Sweeter Than The Flowers / Uncloudy Day / House Of Gold / Angel Band / Family Bible / Wings Of A Dove / Mother's Not Dead She's Only Sleeping / Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies
1981 LP 12" RICH-R-TONE LP-8109 (US) AMERICA'S UNKNOWN SUPER STAR - Walkin' My Blues Away / If Kisses Could Talk / Gonna Ease My Worried Mind / The Great Stone Face / Let Your Light Shine / I Love To Sing / No One Is Listening / I Think Living Is Sweet / Turn The Record Over / (I Just Want) Somebody To Love Me / Rainy Day / A Blanket Of Stars
1982 LP 12" Suffolk Market SMI-1-32

Pure Country - Heartaches By The Number / Gone / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / I Can't Help It / Jambalaya / Mama Don't Allow / Red River Valley / There Goes My Everything / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Baby We're Really In Love / Is It Wrong / Tennessee Waltz / Lovesick Blues / Four Walls / Cold Cold Heart / A Legend In My Time / 80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper / Good Night, Irene / Wings Of A Dove / If I Had My Wife To Love Over

12/1982 LP 12" ROUNDER 0156 (US) KEEPIN' IT COUNTRY - You're The Reason / Baby Sister / The Busiest Memory In Town / Honky Tonk Troubles / Bringing Mary Home / Early Morning Rain / I Feel Chained / Sad Situation / The Long Black Veil / Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again / The Last Letter
1984 LP 12" RCA VICTOR NL-89373 (UK) 20 OF THE BEST - Redneck! (The Redneck National Anthem) / Clean Your Own Tables / Shadows Of My Mind / Watermelon Time In Georgia / This Woman Is Mine / Old Folks' Home / Woman Let Me Sing You A Song / Forgetfulness For Sale / Field Of Flowers / Touch Of God's Hands / Good Old Fashioned Saturday Night Honky Tonk Barroom Brawl / Redneck Roots / Only The Shadows Know / Your Wanting Me Is Gone / Baby Sister / I've Got To Get Peter Off Your Mind / Stone By Stone / Little Sister Throw Your Red Shoes Away / Let's Take A Cold Shower / She's Always There
1984 LP 12" Phonorama XPPR-5647 (CAN)

The Tradition Continues - George / I Sure Need Her Now / It Don't Mean I Love You Less / Shadows On My Mind / Lord, I've Tried Everything But You / Midnight Memories / I Had A Talk With The Man / One / Only The Shadows Know / It Is Finished

1985 LP 12" Sundown ‎SDLP 019 (UK) Keepin' It Country - You're The Reason / Baby Sister / The Busiest Memory In Town / Honky Tonk Troubles / Bringing Mary Home / Early Morning Rain / I Feel Chained / Sad Situation / The Long Black Veil / Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again / The Last Letter
1986 CD Rutabaga RR 3005  (US) THE OXFORD TOUCH - Walkin' My Blues Away / If Kisses Could Talk / Gonna Ease My Worried Mind / The Great Stone Face / Let Your Light Shine / I Love To Sing / No One Is Listening / I Think Living Is Sweet / Turn The Record Over / (I Just Want) Somebody To Love Me / Rainy Day / A Blanket Of Stars
1989 LP 12" DBA BB-729 (US)

Power In The Blood - Intercessary (What Colour Are Your Garments?) / There Is Power In The Blood / Where The Roses Never Fade / Lord I've Tried Everything But You / At Calvary / I'll Fly Away / What A Friend I Have In Jesus / Little Sister Throw Your Red Shoes Away / Daughter Of The Vine / Saviour, Saviour / Redneck / They'll Never Take Her Love From Me / Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw / Go Home

1990 LP 12" MONTANA COUNTRY CD 310.013 (CH) 100% COUNTRY - Will You Visit Me On Sunday / Wild Mountain Rose / World Of Forgotten People / The Key's In The Mailbox / Motel Room In Bristol / I Hate Myself For Loving You / Storms Never Last / Sometimes We All Have To Cry Alone / That's What Happened To Me Yesterday / God Keeps The Wildflowers Blooming / Surprise Birthday Party
12/1995 5 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15774 (GER) KEEPER OF THE FLAME :
CD 1 : Watermelon Time In Georgia / Roll Big Wheels Roll / Woman, Let Me Sing You A Song / Move To Town In The Fall / Nashville Women (master) / Goin' Home / Let's Take A Cold Shower / Field Of Flowers / Hide / Stone By Stone / Behind Every Good Man There's A Woman / Forgetfulness For Sale / Baby Sister / Goin' Home / Honky Tonk Girls / Babies, Stop Your Crying / The Blues Come In / Treat Yourself Right / Little Sister Throw Your Red Shoes Away / The Old Folk's Home / That's The Way I Talk / Touch Of God's Hands (undubbed) / Come Back And See Us (unbubbed) / This Woman Is Mine / A Mansion On The Hill / Wedding Bells / Don't Let A Little Thing Like That / You Win Again / Touch Of God's Hands (master) / Come Back And See Us (master) / Nashville Women (take 10)
CD 2 : What Will I Live On Tomorrow / Wine, Women And Songs / I'd Rather See You Wave Goodbye / This Where I Came In / What Color Is Wind / Hazard County Saturday Night / The Rise Of Seymour Simmons / 39.  : How High Does The Cotton Grow, Mama / I've Got To Get Peter Off Your Mind / We Came Awfully Close To Sin / Love And Pearl And Me / She's Always There / I Wish You Would Leave Me Alone / We Sure Danced Us Some Goodn's / Woman You've Got A Hold Of Me / Soft And Warm / Surprise Birthday Party / Shadows Of My Mind / A Country Singer / Anymore / God Keeps The Wild Flowers Blooming / Giving The Pill / Beautiful Junk / Mowing The Lawn (& Jim Ed BROWN) / Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus / Clean Your Own Tables / Your Waiting Me Is Gone / Don't Be Late
CD 3 : Leave Me Alone With The Blues / One More Night To Spare / Only The Shadows Know / Redneck (The Redneck National Anthem) / Good Old Fashioned Saturday Night Honky... / Midnight Memories / Red Hot Women (And Ice Cold Beer) / Backslider's Wine / Redneck Roots / Songs That Losers Choose / Images / Brother Jukebox / Kaw Liga / Your Cheatin' Heart / Hey Good Lookin' / When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels / Baby We're Really In Love / Wedding Bells / Cold Cold Heart / I Saw The Light / Setting The Woods On Fire / I Can't Help It / You Win Again / Jambalaya / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Mansion On The Hill / The Funeral / Nobody's Child
CD 4 : There's A Better Place / Joanna / Who Were Ann And Louis Adams / Mommy Do You Think I'll Get To Heaven / State Of Depression / Woman / Maggie The Baby Is Crying / If I Had My Wife To Love Over / I'll Forgive You For The Last Time / If There Was No Country Music / Cattle Call / I Love To Sing / Walkin' My Blues Away / If Kisses Could Talk / Gonna Ease My Worried Mind / No One Else Is Listening / Turn The Record Over / I Think Living Is Sweet / A Blanket Of Stars / The Great Stoneface / Rainy Day / Somebody To Love Me / Let Your Light Shine / Bringing Mary Home / Bad Moon Risin' / Letters Have No Arms / Mother's Not Dead, She's Only Sleeping / Honky Tonk Troubles
CD 5 : Daughter Of The Vine / They'll Never Take Her Love From Me / Angel Band / Have You Loved Your Woman Today / Lonesome Rainin' City / Veil Of White Lace / Sweeter Than The Flowers / Busiest Memory In Town / Wings Of A Dove / This World Holds Nothin' Since You're Gone / Family Bible / Always True / Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies / Lord, I've Tried Everything But You / A Better Way Of Life / The Uncloudy Day / His And Hers / House Of Gold / Baby Sister / Sad Situation / Dust On The Bible / Early Morning Rain / The Last Letter / You're The Reason / Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again / The Long Black Veil / I Feel Chained
10/2000 CD WESTSIDE WESA-849 (UK) LET ME SING YOU A SONG - Watermelon Time In Georgia / Roll Big Wheels Roll / Woman, Let Me Sing You A Song / Move To Town In The Fall / Nashville Woman / Goin' Home (Version I) / Let's Take A Cold Shower / Field Of Flowers / Hide / Stone By Stone / Behind Every Good Man There's A Woman / Forgetfulness For Sale / Baby Sister / Goin' Home (version 2) / Honky Tonk Girls / Babies, Stop Your Crying / The Blues Come In / Treat Yourself Right / Little Sister Throw Your Red Shoes Away / The Old Folks Home / That's The Way I Talk / Touch Of God's Hands / Come Back And See Us / This Woman Is Mine / Mansion On The Hill / Wedding Bells / Don't Let A Little Thing Like That (Stand In Your Way) / You Win Again
2003? CD ROCADE PC 003 (NW) 100% COUNTRY - Will You Visit Me On Sunday / Wild Mountain Rose / World Of Forgotten People / The Key's In The Mailbox / Motel Room In Bristol / I Hate Myself For Loving You / Storms Never Last / Sometimes We All Have To Cry Alone / That's What Happened To Me Yesterday / God Keeps The Wildflowers Blooming / Surprise Birthday Party
2003? CD ROCADE PC 005 (NW) THE COUNTRY TOUCH - Walkin' My Blues Away / If Kisses Could Talk / Gonna Ease My Worried Mind / The Great Stone Face / Let Your Light Shine / I Love To Sing / No One Is Listening / I Think Living Is Sweet / Turn The Record Over / (I Just Want) Somebody To Love Me / Rainy Day / A Blanket Of Stars
2005 CD ROCADE RRCD-009 (NW)

The Gospel Truth - The Great Speckled Bird / I Feel Like Traveling On / Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem / A Tramp On The Street / Suppertime / Give Them The Roses / If We Never Meet Again / Medley : When We All See Jesus - Standing On The promises - old camp meeting days / My Jesus I Love Thee

11/2006 CD Oxford-Corbin ?  (US) VERNON OXFORD SINGS GOSPEL, COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS - Brothers Of The Bible, Soldiers Of The Cross / Flying The Coop / Green Pastures, And Blue Skies / Ho Bo / I Want To Do A Good Thing / Jesus Is Coming For You / God, That Was A Close One / The Last Days Of New Orleans / There's An Angel Standing There / The Flag Has Disappeared / Sleeping Is For The Dead / This Terrible Thing Called Sin
200? CD ROCADE 906 (NW)

The Legacy - George / I Sure Need Her Now / Doesn't Mean I Love You Less / Shadows Of My Mind / I've Tried Everything But You / Midnight Memories / I Had A Talk With The Man / One / Only The Shadows Know / It Is Finished / The Great Speckled Bird / I Feel Like Traveling On / Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem / A Tramp On The Street / Suppertime / Give Them The Roses / If We Never Meet Again / Gospel medley / My Jesus I Love Thee

08/2015 CD MORELLO MRLL 43 (EUR)

By Public Demand / I Just Want to Be Country Singer - How High Does The Cotton Grow Mama / I've Got To Get Peter Off Your Mind / We Came Awfully Close To Sin / Love And Pearl And Me / She's Always There / I Wish You Would Leave Me Alone / Woman, You've Got A Hold Of Me / Soft And Warm / We Sure Danced Us Some Good'ns / Anymore / Redneck! (The Redneck Anthem) / Leave Me Alone With The Blues / Wait A Little Longer Please, Jesus / Clean Your Own Tables / Your Wanting Me Is Gone / A Country Singer / Don't Be Late / Shadows Of My Mind / One More Night To Spare / Giving The Pill / Watermelon Time In Georgia / Roll Big Wheels Roll / Let's Take A Cold Shower / Hide / Stone By Stone / Baby Sister / Redneck Roots / Only The Shadows Know / A Good Old Fashioned Saturday Night Honky Tonk Barroom Brawl

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