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Old Memories and Wine

by Darrell McCall

Country Music Legend Darrell McCall releases his first album in nearly ten years full of great traditional Country Music. Darrell sings great and is backed by lots of fiddle and steel..
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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1. Old Memories and Wine
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2. Mary Dear
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3. On This Mountain Top
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4. I Miss You Already
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5. The Deepening Snow
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6. April First
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7. Divorce Me C.O.D.
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8. When Your House Is Not A Home
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9. I Feel Like Crying
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10. May Time My Lady
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11. The French Song
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12. Answer The Phone
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"This is the album that I have been wanting to record for a long time," Darrell McCall said. "I have always wanted to do a project with the songs that I wanted to record-the way that I wanted to record them. Justin Trevino and Heart of Texas Records gave me that opportunity. I am so very proud of 'Old Memories and Wine'."

"Old Memories and Wine" is Darrell McCall's first album in nearly ten years. The project was recorded in Texas and features some of the finest musicians including Grammy Award Winning Floyd Domino on keyboard, Dixie Hankins on drums, Bobby Flores on fiddle, Levi Mullen on Lead Guitar and Tic Tac guitar, Dickie Overby and Rick Price on Steel Guitar and Justin Trevino on bass. Justin also produced "Ole Memories and Wine."

Darrell honored some of his old bossmen by recording the Carl Smith standard "I Feel Like Crying" and the Faron Young classic "I Miss You Already." His vocal really ability shines on Jimmy Dickens' "When Your House Is Not A Home." Darrell features some special 'thumb picking' with Merle Travis' standard "Divorce Me C.O.D." Travis was an early influence on Darrell.

"One of the first songs that I remember is Ernest Tubb's 'Answer the Phone'" Darrell said. "I remember gathering water from the pump in the back of the house while singing that song. It was one of my favorites. I always wanted to record it."

"Old Memories and Wine" is also highlighted by some never before recorded songs including the shuffle anthem "April First" "May Time My Lady" and "On This Mountaintop."

"I have always enjoyed singing the old Civil War song 'Mary Dear'," Darrell said. "It really holds a special meaning with the current world situation that we are facing now."

Darrell included his family as a part of "Old Memories and Wine." His daughter Guyanne McCall May contributed the title track and his wife Mona wrote "May Time My Lady." Darrell's son Cody McCall added his harmony vocals to the entire project.

Mona McCall also added two songs vocally to "Old Memories and Wine" with the Harlan Howard composition "The Deepening Snow" and the French Canadian standard "The French Song."

"I sing the 'Deepening Snow' and 'The French Song' on most of Darrell's shows," Mona said. "I had always wanted to record them, but I was not given the opportunity. I told Justin and he said 'lets just do it'. Justin makes you want to sing your best. He is my favorite producer."

Darrell McCall came to Nashville, out of Ohio in 1958 with Donnie Lytle, later known as Johnny Paycheck. Shortly after arriving, Darrell became a session harmony vocalist, working with artists such as George Jones, Carl Smith, Faron Young and Ray Price. As a member of Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys, Darrell worked with future Country Music legends such as Johnny Paycheck, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson, Roger Miller and Buddy Emmons. Later he also traveled with Faron Young and Hank Williams, Jr.

Darrell was first introduced to the bass when a member of the Audrey Williams band was in a pinch for a bass player one night. Darrell had only played guitar; he had fooled around with an upright bass, but had no real experience playing bass. The only problem was - he didn't have a bass to play! So....as necessity becomes the mother of invention.....Darrell took the small strings off an old upright bass and fashioned them onto his guitar.

Darrell obliged Audrey by giving it a try, and has been playing bass ever since; in fact, bass is his favorite instrument - he also plays fiddle, guitar, harmonica, and even twiddles on the drums a bit. It was then his bass playing and his ability to sing harmony that gave him his start in the bands of Ray Price and Faron Young. He is still known to "steal the bass" from a band member during a show; he just enjoys playing it so much that he can't resist the urge!!

Darrell has received many accolades during his musical career. He was recently inducted into the Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Fame.

He performs at dance halls, concert halls and auditoriums, fairs and festivals and is a regular guest at the Grand Ole Opry and Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville.

"I love this business so much," Darrell said. "It has given me so much. My fans and friends mean the world to me and I hope they like "Old Memories and Wine" as much as I do."


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Wayne Thomas

Great c d
I love the CD. Hope he makes some more like it.

mike lupton

What can i say?
Darrell McCall is as legendary as Ray Price or Bob Wills. must be the water in Texas, they have some of the best in the world, Darrell McCall is certainly one of those.


I hope this CD gets lots of air play, where these fantastic songs will be heard by many folks. I love every one of these songs, especially APRIL FIRST.


It's been a long time since I last heard you, and this cd shows that age has nothing to do with a great traditional singer...Texas is a long way from here and I'm glad to see another Hillsboro singer/writer here on cdbaby.I thought I was going to end up being the only one from here in southern Ohio. Very glad to see you are back doing what we all live for..GOOD TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC> I am another fan who will miss Johnny..I am glad I had the chance to visit his gravesite while I was in Nashville this past July 2003. I do wish that Johnny had the chance to hear my song Tribute To Daddy as he was one who gave me what I needed.
ADVICE TO NEVER QUIT> feel it live it write it

Shirley Raye

One of the best cd's, Good hard core country music
Love every song on this cd. A GREAT CD , WELL MIXED, LOVE that steel playing.Very good voice to match the great songs.

George Park Jr (WVSB Radio)

Absolute perfection!!!
Our radio station (classic country 104) has been playing Darrell's "Pins and Needles" for years. This is the icing on the cake. Every song is perfect for our airplay formula. The steel work of Dickie Overby is the best I've heard for a long, long time. He brings back the pedal pulls that defined country music. Justin Trevino is totally genious in producing these new CDs.
This could very well be the saving of traditional country music!!

Gene Ritch

A great voice & tremendous family man who is genuine!!!
Darrell is real country really converses with his fans and always gives it his all when on stage. Nashville should pay tribute to this MAN. You should never need to kiss up in order to get recognition. Thanks Darrell for doing this album. The songs & musicians are tremendous. Billy Parker told me of your talents but he didn't have to because I knew the first time I heard him sing at Cain's in 1960 with Ray Price.

Mary Burgess

Darrell, I love listening to your music. I have listened to you for many years, and can't wait to purchase your album with "Lilly Dale" on it. Mona's selections are wonderful. Keep it up! Thanks...

Traveler Enterprises

Welcome back don,t wait ten more yesrs
We miss Paycheck you and and a few others will have to shoulder the load this is better then anything out of Nashville;

Dale Walker

A Gentleman
Darrell you're absolutely the finest male singer I have ever listened to. Your family are all so very talented. My wife and I enjoy everything you all sing. Thanks for being so friendly and taking time to visit with us at Bandera. May you and your family always have happiness and good fortune. We are looking forward to seeing you all
again in March of 2008 at Brady.
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