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Nothing has changed! I read your words and listened to
your new compilation again this morning, and your songs
touch and thrill me today as they did way back in the New York
days when we first met. I really and truly believe you are
one of America's great songwriters.” --Norman Gimbel

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Milestones: A Self Portrait by Billy Edd Wheeler. 23 selections from five decades of songwriting. The songs date back to the 60s, and some of the cuts are the original versions. A few of them were written and recorded in 2001. This compilation CD tells Billy Edd's life story by way of his songs. Songs include: The Rev. Mr. Black, High Flyin' Bird, Coal Tattoo, Chain Gang of Love, Long Arm of the Law, The Memory, Footprints of a Fool, A Picker's Prayer, Music City News, Ode To The Little Brown Shack Out Back, After Taxes, The Coming of the Roads, Anne, Blistered, Little Lucy, West Virginia Ham, Gimme Back My Blues, I Still Write Your Name in the Snow, The Ballad of Edsel Martin, I Ain't the Worrying Kind, Hot Dog Heart, Jackson, and Coward of the County. Sagittarius Records. 2001.

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Appalachian Tapestry. A special compilation of 20 Appalachia-related songs by Billy Edd Wheeler that serve as a companion piece to the 2008 winter issue of Appalachian Heritage, a literary quarterly magazine published at Berea College, Berea, KY. Songs include: She Saw an Angel, sung by Kathy Mattea, and Red Winged Black Bird, performed by Annie Lalley. The original duet of Jackson by Billy Edd & Joan Sommer. Plus: Coal Tattoo, Rev Mr. Black, The Coming of the Roads, High Flyin' Bird, Coward of the County, Love, Long Arm of the Law, Mama's Going Down in the Mine, The Waltz of Miss Sarah Green, Winter Sky, The Hole in Uncle Vincent's Wooden Leg, The Coon Hunters, Duel Under the Snow, I Am the Cumberland Gap, and three surprises. Sagittarius Records. 2008.

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Songs of Doc Jensen. "Dr. Henry W. Jensen was the first and greatest influence in my life and career. Every time I start to write a poem or a song I imagine myself listening to Doc, asking myself if this is the way Doc would have done it. The old no-name, cheap guitar you hear him playing on this CD is the same one I heard back then. Now, 30 years after his death, Lucy Herrin Faile has passed the guitar on to me. And, with help from Fran Moffitt Whitfield, we're trying to find a home for it. Every penny made from the sale of this CD goes toward that goal. I hope you enjoy Doc's songs and his singing, and if you feel like it, please send a contribution to Warren Wilson College to honor Doc and his old guitar." --Billy Edd Wheeler. The songs include: Gunnertown, Me and My Dog, Blue Mountains, Bear Tale, Winter Lullaby, All is Still, Lonesome Mountain, Bee Tree Ring, Song of the South Toe, Lost Melody, Night Look Down Between the Stars, Whippoorwill Lullaby. Sagittarius Records. 2008.

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A Song of the Cumberland Gap. Follow Daniel Boone from his boyhood days in Pennsylvania down the Shenandoah Valley to the Yadkin River in North Carolina, then westward through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky. Billy Edd Wheeler's folk musical masterpiece is performed by actor-singers: Joan Sommer, Jack Barlow, Paul Worley, Billy Edd Wheeler, Gove Scrivenor, Patti Leatherwood, and Mike Foster. Arranged and conducted by Dennis Burnside. Produced and directed by Russell G. Miller. Includes: Overture, Daniel! Daniel!, The Riddle Song, Buckskin Buddies, Life Here on the Yadkin, The Wedding Song, The Wedding Dance, Canaan Land, The Cherokees, Good Gun--Horse--Wife, Buckskin Buddies Reprise, Jamie's Song, Wilderness Road, Chinquapin's Soliloquy, Kentucky, and I Am The Cumberland Gap. Sagittarius Records. 2006.

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New Wine from Old Vines: Billy Edd Wheeler Uncorked. A varietal blend of old songs and new. Compiled by Kurt Schotthoefer from Billy Edd's old 45 singles, demos, and new songs including: If I Wrote A Song, My Heart Will Always Be In West Virginia, Cool & Breezy, Carolina Moonshine, The Hole (In Uncle Vincent's Wooden Leg), Betty Bowlegs, No Lawyers In Heaven, Does Mel Tillis Really Stutter, Home to West Virginia, Heaven High & Soul Deep, The Hoedown, Husbands-in-Law, The Good Lord's Man & Woman Thing, Gentle Big Man, Dust Marks, Humperdink the Coon Hunting Monkey, 200 lbs of Slinging Hound, Here's to the Beauty of the Hills of West Virginia, The Spinster & The Cowboy, Bald-Headed Men Make Good Lovers, Mama's Going Down in the Mine, Time to Make Love, and Hot Dog Heart. Sagittarius Records. 2006.

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Songs & Legends of The Outer Banks. Co-written with Paul Craft, Chet Atkins & Ken Mann. Performed by Billy Edd & Paul. The Outer Banks of North Carolina run from Corolla down to Portsmouth Island, below Ocracoke, but they have spawned so many legends and mysteries that they defy specific geographical boundaries. They become mythological latitudes and longitudes, encompassing strange and romantic tales of a colorful, heroic people. Includes: My Heart Will Always Be in Carolina (Paul’s vocal), The Wings of Man, The Mighty Midgetts of Chicamacomico, The Outer Banks Ponies, Hatteras Hattie, I See a Light, The Twelve Days of Olde Christmas, Whalebone Junction, Buffalo City, Step Lightly on the Earth, The Legend of Blackbeard, The Farmer of the Sea, My Heart Will Always Be in Carolina (Billy Edd’s vocal). Kitty Hawk Records. 1996.

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Songs I Wrote With Chet. Songs co-written with Chet Atkins. These songs got started during golf games with Chet or while Chet and Billy Edd were walking, sprouting out of Chet's and Billy Edd's always-active minds, or based on something somebody said. Like Paul Yandell's telling Chet someone's hormones were working overtime, which led to the song, Hormones. Or Joe Talbot's constant admonition to the Nashville community: "Keep the country in country music!" Which led to Keep It Country. Songs include: Me & Buster Too, Music City News, Hormones, My Montez, Keep It Country, Working for the Minimum Wage, Take Me To Heaven (One More Time), Those Old Songs are Coming Back Again, I Still Write Your Name in the Snow, and Django, that features background vocals by Janis Ian, plus a spoken verse by Chet. Sagittarius Records. 1995.

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Gee-Haw Whimmy Diddle. Includes: Gee-Haw Whimmy Diddle, Long Arm of the Law, Black Crow Flying, Ground Hog, The Ballad of Edsel Martin, The Bear Tail, Love to My Love, Coward of the County, Black Jack Davy, Gimme Back My Blues.

The title song spawned an annual Gee-Haw Whimmy Diddle contest sponsored by Asheville's Folk Art Center. It is also used as a dance production number in Billy Edd's outdoor drama, Young Abe Lincoln, which premiered in 1987 and still runs each summer at Lincoln City, Indiana. Gee-Haw Whimmy Diddle was produced originally by Billy Edd for the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild.

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The Best of Laughter in Appalachia. Jokes and stories with Loyal Jones, plus five songs by Billy Edd. Loyal and Billy Edd met early in their careers at Berea College, Berea, Ky, where they had a big time telling each other jokes and stories and discussing Appalachian lore. In 1987 they began a collaboration that resulted in four humor books published by August House of Little Rock, Arkansas. On this live recording they share some of their favorite jokes with a small gathering of friends at Berea College's famous Boone Tavern Hotel.

Includes: An Introduction to Appalachian Culture. Jokes on Politics, Courtship, Marriage, Doctors, Religion, etc. Songs: The Waltz of Miss Sara Green, From Here on Out, Hormones, Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back, Fare Thee Well. Sagittarius Records. 1995.

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