Del McCoury - "Call Collect On Christmas"
Del McCoury - "Call Collect On Christmas"
Total Duration: 3:43
Tempo: medium
Songwriter: Dick Staber
Publisher: Midstream Music Publishers, BMI

Del McCoury has defined authenticity for hard-core bluegrass fans - as well as a growing number of fans who are vaguely familiar with the genre - for over 50 years now. Cut in 1974, "Call Collect on Christmas" was intended for the first of three LPs that Del recorded for Rebel. However, it never saw the light day until it was unearthed and later reissued on Rebel's commemorative "35th Anniversary" 4-CD box set in 1995. This "plum, pitiful" number was written by Dick Staber, who had been the mandolinist and co-lead singer in Del's group The Dixie Pals but who had left the band by the time of this recording. -Del McCoury