Hats Off To Larry

Three CDs worth of the music loved most by the guy we all loved.

Hello, family member.


When we sat together for the meal after the service for Larry in February, Joni approached me and asked me to put together a CD of Larry's favorite music. She wanted me to make copies for everyone in time for the 2019 Family Reunion, something we could all listen to and have to remember him by.

The song list, pared down from the initial list of more than 100 songs, still stretched out to three CDs by the time I was done. I've been making mix tapes since I was a kid, but this was the important one. I hope you enjoy it.


The list was pieced together through a combination of combing through his vinyl LPs and CDs, noticing who was in the collection the most, and conversations about music I'd had with Larry over the years. Kim and Sharon helped me zero in on the songs that meant the most to him out of the ones I was working with, and they made plenty of other meaningful changes to the list.

For the young people in the family, understand this: While it's true I oversee five different podcasts for the radio stations and post them online all the time...I have little to no knowledge of how Spotify works. So you are stuck with CDs. If one of you decides to turn this set of songs into a Spotify list so you can listen to it that way, get me a link for it and I'll put that link up on this page. You're lucky I didn't really mess with you and make cassettes...

NOTE: All 25 sets of these discs that I made for the reunion were burned on my laptop. And I didn't have time to listen to all 75 of them when they were done. I did, however, save the burn files. So if you ended up getting a bad CD with skips in it that needs to be replaced, give me call or email me at tealsea@gmail.com. I'll get a good CD out to you.

That's it. The song list, which was too long to include in the CDs, is below. Have a glass of Jim Beam for Dad and enjoy the music.

Love, Tommie 



  1. Del Shannon "Hats Off To Larry"

  2. Billy "Crash" Craddock "Rub It In"

  3. Johnny Cash "I've Been Everywhere"

  4. Highwaymen "Highwayman"

  5. George Strait "I Cross My Heart"

  6. Frankie Valli "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You"

  7. Paper Lace "The Night Chicago Died"

  8. Willie Nelson "Whiskey River"

  9. Buddy Holly "Peggy Sue"

  10. Dick Dale & The Del-Tones "Miserlou"

  11. Carl Palmer "Teen Beat"

  12. John Mellencamp "Rain On The Scarecrow"

  13. George Strait "You Can't Buy Your Way Out Of The Blues"

  14. Cal Smith "Country Bumpkin"

  15. Kenny Rogers "The Gambler"

  16. Alan Jackson "Chattahoochie"

  17. Garth Brooks "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)

  18. Travis Tritt "Here's A Quarter"

  19. Ray Stevens "Mississippi Squirrel Revival"

  20. Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue"

  21. Toby Keith "Courtesy Of The Red White And Blue"

  22. CW McCall "Convoy"

  23. Alabama "5 O'Clock 500"


  1. Bobby Bare "Detroit City"

  2. Lefty Frizzell "Saginaw Michigan"

  3. George Strait "Ocean Front Property"

  4. Steve Earle "Guitar Town"

  5. Alan Jackson "Don't Rock The Jukebox"

  6. George Jones "He Stopped Loving Her Today"

  7. Hank Williams Jr. "All My Rowdy Friends"

  8. Beach Boys "Little Deuce Coupe"

  9. Bobby Darin "Splish Splash"

  10. Richie Valens "Donna"

  11. Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues"

  12. George Strait "It Ain't Cool To Be Crazy About You"

  13. Bobby Vinton "Roses Are Red"

  14. Gatlin Brothers "All The Gold In California"

  15. Red Sovine "Teddy Bear"

  16. Frankie Valli "My Eyes Adored You"

  17. Brooks & Dunn "My Maria"

  18. Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods "Billy Don't Be A Hero"

  19. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard "Poncho & Lefty"

  20. Dwight Yoakam "Guitars & Cadillacs"

  21. Eddie Rabbit "I Love A Rainy Night"

  22. Jimmy Dean "Big Bad John"

  23. Oak Ridge Boys "Elvira"

  24. Statler Brothers "Flowers On The Wall"

  25. Alan Jackson "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)"



  1. Earl Palmer "Rip It Up"

  2. Surfaris "Wipe Out"

  3. Beach Boys "409"

  4. Bellamy Brothers "Redneck Girl"

  5. Jerry Reed "Eastbound And Down"

  6. Mac Davis "It's Hard To Be Humble"

  7. Blake Shelton "Ol' Red"

  8. Johnny Cash "I Walk The Line"

  9. Jim Ed Brown "Pop A Top"

  10. George Strait "My Heart Won't Wander Far From You"

  11. Marty Stuart "Hillbilly Rock"

  12. Carl Perkins "Blue Suede Shoes"

  13. Buddy Holly "It's So Easy"

  14. Marty Robbins "El Paso"

  15. Bobby Vinton "To Know You Is To Love You"

  16. Del Shannon "Runaway"

  17. Fats Domino "Blueberry Hill"

  18. Chubby Checker "The Twist"

  19. Tommy James & The Shondells "Mony Mony"

  20. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons "Working My Way Back To You"

  21. David Lee Murphy "Dust On The Bottle"

  22. Mel Tillis "Coca Cola Cowboy"

  23. Merle Haggard "Mama Tried"

  24. Crystal Gayle "If You Ever Change Your Mind"

  25. Waylon Jennings "Amanda"

  26. Don Williams "Tulsa Time"

  27. George Strait "Someone's Walkin' Around Upstairs"

  28. Billy "Crash" Craddock "Broken Down In Tiny Pieces"

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