Oh Boy Records is releasing a special new seven-inch box set, John Prine – The Oh Boy Singles, on Nov. 24.
The uniquely designed box set is modeled after Prine’s 1935 Wurlitzer Jukebox, and features the eight singles Prine released throughout his career packaged in their original artwork, as well as working lights that illuminate the jukebox, a booklet with a forward written by Jim Rooney, two “Handsome Johnny” jukebox coins, a vintage Oh Boy Records catalog and more. The limited-edition collectable is now available for pre-order and will also be available at indie record stores nationwide.
“This collection took quite a bit of time and effort to put together, and perhaps some version of it could have come out a year or two earlier, but the guiding principle for us always was: ‘Would John have thought this was cool,” says Oh Boy Records’ Jody Whelan. “So, after many revisions and additions we can finally say, ‘John would have thought this was cool (or at least Pretty Good).’”
One of Prine’s beloved possessions, the jukebox was a gift from his friend and fellow songwriter Steve Goodman as a thank you for co-writing Goodman’s first country hit, “You Never Even Called Me by My Name,” after Prine refused to take credit or accept any royalties for helping to write the song.
The jukebox was donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this past weekend in conjunction with the second annual “You Got Gold: Celebrating the Songs of John Prine” event. The three-day celebration raised over $150,000 for the Hello In There Foundation and featured performances by Amanda Shires, Devon Gilfillian, John Oates, Joy Oladokun, Lukas Nelson, Rita Wilson, Rodney Crowell, Ruston Kelly, Tanya Tucker and more, as well as special appearances by Walton Goggins and Steve Zahn.
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