Classic Country: Hard to Find Hits

Classic Country: Hard to Find Hits

     
 

If one ascribes to the axiom that they don't make country music like they used to, then Classic Country: Hard to Find Hits provides ample evidence. The collection gathers together 20 country hits, most of which climbed the charts in the late '50s and early '60s. The spare accompaniment of these songs, highlighted by acoustic and electric guitars, steels, andSee more details below

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If one ascribes to the axiom that they don't make country music like they used to, then Classic Country: Hard to Find Hits provides ample evidence. The collection gathers together 20 country hits, most of which climbed the charts in the late '50s and early '60s. The spare accompaniment of these songs, highlighted by acoustic and electric guitars, steels, and bass, tastefully leaves the Davis Singers, Bobby Edwards, and Jack Greene front and center. A number of these oldies -- "Don't Let Me Cross Over," "500 Miles Away from Home," and "Easy Loving" -- will be fairly well known, but previous knowledge isn't a requirement to enjoy Jimmie Rodgers' upbeat version of "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" or Wynn Stewart's "It's Such a Pretty World Today." The sum-total effect of Hard to Find Hits is a little like tuning into a static-filled AM station that plays nothing but classic 45-rpm records. For those unaccustomed to older country, these songs may be a bit too tame ("Don't Let Me Cross Over" is about as racy as things get), and the background singing on many cuts is a bit cheesy. But for everyone who longs for the days when loud electric guitars were relegated to rock & roll and country actually sounded like it might come from the country, Hard to Find Hits is a lo-fi blast from the past.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
Label:
Time Life Records
UPC:
0610583102727
catalogNumber:
18978

Tracks

  1. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine  - Jimmie F. Rodgers
  2. Blue Blue Day  - Don Gibson
  3. Let's Think About Living
  4. Gonna Find Me a Bluebird
  5. From a Jack to a King  - Ned Miller
  6. Right or Wrong
  7. It's Such a Pretty World Today  - Wynn Stewart
  8. Alone With You
  9. Fraulein
  10. Talk Back Trembling Lips
  11. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know  -  Davis Sisters
  12. The Old Lamplighter  - Jim Ed Brown
  13. A Little Bitty Tear
  14. You're the Reason  - Bobby Edwards
  15. Alabam
  16. Lonesome 7-7203
  17. Don't Let Me Cross Over  -  Carl & Pearl Butler
  18. Statue of a Fool  - Jack Greene
  19. 500 Miles Away from Home  - Bobby Bare
  20. Easy Loving

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Bobby Bare   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Faron Young   Composer
Wanda Jackson   Composer
Roy Drusky   Composer
Freddie Hart   Composer
Justin Tubb   Composer
Ned Miller   Composer
Marvin Rainwater   Composer
Cowboy Copas   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Paul Campbell   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Terry Fell   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Herb Newman   Composer
Cecil A. Null   Composer
Hedy West   Composer
Curley Williams   Composer
Lawton Williams   Composer
Jan Crutchfield   Composer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Nat Simon   Composer
Lester Vanadore   Composer
Robert Hull   Producer
Bobby Edwards   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Charles McCardell   Liner Notes
Olivia Kim   Editorial Research
Dale Noe   Composer
Penny Jay   Composer

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