Complete Pop & Country Hits

Complete Pop & Country Hits

by The Browns
     
 
Note the qualifier in the title of Real Gone Music's 2013 collection of the Browns: this doesn't contain just the trio's country hits, but also their charting pop singles. Now, this doesn't amount to much -- they only had three songs that made the pop Top 100 but not the country charts; between 1960 and 1961, "Teen-Ex" went to 47 while "Blue Christmas" and "Ground Hog

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Note the qualifier in the title of Real Gone Music's 2013 collection of the Browns: this doesn't contain just the trio's country hits, but also their charting pop singles. Now, this doesn't amount to much -- they only had three songs that made the pop Top 100 but not the country charts; between 1960 and 1961, "Teen-Ex" went to 47 while "Blue Christmas" and "Ground Hog" scraped the lower reaches of the charts -- but it's enough to give Real Gone's Browns collection over the very similar 2008 Collectors Choice compilation The Complete Hits, which topped out at 21 tracks and contains an identical sequencing with the exception of those three pop hits inserted halfway through the disc. Listening to the Browns' work with the pop tunes incorporated, it's actually a little hard to spot the difference between the pop and the country. The Browns were always gentle, sweet harmonizers who played to crossover easy listening tastes, so having these pop tunes with a novelty bent included feels appropriate, especially as these '50s and '60s sides seem, in retrospect, to have much more to do with pop than country.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/2013
Label:
Real Gone Music
UPC:
0848064001652
catalogNumber:
400165
Rank:
15115

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Browns   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Chet Atkins   Producer
Jethro Burns   Composer
Hank Locklin   Composer
Jim Reeves   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Chip Taylor   Composer
Zeb Turner   Composer
Melvin Endsley   Composer
Jim Ed Brown   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Homer Haynes   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
Keith Colley   Composer
Floyd Robinson   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
Fabor Robison   Producer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Clint Ballard   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer
Nat Simon   Composer
Nancie Mantz   Composer
Angela Riela   Composer
Evelyn Danzig   Composer
Jean Villard   Composer
Jay Johnson   Composer
Bert Reisfeld   Composer
Maxine Brown   Composer
Frances Hur   Composer
Jeff James   Producer
Hod Pharis   Composer
Billy Hayes   Composer
Preston Temple   Composer
E.E. "Si" Siman   Producer
Tommy Russell   Composer

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