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Country Music Classics, Vol. 16 (1955-60)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
K-Tel rolls on with their 16th volume of country hits. The latter half of the '50s is in the spotlight this time around, and what's on offer is a fairly good yet incredibly slim only ten tracks mix of the day's highlights from honky tonk to country crossover. While Johnny Horton delivers one of his patented geo-historical songs "North to Alaska", honky tonk stalwarts Ray Price and Webb Pierce get down to some fine pre-Nashville sound business. And as far as that crossover material goes, Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold show off their svelte pipes, while Marty Robbins finds the middle ground between the rough and sweet poles of the music. But what about all that moonshine in the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
K-Tel rolls on with their 16th volume of country hits. The latter half of the '50s is in the spotlight this time around, and what's on offer is a fairly good yet incredibly slim only ten tracks mix of the day's highlights from honky tonk to country crossover. While Johnny Horton delivers one of his patented geo-historical songs "North to Alaska", honky tonk stalwarts Ray Price and Webb Pierce get down to some fine pre-Nashville sound business. And as far as that crossover material goes, Jim Reeves and Eddy Arnold show off their svelte pipes, while Marty Robbins finds the middle ground between the rough and sweet poles of the music. But what about all that moonshine in the sticks? Well, the Possum himself, George Jones, takes care of that with one his early gems, "White Lightning." Topped off by a fine Johnny Cash side, Country Music Classics, Vol. 16 makes for some good introductory listening, especially if it comes your way for cutout-bin money.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/1993
  • Label: K-Tel
  • UPC: 022775310849
  • Catalog Number: 3108

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 North to Alaska - Johnny Horton (2:49)
  2. 2 He'll Have to Go - Jim Reeves (2:19)
  3. 3 Crazy Arms - Ray Price (2:29)
  4. 4 White Lightning - George Jones (2:42)
  5. 5 A Falling Star - Jimmy C. Newman (2:15)
  6. 6 Singing the Blues - Marty Robbins (2:26)
  7. 7 Auctioneer - Leroy Van Dyke (2:54)
  8. 8 Guess Things Happen That Way - Johnny Cash (1:47)
  9. 9 Love, Love, Love - Webb Pierce (2:47)
  10. 10 Cattle Call - Eddy Arnold (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddy Arnold Vocals, Track Performer
Johnny Cash Vocals, Track Performer
Johnny Horton Vocals, Track Performer
George Jones Vocals, Track Performer
Ray Price Vocals, Track Performer
Jim Reeves Vocals, Track Performer
Marty Robbins Vocals, Track Performer
Leroy Van Dyke Vocals, Track Performer
Jimmy C. Newman Vocals, Track Performer
Webb Pierce Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Johnny Horton Composer
Joe Allison Composer
Dick St Nicklaus Composer
Tillman Franks Composer
Audrey Allison Composer
James Joiner Composer
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