Country Number Ones of the 50s

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This three-disc set collects sides that hit the top of the country charts in the 1950s, including Hank Snow's "I'm Moving On," Lefty Frizzell's "Always Late (With Your Kisses)," and Don Gibson's "Oh Lonesome Me," among others, as well as four tracks from Elvis Presley ("Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," "Jailhouse Rock") that might not technically be country but which hit the top of the country charts anyway.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
This three-disc set collects sides that hit the top of the country charts in the 1950s, including Hank Snow's "I'm Moving On," Lefty Frizzell's "Always Late (With Your Kisses)," and Don Gibson's "Oh Lonesome Me," among others, as well as four tracks from Elvis Presley ("Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," "Jailhouse Rock") that might not technically be country but which hit the top of the country charts anyway.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2013
  • Label: Acrobat
  • UPC: 824046903428
  • Catalog Number: 9034
  • Sales rank: 104,776

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wedding Bells - Jimmy Wakely (2:12)
  2. 2 Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley (2:47)
  3. 3 Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams (2:38)
  4. 4 Birmingham Bounce - Red Foley (3:02)
  5. 5 Why Don't You Love Me - Hank Williams (2:18)
  6. 6 I'll Sail My Ship Alone - Moon Mullican (2:12)
  7. 7 I'm Moving On - Hank Snow (2:49)
  8. 8 Goodnight Irene - Ernest Tubb (3:02)
  9. 9 The Golden Rocket - Hank Snow (2:47)
  10. 10 Shot Gun Boogie - Tennessee Ernie Ford (2:35)
  11. 11 There's Been a Change in Me - Eddy Arnold (2:15)
  12. 12 The Rhumba Boogie - Hank Snow (2:47)
  13. 13 Kentucky Waltz - Eddy Arnold (2:34)
  14. 14 I Want to Be With You Always - Lefty Frizzell (3:03)
  15. 15 I Wanna Play House With You - Eddy Arnold (2:11)
  16. 16 Always Late (With Your Kisses) - Lefty Frizzell (3:04)
  17. 17 Slow Poke - Pee Wee King (3:00)
  18. 18 Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way - Carl Smith (2:51)
  19. 19 (When You Feel Like You're in Love) Don't Just Stand There - Carl Smith (2:25)
  20. 20 Easy on the Eyes - Eddy Arnold (2:34)
  21. 21 The Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson (2:43)
  22. 22 It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells (2:30)
  23. 23 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams (2:53)
  24. 24 Back Street Affair - Webb Pierce (2:45)
  25. 25 Midnight - Red Foley (3:13)
  26. 26 I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive - Hank Williams (2:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Eddy's Song - Eddy Arnold (2:20)
  2. 2 Kaw-Liga - Hank Williams (2:36)
  3. 3 Mexican Joe - Jim Reeves (2:35)
  4. 4 Take These Chains From My Heart - Hank Williams (2:38)
  5. 5 It's Been So Long - Webb Pierce (2:19)
  6. 6 Hey Joe - Carl Smith (2:30)
  7. 7 A Dear John Letter - Jean Shepard (2:32)
  8. 8 There Stands the Glass - Webb Pierce (2:24)
  9. 9 Slowly - Webb Pierce (2:19)
  10. 10 I Don't Hurt Anymore - Hank Snow (2:56)
  11. 11 More and More - Webb Pierce (2:21)
  12. 12 Loose Talk - Carl Smith (2:33)
  13. 13 In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce (2:04)
  14. 14 I Don't Care - Webb Pierce (2:27)
  15. 15 The Cattle Call - Eddy Arnold (2:32)
  16. 16 Love, Love, Love - Webb Pierce (2:50)
  17. 17 Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford (2:35)
  18. 18 Why, Baby, Why - Webb Pierce (2:31)
  19. 19 I Forgot to Remember to Forget - Elvis Presley (2:29)
  20. 20 Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley (2:09)
  21. 21 Crazy Arms - Ray Price (2:32)
  22. 22 I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Elvis Presley (2:41)
  23. 23 Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley (2:04)
  24. 24 Hound Dog - Elvis Presley (2:16)
  25. 25 Singing the Blues - Marty Robbins (2:27)
  26. 26 Young Love - Sonny James (2:31)
  27. 27 Gone - Ferlin Husky (2:23)
Disc 3
  1. 1 A White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation) - Marty Robbins (2:31)
  2. 2 Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers (2:18)
  3. 3 Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:53)
  4. 4 Fraulein - Bobby Helms (2:49)
  5. 5 Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers (2:01)
  6. 6 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley (2:27)
  7. 7 My Special Angel - Bobby Helms (2:54)
  8. 8 The Story of My Life - Marty Robbins (2:33)
  9. 9 Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis (1:52)
  10. 10 Ballad of a Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash (2:10)
  11. 11 Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson (2:30)
  12. 12 All I Have to Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers (2:21)
  13. 13 Guess Things Happen That Way - Johnny Cash (1:48)
  14. 14 Blue Blue Day - Don Gibson (1:55)
  15. 15 Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers (2:14)
  16. 16 City Lights - Ray Price (3:00)
  17. 17 Billy Bayou - Jim Reeves (2:03)
  18. 18 Don't Take Your Guns to Town - Johnny Cash (3:02)
  19. 19 When It's Springtime in Alaska - Johnny Horton (2:36)
  20. 20 White Lightning - George Jones (2:37)
  21. 21 The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton (2:30)
  22. 22 Waterloo - Stonewall Jackson (2:28)
  23. 23 The Three Bells - The Browns (2:51)
  24. 24 Country Girl - Faron Young (2:34)
  25. 25 The Same Old Me - Ray Price (2:43)
  26. 26 El Paso - Marty Robbins (4:20)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Bill Monroe Composer
Bill Anderson Composer
Eddy Arnold Composer
Chet Atkins Composer
Johnny Cash Composer
Tennessee Ernie Ford Composer
Lefty Frizzell Composer
Don Gibson Composer
Marty Robbins Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Hank Snow Composer
Floyd Tillman Composer
Merle Travis Composer
Kitty Wells Composer
Charlie Feathers Composer
Elvis Presley Composer
Patrick Williams Composer
Roger Miller Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Louis Clark Composer
Roy Drusky Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Freddie Hart Composer
Pee Wee King Composer
Redd Stewart Composer
Ernest Tubb Composer
Cindy Walker Composer
Otis Blackwell Composer
Jimmie Driftwood Composer
Melvin Endsley Composer
Henry Bernard Composer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Arlie Carter Composer
Jack Clement Composer
Hal David Composer
Jack Hammer Composer
Hy Heath Composer
Carol Joyner Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
John A. Lomax Composer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
J.D. Miller Composer
Ralph Mooney Composer
Webb Pierce Composer
J.P. Richardson Composer
Smokey Rogers Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
William Warren Composer
Marijohn Wilkin Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Tex Owens Composer
Tommy Hill Composer
Fuzzy Owen Composer
Mae Boren Axton Composer
Merle Kilgore Composer
Jack Stapp Composer
Harry Stone Composer
Mitchell Torok Composer
Donald Robertson Composer
Tommy Durden Composer
Lois Mann Composer
Walter Rollins Composer
Mary Shurtz Composer
Loys Sutherland Composer
Cy Coben Composer
Jimmy Duncan Composer
Jean Villard Composer
Ted Jarrett Composer
Traditional Composer
Bert Reisfeld Composer
Chilton Price Composer
Jim Beck Composer
Russ Hull Composer
Billy Wallace Composer
Paul Watts Liner Notes
Stanley Kesler Composer
Morrey Burns Composer
Charles Grean Composer
Maurice Mysels Composer
Ira Kosloff Composer
Billy Barton Composer
Audrey Grisham Composer
Ric Cartey Composer
Fuzzy Owens Composer
Sidney Gunter Composer
Edward Jones Composer
Blake Crawford Composer
Martin Robinson Composer
Cherokee Jack Henley Composer
Alice Gresham Composer
Henry Turston Composer
Lewis Tally Composer
Tillman Francks Composer
Annaig Marie Lucas Composer
David Williams Composer
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