Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1952

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1952


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Bear Family


  1. High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)  - Tex Ritter
  2. Wild Side of Life  - Hank Thompson
  3. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels  - Kitty Wells
  4. Ashes of Love  -  Johnnie
  5. Easy On the Eyes  - Eddy Arnold
  6. Give Me More, More, More (of Your Kisses)  - Lefty Frizzell
  7. Bumming Around  - Jimmie Dean
  8. I Had a Dream  - Jimmy Swan
  9. Juke Joint Johnny  - Lattie Moore
  10. Rock the Joint  -  Saddlemen
  11. Diesel Smoke  - Doye O'Dell
  12. Are You Teasing Me  - Carl Smith
  13. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)  - Hank Williams
  14. Wondering  - Webb Pierce
  15. I Cried Again  - Jim Eanes
  16. They Locked God Outside the Iron Curtain  - Little Jimmy Dickens
  17. The Gold Rush is Over  - Hank Snow
  18. I'm Using My Bible For a Roadmap  -  Tennessee Cut-Ups
  19. Raw Hide  - Bill Monroe
  20. Indian Love Call  - Slim Whitman
  21. Don't Let the Stars (Get In Your Eyes)  -  Slim Willet & The Brush Cutters
  22. Almost  - George Morgan
  23. There's a Tear In My Beer  - Big Bill Lister
  24. Back Street Affair  - Webb Pierce
  25. Honky Tonk Blues  - Hank Williams
  26. Midnight  - Red Foley

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bill Monroe   Mandolin
Eddy Arnold   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Chet Atkins   Electric Guitar
Roy Clark   Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Little Jimmy Dickens   Guitar,Vocals
Red Foley   Vocals
Lefty Frizzell   Guitar,Vocals
George Morgan   Guitar,Vocals
Tex Ritter   Vocals
Carl Smith   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Hank Thompson   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Kitty Wells   Vocals
Bill Haley   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Thumbs Carllile   Electric Guitar
Buck White   Fiddle
Billy Gray   Guitar,Bandleader
Don Helms   Steel Guitar
Lattie Moore   Guitar
Speedy West   Steel Guitar
Charles Wright   Bass
Jim Eanes   Vocals
Shot Jackson   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Red Smiley   Guitar,Bass (Vocal),Lead
Johnnie Wright   Bass,Leader,Vocals
Don Reno   Banjo,Tenor (Vocal),Lead
Owen Bradley   Organ,Piano,Leader
Hillous Butrum   Bass
Jimmy Dean   Piano,Vocals
Bob Foster   Steel Guitar
Buddy Griffin   Rhythm Guitar
Eddie Hill   Guitar,Baritone (Vocal)
Buddy Killen   Bass
Rudy Lyle   Banjo
Jimmy Martin   Guitar
Ernest Ernie Newton   Bass,Maracas,String Bass
Webb Pierce   Vocals
Cedric Rainwater   Bass
Jerry Rivers   Fiddle,Baritone (Vocal)
Hank Williams   Guitar,Vocals
Jack Anglin   Guitar,Vocals
Danny Cedrone   Guitar
Johnny Grande   Piano
Tommy Hill   Rhythm Guitar
Marshall Lytle   Double Bass
Stephen H. Sholes   Stick
Billy Williamson   Steel Guitar
Hubert Davis   Banjo
Joel Price   String Bass
Sam Pruett   Steel Guitar
Jack Shook   Acoustic Guitar
Hugh Gordon Stoker   Piano
Merle "Red" Taylor   Fiddle
Henry Newton "Tommy" Vaden   Fiddle
Eddie Caldwell   Fiddle
Chubby Crank   Drums
Harold Hensley   Fiddle
Autry Inman   Guitar
Walter Lenk   Drums
Jimmie Widener   Guitar
Doye O'Dell   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Earl Dean Porter   Electric Guitar
Floyd Robinson   Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Tenor (Vocal)
Buck Ryan   Fiddle
Slim Willet   Vocals
Jimmy Swan   Guitar,Vocals
Randy Hughes   Guitar
Thomas Lee Jackson   Fiddle
Clarence E. Snow   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Marvin H. Hughes   Organ,Piano
Herbie Jones   Guitar
Johnny Sibert   Steel Guitar
Velma E. Williams Smith   Rhythm Guitar
Donald Slayman   Fiddle
"Papa" John Gordy   Piano
Scott Underwood   Fiddle
Sonny Harville   Piano
Allen Dale Potter   Fiddle
Milton Curtis "Muddy" Berry   Drums
Roy Russell   Guitar
Big Bill Lister   Guitar,Vocals
Big Red Hayes   Fiddle
Andy Wolkowsky   Guitar
Harold "Hal" Smith   Bass
Bill Callahan   Bass
Walter L. "Hank Sugarfoot" Garland   Guitar
Sugarfoot Collins   Guitar
Kenneth Allen "Little Red" Hayes   Fiddle
Don Davis   String Bass
Robert Lee "Bob" Foster   Steel Guitar
Harold Lee "Curly" Chalker   Steel Guitar
Johnny Douglas   Accordion
Gopher Addis   Fiddle
C.B. White   Steel Guitar
William Wayne Forster   Drums
Joel Tyrus Price   Bass
Dorris Paul Warren   Fiddle
Jay Haney   Bass,Baritone (Vocal)
Samuel K. "Sammy" Pruett   Electric Guitar
Hoot Rains   Steel Guitar
Dewey "Slim" Whitman   Guitar,Vocals
Billy Robinson   Steel Guitar
William A. Wardle   Piano
William Brannon Robinson   Steel Guitar
Thomas Grady Martin   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bobby Phillips   Steel Guitar
R. 'Chuck' Wright   Bass
James Ulysis 'Guy' Willis   Guitar
J. Vic Willis   Piano,Accordion
Ivan Leroy 'Little Roy' Wiggins   Steel Guitar
III Joseph Hale Talbot   Steel Guitar
Hank Caldwell   Bass
Clayton Parker   Fiddle
Norman Stephens   Guitar
Billy Raymond Carson   Guitar
Madge Suttee   Piano
Charles "Chuck" Haney   Mandolin
Billy Briggs Stewart   Bass
Benjamin Jarrell   Fiddle
Smokey Donaldson   Guitar
Grady Thomas Martin   Electric Guitar
Gordon Flynn   Steel Guitar
Gilbert "Gil" Baca   Piano
Georgia Underwood   Bass
Donald Helms   Steel Guitar
Cornell "Curly" Herndon   Guitar
Marvin Carroll   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Harry "Fats" Crafton   Composer
Bill Monroe   Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Eddy Arnold   Composer
Chet Atkins   Composer
Lefty Frizzell   Composer
Ray Price   Composer
Lattie Moore   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Johnnie Wright   Composer
Don Reno   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Arlie Carter   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Illustrations
Don Law   Producer
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
J.D. Miller   Composer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Bob Sullivan   Engineer
Ned Washington   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Jack Anglin   Composer
Jim Anglin   Composer
Dick Rowe   Producer
Stephen H. Sholes   Producer
Doc Bagby   Composer
Autry Inman   Composer
Joe Werner   Composer
Slim Willet   Composer,Producer
Jimmy Swan   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Dave Sax   Illustrations
Noel Ball   Producer
Vic McAlpin   Composer
Charles Schroeder   Composer
Jack Toombs   Composer
Cy Coben   Composer
Sven T. Uhrmann   Illustrations
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Jim Beck   Composer
Billy Wallace   Composer
Frank Innocenti   Producer
Paul Cohen   Producer
Cal Martin   Composer
Pete Graves   Composer
Brad Crandall   Composer
Elmo Ellis   Composer
Howard G. Kelley   Whistle
Sydney Nathan   Producer
Wendell "Don" Keene   Composer

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