Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1952

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/22/2009
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051695729
  • Catalog Number: 16957


Disc 1
  1. 1 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) - Tex Ritter (2:30)
  2. 2 Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson (2:42)
  3. 3 It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells (2:34)
  4. 4 Ashes of Love - Johnnie (2:21)
  5. 5 Easy On the Eyes - Eddy Arnold (2:37)
  6. 6 Give Me More, More, More (of Your Kisses) - Lefty Frizzell (2:19)
  7. 7 Bumming Around - Jimmie Dean (2:51)
  8. 8 I Had a Dream - Jimmy Swan (3:07)
  9. 9 Juke Joint Johnny - Lattie Moore (2:14)
  10. 10 Rock the Joint - The Saddlemen (2:17)
  11. 11 Diesel Smoke - Doye O'Dell (2:35)
  12. 12 Are You Teasing Me - Carl Smith (2:36)
  13. 13 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams (2:51)
  14. 14 Wondering - Webb Pierce (3:01)
  15. 15 I Cried Again - Jim Eanes (3:08)
  16. 16 They Locked God Outside the Iron Curtain - Little Jimmy Dickens (2:41)
  17. 17 The Gold Rush is Over - Hank Snow (2:18)
  18. 18 I'm Using My Bible For a Roadmap - The Tennessee Cut-Ups (2:32)
  19. 19 Raw Hide - Bill Monroe (2:43)
  20. 20 Indian Love Call - Slim Whitman (2:20)
  21. 21 Don't Let the Stars (Get In Your Eyes) - Slim Willet & The Brush Cutters (2:47)
  22. 22 Almost - George Morgan (2:54)
  23. 23 There's a Tear In My Beer - Big Bill Lister (2:21)
  24. 24 Back Street Affair - Webb Pierce (2:46)
  25. 25 Honky Tonk Blues - Hank Williams (2:13)
  26. 26 Midnight - Red Foley (3:10)
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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 Jr. 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 Jr. 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
Christian Zwarg Mastering
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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