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Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1953
     

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1953

 
The middle volume of Bear Family's five-album Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music series covers the year 1953, collecting 28 classic tracks from that wild year -- the year after Hank Williams' monumental passing -- and showcasing the kinds of innovation that were occurring in hardcore woolly

Overview

The middle volume of Bear Family's five-album Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music series covers the year 1953, collecting 28 classic tracks from that wild year -- the year after Hank Williams' monumental passing -- and showcasing the kinds of innovation that were occurring in hardcore woolly hillbilly music released regionally as well as nationally. Some of the set's highlights include a posthumous release from Williams in "Take These Chains from My Heart," Jim Reeves' hit "Mexican Joe," Carl Smith's rollicking "Hey Joe!," Joe and Rose Lee Maphis' hardcore honky tonk "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud Loud Music)," Lefty Frizell's beautiful reading of Jimmie Rodgers' "California Blues (Blue Yodel #4)," Faron Young's "Goin' Steady," and the Davis Sisters' gorgeous "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know." That said, there isn't a dud on the set and the annotation -- in typical Bear Family style -- is exhaustive, while the entire package is utterly attractive and fit for the collector's shelf. This entire series is faultless and worth owning by any traditional country music fan.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2013
Label:
Bear Family Germany
UPC:
4000127169587
catalogNumber:
2716958
Rank:
152069

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Johnny Otis   Composer
Chet Atkins   Composer
Joe Maphis   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Faron Young   Composer
Onie Wheeler   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Bill Carlisle   Composer
Rudy Grayzell   Composer
Link Davis   Composer
Johnnie Wright   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Jenny Carson   Composer
Hy Heath   Composer
Cecil A. Null   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Lewis Talley   Composer
Jack Anglin   Composer
Jim Anglin   Composer
Fuzzy Owen   Composer
Artie Glenn   Composer
Mitchell Torok   Composer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Bill Trader   Composer
Russ Hull   Composer

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