Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1957

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Bear Family continues its stellar series of honky tonk classics, Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music, with an overview of 1957. Colin Escott is the series' reissue producer, and he introduces the set with an excellent liner essay; painstakingly researched discographical information is provided by Richard Weize and his staff. The packaging, a single disc with 29 cuts packed in a hardback bound digipack with 72 pages of text and photos including interviews, studio reminiscences, and more, is outdone only by the music itself. The '50s in general were great years for country music, but the mid- to late entries in the decade were especially remarkable as traditional ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Bear Family continues its stellar series of honky tonk classics, Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music, with an overview of 1957. Colin Escott is the series' reissue producer, and he introduces the set with an excellent liner essay; painstakingly researched discographical information is provided by Richard Weize and his staff. The packaging, a single disc with 29 cuts packed in a hardback bound digipack with 72 pages of text and photos including interviews, studio reminiscences, and more, is outdone only by the music itself. The '50s in general were great years for country music, but the mid- to late entries in the decade were especially remarkable as traditional country gave way to hillbilly boogie, rockabilly, hard-edged honky tonk, and meddled with pop. While it's true that serious collectors of country music have virtually everything here, that doesn't mean they possess these excellent tracks in one place, and this is the value of such a collection. 1957 gave us timeless classics such as Bobby Helms' "Fraulein" and "My Special Angel," the Everly Brothers' "Bye Bye Love," Webb Pierce's "Honky Tonk Song," Ferlin Husky's "Gone," Bonnie Guitar's "Dark Moon," Porter Wagoner's "I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name," Marty Robbins' --with Ray Conniff-- "White Sport Coat (And a Pink Carnation)," and Patsy Cline's "Walkin After Midnight." If you guessed from the aforementioned song titles that 1957 was a year big on love songs both celebratory and brokenhearted, you'd be right. There is a terrific dark horse selection in the set closer in Chet Atkins' "Walk, Don't Run." however. This series is encyclopedic for those who wish to collect most of the major moments from the '40s and '50s, but the latter decade's offerings are simply essential for any fan of the genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/7/2010
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051696221
  • Catalog Number: 16962
  • Sales rank: 261,199

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Young Love - Sonny James (2:38)
  2. 2 I Heard the Bluebirds Sing - The Browns (2:43)
  3. 3 Am I Losing You? - Jim Reeves (2:50)
  4. 4 I'm Tired - Webb Pierce (2:04)
  5. 5 There You Go - The Tennessee Two (2:24)
  6. 6 Fraulein - Bobby Helms (2:59)
  7. 7 Geisha Girl - Hank Locklin (2:16)
  8. 8 I Found My Girl In the U.S.a. - Jimmie Skinner (3:01)
  9. 9 Dark Moon - Bonnie Guitar (2:48)
  10. 10 Gone - Ferlin Husky (2:29)
  11. 11 Why, Why - Carl Smith (2:34)
  12. 12 Gonna Find Me a Bluebird - Marvin Rainwater (2:39)
  13. 13 Bye, Bye Love - The Everly Brothers (2:25)
  14. 14 A Fallen Star - Jimmy Newman (2:23)
  15. 15 A White Sport Coat (and a Pink Carnation) - Ray Conniff (2:36)
  16. 16 Home of the Blues - The Tennessee Two (2:46)
  17. 17 Walkin' After Midnight - Patsy Cline (2:41)
  18. 18 I Like Your Kind of Love - Melvin Endsley (2:07)
  19. 19 I Miss You Already - Faron Young (2:34)
  20. 20 My Special Angel - Bobby Helms (3:04)
  21. 21 Honky Tonk Song - Webb Pierce (2:10)
  22. 22 Is It Wrong (For Loving You) - Warner Mack (2:45)
  23. 23 Tangled Mind - Hank Snow (2:43)
  24. 24 My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You - Ray Price (2:41)
  25. 25 The Story of My Life - Ray Conniff & His Orchestra (2:37)
  26. 26 Four Walls - Jim Reeves (2:57)
  27. 27 I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name - Porter Wagoner (2:44)
  28. 28 Auctioneer - Leroy Van Dyke (3:01)
  29. 29 Walk, Don't Run - Chet Atkins (2:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rufus Thibodeaux Ukulele
Chet Atkins Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Leader
Johnny Cash Guitar, Vocals
Floyd Cramer Piano
Hank Garland Guitar, Electric Guitar
Sonny James Guitar, Vocals
Hank Locklin Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Ray Price Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Jim Reeves Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Marty Robbins Guitar, Vocals
Carl Smith Guitar, Vocals
Faron Young Vocals
Ray Conniff Leader
The Jordanaires Vocals
Dick Hyman Piano
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Al Caiola Guitar
Don Everly Guitar, Vocals
Phil Everly Guitar, Vocals
Warner Mack Vocals
Leroy Van Dyke Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Bobby Helms Vocals
Anita Kerr Vocals
Jimmy Day Steel Guitar
Bonnie Guitar Guitar, Vocals
Ned Miller Guitar
Billy Mure Guitar
Marvin Rainwater Vocals
Jimmie Skinner Guitar, Vocals
Gordon Terry Fiddle
Melvin Endsley Rhythm Guitar, Leader, Vocals
The Anita Kerr Singers Vocals
Owen Bradley Piano
Jim Ed Brown Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Frank Carroll Bass
Don Carter Vocals
Patsy Cline Vocals
Ray Edenton Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Joe Elliott Electric Guitar
Marshall Grant Bass
Hoyt Hawkins Vocals
Ferlin Husky Vocals
Hugh Jarrett Vocals
Jimmy C. Newman Vocals
Ernest Ernie Newton Bass
Webb Pierce Vocals
Luther Perkins Guitar
Danny Perri Guitar
J.M. Van Eaton Drums
Porter Wagoner Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Don Warden Steel Guitar, Vocals
Malcolm Yelvington Vocals
Joe Hayes Fiddle
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Farris Coursey Drums
Louis Dunn Drums
Asa Wilkerson Vocals
Jack Shook Rhythm Guitar
Hugh Gordon Stoker Vocals
James "Jimmie" Selph Rhythm Guitar
Bonnie Brown Vocals
T. Tommy Cutrer Drums
Billy Thomas Fiddle
Andrew Ackers Piano
Lee Holt Vocals
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Fiddle
Clarence E. Snow Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Marvin H. Hughes Piano
Neal Matthews Jr. Vocals
Velma E. Williams Smith Rhythm Guitar
Bill Abbott Vocals
Sonny Burnette Steel Guitar
Alfred W. "Red" Gale Fiddle, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Milton Curtis "Muddy" Berry Drums
Jimmy Smith Piano
Maxine Brown Vocals
Floyd Lighnin Chance Bass
Bob Hicks Fiddle
Herman Kress Bass
Robert Lee "Bob" Foster Steel Guitar
Clifton Howard "Van Howard" Vandevender Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Spider Wilson Guitar
Thomas Grady Martin Fiddle, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Leader, Vibes
Louis Nunley Vocals
William G. Wright Jr. Vocals
Bob L. Moore Bass
Mildred Kirkham Vocals
Donald H. "Don" Helms Steel Guitar
Harold Ray Bradley Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Herman Bland "Pete" Wade Guitar
Douglas G. Kirkham Drums
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. Drums
Joe Edwards Guitar
Harland Powell Vocals
Hamilton Knowles Wilson Guitar
Andy Nelson Guitar
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer
Johnny Cash Composer
Ray Price Composer
Jim Reeves Composer
Marty Robbins Composer
Mel Tillis Composer
Faron Young Composer
Mitch Miller Producer
Burt Bacharach Composer
Warner Mack Composer
Leroy Van Dyke Composer
Ned Miller Composer
Marvin Rainwater Composer
Johnny Smith Composer
Jimmie Skinner Composer, Producer
Melvin Endsley Composer
Chester B. Atkins Producer
Archie Bleyer Producer
Owen Bradley Producer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Rick Cartey Composer
Jack Clement Producer
Hal David Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Illustrations
Carol Joyner Composer
Don Law Producer
Ken Nelson Producer
Smokey Rogers Composer
Lee Ross Composer
Wayne Walker Composer
Bob Wills Composer
Ted Daffan Composer
Lawton Williams Composer
Sam Phillips Producer
Alan Block Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Dave Sax Illustrations
Fabor Robison Producer
Don Hecht Composer
Buddy Black Composer
Herman Shoss Composer
Jimmy Duncan Composer
Lee Emerson Composer
George Campbell Composer
Sven T. Uhrmann Illustrations
Christian Zwarg Mastering
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
James Joiner Composer
Buck Peddy Composer
Glenn Douglas Composer
Hod Pharis Composer
Paul Cohen Producer
Marvin Moore Composer
Lily McAplin Composer
Este Photo Restoration
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