Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1961

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Bear Family's fine ongoing series of country chart hits year by year is not only an eye-opening history of country music's various trends and fashions, it also serves as a reminder of how a pop music genre builds, grows, and evolves while still retaining its commercial viability and audience, and given country's longstanding lip service to tradition, it serves as proof to the old axiom that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This volume takes on 1961, and includes such enduring genre gems from that year as Don Gibson's "Sea of Heartbreak," Rusty and Doug Kershaw's romping "Louisiana Man," Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John," Marty Robbins' "It's Your World," and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Bear Family's fine ongoing series of country chart hits year by year is not only an eye-opening history of country music's various trends and fashions, it also serves as a reminder of how a pop music genre builds, grows, and evolves while still retaining its commercial viability and audience, and given country's longstanding lip service to tradition, it serves as proof to the old axiom that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This volume takes on 1961, and includes such enduring genre gems from that year as Don Gibson's "Sea of Heartbreak," Rusty and Doug Kershaw's romping "Louisiana Man," Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John," Marty Robbins' "It's Your World," and Patsy Cline's two biggest and most immortal hits, "Crazy" and "I Fall to Pieces."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2011
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127169662
  • Catalog Number: 16966
  • Sales rank: 110,703

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Worry - Marty Robbins (3:14)
  2. 2 Sea of Heartbreak - Don Gibson (2:34)
  3. 3 I Fall To Pieces - Patsy Cline (2:50)
  4. 4 Funny (How Time Slips Away) - Billy Walker (2:50)
  5. 5 I'll Just Have a Cup of Coffee (Then I'll Go) - Claude Gray (2:13)
  6. 6 Hello Walls - Faron Young (2:23)
  7. 7 Po' Folks - Bill Anderson (2:45)
  8. 8 Tennessee Flat Top Box - Johnny Cash (2:59)
  9. 9 Right or Wrong - Wanda Jackson (2:37)
  10. 10 Foolin' Around - Buck Owens (2:38)
  11. 11 Louisiana Man - Rusty Kershaw (2:34)
  12. 12 Your Old Love Letters - Porter Wagoner (2:15)
  13. 13 Losing Your Love - Jim Reeves (2:17)
  14. 14 You're the Reason - Bobby Edwards (2:33)
  15. 15 Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean (3:00)
  16. 16 Big River, Big Man - Claude King (2:24)
  17. 17 When Two Worlds Collide - Roger Miller (2:13)
  18. 18 Walk On By - Leroy Van Dyke (2:21)
  19. 19 Tender Years - George Jones (2:22)
  20. 20 Ragged But Right - Moon Mullican (2:19)
  21. 21 Under the Influence of Love - Buck Owens (2:20)
  22. 22 It's Your World - Marty Robbins (2:45)
  23. 23 Sweet Lips - Webb Pierce (2:33)
  24. 24 Crazy - Patsy Cline (2:44)
  25. 25 Heart Over Mind - Ray Price (2:42)
  26. 26 Diggy Liggy Lo - Rusty Kershaw (2:04)
  27. 27 Big, Big Love - Wynn Stewart (2:24)
  28. 28 Heartbreak USA - Kitty Wells (2:39)
  29. 29 My Ears Should Burn (When Fools Are Talked About) - Claude Gray (2:24)
  30. 30 I Dreamed of a Hill-Billy Heaven - Tex Ritter (3:10)
  31. 31 Each Time I Hear (Don't Worry) - Gloria Lambert (2:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Doug Kershaw Fiddle, Leader, Vocals
Bill Anderson Vocals
Chet Atkins Guitar
Johnny Cash Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Roy Clark Electric Guitar
Floyd Cramer Organ, Piano
Don Gibson Guitar, Leader, Vocals
George Jones Vocals
Claude King Vocals
Moon Mullican Piano, Vocals
Buck Owens Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Johnny Paycheck Choir, Chorus
Ray Price Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Jim Reeves Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Tex Ritter Vocals
Marty Robbins Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Ray Stevens Vibes
Mel Tillis Choir, Chorus
Kitty Wells Vocals
Faron Young Vocals
Wanda Jackson Vocals
The Jordanaires Choir, Chorus
Bernie Leighton Piano
Al Caiola Guitar
Jack Marshall Drums
Alvino Rey Steel Guitar
Roger Miller Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Pete Drake Steel Guitar, Leader
Leroy Van Dyke Vocals
Billy Walker Vocals
Anita Kerr Piano, Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Day Steel Guitar
Claude Gray Vocals
Bill Phillips Guitar
Moe Wechsler Piano
Ralph Carmichael Leader
Rusty Kershaw Guitar, Vocals
Johnnie Wright Guitar
Ben Keith Steel Guitar
Johnny Western Rhythm Guitar
Frank Carlson Drums
Patsy Cline Vocals
Jimmy Dean Vocals
George Devens Percussion
Ray Edenton Guitar
Floyd Gilbeau Choir, Chorus
Marshall Grant Bass
Hoyt Hawkins Choir, Chorus
Walter Haynes Steel Guitar
Milt Hinton Bass
Hugh Jarrett Choir, Chorus
Ralph Mooney Steel Guitar
Wayne Moore Choir, Chorus
Roy Nichols Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley Choir, Chorus
Webb Pierce Vocals
Luther Perkins Guitar
Jim Pierce Piano
John Pizzarelli Guitar
Jimmy Riddle French Harp
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Art Ryerson Guitar
Wynn Stewart Guitar, Vocals
Porter Wagoner Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Wayne Walker Choir, Chorus
Don Warden Steel Guitar
Dorothy Ann Dillard Choir, Chorus
W.S. Holland Drums
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Jerry Byrd Steel Guitar
Louis Dunn Drums
Marvin Hughes Piano
Jack Pruett Guitar
Wayne Stone Drums
Hugh Gordon Stoker Choir, Chorus
Helen "Peaches" Price Drums
Harold Morrison Banjo
Floyd Robinson Choir, Chorus
Margie Singleton Vocal Harmony
Randy Hughes Acoustic Guitar
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Fiddle
Jerry Glenn Kennedy Guitar
William Guilford Wright Jr. Choir, Chorus
Marvin H. Hughes Vibes
Neal Matthews Jr. Choir, Chorus
Claude J. Phelps Guitar
William Witney Purcell Piano
Johnny Sibert Steel Guitar
Velma E. Williams Smith Guitar
Bobby Sykes Choir, Chorus
William Paul Ackerman Drums
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams Drums
Allen Dale Potter Fiddle
George French Jr. Piano
Bobby Edwards Vocals
Darrell Cotton Choir, Chorus
Walter L. "Hank Sugarfoot" Garland Banjo, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Leader
Milton W. Raskin Piano
Donald P. Duffy Fiddle
J.R. Jelly Sanders Fiddle
Grover C. "Shorty" Lavender Fiddle
Donny "Johnny Paycheck" Lytle Guitar
Robert Allen Austin Bass, Fender Jazz Bass
Thomas Grady Martin Organ, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Leader
Ernie Williams Choir, Chorus
Joseph S. Zinkan Bass, Acoustic Bass
Joseph Robert 'Bobby' Gibbons Guitar
Floyd T. Lightnin' Chance Bass
Bob L. Moore Bass, Acoustic Bass
Kelton D. "Kelso" Herston Guitar
Harold Ray Bradley Guitar, Bass Guitar, 6-string Electric Bass
Herman Bland "Pete" Wade Guitar
Douglas G. Kirkham Drums
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. Drums
Donald "Don Rich" Eugen Ulrich Fiddle
Allen J. "Al" Williams Bass
Stephen F. "Steve" Bass Drums, Acoustic Bass
William D. "Buddy" Killen Bass, Choir, Chorus
Raymond C. Walker Choir, Chorus
Allan Dale Norris Guitar
Donny "Johnny Paycheck" Young Choir, Chorus
Lloyd Lunham Bass
Kathryn M. Thompson Harp
Gloria Lambert Vocals
Technical Credits
Doug Kershaw Composer
Bill Anderson Composer
Chet Atkins Producer
Johnny Cash Composer
Floyd Cramer Sound Effects
George Jones Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Buck Owens Composer
Marty Robbins Composer
Mel Tillis Composer
Wanda Jackson Composer
Roger Miller Composer
Johnny Bond Composer
Eddie Dean Composer
Paul Hampton Composer
Owen Bradley Producer
Hank Cochran Composer
Pappy Daily Producer
Hal David Composer
Jimmy Dean Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Illustrations
Harlan Howard Composer
Frank Jones Producer
Buddy Killen Composer
Don Law Producer
J.D. Miller Composer
Ken Nelson Producer
Webb Pierce Composer
Shelby Singleton Producer
Wynn Stewart Composer
Wayne Walker Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
Darrell Edwards Composer
Bobby Edwards Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Kendall Hayes Composer
Tommy Hill Producer
Glenn Douglas Tubb Composer
Bill Brock Composer
Hal Sothern Composer
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