Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1963

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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 1963, and includes such enduring genre gems from that year as Buck Owens' "Act Naturally," Dave Dudley's original version of "Six Days on the Road," Bobby Bare's "Five Hundred Miles Away from Home," Johnny Cash's...
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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 1963, and includes such enduring genre gems from that year as Buck Owens' "Act Naturally," Dave Dudley's original version of "Six Days on the Road," Bobby Bare's "Five Hundred Miles Away from Home," Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," and Ray Price's "Night Life."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2011
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127169686
  • Catalog Number: 16968
  • Sales rank: 65,400

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Detroit City - Bobby Bare (2:47)
  2. 2 I Gotta Get Drunk (and I Shore Do Dread It) - Joe Carson (2:06)
  3. 3 Busted - Johnny Cash (2:17)
  4. 4 Leavin' On Your Mind - Patsy Cline (2:26)
  5. 5 Lonesome - Hawkshaw Hawkins (2:40)
  6. 6 We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds - Melba Montgomery (2:39)
  7. 7 Talk Back Trembling Lips - Ernest Ashworth (2:36)
  8. 8 Still - Bill Anderson (2:48)
  9. 9 B.J. the D.J. - Stonewall Jackson (2:51)
  10. 10 The Yellow Bandana - Faron Young (2:28)
  11. 11 Walk Me To the Door - Ray Price (3:05)
  12. 12 Act Naturally - Buck Owens (2:20)
  13. 13 Thanks a Lot - Ernest Tubb (2:34)
  14. 14 Six Days On the Road - Dave Dudley (2:21)
  15. 15 Don't Call Me From a Honky Tonk - Johnny & Jonie Mosby (2:30)
  16. 16 Not What I Had In Mind - George Jones (2:41)
  17. 17 Mountain of Love - David Houston (2:47)
  18. 18 Before I'm Over You - Loretta Lynn (2:33)
  19. 19 Abilene - George Hamilton IV (2:14)
  20. 20 Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street) - Hank Snow (2:37)
  21. 21 Begging To You - Marty Robbins (2:29)
  22. 22 Five Hundred Miles Away From Home - Bobby Bare (2:41)
  23. 23 8x10 - Bill Anderson (2:48)
  24. 24 Call Me Mr. Brown - Skeets McDonald (2:29)
  25. 25 The End of the World - Skeeter Davis (2:37)
  26. 26 Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash (2:37)
  27. 27 Sweet Dreams (of You) - Patsy Cline (2:36)
  28. 28 Let's Invite Them Over - Melba Montgomery (2:11)
  29. 29 Love's Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens (2:01)
  30. 30 Night Life - Ray Price (4:44)
  31. 31 T For Texas - Grandpa Jones (2:17)
  32. 32 I Wanna Go Home - Billy Grammer (2:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar
Bill Anderson Vocals
Ernest Ashworth Vocals
Bobby Bare Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Johnny Cash Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Floyd Cramer Piano, Drums
Dave Dudley Vocals
Jack Greene Drums
Hawkshaw Hawkins Vocals
David Houston Vocals
Stonewall Jackson Vocals
George Jones Vocals
Grandpa Jones Banjo, Leader, Vocals
Loretta Lynn Vocals
Melba Montgomery Vocals
Buck Owens Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Ray Price Guitar, Vocals
Cal Smith Rhythm Guitar
Faron Young Vocals
The Jordanaires Choir, Chorus
Pete Drake Steel Guitar
Bill Justis Trumpet
Anita Kerr Harpsichord, Leader, Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Day Steel Guitar
Billy Grammer Guitar, Vocals
George Hamilton IV Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Don Helms Steel Guitar
Bill Pursell Piano
Ernest Tubb Vocals
Anita Carter Choir, Chorus
Mother Maybelle Carter Autoharp
Johnny & Jonie Mosby Vocals
Ramona Jones Choir, Chorus
Ben Keith Steel Guitar
The Anita Kerr Singers Choir, Chorus
Chester B. Atkins Piano
Byron Bach Violin
George Binkley III Violin
Jack Clement Guitar, Leader
Patsy Cline Vocals
Skeeter Davis Vocals
Jack Drake Bass
Ray Edenton Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Dolores Edgin Choir, Chorus
Solie Fott Violin
Marshall Grant Bass
Walter Haynes Steel Guitar
Frank Jones Piano
Douglas Kirkham Drums
Don Law Piano
Bob Morris Bass
Wayne Moss Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley Choir, Chorus
Luther Perkins Guitar
Boots Randolph Saxophone
Leon Rhodes Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Organ, Piano
Henry Strzelecki Bass
Norris Wilson Piano
Cecil Brower Violin
Dorothy Ann Dillard Choir, Chorus
W.S. Holland Drums
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Jerry Byrd Bass
Howard Carpenter Violin
Jimmy Colvard Guitar
Louis Dunn Drums
Jack Pruett Guitar, Electric Guitar
William Whitney Pursell Piano, Vibes
Wilda Tinsley Violin
Winifred S. Breast Choir, Chorus
Helen Carter Guitar, Choir, Chorus
Buddy Charleton Steel Guitar
Solie Isaac Fott Violin
Karl Garvin Trumpet
Jerry Reed Hubbard Guitar
Jay McDonald Steel Guitar
Kenny Pierce Bass
Ken Presley Drums
Joe Carson Vocals
Fred Carter Jr. Guitar
Darrell McCall Rhythm Guitar
Teddy Wilburn Guitar
Randy Hughes Acoustic Guitar
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Fiddle
Rita Faye Wilson Autoharp
Jerry Glenn Kennedy Guitar, Leader
William Guilford Wright Jr. Choir, Chorus
Clarence E. Snow Guitar, Leader, Vocals
William K. McElhiney Trumpet
Henry Earl Sinks Guitar
Velma E. Williams Smith Guitar
Joseph W. Tanner Guitar
William Paul Ackerman Drums
Odell Martin Guitar
Enos McDonald Vocals
Merry Melody Singers Choir, Chorus
James E. Wilson Guitar
Vernal E. Richardson Violin
Jan Kurtis Skugstad Drums
Art Bishop Guitar
Gary Williams Violin
Nancy Hearn Violin
James Carlisle Isbell Drums
Bob Myers Guitar
J.R. Jelly Sanders Guitar
Grover C. "Shorty" Lavender Fiddle
Howard Ralph Carpenter Violin
Melvin Lee "Mel" King Drums
Thomas Grady Martin Guitar, Electric Guitar, Leader
Brenton Bolden Banks Violin
Joseph S. Zinkan Bass, Acoustic Bass
Floyd T. Lightnin' Chance Bass
Bob L. Moore Bass, Acoustic Bass, Bas Dessus
Lillian Vann Hunt Violin
Cameron L. Mullins Trumpet
Charles R. "Charlie" McCoy Harmonica
Kelton D. "Kelso" Herston Guitar
Harold Ray Bradley Guitar, Electric Bass, 6-string bass, 6-string Electric Bass
Herman Bland "Pete" Wade Guitar
Douglas G. Kirkham Drums
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. Drums
Donald "Don Rich" Eugen Ulrich Electric Guitar
Ray Bradley Guitar
William L. "Billy" Byrd Guitar
Byron Theodore Bach Violin
James Isbell Drums
Harold B. "Shot" Jackson Dobro
Bob Lee Johnson Banjo, Guitar
The New Carter Family Choir, Chorus
Michael Gatozzi Violin
Technical Credits
Bill Anderson Composer
Chet Atkins Producer
Bobby Bare Composer
Don Gibson Composer
Melba Montgomery Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Buck Owens Composer
Marty Robbins Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Mel Tillis Composer
Conway Twitty Composer
Bob Gibson Composer
Onie Wheeler Composer
Justin Tubb Composer
Don Robertson Composer
Chester B. Atkins Producer
Hal Blair Composer
Owen Bradley Arranger, Producer
Jack Clement Composer
Pappy Daily Producer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Illustrations
Fred Foster Producer
Al Gorgoni Composer
Walter Haynes Composer
Harlan Howard Composer
Frank Jones Producer
Jerry Kennedy Producer
Don Law Producer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Bill McElhiney Arranger, Producer
Ken Nelson Producer
Webb Pierce Composer
Wesley Rose Producer
Wayne Walker Composer
Hedy West Composer
Tommy Alsup Producer
Robin Brian Producer
Barbara Miller Composer
Danny Dill Composer
Merle Kilgore Composer
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
William K. McElhiney Arranger
Sylvia Dee Composer
Arthur Kent Composer
Don Sessions Composer
Albert Stanton Composer
Charlie Williams Composer
Laura Martin Composer
Steve Karliski Composer
Carl Montgomery Composer
Voni Morrison Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Betty Sue Perry Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
John Russell Composer
Lester Brown Composer
H. Lewis Composer
Harold Ray Bradley Tic Tac
Earl Greene Composer
June Carter Composer
Larry Kober Composer
Venita Del Rio Composer
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