Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1970

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If the music on the 1970 volume of Bear Family's superlative ongoing Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music series isn't as wild and adventurous as that on 1969's, chalk it up to the record industry assimilating the shifting fashions of the time. Nothing here sounds as wild as the singles on the 1969 volume, but everything here still feels modern: Dolly Parton's "Joshua" is nearly as lean and ornery as Waylon Jennings' "The Taker," Johnny Cash's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" is a finely realized hangover ode that never would've been written three years prior, Roy Clark's novelty "Thank God and Greyhound" pops with tacky vitality. Elsewhere, there is sinewy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
If the music on the 1970 volume of Bear Family's superlative ongoing Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music series isn't as wild and adventurous as that on 1969's, chalk it up to the record industry assimilating the shifting fashions of the time. Nothing here sounds as wild as the singles on the 1969 volume, but everything here still feels modern: Dolly Parton's "Joshua" is nearly as lean and ornery as Waylon Jennings' "The Taker," Johnny Cash's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" is a finely realized hangover ode that never would've been written three years prior, Roy Clark's novelty "Thank God and Greyhound" pops with tacky vitality. Elsewhere, there is sinewy Merle Haggard ("The Fightin Side of Me"), robust Jerry Lee Lewis ("There Must Be More to Love Than This," "Once More with Feeling"), AM crossovers from Lynn Anderson ("Rose Garden") and Sammi Smith ("Help Me Make It Through the Night"), pure Nashville schmaltz symphonies from George Jones ("A Good Year for the Roses") and Ray Price ("For the Good Times"), crackling country-rock from Jerry Reed ("Amos Moses"), then the slightest hints of country-rock (Flying Burrito Brothers' "Wild Horses," which doesn't feel of piece with the rest here), and outlaw country (Billy Joe Shaver's "Chicken on the Ground"). All these loose ends combine into one singular sound that is the dawn of a new decade, one where all the progressive country, psychedelia, Bakersfield sound, and Nashville polish combine into a new mainstream, and Dim Lights 1970 winds up fascinating for how it documents that shift.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2013
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5397102172656
  • Catalog Number: 0217265
  • Sales rank: 45,585

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hello Darlin' - Conway Twitty (2:27)
  2. 2 Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson (2:54)
  3. 3 Once More With Feeling - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:26)
  4. 4 The Fightin' Side of Me - Merle Haggard (2:54)
  5. 5 What is Truth - Johnny Cash (2:39)
  6. 6 How I Got To Memphis - Bobby Bare (2:31)
  7. 7 Thank God and Greyhound - Roy Clark (2:40)
  8. 8 Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn (3:01)
  9. 9 Gone Girl - Tompall (3:22)
  10. 10 Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8) - Dolly Parton (3:09)
  11. 11 Welfare Cadilac - Guy Drake (3:17)
  12. 12 Amos Moses - Jerry Reed (2:21)
  13. 13 Help Me Make It Through the Night - Sammi Smith (2:35)
  14. 14 A Week In a Country Jail - Tom T. Hall (3:03)
  15. 15 Wild Horses - The Flying Burrito Brothers (6:23)
  16. 16 Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone - Charley Pride (2:14)
  17. 17 For the Good Times - Ray Price (3:50)
  18. 18 Run, Woman, Run - Tammy Wynette (2:28)
  19. 19 A Good Year For the Roses - George Jones (3:04)
  20. 20 The Taker - Waylon Jennings (2:22)
  21. 21 Joshua - Dolly Parton (3:00)
  22. 22 There Must Be More To Love Than This - Jerry Lee Lewis (2:44)
  23. 23 After the Fire is Gone - Conway Twitty (2:40)
  24. 24 Sunday Morning Coming Down - Johnny Cash (4:08)
  25. 25 Chicken On the Ground - Billy Joe Shaver (2:50)
  26. 26 Fifteen Years Ago - Conway Twitty (3:12)
  27. 27 My Woman, My Woman, My Wife - Marty Robbins (3:34)
  28. 28 How I Love Them Old Songs - Mickey Newbury (3:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lynn Anderson Vocals
Bobby Bare Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Cash Guitar, Vocals
Roy Clark Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Gimble Fiddle
Merle Haggard Vocals
Tom T. Hall Vocals
Chris Hillman Bass, Vocals
Waylon Jennings Vocals
George Jones Guitar, Vocals
Loretta Lynn Vocals
Mickey Newbury Piano, Vocals
Dolly Parton Vocals
Ray Price Vocals
Charley Pride Vocals
Marty Robbins Vocals
Conway Twitty Vocals
Tammy Wynette Vocals
The Jordanaires Choir, Chorus
Jerry Lee Lewis Piano, Leader, Vocals
Gram Parsons Vocals
Carl Perkins Electric Guitar
Leon Russell Piano
James Burton Guitar
Pete Drake Steel Guitar
Lloyd Green Steel Guitar
Dennis Linde Bass, Guitar
Sammi Smith Vocals
Billy Walker Leader
Buck Trent Guitar, Leader, Electric Banjo
Jim Glaser Vocals
Tompall Glaser Vocals
Tommy Collins Guitar
Billy Grammer Guitar, Leader
Billy Joe Shaver Vocals
John Darnall Guitar
Martin Katahn Violin
Sneaky Pete Kleinow Steel Guitar
The Anita Kerr Singers Background Vocals
Chuck Berghofer Fender Jazz Bass
George Binkley III Violin
Larry Butler Piano, Keyboards
Kenny Buttrey Drums
Jerry Carrigan Drums
Marvin Chantry Viola
Michael Clarke Drums
Glen D. Hardin Piano
Bobby Dyson Bass, Electric Bass
Ray Edenton Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Dolores Edgin Choir, Chorus
Colin Escott Compield
Jack Eubanks Guitar
D.J. Fontana Drums
Ralph Gallant Percussion
Sam Goldstein Drums
Marshall Grant Bass, Leader
John Hughey Steel Guitar
Lillian Hunt Violin
Jerry Kennedy Guitar
Sheldon Kurland Violin
Bernie Leadon Acoustic Guitar
Billy Linneman Bass
Kenneth Lovelace Fiddle
Martha McCrory Cello
Farrell Morris Percussion
Wayne Moss Guitar
Weldon Myrick Steel Guitar
Roy Nichols Electric Guitar
Rex Peer Guitar
Norbert Putnam Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Organ, Piano
Billy Sanford Guitar
Jerry Shook Guitar
Henry Strzelecki Bass Guitar
Bobby Thompson Banjo
Gary VanOsdale Viola
W.S. Holland Drums
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Glenn Baxter Viola
William Whitney Pursell Piano, Keyboards
Edward DeBruhl Bass
Solie Isaac Fott Viola
Jerry Reed Hubbard Electric Guitar, Leader, Vocals
Joe E. Lewis Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Tommy Markham Drums
Fred Carter Jr. Electric Guitar, Leader
Linda Gail Lewis Choir, Chorus
Jerry Glenn Kennedy Dobro, Guitar, Leader
William Guilford Wright Jr. Vocal Harmony
Bennett K. Schaeufele Steel Guitar
Stephanie Woolf Viola
Mack Magaha Fiddle
George W. McCormick Rhythm Guitar, Leader
Bill Irwin Organ
John Williams Viola
Guy Drake Vocals
Bob Wooton Electric Guitar
Norman D. Hamlett Steel Guitar, Leader
Buck Fell Keyboards
Gary Williams Viola
Joseph T. Babcock Choir, Chorus
James Carlisle Isbell Bongos
June Evelyn Page Choir, Chorus
David Briggs Piano, Keyboards
Jerry "Chip Young" Stembridge Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
David Carroll Kirby Electric Guitar
Ned Gail Davis Steel Guitar
Thomas Grady Martin Electric Guitar
George Binkley Violin
Brenton Bolden Banks Violin
Norman L. Blake Dobro
Bob L. Moore Bass, Leader
Lillian Vann Hunt Violin
Harald Rugg Steel Guitar
William Fitzpatrick Violin
Charles R. "Charlie" McCoy Guitar, Harmonica, Vibes
Kelton D. "Kelso" Herston Guitar
Harold Ray Bradley Guitar
Jerry D. Smith Piano
Herman Bland "Pete" Wade Guitar, Electric Guitar
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. Drums
Norman Keith "Buddy" Spicher Fiddle
Hurshel Wayne Wiginton Choir, Chorus
Byron Theodore Bach Violin, Cello
James David Wolfe Percussion, Drums
Thomas Dale Sellers Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Charles "Chuck" Glaser Vocals
Beegie L. Cruser Organ
Hurshel Wiginton Choir, Chorus
Hurshel June E. Page Choir, Chorus
William Harris Violin
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer
Bobby Bare Composer
Johnny Cash Composer
Merle Haggard Composer
Tom T. Hall Composer
Kris Kristofferson Composer
Loretta Lynn Composer
Mickey Newbury Composer
Dolly Parton Composer
Jerry Reed Composer
Marty Robbins Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Conway Twitty Composer
Shel Silverstein Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
Joe South Composer
Dennis Linde Producer
Billy Walker Arranger
Billy Joe Shaver Composer
Joe Allison Producer
Owen Bradley Producer
Jerry Chesnut Composer
Jack Clement Composer, Producer
Danny Davis Producer
Roy Dea Producer
Jim Dickson Producer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Illustrations
Bob Ferguson Producer
Bob Johnston Producer
Jerry Kennedy Producer
Dave Kirby Composer
Don Law Producer
Henry Lewy Producer
Jim Malloy Producer
Cam Mullins Arranger
Ken Nelson Producer
Keith Richards Composer
Billy Sherrill Producer
Jerry Shook Tic Tac
Glenn Sutton Producer
Mort Thomasson Engineer
L.E. White Composer
Otto Kitsinger Discographical Information
Jerry Glenn Kennedy Producer
Les Leverett Illustrations
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Discographical Information
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
Russ Wapensky Discographical Information
Larry Kingston Composer
Guy Drake Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Glenn Martin Composer
Don Hosea Producer
Raymond Smith Composer
George Vaughn Horton Composer
Ed Nix Composer
William E. Taylor Composer
Bob L. Moore Producer
Charles R. "Charlie" McCoy Instrumentation
Laverne Thomas Composer
Brenda Collins Illustrations
Billy Walker Orchestra Instrumentation
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