RCA Country Legends

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Don Gibson's songs have been recorded by Neil Young, Ray Charles the groundbreaking version of "I Can't Stop Loving You", Patsy Cline "Sweet Dreams", and Ronnie Milsap, among many, but this splendid anthology reminds anyone who may not have known, or who needs to be reminded, that Gibson's brilliant original versions did just fine on their own. Sixteen choice cuts are here -- including "Blue Blue Day," "Sea of Heartbreak," "Lonesome Number One," in addition to the aforementioned tracks -- as well as some first-rate non-hit titles, such as a jazzy take on "Camptown Races" that offers a showcase for the best Nashville session players of the day. The selections represent an...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Don Gibson's songs have been recorded by Neil Young, Ray Charles the groundbreaking version of "I Can't Stop Loving You", Patsy Cline "Sweet Dreams", and Ronnie Milsap, among many, but this splendid anthology reminds anyone who may not have known, or who needs to be reminded, that Gibson's brilliant original versions did just fine on their own. Sixteen choice cuts are here -- including "Blue Blue Day," "Sea of Heartbreak," "Lonesome Number One," in addition to the aforementioned tracks -- as well as some first-rate non-hit titles, such as a jazzy take on "Camptown Races" that offers a showcase for the best Nashville session players of the day. The selections represent an eight-year period -- from the propulsive, crossover 1958 smash, "Oh Lonesome Me," to Gibson's final RCA Top Ten hit from 1966, a terse, dramatic interpretation of Mickey Newbury's alliterative evergreen, "Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings" -- when Gibson had the great fortune to work with producer and guitarist extraordinaire Chet Atkins, who perfected the pop-friendly Nashville Sound. Mark this one essential.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
This may not be as comprehensive a compilation as Bear Family's terrific A Legend in My Time, but in its own way, it's just as definitive. First of all, it's available domestically, which means far more listeners will be willing to give a listen to the genius of Gibson, but more importantly, it really does offer a concise, exceptional overview of his career. All of his hits are here, and it's possible to hear his pure, unadulterated brilliance here -- how he was as melodic as the best pop, yet was unassailably country at the same time. Several of these songs are indisputable classics -- "Oh Lonesome Me," "Blue Blue Day," "I Can't Stop Lovin' You," "Sweet Dreams," and "I'd Be A Legend in My Time" are all timeless, and while others may have defined these songs, these are all classics in their own right, and they define what is so wonderful about Gibson. He was a classic songwriter -- these are timeless, wonderful songs, and it's hard not to hear them and fall in love with his talents, how he was melodic as a Tin Pan Alley songwriter but was completely country. This is where to hear his greatness, and even if it may not be as sublime as A Legend in My Time, it's wonderful -- nay, essential -- all the same.
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  • Release Date: 5/15/2001
  • Label: Buddha
  • UPC: 744659979125
  • Catalog Number: 99791

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Don Gibson Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Chet Atkins Guitar
Floyd Cramer Piano
Hank Garland Guitar
Anita Kerr Vocals
Grady Martin Electric Guitar
Rusty Kershaw Guitar
Jerry Carrigan Drums
Ray Edenton Guitar
Buddy Harman Drums
Hoyt Hawkins Vocals
Millie Kirkham Vocals
Neal Matthews Vocals
Louis Dean Nunley Vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Harold Rugg Steel Guitar
Henry Strzelecki Bass
Marijohn Wilkin Vocals
Joe Zinkan Bass
Dorothy Ann Dillard Vocals
Charlie McCoy Harmonica
Bob Moore Bass
Autry Inman Guitar
Morris Palmer Drums
Ray C. Walker Vocals
Dottie Dillard Vocals
Victor Battista Bass
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer
Don Gibson Composer
Mickey Newbury Composer
Elliott Federman Mastering
Rich Kienzle Liner Notes
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