The Cold Hard Facts of Life

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All Music Guide - Dan Cooper
Good, straight-ahead country is one reason to hunt for this LP. The other reason is the album cover -- a near-consensus choice as the hillbilly graphics howler of all time. Write to your congressman to get this back in print as is.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dan Cooper
Good, straight-ahead country is one reason to hunt for this LP. The other reason is the album cover -- a near-consensus choice as the hillbilly graphics howler of all time. Write to your congressman to get this back in print as is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/11/2008
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127165374
  • Catalog Number: 2716537
  • Sales rank: 88,281

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Men with Broken Hearts - Porter Wagoner (2:43)
  2. 2 I Just Came to Smell the Flowers - Porter Wagoner (2:37)
  3. 3 May You Never Be Alone - Porter Wagoner (2:21)
  4. 4 Skid Row Joe - Porter Wagoner (3:02)
  5. 5 Take Me Back and Try Me One More Time - Porter Wagoner (2:34)
  6. 6 How Far Down Can I Go? - Porter Wagoner (2:40)
  7. 7 I'm a Long Way from Home - Porter Wagoner (2:14)
  8. 8 Confessions of a Broken Man - Porter Wagoner (2:59)
  9. 9 My Tears Are Overdue - Porter Wagoner (2:41)
  10. 10 I've Been Down That Road Before - Porter Wagoner (2:51)
  11. 11 Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine - Porter Wagoner (2:58)
  12. 12 My Lasy Two Tens - Porter Wagoner (2:52)
  13. 13 Boston Jail - Porter Wagoner (2:14)
  14. 14 The Convict and the Rose - Porter Wagoner (2:30)
  15. 15 I Relived My Life Today - Porter Wagoner (3:05)
  16. 16 I'm Just Here to Get My Baby out of Jail - Porter Wagoner (2:13)
  17. 17 Let Me In - Porter Wagoner (2:46)
  18. 18 The Big River Train - Porter Wagoner (2:52)
  19. 19 The Snakes Crawl at Night - Porter Wagoner (2:36)
  20. 20 They're All Going Home But One - Porter Wagoner (2:56)
  21. 21 Folsom Prison - Porter Wagoner (2:17)
  22. 22 Soul of a Convict - Porter Wagoner (3:28)
  23. 23 Green Green Grass of Home - Porter Wagoner (2:25)
  24. 24 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle - Porter Wagoner (2:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The First Mrs. Jones - Porter Wagoner (2:47)
  2. 2 Words and Music - Porter Wagoner (2:33)
  3. 3 The Cold Hard Facts of Life - Porter Wagoner (3:14)
  4. 4 Sleep - Porter Wagoner (2:24)
  5. 5 Hundred Dollar Funeral - Porter Wagoner (2:50)
  6. 6 If I Could Only Start Over - Porter Wagoner (2:01)
  7. 7 Tragic Romance - Porter Wagoner (2:38)
  8. 8 Try Being Lonely - Porter Wagoner (1:45)
  9. 9 I'll Get Ahead Some Day - Porter Wagoner (2:05)
  10. 10 I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye - Porter Wagoner (2:35)
  11. 11 Shopworn - Porter Wagoner (2:17)
  12. 12 Julie - Porter Wagoner (2:36)
  13. 13 Wino - Porter Wagoner (2:27)
  14. 14 Daddy and the Wine - Porter Wagoner (2:35)
  15. 15 Swinging Doors - Porter Wagoner (2:29)
  16. 16 The Bottom of the Bottle - Porter Wagoner (2:23)
  17. 17 In the Shadows of the Wine - Porter Wagoner (2:10)
  18. 18 She Burnt the Little Roadside Tavern Down - Porter Wagoner (2:04)
  19. 19 The Bottle Let Me Down - Porter Wagoner (2:25)
  20. 20 One Dime for the Wine - Porter Wagoner (2:10)
  21. 21 Wine - Porter Wagoner (2:12)
  22. 22 Turn the Juke Box Up Louder - Porter Wagoner (2:32)
  23. 23 I Threw Away the Rose - Porter Wagoner (2:42)
  24. 24 Bottle, Bottle - Porter Wagoner (2:25)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The World Needs a Washin' - Porter Wagoner (1:54)
  2. 2 Banks of the Ohio - Porter Wagoner (2:22)
  3. 3 Sing Me Back Home - Porter Wagoner (2:23)
  4. 4 Barefoot Nellie - Porter Wagoner (2:15)
  5. 5 Sorrow Overtakes the Wine - Porter Wagoner (2:18)
  6. 6 Black Jack's Bar - Porter Wagoner (2:20)
  7. 7 The Carroll County Accident - Porter Wagoner (2:50)
  8. 8 Rocky Top - Porter Wagoner (2:35)
  9. 9 Your Mother's Eyes - Porter Wagoner (2:23)
  10. 10 King of the Cannon County Hills - Porter Wagoner (2:41)
  11. 11 I Lived So Fast and Hard - Porter Wagoner (2:20)
  12. 12 Fallen Leaves - Porter Wagoner (2:05)
  13. 13 Here's a Toast to Mama - Porter Wagoner (2:35)
  14. 14 Sidewalks of Chicago - Porter Wagoner (3:06)
  15. 15 The Silent Kind - Porter Wagoner (2:07)
  16. 16 The Alley - Porter Wagoner (2:23)
  17. 17 The Town Drunk - Porter Wagoner (2:12)
  18. 18 Mama - Porter Wagoner (3:18)
  19. 19 Bottle of Wine - Porter Wagoner (2:03)
  20. 20 One More Dime - Porter Wagoner (2:05)
  21. 21 I Judged a Man - Porter Wagoner (2:55)
  22. 22 When I Drink My Wine - Porter Wagoner (2:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Porter Wagoner & the Wagonmasters Primary Artist
Porter Wagoner Indexed Contributor, Leader, Vocals
Buddy Spicher Fiddle
Onie Wheeler Harmonica
Pete Drake Steel Guitar
Lloyd Green Steel Guitar
Grady Martin Organ, Electric Guitar
Anita Carter Choir, Chorus
Shot Jackson Dobro
Dolores Edgin Choir, Chorus
Buddy Harman Drums
Millie Kirkham Choir, Chorus
Wayne Moss Electric Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Organ, Piano
Dorothy Ann Dillard Choir, Chorus
Priscilla Ann Hubbard Choir, Chorus
Mary Greene Choir, Chorus
Jerry Reed Hubbard Electric Guitar
James Capps Electric Guitar
Mack Magaha Fiddle, Leader
George W. McCormick Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Leader
Joseph T. Babcock Choir, Chorus
James Carlisle Isbell Drums
June Evelyn Page Choir, Chorus
Jerry "Chip Young" Stembridge Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer
Jimmie Davis Composer
Merle Haggard Composer
Waylon Jennings Composer
Willie Nelson Composer
Buck Owens Composer
Dolly Parton Composer
Mel Tillis Composer
Tom Paxton Composer
Ted Harris Composer
Freddie Hart Composer
Buck Trent Composer
Pee Wee King Composer
Ernest Tubb Composer
Charles Trénet Composer
Jack Clement Composer
Hank Cochran Composer
Bob Ferguson Composer, Producer
Dave Kirby Composer
Curly Putman Composer
Porter Wagoner Composer
Karl Davis Composer
Harty Taylor Composer
Les Leverett Illustrations
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue
Dave Samuelson Biographical Information
Mack Magaha Composer
Vic McAlpin Composer
George W. McCormick Composer
Eddie Sovine Composer
Tommy Stough Composer
Fred Burch Composer
Betty Chapin Composer
Gene Crysler Composer
Bill Owens Composer
Bill Howard Composer
Sven T. Uhrmann Photo Restoration
Grandpa Jones & Ramona Composer
Vance Bulla Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Bill Fold Composer
Johnny Mullins Composer
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