Cold Hard Facts of Life

The Cold Hard Facts of Life

by Porter Wagoner & the Wagonmasters

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.  See more details below


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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Disc 1

  1. Men with Broken Hearts  - Porter Wagoner
  2. I Just Came to Smell the Flowers  - Porter Wagoner
  3. May You Never Be Alone  - Porter Wagoner
  4. Skid Row Joe  - Porter Wagoner
  5. Take Me Back and Try Me One More Time  - Porter Wagoner
  6. How Far Down Can I Go?  - Porter Wagoner
  7. I'm a Long Way from Home  - Porter Wagoner
  8. Confessions of a Broken Man  - Porter Wagoner
  9. My Tears Are Overdue  - Porter Wagoner
  10. I've Been Down That Road Before  - Porter Wagoner
  11. Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine  - Porter Wagoner
  12. My Lasy Two Tens  - Porter Wagoner
  13. Boston Jail  - Porter Wagoner
  14. The Convict and the Rose  - Porter Wagoner
  15. I Relived My Life Today  - Porter Wagoner
  16. I'm Just Here to Get My Baby out of Jail  - Porter Wagoner
  17. Let Me In  - Porter Wagoner
  18. The Big River Train  - Porter Wagoner
  19. The Snakes Crawl at Night  - Porter Wagoner
  20. They're All Going Home But One  - Porter Wagoner
  21. Folsom Prison  - Porter Wagoner
  22. Soul of a Convict  - Porter Wagoner
  23. Green Green Grass of Home  - Porter Wagoner
  24. (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle  - Porter Wagoner

Disc 2

  1. The First Mrs. Jones  - Porter Wagoner
  2. Words and Music  - Porter Wagoner
  3. The Cold Hard Facts of Life  - Porter Wagoner
  4. Sleep  - Porter Wagoner
  5. Hundred Dollar Funeral  - Porter Wagoner
  6. If I Could Only Start Over  - Porter Wagoner
  7. Tragic Romance  - Porter Wagoner
  8. Try Being Lonely  - Porter Wagoner
  9. I'll Get Ahead Some Day  - Porter Wagoner
  10. I Just Can't Let You Say Goodbye  - Porter Wagoner
  11. Shopworn  - Porter Wagoner
  12. Julie  - Porter Wagoner
  13. Wino  - Porter Wagoner
  14. Daddy and the Wine  - Porter Wagoner
  15. Swinging Doors  - Porter Wagoner
  16. The Bottom of the Bottle  - Porter Wagoner
  17. In the Shadows of the Wine  - Porter Wagoner
  18. She Burnt the Little Roadside Tavern Down  - Porter Wagoner
  19. The Bottle Let Me Down  - Porter Wagoner
  20. One Dime for the Wine  - Porter Wagoner
  21. Wine  - Porter Wagoner
  22. Turn the Juke Box Up Louder  - Porter Wagoner
  23. I Threw Away the Rose  - Porter Wagoner
  24. Bottle, Bottle  - Porter Wagoner

Disc 3

  1. The World Needs a Washin'  - Porter Wagoner
  2. Banks of the Ohio  - Porter Wagoner
  3. Sing Me Back Home  - Porter Wagoner
  4. Barefoot Nellie  - Porter Wagoner
  5. Sorrow Overtakes the Wine  - Porter Wagoner
  6. Black Jack's Bar  - Porter Wagoner
  7. The Carroll County Accident  - Porter Wagoner
  8. Rocky Top  - Porter Wagoner
  9. Your Mother's Eyes  - Porter Wagoner
  10. King of the Cannon County Hills  - Porter Wagoner
  11. I Lived So Fast and Hard  - Porter Wagoner
  12. Fallen Leaves  - Porter Wagoner
  13. Here's a Toast to Mama  - Porter Wagoner
  14. Sidewalks of Chicago  - Porter Wagoner
  15. The Silent Kind  - Porter Wagoner
  16. The Alley  - Porter Wagoner
  17. The Town Drunk  - Porter Wagoner
  18. Mama  - Porter Wagoner
  19. Bottle of Wine  - Porter Wagoner
  20. One More Dime  - Porter Wagoner
  21. I Judged a Man  - Porter Wagoner
  22. When I Drink My Wine  - Porter Wagoner

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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
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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