The Essential Gene Autry

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This double-CD Gene Autry compilation, though impressive on a sonic level, and reasonably full, isn't quite perfect. Oh, it covers all of the basics and even gives some play to aspects of Autry such as his blues singing, represented by "Dallas County Jail Blues" and "T.B. Blues," that usually isn't familiar to listeners whose knowledge is limited to the hits such as "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine," "Back in the Saddle Again," "South of the Border Down Mexico Way," or "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." And it works in such personally and musically expressive tracks as "The Death of Jimmie Rodgers," as well. And the annotation is also nice and full, as far as any of it goes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This double-CD Gene Autry compilation, though impressive on a sonic level, and reasonably full, isn't quite perfect. Oh, it covers all of the basics and even gives some play to aspects of Autry such as his blues singing, represented by "Dallas County Jail Blues" and "T.B. Blues," that usually isn't familiar to listeners whose knowledge is limited to the hits such as "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine," "Back in the Saddle Again," "South of the Border Down Mexico Way," or "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." And it works in such personally and musically expressive tracks as "The Death of Jimmie Rodgers," as well. And the annotation is also nice and full, as far as any of it goes in this Sony Music series. Yet, somehow, they managed to miss some pretty essential songs here, including Autry's version of "Blueberry Hill," which was a hit more than a decade before Fats Domino cut the song and would constitute a major revelation for anyone under the age of 50 who hears this set. In its defense, the sound is excellent, much of the material transferred from original metal parts and given first-class treatment, though even that is sort of second-hand -- this set utilizes the same masters prepared by ace reissue producer Nick Shaffran for an even better Autry three-CD reissue done for mail-order release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2005
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646377925
  • Catalog Number: 63779
  • Sales rank: 1,353

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Autry Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Gene Autry Composer
Jimmie Davis Composer
Red Foley Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Floyd Tillman Composer
Woody Guthrie Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Jack Guthrie Composer
Stan Jones Composer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Alan Lomax Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Ray Evans Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
J.J. Lilley Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Johnny Marks Composer
Charles Mitchell Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Dick Thomas Composer
Ray Whitley Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Fred Wise Composer
Teddy Powell Composer
Holly George-Warren Liner Notes
Carl Cotner Arranger, Composer
Vaughn Horton Composer
Johnny Marvin Composer
Bob Nolan Composer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
A. Gamse Composer
Milton Leeds Composer
Jose Maria La Calle Composer
Jimmy Long Composer
Jack Rollins Composer
Walter Samuels Composer
Robert Sauer Composer
Helen Stone Composer
Don Swander Composer
Jack Tenney Composer
Scotty Wiseman Composer
Mary Hale Woolsey Composer
Michael Carr Composer
Ray Freedman Composer
Leonard Whitcup Composer
Raymond Hall Composer
Traditional Composer
Bob Miller Composer
Oakley Haldeman Composer
Woody Pornpitaksuk Mastering
Triana DOrazio Package Manager
W.R. Calaway Composer
Robert Fletcher Composer
Norm Elrod Package Manager
Karla Buhlman Executive Producer
Howard Levine Photo Restoration
Maria Triana Mastering
Steve Nelson Composer
June Hershey Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Old Cowboys

    If you enjoyed the old cowboy songs and a few of the Gene Autry favorites then get this CD.

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    Posted October 27, 2008

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