The First 10 Years: 1956-1966

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Known as "Whispering Bill" for his gentle, soft, and airy singing style, country singer Bill Anderson had his share of hits between the 1950s and late '70s, guided by his remarkable songwriting, which was really always his bread and butter, and his ability to write and work in all manner of country and folk styles through some six decades has made him one of country music's most successful songwriters. This beautiful set -- four discs plus a hardcover book -- from Bear Family Records is a lovingly and carefully assembled summation of Anderson's first decade in music, covering 1956 through 1966, and containing his first eight albums for Decca Records, five duets with Jan ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Known as "Whispering Bill" for his gentle, soft, and airy singing style, country singer Bill Anderson had his share of hits between the 1950s and late '70s, guided by his remarkable songwriting, which was really always his bread and butter, and his ability to write and work in all manner of country and folk styles through some six decades has made him one of country music's most successful songwriters. This beautiful set -- four discs plus a hardcover book -- from Bear Family Records is a lovingly and carefully assembled summation of Anderson's first decade in music, covering 1956 through 1966, and containing his first eight albums for Decca Records, five duets with Jan Howard, a dozen home demos of Anderson songs, as well as several non-LP B-sides and other rarities, including his early TNT singles, all of it adding up to an in-depth portrait of Anderson during his most commercially successful years.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2011
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127171504
  • Catalog Number: 17150
  • Sales rank: 167,781

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Empty Room (3:07)
  2. 2 Take Me (2:32)
  3. 3 City Lights (2:54)
  4. 4 No Song To Sing (1:56)
  5. 5 That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome (2:33)
  6. 6 The Thrill of My Life (2:34)
  7. 7 Ninety-Nine (2:32)
  8. 8 Back Where I Started From (2:41)
  9. 9 It's Not the End of Everything (2:39)
  10. 10 Dead or Alive (2:40)
  11. 11 No Man's Land (2:42)
  12. 12 The Tip of My Fingers (2:36)
  13. 13 Walk Out Backwards (2:29)
  14. 14 Best of Strangers (2:01)
  15. 15 Flowing Waters and Shifting Sands (2:01)
  16. 16 Goodbye Cruel World (2:38)
  17. 17 Po' Folks (2:49)
  18. 18 As Long As I Live (2:27)
  19. 19 It Takes a Worried Man (2:40)
  20. 20 City Lights (3:03)
  21. 21 Columbus Stockade Blues (2:14)
  22. 22 Mama Sang a Song (3:29)
  23. 23 Wedding Bells (3:36)
  24. 24 Yonder Comes a Sucker (2:06)
  25. 25 Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain (2:56)
  26. 26 On and On and On (2:32)
  27. 27 Get a Little Dirt On Your Hands (2:55)
  28. 28 Down Came the Rain (2:49)
  29. 29 Still (2:51)
  30. 30 You Made It Easy (2:11)
  31. 31 I Wish It Was Mine (2:36)
  32. 32 That's What It's Like To Be Lonesome (2:31)
Disc 2
  1. 1 From a Jack To a King (2:19)
  2. 2 Little Band of Gold (2:43)
  3. 3 Restless (2:50)
  4. 4 Happiness (2:16)
  5. 5 Reverend Mr. Black (3:22)
  6. 6 It's Been So Long, Darlin' (2:48)
  7. 7 Take These Chains From My Heart (2:44)
  8. 8 Molly (2:59)
  9. 9 8 X 10 (2:49)
  10. 10 I'll Be Somewhere (2:26)
  11. 11 One Mile Over - Two Miles Back (2:18)
  12. 12 Take Me Home (2:31)
  13. 13 Candy Apple Red (3:07)
  14. 14 Cincinnati Ohio (2:10)
  15. 15 Easy Come Easy Go (2:06)
  16. 16 Five Little Fingers (3:05)
  17. 17 Me (2:12)
  18. 18 500 Miles Away From Home (2:43)
  19. 19 You Don't Have To Be a Baby To Cry (2:07)
  20. 20 Abilene (2:13)
  21. 21 Green, Green (2:12)
  22. 22 I'm Leaving It All Up To You (2:14)
  23. 23 I Love You More and More Every Day (2:15)
  24. 24 Memory #1 (2:38)
  25. 25 In Case You Ever Change Your Mind (2:25)
  26. 26 In the Misty Moonlight (2:35)
  27. 27 3 a.M. (2:40)
  28. 28 Then and Only Then (2:30)
  29. 29 Worry (2:06)
  30. 30 You Can Have Her (2:35)
  31. 31 Then I'll Stop Loving You (2:29)
  32. 32 Mountain Dew (2:59)
Disc 3
  1. 1 3 a.M. (2:34)
  2. 2 Twist of the Wrist (2:41)
  3. 3 Certain (2:37)
  4. 4 I Love You Drops (2:48)
  5. 5 Once a Day (2:29)
  6. 6 I Missed Me (2:48)
  7. 7 I've Enjoyed As Much of This As I Can Stand (2:34)
  8. 8 Saginaw Michigan (3:13)
  9. 9 I Don't Love You Anymore (2:31)
  10. 10 Riverboat (2:26)
  11. 11 I Know You Are Married (But I Love You Still) - Jan Howard (2:33)
  12. 12 Time Out - Jan Howard (2:40)
  13. 13 I'll Be Waiting - Jan Howard (2:49)
  14. 14 Bright Lights and Country Music (2:42)
  15. 15 Born (2:34)
  16. 16 The Freighter (3:12)
  17. 17 Wild Side of Life (2:49)
  18. 18 Truck Drivin' Man (2:21)
  19. 19 I'll Go Down Swinging (2:22)
  20. 20 The Stranger's Story (3:14)
  21. 21 Walking the Dog (2:06)
  22. 22 How the Other Half Lives (2:13)
  23. 23 Wine (2:37)
  24. 24 All Nite Cafe (2:19)
  25. 25 Cocktails (2:32)
  26. 26 Golden Guitar (4:16)
  27. 27 Think I'll Go Somewhere (and Cry Myself To Sleep) (2:54)
  28. 28 In the Summertime (1:40)
  29. 29 Used To (2:42)
  30. 30 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (2:18)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Lovin' Pains (2:12)
  2. 2 When Liking Turns To Loving (2:33)
  3. 3 Talkin' To the Wall (2:30)
  4. 4 Next Time You're In Tulsa (2:50)
  5. 5 I Get the Fever (2:21)
  6. 6 Nail My Shoes To the Floor (2:29)
  7. 7 The First Mrs. Jones (2:44)
  8. 8 Papa (3:32)
  9. 9 For Loving You - Jan Howard (2:46)
  10. 10 The Untouchables - Jan Howard (2:38)
  11. 11 Get While the Gettin's Good (2:36)
  12. 12 Something To Believe In (3:00)
  13. 13 Ride Ride Ride (2:03)
  14. 14 My Daddy and My Mama and Me (2:32)
  15. 15 A Satisfied Mind (2:30)
  16. 16 Bad Seed (2:59)
  17. 17 Remember Me (2:31)
  18. 18 The Wheel of Hurt (2:35)
  19. 19 Open Up Your Heart (2:24)
  20. 20 Homesick (2:37)
  21. 21 I'm Ashamed of You (2:52)
  22. 22 If It's All the Same To You - Dolly Parton (2:34)
  23. 23 Here Lies the Heart of Amos Brown (3:29)
  24. 24 Once a Day (2:12)
  25. 25 The Cold Hard Facts of Life (3:57)
  26. 26 Think I'll Go Somewhere (and Cry Myself To Sleep) (2:57)
  27. 27 I Love You Drops (2:32)
  28. 28 I'll Go Down Swingin' (2:29)
  29. 29 You and Your Sweet Love (2:52)
  30. 30 The Lord Knows I'm Drinkin' (3:16)
  31. 31 Slippin' Away (2:11)
  32. 32 Nobody But a Fool (2:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Anderson Primary Artist, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar
Floyd Cramer Organ, Piano
Dolly Parton Vocals
The Jordanaires Vocals
Roger Miller Guitar
Pete Drake Guitar, Steel Guitar
Jan Howard Vocals
Jimmy Day Steel Guitar
Martin Katahn Violin
The Anita Kerr Singers Vocals
George Binkley III Violin
Owen Bradley Leader
Ray Edenton Guitar
Sonny Garrish Steel Guitar
Buddy Harman Drums
Walter Haynes Steel Guitar
Wayne Moss Guitar
Weldon Myrick Steel Guitar
Norbert Putnam Bass
Jimmy Riddle French Harp
Hargus "Pig" Robbins Piano
Jerry Shook Guitar, Leader
Cecil Brower Violin, Vocals
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Jimmy Colvard Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Winifred S. Breast Vocals
Solie Isaac Fott Violin, Vocals
Jerry Reed Hubbard Guitar
Morris Palmer Drums
Jimmy Gateley Fiddle, Guitar, Fid
Floyd Robinson Background Vocals
Thomas Lee Jackson Jr. Fiddle
Jerry Glenn Kennedy Guitar
William K. McElhiney Trumpet
Red Williams Acoustic Guitar
Bobby Garrett Guitar
Jim Bell Fiddle
Walter L. "Hank Sugarfoot" Garland Guitar
Bob Myers Guitar
David Briggs Piano
Jim Lance Guitar, Bass Guitar, Leader
Johnny Webb Drums
Howard Ralph Carpenter Violin
Chuck Atha Bass, Vocal Harmony
Chuck Goddard Rhythm Guitar
Spider Wilson Guitar
Thomas Grady Martin Organ, Guitar, Leader
Brenton Bolden Banks Violin, Vocals
Joseph S. Zinkan Bass
Norman L. Blake Guitar
Bob L. Moore Bass
Lillian Vann Hunt Violin, Vocals
Mildred Kirkham Vocals
Harold Ray Bradley Guitar
Jerry D. Smith Piano
Douglas G. Kirkham Drums
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. Drums
William D. "Buddy" Killen Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Gattozzi Violin
Martha Ferber Bass
Leonard "Len" Miller Drums
Donny "Johnny Paycheck" Young Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Charles Wynn Piano
Bobby Snipes Electric Guitar
Bobby Farlow Steel Guitar
Bob Lee Johnson Banjo
Alton W. Leadbetter Guitar
Technical Credits
Roy Acuff Composer
Bill Anderson Composer, Producer, Engineer, Reissue Producer, Illustrations
Bobby Bare Composer
Jimmie Davis Composer
Buck Owens Composer
Jim Reeves Composer
Mel Tillis Composer
Roger Miller Composer
Roy Drusky Engineer
Barry McGuire Composer
Chip Taylor Composer
Dewey Terry Composer
Jim Glaser Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler Composer
Ned Miller Composer
Ernest Tubb Composer
Cindy Walker Composer
Don Robertson Composer
Don Reno Composer
Owen Bradley Producer
Jack Clement Composer
Skeeter Davis Composer
Terry Fell Composer
Walter Haynes Composer
Hy Heath Composer
Harlan Howard Composer
Buddy Killen Composer
Red Lane Composer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Fred Rose Composer
Wayne Walker Composer
Hedy West Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Alex Zanetis Composer
Bob Merrill Composer
Liz Anderson Composer
Mae Boren Axton Liner Notes
Claude Boone Composer
Jimmy Gateley Composer, Liner Notes
James Gilreath Composer
Terry Shand Composer
Eddie Snyder Composer
Les Leverett Illustrations
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
Dave Samuelson Liner Notes
Jurgen Koop Engineer
William K. McElhiney Arranger
Mack Magaha Composer
Jack Rhodes Composer
Eva Sargent Composer
Pete Stamper Composer
Jerry Todd Composer
Don Wayne Composer
William S. Cook Composer
Charlie Williams Composer
Steve Karliski Composer
Christian Zwarg Mastering
Houston Turner Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Cameron Lavelle Mullins Arranger
Brenda Colladay Illustrations
Reinhard Pietsch Engineer
E. Reinald Schumann Engineer
Eddie Miller Composer
Jed Peters Composer
Max Powell Composer
Red Hayes Composer
Billy Cole Composer
Mychael Gerstenberger Artwork
N. Owens Composer
Warner McPherson Composer
Charles Singleton Composer
Scott Wiseman Composer
Sam Malbuch Photo Restoration
Richard E. Johnson Composer
Mohns Mohnsen Engineer
Maureen Carpenter Composer
Lee Allen Reynolds Composer
Kenny Young Composer
Encinc Mandalau Composer
Don Harris Composer
Bob Ritter Producer, Engineer
Billy Dilworth Liner Notes
Bill Montague Composer
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    Posted December 21, 2011

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND

    ANOTHER GREAT BOX SET FROM BEAR FAMILY AND OF COURSE THE GREAT BILL ANDERSON!!!!!!!!

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