...And the Answer Is: Great Country Answer Discs from '50s-'60s, Vol. 1

...And the Answer Is: Great Country Answer Discs from '50s-'60s, Vol. 1


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...And the Answer Is: Great Country Answer Discs from '50s-'60s, Vol. 1

Bear Family's three-volume And the Answer Is: Great Answer Discs from the '50s and '60s series documents the phenomenon of answer records, presenting both the original hit and the response to the single. These were songs designed to respond to hit singles, with the hopes that the second record would climb up the charts as well. Answer records were prevailant in pop and R&B as well as country, but on And the Answer Is: Vols. 1 and 3, Bear Family concentrates on country records. At their best, answer records became classics of their own -- Kitty Wells' "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," and her response to Hank Thompson's "Wild Side of Life," arguably became even more famous than the record it was answering -- but most of the singles were simply novelties. Consequently, the music here is for fetishists and collectors -- after all, the average fan doesn't need to hear Jim Reeves' "Mexican Joe" followed by Carolyn Bradshaw's "The Marriage of Mexican Joe" -- but for any country or pop music fan with an interest in the arcane and unusual, And the Answer Is is a very enjoyable series. Highlights of Vol. 1 include Webb Pierce's "There Stands the Glass" / Betty Cody's "Please Throw Away the Glass," Hank Thompson's "Yesterday's Girl" / Goldie Hill's "I'm Yesterday's Girl," Skeets McDonald's "Don't Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes" / Goldie Hill's "I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes," Hank Williams' "Jambalaya" / Goldie Hill's "I'm Yvonne (From the Bayou)," and Hank Locklin's "Geisha Girl" / Skeeter Davis' "Lost to a Geisha Girl."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/1994
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127157911
catalogNumber: 15791
Rank: 102374

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddy Arnold   Track Performer
Lefty Frizzell   Track Performer
Hank Locklin   Track Performer
Skeets McDonald   Track Performer
Jim Reeves   Track Performer
Hank Thompson   Track Performer
Kitty Wells   Track Performer
Davis Sisters   Track Performer
Bobby Helms   Track Performer
Goldie Hill   Track Performer
Jean Shepard   Track Performer
Patsy Cline   Track Performer
Skeeter Davis   Track Performer
Ferlin Husky   Track Performer
Webb Pierce   Track Performer
Marijohn Wilkin   Track Performer
Hank Williams   Track Performer
Betty Cody   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Goldie Hill   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Jean Shepard   Composer
Howard Barnes   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
A. Greisham   Composer
Cecil A. Null   Composer
Lewis Talley   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Billy Burton   Composer
Fuzzy Owen   Composer
Lawton Williams   Composer
Slim Willet   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Producer
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
Jimmy Rule   Composer
Mary Jean Shurtz   Composer
Russ Hull   Composer

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