...And the Answer Is: Great Country Answer Discs from '60s, Vol. 3

...And the Answer Is: Great Country Answer Discs from '60s, Vol. 3


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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 prevalent 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 but most of the singles were simply novelties. Consequently, the music here is for fetishists and collectors, 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. 3 include Johnny Cash's "Ballad of A Teenage Queen" / Tommy Tucker's "Return of the Teenage Queen," Jim Reeves' "He'll Have to Go" / Jeannie Black's "He'll Have to Stay," David Houston's "Almost Persuaded" / Donna Harris' "(He Was) Almost Persuaded," Kenny Rogers' "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" / Geraldine Stevens' "Billy, I've Got To Go To Town," Hank Locklin's "Please Help Me, I'm Falling" / Skeeter Davis' "(I Can't Help You) I'm Fallin' Too," and Billy Walker's "Charlie Shoes" / Jonie Mosby & Johnny's "The Answer to 'Charlie's Shoes.'"

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/1994
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127157935
catalogNumber: 15793
Rank: 44569

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Bare   Track Performer
Johnny Cash   Track Performer
David Houston   Track Performer
Waylon Jennings   Track Performer
Claude King   Track Performer
Hank Locklin   Track Performer
Willie Nelson   Track Performer
Jim Reeves   Track Performer
Burl Ives   Track Performer
Roger Miller   Track Performer
Jo Ann Campbell   Track Performer
Leroy Van Dyke   Track Performer
Billy Walker   Track Performer
Jan Howard   Track Performer
Jody Miller   Track Performer
Jean Shepard   Track Performer
Patsy Cline   Track Performer
Skeeter Davis   Track Performer
Kenny Rogers   Track Performer
Connie Cato   Track Performer
Johnny Mosby   Track Performer
Margie Singleton   Track Performer
Geraldine Stevens   Track Performer
Mary Taylor   Track Performer
Donna Harris   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bobby Bare   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Joe Allison   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Charles Randolph Grean   Composer
Hedy West   Composer
Curley Williams   Composer
Phil Wells   Song Transcriptions
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer
Sylke Holtrop   Artwork
Gerd Weiler   Artwork
Audrey Allison   Composer
Roy Baham   Composer
Brian Henson   Illustrations

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