Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1961

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1961


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Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1961

Bear Family's fine ongoing series of country chart hits year by year is not only an eye-opening history of country music's various trends and fashions, it also serves as a reminder of how a pop music genre builds, grows, and evolves while still retaining its commercial viability and audience, and given country's longstanding lip service to tradition, it serves as proof to the old axiom that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This volume takes on 1961, and includes such enduring genre gems from that year as Don Gibson's "Sea of Heartbreak," Rusty and Doug Kershaw's romping "Louisiana Man," Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John," Marty Robbins' "It's Your World," and Patsy Cline's two biggest and most immortal hits, "Crazy" and "I Fall to Pieces."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2011
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127169662
catalogNumber: 16966
Rank: 174112

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doug Kershaw   Fiddle,Leader,Vocals
Bill Anderson   Vocals
Chet Atkins   Guitar
Johnny Cash   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Roy Clark   Electric Guitar
Floyd Cramer   Organ,Piano
Don Gibson   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
George Jones   Vocals
Claude King   Vocals
Moon Mullican   Piano,Vocals
Buck Owens   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Johnny Paycheck   Choir, Chorus
Ray Price   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Jim Reeves   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Tex Ritter   Vocals
Marty Robbins   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Ray Stevens   Vibes
Mel Tillis   Choir, Chorus
Kitty Wells   Vocals
Faron Young   Vocals
Wanda Jackson   Vocals
Jordanaires   Choir, Chorus
Bernie Leighton   Piano
Caiola   Guitar
Jack Marshall   Drums
Alvino Rey   Steel Guitar
Roger Miller   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar,Leader
Leroy Van Dyke   Vocals
Billy Walker   Vocals
Anita Kerr   Piano,Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Day   Steel Guitar
Claude Gray   Vocals
Bill Phillips   Guitar
Moe Wechsler   Piano
Ralph Carmichael   Leader
Rusty Kershaw   Guitar,Vocals
Johnnie Wright   Guitar
Ben Keith   Steel Guitar
Johnny Western   Rhythm Guitar
Frank Carlson   Drums
Patsy Cline   Vocals
Jimmy Dean   Vocals
George Devens   Percussion
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Floyd Gilbeau   Choir, Chorus
Marshall Grant   Bass
Hoyt Hawkins   Choir, Chorus
Walter Haynes   Steel Guitar
Milt Hinton   Bass
Hugh Jarrett   Choir, Chorus
Ralph Mooney   Steel Guitar
Wayne Moore   Choir, Chorus
Roy Nichols   Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Choir, Chorus
Webb Pierce   Vocals
Luther Perkins   Guitar
Jim Pierce   Piano
John Pizzarelli   Guitar
Jimmy Riddle   French Harp
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Art Ryerson   Guitar
Wynn Stewart   Guitar,Vocals
Porter Wagoner   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Wayne Walker   Choir, Chorus
Don Warden   Steel Guitar
Joe Zinkan   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Choir, Chorus
W.S. Holland   Drums
Roy Huskey   Bass
Jerry Byrd   Steel Guitar
Louis Dunn   Drums
Marvin Hughes   Piano
Jack Pruett   Guitar
Wayne Stone   Drums
Hugh Gordon Stoker   Choir, Chorus
Helen "Peaches" Price   Drums
Harold Morrison   Banjo
Floyd Robinson   Choir, Chorus
Margie Singleton   Vocal Harmony
Randy Hughes   Acoustic Guitar
Thomas Lee Jackson   Fiddle
Jerry Glenn Kennedy   Guitar
William Guilford Wright   Choir, Chorus
Marvin H. Hughes   Vibes
Neal Matthews   Choir, Chorus
Claude J. Phelps   Guitar
William Witney Purcell   Piano
Johnny Sibert   Steel Guitar
Velma E. Williams Smith   Guitar
Bobby Sykes   Choir, Chorus
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
Marion Z. "Pee Wee" Adams   Drums
Allen Dale Potter   Fiddle
George French   Piano
Bobby Edwards   Vocals
Darrell Cotton   Choir, Chorus
Walter L. "Hank Sugarfoot" Garland   Banjo,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Leader
Milton W. Raskin   Piano
Donald P. Duffy   Fiddle
J.R. Jelly Sanders   Fiddle
Grover C. "Shorty" Lavender   Fiddle
Donny "Johnny Paycheck" Lytle   Guitar
Robert Allen Austin   Bass,Fender Jazz Bass
Thomas Grady Martin   Organ,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Leader
Ernie Williams   Choir, Chorus
Joseph Robert 'Bobby' Gibbons   Guitar
Floyd T. Lightnin' Chance   Bass
Bob L. Moore   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Kelton D. "Kelso" Herston   Guitar
Harold Ray Bradley   Guitar,Bass Guitar,6-string Electric Bass
Herman Bland "Pete" Wade   Guitar
Douglas G. Kirkham   Drums
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman   Drums
Donald "Don Rich" Eugen Ulrich   Fiddle
Allen J. "Al" Williams   Bass
Stephen F. "Steve" Bass   Drums,Acoustic Bass
William D. "Buddy" Killen   Bass,Choir, Chorus
Raymond C. Walker   Choir, Chorus
Allan Dale Norris   Guitar
Donny "Johnny Paycheck" Young   Choir, Chorus
Lloyd Lunham   Bass
Kathryn M. Thompson   Harp
Gloria Lambert   Vocals

Technical Credits

Doug Kershaw   Composer
Bill Anderson   Composer
Chet Atkins   Producer
Johnny Cash   Composer
Floyd Cramer   Sound Effects
George Jones   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Wanda Jackson   Composer
Roger Miller   Composer
Johnny Bond   Composer
Eddie Dean   Composer
Paul Hampton   Composer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Pappy Daily   Producer
Hal David   Composer
Jimmy Dean   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Illustrations
Harlan Howard   Composer
Frank Jones   Producer
Buddy Killen   Composer
Don Law   Producer
J.D. Miller   Composer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Webb Pierce   Composer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
Wynn Stewart   Composer
Wayne Walker   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Darrell Edwards   Composer
Bobby Edwards   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Kendall Hayes   Composer
Tommy Hill   Producer
Glenn Douglas Tubb   Composer
Bill Brock   Composer
Hal Sothern   Composer

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