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Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1962

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1962


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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 1962, and includes such enduring genre gems from that year as Hank Snow's "I've Been Everywhere," George Jones' immortal "She Thinks I Still Care," Flatt & Scruggs' "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" (which also shows country's inroads into television), Carl Butler's "Don't Let Me Cross Over," and Buck Owens' "Kickin' Our Hearts Around."

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2011
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127169679
catalogNumber: 16967
Rank: 118877


  1. I've Been Everywhere
  2. She Thinks I Still Care
  3. Wolverton Mountain
  4. She's Got You
  5. Lonesome Number One
  6. A Wound Time Can't Erase
  7. Devil Woman
  8. Mama Sang a Song
  9. The Ballad of Jed Clampett
  10. (Love's) Ring of Fire
  11. My Name is Mud
  12. Another Day, Another Dollar
  13. So Wrong
  14. Pride
  15. Misery Loves Company
  16. Don't Go Near the Indians
  17. Charlie's Shoes
  18. Don't Let Me Cross Over
  19. Success
  20. From a Jack To a King
  21. Touch Me
  22. Sally Was a Good Old Girl
  23. A Girl I Used To Know
  24. Kickin' Our Hearts Around
  25. Crazy Wild Desire
  26. Adios Amigo
  27. Ruby Ann
  28. That's My Pa
  29. P.T. 109
  30. Release Me
  31. I've Been Everywhere

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sheb Wooley   Vocals
Lester Flatt   Guitar,Vocals
Earl Scruggs   Banjo
Bill Anderson   Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano
Don Gibson   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Stonewall Jackson   Vocals
George Jones   Vocals
Claude King   Vocals
Loretta Lynn   Vocals
Willie Nelson   Guitar,Vocals
Buck Owens   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Ray Price   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Jim Reeves   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Marty Robbins   Vocals
Paul Warren   Fiddle
Jordanaires   Choir, Chorus
Esther Phillips   Vocals
Rex Allen   Vocals
Pete Drake   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Billy Walker   Vocals
Jim Glaser   Choir, Chorus
Tompall Glaser   Choir, Chorus
Anita Kerr   Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Day   Steel Guitar
Bonnie Guitar   Guitar
Ned Miller   Guitar,Vocals
Anita Carter   Vocals
James O'Gwynn   Guitar,Vocals
Carl Butler   Guitar,Vocals
Anita Kerr Singers   Choir, Chorus
Joe Babcock   Choir, Chorus
Byron Bach   Cello
Pearl Butler   Vocals
Billy Byrd   Guitar
Patsy Cline   Vocals
Hank Cochran   Vocals
Jimmy Dean   Vocals
Ray Edenton   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Walter Haynes   Steel Guitar
Rufus Long   Piccolo
Ralph Mooney   Steel Guitar
Roy Nichols   Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Choir, Chorus
Webb Pierce   Vocals
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Wynn Stewart   Guitar,Vocals
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Porter Wagoner   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Don Warden   Vocals
Joe Zinkan   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Cecil Brower   Fiddle,Violin
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Choir, Chorus
Roy Huskey   Bass
Jerry Byrd   Bass
Farris Coursey   Drums
Louis Dunn   Drums
Jack Pruett   Guitar
William Whitney Pursell   Piano
Wayne Stone   Drums
Gerald Tomlinson   Guitar
Winifred S. Breast   Choir, Chorus
Solie Isaac Fott   Violin
Morris Palmer   Drums
Helen "Peaches" Price   Drums
Roy Lanham   Electric Guitar
Darrell McCall   Rhythm Guitar
Teddy Wilburn   Guitar
Randy Hughes   Acoustic Guitar
Thomas Lee Jackson   Fiddle
English P. Jr. "Jake" Tullock   String Bass
Jerry Glenn Kennedy   Acoustic Guitar
William Guilford Wright   Choir, Chorus
Clarence E. Snow   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Marvin H. Hughes   Vibes
John W. Greubel   Drums
Claude J. Phelps   Guitar
Velma E. Williams Smith   Guitar
Benny Williams   Guitar
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
George French   Piano
Merry Melody Singers   Choir, Chorus
William D. Johnson   Steel Guitar
Vernal E. Richardson   Violin
Walter L. "Hank Sugarfoot" Garland   Guitar
Ed Tarpley   Viola
Don Winters   Choir, Chorus
Gerald M. Rivers   Fiddle
Alvin Sutton   Guitar
Howard Ralph Carpenter   Violin,Viola
Robert Allen Austin   Bass
Thomas Grady Martin   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Leader,Ukulele
William W. Pursell   Organ,Piano
Sam Hollingsworth   Bass
Brenton Bolden Banks   Violin,Viola
Bob L. Moore   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Lillian Vann Hunt   Violin
Mildred Kirkham   Choir, Chorus
Donald H. "Don" Helms   Steel Guitar
Charles R. "Charlie" McCoy   Harmonica
Kelton D. "Kelso" Herston   Guitar
Harold Ray Bradley   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Leader,6-string Electric Bass
Burkett H. "Buck" Graves   Dobro
Herman Bland "Pete" Wade   Guitar
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman   Drums
Donald "Don Rich" Eugen Ulrich   Fiddle
Stephen F. "Steve" Bass   Drums
William D. "Buddy" Killen   Bass
Norman Keith "Buddy" Spicher   Fiddle
Byron Theodore Bach   Cello
Kenneth "Thumbs" Carlile   Guitar
Charles "Chuck" Glaser   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Sheb Wooley   Composer
Bill Anderson   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Claude King   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Jerry Reed   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Ray Stevens   Arranger
Mel Tillis   Composer
Wanda Jackson   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Ned Miller   Composer
Joe Allison   Producer
Chester B. Atkins   Producer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Jack Clement   Composer
Hank Cochran   Composer
Pappy Daily   Producer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Illustrations
Harlan Howard   Composer
Frank Jones   Producer
Jerry Kennedy   Producer
Don Law   Producer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Bill McElhiney   Arranger
Ken Nelson   Producer
Webb Pierce   Composer
Lelan Rogers   Producer
Shelby Singleton   Producer
Wynn Stewart   Composer
Jim Vienneau   Producer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Danny Dill   Composer
Merle Kilgore   Composer
Lorene Mann   Composer
Bill Johnson   Composer
Cliff Parman   Arranger
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Dave Sax   Illustrations
Fabor Robison   Producer
Ralph Freed   Composer
Dickey Lee Lipscomb   Composer
Geoff Mack   Composer
Irene Stanton   Composer
Roy Baham   Composer
Fred Burch   Composer
Steve Duffy   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Penny Jay   Composer
Johnny Mullins   Composer
P. Henning   Composer
Roberta Bellamy   Composer
June Carter   Composer
Joe Johnson   Producer

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