Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1963

Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1963


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Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music: 1963

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 1963, and includes such enduring genre gems from that year as Buck Owens' "Act Naturally," Dave Dudley's original version of "Six Days on the Road," Bobby Bare's "Five Hundred Miles Away from Home," Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," and Ray Price's "Night Life."

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2011
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127169686
catalogNumber: 16968
Rank: 306211

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar
Bill Anderson   Vocals
Ernest Ashworth   Vocals
Bobby Bare   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Johnny Cash   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Floyd Cramer   Piano,Drums
Dave Dudley   Vocals
Jack Greene   Drums
Hawkshaw Hawkins   Vocals
David Houston   Vocals
Stonewall Jackson   Vocals
George Jones   Vocals
Grandpa Jones   Banjo,Leader,Vocals
Loretta Lynn   Vocals
Melba Montgomery   Vocals
Buck Owens   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Ray Price   Guitar,Vocals
Cal Smith   Rhythm Guitar
Faron Young   Vocals
Jordanaires   Choir, Chorus
Pete Drake   Steel Guitar
Bill Justis   Trumpet
Anita Kerr   Harpsichord,Leader,Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Day   Steel Guitar
Billy Grammer   Guitar,Vocals
George Hamilton   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
Don Helms   Steel Guitar
Bill Pursell   Piano
Ernest Tubb   Vocals
Anita Carter   Choir, Chorus
Mother Maybelle Carter   Autoharp
Johnny & Jonie Mosby   Vocals
Ramona Jones   Choir, Chorus
Ben Keith   Steel Guitar
Anita Kerr Singers   Choir, Chorus
Chester B. Atkins   Piano
Byron Bach   Violin
George Binkley   Violin
Jack Clement   Guitar,Leader
Patsy Cline   Vocals
Skeeter Davis   Vocals
Jack Drake   Bass
Ray Edenton   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Dolores Edgin   Choir, Chorus
Solie Fott   Violin
Marshall Grant   Bass
Walter Haynes   Steel Guitar
Frank Jones   Piano
Douglas Kirkham   Drums
Don Law   Piano
Bob Morris   Bass
Wayne Moss   Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley   Choir, Chorus
Luther Perkins   Guitar
Boots Randolph   Saxophone
Leon Rhodes   Guitar
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Organ,Piano
Henry Strzelecki   Bass
Norris Wilson   Piano
Joe Zinkan   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Cecil Brower   Violin
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Choir, Chorus
W.S. Holland   Drums
Roy Huskey   Bass
Jerry Byrd   Bass
Howard Carpenter   Violin
Jimmy Colvard   Guitar
Louis Dunn   Drums
Jack Pruett   Guitar,Electric Guitar
William Whitney Pursell   Piano,Vibes
Wilda Tinsley   Violin
Winifred S. Breast   Choir, Chorus
Helen Carter   Guitar,Choir, Chorus
Buddy Charleton   Steel Guitar
Solie Isaac Fott   Violin
Karl Garvin   Trumpet
Jerry Reed Hubbard   Guitar
Jay McDonald   Steel Guitar
Kenny Pierce   Bass
Ken Presley   Drums
Joe Carson   Vocals
Fred Carter   Guitar
Darrell McCall   Rhythm Guitar
Teddy Wilburn   Guitar
Randy Hughes   Acoustic Guitar
Thomas Lee Jackson   Fiddle
Rita Faye Wilson   Autoharp
Jerry Glenn Kennedy   Guitar,Leader
William Guilford Wright   Choir, Chorus
Clarence E. Snow   Guitar,Leader,Vocals
William K. McElhiney   Trumpet
Henry Earl Sinks   Guitar
Velma E. Williams Smith   Guitar
Joseph W. Tanner   Guitar
William Paul Ackerman   Drums
Odell Martin   Guitar
Enos McDonald   Vocals
Merry Melody Singers   Choir, Chorus
James E. Wilson   Guitar
Vernal E. Richardson   Violin
Jan Kurtis Skugstad   Drums
Art Bishop   Guitar
Gary Williams   Violin
Nancy Hearn   Violin
James Carlisle Isbell   Drums
Bob Myers   Guitar
J.R. Jelly Sanders   Guitar
Grover C. "Shorty" Lavender   Fiddle
Howard Ralph Carpenter   Violin
Melvin Lee "Mel" King   Drums
Thomas Grady Martin   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Leader
Brenton Bolden Banks   Violin
Floyd T. Lightnin' Chance   Bass
Bob L. Moore   Bass,Acoustic Bass,Bas Dessus
Lillian Vann Hunt   Violin
Cameron L. Mullins   Trumpet
Charles R. "Charlie" McCoy   Harmonica
Kelton D. "Kelso" Herston   Guitar
Harold Ray Bradley   Guitar,Electric Bass,6-string bass,6-string Electric Bass
Herman Bland "Pete" Wade   Guitar
Douglas G. Kirkham   Drums
Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman   Drums
Donald "Don Rich" Eugen Ulrich   Electric Guitar
Ray Bradley   Guitar
William L. "Billy" Byrd   Guitar
Byron Theodore Bach   Violin
James Isbell   Drums
Harold B. "Shot" Jackson   Dobro
Bob Lee Johnson   Banjo,Guitar
New Carter Family   Choir, Chorus
Michael Gatozzi   Violin

Technical Credits

Bill Anderson   Composer
Chet Atkins   Producer
Bobby Bare   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Melba Montgomery   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Buck Owens   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Conway Twitty   Composer
Bob Gibson   Composer
Onie Wheeler   Composer
Justin Tubb   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Chester B. Atkins   Producer
Hal Blair   Composer
Owen Bradley   Arranger,Producer
Jack Clement   Composer
Pappy Daily   Producer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Illustrations
Fred Foster   Producer
Gorgoni   Composer
Walter Haynes   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Frank Jones   Producer
Jerry Kennedy   Producer
Don Law   Producer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Bill McElhiney   Arranger,Producer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Webb Pierce   Composer
Wesley Rose   Producer
Wayne Walker   Composer
Hedy West   Composer
Tommy Alsup   Producer
Robin Brian   Producer
Barbara Miller   Composer
Danny Dill   Composer
Merle Kilgore   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
William K. McElhiney   Arranger
Sylvia Dee   Composer
Arthur Kent   Composer
Don Sessions   Composer
Albert Stanton   Composer
Charlie Williams   Composer
Laura Martin   Composer
Steve Karliski   Composer
Carl Montgomery   Composer
Voni Morrison   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Betty Sue Perry   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
John Russell   Composer
Lester Brown   Composer
H. Lewis   Composer
Harold Ray Bradley   Tic Tac
Earl Greene   Composer
June Carter   Composer
Larry Kober   Composer
Venita Del Rio   Composer

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