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COUNTRY AND WESTERN HEROES (10 CDS)
COUNTRY AND WESTERN HEROES (10 CDS)

COUNTRY AND WESTERN HEROES (10 CDS)

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featuring Sonny James / Johnny Cash / Jim Reeves / Patsy Cline / Marty Rainwater / Marty Robbins / Lester Flatt / Earl Scruggs / Faron Young / Hank Snow / Porter Wagoner / Carl Smith / “Little” Jimmy Dickens / Tommy Collins / Georges Jones / Hank Thompson / Skeets McDonald

On the verge of the 100th anniversary of the first Country recording, which will becelebrated from The Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall in 2022, the music they used to call “Country & Western” is more alive than ever. And even if the terminology has switched back to “Country”, as in Billboard’s “Hot Country Songs” or “Top Country Albums”, the tradition of this All-American Roots music has only changed marginally.


This second “Country & Western” 10-CD-box presents twenty original albums
from the years 1956 to 1958, showing the move away from its folksy origins towards Pop and Rock & Roll. New artists came on the scene regularly, revitalizing and shaping the music, and the 1950s were no exception. From Hank Snow to Johnny Cash via Patsy Cline or Marty Robbins many a star was born during this period – and here are the albums that initiated their rise to fame, including hits like “A Fool Such As I”, “I Walk the Line””, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Cold Cold Heart”, “Foggy Mountain Special”, “A Satisfied Mind”, or “San Antonio Rose”.

Yet another treasure trove of Country & Western hits and discoveries, with still more to come on the next volume of even more “Milestones of Country & Western Legends”.

CD 1
■ SONNY JAMES – SONNY
1. NEAR YOU
(Craig/Goell) 5.43
2. A FOOL SUCH AS I
(Trader) 4.27
3. HEARTACHES
(Hoffman/Klenner) 6.41
4. AGES AND AGES AGO
(Autry/Rose/Whitley) 2.49
5. I´LL NEVER GET OVER YOU
(Tillman) 4.43
6. SECRET OF LOVE
(Fain/Webster) 4.49
7. BEG YOUR PARDON
(Craig/Smith) 6.19
8. JUST OUT OF REACH
(OF MY TWO OPEN ARMS)
(Stewart) 3.52
9. HOW´S THE WORLD TREATING YOU
(Atkins/Bryant) 3.06
10. I FORGOT MORE THAN YOU´LL
EVER KNOW
(Null) 2.58
11. ALMOST
(McAlpin/Toombs) 3.11
12. BECAUSE OF YOU
(Hammerstein/Wilkinson) 2.51


■ JIM REEVES – SINGING DOWN THE LANE
13. ROLY POLY
(Rose) 2.54
14. HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT
I LOVE YOU
(Russell/Wiseman) 2.44
15. BREEZE (BLOW MY BABY BACK TO ME)
(Goodwin/Henley/MacDonald) 3.03
16. WALTZING ON TOP OF THE WORLD
(Courtney/Reeves) 3.00
17. OKLAHOMA HILLS
(Guthrie/Guthrie) 2.50
18. LOVE ME A LITTLE BIT MORE
(Marlowe/Maynard) 2.54
19. TWEEDLE O´TWILL
(Autry/Rose) 2.54
20. EACH TIME YOU LEAVE
(Wiseman) 2.47
21. ICHABOD CRANE
(Reeves) 2.50
22. YOUR OLD LOVE LETTERS
(Bond) 2.54
23. BEYOND THE SHADOW OF A DOUBT
(Daffan/Daffan) 2.54
24. HIGHWAY TO NOWHERE
(Hess) 2.47
TOTAL TIME 75.11

CD 2
■ JOHNNY CASH WITH HIS HOT AND BLUE GUITAR
1. ROCK ISLAND LINE
(Ledbetter) 3.02
2. I HEARD THAT LONESOME WHISTLE
(Williams/Davis) 3.01
3. COUNTRY BOY
(Cash) 4.35
4. IF THE GOOD LORD´S WILLING
(Reed) 2.53
5. CRY, CRY, CRY
(Cash) 2.59
6. REMEMBER ME
(Hamblen) 3.16
7. I WAS THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED
(Davis/Jones) 3.49
8. SO DOGGONE LONESOME
(Cash) 3.06
9. I WALK THE LINE
(Cash) 3.04
10. WRECK OF THE OLD ´97
(Traditional) 2.21
11. FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
(Cash) 2.53
12. DOIN´ MY TIME
(Skinner) 3.26


■ PATSY CLINE
13. THAT WONDERFUL SOMEONE
(Burg) 2.26
14. IN CARE OF THE BLUES
(Miller) 2.35
15. HUNGRY FOR LOVE
(Miller) 4.34
16. TOO MANY SECRETS
(Lile) 2.51
17. DON´T EVER LEAVE ME
(Clarborne/Hensley/Crawford) 2.28
18. AIN´T NO WHEELS ON THIS SHIP
(Chandler/Stevenson) 2.44
19. I CAN´T FORGET
(Stevenson/Belew) 2.54
20. I DON´T WANTA
(Miller/Stevenson/Haddock) 3.40
21. THREE CIGARETTES IN AN ASHTRAY
(Miller/Stevenson) 3.04
22. WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT
(Hecht/Block) 2.50
23. FINGERPRINTS
(Hecht/Fleener) 2.54
24. THEN YOU´LL KNOW
(Lile) 2.47
TOTAL TIME 68.37

CD 3
■ SONNY JAMES – SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN
1. CAN´T GET OVER MISSIN´ YOU
(Pitts/James) 4.15
2. COLD COLD HEART
(Williams) 4.52
3. ONLY ONE HEART TO GIVE
(Hall) 3.51
4. I GOT THE FEELING
(Hall) 4.17
5. ONLY A SHADOW BETWEEN
(Baird/Blaker) 3.20
6. `Til the Last Leaf Should Fall
(Rhodes/James) 4.53
7. I WISH I KNEW
(Pitts/James) 5.53
8. FORGIVE ME
(Ager/Yellen) 3.09
9. I´LL ALWAYS WONDER
(BUT I´LL NEVER KNOW)
(Duff ) 4.49
10. LONESOME
(James) 4.17
11. MY GOD AND I
(James) 3.38
12. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU
(Maupin/Oury) 3.44


■ SONGS BY MARVIN RAINWATER
13. GONNA FIND ME A BLUEBIRD
(Rainwater) 3.00
14. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE
(Rainwater) 3.39
15. DEM LOW DOWN BLUES
(Rainwater) 3.52
16. CAUSE I´M A DREAMER
(Rainwater) 2.33
17. TENNESSEE HOUN´ DOG YODEL
(Rainwater) 4.21
18. WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO
(Rainwater) 2.44
19. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO GO
AND LEAVE ME (LONESOME BLUES)
(Rainwater) 2.54
20. MISTER BLUES
(Rainwater/Gartrell/Davis) 3.40
21. GET OFF THE STOOL
(Rainwater) 3.04
22. (SOMETIMES) I FEEL LIKE LEAVING TOWN
(Rainwater) 2.50
23. TEA BAG ROMEO
(Rainwater) 2.54
24. SO YOU THINK YOU´VE GOT TROUBLES
(Rainwater) 2.47
TOTAL TIME 68.46

CD 4
■ MARTY ROBBINS – THE SONG OF ROBBINS
1. LOVESICK BLUES
(Mills/Friend) 2.33
2. I´M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY
(Williams) 2.45
3. IT´S TOO LATE NOW
(TO WORRY ANYMORE)
(Pope) 2.18
4. ROSE OF OL´ PAWNEE
(Rose) 3.17
5. I NEVER LET YOU CROSS MY MIND
(Rose) 3.00
6. I Hang My Head and Cry
(Autry/Rose/Whitley) 2.16
7. YOU ONLY WANT ME WHEN
YOU´RE LONELY
(Autry/Nelson) 2.31
8. MOANIN´ THE BLUES
(Williams) 1.59
9. I´LL STEP ASIDE
(Bond) 2.16
10. ALL THE WORLD IS LONELY NOW
(Foree) 2.14
11. BOUQUET OF ROSES
(Nelson/Hilliard) 2.17
12. HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY
THAT I LOVE YOU
(Autry/Wiseman) 3.08


■ LESTER FLATT & EARL SCRUGGS – FOGGY MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE
13. FLINT HILL SPECIAL
(Scruggs) 2.02
14. SOME OLD DAY
(Certain/Stacey) 2.29
15. EARL´S BREAKDOWN
(Scruggs) 2.59
16. JIMMIE BROWN THE NEWSBOY
(Carter) Vocals: Lester Flatt 2.41
17. FOGGY MOUNTAIN SPECIAL
(Certain/Stacey) 2.02
18. IT WON´T BE LONG
(Anderson) 2.31
19. SHUCKIN´ THE CORN
(Graves/Certain/Stacey) 2.02
20. BLUE RIDGE CABIN HOME
(Certain/Stacey) 2.55
21. RANDY LYNN RAG
(Scruggs) 2.03
22. YOUR LOVE IS LIKE A FLOWER
(Flatt/Scruggs/Lilly)
Vocals: Lester Flatt & Curly Seekler 2.35
23. FOGGY MOUNTAIN CHIMES
(Scruggs) 2.16
24. REUNION IN HEAVEN (Scruggs)
& The Foggy Mountain Quartet 2.53
TOTAL TIME 60.52

CD 5
■ FARON YOUNG – SWEETHEARTS OR STRANGERS
1. SWEETHEARTS OR STRANGERS
(Davis/Wayne) 4.15
2. YOUR CHEATIN´ HEART
(Williams) 4.52
3. SHAME ON YOU
(Cooley) 3.51
4. I CAN´T TELL MY HEART
(McCullough) 4.17
5. BETTER THINGS THAN THESE
(Hayes/Franks) 3.20
6. YOU CALL EVERYBODY DARLING
(Autry/Rose/Whitley) 4.53
7. I´M A POOR BOY
(Young/Tillis/Peddy) 5.53
8. I CAN´T HELP IT
(Williams) 3.09
9. WORRIED MIND
(Daffan/Davis) 4.49
10. I´LL BE YOURS
(Odon) 4.17
11. THAT´S WHAT IT´S LIKE TO BE LONELY
(Welch) 3.38
12. YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
(Davis/Mitchell) 3.44


■ HANK SNOW – COUNTRY & WESTERN JAMBOREE
13. WEDDING BELLS
(Boone) 3.00
14. LOOSE TALK
(Lucas/Hart) 3.39
15. I ALMOST LOST MY MIND
(Hunter) 3.52
16. SING ME A SONG OF THE ISLANDS
(Gordon/Owens) 2.33
17. MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS
(Gilkyson/Dehr/Miller) 4.21
18. THESE TEARS ARE NOT FOR YOU
(Carson) 2.44
19. SINGING THE BLUES
(Endsley) 2.54
20. MY LIFE WITH YOU
(Hamblen) 3.40
21. POISON LOVE
(Laird) 3.04
22. AMONG MY SOUVENIRS
(Lesley/Nicholls) 2.50
23. BORN TO LOSE
(Brown) 2.54
24. IT´S BEEN SO LONG DARLING
(Tubb) 2.47
TOTAL TIME 68.46

CD 6
■ PORTER WAGONER – SATISFIED MIND
1. A SATISFIED MIND
(Hayes/Rhoads) 4.15
2. MY BONFIRE
(Whatley/Segal) 4.52
3. I LIKE GIRLS
(Coben) 3.51
4. IVORY TOWER
(Fulton/Steele) 4.17
5. COMPANY´S COMIN´
(Mullins) 3.20
6. BORN TO LOSE
(Brown) 4.53
7. MIDNIGHT
(Bryant/Atkins) 5.53
8. THAT´S IT
(Walker/Wagoner) 3.09
9. I GUESS I´M CRAZY
(Fairburn) 4.49
10. I´M STEPPING OUT TONIGHT
(Mooney) 4.17
11. LIVING IN THE PAST
(Ferguson/Ferguson) 3.38
12. TRICKS OF THE TRADE
(Wilson) 3.44


■ CARL SMITH – SMITH´S THE NAME
13. SAN ANTONIO ROSE
(Wills) 3.00
14. TIME CHANGES EVERYTHING
(Duncan) 3.39
15. LOVIN´ IS LIVIN´
(Bryant) 3.52
16. OH NO
(Bryant) 2.33
17. IF I COULD HOLD BACK THE DAWN
(Butler) 4.21
18. THAT´S WHAT YOU THINK
(Johnson/Nunn) 2.44
19. LIVE AND LET LIVE
(Walker/Sullivan) 2.54
20. IF YOU WANT IT, I´VE GOT IT
(Hill) 3.40
21. PLEASE COME BACK HOME
(Inman) 3.04
22. LOOK WHAT THOUGHTS DONE TO ME
(Baine) 2.50
23. THE HOUSE THAT LOVE BUILT
(McAlpin/Smith) 2.54
24. COME BACK TO ME
(James/Skye) 2.47
TOTAL TIME 68.46

CD 7
■ “LITTLE” JIMMY DICKENS – RAISIN´ THE DICKENS
1. TAKE AN OLD COLD TATER AND WAIT
(Bartlett) 4.15
2. COUNTRY BOY
(Bryant/Bryant) 4.52
3. I CAN´T HELP IT
(IF I´M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU)
(Williams) 3.51
4. I´M LITTLE BUT I´M LOUD
(Dickens/Bryant) 4.17
5. WE COULD
(Bryant) 3.20
6. RAISIN´ THE DICKENS
(Emmons) 4.53
7. A-SLEEPIN´ AT THE FOOT OF MY BED
(Wilson/Patrick) 5.53
8. JAMBALAYA
(Williams) 3.09
9. OUT BEHIND THE BARN
(Bryant) 4.49
10. WABASH CANNON BALL
(Carter) 4.17
11. THE TRAMP ON THE STREET
(Cole/Cole) 3.38
12. RED WING
(Mills/Chattaway) 3.44


■ TOMMY COLLINS – WORDS AND MUSIC COUNTRY STYLE
13. ALL OF THE MONKEYS AIN´T IN THE ZOO
(Collins) 3.00
14. HOW DO I SAY GOODBYE
(Collins) 3.39
15. LOVE A ME, S´ÍL VOUS PLAIT
(Collins) 3.52
16. THOSE OLD LOVE LETTERS FROM YOU
(Collins) 2.33
17. A MAN WE ALL OUGHT TO KNOW
(Collins) 4.21
18. THE FEET OF THE TRAVELER
(Collins) 2.44
19. SMOOTH SAILIN´
(Collins) 2.54
20. I´LL ALWAYS SPEAK WELL OF YOU
(Collins) 3.40
21. THINK IT OVER BOYS
(Collins) 3.04
22. I THINK OF YOU YET
(Collins) 2.50
23. ARE YOU READY TO GO
(Collins) 2.54
24. UPON THIS ROCK
(Collins) & Wanda Collins 2.47
TOTAL TIME 68.46

CD 8
■ GEORGE JONES – GRAND OLE OPRY´S NEW STAR
1. WHY BABY WHY
(Jones/Edwards) 4.15
2. SEASONS OF MY HEART
(Jones/Edwards) 4.52
3. IT´S OK
(Jones) 3.51
4. LET HIM KNOW
(Jones) 4.17
5. PLAY IT COOL
(Jones) 3.20
6. HOLD EVERYTHING
(Hayes) 4.53
7. BOAT OF LIFE
(Jones) 5.53
8. YOU GOTTA BE MY BABY
(Jones) 3.09
9. WHAT AM I WORTH
(Jones/Edwards) 4.49
10. YOUR HEART
(Jones/Edwards) 4.17
11. RAGGED BUT RIGHT
(Jones) 3.38
12. YEARNING
(Eddings/Jones) & Jeanette Hicks 3.44
13. STILL HURTIN´
(Jones) 3.00
14. TAGGIN´ ALONG
(Jones/Stephens) 3.39


■ NEW RECORDINGS OF HANK THOMPSONS ALL-TIME HITS
15. HUMPTY DUMPTY HEART
(Thompson) 3.52
16. TODAY
(Thompson) 2.33
17. DON´T FLIRT WITH ME
(Thompson) 4.21
18. THE GRASS LOOKS GREENER
(Thompson) 2.44
19. MY FRONT DOOR IS OPEN
(Thompson) 2.54
20. STANDING ON THE OUTSIDE
(Thompson) 3.40
21. WHOA SAILOR
(Thompson) 3.04
22. TOMORROW NIGHT
(Thompson) 2.50
23. SWING WIDE YOUR GATE OF LOVE
(Thompson) 2.54
24. I FIND YOU CHEATIN´ ON ME
(Thompson) 2.47
25. YOU REMEMBERED ME
(Thompson) 2.54
26. I´LL BE YOUR SWEETHEART FOR A DAY
(Thompson) 2.47
TOTAL TIME 68.46

CD 9
■ THE FABULOUS JOHNNY CASH
1. RUN SOFTLY BLUE RIVER
(Cash) 4.15
2. FRANKIE´S MAN JOHNNY
(Traditional) 4.52
3. THAT´S ALL OVER
(Glasser) 3.51
4. THE TROUBADOR
(Walker) 4.17
5. ONE MORE RIDE
(Nolan) 3.20
6. THAT´S ENOUGH
(Coates) 4.53
7. I STILL MISS SOMEONE
(Cash/Cash) 5.53
8. DON´T TAKE YOUR GUNS TO TOWN
(Cash) 3.09
9. I´D RATHER DIE YOUNG
(Smith/Vaughn/Wood) 4.49
10. PICKIN´ TIME
(Cash) 4.17
11.SHEPHERD OF MY HEART
(Carson) 3.38
12. SUPPER TIME
(Stanphill) 3.44


■ SKEETS MCDONALD – GOIN´ STEADY WITH THE BLUES
13. GOIN´ STEADY WITH THE BLUES
(Howard) 3.00
14. GONE AND LEFT ME BLUES
(Bond/Wakely) 3.39
15. YARD AND A HALF OF BLUES
(McDonald) 3.52
16. YOU´RE THERE
(Rose) 2.33
17. HAWAIIAN SEA BREEZE
(McDonald) 4.21
18. TOMORROW NEVER COMES
(Tubb/Bond) 2.44
19. BLUES IN MY MIND
(Rose) 2.54
20. MY ROOM IS CROWDED
(McDonald) 3.40
21. I´LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE
(Mann/Burns/Thurston/Bernard) 3.04
22. LOST HIGHWAY
(Payne) 2.50
23. I´M SORRY NOW
(Johnson) 2.54
24. FORT WORTH JAIL
(Reinhart) 2.47
TOTAL TIME 68.46

CD 10
■ SONNY JAMES – HONEY
1. HONEY
(Simons/Gillespie/Whiting) 4.15
2. OVER SOMEBODY ELSE´S SHOULDER
(Sherman/Lewis) 4.52
3. YOU, YOU, YOU
(Olias/Mellin) 3.51
4. THAT´S HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, BABY
(Arnold/Fowler/Hall) 4.17
5. HONEST AND TRULY
(Rose) 3.20
6. SWEETHEART
(Sherman/Lewis) 4.53
7. ´DEED I DO
(Rose/Hirsch) 5.53
8. YOU´RE A SWEETHEART
(McHugh/Adamson) 3.09
9. IF I HAD A TALKING PICTURE OF YOU
(Henderson/Brown/DeSylva) 4.49
10. MOMENTS TO REMEMBER
(Allen/Stillman) 4.17
11.I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS
(Tillman) 3.38
12. GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART
(Campbell/Conelly/Noble/Vallee) 3.44


■ JOHNNY CASH SINGS THE SONGS THAT MADE HIM FAMOUS
13. BALLAD OF A TEENAGE QUEEN
(Clement) 3.00
14. THERE YOU GO
(Cash) 3.39
15. I WALK THE LINE
(Cash) 3.52
16. DON´T MAKE ME GO
(Cash) 2.33
17. GUESS THINGS HAPPENED THAT WAY
(Clement) 4.21
18. TRAIN OF LOVE
(Cash) 2.44
19. THE WAYS OF A WOMAN IN LOVE
(Rich/Justis) 2.54
20. NEXT IN LINE
(Cash) 3.40
21. YOU´RE THE NEAREST THING TO HEAVEN
(Cash/Johnson/Atkins) 3.04
22. I CAN´T HELP IT
(Williams) 2.50
23. HOME OF THE BLUES
(Cash/Douglas/McAlpin) 2.54
24. BIG RIVER
(Cash) 2.47
TOTAL TIME 68.46