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Title Classic country music [sound recording] : a Smithsonian collection / [selected and annotated by] Bill Malone.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Collection of Recordings, [1990]


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 Highland CC Audio CD - HCCY-13  CD 851    AVAILABLE
Description 4 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 volume (84 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm)
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CD audio
Performer Various performers.
Note Title from disc labels.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-80) and index.
Compact disc.
Contents (Disc 1) Soldier's joy / Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers -- Jordan is a hard road to travel / Uncle Dave Macon and His Fruit Jar Drinkers -- Barbara Allen / Bradley Kincaid -- The prisoner's song / Vernon Dalhart -- Wildwood flower / Carter Family -- Waiting for a train / Jimmie Rodgers -- Blue yodel no. 8 (Muleskinner blues) / Jimmie Rodgers -- Ragged but right / Riley Puckett -- Can the circle be unbroken (bye and bye) / Carter Family -- Silver haired daddy of mine / Gene Autry and Jimmy Long -- Just because / Shelton Brothers -- St. Louis blues / Milton Brown and His Brownies -- My Mary / W. Lee O'Daniel and His Light Crust Doughboys with Leon Huff -- Great speckled bird / Roy Acuff and His Crazy Tennesseans -- Under the double eagle / Bill Boyd and His Cowboy Ramblers -- I want to be a cowboy's sweetheart / Patsy Montana and the Prarie Ramblers -- South of the border (down Mexico way) / Gene Autry -- Tumbling tumbleweeds / Sons of the Pioneers -- Cool water / Sons of the Pioneers -- Rye whiskey / Tex Ritter -- Steel guitar rag / Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys -- New San Antonio Rose / Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys -- Walking the floor over you / Ernest Tubb -- Born to lose / Ted Daffan's Texans -- You are my sunshine / Jimmie Davis.
(Disc 2) Pistol packin' mama / Al Dexter and His Troopers -- There's a star spangled banner waving somewhere / Elton Britt -- The cattle call / Eddy Arnold -- Wabash cannon ball / Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys -- Kentucky / Blue Sky Boys -- New pretty blonde (New jole blon) / Moon Mullican and His Showboys -- Philadelphia lawyer / Maddox Brothers and Rose -- I am a pilgrim / Merle Travis -- It's mighty dark to travel / Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys -- The tramp on the street / Molly O'Day with the Cumberland Mountain Folks -- I'm moving on / Hank Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys -- Take an old cold tater (and wait) / Jimmy Dickens -- Randy Lynn rag / Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs with the Foggy Mountain Boys -- Slipping around / Floyd Tillman -- Peace in the valley / Red Foley -- Lovesick blues / Hank Williams -- Your cheating heart / Hank Williams -- I love you a thousand ways / Lefty Frizzell -- The wild side of life / Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys -- It wasn't God who made honky tonk angels / Kitty Wells -- Slowly / Webb Pierce -- Country gentleman / Chet Atkins -- I really don't want to know / Eddy Arnold -- Sixteen tons / Tennessee Ernie Ford -- Blue moon of Kentucky / Elvis Presley -- Bye bye love / Everly Brothers.
(Disc 3) You win again / Jerry Lee Lewis -- Young love / Sonny James -- I walk the line / Johnny Cash -- Crazy arms / Ray Price -- He'll have to go / Jim Reeves -- Faded love / Patsy Cline -- The battle of New Orleans / Johnny Horton -- El Paso / Marty Robbins -- Big bad John / Jimmy Dean -- When I stop dreaming / Louvin Brothers -- Detroit City / Bobby Bare -- We must have been out of our minds / George Jones and Melba Montgomery -- Excuse me (I think I've got a heartache) / Buck Owens -- Hello walls / Faron Young -- Ode to Billie Joe / Bobbie Gentry -- King of the road / Roger Miller -- Green, green, grass of home / Porter Wagoner -- Funny how time slips away / Willie Nelson -- Gentle on my mind / Glen Campbell -- Rocky top / Osborne Brothers -- Coal miner's daughter / Loretta Lynn -- Coat of many colors / Dolly Parton -- Folsom Prison blues / Johnny Cash -- Stand by your man / Tammy Wynette -- Homecoming / Tom T. Hall -- Is anybody goin' to San Antone? / Charley Pride.
(Disc 4) For the good times / Ray Price -- Sin city / Flying Burrito Brothers -- After the fire is gone / Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty -- I never go around mirrors (I've got a heartache to hide) / Lefty Frizzell -- Why me, Lord / Kris Kristofferson -- The grand tour / George Jones -- Love hurts / Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris -- Bob Wills is still the king / Waylon Jennings -- Who'll turn out the lights (in your world tonight) / Ronnie Milsap -- Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys / Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings -- Til I gain control again / Rodney Crowell -- Beneath still waters / Emmylou Harris -- The devil went down to Georgia / Chalie Daniels Band -- He stopped loving her today / George Jones -- Old flame / Alabama -- Forty hour week (for a livin') / Alabama -- A country boy can survive / Hank Williams, Jr. -- Don't get above your raising / Ricky Skaggs -- Honky tonk man / Dwight Yoakam -- Kids of the baby boom / Bellamy Brothers -- 9 to 5 / Dolly Parton -- Grandpa (tell me 'bout the good old days) / The Judds.
Summary The recordings are intended to be both historically representative and aesthetically appealing. The companion booklet contains "American Country Music: a brief history" by Bill C. Malone, who also compiled the recordings for this collection. Notes on each selection, with details about where and when the recordings were made and brief biographical information about the performers, follows the historical narrative. The booklet includes black and white photographs of many of the artists, and concludes with a bibliography and index.
Subject Bluegrass music -- Songs and music -- History and criticism -- Popular works.
Country music -- Songs and music -- History and criticism -- Popular works.
Folk music -- United States -- Songs and music -- History and criticism -- Popular works.
Genre/Form Bluegrass music.
Country music.
Folk music.
Added Author Malone, Bill C., author, compiler.
Tanner, Gid, performer.
Macon, Uncle Dave, 1870-1952, performer.
Kincaid, Bradley, performer.
Dalhart, Vernon, 1883-1948, performer.
Rodgers, Jimmie, 1897-1933, performer.
Puckett, Riley, 1894-1946, performer.
Autry, Gene, 1907-1998, performer.
Long, Jimmy (Vocalist), performer.
Brown, Milton, performer.
O'Daniel, W. Lee (Wilbert Lee), 1890-1969, performer.
Huff, Leon, performer.
Acuff, Roy, performer.
Boyd, Bill, 1910-1977, performer.
Montana, Patsy, performer.
Ritter, Tex, performer.
Wills, Bob, 1905-1975, performer.
Tubb, Ernest, 1914-1984, performer.
Davis, Jimmie, 1899-2000, performer.
Dexter, Al, performer.
Britt, Elton, 1917-1972, performer.
Arnold, Eddy, 1918-2008, performer.
Mullican, Moon, 1909-1967, performer.
Travis, Merle, performer.
Monroe, Bill, 1911-1996, performer.
O'Day, Molly, 1923-1987, performer.
Snow, Hank, performer.
Dickens, Little Jimmy, 1920-2015, performer.
Flatt, Lester, performer.
Scruggs, Earl, performer.
Tillman, Floyd, performer.
Foley, Red, 1910-1968, performer.
Williams, Hank, 1923-1953, performer.
Frizzell, Lefty, 1928-1975, performer.
Thompson, Hank, performer.
Wells, Kitty, publisher.
Pierce, Webb, 1921-1991, performer.
Atkins, Chet, performer.
Ford, Tennessee Ernie, 1919-1991, performer.
Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977, performer.
Lewis, Jerry Lee, performer.
James, Sonny, performer.
Cash, Johnny, performer.
Price, Ray, 1926-2013, performer.
Reeves, Jim, performer.
Cline, Patsy, 1932-1963, performer.
Horton, Johnny, performer.
Robbins, Marty, performer.
Dean, Jimmy, performer.
Bare, Bobby, performer.
Jones, George, 1931-2013, performer.
Montgomery, Melba, performer.
Owens, Buck, 1929-2006, performer.
Young, Faron, performer.
Gentry, Bobbie, performer.
Miller, Roger, 1936-1992, performer.
Wagoner, Porter, performer.
Nelson, Willie, 1933- performer.
Campbell, Glen, 1936-2017, performer.
Lynn, Loretta, performer.
Parton, Dolly, performer.
Wynette, Tammy, performer.
Hall, Tom T., performer.
Pride, Charley, performer.
Twitty, Conway, performer.
Kristofferson, Kris, performer.
Parsons, Gram, 1946-1973, performer.
Harris, Emmylou, performer.
Jennings, Waylon, performer.
Milsap, Ronnie, performer.
Crowell, Rodney, performer.
Williams, Hank, Jr., 1949- performer.
Skaggs, Ricky, performer.
Yoakam, Dwight, performer.
Carter Family (Musical group), performer.
Shelton Brothers, performer.
Sons of the Pioneers, performer.
Texans (Musical group : Ted Daffan), performer.
Blue Sky Boys, performer.
Maddox Brothers & Rose, performer.
Cumberland Mountain Folks, performer.
Foggy Mountain Boys, performer.
Everly Brothers, performer.
Louvin Brothers, performer.
Osborne Brothers, performer.
Flying Burrito Bros., performer.
Charlie Daniels Band, performer.
Alabama (Musical group), performer.
Bellamy Brothers, performer.
Judds (Musical group), performer.
Smithsonian Collection of Recordings (Organization), publisher.
Music No. RD 042-1--RD 042-4 Smithsonian Collection of Recordings

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